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Campbell 911 funding tied to property taxes By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — Campbell County has switched the funding of 911 dispatchers from a phone bill fee to an add-on to property taxes starting in November. Campbell County Fiscal Court approved the change by a 3-1 vote at the Wednesday, Aug. 7, meeting. Commissioner Ken Rechtin said he was voting no because the county was missing an opportunity to renegotiate the 2001 agreement merging the Fort Thomas, Newport and county dispatch centers.

The 911 fee ordinance eliminates a $3 monthly fee per landline telephone, and replaced it with a $45 annual fee for property owners per occupied resitdential unit or commercial unit. Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine said in a June 20 article in Thtodaye Campbell County Recorder the decrease in the number of landlines will result in a $500,000 annual operating loss for the dispatch center by 2015 if no changes are made. Prior to the vote, Charles Tassell, a representative of the Magnus Sieverding, 11, front, covers his face as Ben Morrison, 11, splashes him at a Highland United Methodist Church pool party for junior high students in Fort Thomas Aug. 7. The first day for students at Fort Thomas Independent Schools is Tuesday, Aug. 20.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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County seeks portable police radio fix By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — A narrower band width for police radio frequencies imposed by the federal government has Campbell County working to fix small zones where dispatchers can’t hear hand-held radios. The Federal Communications Commission requires all public safety and business mobile radio systems to switch to a different radio band width in a process known as narrowbanding, according to the FCC website. The issue is not with radios in police cruisers, which work everywhere, but with handheld radios, said Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Center Director Dale Edmond-


son. In the tiny pockets of areas where there are difficulties, police officers can hear dispatchers, but dispatchers can’t hear the officer, Edmondson said. “There will always be spots that portable radios are not going to work,” he said. Because of the hilly geography, southern Campbell County is where many of these areas are, but they are spread out all over the county, Edmondson said. “Some are in urban and populated areas,” he said. Low spots in valleys and interiors of certain buildings often pose problems for handheld radios, and the issue is similar to zones where cell

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Newport, was created by merging the two cities and the county’s dispatch centers in 2001. Since 2001 the number of landlines the dispatch center receives funds from has dropped from 45,000 to 28,000, Rechtin said. Money from the county’s general fund has been covering a decline in revenue for the dispatch center, Rechtin said. “Over that time this county has put in $3.3 million to backstop this,” he said. Commissioner Brian Painter said right now the county is spending $260,000 annual to support the dispatch center out of the general fund. Painter said he has been examining the dispatch center’s costs and revenues closely. “It’s running on a pretty slim nickel,” Painter said.


ministrator Robert Horine said Edmondson has been successful in obtaining Homeland Security funds in the past because the grants are intended for emergency dispatching. If the grant money isn’t available, then Edmondson and the dispatch’s board will have to take money out of reserves to make the needed technology upgrades, Horine said. It’s important to maintain the systems to allow police to be safe while responding, he said. “Dale’s doing his job to make sure we have a fully functional system,” Horine said.

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phone utility bill. Judge-executive Steve Pendery said the county’s ordinance does things like charge any single commercial unit one $45 annual fee even if it is a large retail store because coming up with a way to measure what to charge is fair is difficult. “There is no perfect solution,” Pendery said. “There are only less flawed solutions to look at.” Pendey said the dispatch center has had a flat budget for years, and has almost depleted reserves meant to purchase new radio equipment. Rechtin said the county was missing an opportunity to renegotiate the interlocal agreement the county has with the cities of Fort Thomas and Newport to pay for the dispatch center. The Campbell Consolidated Dispatch Center, located in

phones don’t work, Edmondson said. “Unfortunately, when we narrowband it just makes it worse,” he said. “It just increased the number of pockets.” To enhance police radio service in southern Campbell County, Fiscal Court endorsed an application to the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for a $104,000 federal grant. “It is just something that has to be fixed one way or another,” Edmondson said. Campbell County Ad-

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Highlands grad brings cabaret to Fort Thomas coffee shop By Chris Mayhew

FORT THOMAS — For a night, Max Colvill brought his own version of a New York City cabaret night back to his hometown. Colvill, 18, and 15 other drama students in either college or high school, sang 22 different Broadway songs live at Fort Thomas Coffee Aug. 7. Colvill is preparing to begin theater classes at Columbia College in Chicago after spending his freshman year studying without a major at Pace University in New York City. A 2012 graduate of Highlands High School, Colvill said he wanted to bring to Fot Thoman experiences he had in New York.

“There’s a lot of stuff that happens in New York around cabarets,” he said. “There’s always shows at popular cabaret places like Joe’s Pub and like 54 Below and all these places around New York.” The singers for the Aug. 7 Fort Thomas cabaret included fellow drama students from Northern Kentucky University, Highlands High School, Walton-Verona High School and Anderson High School, he said. Colvill said he was performing a duet from the musical “Dogfight” and a duet from the musical “Spring Awakening” and the song “Who I’d Be” from “Shreck the Musical.” Holly Moss, 17, of Taylor Mill, a senior at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, was among a

Max Colvill, 18, of Fort Thomas, starts a round of applause Aug. 7 as he introduces the first of 16 local high school and college student singers during a cabaret night he organized at Fort Thomas Coffee.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

group of friends to snag an empty table before a standing room only crowd lined the coffee shop’s walls. Moss said it was her final chance to see her friend Aaron Schilling of Fort Wright perform a song before he leaves for college. Moss said Schilling was performing “Proud of you boy” from

“Aladdin” with Sean Fanning, another friend. They are all participants in the Commonwealth Artists Summer Theatre in Fort Thomas. Olivia Ulmer, 16, of Fort Thomas, came to the cabaret night with friends to see a friend. “I’m really exited to see Hannah Laskey and Carly Weaver,” Ulmer

Golf outing to benefit CASA for Children

COVINGTON — Swing for a cause Friday, Aug. 16, at a golf outing benefiting the Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties’ Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children. Registration is 8 a.m. and shotgun start is 9 a.m. at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club, 450 E. 43rd St., Covington. “This is an important event because we’re trying to raise funds so we can recruit more volunteers so that every child in the system will have an advocate,” CASA of Boone County Executive Director Colleen Bohman said. This is the 13th year that CASA of Boone County has held the golf outing. Bohman said they wanted to team up with CASA of Kenton and Campbell counties this year because the two groups share the same mission. The Northern Kentucky groups are part of


the National CASA Association. Started in 1977, CASA is a network of 933 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. The volunteers are appointed by judges. Stacy Meyers, a former advocate, and current mentor and board member for the Kenton and Campbell program, said the advocates are “the voice of the child.” “So often these kids get lost in the system,” she said. “Attorneys come and go. There’s not a consistent person in their lives. The advocates develop a relationship with the child and looks out for their best interest. If a child has even one person in their corner, then that’s a huge accomplishment.” Meyers said she’s excited that the Northern Kentucky CASAs are coming together for this joint effort. For $125 golfers are of-

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said. “They’re doing ‘Take Me or Leave Me from Rent.’ They’re going to be really great.” Rachel Zimmerman, 14, of Fort Thomas, sang the first song at the cabaret night – “The Wizard and I” from “Wicked.” “It’s just like a great time for a bunch of amazing singers to come together and perform,” Zimmerman said of the cabaret night. Fort Thomas Coffee is celebrating its one year anniversary in August, and has hosted art openings, musicians and performances by former residents, said David Valentine, who owns the shop with his wife Lori. “The reason why we really created this space was for coffee and creativity,” David Valentine said.

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FORT THOMAS — The Masonic lodge will serve a country breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. The Fort Thomas Masonic Lodge No. 808 F&AM, where breakfast will be served, at 37 N. Fort Thomas Ave. Breakfasts will include eggs, bacon, Spam, sausage, goetta, biscuits and gravy, grits, potatoes, toast, waffles or pancakes with toppings including strawberry, blueberry and whipped cream. No reservations are needed.

Retirement next case for Alexandria’s Trapnell By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — The police department here has one fewer Marine on staff with the retirement of investigator Howard Trapnell. Trapnell received congratulations and wellwishes from visitors including judges and officers from other departments during a retirement celebration Friday, Aug. 9. Trapnell said he spent 40 of his 46 years in law enforcement working as an investigator.

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He has spent the last eight years working for Alexandria after serving as a military investigator. Trapnell has previously served as a special agent and chief investigator for several field offices in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has also conducted criminal investigations as a special agent for the Office of Inspector General of Veteran Affairs. Trapnell said it was time, at age 69, to give younger investigators in the department a chance to work on their own now. Part of his plan is to see some of the country in an RV, he said. “It’s still fun,” Trapnell said. “I’m going to miss it.” Trapnell said he still intends to volunteer for the police department and provide polygraph assistance. “I did all the polygraph examinations, and not just around here, but for many area (police) agencies,” he said. Trapnell said it takes a year of training to operate

Alexandria Police Department investigator Howard Trapnell and Campbell District Court Judge Karen A. Thomas talk and laugh during the investigator’s retirement send off inside police headquarters Aug. 9 2013. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

a polygraph, so not many people are qualified to do that work. Thefts, homicides, kidnapping, sexual assault and financial fraud are among the various types of cases he has investigated. A misconception is police investigators are responsible for punishing criminals, he said. “I just determine what happened,” Trapnell said. If a person was falsely accused of something, Trapnell said he did his best to get them cleared.

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Trapnell said Alexandria has had good programs he has been involved with including a citizens police academy and a crime scene investigation class for residents. The first case he ever worked involved investigating a rock thrown into a vending machine so someone could take a single 75 cent sandwich, he said. He’s advanced on to bigger cases since then, Trapnell said. “He was involved in the first case in Campbell County to convict someone on DNA evidence,” said Alexandria Police Chief Mike Ward. Ward said Trapnell will be missed, but because of his professionalism and willingness to mentor people there are now four officers certified in forensics in the department. “There are a lot of officers who have gained a wealth of knowledge in investigation from Howard,” Ward said. “He basically trained them.” Campbell District Court Judge Karen A. Thomas said Trapnell is a good investigator who always has everything done, correct and ready to present. “He has the answers to all the questions I might ask at all times, but the great thing about Howard is that he loves the people of Alexandria,” Thomas said. “And he loves working with the programs that the Alexandria police chief and department have.” Thomas said she has also been able to work with Trapnell on some citizens on patrol programs he has handled and he “mesmerizes them” as a great instructor. “It’s been my pleasure to work with him over the years,” she said.

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Sarah Thurnauer (left) and Josh Green watch as their balloons race down a string track while testing Newton's law of motion during the Fort Thomas Summer Enrichment Program's Mythbusters camp. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER


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a week-long Mythbusters camp, students got a chance to do experiments to determine if things were myths or facts. The camp, part of Fort Thomas’s Summer Enrichment Program, was for incoming third- and fourth-graders.

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The following students made the dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the spring semester. Alexandria: Patricia Renae Bode, senior, Bishop Brossart High School graduate majoring in elementary education teaching; Megan Nichole Borth, senior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in middle-grade education; Andrew W. Hogg, senior, Russell High School graduate majoring in health sciences; Tyler Joseph Hubbard, junior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in aviation; Krista Marie Kennedy, junior, majoring in recreation and park administration; Tori Marie Lyle, sophomore, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in business; Brittany Ann Wagner of Alexandria, senior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in communication studies; and Jessica Bailey White, junior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in family and consumer science teaching. California: Samantha Mary Hartman, senior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in psychology Cold Spring: Christopher William Calhoun, junior, Newport Central Catholic High School graduate majoring in broadcasting and electronic media Fort Thomas: Abby Rose Caudill, junior, Newport Central Catholic High School graduate majoring in broadcasting and electronic media; Danielle Marie Hagedorn, senior, Newport Central Catholic High School graduate majoring in athletic training; Joshua David Lang, senior, Highlands High School graduate majoring in political science; Parker Martin Malloy, sophomore, Highlands High School graduate majoring in fire protection administration; Bethany Lynn Metzner, junior, majoring in music; Bennett M. Parker, junior, Highlands High School graduate majoring in political science; Katherine Rose Rey-

nolds, senior, Highlands High School graduate majoring in elementary education; Sarah Parker Schklar, sophomore, Highlands High School graduate majoring in middle grade education; Sarah Mackenzie Schmitz, sophomore, majoring in criminal justice; Jenna Christine Theisen, junior, Highlands High School graduate majoring in criminal justice; Emily Rose Tucker, junior, Highlands High School graduate majoring in social work; Courtney Lynn Weinel, senior, Highlands High School graduate majoring in special education; and Haley Elise Yeager, sophomore, Highlands High School graduate majoring in management. Highland Heights: Logan Gregory Hardt, junior, Newport Central Catholic High School graduate majoring in criminal justice; Delaney Davis Hollingsworth, sophomore, Newport Central Catholic High School graduate majoring in prenursing; and Ashley Nicole Loudermilk, junior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in mathematics teaching Newport: Kyle Daniel Dorriere, junior, Bishop Brossart High School graduate majoring in French; and Sarah Beth Kaufman, senior, Bishop Brossart High School graduate majoring in broadcasting and electronic media Southgate: Brennan Robert Daunt, junior, Newport Central Catholic High School graduate majoring in history; and Adam C. Reis, senior, majoring in construction management Wilder: Joseph Alford Vance, senior, Campbell County High School graduate majoring in fire protection administration To achieve dean’s list honors at EKU, students attempting 14 or more credit hours must earn a 3.5 grade-point average; students attempting 13 credit hours must earn a 3.65 GPA; and students attempting 12 credit hours must earn a 3.75 GPA.

COVINGTON LATIN HONOR ROLL The following students made the honor roll for second quarter at Covington Latin:

First honors

Tristan Britt, Elisa Hernandez, Jessica Wooldredge, Benjamin Baarlaer, Logan Baarlaer, Geoffrey Cochran, Justin Deters, Margaret Jett, Melissa Becker, Claire Kaelin, Mya Desai, Anna Matchinga, Berkeley Creager, David Brockhoff, Jack Flesch, Alexis Krumpelman, Gabrielle Kumpelman, Noah Baioni, Katherine Meyer, Isaac Li, Sarah Wells, Rachel Zalla, Mitchell Blewett, Kennedy McGuire, Alexa Mitchell, Robert Case, Brooke Robinson, Michelle Bitter, Isabel Eliassen, Matthew Le, Peter Rodgers, Jacob Sutler, Nicholas Zalla, Sara Lee, Emma Gripshover, Emily Banks, Evana Dias, Kara Kanter, Maria Pope, James Stebbins, Grace Thomas, Daniel Zalla, Elizabeth Zalla, Katherine Bischoff, Sam Bohman, Alexandra Mitchell, Peyton Steinau, Danielle Thaxton, Carolyn Brueggemann, Carter Codell, Jason Grout, Angela Warning, Jared Burton, River Carpenter, Chinglin Chan, Gabrielle Cottingham, Elizabeth Davis, Emily Isrealson, Kathryn Minzner, Lilia Traut, Grace Bradtmueller, Hallie Fogarty, Catherine Meadows, Alayna Ross, Christina Binkowski, Michael Chang, Ryan Divine, Julia Harrison, Karah Knotts, Gretchen Mueller, Hannah Mueller, Natasha Lee Rodriguez, Georgia Shehan, Carolina Wetherall, Madeline Jensen, and Elisabeth Logan.

Second honors

Ashley Fusting, Michael Haas, Samantha Hamilton, Bridgette Hildreth, Natalie Kyle, Ashley Parton, Taylor Parton, Kendall Smith, Jacob Woodlredge, Cole Gatman, Nicholas Pilcher, Alexa Trapp, Michael Wilmhoff, Maura Baker, Braden Benzinger, Alex Gerwe, Marcy Livers, Eli Terry, Claire Gerhardt, Madeline Paganetto, Kaikou Uchiyama, Sophie Zalewski, Caroline Cain, David Darpel, Andrea Halenkamp, Brendan Connelly, Alexander Bitter, Anna Dressman, Madison Light, Tyler Schreiver, Victor Villacis, Krista Borchers, Emma Ganshirt, Jack Johnson, Alexis Bosley, Luke Hackman, Alexandra Trunnell, Sara Combs, James Macke, Jamie Adams, Devon Artmeier, Jude Noel, Benjamin Simmons, Matthew Moellman, Joshua Frommeyer, Adam Green, Kaleigh Howland, Neil Li, Mikaela Perez, Leigh Anne Turner, Regan Wakefield, Dylan Damico, Caroline Duchette, Cathryn Duchette, Michael Elmlinger, Emily Goodner, Alexander Green, Daniel James, Caitlin Lancaster, Zachary Lancaster, Kyle Webb, Katherine Wiedeman, Paul Wintring, Ceilidh Ahearn, Marcus Becker, Dorien Clark, Anna Raker, Amy Enzweiler, Nicholas Grosser, Matthew Richter, Marcus Villareal, Evan Divine, Emma Foster, William Foster, Jared Kerth, Noah Keyser, Brandon Kohlman, Eric Latz, Emily Noel, Emily Bosch, Brigid Dunn, Clare Dunn, Jacob Gross, Harrison Corp, Michaela Powers, Mindy Reutter, Matthew Waters, and Dimitri Hubenka.


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County girls teams shoot for big goals By James Weber

CAMPBELL COUNTY — Girls soccer teams in the county have plenty of goals on their minds as they start their regular seasons Aug. 19. Here is a look at local teams based on information submitted by coaches:


The Tigers are coached by Sarah Graff. The team did not submit a preview form.

Bishop Brossart

Highlands senior Cole Davis-Roberts sends a ball down field last year.FILE PHOTO

Campbell boys soccer teams hit the pitch By James Weber

CAMPBELL COUNTY — Soccer pitches around Northern Kentucky will reach fever pitch when regular-season games begin Aug. 19. Here is a look at Campbell County area teams based on information coaches submitted.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs had a strong 2012, going 21-2-1, winning the 37th District championship and falling in the 10th Region quarterfinals. Brossart plays at Scott County Aug. 27 and 29 and hosts Scott Sept. 3. The team did not submit a preview form.

Campbell County

Deron Hitch enters his second year as head coach still searching for his first win as the Camels battled through youth

and inexperience in 2012. Hitch expects a much-improved Campbell County team that is bigger, stronger and faster than the team that took its lumps last year. Leading that experience is returning starters Oliver Rice, Andrew Szovati, Zachary Schneider, Conner Case, Andrew Kramer, James Wilbers, Jacob Anderson and Michael Dumaine. Other players to watch start with Andrew Phelps and Colton Gearhart.


The Bluebirds, coached by Matthew Winkler, went 10-9-2 last season and were 36th District runner-up. He has a talented team coming back, led by returning starters Chris Garbig, Cole Davis-Roberts, Nick Breslin, Alex Shepherd, Jimmy Penrod and Jovid Llerena. Newcomers to watch start

with Dakota Tate and Devin Dupont. Highlands hosts Newport Central Catholic to open the season Aug. 20.

Newport Central Catholic

The Thoroughbreds went 79-5 last year but after getting two key seniors back from injury late in season, they went on a run to win the 36th District and advanced to the Ninth Region final. Returning starters are Jacob Hensley (junior), Ben Tierny (senior), Connor Hanneken (senior) and Matt Tolle (senior). Others to watch start with Pat Louis, Noah Connolly and Evan Brannon. Third-year head coach Mike McDonald is anticipating what he calls the hardest schedule in team history. NCC starts the season at Highlands Aug. 20.

The Mustangs have even more ambitious goals after an outstanding 2012 season in which they went 18-6-1, winning the 37th District and 10th Region along the way. They tied for first in defense, setting the school record for fewest goals allowed in a season. “Our minimum goal this year is to advance beyond semi-state, beating the winner of the Ninth Region,” said third-year head coach Brad Gough. “We have the talent and experience to challenge for the state title.” Keeping those sterling defensive numbers will be a priority this fall with three new starters on the back line. The offense projects to be fast and dynamic, according to Gough, who expects a lot of goals in the Brossart ledger. Brossart, which has eight seniors on the roster, posts six returning starters overall, including Sam Cetrulo, Megan Dierig, Cori Ziegler, Abby Stadtmiller, Morgan Verst and Madison Linebach. Olivia Nienaber is the top player to watch. Brossart has a tough test at the start, playing at Clark County Aug. 19 and hosting St. Henry Aug. 21.

Campbell County

The Camels have a lot to look forward to after going 149-2 last season and falling in the 10th Region championship game in penalty kicks to rival Bishop Brossart. Dave Morris, who returns for his seventh year as head coach in Alexandria with a 6736-18 record, said the team has

Sam Bunzel of Newport Central Catholic, left, is one of NCC’s top players. She was the team’s top scorer last year. FILE PHOTO

the best overall depth in its history, thanks to a strong sophomore class. Team strengths also include speed up front and strong goalkeeping and defense in the middle. Leading veteran returners, senior midfielder Lauren Macke was first-team all-region and honorable mention all-state after scoring 20 goals a year ago. She is a college prospect to play at the next level. Senior forward Natalie Visse was second-team all-region after scoring 11 goals. In the back line, junior goalkeeper Bryanna Schroers was third-team all-region. Senior Brandi Rice returns at stopper and sophomore Holly Schwarber returns as the sweeper.


Melissa Hawkins returns for her fourth season as head coach. She returns four starters in Nicole Schowalter, Heather Schowalter, Maranda Walling and Morgan Tucker. Top newcomers to watch are Priscilla Michaels and Marquelle Spencer. Dayton has eight seniors overall to build around. Dayton’s first regular See GIRLS, Page A8

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Boys golf » Newport Central Catholic beat Bishop Brossart 157-182 Aug. 7. Matt Striegel was NCC medalist with a 37.

Thomas More Notes

» The Thomas More College football team was picked second in the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason poll. The Saints, led by seventhyear head coach Jim Hilvert, earned 10 of 36 total first-place votes and 248 total points in the conference poll to finish behind first place Washington & Jefferson College (271). W&J and Thomas More were followed by Waynesburg University (233), Grove City College (159), Bethany College and Geneva College (138), Westminster College (107), Thiel College (106) and Saint Vincent (40). A season ago, Thomas More finished with a 7-3 overall rec-

ord and a 6-2 record in the PAC. The Saints dropped three of their first four games, but closed out the season on a six game-winning streak. During the winning streak, Thomas More outscored its opponents by an average of 39.2 points per game to 8.8 points per game, including a 75-6 win over acrossthe-river rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph, in Bridge Bowl XVII. The Saints open the 2013 season on Sept. 7 when they travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play Capital University.

NKU Notes

» The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team is picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches poll. Florida Gulf Coast University was chosen as the favorite to win the conference with 95 total points and collected five first-place

votes. Jacksonville was selected to finish second, while East Tennessee State and Mercer tied for third. “The Atlantic Sun is an outstanding league for women’s soccer,” NKU head coach Bob Sheehan said. “As we enter our second year of Division I reclassification, we are looking for our student-athletes to continue to develop both individually and as a team.” NKU finished its inaugural NCAA Division I season 6-11 overall and 3-6 in the A-Sun on the way to a seventh place finish in the conference. Senior Megan Frye earned second team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors after leading the Norse in goals (6) and total points (15) last season. The Norse open the regular-season Aug. 23 against Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa.

Football » Beechwood will honor its 1984 Beechwood state football championship team, coaches and cheerleaders this season. This is going to take place on Friday, Sept. 6, during the Beechwood vs. Dixie football game at Beechwood. A reception and tour of the school will be at 5 p.m. and the game will follow at 7:30 p.m. Contact Athletic Director Suzy Wera at for more details or with contact information for team members.

Freedom Trail

» Freedom starter Dan Osterbrock (1-1) turned in the first nine-inning complete game for the Freedom this season leading them to a 7-3 win Sunday night over the Rockford Aviators at Aviators Stadium. Osterbrock allowed eight

hits on three runs. He also struck out five. The Freedom supported Osterbrock early in the game with a three run first inning. Jeremy Hamilton drew a two out walk and later scored on an RBI double by Jacob Tanis. Jim Jacquot and Byron Wiley followed with RBI singles giving the Freedom a 3-0 lead. With the Freedom leading 3-1 in the seventh, Aljay Davis produced an RBI double and Hamilton had a sacrifice fly giving the Freedom a 5-1 lead. In the ninth, Jacquot hit a two-run homer over the centerfield wall pushing the lead to 7-1. It was Jacquot’s fifth home run of the season. Jacquot finished 2-5 with three RBI’s. Florence is home Thursday, Aug. 15, then again from Aug. 21-25. Aug. 21 is a doubleheader starting at 5:45 p.m. (each game is seven innings).



Trap team takes aim at titles By James Weber

Trap shooting requires near perfection to win, but instead of feeling pressure, local students feel nothing but fun when they’re competing. Northern Kentucky’s scholastic trap shooting team has had another strong summer as they are taking aim in several tournaments. In trap shooting, a circular clay target, or “bird,” is thrown out in front of the shooter from random directions. Students have to shoot with it a rifle from16 yards away. “We have had an outstanding year so far in the first three competitions,” said Dennis Menning, head coach of the team. The team practices at the Bob White Club in Claryville near Campbell County High School. Members travel from all over Northern Kentucky to participate. Nationals was July 1920 in Sparta, Ill. at the renowned World Shooting Center, which has 120 trap fields spread out over three miles. More than 2,000 kids participated. “Vendors from all across the country will be there to display the latest in shooting equipment,” Menning said before the event. “It promises to bring out the best in all the shooters competing there. The kids will be able to meet other kids from across the nation and make lasting friendships. It is the granddaddy of all

Individual Top Guns award winners at Kentucky state shoot were, from left: Mitch Knasel, Tanner Hamilton, Tyler Alphin, Quentin Penrod, Taylor Bisig, and Zach Meiman.THANKS TO AMBER HAMILTON

shoots.” In a standard competition, each shooter has 200 targets, with a five-person team aiming for a perfect score of 1,000. “It takes a lot of dedication and focus and keeping your composure when you miss a bird,” said Tanner Hamilton of Campbell County. “You tell yourself you’ll hit the next one. You just have to remember the fundamentals of shooting and get your rhythm going…I just love everything about it. You have the sense of accomplishment when you win something.” At the regional meet in April, three local quintets brought home trophies. The varsity team of Kyle Sears, Alex Wolfert, A.J. Hickey, Grant Stew-

art and Thomas Schnitzler won its division with a 910 out of 1,000. The intermediate division team took second place with a 917. They are Jacob Bechtold, Tyler Allphin, Tanner Hamilton, Dakota Brashear and Mitch Knasel. The junior varsity team finished third with 913, paced by Brennan Kamer, Blake Hensley, Kolt Hickey, Bryce Herbst and Trey Downton. Tanner Hamilton took second place in intermediate with 196 out of 200. Dakota Brashear was third place in intermediate with 193. Tyler Allphin was second place in the rookie division with a 173. Several locals then qualified for the Ken-

tucky state shoot in Berea. The college division team won first place with 942 out of1,000, consisting of longtime club veterans Zack Meiman, Taylor Bisig, Quentin Penrod, Jacob Bechtold and Steve Flinchim. Meiman was first individually with a near-perfect 198. Bisig was second at197 and Penrod third at 193. The senior varsity team took second with 943: Nicholas Staggs, Alec Wolfert, Kyle Sears, Kolt Hickey and Amamda Snelling. The senior JV team was second with Tanner Hamilton, Trey Downton, Brennan Kamer, Thomas Schnitzler and Dakota Brashear. The intermediate advanced

Tanner Hamilton of Campbell County takes part in the Kentucky state shoot THANKS TO AMBER HAMILTON

team was second with 888: Mitch Knasel, Casey Appleman, Conner Richardson, Mac Krallman, Marshall Krallman. The intermediate team was third with 803: Tyler Allphin, Corey Schnitzler, Rebekah Schnitzler, Justin Johnting and Logan Meyer. The club competed in the Ohio state meet in June, taking first place in their divisions in the non-resident category. The varsity team scored 922 behind Trey Downton, Robert Schnitzler, Bren-

nan Kamer, Kolt Hickey and Grant Stewart. The JV team was first with 908, led by Kyle Sears, Andrew Temke, Harrison Marsh, Alec Wolfert and Nicholas Staggs. The intermediate scored 876 to win with Allphin, Brashear, Hamilton, Justin Johnting and Rebekah Schnitzler. In this meet, Hamilton scored a nearperfect 199 out of 200. Downton had 198 and Brashear 195. Rebekah Schnitzler had 95 out of 100 in her first round.

Walk raises more than $46K Community Recorder

About 1,200 people turned out at Turfway Park, May 18, for the third-annual Northern Kentucky Walk to Defeat ALS, a fundraising and awareness event to combat the neurodegenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event generated more than $46,000 in donations that directly benefit the ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, which supports those affected by ALS in the Commonwealth and the surrounding area. The majority of the crowd walked as teams

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The Bluebirds had an uncharacteristically rough season in 2012, going 3-11-3. They will look to bounce back with top returners Brooklynn Rivers, Allyson Bridewell, Brooke Dougherty, Ellie New and Alyssa Farley. Other players to watch are Peyton Bankemper, Kiersten Clukey and Lydia Graves. Highlands hosts Ryle to start the season on Aug. 19.

Newport Central Catholic

Kevin Turnick returns for his 15th year as NCC head coach. He is likely to get his 200th career win

From left, Shawn Mullennex, ALS patient Rita Hazelbaker, and Northern Kentucky Walk to Defeat ALS chair Chris Fryman snip the ribbon. THANKS TO ALS ASSOCIATION-KENTUCKY

participating in honor or memory of relatives or friends afflicted with the disease, which attacks brain and spinal cord cells that control voluntary mo-

tor function. There is no cure or treatment to halt progression . Call Jennifer D. Lepa at 859-3311384, or email

sooner rather than later as he enters 2013 with a 195-73-15 record with the Thoroughbreds. Last year, he had another strong season, leading NewCath to a 14-6-1 record, winning the 36th District and finishing as Ninth Region runner-up. NCC has had 14 consecutive winning seasons under Turnick. NCC hopes to keep that streak going on the strength of seven returning starters who all have two years or more varsity experience. Junior forward Loren Zimmerman leads the way up front. She was the team’s second leading scorer last year and a third team all-region selection. Midfielders returning include seniors Sam Bunzel and Alli Otten, and junior Michaela Ware. Bunzel was the team’s top scorer and first team allregion selection as well as

second team all-state. Returning starters on defense are senior Amanda Schabell, junior Erin Ackerson and sophomore Ansley Davenport, who was an honorable mention all-region pick. Three freshmen will be integral to NewCath’s plans: goalkeeper Megan Martin, forward Taylor Toller and defender Ruthie Barth. “We must capitalize on our overall team speed and experience in order to be successful,” Turnick said. “The development of our young talent will be instrumental as we will be asking them to contribute immediately on both offense and defense.” NCC starts off strong by playing at 2012 state runner-up Notre Dame. NCC then hosts Cooper Aug. 21 and goes to Ryle Aug. 26.






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Setting mothers up for breastfeeding success If you think breastfeeding success is all up to the mother and baby, you’re wrong. It’s true that the actual act of nursing is between mother and baby, but to set a mother up for long-term success at breastfeeding, she’ll need help from the baby’s father, grandparents, friends, family, her employer and policymakers. The statistics demonstrate the struggle: In Kentucky, more than half of moms, or 52.6 percent, start out breastfeeding their infants. Our numbers are much lower than the national average of 77 percent breastfeeding at birth. Then reality sets in. Moms get home, and they have other children, housework, work outside the home, errands to run … and the breastfeeding

rates fall off. Just 32.5 percent of babies in Kentucky are breastfed at 6 months; by 12 months, the number drops to 18.9 Lynne M. percent. Saddler In 2011, COMMUNITY Regina BenjaRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST min, then the U.S. Surgeon General, released a call to action to support breastfeeding. In it, she wrote, “Given the importance of breastfeeding for the health and wellbeing of mothers and children, it is critical that we take action across the country to support breastfeeding.” While we still have a long

way to go, recent policy changes are making breastfeeding easier. The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, requires health insurance plans to cover lactation support and counseling. This means women with insurance can get lactation consultations and breast pumps (rental or one for you to keep) at no cost. There’s a catch, though: The provision only applies to insurance plans created after March 23, 2010. Many women are covered by plans created prior to this, which are exempt through a grandfather clause. However, as plans are revised, more women will be covered. If you are pregnant and plan to breastfeed, or are currently breastfeeding, call your

insurance provider to see what breastfeeding benefits you are eligible for. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act also support women who choose to pump breast milk once they return to work. Employers with more than 50 employees must provide mothers with a private place, other than a bathroom, in which to express breast milk. They must also give women “reasonable break time” in which to pump for up to a year after the child is born. Lastly, Kentucky law also protects breastfeeding mothers. State law is that, “A mother may breastfeed her baby or express breastmilk in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise

Business education or quilting in public schools?

I’m not in the trenches teaching public school K-12 students, but I parent a couple of them. I shouldn’t complain. Literally hundreds of hard-working teachers have made sure that both children received a solid education. I’m proud of them and proud of our schools. I wonder, however, if we’re not missing out on some golden educational opportunities. For context, our schools have our children as part of a captive audience nearly nine months a year, five days a week, 6.5 hours a day. Not every hour is particularly productive. My son learned about quilting in English class. My daughter spent many days on Egyptian history. Both children have watched popular movies on DVD or VHS during class time. There is one thing about which they have learned almost nothing in nearly 20,000 hours of formal education – capitalism. I’m sure that capitalism is taught somewhere in Northern Kentucky’s public schools. I’m not talking about instruction on writing a check, a special program like Junior Achievement,

or a discussion of capitalism versus socialism, as if they were equal. (They’re not.) I’m talking about intelliRob Hudson gent instruction on busiCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST nesses and COLUMNIST capitalism as mandatory, core teaching. And if I can’t get that, I’d settle for it at the tail end of an English class, in lieu of quilting. A child who understands businesses and capitalism never sees the world the same. The fruits of capitalism surround us. Literally every physical object, other than nature itself, came directly or indirectly from capitalism. When children see an iPhone, they see a way to text friends and play apps. See bigger. See a modern miracle which changed the world and came our way via profit motive and capitalism. When children see a magnificent new office building, let’s open their eyes so they see more than shapes and colors. If

we teach them, they will see the impact a courageous developer and her business will have on a community. They will see families with new jobs and stable incomes. Show me a better and easier way to expand a child’s horizon. With an hour and a Power Point, we can teach students about how the marvels of capitalism delivered most of our jobs and creature comforts, enhancing our quality of life. It would be easier to teach than Egyptian history, more relevant, and more fun. Imagine hearing true stories about brilliant business ideas, hard work, and overcoming long odds to achieve success which helped the world. If this doesn’t inspire you, let’s get practical. Education exists, mostly, so our children can get jobs if they need them. Think of basic reading, writing, math and science as one’s foundation. Capitalism and businesses provide the occupational framework through which we execute this learning. The pieces of our life puzzle don’t fit without it. If we’re not teaching cap-

italism because, as my son suggests, it’s “too political,” we’re in big trouble. It’s only the engine which drives our entire economy. If we’re not teaching capitalism because our teachers don’t agree with it or don’t understand it, which I don’t believe is the case, we’re in big trouble. If they say there are just no more instructional hours, we can make better choices with our time. We can continue to teach quilting, or we can seize a historic opportunity to favorably separate ourselves from the rest of the country. We can become the region which emphasizes business education and capitalism in grades 6-12 in our public schools. What’s stopping us? Rob Hudson is an attorney and partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC in Florence. Rob’s business and political book, “A Better Tomorrow – Fighting for Capitalism and Jobs in the Heartland” became an Amazon No. 1 Hot New Release. It received the National Runner-Up Award for E-Literature and was recently recognized as a top business book at the New York Book Festival.

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT Boone County Jaycees

Meeting time: 7 p.m. first Wednesday of the month Where: Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence (lower level) Contact: President Katie Beagle, 859-466-8998 Description: Community and young professional organization to provide community service and leadership development.

Campbell County Rotary Club Meeting time: Noon Wednesdays Where: Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas Contact: Arnd Rehfuss,, 859-635 5088

Description: Rotary welcomes new members who enjoy community service.

Covington Rotary Club

Meeting time: 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays Where: Radisson Hotel in Covington Contact: President David Miller at

Daughters of the American Revolution

Rebecca Bryan Boone Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Fort Thomas Meets: Second Wednesday or Saturday of the month When: Various locations Contact: Zella Rahe, 1106 Craft Road, Alexandria KY 41001, 859-635-5050,



A publication of Description: DAR members prove their lineage back to a Revolutionary War patriot. They offer service to troops, veterans, schools and preserve history. Members are from Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

Kenton County Republican Women’s Club

Meeting time: Fourth Monday of the month (except August and December). Times vary. Where: Oriental Wok, 317 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell Contact: President Kim Kraft, Website: Description: Interested in promot-

ing the objectives and policies of the Republican Party.

Kiwanis Club of Riverfront

Meeting time: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays Where: Chez Nora’s in Covington Contact: Website: Description: Celebrating 50 years helping needy underprivileged children, the club has supplied eyeglasses, coats, uniforms, dental care, shoes and basic school supplies to needy children in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky schools.

228 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 654 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 phone: 283-0404 email: web site:

authorized to be.” This means moms have the right to feed babies in public. We’ve heralded the health benefits of breastfeeding for many years, and that effect is shown by the increase in the number of mothers who initiate breastfeeding. But for long-term success, we need a shift in our culture – to a society that is more supportive of mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies, so that the good intentions of the mother who initiates breastfeeding at birth are easy to maintain with the support of her family, friends, employer and community. Dr. Lynne M. Saddler is district director of health at the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Trash for Cash provides new outlook

As a church, we are always looking for different ways to raise money for our Souled Out Youth Group. The Trash for Cash fundraising idea worked out great because we were able to not only raise money but were able to give back to the community by cleaning up the area. We assembled a group of 21 volunteers that walked a 10-mile stretch through Wilder. Along the way we picked up roughly 40 bags of litter from the area. Many of our teens have a new outlook on litter and will think twice before just tossing trash out the window. Thanks for giving us the opportunity. Newport Church of God Souled Out Youth Group Newport

Trash 4 Cash – A perfect fit

When the Bishop Brossart High School Lady Stangs Soccer team was looking for a new fundraiser, we came across the Trash 4 Cash program. We initially considered a lot of options to raise funds needed for the general expenses of the team, but weren’t able to come up with an idea that seemed to fit. We wanted to involve the girls, avoid selling anything, and if at all possible, benefit the community. The Trash 4 Cash Program turned out to be the perfect fit. The team met, along with parents to supervise, on a Saturday morning and we covered 10 miles of Campbell County roadway. We were all shocked at how much trash was collected, almost 30 bags, but were very pleased to spend the morning as a team doing something worthwhile for the County. Marc Cetrulo BBHS Lady Stangs Soccer Alexandria

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LIKE FATHER LIKE SON The Guy family are cornhole champions

Bret Guy focuses before pitching a bag at the eighth World Championship of Cornhole at Turfway Park in Florence. PROVIDED

Five-time world champion Matt Guy in action at the eighth World Championship of Cornhole in Turfway Park in Florence. PROVIDED

By Kamellia Soenjoto Smith Contributor

“I couldn’t have been prouder,” said Matt Guy of Alexandria, speaking about his 19-year-old son Bret winning the eighth annual World Championship of Cornhole last month at Turfway Park. Matt is himself an icon of the sport, a five-time world champion. “I remember when he was 4 feet tall and asked, ‘Dad, can I throw with you?’” Now that his son is the new king in singles, “It was as sweet a win as any win I ever had.” “Here’s the father-and-son moment,” he pointed out while watching a YouTube video on his tablet. It showed Matt grabbing Bret after his big win and lifting him. “I couldn’t quit crying, honestly.” Though both of them have been playing cornhole for more than 10 years, they’re not really sure why they’re so good at it. “The first time I ever played it was at a party I went to with a bunch of friends. I was like, ‘What’s this?’” Matt recalled. But they have some tips. “Figure out how to throw the flattest bag possible with clockwise rotation,” Matt said. “If your bag is flat and spinning clockwise, it’s going to slide through.” Bret stressed the importance of concentration. “You’ve just got to ignore everything around you, just zone in and focus on what

The new “King of Cornhole,” Bret Guy, poses with his family at the eighth World Championship of Cornhole at Turfway Park in Florence. PROVIDED

you’re doing. If you lose that, you lose the game.” “It’s like every other sport,” Matt added. “You’ve got to be mentally strong.” What is the biggest challenge? “The difference in the competition between when I started playing it and now is unbelievable,” he shared. “It used to be a couple good guys. Now everybody is good.” Does the sport provide much exercise? “It’s definitely a good exercise. You’re bending, you’re picking up, you’re walking. You constantly move,” Matt answered. “You wouldn’t think throwing a one-pound bag 27 feet would wear you out, but it will.”

The two travel around the country together, playing in over 40 tournaments a year. “We win money at it – which is cool – but we also spend a lot of time together because of this sport,” Matt said. “We make an unbelievable amount of friends. All the players are like one big happy family.” A total of 348 competitors from 23 different states took part in the eighth annual World Championship, which was sponsored by the American Cornhole Organization. “It was in Las Vegas for five years, it was down in Tunica, Miss., for two years, and this year was here in Florence,”

Kenny Mayne of ESPN interviews Bret Guy, the new “King of Cornhole,” at the eighth World Championship of Cornhole at Turfway Park in Florence. PROVIDED

Matt explained. ESPN filmed this year’s tournament for “Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports,” a show about discovering the world’s most exhilarating sporting events. “Kenny Mayne told me that the ‘19-year-old son of the 5-time champion winning’ was just a great story line for the show,” Matt said. Bret talked about his dream job. “I’d love to play this game and make a living out of it. I’ve not met anyone that has done it, but I think it’ll be possible in the near future.”

Five-time world champion Matt Guy, right, hugs his son Bret Guy who has just won the eighth World Championship of Cornhole at Turfway Park in Florence. PROVIDED




Attractions Summer Family Discount Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Free admission for up to two children ages 2-12 with each full-paying adult, available online only. Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. Through Aug. 30. 859-261-7444; Newport.

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Cruises Pirates of the Ohio Cruise, 3-4:30 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Afternoon cruise with games for entire family. Children receive free pirate hat, eye patch and treasure map. $16. Reservations required. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-2618500; Newport.

edy 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. $10. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Dining Events Newport Elks Fish Fry, 4:307:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Dinner includes fish, slaw and choice of fries, onion rings or macaroni and cheese. Beer, wine and soda for dining room. Carryout available. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge 273. $8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich. 859-441-1273. Cold Spring. Disney Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, Celebrate favorite Disney classics. Balloon for each child upon arrival, special door treat, children’s menu and free ice cream sundae. Reservations required. 859-442-9444; Fort Thomas. Christian Moerlein Beer and BBQ Cruise, 7:30-10 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Tasting of Christian Moerlein beer samples and buffet featuring brisket, chicken and pulled pork. Music by local band. Member of Christian Moerlein team directing tasting and talking about history of brewery. Ages 21 and up. $55. Reservations required. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-261-8500; Newport.


Lucy, a border collie mix belonging to Covington resident Karen Palm, cools off on a hot summer day. Kenton Paw Park (in Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike) is hosting a pool party for dogs, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 Attractions Summer Family Discount Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. 859-2617444; Newport.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Music - Cabaret

Drink Tastings Friday Night in the Aisles Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Party Source, 95 Riviera Drive, Flight of four wines, free of charge. Ages 21 and up. 859-291-4007; Bellevue.

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ed by Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays. 859-448-0101; Alexandria.

Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Highlights performers, bands, DJs, composers, lyricists and other musical artists from Northern Kentucky who have spent 20-plus years sharing love of music with the public. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Festivals St. Mary of the Assumption Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 E. Main St., Food, games and entertainment. Split-the-pot, combination raffle, basket raffle, Battle Royale, bounce houses, fish pond, taffy pull, hoop shoot, face painting and more. Various food available. Free. Presented by St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. 859-6354188; Alexandria.

Tours James Oberschlake’s “Hangman 1,” is among the works on display in the The Human Face: A Revelation exhibit at Artisans Enterprise Center in Covington. The exhibit runs through Aug. 23. THANKS TO CATE YELLIG built and fully furnished homes in Triple Crown community on display. Homes priced $500,000$800,000. Through Aug. 25. $10, $8 advance at Kroger stores. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. 859-331-9500; Union.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Attractions Summer Family Discount Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. 859-2617444; Newport.

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AYE Music and Arts Festival, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Whole House. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Pink Ribbon Girls. $15 two-days, $10 per day. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Newport Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Held at 709 Monmouth St. in city parking lot adjacent to Pepper Pod Restaurant. Homegrown fruits, vegetables and annual and perennial flowers. Presented by City of Newport. 859-292-3666. Newport.

Music - Rock Cherry On Top, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500. Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Tony Rock, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and brother of entertainer Chris Rock. $15-$17. 859-9572000; Newport.

Tours HomeFest, 5-9 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Five professionally

Florence Freedom Baseball, 5:45 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts. ClassX Radio Winning Wednesday., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. Through Sept. 5. 859-594-4487; Florence.

Festivals Battery Hooper Days, noon-5 p.m., James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave., Civil War reenactors, living history actors, petting zoo, family fun and food. Free. 859-291-8392; Fort Wright. St. Mary of the Assumption Festival, 5-11 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption, Free. 859-6354188; Alexandria.

Music - Pop The Great Affairs, 10 p.m. Lounge. Doors open 1 p.m., The

Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Rootsy pop-rock. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Rock Kentucky Myle Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., JerZee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Free. 859-4913500. Newport. The Upset Victory, 9 p.m. With The Killtones, Trademark Aaron and West Ghost., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8, $6 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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

Recreation Two-Rivers Chrome Divas Bugs for Boobies Ride, noon-11:30 p.m., Southern Lanes Sports Center, 7634 Alexandria Pike, Registration noon-1 p.m. Ride starts 1:30 p.m., ends 6 p.m. $5 for rider or non-rider afterparty. Split-the-pot, raffles, vendors, music and food. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Pass the Hat Foundation. $10 for riders includes Bug Drawing and afterparty. Presented by TwoRivers Chrome Divas. No phone. Alexandria.

Shopping Rosas Animal Rescue Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., K & M Feed Pet Tack, 9758 Alexandria Pike, Multi-booth show. Hot breakfast available. Benefits Rosas Rescue. Free admission. Present-

Ultimate Gangster Tour, 2 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., More in-depth tour expands on Newport’s history. Includes visiting three additional locations not on regular tour. $30. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; Newport.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Attractions Summer Family Discount Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. 859-2617444; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donnermeyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

Music - Country Straw Boss, 9 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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

MONDAY, AUG. 19 Attractions Summer Family Discount Hours, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. 859-2617444; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features

Don Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302 Licking Pike, Don Fangman sings Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli. Free. 859-781-2200. Cold Spring.

Music - Concerts singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Lady Xtreme, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $10. 859-957-2000; Newport.

TUESDAY, AUG. 20 Attractions Summer Family Discount Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. 859-2617444; Newport.

Live at the Levee, 7-10 p.m. Music by Soul Pocket., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series. Free. 859-815-1389; Newport.

Music - Country Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Rock

Open Jam, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, 52 Donnermeyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

Celestials, 8 p.m. With Silis, Northland Noise, Baby Lungs and Wants You To Realize. Doors open 7 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - DJ

Music - World

Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax. Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; DevoutWax. Newport.

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

Music - Blues

On Stage - Comedy


Damon Wayans, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Actor, writer, producer and comedian. $40. 859-957-2000; Newport.



Summer Family Discount Hours, 4-7 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Admission: $23, $15 ages 12 and under. 859-2617444; Newport.

Aerial Fitness, 6-7 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Work on core body strength and endurance and use aerial equipment for workout. Rigorous course suitable for all fitness levels. Ages 18 and up. $15. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. Through July 31. 513-921-5454; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic DJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Miller’s Fill Inn, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

On Stage - Comedy JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Com-



Rita shares dilly beans, reader 7-Up cake recipes

2 generous pounds green beans, trimmed to fit canning jars 4 teaspoons dill seed or 4 large heads dill 4 small cloves garlic 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided (optional) 21⁄2 cups clear vinegar 21⁄2 cups water 1 ⁄4 cup canning salt

Pack beans lengthwise into four hot pint jars, leaving 1⁄4-inch head space. To each pint, add 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 teaspoon dill seed. Bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil.

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Doris Poore’s 7-Up cake icing

Doris, a Kentucky reader, had a recipe using a cake mix and also had an interesting icing. “The index card is all yellowed and stained. So, I know it’s a good one,” she said.

Rita used her own fresh green beans to make her dilly beans. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Pour immediately over beans, leaving 1⁄4-inch head space. Remove air bubbles by sliding a butter knife around inside edges of jars. Wipe rims clean with damp cloth. Place seals and rings on. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath. These are best eaten chilled.

beat until light and fluffy (about 20 minutes with an electric beater). Add eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add flour one cup at a time. Beat in lemon extract and 7-Up. Pour batter into a well greased and floured jumbo, fluted Bundt pan. Bake for 1-11⁄4 hours.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Simple lemon glaze

If you don’t want to can these, cap and seal, cool to room temperature and store in refrigerator up to six months.

7-Up cake from scratch

Here’s Donna A.’s recipe from 30 years ago. Tom wanted a fromscratch recipe, so hopefully this will work.

11⁄2 cups butter, softened 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups flour 2 tablespoons lemon extract 3 ⁄4 cup 7-Up

This is one I use for lemon pound cake. Just stir 2⁄3 cup confectioner’s sugar with 1 tablespoon or so lemon juice.

al years ago. I’ve never made the glaze without the alcohol. I’m not sure what you’d substitute.” Any suggestions?

ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Prepare a Bundt pan (spray well) and pour mixture in. Bake 45-55 minutes.

1 package Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix 1 4-cup package instant lemon pudding 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup 7-Up

Diana’s glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine above

Diane Byrne’s 7-Up pound cake using cake mix Diane, a Loveland reader, told me: “I got this from my mom sever-

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Friend and colleague Leah Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, has a similar recipe and substitutes Sriracha sauce to taste for the pepper flakes.

Stir in bourbon. Prick holes in cake and pour on glaze.

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Sometimes I wish I was a high-tech person. Like a while back when I made dilly beans and took photos of the beans picked from my garden along with photos of the finished beans after canning. I still have the photo of the garden beans, but the finished beans in jars photo has vanRita ished and I Heikenfeld don’t know RITA’S KITCHEN how to retrieve it from my camera. I can’t take another photo because, well, the beans are all gone. The recipe makes four jars and were so good that we ate a jar and gave the other three away. But I promise you will love the beans, photo or not. I was blown away by the huge response to Tom W.’s request for a 7-Up cake that was published years ago in the Enquirer. The stories alone made me chuckle, not to mention how good all the recipes looked. I will share both in an upcoming blog. Today I’m sharing two versions: One from scratch, which Tom wanted, and another using a cake mix. Some folks don’t ice the cake, but others do so I’m sharing icing recipes as well.



Think twice about buying at your door

We’ve all experience it; someone comes to your front door trying to sell you something. But is it a good idea to buy from a door-to-door salesman? One area woman says after the experience she’s had she’ll never do it again. Jessica Jones, of Butler, Ky., says a salesman came to her door last February. “We were home and I got a knock on the door from a gentleman. He says he was selling reflective signs for your mailbox.” The company was selling the signs for $20 apiece and Jones bought one. Her receipt says it was sup-

reflective numbers for her mailbox. “I’m just aggravated. He took $20 from me that day with a promise of a sign that I never received. How many other people are out there with that same promise that maybe even forgot about it?” Jones asks. A check with the Better Business Bureau shows the company has received more than a dozen complaints, mainly from people who say they too never received their reflective signs. The BBB gives that company an “F” rating. When I told Jones about the Better Business Bureau report she said, “Wow, wow. It just goes to show don’t ever buy anything from a door-to-door salesman.” Such complaints are not at all uncommon. I’ve received many letters from homeowners who paid for magazine subscriptions yet never received anything. In one

posed to have been delivered in March. But now, more than four months later, she still didn’t Howard have it. Ain “Needless HEY HOWARD! to say its still not installed. I’ve called three different times and received promises of them being out to install it – but still no sign,” Jones says. Jones does have numbers on her mailbox, but they’re not reflective numbers so they may not be visible at night if someone calls for police, fire or an ambulance. That’s why she says she really wanted those

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case a homeowner did receive the magazines but realized too late she had greatly overpaid for the subscriptions. In Jones’ case I contacted the reflective sign company owner who said he was busy taking care of customers to whom he had failed to deliver the signs. He says he got behind and blamed the weather for the delay. After I called he finally did get the sign put on Jones’ mailbox. So, what should you do if a salesman comes knocking on your door? You could refuse to buy, as Jones has vowed. Or, if you’re interested in the product, I suggest you go ahead and place your order. But, just as with Girl Scout cookies, don’t pay until they return with the product.

ALEXANDRIA — A financial windfall is coming to four school districts in Campbell County courtesy of an easement of a tax collection fee by Sheriff Jeff Kidwell. Kidwell has decreased the fee his office charges school districts to collect their taxes from 2.5 percent to1.5 percent. The rate decrease will save Campbell County Schools $174,000, and will also save money for the city school districts of Silver Grove, Bellevue and Southgate. The rate decrease will also save an estimated $25,624 for Bellevue Independent School District; $15,449 for Dayton Independent School District; and $9,994 for Silver Grove Independent School District. The total in savings for school districts will be $225,179. The change will not impact school districts including Newport or Fort Thomas because they collect their own school taxes, said Kidwell. Campbell County Schools Superintendent Glen A. Miller said he was “extremely pleased” with the efforts of the sheriff and the collaboration with the school district.

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“The savings will help our nationally ranked Campbell County Schools to continue to provide resources for our students such as expanding technology,” he said. Campbell County is, however, experiencing a reduction in federal, state and local revenues of $1.7 million, Miller said. “Campbell (County) recently reduced expenditures by $1 million, so the efforts of the sheriff are greatly appreciated,” Miller said. Kidwell said his office has made changes resulting in savings that can be passed along. Some of the cost savings include staffing changes, he said. All sheriff’s office employees, who were on salary, are now being moved to hourly positions, Kidwell said. The sheriff’s office also starting using Professional Transport Services, a private company, to transport prisoners long distances, Kidwell said. For instance, the sheriff had to pick up a prisoner in Montana this year, and that previously would have required plane fare for two deputies and paying them for their time out of the office, he said.

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Cheese, in moderation, fits into a healthy eating plan Consumption of cheese in America has grown over the years. In 2010, U.S. per capita consumption of natural cheese was just over 33 pounds, the second highest amount on record. The most consumed natural cheese types are mozzarella and cheddar. The International Dairy Foods Association reports there are more than 2,000 varieties of cheese. There are a number of artisan cheeses available at farmers markets and in specialty cheese stores. If you take a look at products on grocery store shelves you’ll find all kinds of items that include cheese. From

foods in the freezer case to those on the bakery shelves, cheese is a popular addition to Diane many conMason venience EXTENSION foods. NOTES Cheese is also a popular addition for home cooks. Cheese has nutritional benefits including high quality protein, calcium and vitamin A. Some cheeses provide nutritional challenges with their levels of sodium, fat, and calories, especially when consumed in

large quantities. A one-ounce serving of cheese is about the size of a 9-volt battery or six dice. If enjoying shredded cheese a serving is about one-fourth cup. Consider the following tips to get the most from your cheese choices. If you are concerned about sodium choose softer, less aged varieties including Swiss or Monterey Jack. For cheese with less fat, look to Parmesan, grated Romano, and part-skim mozzarella. There may also be lowerfat varieties of other cheeses you enjoy. Check the food labels. Those cheeses with a

bit more calcium include Swiss, Cheddar, mozzarella, Colby and Monterey Jack. In general, if you want to decrease the amount of cheese you eat; consider choosing one with a bolder flavor or texture. You may find you eat less of these varieties. Before adding cheese to sand-

wiches and other dishes consider whether the addition really enhances the dish. You may find you enjoy the sandwich without the cheese. Cheese fits well in a healthy eating plan when consumed in moderation. It can be a good source of calcium and important source of phosphorus and

zinc. Explore the many cheese options on the market to find the ones you enjoy the most. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

Youth a backyard archaeologist By Chris Mayhew


The empty antique bottles seven-year-old Marissa Watson is finding in the woods around her home has her family full of questions about their origins. Since Watson started finding old bottles and other small decorative metal artifacts a year ago, she has amassed a collection of more than 30 pieces. Watson said the bottles and other objects including an old metal brooch pin all seemed “really old.” The idea to keep them was initially so she could show them off to family members and find out what they were, she said. “I thought they could bring back some memo-

ries for my grandma,” Watson said. Some of the bottles Watson has found are embossed with names of products and places. A bottle of Sloan’s Liniment is in Watson’s collection. Dr. Earl Sloan, a native of Zanesfield, Ohio, who died in 1923, mass produced and sold the popular horse oil liniment in the late 19th and early 20th Century, according to the Ohio Memory Collection and Ohio Historical Society. Another of Watson’s bottles with markings includes a clear bottle with “Wm Rippey” and “Cincinnati.” A 1910 edition of The Druggists Circular listed William Rippey of Cincinnati as a seller of lemon flavored com-

Marissa Watson, 7, holds a bottle of Sloan’s Liniment horse oil in her left hand at her Highland Heights home Aug. 5. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

pounds. Watson’s mother, Janelle Watson, said the family has gone into the woods regularly, about 100 times, on “bottle scavenger hunts.” “She is the spotter,” Janelle said of her daughter.


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Readers share more homegrown veggie photos

Ethan Brady Sevier, son of Brentwood and Paula Sevier, grew his garden in a 12x4 raised bed in the back yard of his grandparents, Delmar and Jina Sevier in Florence. He also has green beans that were not ready at the time of the photo. THANKS TO JINA SEVIER

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 132.027, as amended by the Kentucky General Assembly Extraordinary Session of 1979, the City of Newport, KY will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., local time, in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Newport City Building, 998 Monmouth Street, to hear comments from the public regarding a proposed real estate tax rate of $2.74 per $1,000 valuation and proposed personal property tax rate of $2.81 per $1,000. As required by law, this includes the following information: Tax Rate Per $1000 Assessed Valuation


Preceding Year Tax Rate and Real Property Revenue



Tax Rate Proposed for 2013 and Expected Real Property Revenue



Compensating Tax Rate and $2.64 Expected Real Property Revenue


Revenue Expected from New Real Property



Tax Rate Proposed for 2013 and $2.81 Expected Personal Property Revenue

Home gardening is growing bountifully in Northern Kentucky, but before you take a bite out of that huge homegrown tomato, take a photo for the Recorder. We would love to see the colorful vegetables and fruits from your home gardens, and the creative ways you are making even the smallest spaces into productive patches. Gardeners tending their crops would also make great photos. We’ll run a selection of “Homegrown Harvest” photos in the Recorder through August. Email your photo to Please include your name, who is in the photo, community, a sentence or two about your garden and your phone number in case we have questions.


All revenues in excess of the amounts generated in 2013 will be allocated to all City operating departments and divisions, including: Police, Fire/EMS, Public Works, Recreation, Code Enforcement, and General Administration. The Kentucky General Assembly has required publication of this advertisement and the information contained herein. Amy B. Able, CMC City Clerk, Newport, KY 1001775155

Maggie Setters, Owen Setters and their dog Shaggy show the cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes yielded by their Erlanger garden. The garden was a Mother’s Day present and also produced basil and cilantro. THANKS TO ALISON SETTERS

CITY OF NEWPORT, KY FINANCIAL AUDIT An annual audit report was given at the June 17, 2013 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The following information is published in accordance with KRS 91A.040. the full audit is available for public inspection at the city building, 998 Monmouth Street, during regular business hours. Any citizen may obtain a copy of the audit for personal use, duplication costs will be $0.10 per page. Amy B. Able, City Clerk INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT To the Honorable Mayor and Members of the Commission City of Newport, Kentucky We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business -type activities, each major fund, the aggregate remaining fund information and the discretely presented component unit of the City of Newport, Kentucky (City), as of and for the year ended June 30, 2012, which collectively comprise the City's basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the City of Newport, Kentucky's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, the business -type activities, each major fund, the aggregate remaining fund information, and the discretely presented component unit of the City of Newport, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2012, and the respective changes in financial position, and, where applicable, cash flows thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated May 20, 2013, on our consideration of the City of Newport, Kentucky's internal control over financial reporting and on our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit. Accounting procedures generally accepted in the United States of America require that the management's discussion and analysis on pages 15 -23 and the budgetary comparison information on pages 61 -66 be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, who considers it to be an essential part of financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. We have applied certain limited procedures to the required supplementary information in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, which consisted of inquiries of management about the methods of preparing the information and comparing the information for consistency with management's responses to our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an opinion or provide any assurance on the information because the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient evidence to express an opinion or provide any assurance. Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming opinions on the financial statements that collectively comprise the City of Newport, Kentucky's basic financial statements as a whole. The introductory section, combining and individual nonmajor fund financial statements, and statistical section are supplementary information and are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required part of the basic financial statements. The accompanying Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards is presented for purposes of additional analysis as required by U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A -133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non Profit Organizations, and is not a required part of the basic financial statements of the City of Newport, Kentucky. The combining and individual nonmajor fund financial statements and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards are the responsibility of management and were derived from and relate directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements. The information has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the financial statements and certain additional procedures, including comparing and reconciling such information directly to the underlying accounting and other records used to prepare the financial statements or to the financial statements themselves, and other additional procedures in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. In our opinion, the information is fairly stated in all material respects in relation to the financial statements as a whole. The introductory and statistical sections have not been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic financial statements and, accordingly, we express no opinion on them. Van Gorder, Walker and Co., Inc. Certified Public Accountants, Erlanger, Ky. City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule General Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2012 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget Positive Actual Amounts Final Original -(Negative) (313,922) (313,922) (445,084) Budgetary fund balance, July 1 Resources (inflows): Taxes: Property Tangible Bank deposit Licenses and permits: Payroll license fees Gross receipts license fees Other Intergovernmental Fines and forfeitures Charges for services Uses of property Interest

Garry and Jettie Mescher of Edgewood enjoy time with their granddaughter in their Easy Garden. They say they absolutely love it: No dirt, no weeding and easy watering in 10 percent of the space. They’ve gotten produce for smoothies and stir-fry and unlike their traditional garden they don’t compete with the wildlife. They don’t have green thumbs but this makes it easy and it produces food faster so they can replant a few times in a season. THANKS TO JETTIE MESCHER

1,872,340 208,610 50,000

1,975,230 233,850 49,250

1,980,029 229,851 49,251

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6,390,000 2,500,000 535,000 1,271,200 220,400 956,840 1,100,440 1,000

6,345,000 2,250,000 579,090 1,386,200 201,600 982,560 1,129,170 1,000

6,396,291 2,268,680 580,911 1,354,538 177,586 1,039,922 1,113,116 1,156

51,291 18,680 1,821 (31,662) (24,014) 57,362 (16,054) 156

Miscellaneous Refunds and reimbursements Transfers in Amounts available for appropriation

5,000 15,300 402,080 15,083,126

2,500 11,400 140,200 14,973,128

1,607 11,361 140,216 15,030,593

(893) (39) 16 57,465

Changes to appropriations (outflows): Total General Government Total Police Total Fire/EMS Total Development Services Total Community Services Total Municipal Complex Total Capital Outlay Total Debt Service Transfers out Total charges to appropriations Budgetary fund balance, June 30

1,562,900 4,716,220 3,904,250 371,410 1,469,140 191,110 2,703,360 91,770 15,010,160 72,966

1,528,270 4,500,220 4,031,700 418,720 1,469,110 225,400 2,703,360 91,800 14,968,580 4,548

1,521,333 4,495,014 4,006,267 411,884 1,435,138 215,057 107,825 2,703,625 83,441 14,979,584 51,009

6,937 5,206 25,433 6,836 33,972 10,343 (107,825) (265) 8,359 (11,004) 46,461

City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule Revolving Loan Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2012 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget Original Final Actual Amounts Positive -(Negative) Budgetary fund balance, July 1 385,843 528,219 528,219 Resources (inflows): Reimbursements-judgements Loan principle income Loan interest income Intergovernmental Uses of property Contributed capital Interest Miscellaneous Amounts available for appropriation

362,380 910,840 50 1,659,113

966,620 14,730 400 1,509,969

988,352 439 1,517,010

21,732 (14,730) 39 7,041

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

1,266,550 362,380 1,628,930 30,183

40,740 1,117,440 100,000 1,258,180 251,789

33,729 1,161,700 100,000 1,295,429 221,581

7,011 (44,260) (37,249) (30,208)

City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule Community Development Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2012 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget Original Final Actual Amounts Positive -(Negative) Budgetary fund balance, July 1 392,402 392,367 392,367 Resources (inflows): Watertower St. Vincent Hamlet Row Bank interest Brownfield Grant Transfers in Amounts available for appropriation Charges to appropriations (outflows): Studies, surveys, signage, projects Hamlet Row Bicycle Trailhead project Southbank Brownfield Grant Total charges to appropriation Budgetary fund balances, June 30

45,010 8,870 594,470 350 31,770 1,072,872

45,010 8,870 316,150 350 31,800 794,547

45,008 8,868 318,649 348 23,443 788,683

(2) (2) 2,499 (2) (8,357) (5,864)

327,600 184,306 42,700 182,560 737,166 335,706

49,260 247,230 42,620 65,380 404,490 390,057

67,989 204,730 42,620 109,725 425,064 363,619

(18,729) 42,500 (44,345) (20,574) (26,438)

City of Newport, Kentucky Budgetary Comparison Schedule Capital Projects Fund For the Year Ended June 30, 2012 Budgeted Amounts Variance with Final Budget Positive Actual Amounts Final Original -(Negative) Budgetary fund balance, July 1 83 14,560 124,600 110,040 Amounts available for appropriation 180,083 Charges to appropriations (outflows): Transfers to other funds Total charges to appropriation Budgetary fund balances, June 30

180,000 83

110,000 40

2 110,384 14,216

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Sleepin’ Dogs howling for new album By Chris Mayhew

The Sleepin’ Dogs in an August 2013 publicity photo are, from left, lead singer and guitarist Randy Steffen of Bellevue, bass guitar player Joe Seiter of Highland Heights, drummer Adam Record and guitarist Zach Rowe. THANKS TO JOE SEITER

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contained everything the band members and Steffen wrote over a period of 10 years. The new album is special because it was written in one year, Rowe said. “So, it’s a little more cohesive as far as a sound, and we’re proud of it because we’ve developed a sound that’s a little more rock, but they still stick to their country roots,” he

Steffen. Songs on the album, including “Skin” and the title track reflect how times are changing and “going with the flow,” Steffen said. Steffen said he took some cues from how Bruce Springsteen puts together an album with story lines. “Tonight we’re starting to practice those songs for CD release shows and hopefully like a mini tour in the fall,” Steffen said. Rowe said the first album, “Love Takes its Toll”

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The Sleepin’ Dogs are working like their namesake animal to finish their second album, play live regularly and to be a working professional band. The band’s website is truly howling at visitors about the upcoming Sept. 13 release of the new album “Moon Over the Mountains.” The band will bring its fusion of rock, country and blues to A.J. Jolly Park Aug. 17 as the headline act among 13 bands for the day’s 50th anniversary celebration. Sleepin’ Dogs will be opening band again at this year’s Alexandria Fair kickoff concert Aug. 23 behind Diamond Rio and Ryan Broshear. In 2012 the band opened for Travis Tritt at the fair kickoff concert. Then the Sleepin’ Dogs will have a CD release party for their new album at the Southgate House Revival in Newport Sept. 13. Members of the Sleepin’ Dogs grew up in the 12 Mile area of California and Alexandria, and have been playing at least “semi-professionally” since 2005, said lead singer and guitarist Randy Steffen of Bellevue. Other members include bass guitarist Joe Seiter of Highland Heights, drummer Adam Record of Highland Heights and guitarist Zach Rowe of Alexandria. The exposure of opening for well-known bands and performing original material live at area venues in the past two years has elevated the band’s visibility, Steffen said. “I think the peak is how people have been noticing us more because we’ve been working hard,” he said. The new album has nine songs written by



ORDINANCE NO. O-12-2013 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AND FIXING THE AMOUNT OF SERVICE CHARGES FOR THE COLLECTION AND REMOVAL OF SOLID WASTE AND CURBSIDE RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING FOR THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2015. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY: SECTION I The following charges for the collection and removal of solid waste and curbside residential recycling shall be levied against property owners as hereby designated: 9/1/13 THROUGH 8/31/2015 DESCRIPTION AMOUNT CHARGED ANNUALLY Residential Curbside $ 120.00 Commercial Curbside (Once Per Week) $ 159.00 Commercial Curbside (Twice Per Week) $ 286.00 Commercial 95 Gallon Waste Wheelers $ 286.00 2 Cubic Yard Container $ 702.00 3 Cubic Yard Container $ 961.00 4 Cubic Yard Container $ 1,235.00 6 Cubic Yard Container $ 1,598.00 8 Cubic Yard Container $ 1,992.00 SECTION II If any part of this Ordinance is held invalid, such part shall be deemed severable and the invalidity thereof shall not affect the remaining parts of this Ordinance. SECTION III All ordinances, resolutions or part thereof, in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance, are to the extent of such conflict, hereby repealed. SECTION IV This Ordinance shall apply from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2015 and shall be effective when read, passed, and advertised according to law.

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Brandon, son of Steve & Kim Handy of Independence, KY & Janice Handy of Erlanger, KY is engaged to Kelly, daughter of Carl & Jean Hammer of Erie, PA. They will wed in Maui, Hawaii this fall. Albert & JoAnn Stephenson

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_____________________________ Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk

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said. Rowe said the band has been getting away from the bar scene in the past two years and went to the original venue scene. “We see Sleepin’ Dogs T-shirts out around now, we see The Sleepin’ Dogs bumper stickers on the back of people’s cars of people we don’t know, which is nice,” he said.

Keith Richard, 52, 3077 Ten Mile Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offense, third-degree criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of controlled substance – drug unspecified, third-degree terroristic threatening at 102 Greenup St., July 4. Kristina Lovelace, 35, 102 Greenup St., violation of a Kentucky DVO alcohol intoxication in a public place – first and second offense, third-degree criminal mischief at 102 Greenup St., July 4. Tracy L. Dennie, 43, 701 Lewis St. Unit 3, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 6711 Alexandria Pike, July 5.

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of Union, KY will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug 8. They have 2 children, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Congratulations!

Robert C. Littlejohn, 51, 205 Washington St., Unit 9, DUI – second offense – aggravated circumstances, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle, failure to wear seat belts at Washington Street and Orchard Lane,

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AT&T Mobility is proposing to install a telecommunications tower at 10001 Morvue Road, Alexandria, Kentucky (3855-19.4, -84-2444.9). The structure height of the tower will be 76.2 meters above ground level (316 meters above mean sea level). The overall height of the tower will be 81.3 meters above ground level (321.1 meters above mean sea level). The tower will be marked/lighted in accordance with FAA Advisory circular 70/7460-1 K Change 2, Obstruction Marking and Lighting, a med-dual systemChapters 4,8 (MDual), and 12. Any interested party may submit comments by September 14, 2013 with Black and Veatch at 4100 Regent Street, Suite 4M, Columbus, Ohio 43219 on the impact of the proposed action on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in American history, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under National Historic Preservation Act Section 106. Interested persons may review the application for this project at ications by entering Antenna Structure Registration (Form 854) file no. A0854838. Interested persons may raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at www.fcc. gov/asr/environmenta lrequest, but they may be filed with a paper copy by mailing the Request to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, WashingA ton, DC 20554. copy of the Request should be provided to Black and Veatch at Four Penn Center West, Building Four, Suite 326, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15276. 1001775298



POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 July 3.


NOTICE Fort Thomas Board of Adjustment Public Hearing The Board of Adjustment of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a Public Hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. for the following cases: CASE NO. 13-1336 - A hearing of an application filed by Scott Anderson, owner of property located at 15 Mayo Court, requesting a Dimensional Variance to allow construction of a covered patio. CASE NO. 13-1337 - A hearing of an application filed by Keith Geiman, owner of property located at 12 Sheridan Avenue, requesting a Dimensional Variance to allow an addition to an existing storage shed.

Theft by unlawful taking Report of passport and other personal documents and appliances taken at 600 Brentwood Lane unit S, June 29. Report of man staying as guest at residence took cash and electronics at 17 Peggy Ann Lane, July 5. Woman reported purse taken when she set it down inside

CASE NO. 13-1338 - A hearing of an application filed by Hub & Weber, P.L.C. on behalf of The Wessels Co., LLC, owner of property located at 1730-1810 Memorial Parkway, requesting a Dimensional Variance to increase the permitted maximum building height. Any adjoining property owner who is unable to attend this hearing is encouraged to submit signed, written comments to the Board concerning the proposed project. Said written correspondence shall be received no later than the time of public hearing, and thereupon shall be a matter of public record. All correspondence shall be directed to City of Fort Thomas, General Services Department, Attn: Julie Rice, 130 N. Ft Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075 The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building, General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department


INVITATION TO BID Date: August 15, 2013 PROJECT: McAlpin Avenue Water Main Replacement Project SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT:

Date: Time:

August 29, 2013 10:00 AM

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: Construction of approximately 260 linear feet of 8" PVC water main together with the appurtenances and related work along McAlpin from its intersection with Dixie Highway, north to house #17 in the City of Erlanger, Kenton County, Kentucky. The water main construction shall be coordinated with the City of Erlanger’s roadway contractor’s work. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file, and available for examination at: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Or Viox & Viox, Inc. 466 Erlanger Road Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of Viox & Viox, Inc. at the address indicated herein. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents $ 35.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested)$ 15.00 Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing and handling, if applicable, will not be refunded. Bids will be received on a unit price and/or lump sum basis as described in the Contract Documents. Bid security, in the form of a certified check or a Bid Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated "A" by AM Best) in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the maximum total bid price, must accompany each Bid. The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Construction Payment Bond and a Construction Performance Bond (insuring/bonding company shall be rated "A" by AM Best) as security for the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the Contract. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This project 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 45A490 to 45A.494 and (KAR 200 5:400). Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, 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.

NOTICE City of Fort Thomas Design Review Board Public Hearing The Design Review Board of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a public hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Thursday, August 22, 2013 beginning at 6:00 P.M. for the following: Public Hearing: To review an application for the placement of a bicycle rack in the public right-of-way in front of 911 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue. Jennifer Lynn (Fit Philosophie) applicant. Immediately following, the Design Review Board for the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky will continue their public hearing beginning in front of the Fort Thomas Military & Communi ty Museum located at 940 Cochran Avenue in Tower Park for the following: Public Hearing: To review an application for signage for the proposed Fort & Midway Historic Walking Tour throughout Tower Park & the Midway Historic District. Fort Thomas Renaissance Board, applicant.

Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 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.


Madonna Braun Madonna Teresa Braun, 82, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 4, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She attended the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and became a head nurse at Deaconess Hospital, later worked as the office manager and nurse in the office of her husband, Dr. Joseph G. Braun, was active with the former NKAR (now The Point/ ARC of NKY) where she served on the board of directors, and enjoyed bowling at LaRue Lanes in Highland Heights and playing tennis at the Nettles Island Tennis Club. Her husband died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Joanne McKee of Lederach, Pa.; sons, Joseph John Braun of Cold Spring, and Mark Stephen Braun of Lakeside Park; brother, John W. Russell Jr. of

City of Fort Thomas General Services Department


CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE NO. 12-2013 AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE NAME OF OLD ALEXANDRIA PIKE TO ALEXANDRIA WAY IN THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY. WHEREAS, the City Council has the power to change the names of streets within the city limits when deemed necessary; and WHEREAS, the Planning & Zoning Commission, Emergency Services, Fire and Police Departments are recommending the aforementioned name change. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: Section I That the name of Old Alexandria Pike, 2700-2800 block shall be and hereby is changed to the name of Alexandria Way in the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky. Section II That the street department is hereby directed to make all the necessary changes to make this ordinance effective. Section III It is hereby found and determined that the renaming of the above street as provided for herein is immediately necessary in order to insure the proper and orderly development of the City of Highland Heights. Section IV That this ordinance shall take effect upon adoption. Section V That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading this 16th day of July, 2013. Second reading this 6th day of August, 2013.




Cold Spring; and three grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; The Point/Arc of NKY, 104 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011; or Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 E. 56th St., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Timothy Clark Timothy P. Clark, 56, of Alexandria, died Aug. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was an electronics technician with Van Melle USA, Inc. of Erlanger. His brother, Michael Kelly Clark, died previously. Survivors include his sister, Julie Nolan of California; a nephew and two nieces.

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MARRIAGE LICENSES Leah Scheffers, 30, of Kalamazoo and Matthew Smith, 28, of Covington, issued July 26, 2013. Meredith Myers, 39, of Fort Thomas and David Henkenberns, 33, of Cincinnati, issued July 26, 2013. Krystal Price, 27, of Covington and Daniel Tillett, 26, of Fort Thomas, issued July 26, 2013. Kristine Overstreet, 41, and Bradley Horn, 28, both of Cincinnati, issued July 26, 2013. Jessica Cain, 24, and Steven Pogue, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued July 26, 2013. Elizabeth Stevens, 20, and Alexander Baker, 21, both of Cincinnati, issued July 27, 2013. Rachel Brown, 29, of Louisville and Keith Cook, 36, of Spokane, issued July 27, 2013. Marcia Stubbs, 50, of Fort Thomas and Michael Middleton, 50, of Cincinnati, issued July 29,

If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting.


Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid.

Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District

store at 6711 Alexandria Pike, July 4. Theft of property mislaid or delivered by mistake Report of wallet set on counter while discussing vehicle repair went missing at 7710 Alexandria Pike, July 2. Theft of services Report of woman given cab ride walked away without paying at 318 Peggy Ann Lane, July 5. Third-degree criminal mischief Report of mail box removed from post and broken at 1192 Poplar Ridge Road, July 5.

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

Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:


2013. Megan Mullins, 23, of Cincinnati and Michael Whittle, 22, of Edgewood, issued July 29, 2013. Amy Wickerson, 46, of Greensburg and Ricky Fitzsimmon, 52, of Baylor, issued July 29, 2013. Crystal Stanfield, 34, of Fort Thomas and Shaun Hall, 34, of Newport, issued July 30, 2013. Andrea Minnich, 41, of Kendallville and Dave Brummett, 47 of Pineville, issued July 30, 2013. Robin Wagner, 48, of Wichita Falls, and Michael Arrowood, 51, of Fort Thomas, issued July 30, 2013. Molly Quitter, 23, of Cincinnati and Michael Noe, 31, of Harlan, issued July 30, 2013 Kathryn Holmes, 24, of New Haven and Joshua Whitcomb, 24 of Waterville, issued July 31, 2013.

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY TAX RATE INFORMATION - 2013 Tax Rate Proposed for 2012 Revenue Anticipated

$ .360/ $100 4,262,619

Tax Rate Proposed for 2013 Revenue Anticipated

$ .372/ $100 4,422,007

Compensating Tax Rate 2013 Revenue Anticipated

$ .358 / $100 4,247,829

Revenue From New Property Revenue From Personal Property

$32,022 $47,037

General Areas of Allocation: Personnel, Utilities, Supplies A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, August 26th at 7:00 P.M. at the City Building, 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. The purpose of this Hearing is to receive taxpayer input on the proposed tax rate for 2013. This Notice is required by KRS 132.027, as passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. SIGNED: Melissa K. Kelly, City Clerk 859-441-1055



The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the court on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading, said ordinance having been read by title and summary given for the first time at the July 24, 2013 special meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-08-13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT UPDATING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP FOR UNINCORPORATED CAMPBELL COUNTY TO REZONE AN APPROXIMATE 8.43 ACRE TRACT LOCATED AT 10622 WOESTE ROAD, UNINCORPORATED CAMPBELL COUNTY AS DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED MAP, FROM R-RE(P) (RESIDENTIAL RURAL ESTATE-PHASED) TO A-1 (AGRICULTURAL ONE) The full text of Ordinance O-08-13 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-08-13. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk




DEATHS Continued from Page B8 Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Virginia Flynn Virginia Mary “Ginny” Flynn, 95, formerly of Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 4, 2013, at Atria Summit Hills. She was a medical office administrator for more than 30 years, and was a longtime member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Her husband, Henry Joseph Flynn; son, Keith A. Flynn; and sister, Helen “Curly” Blank, died previously. Survivors include her sons, William Phillips of Lakeside Park, and Kevin Flynn of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Kimi Freppon of Cold Spring, and Kristi Snyder of Fort Mitchell; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Covington. Memorials: St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright, KY 41011; or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway

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Anthony Kramer Anthony Joseph “A.J.” Kramer, 22, of Erlanger, died Aug. 5, 2013. He was a 2009 graduate of Dixie Heights High School, and attended the University of Louisville where he majored in chemical engineering and was an Air Force ROTC cadet. He was scheduled to graduate and receive his Air Force commission in December, and had been

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Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Richard Groneck Richard L. Groneck, 48, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 2, 2013, at his residence. He was an insurance representative with Liberty Mutual Insurance. His parents, Joseph and Edith

LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Campbell County Administration Building, Fiscal Court Chambers, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky, will call for second reading and consideration of passage the following ordinance, said ordinance having been read by title and a summary given for the first time at the August 7, 2013 regular meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-09-13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT AMENDING CHAPTER 90: ANIMALS OF THE CAMP BELL COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES The full text of Ordinance O-09-13 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-0913. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk

Groneck; brothers, David and Charlie Groneck; and sister, Aileen Gerhardt, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Bloomfield Groneck; sons, Grant and Tanner Groneck; daughters, Madison, Sydney and Hannah Groneck; brothers, Mark, Bob, Tom, Tim, John, Dan, Paul, Don, Bill and Joe Groneck; sisters, Teri Bell, Pam Goetz, Rose Ann Weber, Margaret Grimme, Jean Burkhart, Jane Kolkmeier and Mary Ann Keating; and one granddaughter. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: the Groneck


NOTICE OF BOND SALE The Northern Kentucky Water District (the "District") will until 11:00 a.m., eastern time, on August 28, 2013 receive at the office of the District, 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, KY 41018, sealed competitive bids for approximately $26,035,000 of the District’s Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series 2013B, dated their date of delivery, being fully registered bonds in denomina tions in multiples of $5,000 (within the same maturity), maturing as to principal in varying amounts on February 1 in each of the years 2014 through 2028. Bonds of this issue maturing on or after February 1, 2024 are subject to redemption prior to their stated maturities on or after August 1, 2023 at par. Bids must be on the Official Bid Form contained in the Preliminary Official Statement, available from the undersigned or Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC, 325 West Main Street, Suite 300, Lexington, Kentucky 40507, tel: (800) 255-0795, which has been deemed "final" by the District within the meaning of Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12. In order to assist bidders in complying with the continuing disclosure requirements of the Rule, the District will undertake in a Continuing Disclosure Agreement to be delivered at closing, to provide to the applicable repositories annual reports and notices of certain material events with respect to the Bonds. Reference is made to the Official Terms and Conditions of Bond Sale contained in the Preliminary Official Statement for further details and bidding conditions. Electronic bids may be submitted via PARITY. For further information about PARITY, potential bidders may contact the Financial Advisor or Dalcomp at 40 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010, tel: (212) 404-8102. Sale on tax-exempt basis, subject to approving legal opinion of Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP, Bond Counsel, Covington, Kentucky. Right to reject bids or waive informality reserved. NORTHERN KENTUCKY WATER DISTRICT By: /s/ Ron Lovan P.E. President/CEO


Legal Notice The Campbell County Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Alexandria Educational Center, 51 Orchard Lane, Alexandria, Kentucky, for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding proposed 2013-14 general fund tax levies of 59.2 cents per $100 on real estate and on personal property. In fiscal year 2012-13 the general fund tax rate levied was 56.6 cents on real estate and on personal property and produced total revenue of $17,495,907, compared to that year’s expected total of $18,004,168 assuming a 100% collection rate. For 2013-14 the proposed general tax rates of 59.2 cents on real estate and on personal property are expected to produce revenue of $18,790,623 (assuming a 100% collection rate) of which $1,676,444 is expected to be from new and personal property. Of the total expected tax revenue for 2013-14, $18,226,905 is projected to be collected as current year’s taxes, based on an estimated collection rate of 97%. The 2013-14 compensating general tax rate is 57.0 cents on real estate and on personal property with total revenue expected to be $18,092,323 if these rates were used and if there were a 100% collection rate. The general areas to which the estimated tax revenues for 2013-14 in excess of the collected tax revenues for 2012-13 will be allocated are as follows: instruction, cost of collections, technology; retirement contributions; and building fund. The General Assembly has required publication of this advertisement and information contained herein. 1001775468

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION KY Education Cabinet, Office of Career and Technical Education notification of non-discrimination: The Campbell County Area Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with the regulations implementing 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 Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Persons having inquiries about the school’s compliance in any of these areas should contact the EEO Coordinator, Douglas Borchers at the school address listed below. PROGRAMS OFFERED: Auto Body Repair, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, Welding, Health Sciences, Electrical Technology, Information Technology, Masonry. Campbell County For information call: Area Technology Center @ 859-635-4101, KY Alexandria, 909 Camel Crossing, 1001775233 41001 LEGAL NOTICE The Campbell County Fiscal Court, at a regular meeting of the court on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., at the Campbell County Courthouse, 8352 E. Main Street, Alexandria, Kentucky, adopted the following ordinance upon the second reading, said ordinance having been read by title and summa ry given for the first time at the July 10, 2013 special meeting of the Court. CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE O-04-13 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY FISCAL COURT ESTABLISHING A SERVICE FEE FOR ENHANCED 911 EMERGENCY DISPATCH SERVICES TO OWNERS OF REAL PROPERTY IN CAMP BELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY The full text of Ordinance O-04-13 will be on file in the Office of the County Clerk, Newport, Kentucky and is on file in the Office of the Fiscal Court Clerk, Newport, Kentucky, and same is available for inspection and use by the public during regular business hours. I, Paula K. Spicer, Clerk of the Campbell County Fiscal Court, hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Campbell County Fiscal Court and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of Ordinance O-0413. Paula K. Spicer Fiscal Court Clerk

CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS ORDINANCE NO. 11-2013 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, PROVIDING FORA CREDIT OF ITS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE FEE FOR NEW EMPLOYEES AS PART OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BY GENERAL CABLE CORPORATION UNDER THE KENTUCKY BUSINESS INVESTMENT PROGRAM (KRS 154.32-0l0-KRS 154.32-100). WHEREAS, General Cable Corporation, headquartered in Highland Heights, Campbell County, Kentucky a leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and design, distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, specialty and communications markets will convert existing warehouse space into office space for up to 35 Kentucky resident employees filling roles in the corporate office as engineers, accountants and product design specialists; and WHEREAS, General Cable Corporation is soliciting the Campbell County Fiscal Court and the City of Highland Heights for support of its application under the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KBI) under KRS 154.32-01O-KRS 154.32-100. General Cable Corporation has received preliminary approval from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) as an approved Economic Development Project on May 30, 2013; and WHEREAS, KRS 154.32-010 (3) (b) permits that the “approved company or, with the authority’s consent, an affiliate of an approved company may require that each employee subject to tax imposed by KRS 141.020, whose job is determined by the authority to be created as a result of the economic development project, as a condition of employment, agree to pay an assessment of up to four percent (4%) of taxable wages”; and WHEREAS, Campbell County JudgeExecutive Steve Pendery and Highland Heights Mayor Gregory Meyers indicated in writing on May 29, 2013, their willingness to support a shared 1% credit of the Occupational License Fees pending approval of their respective Commission Council, where Campbell County and Fiscal Court assesses 0.4% and the City of Highland Heights assesses 0.6%, on new Kentucky-resident jobs created by General Cable Corporation as part of this Economic Development Project for a ten-year period after project completion. This local credit of 1% will cause a 3% Kentucky personal income tax credit on such new jobs under KBI and thus a total 4% credit; and WHEREAS, KRS 154.32-010 also entitles each employee paying the wage assessment fee to an equal credit against his/her Kentucky income tax and an equal credit against his/ her local occupational license fee, both for ten years General Cable Corporation under KRS 154.32-010, will impose a 4% wage assessment as a condition of employment and shall be authorized to deduct the 4% assessment from each payment of wages to qualified employees, with such assessment only to be utilized as permitted by KRS 154.32-010-KRS 154.32-100. BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I The City of Highland Heights authorizes a credit of its Occupational License Fee pursuant to the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KRS 154.32-01O-KRS 154.32-100) for and throughout a ten-year period (beginning and ending as stipulated in the Wage Assessment Agreement executed between KEDFA and the approved company) equal to 0.6% on the wages of the new General Cable Corporation Kentucky-resident employees created as part of this Economic Development Project. SECTION II That if any section or part of any section or any provision of this Ordinance shall be declared invalid by a Court of appropriate jurisdiction, for any reason, such declaration shall not invalidate, or adversely affect, the remainder of this Ordinance. All resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of said conflict. SECTION III That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk/Treasurer, recorded and published. Same shall be in effect at the earliest time provided by law. First reading of this 16th day of July, 2013. Second reading of this 6th day of August, 2013.




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She was a homemaker. Survivors include her children, Antonio Trejo, Makia Trejo, Adrian Wilson and Enrique Wilson; father, Paul Wilson; mother, Tina Smith; brother, Bryan Wilson; sister, Breckin Wilson; grandparents, Irene and Charles Widener. Burial was at Alexandria Cemetery.

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Vera Wischmeyer

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Vera Wischmeyer, 90, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 7, 2013, in Columbus, Ind. Her husband, Ralph L. Wischmeyer, died previously. Survivors include her children, Virginia Painter and Dr. Ralph Wischmeyer; sister, Mona Pepper; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

People Working Cooperatively, a Cincinnatibased nonprofit that serves Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana, is offering free home weatherization to incomequalified clients in Kentucky. Weatherization is just as important in warmweather months as it is during the winter because it can reduce your summer energy bills, noted Nina Creech, PWC vice president of operations. “Weatherization can save on energy usage up to 20 percent or more,” said Creech. Also, the waiting list for incomequalified clients in summer months is much shorter, she said. All qualifying participants receive a furnace clean and tune, health and safety check, energy-efficient light bulbs and energy-saving tips. If needed, each participant can also receive a hot-water heater wrap, weather stripping, pipe wrap and more. PWC also offers home repair and weatherization services to veterans in Kentucky. To apply for the services, call 859-331-1991 or apply online at

DEATHS Continued from Page B9 selected to attend pilot training and hoped to fly F-15 Strike Eagles. He recently worked for Louisville Gas and Electric as an intern on the special projects engineering team, and was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who loved hunting, trap shooting, skiing, rock climbing, golf, disc golf and soccer. His grandfather, Raymond Kramer, died previously. Survivors include his parents, Anthony and Penny Kramer of Erlanger; brother, Ben Kramer of Erlanger; and grandparents, Althea Kramer of Fort Thomas,

and Sue and Joe Bischoff of Wilder. Burial with military honors was at St. John Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

tucky Veterans Cemetery North. Memorials: Intrepid Fallen Heros Fund at

Alberta Springelmeyer

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Alberta Springelmeyer, 84, of Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 3, 2013. She was a retired clerical worker with the Dioceses of Covington. Her husband, Robert William Springelmeyer, died previously. Survivors include her family, David Springelmeyer of Florence, Robert Springelmeyer of Fort Mitchell, Daniel Springelmeyer of Fort Thomas, JoAnn Zerhusen of Fort Mitchell, and

Arthur R. Owens, 64, of Fort Thomas, died July 31, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Owens; son, Brant Owens; daughter, Jessica Mauk; stepsons, Jeff and Jason Deters; brothers, Kerry and Dale Owen; and four grandchildren. Internment was at the Ken-

Mary Sue Owens of Hebron; 15 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Children’s Hospital CICU; or St. Elizabeth Hospice; or Humane Society.

Fred Wade Jr. Fred A. “Chubby” Wade Jr., 60, of Silver Grove, died Aug. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. His mother, Garnet Faye Wade, and sister, Judy Holmes, died previously. Survivors include his father, Fred A. Wade Sr.; children, Tra, Jason, Dustin and Lindsey Wade; brothers, Happy and Joe Wade; sisters, Gloria Jean Sparks, Jackie Books and Janice Weber; and four grandchildren.

Brittany Wilson

The Fort Thomas Board of Education will hold a public hearing at the Central Office located at 28 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY, on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 7:00pm to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 98.6 cents on real property and 98.6 cents on personal property. The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2013 was 95 cents on real property and 95 cents on personal property and produced revenue of $10,731,737.30. The proposed General Fund tax rate of 98.6 cents on real property and 98.6 cents on personal property is expected to produce $11,090,338.85. Of this amount, $388,836.53 is from new and personal property. The compensating tax for 2014 is 94.9 cents on real property and 95 cents on personal property and is expected to produce $10,674,550.35. The general areas to which revenue of $ 358,601.05 above 2013 revenue is to be allocated are as follows: Cost of collections, $5,379.02; and instruction $ 353,222.03. The General Assembly has required publication of this ad1775133 vertisement and information contained herein.

Brittany Marie Wilson, 26, of Newport, died Aug. 3, 2013, at her residence.

NOTICE Please take notice that Duke Energy Kentucky, Inc. has applied to the Kentucky Public Service Commission for approval to revise its Demand Side Management (DSM) rate for electric service and gas service for residential and commercial customers and add new products for its DSM program available to customers. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current monthly DSM rate for residential gas customers is ($0.039396) per hundred cubic feet (ccf) and for non-residential gas customers is $0.000000 per hundred cubic feet. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current monthly DSM rate for residential electric customers is $0.001988 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and for nonresidential customers is $0.001104 per kilowatt-hour for distribution service and $0.001070 per kilowatt-hour for transmission service. Duke Energy Kentucky seeks approval to revise these rates as follows: Duke Energy Kentucky’s monthly DSM rate for residential gas customers would increase to ($0.038919) per hundred cubic feet and for non-residential gas customers would remain at $0.000000 per hundred cubic feet. Duke Energy Kentucky’s monthly DSM rate for residential electric customers would increase to $0.002003 per kilowatt-hour and for non-residential customers would increase to $0.001131 per kilowatt-hour for distribution service and would remain at $0.001070 per kilowatthour for transmission service. The rate contained in this notice is the rate proposed by Duke Energy Kentucky. However, the Public Service Commission may order a rate to be charged that differs from this proposed rate. Such action may result in a rate for consumers other than the rate in this notice. The foregoing rates reflect a proposed increase in electric revenues of approximately $91 thousand or 0.03% over current total electric revenues and an increase of $31 thousand or 0.03% over current gas revenues. A typical residential gas customer using 70 ccf in a month will see an increase of $0.03 or 0.04%. A typical residential electric customer using 1000 kWh in a month will see an increase of $0.02 or 0.02%. A typical non-residential electric customer using 40 kilowatts and 14,000 kWh will see an increase of $0.39 or 0.03%. Non-residential gas customers and non-residential electric customers served at transmission voltage will see no change in their bills from this application. Any corporation, association, body politic or person may by motion within thirty (30) days after publication or mailing of notice of the proposed rate changes, submit a written request to intervene to the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Boulevard, P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, and shall set forth the grounds for the request including the status and interest of the party. The intervention may be granted beyond the thirty (30) day period for good cause shown. Written comments regarding the proposed rate may be submitted to the Public Service Commission by mail or through the Public Service Commission’s website. A copy of this application filed with the Public Service Commission is available for public inspection at Duke Energy Kentucky’s office at 4580 Olympic Boulevard, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 and on its website at This filing and any other related documents can be found on the Public Service Commission’s website at CE-0000565760

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