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On the field

Week one football action saw Newport Central Catholic hand a loss to Ohio opponent McNicholas High School and Campbell County lose a 27-26 heartbreaker, as Milford came from behind to beat them. For more about those and other Campbell County games, see sports. SPORTS AND RECREATION, A7

By Amanda Joering Alley

Just a bad dream

Fear fans from around the Tristate will once again be making their way to Newport’s Riverboat Row to go through one of America’s top haunted attractions next month when the USS Nightmare opens yet another season of scares. The Nightmare will be open for one day only from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, during Riverfest, then will officially open for the season Friday, Sept. 16. LIFE, B1

Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. • If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Recorder would like to know. • If you have ever visited Ground Zero or the field in Shanksville, send us your memories of the experience. Include photos if you have them. • Send us your memories of the day, and thoughts about the 10 years since. Send to

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Siblings Karly Meyer, a third-grade teacher, and Kolton Smith, a kindergarten student, hold hands as they walk out of St. Thomas School, where they both started their first day Tuesday, Aug. 23

Siblings share first day of school as student, teacher By Amanda Joering Alley

When St. Thomas School begin classes on Tuesday, Aug. 23, siblings Karly Meyer and Kolton Smith shared their first day at the school together, but not in the same way as most siblings. Kolton’s first day was as a student in the kindergarten class, while Karly, who is 24 years older than Kolton, had her first day as the third-grade teacher. “My students had a hard time believing Kolton was my brother at first, but now they’re all pretty excited about it,” Karly said. “I’m glad to be able to be here with him. I think it gives me something extra special with him.”

Kolton, who said it is neat to have his big sister teaching at his school, said having her there made him less nervous about starting kindergarten. Karly, who attended St. Thomas as a child, said she decided in eighth grade that she wanted to be a teacher, and always hoped to be able to teach at St. Thomas. After spending seven years teaching in other schools, a position opened up at St. Thomas and Karly got the job. “It feels great to get back to my roots,” Karly said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to teach here.” Karly said as long as she stays in her current position, it will only be a few years until she has

Kolton in her class, which she said will be interesting, but fun. “It is probably going to be a little challenging having to do a parent teacher conference with my mom and dad, but I’m looking forward to it,” Karly said. Principal Sharon Bresler said it was neat to be able to see Karly and Kolton both start on the same day and to have such a great example of some families’ dedication to the school. In many cases, several generations of a family have attended St. Thomas as students, and in this case, come back as a teacher. “We have a long line of tradition here at St. Thomas,” Bresler said. For more about your community, visit

Celebrating 92 years as a beautiful baby By Chris Mayhew

FORT THOMAS - Gilbert Laycock plans to celebrate his 93rd birthday at the Alexandria Fair’s baby contest, bouncing back to where he won first prize as the cutest tyke in 1919. The baby contest at the 155th Alexandria Fair & Horse Show will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 3. Laycock, of Fort Thomas, said his mother always made sure he knew he’d won the baby contest as they doted on him because he was an only child. “You are the hero of the family, and nothing you can do is wrong,” he said. Although too young to remember the baby contest himself, it left

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Gilbert Laycock clutches a photograph inside his Fort Thomas home Wednesday, Aug. 24, of himself as a 1-year-old draped in a blue ribbon for winning first place in the Alexandria Fair’s 1919 baby contest.

The Graeter’s Grand Avenue location is preparing to reopen at the beginning of next month with a completely remodeled building and new food and drink features. The store, which was among several franchise Graeter’s locations that closed late last year, is now owned by Graeter’s corporate offices in Cincinnati. Store manager Kate Chaplin, who also worked at the Grand Avenue location under the franchise, said they are hoping to hold the soft opening of the store Labor Day weekend. “They’ve completely remodeled the building from the floor to the ceiling,” Chaplin said. Greg Warner, a project manager with HCG Construction, the general contractor for In addition to the project, the bakery said the main puritems, the new pose of the food offering remodeling was to make include a full the Grand line a Graeter’s A v e n u e brand coffee. s t o r e ’ s d e s i g n match that of the corporate office’s other locations in Cincinnati. “It was about a three month project,” Warner said. “It’s been great to work with Graeter’s, and we are fortunate that we have been their go-to people.” HGC also remodeled a Graeter’s location in Fort Mitchell, which reopened Aug. 15. Along with a new look, Chaplin said the store also has new food and drink features. “We are bringing our bakery items with us that we already offer in our Cincinnati locations,” Chaplin said. “Our bakery items haven’t been offered in this area in years.” In addition to the bakery items, which will be delivered fresh Monday through Saturday, the new food offering include a full line a Graeter’s brand coffee. Chaplin said the store will also continue to offer all the ice cream treats patrons are used to, plus some new sundaes the store didn’t have in the past. The store, including the drivethru, will be open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday hours are not yet scheduled. For more information about the store and the new bakery and coffee items, visit For more about your community, visit


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Churches to host expert on alleged apparations of Virgin Mary in Bosnia By Amanda Joering Alley

An internationally known expert on the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bosnia is coming to speak to groups in several Northern Kentucky curches in September. Wayne Weible, who has been studying the alleged apparitions in a small village in Bosnia called Medjugorje, will be speaking about his experiences at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Fort Thomas, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington and St. Patrick Church in Taylor Mill. Terri Babey, one of the coordinators of St. Catherine’s Praise & Worship Series, said the church wanted to bring Weible in to speak because he is sharing a very relevant message. “The violence in the world seems to be increasing at an alarming rate and we need something miraculous to turn the pendulum around,” Babey said. “Mary is the Queen of Peace, and I think these apparitions are her way of trying to bring peace back to the world.” Father Michael Comer from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Burlington said he heard of Weible several years ago and he himself has traveled to Medjugorje and was inspired.

“(Weible) is sharing an important message of Mary’s call to people to p r a y , b e c o m e Weible closer with her son and renew their commitment to God,” Comer said. In June 1981, it is said that the Virgin Mary began appearing and speaking to six teenagers in the small village daily, giving them messages. The visits have continued daily for the past 30 years, bringing with them countless miracles to those who live in and visit the area, said Weible, who first heard about the apparitions in 1985. “At the time, I was a very lukewarm Protestant who wasn’t even sure if I believed in God,” Weible said. “When I first heard about Medjugorje, I thought it was nonsense, but something inside me wanted to learn more.” Weible, who at the time was a journalist and owned four newspapers, decided to look further into the apparitions for a story on modernday miracles and obtained videos of the teens that showed them when the apparitions allegedly occur. “I could see the serenity

in their faces, and at that moment I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is real,’” Weible said. “I heard the Virgin Mary speaking to my heart, asking me to do her son’s will and to make my life’s work writing about these messages.” Within the next few months, Weible sold his papers, studied about apparitions, traveled to Medjugorje and soon began work on a series of several books about the phenomenon. Since then, Weible has spent his time writing and traveling around the world speaking about Medjugorje, including on The Oprah Winfrey Show. “It has been an incredible journey that has changed my life completely,” said Weible, who became a Catholic several years ago. “I have no intentions of ever retiring and hope to do this until I die.” Weible is speaking at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. Patrick Church; 7 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Immaculate Heart of Mary. For more information about Weible, visit www. For more about your community, visit


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River cities prepare for weekend fireworks events

Northern Kentucky cities along the Ohio River are preparing for thousands of people to flood the riverbank this weekend during the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks Sunday, Sept. 4. City staff and police in cities including Bellevue, Newport and Covington are setting rules and announcing closings in preparation for the event. Newport Police Sergeant Bob Auteri said for those visiting the city to attend Riverfest activities, there are several do’s and don’ts people need to remember. Dos include dressing comfortably and to plan according by road and bridge closures. “The number one thing is for people to be patient,” Auteri said. “They can’t expect to be able to leave the area right after the fireworks.” Auteri, who has been working at Riverfest for 16 years, said with about 400,000 coming to Newport alone, it takes a while for the crowds to disperse and


Tarps and blankets line the flood wall in Newport saving spots for party goers celebrating Labor Day with a Riverfest celebration Sept. 5, 2010. the streets to safely reopen. Don’ts include bringing coolers, grills, alcohol, pets, tents, umbrellas, bicycles or any kind of motorized vehicles to the event and not parking where they normally wouldn’t park. Auteri said even with the size of the crowds, the city hasn’t ever had any major problems during the event. To control the crowd and deal with any minor things that do come up, Newport gets help from other local

police departments and the National Guard. Several local organizations and groups are holding fireworks events in the area, including: • Buckhead Mountain Grill Buckhead Mountain Grill in Bellevue is hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Newport. The event, which features an open food buffet, cash bar, live music, a dessert buffet and a river-

side view of the fireworks display, is $100 per person, which includes an on-site parking pass. Entry to the event is between 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the food buffet. Tickets can be ordered at abid=302054 or by calling 261-8386. • Fireworks Party on the Bridge The Fireworks Party on the Purple People Bridge includes an open bar, entertainment and food. The event is from 5-10 p.m. Tickets are required. For more information call 6557700. • Newport Central Catholic Firework Fest Newport Central Catholic is hosting a Firework Fest at

4 p.m. at the school. The event includes games, live entertainment, activities, food, drinks and a view of the fireworks. Admission is $3 per person. The school is also renting out three private classrooms for groups up to 30 people for $1,500. The VIP rooms include an appetizer buffet, domestic beer, wine and soft drinks. All proceeds benefit the school’s tuition assistance fund. For more information call the school at 292-0001. • Newport Riverfest Newport’s Riverfest event held on Riverboat Row runs from noon to 9 p.m., followed by the fireworks. The event includes food, beverages and live entertainment.

• St. Cecilia’s Labor Day Festival The festival is from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church, with live music, food, rides and a raffle for $50,000 or a 2011 Corvette. For more information call 363-4311. • Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky’s Fire works Party The fireworks party, held in Devou Park, including parking, admission, two drink tickets, ice cream, live music, hot air ballon rides and food. Tickets are $35 per person over 12. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Registration is required, for more information call 261-8768.




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Education, Special Olympics dunk together in Alexandria By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA – If only for a day, all power rested in the arms of students in Alexandria instead of with their teachers and principals as they took an annual dunking for a good cause. Principals, teachers, administrators and even Alexandria’s mayor took turns in dunking booths at the Alexandria Village Green parking lot next to City Brew Coffee Saturday, Aug. 27, for the fourth annual fundraiser for Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky. Previously called Dunk the Principal, the event was rechristened this year as Dunk the Educator in recognition of people like the mayor and administrators getting involved, said Shari Hennekes, organizer of the event, and a co-owner of City Brew. This year, one of the schools couldn’t participate, so Alexandria Mayor Bill Rachford was asked to take a seat in the booth for a half hour, Hennekes said. The standard cost for softballs to throw was three for $1. Hennekes said she figured $1 a ball was fair for the mayor and also for Kerry Hill, the representative for Campbell County Schools’ central office, and the director of pupil personnel. “You’ve got the adults coming up to dunk them,” she said. “So, they’ve got to pony up some dough.” Schools participating included Campbell County High School, St. Mary School in Alexandria, Bishop Brossart High School, Grant’s Lick Elementary School, Cline Elementary School in Cold Spring, and Campbell Ridge Elementary.


St. Mary School Principal Matt Grosser, right, and his wife Tricia and daughter, Emily, at the start of school Wednesday Aug. 17 where this year’s theme is “Anchored in Christ.”

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Reiley Elementary School Principal Julie Hubbard, right, recoils as three-year-old Haley Scott of Alexandria pitches an up-close throw at the dunking booth tank target during Dunk the Educator Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky fundraiser in Alexandria Saturday, Aug. 27. At the dunking booths, older students were asked to stand back about 10 feet while the youngest got to stand closer to the target. Donnie Smith, a fourth-grade student at Reiley Elementary School, said he plays baseball and it only took him one try to dunk his principal Julie Hubbard. “It felt good,” Smith said with a


Tyler Braun, 5, a kindergartner at St. Mary School, takes aim at the dunk tank booth button while his principal Matt Grosser is on the tank’s hinged plank seat during the Dunk the Educator Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky fundraiser in Alexandria Saturday, Aug. 27.

grin. Smith’s grandparents, Louis and Denise Kasper of Alexandria, brought him to the event. Denise Kasper said she works with people who have children with disabilities who play basketball and other sports through Special Olympics. It’s for a worthy cause, Kasper said. It is absolutely for a good cause, said Glen Miller, superintendent of Campbell County Schools. “The kids are lining up there,” Miller said. “They’re coming to get their principal dunked.” There are more than 400 volunteers and 900 registered Special Olympics athletes playing in 15 different sports and activities from an eight county area in Northern Kentucky, said Mark Staggs of Florence, the volunteer director of Kentucky’s Area 7 for Special Olympics. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics for the athletes, Staggs said. For information about Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky visit the website For more about your community, visit

ALEXANDRIA - Matt Grosser is settling in as the new principal at St. Mary School in Alexandria with plans to get to know everyone at the school and work at ramping-up student enrollment. Grosser, who was previously the assistant principal at Bishop Brossart High School, said he is a parishioner at St. Mary Church and his daughter will be starting preschool this year at the school. “So, I’m a new parent and a new principal,” he said. Grosser said coming from a high school background, he’s going to approach this school year with an open mind, and not make any significant sudden changes to the school. “We have to make sure we’re working together and putting the kids first,” he said. The school needs to focus on cooperation and being positive because enrollment has been down in recent years, Grosser said. “For a while we’re going to have to just stick together and keep putting out a good product,” he said. Grosser said the school does have a new writing program being implemented for all grade levels. There’s also a new librarian, new computer technology teacher and

a new seventh-grade teacher at the school. “I’m really excited abut being here,” he said. “We’ve got a really strong faculty.” Grosser said during the past several weeks he’s met with each member of the staff individually. “They know what they’re doing, and they care about the kids,” he said. Grosser said he was also looking forward to meeting with and getting to know all the parents at the school during an Aug. 24 parent meeting night. Beth Sanker, of Alexandria, said Grosser has taught three of her children while at Bishop Brossart. Sanker said after her youngest son left St. Mary School and became a freshman at Bishop Brossart, Grosser taught his Spanish class. Sanker said her son thought Grosser was enjoyable to have in class because he learned a lot and made the class fun. “I think he’s pretty involved with the kids,” Sanker said of Grosser. “From the perspective of Bishop Brossart we’re sad to see him go, but being a member of St. Mary Parish we know it’s good for them,” Sanker said. For more about your community, visit

District administrators share goals, plans for new school year By Amanda Joering Alley

In Fort Thomas Independent Schools, administrators throughout the district have several plans and goals in mind for the new school year, which began Wednesday, Aug. 24. At Woodfill Elementary School, Principal Keith Faust said his biggest goal is to maintain the district’s vision of having the students be more creative and do more critical thinking and public speaking. “We want to have the students up in front of their classes really applying what they are learning,” Faust said. “We want to see all of our students become more engaged in the learning experi-

ence.” At Moyer Elementary School, Principal Jay Brewer said the he hopes to further students’ learning through several new programs, including the new world language program that has two Spanish teachers teach all students in the district’s three elementary schools. Brewer said the students in third through fifth grades will also be working on more long-term research projects this year. “These projects will cause a greater collaboration between the classrooms and the library,” Brewer said. Johnson Elementary School’s Principal Jon Stratton said he plans to focus more on working with individual students to help them make needed improvements.

“We are trying to make sure our programs are where they need to be and see how we can improve them to help our students,” Stratton said. “We just want to be able to offer a great learning experience to our students.” Also following the district’s vision Faust mentioned, Highlands Middle School Principal Mark Goetz said his goal includes implementing critical and creative teaching and learning in all the classrooms. “Academic rigor, integrating technology, writing across the curriculum and putting students in situations where they can create and perform are some of the ways we will try to do this,” Goetz said. For more about your community, visit


Back to school

Father Stef Bankemper stops to hug Rachel Glaser on her first day of kindergarten at St. Catherine of Siena School in Fort Thomas.

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Back to school Fourth-grader Carson McAtee gets to work on the first day of school at Moyer Elementary Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Gateway fundraiser to provide great view of Riverfest fireworks RiverBlast 2011, the second annual fundraiser hosted by the Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation, will be Sept. 4 at the Newport Aquarium. Proceeds support the Foundation, which works to enhance the programs and services of GCTC. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and ticket price includes appetizers, a pen-

guin encounter, a sit-down dinner, a silent auction and a private terrace viewing for the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Labor Day weekend fireworks. Guests will also have full use of the aquarium. New to RiverBlast is a trivia treasure hunt after the show while guests wait for traffic to clear. Treasure hunt prizes range from restaurant gift certificates to golf packages and an Apple

iPad 2 as the top prize. Coffee and desserts will be provided after the show. Tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Exclusive parking a block from the aquarium will be available for an additional $35. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Shelley Menninger, 859442-1176 or mmenninger

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SCHOOL NOTES Softball tournament

The annual Bishop Brossart Mens Alumni Softball tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at Pendery Park and St. Philip's ball fields. All alumni and spouses are invited to play. A meeting for all team captains will be held Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at BBHS. For more information contact Ron Schultz at 635-3231.

Johnson Hullabaloo

Johnson Elementary School will hold its annual Hullabaloo event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The Hullabaloo, the school’s biggest fundraiser, will include a silent auction, frog derby, split the pot, a major raffle for $1,000 as well as several other raffles, activities and games. The school’s goal for this year is to raise $43,000, which will be used to make needed

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Football alumni night

Bishop Brossart's Football Alumni Night will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at the Mustangs home game against Dayton at the Scott High School field. Game time is 7 p.m. All former Mustang players will receive free admission and be recognized during the varsity game.

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Governor’s Scholar has experience of a lifetime

This past summer was anything but typical for Heather Federmann. The Simon Kenton senior participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP). The GSP is a five-week program where students live on college campuses and take courses in science,

math, humanities and other topics. Students select an area of focus while they participate in the program. Federmann spent her time at the Murray State University campus and focused on film studies. While going to GSP meant attending classes during her summer break, Federmann wouldn’t trade it back, she said. “It was the best experi-

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ence,” Federmann said. Being able to sit in class with some of the state’s brightest students made GSP more than just summer school, she said. “It was a lot more laidback than normal school,” Federmann said. Apart from the educational aspects, Federmann’s memories of GSP will always be tied to the relationships she made. “I know someone in almost every county in Kentucky now,” she said. Federmann was one of 1,074 students who participated in GSP this year. The program is open to Kentucky students who’ve finished their junior year. Acceptance is based on academic records, test scores, teacher recommendations, extracurricular activities and essays.

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Simon Kenton senior Heather Federmann was one of hundreds of students at the Governor’s Scholars Program at Murray State University.

NKY’s Governor’s Scholars The following Campbell County students participated in the Governor’s Scholar Program: Bishop Brossart: Katherine Hagedorn, Ashley Hamberg, Austin Hinkel, Abbie Kramer and Julia Steffen. Campbell County High School: Lydia Clark, Christina

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Wildcats beat Tigers on gridiron, 34-18 NewCath

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Newport Central Catholic beat McNicholas 23-13 to improve to 2-0 in the Crosstown Showdown. Brady Hightchew rushed for two touchdowns and threw for one to Pete Collopy. NCC rolled up about 400 yards offense yet struggled with turnovers. Next game: At home vs. Campbell County, 7 p.m. Friday at Newport Stadium.

Newport beat Bellevue 34-18 Aug. 27 in their annual football rivalry match. Daylin Garland threw two touchdown passes to Rob Washington. Ron Rice had a 31-yard run, and Robert Engram had a 52yard run.



Newport Central Catholic football team breaks the banner to start the game in the first quarter Aug. 27.


Tyler Walsh scrambles for the Campbell County Camels. Milford crossed the river for week one to face off against Campbell County.

David Franco kicked two field goals. Garland passed for 164 yards and rushed for another 114 yards as the Wildcats evened their record at 1-1. Washington had five catches for 103 yards. Rice rushed for 71. Dylan Huff had 95 rushing yards and a touchdown for Bellevue, and Jordan Fogelman posted 64 rushing yards and two scores. Bellevue is 1-1 also. Newport plays at Breathitt County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Bellevue plays at Gallatin County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs won 2816 at Middletown Christian to improve to 1-1. Mustangs senior Jesse Orth ran for two touchdowns and 143 yards and passed for one score and 101 yards. Jacob Elbert had a touchdown run. Next game: vs. Caverna, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Scott High School.

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The Camels fell to Milford 27-26 to fall to 0-2. Campbell County junior quarterback Tyler Walsh

Jeff Skinner of Campbell County makes people miss on a punt return during the Camels’ 27-26 loss Aug. 26.

ALEXANDRIA - Tradition never graduates. A traditional phrase, for sure, but one that applies to the boys cross country program at Bishop Brossart High School. The Mustangs were second in the state to St. Henry last year, and also second in the region to St. Henry in Class 1A. Staying up there will be a challenge as the Mustangs graduated four seniors, including Zach Holtkamp, last year’s third-place finisher on the cross country course. “We’re a younger team this year with all the graduating seniors, but we have some good prospects and I’m looking forward to another great season,” fifthyear head coach Rob Braun said. Sophomore Michael Caldwell is the top returning starter. He was 12th in the state last year. His time was fourth-best among freshmen in all three classes. Senior Brian Neltner and sophomore Andy Kramer


Michael Caldwell, right, of Brossart, shown during track season, is the top returning runner for the Mustangs. also return from the top seven. Those three returnees have the winning knowhow to pass on. “Our best recipe for success has been the tradition and the runners that have come before,” Braun said. “Zac Holtkamp was an example to Michael. Brian has been around for a while. Now they’re taking what they’ve learned and shown the younger guys

how to do it. They congratulate them and encourage them; they are good examples.” One of the top newcomers is senior Robby Martin, who ran on the team his freshman and sophomores year before taking last season off. Brossart was set to start the season Aug. 27 in Centerville, Ohio, as part of a nighttime invitational. The


The Greendevils fell to Lloyd 49-15 to fall to 0-2. Next game: At home vs. Walton-Verona 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2.

meet took place after dark, the course has portable lights and runners have to wear glow sticks. Even that far away, the Mustangs still received their first test of the season against the Crusaders, who have won the last nine state championships in 1A and are ranked No. 1 this year. Braun jokes his team can’t avoid the Crusaders. He took the Mustangs on a canoe trip shortly before the first day of school. They ended up on a school bus with the St. Henry team. Braun and St. Henry head coach Ernie Brooks have been friends since they were in high school. “We got on the bus with the St. Henry boys and shot the bull,” Braun said. “We have a good relationship.” Olivia Nienaber leads the girls team. She was 10th at state and finished 16th at Centerville. Brossart will race in the Ryle Invitational Sept. 3. See more sports coverage at spreps, www. presspreps or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber.

Other teams


Caleb Finch returns for his fourth year as head coach. Returning starters in boys are junior Noah Placke, freshman Tony Isbell, eighth-grader Chris Riehl and junior J.D. Morgan. Top newcomers are seventh-graders Jeffery Brinker and Alex Tomas. Placke is the top returnee and the team’s best chance at a state qualifier, Finch said. Riehl is the likely No. 2 runner. Returning girls include junior Maddie Blevins, sophomore Kendal Tallon and senior Lauren Riehl. The Tigers are hoping to get five runners for a full team, they had four last year.

Campbell County

Freshman Abby Vandergriff was 29th at state last year in 3A, and senior Hailee Rose was 64th. Junior Lorin Martin was 89th.


Head coach Brady Kennedy returns Lance Klette, Chris Johnson, Matt Grimme and Adam Roth on the boys team, and Gwen Watson and Cara Klette on the girls side. Johnson is the top runner on the team and finished eighth in the Holmes meet to start the year Aug. 27. Promising newcomers

include Ashley Meyer, Devin King, Shamichael Ballad and Zach Grimme.


Eighth-grader Lauren Ossege leads the Bluebirds after coming close to the state title in Class 2A last season. She started this year strong by winning the Holmes meet Aug. 27, beating 2A rival Torey Duncan of Lloyd by 23 seconds. Returning runners Paige Dauer, Corrine Carnohan and Kelsey Clark also finished high at Holmes. Cameron Kruse is the top returner for the boys team.


Pete Collopy scores a first-half touchdown for NewCath.

completed 13 of 24 passes for 175 yards. He completed touchdowns to Jake Zabonick and Tyler Durham, and also rushed for a score. James Popp had a touchdown run as the Camels led by 20 points in the fourth quarter. Next game: At Newport Central Catholic, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at Newport Stadium.

Mustangs run with tradition By James Weber

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Newport Central Catholic

Conner Bartels was ninth at state in 1A last year to lead the way. He finished third in the Holmes meet to start this season. Myles Grothaus, Griffin Jordan and Patrick Allen also finished in the top 10.

Silver Grove

The Big Trains continue to build their small-school program. Junior Johnny Clark and sophomore Zack Louden ran in the Holmes meet Aug. 27.


Newport Central Catholic running back Dylan Hayes (44) fights for the first down against McNicholas OL Paul Wilson (57) in the first quarter.

Press Preps highlights By James Weber


• Brossart repeated as All “A” 10th Region champion in both boys and girls golf. In boys, Brossart shot 349 to beat Paris by 10 shots. Jimmy Kelley continued his strong season by winning medalist honors with an 80. Bryan Kraus shot 83. The girls team shot 431 to repeat. • NewCath improved to 91 in boys golf last week, beating Cooper, St. Henry, Beechwood, Grant County and Campbell County. Drew McDonald and Andy Miller had medalist honors during the week. • Campbell County beat Simon Kenton 175-182 for its first boys golf win of the year. Sam Mefford picked up his second medalists honor of the week.


Bishop Brossart captured the Kentucky Touchstone Energy All A Classic 10th Region, downing Deming 258, 25-15 in Augusta, Ky. Senior setter Molly Williams was selected as the 10th region tournament Most Outstanding Player. Senior Megan Herbst and Junior Tori Hackworth were both selected to the 10th Region all-tournament team. It will be their third straight trip to the All A State. Last year they finished third. In the final, Williams had 18 assists and four aces. Danielle Bryan had 13 digs. Tori Hackworth had seven kills. Emily Greis had eight digs and five aces. Meredith Harris had five kills, Madison Salkowski four and Megan Herbst three. The state tourney is in Paducah Sept. 10.


• Campbell County picked up a rare win against Highlands in girls soccer, winning 2-1 in penalty kicks Aug. 29. Lynsey Lapre scored in regulation for the Camels. • In boys soccer, Newport Central Catholic advanced in the All “A” tourney, beating Bishop Brossart in penalty kicks Aug. 27.

Where are they now?

• Two Campbell County High School volleyball standouts who graduated in 2010 are already having success in Division I. Jenna Cavanaugh started her sophomore season at Youngstown State Aug. 26. She started 22 matches last season and averaged one block per set. Natalie Penrod, the 2009 10th Region Player of the Year, began her sophomore year at Tennessee Tech Aug. 26. Penrod played in 114 sets during her freshman season, and all but one of Tech’s 31 matches. She led all Tech freshmen in kills with 268 for an average of 2.35 kills per set and recorded at least 10 kills in 12 matches. • Former Highlands and University of Cincinnati standout Ben Guidugli played in the first three exhibition games for the St. Louis Rams. In the Rams’ first game against Indianapolis, he caught two passes for 18 yards, including a 12-yarder to get to the Indy 5yard line. He was still on the roster as of Aug. 29. • Two Highlands soccer stars faced off in the crosstown shootout Aug. 21. The University of Cincinnati beat Xavier 1-0 at UC. Freshman Mackenzie Grause started for UC and senior Leslie Twehues for Xavier. Grause scored her first career goal for UC in its previous game. Twehues had one goal last season, her first as a Musketeer after transferring from Kentucky.


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Camels fall to Eagles Campbell County fell 3-1 to Scott in boys soccer Aug. 25 in Taylor Mill. The Camels, 1-2-2 for the season, got their goal from Mason Lovelace. Campbell plays at Covington Catholic Aug. 30 and at Conner Sept. 1. Scott senior Sean Marshall, right, keeps his eye on Campbell County senior Zach Perry as he controls the ball during their boys soccer game Aug. 25.

Scott junior Jacob Trusty, left, and Campbell County senior Kyle Raney eye the ball during their boys soccer game Aug. 25.



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Tri-State Coach’s Clinic

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Be Concerned hosts golf outing

Be Concerned will host its 15th annual golf outing on Friday, Sept. 16, at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Latonia. The cost is $100 for 18 holes of golf and includes a lunch on the course and a prime rib and chicken dinner after. The scramble best-ball format will have a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes for top golfers, as well as a silent auction and rapid raffles afterward. New is the Golf Ball Drop; for $5 you can purchase a numbered golf ball that will be dropped from a helicopter onto the putting green at 4 p.m. The person whose ball lands closest to the pin will win $1,000. Proceeds will benefit Be Concerned, which assists low-income families in Northern Kentucky obtain basic necessities. To sign up, call 859-291-6789.


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Bellevue hall of fame induction Sept. 9 Bellevue High School announces its ninth induction class into the BHS sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Friday, Sept. 9. There will be a reception in the high school cafeteria at 5 p.m. The honorees will then be introduced prior to kickoff at the Bellevue sta-

dium. The Tigers will entertain the Wildcats of Henry County. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. This year’s class brings the total Hall of Fame membership to 118 men and women. Jim Winters (1941), Bernie “Sonny” Rechtin

(1948), William “Pete” Dougherty (1952), Ray Maines (1952), Mike Auteri (1961), Ken Spivey (1962), Rick Denker (1967), John Ahrens (1977), Greg Batsche (1985), Shannon Haggard (1992), Stacey Wikle Grubbs (1994), Jennifer Kiefer Vinson (1995).



Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Geoff Davis continue to criticize the President on poor leadership. What leadership have they shown when it came to continuing our government’s national debt obligation? None. They chose to vote “no” when it came to the final Senate and House bills. The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution specifically states that the debt shall not be questioned. Paul and Davis chose to question the debt. They therefore violated their oath to uphold the Constitution. When a person violates a contract, the contract becomes null and void. Sen. Paul and Rep. Davis violated their contract between the people and their government. And by their reckless actions they further to jeopardized our fragile economy in order to please their Tea Party constiguents. They should be ashamed of themselves and deserve to be recalled. As Lloyd Rogers, past Campbell

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High gas prices are still an obstacle to job creation As I travel around Kentucky’s 4th District and meet with small business owners, schools, farmers, nonprofit organizations U.S. REP. and concerned GEOFF DAVIS citizens, I continue to hear COMMUNITY that their top RECORDER concerns are the GUEST availability of COLUMNIST jobs in our region and gas prices. Not surprisingly, these issues are strongly linked. A strong economy and job growth are fueled in large part by affordable energy. The average price of gas has fallen in Kentucky from recent highs. However, we have experienced $4 per gallon gas twice in the last several years and today are paying an average of $3.45 per gallon. High gas and energy prices remain an obstacle to economic growth and job creation. Just one year ago, the average price of a gallon of gas in Kentucky was $2.60. This means that families and job-creating businesses are paying 33 percent more every time they fill up at the pump. Unfortunately, the pain does not end there. The increased cost of fuel is factored into everything that is transported including food, supplies and other goods, raising the price of just about everything. The more we are forced to spend on basic needs like gas and food, the less money we have to spend on other goods and services, and the less money businesses and entrepreneurs have to expand their businesses and hire more employees. To solve this problem we need

Just one year ago, the average price of a gallon of gas in Kentucky was $2.60. This means that families and jobcreating businesses are paying 33 percent more every time they fill up at the pump. an all-of-the-above energy strategy that increases the supply of domestically produced energy. It must take advantage of all of our domestic resources as well as new technology and resources to help meet the growing energy demands of the American economy today and in the future. In the House so far this year, we have passed four bills to remove unnecessary and artificial barriers to increase American energy exploration of our coasts and in Alaska to increase supply and reduce prices. We also recently passed H.R. 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act to expedite consideration of expanding the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian oil sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast. This would create thousands of American jobs and provide much needed energy to the American marketplace. Until we have such a national energy strategy, the imbalance between energy supply and demand will continue. Gas prices and energy costs will remain high and volatile, and our economy will suffer. We need more affordable American energy to remove this serious obstacle to economic recovery so that Americans can get back to work. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Brain injury a signature of war On June 22, President Obama announced the beginning of troop reduction in Afghanistan. On Aug. 31, 2010, the president announced that the U.S. combat mission in Iraq had ended. While the president is in the process of fulfilling his promises to end these wars, we the American people, cannot forget the sacrifices our troops and their families have made for us. In this age of advanced technical warfare, traumatic brain injury has become the signature injury for both of these wars. From 2000 to September 2010, there have been more than 178,000 traumatic brain injuries involving our troops. The loss to the injured individuals and their families is staggering, as well as the past and future costs to our society for the care of the injured. While the mechanism of brain injury is different, the wars’ signature injury, reflects our technologically advanced society subjecting its citizens to increased risks of head injury. This is proven through the number of injured persons in our civilian population. For some reason, the statistics regarding brain injury in Kentucky are even more staggering, with a brain injury rate of over twice the national average. Based on population, brain injury is the No. 1 killer in Kentucky. Approximately 250,000 Kentuckians live with a brain injury, affecting every 1 in 5 households across the state. In the next 12 months, it is projected that another 225,000 Kentuckians will sustain

a traumatic brain injury, making Kentucky’s occupational death rate due to brain injury 60 percent higher than the national Roger Braden average. While it is Community to fully Recorder difficult understand why guest K e n t u c k y ’ s columnist brain injury rate is so high, we are taking action to reduce the number of brain injuries, better educate our citizens about traumatic brain injury and ways to prevent it. This effort is lead by the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky ( BIAK) with two Northern Kentuckians now serve on BIAK’s Board of Directors, their headquarters are located in Louisville. Northern Kentucky has become increasingly active in the fight to educate the public about TBI’s and reduce brain injuries. In 2006, Lisa Combs formed “BRIDGES” a Northern Kentucky TBI support group, which has grown into the largest TBI support Group in Kentucky. In 2007, the first Northern Kentucky TBI conference was held, which has grown into the largest TBI Conference in Kentucky. In 2010, the city of Covington formed the first TBI Task Force in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Also in 2010, Amanda Kramer of Campbell County formed SledSafeJo’s Way, a group dedicated to preventing head injuries and win-

ter sport safety. The following year, in 2011, the city of Covington enacted a city ordinance requiring helmet use by minors in it’s city parks. BRIDGES and the city of Covington have worked together regarding TBI education including helmet giveaway programs, and St. Elizabeth Medical Center now has a Concussion Program. Changes in the private sector have paralleled improvements in the military sector, such as Combat Helmet Safety improvements. The Veteran Administration has excelled in TBI education and TBI treatment at its medical facilities. But even with these improvements TBI is still an increasing problem in both sectors of our society. Let’s keep in mind that not only are there hundreds of thousands of troops, to whom we are forever indebted, to come home who need our support; there are also millions of people who surround us who have suffered brain injuries, and we are enduring the aftermath of those injuries. Roger Braden is a partner in the law firm of Sutton Rankin Law in Edgewood. He is a member of the BIAK Board of Directors, a member of BRIDGES Board of Trustees, a member of the North American Brain Injured Society; Chairperson and CoFounder of the Northern Kentucky TBI Conference, Co-Founder of the Democratic Veterans of NKY At the Point, member of the advisory committee for the city of Covington TBI Task Force, and a former USAF “medic” and trauma registered nurse.

Buck stops with the SD1 board Look up the word “spin” and you’ll probably see a copy of Sanitation District 1’s response to a state audit of its books. State Auditor Crit Luallen’s said, “The audit found that overall policies of SD1 generally provide an effective structure for the oversight of the organization. However, the audit points out the board should assume a stronger role in governance and implement stronger policies governing accounting and procurement practices.” That’s a bit like saying, “The Cincinnati Bengals have the overall organization to play in the NFL.” Blithely, SD1 board president Chuck Heilman responded that he was pleased with the audit! He reassured us that the board will make recommended changes “that best serve the interests of SD1 ratepayers.” And he threw in a thumbs-up to the SD1 staff and their abilities. That’s the same staff whose problematic manual input of data and lack of extensive knowledge of a pro forma accounting model almost led to a sewer rate projection of 25 percent for 2009 and 2010 rather than 15 percent. The staff also grossly overcharged labor costs on 151 projects. It failed to maintain supporting doc-

umentation, approval or prior period adjustments for several entries in the ledger, improperly capitalized expenditures as assets, and Emily Shelton made large purchases (close to Community $4M in total) Recorder without going guest through comcolumnist petitive bidding requirements. The staff used $100,650 in tax money to pay a PR/lobbying firm … again without bidding the project out. The board’s ethics were also criticized. The audit exposed three apparent conflicts of interest of current and former SD1 board members for a total of nearly $70,000 in projects. The board approved over $100,000 in engineering services on one project with no documentation of formal requests for proposals or of a review by a selection committee as required by SD1’s own guidelines. As we see it, a disengaged board of directors is typical. For the last two years, members of Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County have been engaging in

many of the 40-plus boards and commissions that make decisions about our community. More often than not, we find the board members are unelected, often selected to the position by a fiscal court. They do not answer to voters or customers, and if they vote to increase rates, the politicians who put them in power get to keep their hands clean. Most of the board members get paid little or nothing for their time. They show up at meetings, hear a rah-rah speech from the administration of the particular organization. Often with little or no questions asked, the board rubberstamps the administrator’s recommendations, and then pats the staff and themselves on the back about what a nice job the organization is doing. SD1’s bungling and lack of supervision by its board leave ratepayers in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties exposed financially and, equally disconcerting, our liberties increasingly diminished. This board needs to resign and be replaced with capable people who are motivated to speak up for and fight for taxpayers and ratepayers. Emily Shelton, of Burlington, is a cofounder of the Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County.

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Jeff Ruby may be moving his Waterfront restaurant to Newport’s shore. If you could pick any restaurant to move into Campbell County, which would you choose? “We need a good Indian Restaurant close by to prevent having to drive to Buttermilk or Oakley or trying to park downtown.” BB

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Kennedy Berkley, left, and Chandler Gray, right, both of Alexandria, are best friends and seniors at Campbell County High School.

Alexandria teenagers confidants, best friends By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County High School seniors Chandler Gray and Kennedy Berkley netted best friends when they met each other during sixthgrade volleyball tryouts. The Alexandria residents and best friends are still volleyball teammates, and they go out to eat, to the movies and exercise together regularly. Gray, 17, said they are rarely apart. “She’s hilarious,"Gray said. “She’s really nice too, and we get along really well. I don’t think we’ve fought ever. And she’s absolutely gorgeous.” They met during volleyball tryouts in sixth grade and immediately found they liked each other, she said. Their bond has grown even stronger than they thought it ever could after attending a youth life camp together, Gray said. Berkley said they like to drive around, watch movies and eat meals together.

Although they’re currently planning to go to different colleges, they’ve pledged to remain friends, she said. They’ve always had a plan that when they grow up they’ll move into an apartment together in Chicago, Berkley said. “She’s really, really funny and she’s nice and she’s fun to be around,” Berkley said of Gray. Berkley said Gray is just an “all-around great person,” and is good at cheering her up. “She always can think of things to make me laugh if I’m in a bad mood,” Berkley said. Berkley’s mother Jennie Berkley said the girls have a bond that is strong and admired by many people. They have truly been inseparable throughout their middle school and high school careers,” said Jennie Berkley. Both play volleyball and basketball. Kennedy runs track and Chandler plays softball, she said. “Each attends the other’s events and is their biggest fans,” Jennie Berkley said.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Children Inc.: Call to creative, artistic and crafty volunteers for Children Inc., Covington. Call 859-4312075. Children Inc. is helping to host the Wee Folk Fairy Festival on Oct. 1 in MainStrasse. Volunteers who can use their imaginations to cover the 6th Street promenade trees with flower garlands are needed. Call 859-431-2075, ext. 126. Brighton Center: After-School Program tutor in Newport. Call 859491-8303. National Committee on Youth, Covington: Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas. Ronald McDonald House: Corporate groups needed for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios. Action Ministries: Truck driver needed. Call 859-261-3649. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Florence: Escort needed. Call 859-3012140. Rubber Duck Regatta Race Day: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept.. 4 for FreeStore Foodbank, Cincinnati. Call 513-482-4500. Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati: Call 513-771-3262. Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays (excluding national holidays). Kicks for Kids: Christmas Celebration and golf outing volunteers needed. Call 859-331-8484. TriState Habitat for Humanity: Grass cutting/lot maintenance help needed. Call 5139429211. The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky: Residential home cleaning help needed. Call 859-491-9191. Cincinnati Museum Center, Union

The website is a comprehensive registry of organizations that need help. The site serves Northern Kentucky and is sponsored by organizations including Legacy, The Kentucky Enquirer, Northern Kentucky University, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Vision 2015 and Children Inc. Terminal:. Customer service and safety liaisons needed. Call 513287-7025. Welcome House: Client buddies needed. Call 859-431-8717. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky: Assist with mailings. Call 859-491-0522. Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky: Help with lawn and yard care. Call 859-581-4665. ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, Villa Hills: Office volunteers needed. Call 859-331-1384. The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky: Help with sealing/waterproofing ramps. Call 859-491-9191. St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas: Women’s Wellness Breast Center assistant needed. Call 859-301-2140. Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU), Highland Heights: Registered nurse needed to volunteer. Call 859-572-5242. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Florence: Gift shop volunteers needed. Call 859301-2140. St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas: Surgery lounge volunteer needed. Call 859-301-2140. Notre Dame Urban Education Center: P.E. monitor needed. Call 859261-4487. CASA of Kenton County Inc.: Court appointed special advocates needed. Call 859-392-1790.

The USS Nightmare, on Newport’s Riverboat Row, will open for its 20th season next month.


USS Nightmare prepares for 20th year of fear

By Amanda Joering Alley

Fear fans from around the Tristate will once again be making their way to Newport’s Riverboat Row to go through one of America’s top haunted attractions next month when the USS Nightmare opens yet another season of scares. Crew members are currently preparing for the 20th season of the Nightmare, a 288-foot working steamboat featuring more than 30 different areas. General Manager Allen Rizzo, the Captain, has been involved with the Nightmare, owned by BB Riverboats, since the beginning. The company bought the old boat to turn in to a restaurant, but were unable to because of the economy, Rizzo said. He recommended they turn it into a haunted house. “It was old and deteriorated and already looked pretty scary, so I thought it would make a great haunted house,” Rizzo said. “But, no one agreed with me and laughed at the idea for years.” Rizzo said when the company later decided to try out his idea, the boat was transformed into a haunted house and opened along Covington’s riverbank within four weeks. The haunted boat hosted 37,000 visitors its first year. Compared to the USS Nightmare people know today, Rizzo said the first year the haunted boat was pretty old school. “We had a guy in an electric chair that, when he got ‘shocked’ would have to sit there and shake himself,” Rizzo said. “It was a lot of actorintensive stuff instead of animation, so we had a lot of headaches and lost voices.” By the third year, Rizzo said the attraction featured more animation, with movie-quality props, lighting and sound, with the help and their thenpartner, Q102. During the years, the Nightmare has seen upwards of 55,000 visitors some seasons. They also moved to Newport and have switched boats, now using the retired William S. Mitchell, a dredge steamboat that was built in 1934 and wrecked into a bridge on the Missouri River years ago. Rizzo said Nightmare and what it has to offer has also changed greatly through the years, now offering a 3040 minute show with more than 100 automated special effects and around 75 crew members. “We have gotten better at understanding what scares people and why


The USS Nightmare’s Butler and Captain pose for a picture aboard the haunted boat during one of the Nightmare’s past seasons. they keep coming here,” Rizzo said. “We want to offer family-friendly fun that is cost effective in this economy.” The Nightmare now offers a family fun center with arcade games and concessions and a matinee tour for younger children. Rizzo said the Nightmare wouldn’t be what it is without his crew of dedicated actors and actresses, many who have been working there for years. Some people get a job there and can’t do it because it is very repetitive, Rizzo said. “Telling the same story of the haunted boat and the captain and his family over and over night after night can be hard, it’s like the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ for them,” Rizzo said. “To work here, you have to have a passion to scare people.” Steven Davis, who is preparing for his 12th season at the Nightmare, has that passion. Davis, who has played several roles on the boat and now plays the Vampire Overlord, said the job has offered him fun and lots of experience in acting and doing make-up. “This is the only job that you can get paid to dress up and scare people,” Davis said. Rizzo said a lot of his employees through the years have moved on to do makeup in Hollywood, which he feels speaks to the quality of makeup that is done on the Nightmare. “Some of the blood, guts and gore you see on TV today is being done by people that used to work at the Nightmare,” Rizzo said. For this year’s season, the crew is opening up never-before seen areas of the boat, including the laundry room


More blood and gore is featured in the USS Nightmare’s machine shop, which will be open to the public for the first time this season. and machine shop, an area that was damaged when the boat crashed. “We start working on the next year as soon as each season opens, so the Nightmare is constantly changing,” Rizzo said. “I have such a passion and love for it, I find it very fun to create it.” Rizzo said he hopes to see the Nightmare through its next 20 years. The Nightmare will be open for one day only from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, during Riverfest, then will officially open for the season Friday, Sept. 16. The Nightmare is open from 7-11 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday, and from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween Monday, Oct. 31, when it will be open from 7-11 p.m. for the last day of the season. For more information visit For more about your community, visit


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First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-10 p.m., Covington Arts District, Madison Avenue, Pike Street and MainStrasse, First Friday of every month. Covington’s galleries, restaurants and other venues open late for original artwork viewing. Free. 859-292-2322. Covington. Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Twoyear anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. Through Sept. 23. 859-292-2322. Covington.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-2912300. Covington.


Fish Fry Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.50-$7.50. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. Fish Fry Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.50-$7.50. 589-342-6643. Elsmere.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, 501 Crescent Ave., Free. Presented by Cork ‘n Bottle. 859-261-8333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. 859-291-2550; Covington.


Group Personal Training, 7-8 a.m., Expressions Dance Theatre, 2434 High St., Personal training class to their weekly schedule for active men and women. Training techniques such as kettlebells, resistance bands, suspension trainers and unique body weight training exercises. Ages 18 and up. $97 monthly. Presented by Peak Fitness and Sports Training. 859-620-5542; Crescent Springs.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit features stunning photos of news photographer Gordon Baer. Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.


Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band, 7:30 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, With Garry Mackey, singer. Includes giveaways. $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 859-431-5588; Wilder.


Friday Night Stand-Up, 8 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., With comedians Ty Robbins, Wayne Memmott, Skeeter, Thomas Cox, Tim Berenato, JoAnn Flege, Matt Bullock and Marc Sester. Half-price appetizers and drink specials. Happy hour 6-8 p.m. $5. 859-363-9848; Latonia.


Pippin, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Rare revival of ‘70s rock musical follows the medieval misadventures of the son of Emperor Charlemagne as he journeys in search of his own “corner of the sky.”. $19$26. Through Sept. 3. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Public Skate, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Ice Center, 2638 Anderson Road, $5$6; children ages 10 and under get $1 off admission; $2 skate rental. 859-344-1981. Crescent Springs.


Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611; Walton. Euchre Tournaments, 12:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Arrive early. All money goes back to participant winners. $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611; Walton.


Cincinnati Navy Week - Navy Divers, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Divers from the Trident Refit Facility Dive Show perform. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12. Presented by United States Navy Office of Community Outreach. 601-761-8046; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 3


Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2-5 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 3037 Dixie Highway, Suite 214, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at website. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Edgewood.


Tango Dance Party, 8:30-11:30 p.m., StepN-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Social Tango dancing. Bring appetizer or wine to share. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-2912300; Covington.

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Sasha, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Gypsy Latin Jazz. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.


Live at the Levee, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Plaza. Azucar Tumbao. Summer concert series. Free. 859291-0550; Newport. Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Summer Series Concert, 7:30-10 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Boogie Band, surveys 55 years of country hits from Roy Rogers to Sugarland. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-4316216; Covington. Black Oak Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Six Shot Revival and Right Turn Clyde. Doors open 6:45 p.m. Ultimate Southern Rock Show. $18. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band, 7:30 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, With Justin Perry, singer. $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 859-431-5588; Wilder.


Pippin, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $19-$26. 859-9571940; Covington.


Brian Andres Afro-Cuban Drum Set and Percussion Clinic, 2-3:30 p.m., Cymbal House, 524 Main St., Information on all things Afro-Cuban and how they relate to the drum set and more. Also featuring Stan Ginn, special guest percussionist. Free. Presented by Cymbal House Drum Clinic Group. 859866-9078; Covington.

Cincinnati Navy Week - Navy Divers, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 212. 601-761-8046; Newport. CANvention, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Brewery Collectibles Club of America’s display of thousands of vintage and current beer cans, signs, glassware and other brewing memorabilia. $10. 859-261-1500; Covington.




Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, Free. 859-261-8333; Covington.


St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Cecilia Church-Independence, 5313 Madison Pike, Music by Frontiers, a Journey tribute band. Food, rides, music and raffle for a chance to win a 2011 Corvette or $50,000 cash. 859-363-4311. Independence.


Lipsmackers Karaoke Night, 9:30 p.m.1:30 a.m., Dixie Club Cafe, 3424 Dixie Highway, 859-727-9319. Erlanger.


Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Ice cream and party games. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Walton.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513921-1922. Lakeside Park. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 4


St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, St. Cecilia Church-Independence, Music by Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. 859-363-4311. Independence.


Fireworks Party, 5-10 p.m., Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, 200 Home Road, Devou Park, Viewing party for WEBN fireworks. Includes parking, admission, two drink tickets, ice cream, music by Cincinnati Brass Band and hot-air balloon rides. Picnic food and beverages available. Bring seating. Benefits Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. $35, free ages 12 and under. Registration required. 859-261-8768; Covington.


There will be parties all over Northern Kentucky on Sunday, Sept. 4, in celebration of Labor Day and the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Fireworks. Newport Riverfest on Riverboat Row will be from noon to 9 p.m. and includes live entertainment, food and drinks. The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky Fireworks Party will be 5-10 p.m. at their vantage point in Devou Park, Covington. Admission is $35, free for ages 12 and under, and includes parking, two drink tickets, ice cream, music by Cincinnati Brass Band and hot air balloon rides. Picnic food and beverages will be available. Guests should bring seating. Proceeds benefit the CHNK. Registration is required. For more information, visit or call 859-261-8768.


Fireworks Party on the Bridge, 5-10 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m. Open bar with wine, liquor and craft beers. Entertainment, food booths available, and private portolets provided. Free soft drinks and water for designated drivers. Bridge restricted to ticket holders. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation. $60, $50 advance; $25 designated driver. Presented by Cincy Beerfest. 859-655-7700; Newport.

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CIVIC Kenton County Conservation District Board Meeting, 5-7 p.m., Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2332 Royal Drive, Regular meeting to discuss conservation district programs, projects and activities. Free. 859-586-7903. Fort Mitchell.



Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859491-4003. Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; Covington.


Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Celebrating 17th anniversary. More than 100,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes. Owner of duck to cross finish line first wins brand new 2012 Honda Civic Sedan LX and chance to win $1 million if their duck is “Million Dollar Duck.” Second place duck wins $100 a week in groceries from Kroger for one year. Third through seventh place finishing ducks will receive $500 in cash. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. $100 for 24; $50 for 12; $25 for 6; $5 per duck. Advance purchase required. Presented by Freestore Foodbank. 513-9293825; Newport.

Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues, 7:30 p.m., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, With Imax also. Intimate performance at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York City. $12.50. 859-2616795; Newport.


Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965. Lakeside Park.


Art Social, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Bring your own supplies. Free. 859-485-7611. Walton. Euchre Tournaments, Noon, Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. 859485-7611; Walton.

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ART EXHIBITS I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Get Golf Ready in 5 Days Golf Lessons, 67:30 p.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Continues weekly through Oct. 6. The Get Golf Ready Program is designed to teach you in five short lessons everything you’ll need to know to step onto a golf course and get out to play with confidence. $99 five-day series. Registration required. 859-371-3200; Independence.


Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietitian. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.

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Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322. Covington.


Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859391-8639; Elsmere. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 6


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Boogie Band will present “Blue Moon of Kentucky” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Devou Park Amphitheater in Covington. The band and seven local vocalists will perform 55 years of country music favorites with songs by Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flats, Sarah Evans and more. Guests should bring blankets or lawn chairs. A food and beverage concession will be available. Admission is free; $5 donation is suggested. For more information, visit or call 859-431-6216. Pictured is KSO’s Boogie Band at a previous performance at Devou Park.


Bingo, 12:20 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., All collected money goes to the winning players. $1 for two cards. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611. Walton.


The 2011 St. Cecilia Festival will be 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 3; 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Sept. 4; and 1-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, at the church, 5313 Madison Pike in Independence. There will be food, rides, live music and a raffle for a chance to win a 2011 Corvette or $50,000 cash with tickets at $25 each. On Saturday, the Frontiers, a Journey tribute band, will perform from 9:30-11:30 p.m. and the annual Brandon Garnett Memorial Fireworks Show will start at 10 p.m. Tramps Like Us, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will perform from 7:3011:30 p.m. on Sunday. On Monday, the Lee Roessler Band will go on at 1 p.m.; Eight Days a Week will follow at 3 p.m.; and Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band, will perform at 7 p.m. All weekend ride passes are available for $30. For more information, visit or call 859-363-4311.


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Sounds weird, tastes great: Shingled Cheese I just made the best appetizer ever. And it’s got a weird name: Shingled Cheese. It was one of those recipes that I had in my file for a while and just didn’t get around to making it. Until, that is, my friend Charlene Castle, a Batavia reader, asked me to make the appetizer for a class I held at her home. “I had it at a friend’s house and it was so good”, she said. Charlene was more than right. It’s downright addictive. I made it on Fox 19 this week for my morning show appearance. Sheila Gray and Rob Williams, along with the whole staff, came back for seconds, and thirds. This is the perfect appetizer for that Labor Day picnic, since it can be made ahead and it’s easy to tote. In fact, the vinaigrette makes a nice dressing for fresh tomatoes, as well. You can see the video of me making this on my blog, Cooking with Rita, at

Shingled cheese

Make both parts ahead and pour vinaigrette over right before serving.


will come out. I made a batch and it hardly made it off the counter to put in Rita the fridge, Heikenfeld they were Rita’s kitchen that good. T h e y remind me a little of bread and butter pickles, minus the turmeric. I named the recipe “Dad’s washtub pickles” in honor of Donna’s dad. You can double the batch (I did) or even divide the recipe in half. And they are really easy. Granddaughter Eva, 31⁄2 years old, was right there helping me. She was in charge of stirring. These are delicious with deli meat sandwiches.

Mix together: 2 tablespoons celery seed 3 cups sugar 1 ⁄3 cup salt 2 cups white vinegar Pour brine over veggies. Let sit several hours on counter, stirring every once in a while. Store in fridge.

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Drying basil: This is a delicate herb and will retain a light green color if you strip the leaves from the stem and gently chop the leaves up.

Lay on a screen or towel to dry on the kitchen counter, etc. You’ll know they’re dry when they crumble between your palms. This will take a few days or up to a week. Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


It may look a little odd, but Shingled Cheese is a tasty snack with baguette or crackers.

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On a platter, make rows like shingles of sharp cheese and cream cheese. You can stack them up side by side or lay flat. You’ll need about a pound of each, and I sliced mine into 1⁄8” slices. Slice the cream cheese when it’s real cold, since it’s a bit harder to slice than the cheddar. And don’t worry if the cream cheese and cheddar are different sizes. As long as they’re about the same length, you don’t have to worry so much about the height of each. Before serving, drizzle this vinaigrette on top. Serve with baguettes or crackers.

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Ten-day refund policies are part of state law How long should you have to wait to get your money back after cancelling a gym membership? A Bridgetown woman said she waited months trying to get her money and doesn’t feel that’s right. In fact, she is correct. Shawna Miller and a friend responded to a half price ad for Victory Lady Fitness center. The ad said they could have half-price membership for three months. “We got our three-month memberships, but when we went in they offered us three years for $293 plus $5 monthly for maintenance fees,” Miller said.

Miller said she and her friend ended up signing up for the three-year memberships even though they had already paid for the three months membership. Miller said that membership was forgotten during the highpressure sales pitch. “It just kind of went away and we realized that later. So my girlfriend and I said, ‘Let’s cancel what we signed up for. Let’s cancel it, do the three months, and see if we like it,’” Miller said. The very next day they went back to the gym and signed the cancellation forms at the bottom of their contracts. The gym manag-

er also signed the cancellation forms but told them they wouldn’t get their m o n e y Howard Ain back right Hey Howard! away. Miller said she was told, “I’m just letting you know it’ll probably be about six to eight weeks.” The contract itself said Miller is supposed to get her money back within 20 days so she said she was confused. “I thought, just like

everywhere else, when you go in they just do a refund. I didn’t know I was going to have to go to this person and that person and be bounced back to this person and this person,” she said. After waiting more than two months Miller contacted me because both she and her girlfriend hadn’t received their money back. She said, “One time when I called they told me they didn’t have me as a cancellation. Then they found I was a cancellation and they would rush me a check. Well, I’m still waiting for that rush.” I went to the Victory Lady Fitness Center and

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The 2009 Rabbit Hash Old Timers Day. Freddies, Rabbit Hash String Band, Willie Eames, Keshvar Project, Shiny and the Spoon, Coralee and the Townies, G Miles and the Hitmen, Pure Grain and the StarDevils. Additional activities are planned during the day including a pottery demonstration, a “barnival” or a carnival in the barn for kids, as well as local crafters.

Callie Clare will be on hand signing copies of her book, “Potions and Notions: The Legacy of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky.” Clare, who grew up in Rabbit Hash, said the book is about the history of Rabbit Hash, “from its beginning to where it is now.” Originally her master’s thesis, it was reworked to have a broader appeal, she

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said. Proceeds from the book, which will cost about $20, will benefit the Rabbit Hash Historical Society. Clare, who is currently finishing up her doctorate in folklore, said she wouldn’t have “ever taken that route” if it hadn’t been for growing up in a place like Rabbit Hash and her father’s influence. Her dad is Don Clare, president of the historical society. One of the book’s chapters is about Old Timers Day, Clare said. A lot of the community’s history came from “old timers” around in the 1970s and 1980s, she said. “I think people really like to come to Rabbit Hash because of the way it feels,” Clare said. “It looks old, it feels old, it connects you to an America that doesn’t really exist in our lives. It feels like you’re traveling much further than you really are.”


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Southbank awards dinner Sept. 21 A former state legislator and a volunteer will be honored during Southbank Partners’ second annual Awards Celebration. Southbank Partners, the coalition of Northern Kentucky’s River Cities, is hosting the second annual Southbank Awards Celebration 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Drees Pavilion in Covington’s Devou Park. Former Kentucky State Rep. Jim Callahan of Southgate will receive the Southbank Award. Laura Cook Kroeger, vice president of resource development and external affairs at Gateway Community and Technical College, will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award. Jim Callahan, a Southgate Democrat, served Campbell County’s 67th House District for 17 years, including four terms as House Majority Caucus Chairman. Callahan’s legacy includes the

House Bill 1, the Kentucky Post Secondary Education Improvement Act that led to the founding of Gateway Community and Technical College and the 15 other Kentucky Community and Technical College System colleges. Callahan’s imprint can be seen throughout the Southbank communities. He played a role in projects that include The Purple People Bridge, Newport on the Levee, The Newport Aquarium, The Hofbrauhaus, Northern Kentucky Convention Center and more. Laura Cook Kroeger, public relations, fundraising and government affairs professional, has been active with Southbank for more than a decade. She has chaired Southbank’s Public Relations Committee, co-chaired the opening events and first anniversary for the Purple People Bridge, began the Southbank Newsletter and managed public relations and planning for

numerous Southbank events, from the Harbor Greene groundbreaking to Developers Day to the Southbank Awards. She has also served as a volunteer spokesperson for Southbank and worked behind the scenes, writing, planning and consulting on Southbank events, issues and milestones. The event will start with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Southbank Award and Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented during a ceremony following dinner. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes dinner. A cash bar will be available. The event is sponsored by the City of Covington, EGC Construction, Gateway Community & Technical College, MAC Productions and Strategic Advisers LLC. For tickets and information, please phone Southbank at 859-655-7700.

‘Barbie soiree’ benefits local hospital Residents have the opportunity to get "all dolled up" while supporting a good cause. A local chapter of Kindervelt, an auxiliary of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, will host a "Barbie Soiree," 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the clubhouse of Triple Crown Country Club.

Hosted by Kindervelt No. 55, all proceeds will benefit the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's division of asthma research. Attendees can come dressed as a Barbie character or in their "favorite fancy frocks." The afternoon will begin at one of the "beautification stations" where

those participating will receive the signature Barbie pony tail and a mini-manicure. Makeovers will be followed by a fashion show of all the new looks. The cost is $30 for girls 2-12 years old and $10 per adult. There is a $10 discount for each additional sibling. Space is limited and

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Milestones Inc., a notfor-profit therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with disabilities, began offering lessons the week of Aug. 30. Lessons will be at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Friday morning lessons will be at 10 and 11 a.m. starting Sept. 9. Saturday morning lessons will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with lessons starting on the hour. Volunteers are needed. Milestones Inc. is located at 12372 Riggs Road in Independence. For more information, visit or contact Natalie Hall at 6947669 or

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• Newport Book Club 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 A discussion of this month’s selection “The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers” by Thomas Mullen. Adults.

The Campbell County Public Library operates three branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring; phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas; phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport; phone 859-572-5035. Hours for all three branches are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.


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Recipe contest to help mealtimes for seniors The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box for that dish everyone in the family loves and prepare and share a meal with their senior loved one. Then enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish so special in the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest by Thursday,

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CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations

Michelle L. Brewer, 33, 416 Liberty St., warrant at U.S. 27 in Grant’s Lick, Aug. 10. Steven B. Ziegler, 36, 70 Morton Blvd., warrant at 5247 Four Mile Road, Aug. 10. Jesse T. Barbian, 27, 4713 N. State Highway 7, warrant at U.S. 27 and Poplar Ridge, Aug. 11. David W. Steinmann, 47, 13 Southwood Drive, first degree wanton endangerment at 6302 Licking Pike, Aug. 13. Dusten Jonson, 22, 927 4th Ave., warrant at 921 4th Ave., Aug. 14. Ross T. Smith, 19, unknown address, warrant at 28 Highland Meadows Circle, Aug. 15.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Report of road signs discarded in creek turned over to police at Fisher and Wish Road, Aug. 14.

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Report of hay wagon parked along edge of road damaged by passing white car that did not stop at 9538 Barrs Branch Road, Aug. 13.

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Report of revolver, shotgun and two .22 caliber rifles taken in addition to change from residence at 1690 Race Track Road, Aug. 12.

DEATHS Tyler Paul Bezold

Tyler Paul Bezold, 24, of California, died Aug. 26, 2011. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church and graduated from Campbell County High School in 2005. He worked for Viox Services as a service man and enjoyed sports and fishing. His paternal grandparents, Paul and May Bezold; and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Ann Guthier Combs, died previously. Survivors include his maternal grandfather, Wayne Combs; parents, Pam and Wayne Bezold of California; and sister, Bridget Heiss of Alexandria.

Mary F. Eggleston

Mary F. King Eggleston, 97, of Florence, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Aug. 27, 2011, at Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia. She and her husband were cofounders of Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle in Fort Thomas, where she was a 40-year charter member and a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed writing poetry, painting china, baking carrot cakes and cooking for her family. Her husband, Rev. Harmon B. Eggleston, died in 2001. Survivors include her daughters, Marilynn Hall of Independence and Jeannette Call of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle, 1080 Highland Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Erica Ehlman

Erica Ehlman, 20, of Erlanger, died Aug. 21, 2011, at University

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Joseph Hurtt, 54, 309 Dayton Ave., DUI at I-471, Aug. 21.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

Report of man woman used to date showed up at residence without invitation and used profanity and made allegations at 679 Steffen Road, Aug. 11.

At 1024 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 22. At 1410 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 18. At 40 Pleasant Ave., Aug. 21.

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Gary Scheibly, 47, 1 Hickory Drive, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, DUI at 2606 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 20.

Theft by unlawful taking

Michael Tucker, 25, 3 Woodmoss Drive, second degree disorderly conduct at 18 Grand Lane Drive, Aug. 14. Robert Uebel, 50, 154 Dogwood Drive, second degree disorderly conduct at 345 Deepwoods drive, Aug. 16. Natasha Ann Milligan, 18, 6544 Willowbrooke Drive, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at Alexandria Pike at Moock Road, Aug. 16. Amanda Vandlandingham, 23, 3068 Carrol Ave., possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, unlawful transaction with a minor at Alexandria Pike at Moock Road, Aug. 16.

At 1400 Highland Ridge, Aug. 15.

Third degree criminal mischief

At 301 West Walnut St., Aug. 19. At 62 View Terrace Drive Apt. 1, Aug. 18.



Natnael Yukunoamlak, 25, 10168 Snowflake Lane, trafficking a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school at Third and Washington, Aug. 23. Jesse Byndon, 53, 300 Block East Sixth, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 300 block of East Sixth, Aug. 22.

Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

At 7 Malibu Drive, Aug. 15.

Pursuant to KRS 132.027, the City of Bellevue will hold its public hearing on the 14th day of September 2011 at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at 322 Van Voast Ave., (the Callahan Community Center.) for the purpose of hearing comments from the public regarding the institution of proposed tax rates for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. As required by law,

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Hospital in Cincinnati. Survivors include her mother, Barb Ehlman of Erlanger; father and stepmother, Rick and Dwana Ehlman of Edgewood; brothers, Sean Ehlman, Matt Ehlman and Bryan Ehlman, all of Erlanger; stepbrother, Trey Evans of Edgewood; stepsister, Carly Crowe of Fort Worth, Texas; and grandparents, Harold and Rose Neiser of Dayton, and Richard and Dolores Ehlman of Edgewood. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Lovesome Stables, 15856 Teal Road, Verona, KY 41092 or St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Carl Thomas Gish

Carl Thomas Gish, 91, of Highland Heights, died Aug. 23, 2011, at his residence. He was a clerk for 30 years for Conrail Railroad in Cincinnati, a member of First Baptist Church of Cold Spring and a former member of the choir. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. His first wife, Dorothy Neal Gish; son, Jack C. Gish; and daughter, Deborah Gail Gish, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Leova Morris Gish; grandson, Jack Gish of Bradenton, Fla.; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Preceding Year’s Rate. & Revenue Generated

LEGAL NOTICE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS PLANNING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING The City of Highland Heights Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday September 13, 2011 at 7:00pm, at 176 Johns Hill Road. This meeting will be a continuation of the following Public Hearing: P&Z CASE #01-2011: An application for a possible text amendment to the City’s Official Zoning Ordinance Section 14.1X in reference to LED signage. The meeting will be held for all interested parties to hear and present evidence relative to the following application: The City will make every reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified disabled person in obtaining access to the meeting. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City Building at 859-4418575 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the date of the meeting. The City Office is open Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Immediately following the Public Hearing, the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting will begin. Jean A. Rauf, Clerk/Treasurer CMC Secretary to Planning and Zoning Publish: CCR: 9-1-2011 0838


. 253 (Real) .318 (Personal)

$873,636. $75,972.

Tax Rate Proposed & Revenue Expected

.263 (Real) .336 (Personal)

$929,531. $ 80,907.

Compensating Rate & Revenue Expected

.253 (Real) .323 (Personal)

$894,187. $77,795.

Expected Revenue Generated from New Property


Expected Revenue Generated from Personal Property


The City of Bellevue proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a real property tax rate of .263 (per $100.00 of assessed value) and a personal property tax rate of .336 (per $100.00 of assessed value). The excess revenue generated will be utilized for the following purposes: General Fund for governmental purposes THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. Edward Riehl, Mayor City of Bellevue Publication dates: August 25, 2011 _ September 1, 2011 1001655817

LEGAL NOTICE AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE CITY OF SILVER GROVE 11-06-01 KENTUCKY ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR (1ST/JULY/2011) THROUGH 30TH/JUNE/2012 ESTIMATING REVENUES AND RESOURCES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF CITY GOVERNMENT WHEREAS, an annual budget proposal and message has been prepared and delivered to the City Council: and WHEREAS, the City Council has reviewed such budget proposal and made necessary modifications. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF SILVER GROVE, SECTION 1: That the annual budget for the fiscal year beginning (1st/July/2011) and ending (30th/June/2012) is hereby adopted as follows:

Deaths | Continued B10 RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Fund balance carried forward Estimated Revenues: Property Taxes Licenses & Permits Ky Court Distribution Intergovernmental Revenues Charges For Service Insurance Tax Payroll Tax Other Total Estimated Revenues Total Resources Available For Appropriation APPROPRIATIONS: General Government Public Works Street Scape Health, Safety, Welfare Water, Sewer Operations Lease AGREEMENT interest Bond & Insurance Expense Park & Playgound Total Appropriations Excess of Resources over (Under) Appropriations

MUNICIPAL ROAD AID FUND --------------------------

GENERAL FUND -----------------------------$ 1, 319, 250.00 183,555.00 4,930.00 10,135.00


50,175.00 86,500.00 225,000.00 86,137.00 ---------------------------$ 646,432.00

-----------------------$ 23,419.00

$ 1, 965,682. 00 161,772.00 277,746.00 30,260.00 187,018.00 2,700.00 5,808.00 32,100.00 30,000.00 -------------------------$ 727,404.00 $ 1, 238,278.00

$ 23,419.00


--------------------$ 23,500.00 $


Section 2: That this Ordinance shall be in effect on 01-06-11 (First day of fiscal year)

ATTEST Ronda Sandfoss Clerk City of Silver Grove, Kentucky

Incidents/investigations First degree criminal mischief

At 1 Levee Way, Aug. 19.



Tax Rate (Per $100.00 of Assessed Value)

About police reports

Ricky Lee Kidd, 34, 2309 Washington Ave. Apt. 1, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 130 Pavilion, Aug. 17. David King, 22, 824 Ann St., warrant, theft by unlawful taking at 130 Pavilion, Aug. 16.

/s/ Neal Bedel Mayor City of Silver Grove, Kentucky


September 1, 2011 PROJECT: Top Soil Restoration SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT: Northern Kentucky Water District (Owner) 2835 Crescent Springs Road P.O. Box 18640 Erlanger, Kentucky 41018 UNTIL:

Date: September 20, 2011 Time: 9:00 a.m. Local Time

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: The restoration of topsoil areas in the Owner’s service area in accordance with specifications prepared by the Northern Kentucky Water District. These restoration areas are locations where the Owner or the Owner’s contractor has made repairs to the water main or other appurtenances in non-paved areas within the Owner’s service area. Normal restoration areas are approximately 6 feet X 6 feet, but can range from 1square foot to larger. The topsoil restoration generally involves removing any materials which are not suitable and placing and leveling shredded topsoil, seed, and mulch to the damaged area for the period from December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012. Bids are to cover the estimated quantities of topsoil restoration for a one year period. The estimated quantities are for Bid comparison only. The Owner shall issue Work Orders for specific restoration work, and payment to the successful Bidder shall be based on the quantity of work actually performed. The bid price shall remain in effect for the entire one-year period regardless of the quantity of 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 Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the office of The Northern Kentucky District at the address indicated herein by contacting Rusty Collinsworth at (859) 547-1263. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis: Charge Complete set of Bidding Documents$ 5.00 Mailing and Handling (U.S. Mail) (if requested) $ 5.00 Mailing and Handling (FED EX) (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 basis as described in the Contract Documents. Contractor and all Subcontractors will be required to conform to the labor standards set forth in the Contract Documents. This does not project falls 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, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by Owner. Minority Bidders are encouraged to bid. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 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. Richard Harrison, Vice President of Engineering, Water Quality, & Production Northern Kentucky Water District 1094


CCF Recorder

From B9

Shirley Haas

Shirley Branch Rawlings Haas, 80, of Cold Spring, died Aug. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was the owner/operator of the “Grandma Had One” antique shop in Bellevue, a homemaker and a member of St. John’s Anglican Catholic Church in Dayton. Her first husband, Melvin Rawlings, and second husband, Leroy Haas, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Patti Rawlings Casterline of Taylor Mill and Peggy “Peach” Lockman of Cold Spring; sons, David Rawlings of Fort Thomas, Michael Rawlings of Cold Spring and Phil Rawlings of Alexandria; sisters, Myrna Richter, Wanda Sturgeon and Doris Vastine; brother, Tom Freeman; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. John’s Anglican Catholic Church, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, 619 O’Fallon Ave., Dayton, KY 41074.

Gary Hardy

Gary Hardy, 59, of Falmouth, died Aug. 25, 2011. He was the owner of J & L Tire in Falmouth for 24 years. Survivors include his mother, Mary Kathryn Hardy; wife, Deborah Hardy; sons, Brian Hardy and Jason

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September 1, 2011 Hardy, both of Falmouth; stepsons, William Ryan of Independence and Bryan Kind of Ohio; brother, Rees Hardy Jr. of Highland Heights; sister, Cheryl Shine of Columbus, Ind.; and six grandchildren.

Michael A. Henley Sr.

Michael A. Henley Sr., 54, of Newport, died Aug. 26, 2011, at Providence Pavilion in Covington. He was formerly a Newport police officer and security guard with Pinkerton, and a former member of the Newport F.O.P. Survivors include his daughter, Nichole Hoskins; sons, Michael Henley Jr. and William “Fred” Brown Henley; sister, Pamela Hall; former wives, Mae Brown and Vanessa Buck; special friend, Dorothy Jackson; and 11 grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Cynthia Johnson

Cynthia Johnson, 39, of Newport, died Aug. 19, 2011. Survivors include her children, Brittany Ellis, Zachary Johnson and Madison Roberts; siblings, Steven Maringer and Jennifer Maringer; parents, Jerry and Jewell Maringer; and one grandchild.

Dorothy Duffner Jones

Dorothy Duffner “Aunt Dot” Jones, 82, of Florence, formerly of Visalia, died Aug. 24, 2011, at Florence Park Care Center. She was a housekeeper at Drawbridge Inn and Family Motor Inn, both in Fort Mitchell, a waitress at Wiggins Restaurant in Covington and a sales clerk at Walgreens in Latonia. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Taylor Milll and a former member of St. Matthew Church in Kenton. She enjoyed swimming, ice skating, sewing and

cooking. Her husband, Charles John Jones, and a granddaughter died previously. Survivors include her sons, Andrew A. Jones of Visalia, Edward D. Jones of Florence, Flint G. Jones of Mt. Healthy, Ohio, and Heath I. Jones of Brooksville, Ky.; daughters, Barbara E. Gaddis of Independence, Claudia L. Stoy of Latonia, Denise J. Shworles of Dayton and Gloria A. Hardman of Florence; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Kaden Tower No. 401, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Cincinnati, OH 40205.

Covington, Retired Police Officers Association, Daughters of America Covington Chapter and St. Benedict Catholic Church in Covington. Her husband, Jesse Sanders Jr., and a sister, Mary D. Cooper, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Mary E. Sanders of Latonia; sons, Donald J. Sanders of Aurora, Ind., Richard R. Sanders of Volgograd, Russia, Robert E. Sanders of Covington and Jeffrey M. Sanders of Fort Thomas; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

Michelle Rodgers

Arthur ‘Art’ E. Schutte

Michelle Rodgers, 53, of Cynthiana, died Aug. 23, 2011. She was employed by Family Dollar in Falmouth for 14 years and recently worked at the Cynthiana location. Her parents, Marvin and Margaret Minella Mills, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Rodgers; son, Greg Rodgers of Alexandria; daughters, Shawna Fancher of Hebron and Stephanie Harney of Independence; brothers, David Mills of Arizona, Tim Mills of Taylor Mill and Steve Mills of Covington; sister, Debbie Schadler of Taylor Mill; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Covington.

Anna Margaret Sanders

Anna Margaret Sanders, 93, of Latonia, died Aug. 22, 2011, at her home. She retired from St. Elizabeth Covington as a nurse and was a former nurse for the Covington Holmes Marching Band. She was a Kentucky Colonel, former treasurer of the Eighth District School PTA and a member of Women’s Auxiliary of

Arthur “Art” Edward Schutte, 69, of Union, died Aug. 21, 2011, at his residence. He was the director of business development and financial planning for International Theme Park Services. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and an avid fan of the Bearcats and Highlands High School football team. Survivors include his wife, Anna Schutte; daughter, Lori Hadden of Villa Hills; son, Tony Schutte of Fort Thomas; brother, Bob Schutte of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; stepdaughters, Tori True and Brooke Russell; four grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Susan Claire Sparks

Susan Claire Sparks, 72, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 25, 2011. Her sister, Judy, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bob; daughter, Jenny Beccaccio; son, Rob Sparks; five grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Scratching Post Cat Shelter, 6948 Plainfield Road, Silverton, OH 45236 (513984-6369).

Doris Jalia Spille

CITY OF SOUTHGATE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to KRS 132.027, as enacted by the General Assembly Extraordinary Session of 1979, the City Of Southgate will hold a public hearing on Wednesday September 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at 122 Electric Avenue Southgate, Kentucky regarding the proposed 2011 rates on real and personal property. As required by state law, this notice includes the following information: Tax rate per $100 Revenue Assessed valuation Expected 1.Preceding year tax rate & Revenue produced .430 (real) .750 (personal) 2.Tax rate proposed for . Current year & expected .475 (real) Revenue .692 (personal) 3. Compensating tax rate & Expected revenue .457 (real) .665 (personal) 4. Revenue expected from New property

$767,402. $ 39,007. $811,106 $ 41,267 $780,369. $ 39,657. $


The City Of Southgate proposes to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a proposed real tax rate of .475/100 and a personal property tax rate of .692/100, which are allocated to the General Fund for governmental purposes. All interested persons in the City of Southgate are invited to the hearing to submit oral or written comments Any person(s) who cannot attend the public hearing but would like to submit written or oral comments should call the Office of the City Clerk at 4410075 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments. THE KENTUCKY GENERAL ASSEMLY HAS REQUIRED PUBLICATION OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.

LEGAL NOTICE Tramonte & Sons, LLC, 3850 Welden Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036 hereby declares intention to apply for a Small Farm Winery Wholesale license no later than 9/15/2011. The business to be licensed will be located at 515 W. 9th St, Newport, Kentucky 41071 doing business as Tramonte & Sons, LLC. The Members are as follows: Matt Tramonte, President, 3597 Prostaff Court, Mason, OH 45040; Michael Tramonte, Vice President, 7037 Birchley Drive, Liberty Township, OH 45011. Any person, association, corporation, or body politic may protest the granting of the license(s) by writing the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1003 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, Ky. 40601-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication. 1001660028

LEGAL NOTICE BURGERS R US NKU, INC, Mailing address 526 Philadelphia Street, CovLEGAL NOTICE ington, KY, 41011 TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY (T.A.N.K.) Hereby declares its As required by KRS 65.070(c), the names and addresses of the mem- intention to apply for Wine bers of the T.A.N.K. governing body and its chief executive officer are Restaurant Drink, Malt Beverage as follows: Retail Beer, and Special Sunday Retail 1. Chief Executive Officer: Andrew C. Aiello, General Manager Drink Licenses no lat3375 Madison Pike er than September Fort Wright, Kentucky 41017 26, 2011. The busiTelephone Number-(859) 814-2143 ness to be licensed will be located at 2. Board Members: 2521 Wilson Ave., Highland Heights, Bryan Carlisle Phil Ciafardini Kentucky, 41076 do10751 Omaha Trace 37 Brigadier Court ing business as Union, Kentucky 41091 Wilder, Kentucky 41076 SMASHBURGER NKU. The owners; Jean Miller Steve A. McCoy principal officers and 2491 Legends Way 9266 Tranquility Drive directors; limited partCrestview Hills, Kentucky 41017 Florence, Kentucky 41042 ners; or members are as follows: President, Bill Voelker Brian Ellerman Glenn Scott Snow, of 10028 Timbercreek Court 560 East Fourth Street 5708 Grand Legacy California, Kentucky 41007 Newport, Kentucky 41071 Drive, Maineville, Ohio 45039. Any perTimothy Donoghue Ed Kuehne son, association, cor8671 Valley Circle Drive 5303 Old Taylor Mill Road poration, or body poFlorence, Kentucky 41042 Taylor Mill, Kentucky 41015 litic may protest the granting of the licensDave Sogar es by writing the 3261 New Orleans Court Dept. of Alcoholic Edgewood, Kentucky 41017 Beverage Control, In accordance with Chapters 65 and 424 of the Kentucky Revised 1003 Twilight Trail, Statutes, Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky financial records Frankfort, KY 40601may be examined by the general public at the TANK general office, 8400, within 30 days 3375 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, Kentucky, during normal business of the date of this legal publication. 0865 hours when said office is open.

Published: 8/25/11 & 9/1/11

David L. Anneken Secretary-Treasurer Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky 1001661330

Doris Jalia Spille, 56, of Crescent Springs, died Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of Crescent Springs Baptist Church. A daughter, Brandi Marie Spille, and a sister, Polly Marie Turner, died previously. Survivors include her husband, John Spille; son, Jonathan Spille of Fort Mitchell; daughters, Alison Ryan, MD, of Georgetown, Texas, and Melanie Allen of Villa Hills; brothers, Dan Hall Jr. of Vienna, Ind., Henry Hall of Newport, and James Hall and Jesse Hall, both of Talbert, Ky.; sisters, Alica Turner of Taylor Mill and Mary Turner of Buckhorn, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

Anna Marie Tuemler

Anna Marie “Skip” Mayhew Tuemler, 78, of Highland Heights, formerly of Bellevue, died Aug. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She retired from Procter & Gamble as a staff technical assistant and was a member of the Newport Elks. Survivors include her husband, Norbert F. Tuemler; daughter, Pam Thomas of Highland Heights; son, Bob Tuemler of Ludlow; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Newport Elks Lodge No. 273, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Vera E. Wefer

Vera E. Tischner Wefer, 84, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 23, 2011, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was an NCR operator with Central Trust Bank and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary at the John R. Little VFW Post No 3186. She was a member of St. Therese Church in Southgate for 75 years and a member of the St. Therese Over 50 Club and Southgate Super Seniors. She volunteered for seven years at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, Ohio. Her husband, Francis “Elmer” Wefer, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Regina Kunkel of Villa Hills, Mary Kettenacker of Cincinnati, Sue Richardson of Florence and Lisa Wefer of Independence; sons, Dan Wefer of Melbourne, Joseph Wefer of Rineyville, Ky., and Jeff Wefer of Cold Spring; 13 grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Road, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Joann A. Williams

Joann A. Williams, 80, of Alexandria, died Aug. 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Church in Alexandria. Her husband, Frank S. Williams Jr., and a son, Steve Williams, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Patty Williams; sons, Greg, Dan, Rick and Dennis Williams; sisters, Rita Kramer, Therese Reis, Tillie Bezold, Jane Reis, Dottie Enzweiler, Helen Reis, Rosie Bezold and Agnes MacDonald; brother, Joseph Kramer; and 13 grandchildren. Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery, Alexandria.


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Antoinette C. Wolfzorn

Antoinette C. Crimella Wolfzorn, 98, of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 21, 2011, at Barrington of Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a past president of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She was active at St. Vincent DePaul and St. Thomas parishes. Her husband, Ervin J. Wolfzorn, and brothers, John and Al Crimella, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sr. Virginia Ann Wolfzorn, C.D.P. of Fort Thomas; son, E. John Wolfzorn of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Wilder. Memorials: Congregation of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059.

Wayne Woodward

Wayne “Woody” Woodward, 49, of Taylor Mill, died Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a salesman for Marshall Auto Group in Dry Ridge and formerly worked for Buckeye Mortgage in Mason, Ohio. He was an avid bowler and chess player. He was a car enthusiast and loved the Gran Torino. He loved German Shepherds. Survivors include his wife, Patti “Trish” Woodward; daughters, Angey Woodward of Independence and Stacey Woodward of Alexandria; sons, Derek Woodward of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Ryan Woodward of Walton; parents, Fred and Pat Woodward of Taylor Mill; three grandchildren; and his Wisconsin family. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Ryan Woodward Educational Fund c/o any Fifth Third Bank.



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