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Council looks at stepping up safety for pedestrians By Amanda Joering Alley

lem and found that a possible solution would be to install a bump-out from the curb,” Martin With Tower Park in Fort said. Thomas being a hot spot for famiThe bump-out, an extension of ly fun in the area, city council is the curb further onto South Fort taking extra steps to ensure the Thomas Avenue, would prevent safety of the park’s visitors. cars from passing stopped cars on Recently a resident brought to the right, making the area safer light a potentially for pedestrians dangerous proband decreasing lem at the park’s the amount of entrance off South time they have to “City staff looked at the Fort Thomas walk on the problem and found that a Avenue across street, Martin possible solution would from Tower Place, said. where drivers In order to be to install a bump-out heading south will install the bumpfrom the curb.” stop to turn left out, Martin said Donald Martin into the park, the city must Fort Thomas City Administrator apply for an sometimes waving people in the encroachment crosswalk to cross permit from the the street, said City Kentucky DepartAdministrator Donald Martin. ment of Transportation. While the people are crossing, Once the permit is granted, the Martin said cars try to pass the project can be completed by city stopped car by going around it on workers. the right side, near the curb, putCouncilmembers also discussed ting the people crossing the street painting the bump-out so drivers in danger of being hit. have a warning that it is there “City staff looked at the prob- before they attempt to pass.

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Number of U.S. 27 workers unclear By Chris Mayhew

‘The Jazz Bird’

The Campbell County Public Library helped uncork an annual reading initiative with a Prohibition-era style party Friday, Sept. 11 centered around a book set in the 1920s. It was the first, but not the last event in public libraries in Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties promoting the 2009 Northern Kentucky One Book One Community reading selection of “The Jazz Bird” by Craig Holden. LIFE, B1

A word from the president

The majority of Campbell County Schools viewed a recording of President Barack Obama’s message about the personal responsibility of getting the most out of their education on Thursday, Sept. 10, two days after the speech was broadcast live. “I thought that it was really good because it kind of told us that he cared about our education and our futures,” said Jennifer Rawe, a seventhgrade student. Some parents opted to keep their children from hearing the speech because of political concerns, but the remainder of the district’s students watched the president. SCHOOLS, A6

Drive out to the construction zone past A.J. Jolly Park where at least a dozen workers in reflective vests are using heavy equipment to clear the way for a widening of U.S. 27 to four lanes and it’s clear the project is employing people. But details are scant on exactly how many people the $26.5-million project, entirely funded with federal stimulus money, will employ through the creation of new jobs or retention of existing jobs. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District Six of the Department of Highways does not have details about how many people the project is employing or will employ over the course of the expected two years of work. The project will widen a 2.4mile section of U.S. 27 from two to four lanes starting at A.J. Jolly Park and ending at Nagel Road. Construction on the project started Aug. 18 after being delayed since May 2008 because of state budget cuts. The project’s projected completion date is November 2012. Contractors are required to


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A highway road sign announces to drivers heading south into the construction zone to widen another 2.4-mile section of U.S. 27 to four lanes, where the $26.5 million in funding is coming from.


Construction equipment lies in wait in a former highway picnic area along U.S. 27 south of A.J. Jolly Park while brush and trees are cleared on the hillside in the background for the widening of a 2.4-mile section of highway to four lanes. report their payroll information to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, but there is a six week lag time in the reporting of the numbers, said Chuck Wolfe, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Transportation. “We have to pass that information along to Federal Highway Administration and then to Congress,” Wolfe said. The figures are supposed to be reported to the cabinet by the seventh day of each month by contractors. August numbers aren’t in yet, but should be soon, and so far the only payroll spending on stimulus projects report has been from July, Wolfe said. The July payroll numbers reported by contractors throughout the state was $1.78 million, he said. The state does not break the

Construction details

Construction to widen the 2.4-mile section of U.S. 27 between A.J. Jolly Park and Nagel Road has started. The speed limit in the work zone is 45 miles-per-hour. The first construction is about a half mile south of Hillview Drive. Watch for construction traffic entering and leaving the roadway and traffic control devices. Eaton Asphalt Paving Co., of Covington, won the low-bid contract. numbers down by project, Wolfe said. Complicating trying to understand how many jobs stimulus projects including U.S. 27 are creating or retaining is that there is a risk of double counting because contractors often use the same employees on different job sites


for functions like paving work, Wolfe said. Contractors also keep their payroll numbers close to the vest because of the competitive nature of the contract bidding process, he said. “They don’t normally share that with each other,” Wolfe said. “We treat that as proprietary information.” The transportation cabinet also tracks payroll numbers, not job figures, so figuring out job creation and retention can be problematic, he said. “We will say at some point how many jobs are created or retained by contractors,” Wolfe said. But the project has just started, he said. “We can’t really say ahead of time how many jobs,” Wolfe said.

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Finding flu strain shots By Chris Mayhew

While people are calling their doctors to get on waiting lists for the first batches of swine flu vaccination expected in by October or November, the seasonal flu shot remains important. People interested in obtaining a seasonal flu shot should definitely contact their primary care doctor or pediatrician first, and take advantage of any employer vaccination programs, said Emily Gresham Wherle, public information manager for the Northern Kentucky Independent Health District. “It’s not going to protect you from the swine flu strain, but it would be possible to have a strain of the seasonal flu and swine flu at the same time, and you could get one right after another,” Gresham Wherle said. More than 114,000 peo-

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ple are hospitalized every year because of the seasonal flu, and 36,000 people die because of it across the United States, she said. The seasonal flu is usually at its highest in the area in February or mid-March, she said. Seniors, people with underlying health conditions, young children, and the people who care for them are at increased risk of catching the seasonal flu. Children under ages 6 months old cannot get the shot, so it’s important for caregivers to get the shot, she said. Typically, 70 to 75 million Americans typically receive a seasonal flu shot, she said. “We don’t anticipate there being anything with limited supply at this point,” said Gresham Wherle of the seasonal flu shot. “A lot of retail providers are trying to get it out early.” Most pharmacies and grocery stores with a phar-


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macy provide seasonal flu shot services, she said. A helpful tool for finding a retailer selling the shots is the Web site, Gresham Wherle said. Also, local health clinics will begin taking appointments in October for people seeking the seasonal flu shot. The phone number for Campbell County’s health clinic at 12 E. 5th St., Newport, is 431-1074. The health department will be providing seasonal flu shots including a health clinic in each county this fall. Campbell County’s season flu shot health clinic will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike. The health department’s cost for a flu shot last year was $25, and it should stay about the same this year,Gresham Wherle said. And receipts will be provided for people to provide to their insurance company or


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Medicare or Medicaid for potential reimbursement, she said. For the swine flu vaccinations, people have already started requesting to get on doctors waiting lists for the vaccinations if their doctor is already keeping a list, she said. Some people may be asked to call back later to get on a waiting list when calling their doctor, Gresham Wherle said. The first shipment of swine flu vaccinations, about 45 to 50 million shots that will be distributed nationally, are expected by October or November, she said. The first priority group will be for the younger age groups. “Swine flu is mostly hitting young people ages 5 to 24,” she said. “There haven’t been any outbreaks in senior citizens.” People with underlying health conditions including asthma and diabetes are also at an increased risk for swine flu. After the first round of initial vaccinations are shipped, it’s expected there will be weekly dose shipments, she said. After people at increased risk receive the vaccinations, the hope is to expand the priority groups eligible for the swine flu shot, Gresham Wherle said. The state decides what the priority groups. But most importantly, the swine flu vaccine is going to be free, although providers can charge for the cost of administering the shot, she said.

Young resident asks Fort Thomas to join cable board By Amanda Joering Alley

Fort Thomas resident Richie MacKnight spends a lot of his time at Campbell County Media Central in Highland Heights. It is there the 12-yearold tapes and produces his own public access show, “What Are You Doing Anyway?” with his friends. But the MacKnight family can’t go home and watch the show, since the channels aren’t available in Fort Thomas, a city that is not a member of the Campbell County Cable Board. At a recent city council meeting, Richie asked council to reconsider joining the board. “Being a member of the cable board will allow all the citizens of Fort Thomas, once again, to have access to all the public access channels and all the wonderful programming, which most of it has been produced locally, that air on these channels,” Richie said. “And the good news is that it does not cost the taxpayers of Fort Thomas any more money since the tax is already being taken out of their local Insight Cable bill as a Multichannel Video Excise Tax.” To produce his show, Richie had to be sponsored by his grandmother, a Highland Heights resident. “I feel being back on the (board) not only benefits

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those people living in Fort Thomas who want to produce their own show, but it will also benefit the people who want to watch what is being produced locally,” said Sharon MacKnight, Richie’s mother. City Administrator Donald Martin said the city used to be a member of the board years ago, but dropped out when the board raised its rates. Later, a change in legislation occurred and instead of the cable board collecting money, the state started collecting the excise tax, raised the rates and started giving each city its portion of the revenue, Martin said. While some cities use that money to pay for the board membership, Martin said Fort Thomas uses it in other ways, including helping fund Highlands High School’s new recording studio, providing a channel for Fort Thomas Schools to use to broadcast information, and paying someone to tape the city council meetings. “If we join the cable board, all that money would go to them and we would lose that revenue,” Martin said. During the meeting, Mayor Mary Brown asked that council’s Labor and License Committee look in to Richie’s request. The committee should report back to council at one of the meetings in October, Martin said.

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N. Ky. Forum looks at diversity, inclusion The Northern Kentucky Forum will examine diversity and inclusion in our region with a powerful program titled “A Day of Dialogue on Northern Kentucky's Culture of Inclusion: How Close are We to Our Vision” at Northern Kentucky University's Student Union at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be conducted by trained facilitators from the Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center . IJPC uses a reflective listening technique that allows for respective dialogue around sensitive topics. The audience will first hear from a diverse set of panelists that represent different perspectives, and then will break out into smaller groups to participate in a structured dialogue

with a trained facilitator. “The small group experience provides a pressurefree, respectful place for people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to come together to listen, learn, and dialogue with one another,” said Kristen Barker, a staff member and trained facilitator from IJPC. Panelists include Pamela Smith, Ed.D., director of diversity and multicultural affairs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Leo Calderon, Latino Student Affairs at NKU; Dr. Michael Posey, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church; Dr. Monica Posey, vice president of academic affairs at Cincinnati State; and Charles King, retired, Kenton County Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.

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Good-bye to summer

Say good-bye to summer on the horse trails at A.J. Jolly Park near Grant’s Lick Saturday, Sept. 19. Ride with other horse enthusiasts along the new and improved trails during the third annual A.J. Jolly Trail Ride presented by the Northern Kentucky Horse Network. Registration and riding starts at noon. Participants will ride on their own on marked trails. And there will be a grill-out with other riders at 5 p.m., so bring lawn chairs. This year’s ride will feature a “poker run.” Drawings for door prizes and a split-thepot will help support NKHN trail construction projects. There will be ample trailer parking in a designated area for the event, and a $5 park permit fee will be charged to all vehicles. The cost to rid will be $10 per person or $20 per family. NKHN members ride for free. The park closes at dusk, and do not bring alcohol. A

Conservancy picnic

current negative Coggins Test, a test for the equine infectious disease, is required by state law and will be checked at the park gate. To RSVP for meal counting to the Campbell County Extension Office call 5722600. For information or to be a sponsor e-mail Tracy Spenlau, The Northern Kentucky Horse Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the horse population, providing recreational opportunities, encouraging sound management practices, and promoting agritourism and the interests of

Everyone is welcome to the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy's first annual picnic. Members are free, but for $10 a head others may join in the festivities. The $10 fee is waived upon signing up for an individual or family membership before or at the picnic. There will be food grilled and prepared by volunteers, games like horseshoes and corn hole, a museum tour, and just good down home fun. The picnic is Sunday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 at Tower Park, Shelter No. 3. Please RSVP to Stephanie Graves by calling 441-6235. This will ensure there are enough of the goodies to go around.

Nursing home still a go

The start of construction on the planned $22.5 million, 143-bed nursing home in Cold Spring, is awaiting financing. Carespring Health Care Management, the developer, hopes to get financing for the nursing home sometime in the next two months. Then ground can be broken on the 10-acre site by the interchange of U.S. 27 and the AA Highway, said Barry Bortz, CEO of Carespring. Bortz had said in January that he hoped to have the financing in place to start in January or February earlier this year. The recession has slowed, but not stopped plans for the nursing home with financial institutions having been loath to loan money, Bortz said. Plans for the nursing home was announced in 2008. It will replace half of the 286 nursing home beds lost from Camp-


bell County in 2006 when, amidst a state investigation into allegations of abuse, Lakeside Heights Nursing Center in Highland Heights closed. Carespring is also planning to build a Montessori school in the nursing home. Employing 200 people, the nursing home is expected to add $5.5 million annually in payroll tax to the City of Cold Spring. -Kentucky News Service

Day at Turfway

It will be Campbell County Day at Turfway Park Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be from noon to 5:40 p.m. While the day’s nine horse races occur, the event will showcases businesses operating in Campbell County. There is no cost for businesses to participate, and food sales are allowed, but beverage sales are not. Businesses interested in participating can call Lindsey at 647-4846 for details.

Patrolman graduates

Campbell County Police Department Patrolman Geoffrey Lucas, in his first year with the agency, has graduated from police officer basic training. Lucas graduated basic training from the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond Aug. 14. Lucas was the leader in his class and was awarded the 110 percent award in physical fitness and defensive tactics


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Students come dressed up to the 2008 Hullabaloo event at Johnson Elementary School.

Johnson’s Hullabaloo celebrates 30 years By Amanda Joering Alley

Johnson Elementary School in Fort Thomas is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its annual Hullabaloo event. The event, which is the school’s biggest fundraiser, will be held earlier than usual this year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. “We usually have it around Halloween, but this year we decided to have it several weeks earlier to try to avoid bad weather,” said Lori Giberson, publicity chair for the event. “Since its the 30th anniversary, this is a big year for us.” The event includes games for all ages, a silent auction, live music, major raffle and book sale. In the past, the money raised by the event has been used to upgrade playground and computer equipment and to fund special events including Red Ribbon Week and Back to School Night

Students play a game at the 2008 Hullabaloo event. and programs like Art in Motion and author visits. “We use the money to provide a large number of enrichment activities, programs and technology to our students,” said Principal Jon Stratton. “It is also a great time to just get our community together for a wonderful day of fun.” For the first time this year, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, the



night before the event, the school is holding a Spirit Rally before the Highlands High School football game. The event includes prizes for the best spirit wear, activities and a chance to meet Cincinnati Bengals football players and cheerleaders. For more information visit

Some of the most prominent names in Appalachian literature are soon joining together to celebrate the life of one of their own who left them suddenly last year. Danny Miller, an English professor and chair of the English department at Northern Kentucky University passed away unexpectedly last November after dedicating 28 years of his life to the school. Miller, a native of Appalachia, became a specialist in Appalachian literature when the field was being formed and worked a large part of his life teaching others about it, said Kris Yohe, a professor at NKU and close friend of Miller’s. “I believe that the Voices from the Hills event is a fitting tribute to Danny because it brings some of the most important names in Appalachian literature together, which shows how these authors honor him and his work,” Yohe said. The event is meant to honor Miller’s life, work and the meaningful role he played at the school. “Danny was such an extremely warm, kind, outgoing and genuinely friendly man that I think many people felt close to him,” Yohe said. “...his work at NKU was also very precious to him and he was much beloved.” “He helped so many of us, and perhaps especially students, to feel at home and to feel connected to NKU.” Through his work with Appalachian literature, Miller touched many people throughout the country as well, said Bob Wallace, a NKU professor who is organizing the event. A memorial service was held at the school shortly after Miller

died, but Wallace said many felt more needed to be done. “It was a very moving experience and we really realized how lucky we Miller were to have Danny,” Wallace said. “We decided we needed to do something to celebrate his life that included the many people outside of NKU that knew Danny.” Wallace said it wasn’t hard to get some of the most recognized Appalachian writers involved in the event since many of them were like family to Miller. The event includes a roundtable discussion about the future of Appalachian literature moderated by Laura Sutton, editor of Appalachian literature at the University Press of Kentucky, a memorial luncheon including a dialogue between Gurney Norman, poet laureate of Kentucky and Frank X Walker, an author and writer-in-residence at NKU who is known for coining the term Affrilachian, public readings by Norman, Crystal Wilkinson and Wendell Berry and a reception features Appalachian music by Sherry Cook Stanforth. Along with honoring Miller’s life and love of Appalachian literature, the event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Danny Miller Memorial Fund for students at NKU. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at Greves Concert Hall at Northern Kentucky University. Advanced registration is required for the luncheon and recommended for the public reading. For more information visit nymiller/voices.php or call 5725416.



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Rachel Zimmerman (left) and Addie Parris work on their pinwheels, that were colored by younger students at Johnson.


Pinwheels for peace

Taylor Baioni (left) and Luke Lafrange, fifth-graders at Johnson Elementary School, cut out pinwheels during art class. Each grade at the school is doing a different step in making the pinwheels for the International Day of Peace Monday, Sept. 21. The pinwheels will be displayed in front of the school starting Thursday, Sept. 17. A group of fifth-graders work on cutting out pinwheels during art class.



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The Fort Thomas Independent Schools will begin their 2009-10 Parent Information Seminar Series Sept. 22 with the first session to focus on

finding college scholarships. In all, 11 sessions will be offered throughout the school year which include topics on homework, critical reading, “new” math, social networking and more. The first session of the series will be led by Dan Bisig from College and Beyond, LLC. He will present a session entitled “College Scholarships: Show Me the Money!” Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Highlands High School Media Center, 2400 Memorial Parkway. In this presentation, Dan Bisig, will show families where to find college scholar-

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Championship teams honored

Highlands High School will honor the 1989 and 1999 state championship teams at the following varsity football games at half time: • Oct. 2 – the class of 1999. • Oct. 23 – the class of 1989. Those who played or coached on the 1999 team, contact Chad Thompson at Those who played or coached on the 1989 team, contact

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• Bellevue High School girls defeated St. Bernard High School 4-3, Sept. 8. Bellevue advances to 1-5-1 with the win. Bohn scored three goals for Bellevue and Amzen scored their other goal. • Newport Central Catholic boys defeated Calvary Christian 3-2, Sept. 8. • Campbell County High School girls shut out Holmes High School 10-0, Sept. 9. Anna Carrigan and Amy Neltner both scored two goals and Anne Marie Dumaine, Kaitlin Bryan, Shelby Davis, Bridget Donoghue, Chelsea Korsmoe and Julie Ampfer each scored a goal. Megan Rauch and Kaitlyn Rice were Campbell’s keepers. Campbell advances to 6-1-1 with the win. • Campbell County boys defeated Highlands 2-1, Sept. 10. Campbell advances to 3-3 with the win. Highlands falls to 7-3. Dylan Mains and Colton Tanner scored Campbell’s goals. • Dayton High School girls beat Bellevue 2-1, Sept. 10. Dayton advances to 3-2-1 with the win; Bellevue falls to 1-6-1. CC Centers scored Dayton’s two goals; Brittany Bohn scored Bellevue’s goal. • Campbell County girls defeated Beechwood in a 7-0 shutout, Sept. 10. Campbell advances to 7-1-1 with the win. Campbell’s Megan Rauch made two saves. Kaitlin Bryan scored three goals, Amy Neltner scored two goals and Anne Marie Dumaine and Anna Carrigan each scored a goal.

This week in volleyball

• Campbell County High School girls defeated Simon Kenton High School 25-18, 26-24, Sept. 8. • Bellevue High School girls defeated Walton Verona High School 25-15, 27-25, Sept. 9. • Dayton High School girls defeated Ludlow 25-13, 1525, 25-21, Sept. 9. • Silver Grove High School defeated Covington Latin 2518, 25-8, Sept. 9. • Campbell County defeated Silver Grove 25-3, 25-10, Sept. 10.

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Next games: Better defense expected By Adam Turer

Austin Collinsworth had 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to lead Highlands over Withrow. Senior quarterback Will Bardo added another 126 yards through the air to go with his 78 rushing yards and one touchdown. Highlands outgained Withrow 426-333 and most of Withrow's yardage came through the air. Withrow quarterback Ryan Banks threw for 297 yards. Highlands hosts Boone County Sept. 18.

Bellevue and Scott high schools expect to get more out of their defenses in their next games after each team surrendered more than 40 points in their last contest. The Eagles defense will need to bounce back quickly after surrendering 48 points, including the game winning touchdown and two-point conversion with 15 seconds remaining. Bellevue has a bye the weekend of Sept. 18. The Tigers have more time to recover after giving up 41 points but escaping with a victory. These two teams played each other to a thrilling finish Friday, Sept. 11. Senior running back Ricky Buckler scored a three-yard touchdown run with 15 seconds remaining to give the Tigers the 48-41 win. Buckler rushed 31 times for 285 yards and four touchdowns to carry the Tigers to victory. He got plenty of help from his quarterback, senior Richard Wills. Wills completed 13 of 16 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown. He led his team 80 yards down the field for the winning score in just over two minutes. “He played a whale of a game,” Bellevue head coach Dave Eckstein of his quarterback said. “That last drive was phenomenal.” Tigers kicker Kaylynn Dill was 2-4 on extra point tries in the game. Eckstein did not want to put his kicker in a position to attempt a game-winning field goal. He wanted Wills to drive his team down the field for a touchdown. The

senior quarterback delivered. His counterpart also turned in a gutsy performance. Eagles senior quarterback/kicker/punter/punt returner/kick returner/ strong safety Zach Sowder nearly led his team to a come-from-behind victory. Sowder rushed for 279 yards, passed for 45 yards, rushed for two touchdowns, threw for another, and kicked five extra points. “He does a little bit of everything for us and does it all extremely well,” Scott offensive coordinator Dan Wolley said. Bellevue built a 28-14 lead late in the first half. Buckler scored on the Tigers first offensive play of the game, an 86-yard run. The Eagles scored with less than a minute remaining in the half on a 51-yard halfback pass from Ryan Sowder to Aaron Smith to cut the halftime deficit to seven. “That play changed the momentum going into the second half,” said Eckstein, who was not happy with his team’s mental lapse on the play. The teams exchanged touchdowns throughout the second half. Zach Sowder connected with Nick Farris for a 23yard score to give the Eagles their first lead of the game with less than three minutes to play. That was enough time for Wills to lead the Tigers back down the field. Bellevue, a Class 1A team, split its first four game


Fans react as Bellevue’s Ricky Buckler dives into the endzone with less than a minute left to give Bellevue a 48-41 win over Scott. of the season, all against bigger schools. “We challenged our team and it made us better,” Eckstein said. “We think it will really help us for district play. We’ve seen what we need to beat good teams.” Scott, a Class 5A team, drops to 0-3 on the year after suffering a heartbreakingly close loss for the second straight week. They bounced back against Bellevue after a one-point loss to Cooper. They will look to rebound again Sept. 18 against Harrison County. “Our kids are still fighting, still believing,” Wolley said. “We’ve gotten better every week. We’re proud of our team for putting ourselves in games and fighting to the end.”

Brossart 56, Jenkins 6

Brossart led 42-0 at halftime and never looked back. Senior Chris Bowman carried eight times for 66 yards and two touchdowns, while junior Andrew Guidugli carried three times for 49 yards and two scores. As a team, the Mustangs rushed 17 times for 203 yards and four touchdowns. Brossart (3-0) plays at Elizabethtown Sept. 18.

Ryle 45, NewCath 0


Newport Central Catholic running back Chris Kelly covers up the ball while running upfield during the first quarter.

Newport Central Catholic forced a three-and-out during Ryle’s first possession and the Thoroughbreds picked up a first down on its first offensive play Saturday, Sept. 12. However, the positives for NewCath ended there as the Thoroughbreds fell to 13 with its loss to the Ryle Raiders, 45-0. After stalling on its first drive, Ryle scored on sevenconsecutive possessions while also keeping NewCath off the board. NewCath faces off against Campbell County

(1-2) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. “(NewCath is) a championship caliber program but their numbers are down,” Ryle head coach Bryson Warner said. “We used to play a lot of guys both ways but our numbers are increasing year in and year out. “Our staff has worked hard building up our depth and all three phases of the game were excellent Saturday night,” Warner added. Only one player starts both ways for Ryle whereas numerous NewCath players appeared on both sides of the ball, Warner said. During its shut-out win over NewCath, the Raiders out-gained the Thoroughbreds by a 428-122 yard margin. Ryle rushed for 252 yards in the game. “Our line did a great job run blocking and protecting the quarterback,” Warner said. “(NewCath) stacked the box to stop the run which allowed us to throw it very well. We have improved both phases of our offense.”

Harrison County 20, Newport 14

Newport was led by running back Demetri Brown, who had one rushing touchdown, and receiver Rodney Orr, who caught a 17-yard touchdown pass, in the 2014 loss to Harrison County. Harrison was led by senior running back Josh Moss, who had 102 rushing yards and a touchdown and defensive lineman Aaron Brooks recovered a fumble in the endzone. Newport was only able to gain 150 yards of offense. Newport plays at Dayton Sept. 18.

Highlands 21, Withrow 0

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Lloyd 40, Dayton 27

Lloyd picked up its first win of the season with a 40-27 victory over Dayton. Senior running back Seth Chappie ran for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Lloyd jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead after a 20-point second quarter. Dayton was led by quarterback Dylan McGuire, who threw for 162 yards and a touchdown. He also picked up two touchdowns on the ground. Lloyd hosts Cooper Sept. 18, while Dayton hosts Newport.

Covington Catholic 33, Campbell County 14

Capturing his first win since taking over Covington Catholic’s program, head coach Dave Wirth and the Colonels improved to 1-3 with its win over Campbell County, 33-14. Covington Catholic hosts Beechwood (1-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The Colonels gained 205 yards on the ground and produced 383 yards of total offense during its win over Campbell County. Quarterback Brayden Erpenbeck had 308 yards of total offense including 131 yards rushing on 26 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground. Erpenbeck also was 16for-24 passing for 178 yards. On his 18th birthday, tight end Beau Geisen scored on a 31-yard touchdown reception for Covington Catholic while catching four passes for 57 yards. Alex Connelly led Covington Catholic’s receivers with 101 yards on eight receptions. Leading the way for the Camels was Michael Kremer. The quarterback was 21-for-42 passing for 222 yards. Campbell County travels to face Newport Central Catholic (1-3) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

Brossart volleys for 14 hours; win playoffs The Bishop Brossart Lady ‘Stangs (11-6) saved the best for last, and at the end of a 14-and-a-half hour marathon day of volleyball featuring both highs and lows, they won the Bronze Division of the Touchstone Energy All “A” State Volleyball Tournament Sept. 12 in Richmond, Ky. They started the day at 7:30 a.m. with a Whitefield Academy team from Louisville and had a great chance of winning both games. They led in the first 12-7

and the second 9-4 but eventually lost 25-21 and 25-14. Later in pool play the managed to rebound and edge Middlesboro 2518, 23-25, and 21-15. They finished pool play falling to Caldwell County 25-20, and then 25-10. That meant the Lady ’Stangs would qualify for the Bronze Playoffs (there were only Gold and Bronze no Silver). The Lady ’Stangs were ready to play knocking off eighth Region Champion Carroll County 25-15, 25-

19 and then rolled over Russell in the semifinals 259, 25-11 to set the stage for a dramatic match with a very good Monroe County team in the Championship at 9 p.m. The Tomkinsville, Ky., school is at the very high end of All “A” Enrollments with 594 students, and after one game it didn’t look good as Monroe took charge 25-15. But then Marie Heeb had first serve for game two. The junior drilled the Lady Falcons for a 7-0 start and the Lady ’Stangs fol-

lowed with a great team effort backed by raucous Bishop Brossart fans and parents. Brossart owned the second game, 25-14. Seventeen minutes later, the Lady ‘Stangs won the third game 21-14. Junior Felicity Britt pounded the floor with 59 kills to go along with 58 digs and 11 aces to earn Tournament MVP honors. She was joined on the All-Tournament team by sophomore Molly Williams (81 assists, 24 kills and 37

digs), junior Marie Heeb (49 digs, 8 kills and 12 aces) and senior Rachel Bankemper (32 digs and 6 aces). It was team effort though as other contributed greatly. Senior libero Chelsea Verst had 73 digs. Senior Anna Dykes had 19 kills, 12 blocks and 2 aces. Sophomore Meredith Harris had 6 kills and 3 blocks and sophomore Megan Herbst had 3 kills and 5 assists. The Lady ’Stangs won the Gold Division beating Bardstown Bethlehem 2520, 17-25, 21-17.

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Highlands growing under new coach

Mustangs move forward after All ‘A’ tourney

By James Weber

Pennie Wiseman had a tough learning curve when she took over the Bishop Brossart High School volleyball team. After many years coaching at Highlands as either a head coach or assistant, Wiseman had a new group of players to get to know. “I think the toughest part was how they would fit together,” she said. “Teaching them the skills is not the hard thing, it’s figuring out their personalities and what makes them click. Sometimes people play better with different people besides them.”

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Whitney Edwards said half-jokingly that she should have brought a medic with her to Highlands High School when she took over the volleyball program. Soon after Edwards came over from the same job at Bishop Brossart last summer, she lost returning senior hitter Lindsay Osterhus to a torn ACL. Other players have been less than 100 percent with more minor injuries. Still, the Bluebirds bounced back from an 0-4 start to take a 6-6 record into their home Cake Classic Sept. 11-12. “Everything’s going well. It’s still turning into a big learning process,” she said. “The girls are getting used to me, and we’re dealing with injuries. But we’re getting on track.” Edwards said she has high expectations for her new team and they are working to fulfill them. “I think the biggest adjustment is getting used to me and my style of coaching,” she said. “I treat it as a job. I’m more than happy with how


Highlands junior Leigh Osterhus hits the ball over the net during the Scott September Slam Sept. 5.

we’re developing.” Edwards inherited a fairly young team. Tall middle hitter Claire A’Hearn is among the kill leaders in Northern Kentucky despite battling a thumb injury. Juniors Aly Fossett and Maggie Rixson lead the team in digs. Fossett was third in Northern Kentucky among teams that have reported stats. Jenna Theisen, a junior fourth-year starter at setter, is among the leaders in assists. An early-season highlight was a three-game win over Simon Kenton, although SK got revenge two days later. “We’ve had a couple of great wins,” Edwards said. “Simon was one of the best matches I’ve ever seen. Win or lose I was completely pleased with how the team played. SK is such a stellar team, beating them in three, the girls really needed that.”

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The teams have played three times already this season, and have gone the maximum three games each time. Bellevue has won two of the meetings, and they meet again Oct. 1 in Dayton. Through Sept. 9, Bellevue was tied for the most wins in the 10th Region with 10 against 14 defeats. Cat Kessen was named alltournament for Bellevue in the Ninth Region All “A” tourney. Sammy Powell made the team for Dayton.

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The Camels host rival Brossart Oct. 1.

Newport Central Catholic

The Thoroughbreds won a thriller over Campbell County, 25-12, 22-25, 26-24 Sept. 2 in what could be a key 10th Region tourney preview. NewCath plays at Brossart Sept. 15 and at Highlands Sept. 22 in other key regional matchups.


The Wildcats have one win over urban rival Holmes in a 2125, 25-16, 25-21 thriller Aug. 29.

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Payton Govan was named all-tourney in the 10th Region All “A” tourney. The Big Trains started off 5-0 this season.

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• Bishop Brossart High School girls defeated Simon Kenton High School 233-235, Sept. 10. Brossart advances to 1-9 with the win.

The 2009 regional 8v8 Kings Dynasty Cup is being hosted by Kings Soccer Academy Oct. 16-18, in Wilder, at the Town and Country Sports and Health Club. Select teams will be accepted. Entry fee for U11 and U12 is $350.

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First Kick is conducting indoor sessions at Town and Country Sports and Health Club from 10-10:45 a.m.

Candy Begnoche of Fort Thomas is a semifinal winner in the First Flight for the Ohio Valley area in the EWGA with a score of 75. The EWGA semi-final championship for the Ohio Valley area of the Executive Women’s Golf Association was Aug. 8 at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort in Blairsville, Penn. The first-place gross and net winners in each flight advance to the final round of the EWGA Championship presented by Callaway Golf, considered the largest amateur women’s golf competition in the United States. The 36-hole championship finals will be at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida Sept. 25-26. Now in its 14th year, this annual nationwide competition had over 2400 participants in 2008 and again this year. The EWGA Championship begins at the chapter level

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To that end, Wiseman has been tweaking the lineup for chemistry and for shoring up the team blocking, which she said has been the main weakness so far this season. The Mustangs had a solid 7-4 record heading into the All “A” state tournament Sept. 12 in Richmond. “We’re doing pretty well,” Wiseman said. “We’ve done well with our defense and our setting and offense have stepped up.” Junior hitter Felicity Britt is leading the team in kills with nearly three per game and also leads the team in digs. She was the most valuable player in the 10th




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says a new jail is needed. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Just exactly how was it determined that a new jail was necessary anyway? Studies were no doubt conducted. Consultants hired. But I can tell you that studies like this are written in such a way as to support what the decision makers already want to have happen. According to Mr. Pendery, the new bids that came in for this project were for $10 million less than what they were originally. The total for the new jail stands at $36 million, and he says this is competitive with bids that go back to 1999. Another example of a spending project that isn’t just being contemplated but is well under way is the new Campbell County Administrative Building that is being constructed on Monmouth and 11th St. in Newport. There had been a hotly disputed legal battle waged between warring parties in the local courts as to whether this building should be constructed in Newport or in Alexandria. What few people seemed to question was the need for the new building in the first place. Mr. Pendery states that the cost for this building came in $1.5 million cheaper than estimated, and that it’s being paid for by a bond that was floated at a little more than 4 percent interest. But the fact is that this building isn’t going to save anybody anything. No doubt the building is going to look nice and employees will enjoy working there, but it’s going to cost in the range of $13 million based on several published reports. We, as residents of this county, have to ask ourselves, as well as ask of our public officials, if this building is absolutely necessary, or does if it fall more into the category of a luxury. Mr. Pendary goes on to explain that there are a multitude of other projects that would also offer great savings to the taxpayer. When a public official uses the word savings, taxpayers have to translate this into spending. Another of these projects he mentions, by the way, is a new Justice Center. One really has to wonder . . . What I would say to Mr. Pendery, who I am sure is a fine gentlemen and has the best intentions, is stop trying to make sense of ways of spending money and instead start trying to make sense of ways of truly not spending money and putting dollars back into the hands of average Americans, like you and me. Page Spiegel is a resident of Highland Heights.

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Living Green: Support clean water Water is a very important natural resource, and Kentucky is blessed with many creeks, streams and several rivers. It provides various recreational opportunities and is a source of water for many cities. Kentucky has another plentiful resource in coal, which is mined in the mountains of Appalachia. It provides electricity to us, as well as other states. Economically, water and coal are both important to Kentucky. Unfortunately, mountaintop removal, a destructive form of coal mining, is polluting and destroying our waterways. How can we sacrifice safe, clean water for the sake of this type of coal mining? The Federal Water Pollution Control Act was passed to protect our nation’s tributaries and disallowed dumping of waste materials into waterways. In 2002, the Surface Mining and Control Reclamation Act provided a loophole for the mountaintop removal companies, allowing them to dump tons of toxic mine waste into the valleys, poisoning the streams that flow through these valleys. Local residents, who directly depend on these streams for their water supply, cannot drink it or use it for any other purpose. As a Northern Kentucky resident, it may be easy to remain passive about this issue. You don’t hear much about it in the media, it is happening many miles away from us, and doesn’t really affect us, or so you think. Duke Energy generates electricity utilizing mountaintop removal coal, and the polluted

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waters from Appalachia ultimately flow into the Ohio River, a water source for many Northern Kentucky resi-

dents. To correct the problem, legislation has been introduced in the House (Clean Water Act, H.R. 1310) and the Senate (Appalachia Water Act, S. 696) to refine wording in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The proposed wording states “fill material is any pollutant that replaces a portion of the waters with dry land or modifies the bottom elevation of a body of water for any purpose.” Coal removal has been going on in the mountains of Kentucky for over 130 years, employing several generations of Kentuckians. One argument against this legislation is that it will eliminate numerous jobs. Unlike traditional coal mining, mountaintop removal doesn’t require as many workers. Today only 7 percent of coal miners are employed by mountaintop removal companies. It doesn’t take many workers to blow the top off a mountain, gather the coal and push the waste into the valley below. If these types of coal companies are required to dispose of waste properly, this would increase employment opportunities. Also, the return to traditional form of coal mining may also occur, increasing employment. Another argument against this legislation is that our price for elec-

Last week’s question

Should there be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving? Why or why not? “There should be laws banning cell phones while driving unless they are completely ‘hands-free.’ A driver’s eyes need to be focused on the road, not looking down at a cell phone.” H.S.

“Absolutely! You cannot keep your mind on traffic and on a phone conversation at the same time no matter how smart you think you are. I tried it once to see how it felt and almost ran into three cars. I was sitting at a red light on U.S. 42 and looked to my

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tricity will go up, as a result of increasing the costs to the coal companies. Yes, the price of electricity could go up, but we have to ask ourselves how are we paying for this in other ways. How much does it cost to clean up a stream, river or creek once it is polluted? Who is responsible for removing these toxic materials from our drinking water? How much money is lost in tourism when streams and rivers are polluted and can’t be used? All of us pay for these things in the form of higher taxes and water bills. This isn’t about adding burdensome legislation to businesses and consumers; it is about fixing legislation that specifically allowed the mountaintop removal coal mining companies to circumvent the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. Please take a few moments to write your political representatives supporting the Clean Water and Appalachia Acts, and let them know that this continued pollution of Kentucky’s waterways is not acceptable. Unfortunately, one coal lobbyist voice is louder than one taxpayer voice; everyone needs to take action. Only through numerous letters can we convince the politicians that clean rivers and streams are important to all Kentucky residents, even in a coal producing state. Clean water shouldn’t be sacrificed for the sake of cheap coal. Sharon Tepe is a resident of Fort Thomas and founder of Campbell County’s Go Green.

Heroin: Signs and symptoms I hope you had the opportunity to read my article Sept. 3 on heroin. As further proof of the devastation of heroin, I am attaching a poem written by Charles Manson. This poem was given to my basic law enforcement class by a trainer that worked court security in California. The officer took it from Manson during his murder trial:

“The King”

Behold my friend I am HER-O-IN, Known to all as the destroyer of men, From whence I first came nobody knows, but I come from the land where the poppy grows, I am the world power, and know it is true, Use me just once and you'll know it too, I came to this country without a passport, and ever since then I've been hunted and sought, Whole nations have gathered to plot my destruction, For I am the breeder of crime and corruption, In cellophane bags I have made my way, to men in offices and children at play, From the heads of state to the lowest of bums, From the richest estates, to the poorest of slums, I can make a man sell his country or flag,

Make a girl sell her virtues for a five-dollar bag, I can take a rich man and make him poor, Or take a young maiden and make her a whore, Some find me a joy and to some a tiller, I can put a gun in your hand and make you a killer, The reckless few who use me the most, I kill them quick with one over dose, I will make you steal, borrow or beg, Then search for a vein in your arm or leg, Once in your blood stream you won't think me mean, You'll praise me as master, then nod off and dream, I can make a schoolboy forget his books, Make a famous beauty forget her good looks, I stopped an army in China, I financed Iran, I'm welcome in Turkey, respected in Japan, Am I not a great god to behold, More treasured than diamonds, more precious than gold, More potent than whiskey, more heady than wine, I am the way of all of man kind, So the police have taken you from under my wing, they dare defy me, I am who king, Now you live in this lousy jail, it's hard to get to you, through visits and mail, Then curse my name, revile me speech, But you'll use me again when you're back on the streets, So all through your sentence, resolve to

left, my right and in the rearview mirror. Guess what? All three were on the cells. And drove off yakking.” Duke “Yes. The distraction while driving only increases the chance of auto accidents. Phones should be used only when the car is parked.” G.G. “This question struck a raw nerve with me and I’m sure with anyone else who has lost a loved one due to the actions of a distacted driver. Absolutely! There should be laws banning all use of

cell phones while driving and with severe and costly penalties. It’s bad enough we deal with people that drive under the influence, and now they’re on the phone. I cannot think of any reason that would justify a person using a cell phone while driving.” N.C. “Why stop at cell phone use? Why not ban driving with one hand, talking to passengers, eating, drinking, smoking, singing, adjusting the radio/heater/air conditioner, looking at people/ scenery/billboards, reading the newspaper, putting on make-up, changing clothes, etc.? All of these behaviors have resulted in

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your fate, Fret not or worry I'll be at the gate, Run if you want for I'll not give chase, For sooner or later you'll return for your taste, You've heard my warning, but you won't take heed, So put your foot in the stirrup and mount this great steed, Get right in the saddle, and ride me well, For the “white horse of heroin” is headed for hell.

James A. Daley Community Recorder guest columnist

I apologize if this poem offends anyone. However, this says more about the abuse of heroin than I could ever hope to write. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or email our office at James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.


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Stop making sense In these tough economic times, there still seems to be plenty of money to spend, according to Steve Pendery, Campbell County JudgeExecutive. But how can that be? Even Pendery himself was quoted in an article in the Kentucky Enquirer in December 2008 about rising costs and budget deficits as saying, “Everybody is worried. We are going through tough times.” Tough times is an understatement. These are extraordinary times. What we read in the papers and see on the evening news and more than like have experienced personally is not only how there is very little money to go around but that whatever money there is, there is less and less of it. As far as local governments are concerned, we have heard of how two of their main sources of revenue have dropped off sharply, namely property tax and payroll tax. We also read, somewhat ironically, that one of the areas of greatest budgetary concern is the alarming rise in pension costs. For Campbell County these costs are expected to go up by 28 percent for the current fiscal year. There is something ironic about this because pensions are how government officials and employees pay themselves when they retire, and the way these pensions get funded is with our tax dollars, which comes from average folk like you and me. In the midst of all this financial turmoil comes an article written by Steve Pendery, who is our JudgeExecutive in Campbell County, which appeared in the Viewpoints section of the Fort Thomas Recorder dated Aug. 13. The title of the piece was “Some Spending Makes Sense.” No doubt some spending does make sense and is absolutely necessary, but I would say given the economic environment in which we live that Mr. Pendery is attempting to justify major outlays of taxpayer dollars for projects that don’t appear to make any sense at all. He starts the article off by stating, “There has never been a better time for public infrastructure projects.” Pendery goes on to explain that in Boone County “a new sanitation plant is needed, and a tunnel needs to be built to convey materials to it.” Perhaps so, but he claims that these projects were bid at a savings to local ratepayers estimated at $40 million. What exactly does this mean? What is being saved? It sounds like money is being spent, not saved. Mr. Pendery also writes that Kenton County is in need of a new jail. First off, I wouldn’t take it at face value when a public official



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Fort Thomas woman turn hobby into business For as long as she can remember, Fort Thomas resident Dawn Warner has pursued her hobby of photography. Now, after years of doing other various jobs, Warner is turning her hobby into a career, and starting her own photography business, Lady Bug Photography Group. “The graphic design and photography business is more my passion and dream, so I decided to follow that,” Warner said. Warner said her photographs are different than many other photographers because she strives to get natural-looking shots, and she gets to know her clients. “One of the unique things about a photo session with me is that I like to first have a pre-consultation, get to know my client and (allow) my client to be comfortable with me,” Warner said. Warner offers a variety of packages and prices and takes pictures of anything from families and pets to sporting events and landscapes. Warner and her hus-

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Saint Timothy Parish in Union will host its annual Oktoberfest this weekend, Sept. 18-20. The festival runs 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 12:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday. Sunday is “Family Day” and features raffles that include a plasma television, a cornhole tournament for kids and adults and “all you can ride” bracelets for $15. For more information, visit

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band, Rick Warner of the advertising agency Rick Warner and Associates, recently bought a building along Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue, where they plan to put her photography business in the lower level and the advertising agency in the upper level. “We are going to try to renovate the building back to its original historical look and feel as much as possible,” Warner said. “My husband and I are both excited about moving our businesses to the Avenue. Businesses are striving and the avenue is alive with people shopping and dining.” For more information about Lady Bug Photography Group, visit

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Walk for a cure

Help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by taking part in the “Walk to Cure Diabetes” Saturday, Sept. 19. The check-in time is 8 a.m. and the start time is at 9 a.m. The 5K walk begins at the World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St. in Newport. Call 513-793-3223 or visit

The Campbell County Public Library helped uncork an annual reading initiative with a Prohibitionera style party Friday, Sept. 11 centered around a book set in the 1920s. It was the first, but not the last event in public libraries in Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties promoting the 2009 Northern Kentucky One Book One Community reading selection of “The Jazz Bird” by Craig Holden. The story, although fictional, is set in real life Prohibition hot spots around Cincinnati, Newport and other local locations. The book is filled with guns, murder, corruption, booze and characters including the real-life Cincinnati area whiskey bootlegger George Remus. Members of the Delhi Historical Society and Museum brought a display on Remus that will travel to each county’s library system, and vintage cars from the 1920s were parked in front of the Cold Spring Branch compliments of the Horseless Carriage Club. StoneBrook Winery in Camp Springs provided wine samples for $1 each, and Funky’s Catering and Proverbs Coffee Cafe donated food for the event. Ginger Powell of Highland Heights was one of dozens of people who attended the kickoff gala, which offered library patrons a chance to check the book out before others. Powell came with two other friends who often share the books they read. Powell said she’s been reading about the Newport Gangster’s Gamblers & Girls historic walking tour, and that the “The Jazz Bird” goes along with that storyline. “I want to find out more about that era,” she said. Jerry Maringer of Wood-


Joe Lukasik, squeezes notes out on the clarinet as Lou Lausche plucks the bass as part of a jazz quartet performing for attendees of the kickoff celebration for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community selection of “The Jazz Bird” by Craig Holden at the Cold Spring Branch Library Friday, Sept. 11.

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For more information about the Northern Kentucky One Book One Community members, a discussion, and community programs visit the web site or visit the Campbell County Public Library’s Web site at


Greg Morehead, of Fiskburg in Kenton County, with his vintage Ford Model A with a 1928 Campbell County license plate he’s brought to the kickoff celebration for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community reading series. lawn, 74, said he came for the jazz music. “It’s my kind of music,” Maringer said. Maringer also said he’s interested in reading the book too, even though he understands it is fictional, because of his childhood memories. “I was born and raised in Newport,” Maringer said. “I saw a lot of gambling. We were just kids, but we knew what was going on.” The idea for this year’s

book was to use local history to connect with more readers, said Joanne Rentschler, manager of collection development for the Campbell County Public Library and the chairwoman of this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community committee. The thought is that the subject matter of the book will help draw more men into this year’s community reading initiative because of the local connections,

Rentschler said. “I think that it’s kind of a book that brings people in,” she said. Rentschler said the culminating activity of the library system’s involvement will be a chance for people to meet the author in November and ask him how he decided what would and wouldn’t be fictionalized in the book since the locations and some of the details are real. “I want to hear that answer myself,” she said.



Jay Middendorf of Florence sells a raffle ticket to Tom Zwick of Union during a previous Saint Timothy Parish’s Oktoberfest.

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Ruth Fry, of Falmouth, outside the Campbell County Public Library’s Cold Spring Branch with a 1931 Ford Model A sedan she rode in to participate in the kickoff celebration for the Greg Morehead, of Fiskburg in Kenton County, with his vintage Ford Model A with a 1928 Campbell County license plate he’s brought to the kickoff celebration for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community reading series.

Linda Black, left, a business office assistant for the Campbell County Public Library, with her husband Don Black, wearing clothing similar to the styles worn during the 1920s to attend the kickoff celebration at the Cold Spring Branch Library Friday, Sept. 11 for this year’s Northern Kentucky One Book One Community selection of “The Jazz Bird” by Craig Holden. The book is set in 1920s Cincinnati, and more library events are planned through November in Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties to complement the book, which everyone is invited to read.


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Ars Longa. Vita Brevis: Recent Works by Bekka Sage, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Through Sept. 19. 341-5800; Crestview Hills. Chasing the Whale in Northern Kentucky: Local Artists Respond to Moby Dick, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gallerie Zaum, 811 Monmouth St. Students at Northern Kentucky University create works of art interpreting the book. Through Oct. 9. 441-3838. Newport. Six New Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Free. Through Oct. 16. 957-1940. Covington.


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Bigger tanks, new cylinder tanks, interactive touch wall where children can play tag with computer projected jellies. Interactive tank and a propagation area. Two children ages 12 and under get in free with paying adult during Summer Family Hours 4:30-7 p.m. SundayFriday. Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Children-friendly, interactive exhibit features many species of frogs. Includes hands-on, visual and soundrich experiences. Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Outside Aquarium gift shop. Moves to lobby if inclement weather. Includes one or more of Blackfooted penguins and a randomly selected guest to lead the parade. Free. 261-7444. Newport.


A Chance to Meet Grady Reid Jr. of Duke Energy, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Center, 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330, Third floor. Learn what products and services Duke Energy purchases and how to access key decisionmakers and buyers. $25. Registration recommended. Presented by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. 426-3651. Fort Mitchell.


Tri-State Photographic Society, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Club meetings include programs, photo competition, social contact, and networking on photography. Presented by Tri-State Photographic Society. 635-2228. Highland Heights.


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


Rock The Benefit Charity Show with Close To Home, 7 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Watson Park, The Paramedic, Made Avail, Gold Shoes, Inept and Delta Delta. Benefits Leukemia Research Foundation. $10. 491-2444. Covington.


The Groove, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 291-0550. Newport.


Tim Easton, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Parlour. With Billy Catfish Orchestra. $10, $ 8 advance. 431-2201. Newport.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Winery Dinner, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Buffet dinner and music. Reservations required. 6350111; Camp Springs.


Robert Schimmel, 8 p.m. $20. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Mature material. Ages 21 and up. Through Sept. 20. 957-2000; Newport.


Vacancy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Interactive murder mystery. Mature language and situations. $14, $12 seniors and ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. Through Nov. 7. 655-9140. Newport. Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Dedicated to silly thrills and hilarious chills. $20-$30. Through Nov. 28. 581-7625; Newport.


Thoroughbred Racing, 7 p.m. Fall Meet. Dollar Friday: $1 Bud and Bud Light and hot dogs. Vintage Weekend: Sock Hop, 7-11 p.m. 4th floor, $5 or a pair of new socks for Goodwill. Dress in 1950s outfits. Best costume contest. Games and prizes. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free. 371-0200. Florence. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 9


freshART, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Outside dinner and reception. Auction of works created in one day in Devou Park by local artists. Benefits Behringer-Crawford Museum. $60. Reservations required. 491-4003; Covington. Wine Over Water, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way. Cincinnati and Third Street, Newport, Hors d’oeuvres and jazz music. Includes commemorative tasting glass. Ages 21 and up. ID required. Benefits Brighton Center Food Pantry. $25, $20 advance. Reservations recommended. Presented by Newport Citizens Advisory Council. 393-3407; Newport.


Campbell County Farmers’ Market-Newport, 9 a.m.-noon, Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, At 7th and Monmouth streets. Includes produce, plants, flowers, jams, jellies, honey and arts and crafts. Presented by Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service. 572-2600. Newport.


Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With Lisa and Chuck of Wussy. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Ages 21 and up. 4312201. Newport. 3 Heads Tall, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Reiley Elementary School, 10631 Alexandria Pike, Part of Reiley Fall Festival. Free. 635-2118. Alexandria.


Robert Schimmel, 7:30 p.m. $20. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Vacancy, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $14, $12 seniors and ages 12 and under. Reservations recommended. 655-9140. Newport. Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 581-7625; Newport.


Walk To Cure Diabetes, 9 a.m.-noon, World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St. 5K walk. 8 a.m. registration. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Registration required. 513-793-3223; Newport. Gangsters, Gamblers and Girls: Newport Historical Walking Tour, 11 a.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Meet at Newport Syndicate. $15. Reservations recommended. 888-269-9439; Newport. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0


Open Blues Jam, 8 p.m.-midnight With Them Bones. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Ages 21 and up. 581-0100. Newport.

Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Points vs. No Point-the relevance of wine scores. Liquor Direct Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs. Fish Fry, 4:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Fish, steak, shrimp, cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and sides. Dinners and sandwiches. Carryout available 4:45-8 p.m. Benefits Newport Elks Lodge #273. $2.25-$7.75, 25 cents carryout. 441-1273. Cold Spring.

Family Movie Night, 8:30 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Outdoor movie screening. “Facing the Giants.” Bring seating. Includes popcorn. Family friendly. Free. 635-2444. Alexandria.


Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Quintessential Wines-great wines from around the world. Liquor Direct Fort Thomas, Free. 781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. StoneBrook Winery, $5. 635-0111; Camp Springs.

Robert Schimmel, 7:30 p.m. $17. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.

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Sunday Cruise-In Car Show, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, With J.D. Hughes. 441-4888; Cold Spring.

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EarthSave Cincinnati 15th Anniversary Celebration, 2 p.m. James Taylor Park,, Honoring founder Adrienne Hardesty Charmichael. Includes music. Bring vegan dish to share. Free. Presented by EarthSave Cincinnati. 513-929-2500. Newport.


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Free. 261-7444. Newport.


John Redell, 8 p.m. Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave. Ages 21 and up. 5810100. Newport.


St. Joseph Oktoberfest, 4 p.m. St. Joseph Church - Camp Springs, 6833 Four Mile Road, German food, booths, raffles, music, games, kiddyland and 4 p.m. Mass. Free. 635-2491. Camp Springs.




Chasing the Whale in Northern Kentucky: Local Artists Respond to Moby Dick, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gallerie Zaum, 4413838. Newport.

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The USS Nightmare is back and will feature three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Come aboard if you dare, during the grand opening weekend, Sept. 18 and 19, from 7 p.m. to midnight at 101 Riverboat Row, Newport, for a 40-minute tour of the haunted boat. For more information call 261-8500 or visit Pictured is a vampire aboard the USS Nightmare last year.

In Haus Comedy Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Local comedians perform. Free. Through Dec. 21. 432-2326; Covington. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 2




Buckethead, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Multi-instrumentalist wears white bucket on his head and white costume mask. $25, $20 advance. 491-2444; Covington.


L.Y.D. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 291-0550. Newport.

Chasing the Whale in Northern Kentucky: Local Artists Respond to Moby Dick, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gallerie Zaum, 4413838. Newport.


West Coast Swing with JasonAndSophy, 7 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Beginner West Coast Swing Lesson with JasonAndSophy 7-7:45 p.m. Mix of California music played 7:45-10:45 p.m. $5. 4414888; Cold Spring.


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


Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $11, $8 advance, $8 students and Enjoy the Arts members. 781-8151; Covington.


Artist in Residence, 9 p.m. With The Newbees and Mike Fair & the Adventure Seekers. Southgate House, 431-2201. Newport. Cory Moore, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 344-1413. Crescent Springs.


Naked Karate Girls, 9 p.m. $3. Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 491-6200. Newport.

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Adventure Club, 4 p.m. A Visit from the Northern Kentucky Horse Center. Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 6-11. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 781-6166. Cold Spring.


Don Fangman Sings Sinatra, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Knotty Pine on the Bayou, 6720 Licking Pike, Songs also by Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and Neal Diamond. Free. Reservations required. 781-2200; Campbell County.


Chris Hardwick, 8 p.m. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Reservations recommended. Through Sept. 27. 957-2000; Newport.


Bad to the Bone, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 581-7625; Newport.


MidPoint Music Festival, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Ballroom. Deke Dickerson backed by the Modern Sounds and others. $29 all-access wristband; $10, $8 advance. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport. MidPoint Music Festival, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Strawboss. Free. Presented by MidPoint Music Festival. Newport.


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


Adventure Club, 4 p.m. Pipe Cleaners Gone Crazy. Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St. Ages 6-11. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 572-5035. Newport.


Fat Tuesday, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Royal Palm Orchestra with Bill Gemmer, director. 261-2365. Covington.


Oktoberfest Zinzinnati USA brings beer, pretzels and all things German downtown, Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, on Fifth Street, from Race Street to Broadway. Hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. The World’s Largest Chicken Dance will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at Fountain Square. Visit

Cruise-In Car Show, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Includes music. Featuring Fort Thomas Corvette Club Cincy Custom Street Machines Country Cruisers Old Timer’s Car Club. Family friendly. Free. 4414888. Cold Spring.


“Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic” comes to the U.S. Bank Arena, Wednesday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 27. It is a celebration of 65 of Disney’s characters. Times are: 7:30 p.m. through Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit

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September 17, 2009

When people turn into sheep

For sheep to be sheep is admirable. That’s their true nature. Sheep are never extolled today or in the scriptures as being clever or courageous. They seem more helpless than resourceful. They frequently wander off and get lost and are easy prey for predators. When in trouble, they usually panic and bleat for help from the shepherd. Sheep are not very smart. Yet, who can blame a sheep for being a sheep? They live what they are. What would be troubling would be to see a bird or a human try to live as a sheep. Especially a human. We’ve been created with a rational nature. We are to grow, develop insight and wisdom, possess a mind that enables us to seek and recognize truth and have the courage to live by it. Humans are supposed to need other human shepherds less and less as they mature. When immature, and still growing, we need parents, disciplinarians and teachers – guides outside ourselves. When we grow up – if we grow up – our guidance comes chiefly from within ourselves; a well-formed conscience and sense of responsibility. Guides outside of us never become completely unimportant, but much less neces-

sary. A sad thing seems to be happening. Too many people seem to be acting as sheep. Sheeple are people who act like sheep. When that occurs, we don’t use our minds to study problems thoroughly and understand them effectively. We stop looking for truth. We graze on sound bites, slogans and little bits of information lying on the ground that taste good. When we are turning into sheeple, we lose sight of truth and priorities. We become easy prey for manipulation by politicians, advertisers, bureaucrats, and sometimes even by people we call religious leaders. Our shepherds are called spin doctors – false shepherds who have no interest in the common good, us, or the truth, only their own agenda. As sheeple we have a strong flock instinct. We need to think and act as everybody else. It’s said that the instincts and logic of a mob gradually become lower than the individuals that comprise the mob. We turn our minds over to others. Sheeple are dazzled by words and forget justice; are moved by emotions and forget logic. We believe peers, advertisers, politicians and celebrities about what is


Shipping charges alert Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

important in life. We acquiesce to anyone who claims to speak for God. The masses of people have been pictured as a huge pyramid. Most of us are depicted toward the bottom somewhere, and the numbers become fewer as the pyramid narrows and ascends. Psychologists such as Abraham Maslow urge us to become self-actualized and move upward. That means to grow in knowledge and personal awareness of our own state and truths of reality. The journey upward is very difficult, but possible. Great spiritual teachers such as Jesus Christ told us what happens when we are transformed from sheeple to people, “ … you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Free from what? Free from a flock mentality. Free from not recognizing our dignity. Free from ignorance, deception and being used by others. Free from our defenses and illusions in order to become our truest self. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

shipping charges, a representative agreed to give her a $15 credit. But that still means the items she wanted cost her $40, and the shipping and handling cost $50 – more than the items themselves. “I just feel like they’re deceptive and if people aren’t paying attention they’re going to end up spending a lot of money they may not be able to get back,” LaRue said. So, I contacted the company LaRue had ordered from and was told they don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges in the ad because the same ad is used in Canada and charges will be quite different there. They maintain they do disclose the charges before the transaction is completed – and after the state sales taxes are added. But, LaRue said she never saw that disclosure.

Ads for products on TV and in print that don’t disclose the shipping and handling charges are becoming increasingly common. Such charges should be carefully considered before ordering because sometimes they can be quite substantial. That’s what a Westwood woman has learned. Sue LaRue has been analyzing ads and found several that either don’t disclose the charge or do so in small print. “I think they’re saying two things. I think they’re saying ‘free shipping’ or ‘plus shipping,’ but they’re not saying how much the shipping is. That’s what happened in my case,” she said. LaRue answered an ad she saw on TV. “It said on TV it was $19.99 plus shipping. I went online and ordered it. No place did it say how much the shipping was,” she said. But, even after she placed the order for two of the items, she just got a printout without the prices. “I agreed to pay $39.98. The shipping and handling was $65.80, but I didn’t know that till I got the package in the mail,” LaRue said. The packing slip showed the total cost came to more than $100 – something she says should have been disclosed upfront. She checked ads for products from different companies and found this is becoming more common. One ad touted the product as only costing $14.99, but the small print at the bottom said unless you cancel you’ll be charged three monthly payments of $39.99. After LaRue complained to the company about the

And, while you can c a n c e l your order and get back your Howard Ain m o n e y, Hey Howard! you can’t get back the shipping costs. Bottom line, carefully watch out for shipping and handling charges in both TV and print ads. If they are not disclosed in the ad, be sure to look for the charges before you place your order. As we’ve seen sometimes those charges can be more than the items themselves. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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September 17, 2009

Relish your fresh peppers this season

My husband Frank and I went to an A m i s h country produce auction in B a i n bridge, Ohio, near The Seven Rita Caves, at Heikenfeld the invitation of Rita s kitchen f r i e n d s Bert and Bob Villing. It was something to see. As we approached the auction shelter, we saw horse-drawn wagons with huge amounts of pumpkins, melons and produce enter the graveled area. I understood that folks could bid on the whole wagonload. Inside the shelter you could walk around and check out the produce in smaller units, like a bushel of squash, three pecks of cucumbers, even up to 100 or so pumpkins and gourds. The little Amish boys were so cute – running around barefoot with sus-

pendered overalls and hats. Bert and I bought some beautiful red and green peppers. I couldn’t wait to get home to make Bert’s red pepper relish. I also made stuffed peppers for supper, with rice, lamb, tomato sauce and seasonings.

brown sugar 1 generous tablespoon cinnamon

Bert’s red pepper relish

No real recipe, but here are Bert’s guidelines slightly adapted by me. Makes 7 to 8 half pints. Measure ingredients after dicing. 6 cups of finely diced red bell peppers (or green, yellow, etc.) 11⁄2 cups finely diced onions Boiling water 1 ⁄2 cup diced jalapeños (opt.) Grind up peppers and onions in food processor, blender or just chop fine. Put in bowl and pour boiling water to cover. Let sit five minutes, then drain. Make brine.

Rita’s rendition of Bert’s pepper relish.

Bring to boil:

2 cups vinegar (I used cider, but clear is OK) 1 cup sugar (more to taste) 11⁄2 teaspoons each: mustard seeds, celery seeds and dry mustard Put drained pepper mixture into brine and cook for five minutes. Pour into hot jars, clean rims and seal. Process in boiling water bath five min-

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utes. You can also just cook this up, cool, put in freezer containers and freeze.

Marge Miller’s apple dumplings

Marge is known as the apple dumpling lady in Clermont County and at my church, Holy Trinity in Batavia. I love her dumplings with the wonderful cinnamon flavor. They are always the first thing to go at any of our events. This is for Nancy, who began cooking at age 11. “My mother was a wonderful cook and my best friend. She passed away last year,” she wrote. Nancy wanted to re-create her Mom’s dumpling recipe which used brown sugar and cinnamon. Nancy said her Mom’s sauce was a thin vanilla sauce using cinnamon. I’ve adapted this only slightly.

1 double pie crust 8 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cored (I’ve used whatever apples I had on hand) 4 teaspoons butter Mix the following and set aside: 1 cup granulated or


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Divide the prepared pie crust into eight equal pieces. Roll out each piece into the shape of a square about 6 to 8 inches. To test the size, place an apple in the center of it and see if you can bring the 4 corners up to meet at the top. Place 1 peeled and cored apple in the center of one of the squares of rolled pie crust. Fill the cavity with some of the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Dot the top of the sugar with 1⁄2 tsp. butter. Bring one corner of the pastry up over the top of the apple. Take the opposite corner and overlap it over the first one. Moisten to seal these two together. Repeat with the last two corners of the pastry. Moisten to seal the last two corners together. Place the 8 dumplings in a sprayed baking dish.

Cinnamon sauce:

Combine the following syrup ingredients and cook for three minutes. If you can’t find cinnamon hearts, use a teaspoon of cinnamon and a drop or two of red food coloring if you want. 11⁄2 cups sugar 11⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 cups water 3 tablespoons lemon juice 7-8 cinnamon decorations (little cinnamon Valentine hearts) or more to taste 1 teaspoon vanilla (Rita’s addition) Pour the syrup over the dumplings in the baking dish. If you want, baste as they bake. Bake at 375 degrees for

Cooking with Rita and Friends

Join Rita Heikenfeld, Nick Tolbert (aka Midnight Gourmet) and Former Top Chef Chicago contestant Antonia Lofaso Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. as they host a dinner party. Sample some of Antonia’s favorite recipes as well as the recipes of local restaurants and chefs. Ticket price: $15 RSVP at: 513-247-6411 All proceeds will benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Ticket transaction will be completed at Kenwood Macy’s prior to event. Cash or check only. Make check payable to the Freestore Foodbank. 50 to 60 minutes until well browned and a fork pressed into the apple tests soft.

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BRIEFLY Academy graduate

Campbell County Police Department Sgt. Thomas L. Nitschke II, along with law enforcement officers from 18 other agencies across the commonwealth and two outof-state agencies, were recognized at a graduation ceremony for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

Can’t Stop Rockin’

The CAN’T STOP ROCKIN? 2009 Tour featuring STYX and REO Speedwagon with special guest Night Ranger, is coming to The Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University. To celebrate their upcoming trek together, REO Speedwagon and STYX teamed up to record a new single, “Can’t Stop Rockin?,” co-written by STYX’s Tommy Shaw and REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin. The bands will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $69.75, 49.75 and $34.75. Tickets can be purchased at The Bank of Kentucky Center Box Office at NKU and all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone 1-800-745-3000 or at

Golf outing

Cornerstone Montessori School will hold its second annual golf outing Sept. 26, at Aston Oaks Golf Course, 1 Aston Oaks Drive, in North Bend, Ohio. Proceeds will be used to purchase math, science and language materials for students of this non-profit

pre-primary/elementary school, located at 2048 Alexandria Pike in Highland Heights. Educating children ages 3-12, Cornerstone Montessori has provided a solid academic, social and collaborative foundation for students since 1992. The 18-hole, four-person scramble begins with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. (Registration begins at 1 p.m.) Dinner is included, and door prizes will be offered, as well as prizes for long drive, long putt, closest to the pin, hole in one, and more. Cost is $75. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Anna Wessling at the school at 859491-9960 or

Voice-over class

Nationally acclaimed voice-over artists and professional producer Lisa Foster (Crest, Olay, Café Appasionato, etc.) will be teaching an introductory course Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Crossroads Elementary School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “You’re On The Air…How to Really Make It In VoiceOvers,” is a course designed to expose individuals to the techniques, technology, and marketing skills to work fullor part-time in the voice-over industry. To register or ask for additional information call 859635-2173, ext. 514 or visit Pre-registration is required. Voice-overs can be heard everywhere, from movie trailers to the adult cartoon, “The Family Guy.” From the average voice to the exaggerated voice, the ability to enter this field has become easier because of the advancement of affordable home studio equipment and higher demand for voice-overs in technology and Internet applications.

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Health Fair

Campbell County YMCA, Holy Family Home and Queen City Financial Advisors, Inc., would like to invite the community to take part in its 3rd Annual Harvest Health Fair. The Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue, 781-1814. This is a family focused event and is open to all ages. Platinum sponsors include Abraham Research (focused on allergy and asthma), Queen City Financial Advisors, Inc., and VNA (Visiting Nurses Association). Proceeds from this event will benefit the Campbell County YMCA and Holy Family Home in Melbourne. For more information or to become a sponsor, call Jack Rudnick at 859-760-9009.

Fall rummage sale

The First Presbyterian Church, 800 Ervin Terrace, in Dayton, will hold its annual Fall Rummage Sale 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

Suicide prevention training

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WEBN fireworks

Nico Thom, Michael Davidson, and Ryan Stuempel, of Fort Thomas enjoying the WEBN Fireworks on the floodwall in Newport. Health, Counseling and Prevention Services have partnered to offer the nationallyrecognized “Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)” Suicide Prevention Training on Sept. 22 from 6:30 p.m. in the NKU Student Union. This training will be conducted by certified QPR trainers from NKU Health, Counseling and Prevention Services. To reserve your space for this training seminar contact Tara Dawson at (513) 685-5251 or email Contact hours (1.5) will be provided for social work and counseling professionals for $15. Mercy Health Partners, SW Ohio is an approved provider of Counselor and Social Worker CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Provider # RCS1110601.

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Dixie Heights Class of 1964 Reunion, 6-11:30 p.m. Walt’s Hitching Post, 3300 Madison Pike, Fort Wright. Dinner served 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Dixie Heights Class of 1964. Call 371-7056.

Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St., Newport. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458.

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Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Covington. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single. Reservations required. Presented by Dayton High School Class of ‘89 Committee. 2618400. JUNE 11-12, 2010 Boone County High School Class of 1960’s 50th Year Reunion. The following classmates have not been located: Pat Bowling, Carol Brashear Copher, Nancy Stevers Bihl, Barbara Youell, Beverly Romans, Carol Smith, Siguard Papratta and Terry Elliott. If anyone has any information on those classmates, call Hope Ellis Kinman at 283-2796 or Pat Jurtsen Tanner 371-9254.

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The Newport High School Alumni and Associates All-Class Reunion. Cash bar at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Program and festivities at 7 p.m. Marquis Banquet Center, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder. Dinner is $32. Call 442-9050.

Annual Campbell County High School Picnic Reunion, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pendery Park, Williams Lane, Melbourne. Classes of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Bring food to share, drinks and seating. Presented by Campbell County High School. 635-3592.

M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 1 Newport Central Catholic Class Reunion of 1949 stag, 1-5 p.m. Barleycorn’s Restaurant, 1073 Industrial Road, Cold Spring. For more information, call 581-5047 or 442-7464.

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Michael J. Schneider, 24, 512 Hodge St., operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense at Alexandria Pike and East Main St., Aug. 2. David M. Wiseman, 21, 9069 Heritage Court, warrant at Alexandria Pike and East Main St., Aug. 2. Carrie L. Fields, 33, 3366 Madison Pike, theft, second degree trespassing at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 2. Lynda M. Price, 36, 128 Brookwood Drive, theft at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 2. Christopher A. Sawyer, 27, 175 Van Voast Ave., warrant at 162 Breckenridge Drive, Aug. 3. Izzachas S. Larrison, 32, 1431 Wilmington Ave., warrant at 8000 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 10. John P. Muench, 23, 5110 Orangelanw Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia - first offense, failure to wear seatbelts, failure of owner operator to maintain required insurance at Alexandria Pike and Poplar Ridge Road, Aug. 13. Christopher W. Betz, 26, 4460 Timber Glen Drive, operating on suspended or revoked operators license at Heritage Court, Aug. 14. Robin J. Sturgeon, 55, 10562 Licking Pike, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol - first offense, careless driving, failure of owner operator to maintain required insurance at Alexandria Pike and Ky. 536, Aug. 15.

Report of counterfeit $20 bill passed for change at 7150 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 12.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of person saw man in black shirt and hat throw something through driver's side window of vehicle, police searched unsuccessfully for suspect, and the vehicle was later discovered to have had a satellite radio taken at 8296 Riley Road, Aug. 3. Report of bag and contents taken from vehicle overnight at 7 Stonegate Drive, Aug. 10. Report of wallet taken from vehicle and credit cards used without authorization at 104 Hunters Hill Drive, Aug. 12.

Theft by unlawful taking - or shoplifting

Report of attempt to take clothing without paying at 6711 Alexandria Pike, Aug. 4.



Cynthia Kilb, 51, 401 Ward No.1, alcohol intoxication in a public

Incidents/reports Fraudulent use of credit card

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Second degree criminal mischief

place, terroristic threatening at Foote and Center, Aug. 31. Ramon Hernandez, 33, 400 Riverpointe Drive No. 6, DUI at 200 block Fairfield Ave., Sept. 1. Michael Meyer, 26, , second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at Donnermeyer Drive, Sept. 1. Brydgett Biddle, 21, 724 Lakeview Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct at 145 Fairfield Ave., Sept. 4. Mathew Alexander Caudill, 21, 229 Van Voast Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Taylor and Prospect, Sept. 5. Kenneth Roberts, 36, 3210 Dickenson Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place at Fairfield Avenue, Sept. 6. Steven Irvin, 18, 724 Covert Run Pike No. 53, possession of alcohol by a minor at Berry and Center, Sept. 6. Clifford Schulte, 58, 138 Ross, disorderly conduct at 304 Van Voast Ave., Sept. 6. Michael Meyer Jr., 26, 210 Bluegrass Ave. No. F137, second degree burglary at 228 Prospect St. No. 2, Sept. 3.

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. Avenue, Sept. 5. Oakley J. Fields, 30, 1078 Davjo Drive, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at 1078 DavJo Drive, Sept. 5. Timothy J. King, 38, 1106 Sycamore St., driving under influence of alcohol - first offense - aggravated circumstances at South Licking Pike and Camel Crossing, Sept. 6. Corey R. Ragan, 26, 7216 Eastlawn Drive, operating on suspended or revoked operators license at Ky. 9 at Ky. 1996, Sept. 7. Mark J. Covey, 37, 210 Locust St., Apartment 7, warrant at U.S. 27 near Boss Donaway, Sept. 7.

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Jason G. Frizzell, 19, 3675 Walnut Park, possession of marijuana, attempt of person ages 18-20 to have another purchase alcohol, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of controlled substance - opiates at 3675 Walnut Park Drive, Sept. 1. Van E. Kinney, 62, 1011 Lawton Road, driving under influence of alcohol - first offense, no registration plates at Mary Ingles Highway and county line, Sept. 3. David A. Rains, 41, 66 Waterside Way, driving under influence of alcohol - first offense, no registration plates, speeding at Ky. 9 and Ky. 709, Sept. 4. Angela Reynolds, 42, HC 66 Box 1719, warrant at Ky. 9 and Ridgewood Drive, Sept. 4. Karen L. Metz, 32, 721 Alysheba Drive, second degree disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place - first and second offense at Licking Pike and West Miller Road, Sept. 4. Jeffrey S. Houp, 23, 2535 S. Rt. 50, warrant at U.S. 27 and Fairlane


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POLICE REPORTS From B7 Michael R. Chaira, 28, 738 Ann St., fourth degree assault, resisting arrest, second degree disorderly conduct at 1 Levee Way, Sept. 5. Janet Hope, 47, 10775 Persimmon Grove, first degree possession of controlled substance - cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia at Tollgate Road near Low Gap Road, Sept. 8. Robert C. Houliston, 47, 10775 Persimmon Grove, first degree possession of controlled substance cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia at Tollgate Road near Low Gap Road, Sept. 8. Charles M. Glazier, 33, 5316 Mary Ingles Hwy., Apartment 4C, warrant at Four Mile Road and Uhl Road, Sept. 9. Preston Rice Ii, 29, 310 Brookwood, warrant at 1060 Ten Mile Road, Sept. 6.

Fourth degree assault domestic violence

Reported at Truesdell Road, Aug. 28.

Juvenile complaint

Report of juveniles shooting off something loud in the area, possibly fireworks at 10256 Pleasant Ridge Road, Sept. 3.

Civil property dispute

Report of dispute over whether television sold through online transaction worked properly at 818 Eustace, Aug. 29.

Out of control juvenile

Reported at 9706 Secretariat Court, Sept. 4. Reported at 8626 Roth Farms Lane, Sept. 8.


Police found party with five intoxicated juveniles among a group of 26 subjects, most of whom were found to have some level of intoxication after reported complaint of juveniles creating a disturbance and claiming to have a gun at 6122 Four Mile Road, Aug. 29. Report of out of control student at school at 101 W. Third St., Sept. 4.

Second degree burglary

Report of television, jewelry and cash taken from residence at 9308 Flagg Springs Pike, Sept. 6.

Second degree criminal mischief Report of vehicle spray painted at 10191 Labrador Lane, Sept. 6.

Suspicious activity

Family disturbance

Report of person rattling front door and screen found partially pushed out at 792 Smith-Hiteman Road, Aug. 28. Report of attempt to open door of residence at 5371 Skyline Drive, Sept. 4.

Report of physical domestic at DavJo, Aug. 28.

Incidents/reports Abandoned vehicle

First degree criminal mischief

Report of fuel tanks of motorcycle scratched in bar's parking lot at 6302 Licking Pike, Aug. 30.

Report of abandoned vehicle found in ditch and partially blocking road at Fender Road and Stonehouse Road, Aug. 29. Report of vehicle on shoulder of road with missing registration towed at Alexandria Pike and Creektrace Road, Sept. 2.

Fourth degree assault

Suspicious person

Report of group of males attacking bartender at 430 Johns Hill Road, Aug. 29. Report of female stopped male driver of car and pushed him and grabbed his neck at 1159 Davjo

Animal complaint

Report of two ducks and two roost-

Theft by unlawful taking

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ers entering yard from nearby property and disturbing dog at 4349 Winters Lane, Sept. 5. Report of neighbor's dog getting into trash at 13243 Pleasant Ridge Road, Sept. 9.

Report of noises heard in basement upon returning home at 1075 Parkside Drive, Sept. 3. Report of mail boxes being smashed from people in moving vehicle at Race Track Road, Sept. 10.

Report of camera taken from vehicle at 739 Pintail, Aug. 27. Report of chainsaw taken from shed at 219 East First St., Sept. 3. Report of excavator batteries taken from property at 48 Foggybottom Lane, Sept. 5. Report of stolen quad runner at 996 Clay Ridge Road, Sept. 7. Report of power tools and satellite radio taken from vehicle at 3788 New Richmond Road, Sept. 8. Report of wallet taken from purse inside bar at Webster's Bar, Sept. 8.

Theft by unlawful taking - motor vehicle Report of vehicle taken at 5247 Four Mile Road, lot 31, Aug. 27.

Theft of controlled substance

Report of theft of prescribed medication at 662 Alysheba Drive, Sept. 4.

Third degree criminal mischief

Report of out of control juvenile throwing chairs at windows at 9599 Summer Hill Road, Sept. 8.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Report of threats made by woman to kill man at Licking Pike near Craft Road, Aug. 29.

Towing vehicle

Vehicle abandoned for over a week towed after unable to locate owner at U.S. 27 and Bob Huber, Aug. 29.

Vehicle blocking road

Vehicle found abandoned and blocking both lanes of traffic at Daniels Road and Flagg Springs Pike, Aug. 29.

Verbal domestic

Reported at Daniels Road, Sept. 4. Reported at DavJo, Sept. 9.


Teresa Fultz, 39, 27 Lori Lane Apt. 3, warrant at I-471, Sept. 8. Sam Marie Watkins, 18, 148 Riverside Ave., possession of marijuana at Concord Avenue, Sept. 8. Charles Lloyd, 54, 1011 South Fort Thomas Ave. Apt. 2, warrant at South Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 5. John Hartman Ii, 39, 1110 North Fort Thomas Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence at 1110 North Fort Thomas Ave., Sept. 4. Joseph Hemmerle, 49, 90 Home St., DUI at Willow at U.S. 27, Sept. 6.

Incidents/reports Second degree burglary

Reported at 39 Haywood Court, Sept. 6.

Theft by unlawful taking

Reported at 247 Military Parkway, Sept. 4.



Maxel West Jr., 39, 521 Isabella No. 306, fourth degree assault, resisting arrest at 521 Isabella no. 306, Sept. 11. Joshua Lee Palmer, 25, 8661 Locust Pike, theft by unlawful taking at 82 Carothers Road, Sept. 6. Thomas Hunt, 25, 753 Delta Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree criminal mischief at Third and Washington, Sept. 8. William Juilts, 24, 1042 Washington Ave., second degree burglary at Ninth and Roberts, Sept. 7. Gary Deaton, 27, 516 Patterson, violation of DVO, warrant at 417 Chestnut, Sept. 7. Chad Mistler, 24, 15 Huckleberry Hill No. 5, second degree possession of drug paraphernalia at 500 block of York, Sept. 5. Jessica Stull, 27, 926 Seventh Ave., criminal possession of a forged prescription at 1601 Monmouth St., Sept. 4. Misty Couch, 34, 28 West 11Th St., endangering the welfare of a minor at 28 West 11th St., Sept. 4. Lee Couch, 42, 28 West 11Th St., endangering the welfare of a minor at 28 West 11th St., Sept. 4.

DEATHS Marilyn Beach

Marilyn Julick Beach, 60, Verona, a homemaker, died Sept. 3, 2009, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Roy L. Beach Sr.; sons, Danny Ray Joseph of Crittenden, Kenny, Josh and Roy L. Beach Jr., all of Verona; daughters, Suzanne Purnell of Verona, Ann Marie Capito of Dry Ridge, Crystal Robinson and Jessica Renee Beach of Sparta; brothers, Raymond Julick of Covington, Dennis Julick of Independence, Phillip and Billy Julick of California; sisters, Ramona Gilbert of Independence, Cathy Race of Wheatley, Diane, and Angie Julick, all of California; 17 grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, Development Office, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504; or Vine Run Cemetery, 8805 Warsaw Road, Dry Ridge, KY 41035.

Joyce Bilger

Joyce Bilger, 83, Bellevue, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a teacher at Grandview Elementary School in Bellevue. Her husband, William Richard Bilger, died previously. Survivors include her son, William Thomas Bilger of Concord, N.C.; daughters, Cynthia Brock of Edgewood and Marsha Rachford of Atlanta; and five

grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: St. John’s United Church of Christ, Park and Nelson Place, Newport, KY 41071; or Cincinnati Zoo Education Dept., 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Rose Blanchet

Rose M. Blanchet, 59, Independence, died Sept. 11, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a self-employed nanny. Survivors include her sisters, Patricia Hughes and Joan Martin of Independence, Jean Clark of Erlanger, Betsy Lameier of Woodstock, Ga.; brothers, George Blanchet II of Florence, Daniel Your Aprilaire® Comfort Specialists:

Blanchet of Dayton, and Andrew and Mark Blanchet of Independence. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 432163549 or the American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Helen Bonhaus

Helen L. Poe Bonhaus, 79, Dayton, died Sept. 3, 2009, at Highlandsprings of Fort Thomas Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker, member of St. Bernard’s Church in Dayton, Daughters of Isabella and a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Her husband, Kenneth R. Bonhaus, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Bonhaus of West Chester and Dave Bonhaus of Southgate; stepsister, Linda Steinhauer of Kentucky; brothers, Charlie Poe of Newport and Jerry Poe of Southgate; five grandchildren; and

three stepgrandchildren. Entombment was at St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Breast Cancer Awareness, c/o Chicks & Chucks, 136 Ridge Hill, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

Rev. Robert Butler Jr.

Rev. Robert L. Butler Jr., 49, Alexandria, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an inventory control analyst for R.A. Jones & Company and a minister at Butler Baptist Church and Demossville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Lynn Campbell Butler; daughter, Traci Fryer of Southgate; sons, Robert Butler III and Tim Butler, both of Alexandria; mother, Delores Cole Butler of Alexandra and brother, Jeff Butler of Independence. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Flagg Springs Baptist Church, 12204 Flagg Springs Pike, California, KY 41007.

Lawrence Callen

Lawrence “Larry” Callen, 73, Cold Spring, died Sept. 6, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a member of the Lakeside Christian Church, Lakeside Park, Ky. He was a court baliff for Kenton County Sheriff’s office. He was a Kenton County deputy jailer. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Carol Callen of Cold Spring, Ky.; daughters, Kimberly Callen of Temple, GA., and Kathryn M. Adams of Crittenden, Ky.; sons, Greg Callen of Erlanger, Denny Callen of Caruthersville, MO, and George Jump of Mount Orab, OH.; 16 grandchildren; and one grandchild. Memorials made to lakeside Christian church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41-17; American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati 45227.

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE The undersigned City Clerk of the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, hereby states that on the 9th day of September, 2009, the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, adopted Ordinance No. 2009-08-01. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, AMENDING CHAPTER 50 – WASTE COLLECTION TO CREATE A SECTION FOR DEFINING SCRAPPING AND SETTING THE HOURS THAT SCRAPPING IS PROHIBITED. An ordinance amending Chapter 50 of the City of Bellevue’s Code of Ordinances on Waste Collection to add definitions for “scrap” and “scrapping” as follows: “Scrap.” Any waste, or any old, abandoned, or unwanted metal, wood, glass, block, brick, rubber, plastic, vinyl, slate, building material, roofing material, wrought iron, wiring, piping, copper tubing, aluminum, steel, or any other material that may be recycled or discarded, for any purpose other than for the immediate discarding of such item(s) as waste. “Scrapping.” Collecting, gathering, or hauling of any waste, or any old abandoned, or unwanted metal, wood, glass, block, brick, rubber, plastic, vinyl, slate, building material, roofing material, wrought iron, wiring, piping, copper tubing, aluminum, steel, or any other material that may be recycled or discarded, for any purpose other than for the immediate discarding of such item(s) as waste. and restricting the permitted hours for scrapping and scrap collection activities in the City of Bellevue to the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The City Clerk of the City of Bellevue hereby certifies that the above summary is true and correct and written in a way to inform the public of its contents. Full text of the above Ordinance is available in the Office of the ClerkTreasurer, 616 Poplar Street, Bellevue, Kentucky. Mary H. Scott City Clerk / Treasurer The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hereby certifies that he prepared the summary of ordinance referred to above and that the summary represents an accurate depiction of the contents of the ordinance adopted by the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, on the 9th day of September, 2009. Paul Alley City Attorney 2002


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John Castle

John C. Castle, 80, Fort Thomas, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He worked for the Fort Thomas Police Department, was a Korean War Army veteran and member of Fort Thomas Masonic Lodge 808. His wife, Billie Joe Castle and daughter, Cathy Ann Uchtman, died previously. Survivors include his son, George Castle of Cincinnati; and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173.

Charles Dahlenburg

Charles William Dahlenburg, 89, Park Hills, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pharmacist, a World War II Navy veteran, member of St. Agnes Parish in Fort Wright and volunteere at St. Vincent de Paul Society. His wife, Ruth Heidrich Dahlenburg, and daughter, Marilyn Halloran, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Charles Dahlenburg Jr. of Orchard Park, N.Y., and Greg Dahlenburg of Covington; daughters, Diane Geiger of Park Hills, Barbara Bonar of Lakeside Park, Anita Main of Austin, Texas, Clare Reiss of Chicago, Ill.,

Fran Hemmer of Fort Wright, Jo Stieritz of Independence, Seana Hue of Amberley Village, Ohio, Nancy Dahlenburg of Fort Thomas and Amy Kelley of Edgewood; brother, Gene Dahlenburg of Alvin, Texas; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Covington Latin School, 21 E. 11th St., Covington, KY 41011 or the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011-2794.

Betty Eimer

Betty Pearl Campbell Eimer, 88, of North College Hill, Ohio, formerly of Highland Heights, died Sept. 8, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati. She was a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Her husband, Dr. Lee Eimer, daughter, Catherine Campbell and son, Mark Eimer, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Laura Eimer of Southgate, and Jean Walters of Atlanta, Ga.; brothers, Robert Campbell of Florida and David Campbell of Ironton, Ohio. Services are private and at the convenience of the family. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes, Newport, is handling arrangements. Memorials: Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), P.O. Box 684, Middletown, OH 45042.

Jack Gish

Jack “Fat Jack” Gish, 66, of Bradenton Beach, Fla. and formerly of Fort Thomas, died Aug. 24, 2009, in Bradenton Beach. He worked at a steel mill in Wilder, was a railroad worker and was a Navy veteran. His wife, Annette Gish, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Jack Gish of Bradenton, Fla. and Frank Drew of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; father, Carl Gish of Fort Thomas and three grandchildren.

JoAnn Goebel

JoAnn Drahman Goebel, 78, Bellevue, died Sept. 2, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a nurse for St. Luke East, now St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, and Pelletier Hall Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Fort Thomas. Her husband, John D. Goebel Sr., died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cathleen Goebel and Janice Sebastian of Bellevue, Patricia Camizzi of Crestview, Fla. and Theresa Koger of Batavia; sons, Greg Goebel of Knoxville, Tenn., John D. Goebel Jr. of Erlanger and William Goebel of Newport; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Betty Graff

Betty J. McCafferty Graff, 86, Covington, died Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a secretary in the Nursing Department at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell, a former member of Gemma Guild and a Notre Dame Academy graduate. Her husband, George H. Graff, and son, G. Gary Graff, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Rabe Wischer of Union; sons, Richard J. Graff of Florence and Timothy L. Graff of Milton; brother, Richard McCafferty of Fort Thomas; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia handled the arrangements. Memorials: Covington Ladies Home, 702 Garrard St., Covington, KY 41011.

Betty E. Griffen, 53, Covington, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Collins of Latonia; brothers, Dan Helton of Covington, Roger Payne and Nick Payne, both of Corbin, Mike Payne of Colonial Heights, Va., Jimmy Payne of Cincinnati; sisters, Barbara Johnson of Corbin, Doreen Moscoe of Latonia and Debbie Cordle of Newport;

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Charles Lee Hall, 42, Cold Spring, died Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. He was a book binder with Continental Webb. Survivors include his mother, America Thomas of Cold Spring; step-father, Robert G. Thomas of Cold Spring; brothers, Timothy Hall of Dayton, Benjamin and Robert Thomas, both of Cold Spring; sisters, Jackie Miller of Cold Spring, Teresa Brooks of Dayton and Melissa Duzan of Arlington, Ohio. Burial was in Jim Bellamy Cemetery, Jackson, Ky.

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NOTICE City of Fort Thomas Design Review Board The Design Review Board of the City of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, will hold a public hearing at the City Building, 130 North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 6:00 P.M. for the following: Public Hearing: To consider an application for the construction of an accessory structure (pavilion) for property located at 15 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Danny Krebs, Applicant, Rick Warner, Owner. The City of Fort Thomas will make every reasonable accommodation to assist qualified disabled persons in obtaining access to available services or in attending City activities. If there is a need for the City to be aware of a specific disability, you are encouraged to contact the City of Ft. Thomas General Services Department at (859) 572-1210 so that suitable arrangements can be considered prior to the delivery of the service or the date of the meeting. 1937


Seniors Club. Her husband, Edward Hummel, died in 1974. Survivors include her daughter, Dorothy Vaske of Fort Thomas; sons, Edward Hummel of Green Bay, Wis., and John Hummel of Fort Thomas; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Cincinnati Association for the Blind, 2045 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202; or St. Thomas Parish Building Fund, 26 E. Villa Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Allen Kidwell

Allen Kidwell, 69, Butler, died Sept. 10, 2009, at UC Medical Center, Cincinnati. He was a member of Falmouth Wesleyan Church. He was a truck driver for Superior Carriers, Cincinnati. His sons, Carl Kidwell and Michael Upchurch, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Kidwell of Butler; sons, Chris Kidwell of Foster, Ky., and Ronald Upchurch of Dayton, Ohio; daughters, Deborah Eubanks of Hamilton. and Tami

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE The undersigned City Clerk of the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, hereby states that on the 9th day of September, 2009, the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, adopted Ordinance No. 2009-08-02. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, AMENDING CHAPTER 70 – GENERAL PROVISIONS, TO CREATE A SECTION FOR DEFINING SCRAPPING VEHICLE. An ordinance amending Chapter 70 of the City of Bellevue’s Code of Ordinances (Traffic Code) to add the following definition to the definition list contained in section 70.02: “Scrapping Vehicle,” Any vehicle that is used for the purpose of collecting, gathering, or hauling of any waste, or any old, abandoned, or unwanted metal, wood, glass, block, brick, rubber, plastic, vinyl, slate, building material, roofing material, wrought iron, wiring, piping, copper tubing, aluminum, steel, or any other material that may be recycled or discarded, for any purpose other than for the immediate discarding of such item(s) as waste. The City Clerk of the City of Bellevue hereby certifies that the above summary is true and correct and written in a way to inform the public of its contents. Full text of the above Ordinance is available in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, 616 Poplar Street, Bellevue, Kentucky. Mary H. Scott City Clerk / Treasurer The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hereby certifies that he prepared the summary of ordinance referred to above and that the summary represents an accurate depiction of the contents of the ordinance adopted by the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, on the 9th day of September, 2009. Paul Alley 2015 City Attorney NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE The undersigned City Clerk of the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, hereby states that on the 9th day of September, 2009, the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, adopted Ordinance No. 2009-08-03. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 72, SECTION 72.03 (B) AND (C) OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ADDING THE TEXT DESCRIBED HEREIN. An ordinance amending Chapter 72 (Parking Regulations) of the City of Bellevue Code of Ordinances Section 72.03(b) to require a permit to park defined commercial vehicles including scrapping vehicles on City streets between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and also deleting the exception for “compact, dual wheel pickup trucks” not exceeding 80 inches in height or 96 inches in overall width from Section 72.02(c) and relocating it to section 72.03(b). The City Clerk of the City of Bellevue hereby certifies that the above summary is true and correct and written in a way to inform the public of its contents. Full text of the above Ordinance is available in the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer, 616 Poplar Street, Bellevue, Kentucky. Mary H. Scott City Clerk / Treasurer The undersigned, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, hereby certifies that he prepared the summary of ordinance referred to above and that the summary represents an accurate depiction of the contents of the ordinance adopted by the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, on the 9th day of September, 2009. Paul Alley City Attorney 2016


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Diana Kononov

Diana “Di” Riley Kononov, 44, Bellevue, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas in Ft. Thomas. She was a housekeeper with Carmel Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include her husband, Vadim Kononov of Bellevue; parents, Eugene Riley and Arlie (Noble) Riley of Bellevue; sister, Debbie Starrett of Hebron; brothers, Donnie Riley of Bellevue, Gene Riley, Jr. of Woodlawn, and Warren Riley of Taylor Mill. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

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John C. “Mac” McGinnis, 80, Crescent Springs, died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an electrical manufacturing sales representative, a Korean War veteran, member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood and St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, founding team member of Be-Concerned and a member of the Cursillo movement.

Elroy Perry

His daughter, Sally Monahan, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee McGinnis of Crescent Springs; daughters, Molly Barth of Fort Thomas, Connie Flynn of Villa Hills, Kathleen Tucker of Campbellsville, Ky., Mary Eilerman of Ludlow and Erin Cline of West Chester Township, Ohio; sons, John McGinnis of Edgewood and Joe McGinnis of Hebron; sisters, Mary Kroeger of North College Hill, Ohio, and Pat Cahill of Lakeside Park, and 19 grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Sally’s Caring Hands scholarship fund, c/o St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 GlendaleMilford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or Be-Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, KY 41011.

Elroy C. Perry, 86, Highland Heights, died Sept. 12, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a crane operator for Interlake Steel Corp. in Newport, a World War II Army veteran, member of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Thomas, F&AM Lodge 858 in Newport and American Legion Post 11 in Newport. His wife, Virgie Maxine Taylor Perry, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Rita Perry Barnett of Highland Heights; brothers, Wayne and Elmo Perry of Elsmere, Karl Perry of Delhi Township, Ohio and James Perry of Mount Washington, Ohio; sister, Velma Hiatt of Florence; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Woodcrest Manor, 3876 Turkeyfoot Road, Elsmere, KY 41018 .

Ruth Morton

Ruth Baker Morton, 86, Newport, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Eugene Morton, died in 1984, and granddaughter, Laura Stutzenberger, died in 1996. Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn Stutzenberger, of Alexandria; sisters, Virginia Boyd and Betty Gentry, both of Stanton; brother, Roger Baker of Stanton; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Crabtree Cemetery, Bowen.

Rosemary Riehl

Rosemary Riehl, 58, Bellevue, died Sept. 5, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center in Fort Thomas. She was a produce manager at Riverside IGA in Dayton and volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati as a judge for the fine arts and photo exhibits. Survivors include her sisters, Theresa Riehl of Fort Thomas, Virginia Riehl of Washington D.C., and Gloria Riehl of Cincinnati; brothers, David Riehl of Edgewood and Edward Riehl of Bellevue. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Jollyenna Sexton

Jollyenna Kaye Sexton, 49, Newport, died Sept. 7, 2009, at her home. Survivors include her husband,





Dennis Shields

Dennis A. Shields Sr., 58, Florence, died Sept. 5, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center, Edgewood. He was an equipment operator for Carlisle Construction. He was a member of the NRA, loved to hunt deer and turkey, shooting trap and skeet. He collected knives and guns. Survivors include his mother, Marie Shields of Florence; sons, Dennis Shields Jr. of Price Hill and Dave Shields of Independence; sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Alexandria and Judy Miller of Florence; and three grandchildren. Memorials made to National Riffle Association Foundation, Inc. 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Va., 22030.

Betty Smith

Betty Jean Smith, 86, Highland Heights, a homemaker, died Sept. 4, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Leo M. Smith, and daughter, Donna Smith Mader, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Diana West of Brooksville and Della Smith of Bellevue; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Ruth Lyons Children’s Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 59, Cincinnati, OH 45201; or Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071.

Sherry Smith

Sherry Lynn Smith, 52, Burlington, died Sept. 5, 2009, at her home.

She worked for 35 years with New Perceptions in Edgewood, also for Riverside Good Council and Campbell County Workshop and was a member of Mother of God Church in Covington. Survivors include her sister, Barbara Abbott of Southgate; and brothers, Richard N. Smith of Dry Ridge and Ronnie Smith of Lexington. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: New Perceptions, One Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Adam Simon

Adam Louis “Cliff” Simon, 87, Highland Heights, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a truck driver, WWII Marine veteran who served at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, and a member of Lawyer-Hanlon VWF Post in Newport and St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. His wives, Thelma Simon and Eleanor Simon, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Gary, A.J., Larry, Jeff, William, Randy and Daniel Simon; daughters, Darlene Simon, Debbie Hasken, Donna Keshtvarz and Paula Emery; brothers, Anthony and Louis Simon; sisters, Ruth Kramer and Anna Mae Ritter; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: VFW, Lawyer-Hanlon, 326 W. 10th St., Newport, KY 41071 or St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring 41076.

Howard Stephens

Howard E. Stephens, 68, Williamstown, died Sept. 5, 2009, St. Elizabeth Grant County. He was vice president of Miami Valley International and a veteran of the Marine Corps. His wife, Helen Stephens, died

previously. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Lockard of Newport and Lura McGraw of Williamston; mother, Lura Stephens of Cincinnati; sister, Frankie Sharon of Sonoma, Calif.; three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Burlington Cemetery, Burlington.

Fenton True

Fenton Thomas True, 79, Ryland Heights, died Sept. 7, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pressman for Otto Zimmerman Printers. He was an active member of the Ambassadors class and served as usher for over 40 years at Calvary Baptist Church, Latonia. His first wife, Betty True, died in 2001. Survivors include his wife, Cymantha True; daughter, Vicki Coppage of Ryland Heights; son, Barry True of Ryland Heights, stepson, Andrew Nelson of Manchester, Ohio; brother, Charlie True of Cold Spring; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. Memorials: Calvary Baptist Church Mission Fund, 3711 Tibbatts St., Covington, KY 41015.

Eli Turner

Eli Turner, 77, Southgate, died Sept. 4, 2009, at his home. He worked for Cincinnati Sheet Metal. His wife of 49 years, Gmima Turner, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Larry Turner of Southgate and Lonnie Turner of Newport; sisters, Viola Sebastian, Arminda Bowling, Martha Herald and Sarah Strong, all of Newport; brother, William Turner of Breathitt County; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky Care Center, 85 N. Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann


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RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

Dan Sexton of Florence; daughters, Dana Smith of Paynesville, Celina Sexton and Deirdre Wright, both of Florence and Tamara Sexton of Park Hills; 12 brothers and sisters and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Neave Cemetery, Bracken County.

its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

For info call 800-477-1541 or visit

BED AND BREAKFAST THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494


FLORIDA leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208

DAYTONA BEACH Feb 13 through Feb 20, 11 mi. to Daytona Speedway! Fantasy Island Resort, efficiency condo on beach, sleeps 2-4, pool. Near many attrac tions. $950 negotiable. 513-471-1208 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,

FLORIDA LONGBOAT KEY . Amazing 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay condo, private beach, tennis, fishing, bikes, kayaks, deck. Local owner. Great fall rates, short-term notice! 513-662-6678 (Unit 829)


VENICE. Beautifully furnished 2BR, 2BA ranch with lake view, ga rage. 5 mi. to Venice Beach. Close to golf courses and Sarasota. $2500/mo. Discount for multiple months. Local owner, 859-746-9220, 653-9602

INDIANA Luxuriate on the amazing Gulf beaches of ANNA MARIA ISLAND Super fall rates, just $499/wk + tax. Book early for winter! 513-236-5091

MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277


LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


BUS TOURS BRANSON. Christmas Show Tour, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, $650 pp. Includes transportation, hotels & most meals. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cherry Blossom Time, Mar 26-29. Only $425 pp. NIAGARA FALLS & TORONTO - June 21-25, $499 pp. CincyGroupTravel, 513-245-9992

DESTIN. New, furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo, golf, pools, dazzling Gulf view. Available weekly Sept/Oct.; monthly Nov/Dec. 30% off! 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE BROWN COUNTY Be renewed by fall’s magnificent colors! Delight your family with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118

NORTH CAROLINA SEBRING - Winner’s Nest In the ! of Florida, near 6 golf cours es! 3BR, 2BA, fully equip duplex incls washer/dryer, 2 car garage. Available daily, weekly or monthly. For rates & availability 863-557-4717


1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES SIESTA KEY Condos 2 & 3 bedrm, 2 bath, directly on world-famous Crescent Beach. Owner offers Great Fall Specials thru November! 847-931-9113

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1BR, 1BA condo on beach near Coligny. Sleeps six. Great Reduced Rates! Sept-Oct and March-May, $550/wk; Nov-Feb, $400/wk or $900/mo. Call local owner, 513-829-5099

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