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Teen center opens

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Lowe’s, teens now have a place to call their own at the Buenger Boys & Girls Club in Newport. The club hosted a ribbon cutting for the new teen center, completed earlier this year, Thursday, Dec. 9. NEWS, A2

By Chris Mayhew


Crossing guard Mike Redmond watches as Janet Samples helps her grandchildren Mateo Gutierrez and Ariana Gutierrez across the street in the crosswalk in front of Moyer Elementary School.

Officials warn drivers to yield at crosswalks By Amanda Joering Alley

Open for business

For one day, 52 families were invited by the Caring And Reaching with Encouragement (C.A.R.E.) Mission in Alexandria to come and shop by appointment for Christmas presents to bring home. The gifts, which were free to the families, were the missions way of providing them a Christmas memory they may not have had otherwise. NEWS, A3

Hooked on books

At Main Street Christian Education Center near Alexandria, an Internet website has third-grade students hooked on books. The third-grade class at the private school located at Main Street Baptist Church took first place in Sylvan Learning’s “Book Adventure – Legend of the Guardians Reading contest.” SCHOOLS, A6

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Fort Thomas city officials are working to remind drivers that they must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. With numerous students and residents walking through the city every day, City Administrator Donald Martin said it seems more and more drivers are failing to yield and stop when walkers are crossing the street in crosswalks. “We just want to make sure people understand that yielding at crosswalks is a state law,” Martin

said. “With as many people walking as we have in Fort Thomas, drivers not yielding to them creates a very unsafe situation.” John Noble witnessed exactly how unsafe this problem can be last month when he son’s best friend, a sixth-grader, was hit while crossing the street in a crosswalk on Highland Avenue one evening. “Luckily all that happened was that the truck’s wheel ran over his foot, but it was awfully close to being a lot worse,” Noble said. Noble said close calls in the city’s crosswalks are something

that he and his children have dealt with for years and that he’d like to see more attention being brought to the crosswalks so drivers know where they are and to take caution. “There are so many crosswalks around town and some of them are easy to miss,” Noble said. “Also, I think a lot of people don’t know that they legally have to stop.” Martin said with it being the season for winter weather, drivers need to take even more caution when it comes to watching for pedestrians.

Little town of Bethlehem re-created By Chris Mayhew

For two nights, the grounds around the clubhouse at Flagg Springs Golf Course will be turned into a working first-century town called Bethlehem for a free Biblebased Christmas tour. “A Bethlehem Night,” is more than a live nativity, it’s a recreation of the first century world Christ was born into by volunteers from area churches and businesses, said Phillip Brunner, minister of worship at Main Street Baptist Church, and an organizer of “A Bethlehem Night.” It’s not the entire Christmas story, but the idea is not just for people to experience a typical Bethlehem night, but also to see how people in the world then had similar problems as they do now, he said. People will enter the tour at a working marketplace with interactive shops, animals and things to do, Brunner said. Trades will be represented like bakers, herb-keepers, wood-workers, basket-makers and inn-keep-

Visiting ‘Bethlehem’

“A Bethlehem Night” will start at 6 p.m. each night of Tuesday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 22. Free guided tours will begin at 6:30 p.m. each night. For information about “A Night in Bethlehem” visit the website ers, he said. “They’re all businesses or trades that would be common in the first century,” Brunner said. Every 15 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21 and Wednesday, Dec. 22, guided tours will depart from the market area to experience three more portions of the Christmas story, he said. People who don’t want to go on the entire tour will be able to go to the course’s restaurant, Cafe on the Green, Brunner said. The idea for recreating the first Christmas came from Jack Morris, 79, owner of the golf course, Brunner said. Morris said he’s always felt there was a super power that has guided his life, and he wants peo-

ple to have the opportunity to see what Christmas is about. Morris said his own belief is strong, and he thinks an all Biblebased drama will be well received. “I put forth this drama that will bring forth a lot of memories of what Christmas is really all about,” he said. “It’s not about money.” Morris said groups of volunteers from area churches have been busy building the set during the past few weeks. Christmas was always a very happy time for people around the nation when he was young, Morris said. “It was very popular to hang up lights and for it be a happy time, and I thought I’m going to relive those days and see how people react to that,” he said. Morris said he will also have horse-drawn carriage rides at the golf course as part of a Breakfast with Santa event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 18, and again during a noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 Lunch with Santa. Morris said the horse-drawn carriages and meal events are not free, but are open to the public.

Cold Spring city leaders are continuing to pressure the state for a traffic signal on the AA Highway where two subdivision entrances intersect on either side of the four-lane roadway. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 Department of Highways rejected the idea of installing a traffic light in a Nov. 22 letter after completing a traffic study of the intersection of the AA Highway with Glenridge and Ivy Ridge drives. Initially the The Kentucky after decision, Transportation Mayor Mark Cabinet’s S t o e b e r District 6 r e q u e s t e d staff from Department of the departof Highways ment h i g h w a y s rejected the attend the idea of installing Dec. 13 a traffic light in c o u n c i l to a Nov. 22 letter meeting explain the after completing reasons for a traffic study of t u r n i n g down the the intersection city’s and of the AA r e s i d e n t s ’ Highway with traffic light request in Glenridge and public. Robert A. Ivy Ridge drives. Hans, executive director of District 6, denied the request, expressing willingness in e-mails to the city to explain the department of highways’ review of the intersection to council and city staff. Stoeber said he’s taken Hans up on that offer, but that he still believes the public is owed an explanation directly from the department of highways. “There will be a public meeting about this,” he said. In all likelihood, any public meeting won’t come until 2011 with Cold Spring having cancelled the city’s regularly scheduled Dec. 27 council meeting. In the meantime, Stoeber said the city’s police chief, Ed Burk, has already met with Transportation Cabinet officials to go over the study and that Burk has already had questions about a few aspects of the traffic study. Burk has also requested a review of the last study of the intersection, done in 2004, Stoeber said. The city is seeking another traffic study of the intersection, he said. “We are hopeful that there will be another study done,” Stoeber said.

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Highlands High School was well represented at a recent University of Kentucky Women’s Choir performance with several HHS graduates participating and their former teacher Katie Cook in attendance. From left: Rachel Hensley, class of 2008; Laura Petracco, class of 2009; HHS Choral Director Katie Cook; Lindsey Steller, class of 2010 and Madison McGhee, class of 2009. PROVIDED

Grand opening held for teen center By Amanda Joering Alley


The ribbon is cut at the grand opening of the teen center. From left: Club President Craig Rice, program coordinator K’ron Covington, member Jalese Stone, Judge-executive Steve Pendery and advisory council vice-chair Bob Arnold.

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Thanks to a $25,000 grant from Lowe’s, teens now have a place to call their own at the Buenger Boys & Girls Club in Newport. The club hosted a ribbon cutting for the new teen center, completed earlier this year, Thursday, Dec. 9. “The teens have really taken to the space, and it’s going great so far,” said Bill Bresser, operations director at the club. “With this grant, we were able to transform one of our rooms into a teen center with computers, video games and a full-time staff member to run programs.”

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member of the club since he was 6, said he really likes the new teen center. “It’s awesome, there are lots of things to do and it’s a lot of fun,” Covington said. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery, who attended the event, said working with youth is important. “So much of a person’s capability and character are built when they are young, which is why organizations like this are important,” Pendery said. “I’ve always been impressed with those involved in the Boys & Girls Club.” For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati, visit For more about your community, visit

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This Christmas store is all heart By Chris Mayhew

The extra sparkle in an Alexandria store opened for less than a day Friday, Dec. 10, wasn’t from the toys, clothes or glittering decorations, but rather from the

gift of making a few Christmas wishes come true. The store’s only customers, 52 pre-selected area families, didn’t have to pay. The families were invited by the Caring And Reaching with Encouragement (C.A.R.E.) Mission in

Clerks attend circuit court clerks fall meeting Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk Tauna Nolan Jack participated in the 2010 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting held Nov. 9-10 in Frankfort. The KACCC hosted the meeting and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The meeting included training for the clerks and offered 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. (Please see the list below for the name of your local circuit court clerk.) Meeting the Challenge was the theme of the event. “Circuit court clerks received timely training and updates at the meeting on essential topics for the functions of our office,� said Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David L. Nicholson,

who is the KACCC president. “The meeting also allowed clerks the opportunity to discuss emerging t rends in the courts and related issues.� The meeting included training sessions on Amanda’s Law, the jury management system and bookkeeping. The clerks received updates from the Division of Clerk Services of the Administrative Office of the Courts, the KACCC Driver Licensing Committee and the Trust for Life program. Trust for Life is sponsored by the KACCC to promote organ and tissue donation through driver licensing and the computerbased Kentucky Organ Donor registry. The clerks also heard from Virginia Woodward, executive director of the Crime Victims

Compensation Board, about restitution for crime victims. Presenters at the meeting included circuit court clerks and AOC personnel. Circuit court clerks are responsible for managing the records of Kentucky’s circuit and district courts. Circuit court clerks are constitutionally elected officials from all 120 counties and serve a six-year term. The Administrative Office of the Courts is the operations arm of the Kentucky Court of Justice and supports the activities of approximately 3,400 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC executes the Judicial Branch budget.

their children, and children get to shop for their parents, she said. Daunt said a single mother with three children was excited to come, because there weren’t going to be many Christmas presents otherwise. Another family had four children and all they wanted for Christmas was new shoes and something to eat, Daunt said. Those kind of simple wishes are things most people take for granted, she said. “They weren’t asking for much,� Daunt said. Daunt said it’s neat to allow the children to be able to shop for their parents because they wouldn’t normally have that opportunity. It’s also important for the children to have something fun for Christmas, she said. “We wanted them to be able to come and get a new toy,� Daunt said.

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Weezy Mains of Alexandria wraps red ribbon garland around a tree inside a oneday-only “Christmas Store� open in a vacant Alexandria storefront Friday, Dec. 10, for 52 selected families in need where parents select presents for each child to open during the holidays and vice-versa. Everything in the store, organized by the C.A.R.E. Mission in Alexandria, are donated new items.

Alexandria to come and shop by appointment for Christmas presents to bring home. Volunteers spent weeks preparing and seeking recommendations for people to invite. They also solicited donations from area businesses, churches and private individuals. Even the store space in a vacant Alexandria storefront was donated. Before opening the store, from 2-7 p.m., to the invitees, volunteers spent the morning decking the walls with bright hangings including a “Merry Christmas� quilt and putting up a Christmas tree decorated with ornaments and garland. They opened the store, filled with gifts that are all new, to people who can’t afford to spend money in a store, said Sandy Daunt of Alexandria, director of the C.A.R.E. Mission. Daunt said she explained to donors what she wanted the store to accomplish in one statement. “To give them a Christmas memory, is what I told them,� she said. Typically, the mission operates out of a warehouse building and offices where donated non-perishable foods, gently used clothing and other items are sorted and then distributed. Daunt said they worked with school family resource centers and local churches to come up with a list of people to invite. Parents get to shop for

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Bobby Huck III, left, of California, recipient of the Campbell County Farm Bureau’s 2010 Young Farmer of the Year honor, stands with his grandfather, Bob Huck, the president of Campbell County Farm Bureau, during the group’s annual meeting at the Alexandria Community Center Sept. 30.


Tim Wolf, center, of California, uses a microphone to give people gathered for the annual meeting of the Campbell County Farm Bureau in Alexandria Sept. 30, a report on his farm operations upon accepting the 2010 “Young Family Farm of the Year” award. To Wolf's left is Bob Huck, farm bureau president, and to Wolf’s right is board member Gene Dobbs. Wolf’s family is standing at far right.


U. S. Census to spark district fights By Amanda Van Benschoten

In late March, the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly will be winding down for the year, but a new political battle will be just beginning. State officials expect to

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legislative districts in order to comply with federal and Constitutional requirements to have roughly the same number of people in each legislative district. “Some districts will grow. Some districts will shrink. Some districts will stay the same way they are today,” said Sen. Damon Thayer, RGeorgetown, chairman of the Senate State & Local Government Committee. “Until we get those population numbers, it’s just too

soon to speculate on what might happen.” There are no signs, however, that Kentucky will lose any of its six Congressional seats. “There has been no indication that we will lose or gain any seats,” said House Speaker Greg Stumbo, DPrestonsburg. “As for the way they’re designed, that’s something that will depend in part on population changes and the input of those who serve in those

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Families with low incomes that are in danger of having their utilities turned off this winter may be able to get some assistance. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission has helped 4,700 families in eight counties since October with utility bills, according to Jennifer Belisle, deputy director of the NKCAC. That help came from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Though it ended Dec. 10, there are two more programs families can still apply for this winter. One in progress now is the Certificate of Financial Need Program. Applicants must be income eligible (for example, a gross monthly income of $2,400 or less for a family of four) and either have had their gas and/or electric service turned off, or be facing a disconnection of their service. “We’ll basically contact

the utility company on your behalf and negotiate the restoration of service or cancellation of the disconnection notice, and get you set up on a payment plan,” Belisle said. The NKCAC may also be able to assist with paying some of the bill if money is available. The other program, which begins Jan. 4, is the Crisis Program. Families also have to be income eligible, and must show they have a heating crisis. That can be a disconnection or a disconnection notice of utilities, or proof from families that use delivered or bulk fuel that they are within three days of running out of fuel. The NKCAC serves Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties. It accepts private donations to assist families with utility costs. To donate, or for more information on how to apply for assistance, call 859-581-6607 or visit


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SD1 chief Eger leaving for new job Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No. 1 General Manager Jeff Eger has resigned to become executive director of a not-forprofit group called the Water Environment Federation in Alexandria, Va. The sanitation district’s board is expected to accept Eger’s resignation during a special meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday, with the judge-executives of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties attending. Eger notified local officials about the move earlier this week.

That revelation took by surprise Eger’s new employer. The federation’s board president had planned to visit its offices and notify employees about Eger’s hiring Thursday afternoon. “I think it’s a real loss for the Northern Kentucky region, that’s for sure,” said Covington City Manager Larry Klein. “He’s just the best there is, and a true public servant.” Eger did not return a call for comment. Eger has been general manager since 1994. SD1 calls itself the secondlargest public sewer utility in Kentucky, with more than 100,000 customer

accounts across Northern Kentucky, except for Florence and Walton. It has annual operating revenues of more than $56 million, more than 220 employees and maintains 1,600-plus miles of sewer line. Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery, who called Eger a friend, said: “What this should prove to people is Jeff Eger’s stock is very high among the people who know what good performance is, and they want to hire him.” Pendery added: “The way I understood it, there were 300 people competing for the job that he was

selected for and a lot of them would have been topflight people with national reputations. And they picked Jeff.” The Water Environment Federation refers to itself as “the water quality people.” Its website says it provides sewage-system professionals with the latest in waterquality education, training and business opportunities. “I’m happy for Jeff, and I’ll worry a little bit about the rest of us, because he’s leaving big shoes to fill,” Pendery said. He noted Eger presided over consolidation of the region’s handling of sewage as well as storm water. “That all was han-

dled remarkably smoothly.” The sanitation district has come under fire in recent weeks by two Kenton County judges for its practices involving public records and its management of public records. Pendery said that had “nothing to do with” Eger leaving. Kenton Circuit Judge Martin Sheehan in October wrote that the district “repeatedly and willfully violated the Open Records Act.” Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe last month ordered SD1 lawyers to investigate and explain in writing why the sewer utili-

Chamber provides map to economic growth On Nov. 23 the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce presented its 2011 legislative priorities at its annual “Where We Stand” event, a gathering of 120 people including members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus and the Chamber’s Board of Direc-

tors, Board of Advisors and Public Policy Committee members. “While we’re coming out of the recession, we’re not coming out of it fast enough,” said Chamber chair Eric Haas. “Unemployment remains high in Northern Kentucky and we

need to create an environment for growth. The General Assembly and the governor can send a strong message to businesses that Kentucky is open for business by moving our positions forward.” “Where We Stand” represents eight months of work

by approximately 300 representatives of small, medium and large businesses who make up the Chamber’s public policy committees. “We believe our policy positions provide the General Assembly and governor with a roadmap to economic prosperity and we look for-

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With reading being a vital part of elementary education, the Bellevue Independent School District is participating in a mentoring program to help struggling readers at Grandview Elementary School. As part of the One to One Reading Program, through the NewCities Institute, community members and Bellevue High School students are working with Grandview students once or twice a week to improve their reading skills. “We started this program last year and had about eight community members volunteer to work with the students,” said Superintendent Wayne Starnes. “This year, we started Starnes’ Stars, which are a group of high school students that come in a work with the kids twice a week.” Modeled after a similar program in Kenton County Schools, the district brought in nine high school students at the beginning of the year after they received training through Kenton’s program, said Dan Ridder, Bellevue’s director of curriculum. Ridder said since reading is important to a child doing well in school, the district is working hard to make sure all students are read-


Bellevue High School student Kristopher Bock helps Grandview Elementary School student Joshua Farrell with his reading as part of the One to One Reading Program. ing at grade level. “When a child is not reading at grade level, as long as we catch them early enough, we can work with them and catch them up,” Ridder said. Grandview Principal Candice Simpkins said she has already seen improvements in the students participating in the program, and not just in their reading.

“The kids look forward to it so much their attendance on the days they meet with their mentors has improved and they aren’t tardy,” Simpkins said. “The high school students not only help them with their reading, they serve as role models to the younger students.” For more about your community, visit


Starnes’ Stars, a group of high school students, work with elementary students on their reading.

Fort Thomas students get active with Zumbatomic By Amanda Joering Alley


Rebecca Breen shows her moves during the Zumbatomic class.

Students in Fort Thomas elementary schools are learning more about dance and drama as part of the district’s revamped arts and humanities program. “We are trying to find different experiences for the students,” said Jon Stratton, principal at Johnson Elementary School. “Trying different things is one of the reasons Fort Thomas Schools are so special.” One of those new experiences this year is trying out Zumbatomic, a children’s version of the aerobic dance-workout Zumba. After getting certified in Zumba and Zumbatomic, Woodfill Elementary School parent Charlotte Reed was invited to the school to teach students. After seeing how well it went at Woodfill, Johnson teacher Nancy Barre invited Reed to teach fifth-graders at Johnson. “The kids are really enjoying Zumbatomic,” Barre said. “It’s fun and gets them up and moving.” Reed, who also teaches adult and child classes at the Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center in Covington, said she wanted to get involved with teaching children because she wasn’t very physically active as a child.

Charlotte Reed teaches a Zumbatomic class to fifth-graders at Johnson Elementary School. “I feel like Zumbatomic is a great program to get kids who are like I was involved in physical activity,” Reed said. “It’s great for kids because it involves fun music and it’s easy to do.” Barre said along with Zumbatomic, students at Johnson have also learned about Native American, West African and Colonial dance and cultures as part of the dance and drama class. For more information about Reed’s classes, visit For more about your community, visit



Christopher Kirkwood and Savannah Mason do some Zumbatomic during the class.

Contest spurs reading habit for students By Chris Mayhew

At Main Street Christian Education Center near Alexandria, an Internet website has third-grade students hooked on books. The third-grade class at the private school located at Main Street Baptist Church took first place in Sylvan Learning’s “Book Adventure – Legend of the Guardians Reading contest.” About 30 classes from across

the U.S. participated in the contest through www.BookAdventure. com from Sept. 8 to Oct. 8, according to a news release from Sylvan Learning, which operates the free reading motivation website for children in grades K-8. The Main Street CEC thirdgraders scored 55,870 points, and passed more than 500 quizzes about the books they read in the month-long span. Jennifer McCrann, the lead teacher for students in grades 3-5 at the CEC said she was trying to

find books for her classroom for reading comprehension assignments when she found the Sylvan website and decided to try the contest out as a motivational tool. At first the students were reading for the contest, but now the habit of reading has really caught on for them, McCrann said. The school had to get more books for the classroom because students keep reading through them all, she said. “They’ve been reading like crazy,” McCrann said.

The class also regularly borrows books from the public library that they can read and be quizzed for credit or extra credit, she said. Many of the students have been most interested in reading children’s classics ranging from “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls to “Holes,” a book written by Louis Sachar that was later the basis for a movie, McCrann said. Other popular books with the students have included books in the “Judy Blume” series and the 1960 novel

“A Cricket in Times Square” by George Selden and illustrated by Garth Williams, she said. McCrann said she will continue doing the contest each year in her classroom. “Sometimes it’s hard to get kids motivated to read, but children are interested in technology and it gets them interested in reading,” she said. Students in the class have each won four tickets to see the movie “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.”


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Grow It, Eat It, Wear It

Grow It, Eat It, Wear It is the name of the agricultural awareness program presented by the Campbell County Extension Office to demonstrate the many roles agriculture plays in our community. The fifth-grade students at St. Joseph Cold Spring learned about aquaculture (raising fish), and the important role horses play in our community. The program also introduced students to farmers, beekeepers, milk and beef producers. All this happens in our own back yards. Kylie Stava, from St. Joseph Cold Spring, is threading the wool which they have just spun at Grow It, Eat It, Wear It. PROVIDED

NKU host Piano Pedagogy conference Northern Kentucky University will host a winter Piano Pedagogy conference Saturday, Feb. 5, in the Fine Arts building from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be sponsored by Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Association, Ohio Music Teachers Association, and the NKU Department of Music, and is being touted as “Celebrating the year of collaborative piano with Music Teachers National Association clinicians.” The conference will feature presentations by respected clinicians, such as Jennifer Bersaglia’s Building Community and Skill Through the Collaborative

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erson Foundation, Citi, the Scripps Howard Foundation and Kentucky Campus Compact all help fund the program. Each semester, a designated Mayerson class is given a sum of money. Nonprofit organizations submit a proposal for funding, and the students are asked to evaluate the organizations and invest in those they think will make the best use of the funds. Activities that the students do throughout the semester can include volunteering at the nonprofit, exploring careers in the nonprofit sector and fundraising to augment the original funds. “Step into a student philanthropy classroom,” said Wells, “and you’ll hear dialogue, debate and interaction as students identify a community need and explore which nonprofits are effective in meeting those needs. Then, collaboratively, decide where to invest their grant.” In the past, chosen nonprofit organizations have used this grant money to fund special projects, such as the Winter Break Food Sack program created by The Childhood Food Solutions. It used the $1,000 grant given to give 1,600 elementary school students, who would have otherwise gone hungry in the winter, brown paper sacks filled with nutritious food. After 11 years, the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project has reached the mark of $500,000 total given to help nonprofit organizations fund these special projects. This semester, the nonprofit organizations to receive grants include:

• Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre • Brighton Center • CASA of Kenton County • Christian Waldschmidt Homestead & Civil War Museum • Cincinnati Opera • Cincinnati State Community & Technical College • Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati • Florence Police Department • Freestore Foodbank • Girl Scout Wilderness Road Council • Give Back Cincinnati • Hickory Grove Baptist Church Daycare & Preschool • Kincaid Regional Theatre Company, Inc. • Licking River Watershed Watch • The Madonna House The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement is the facilitator for the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project. The center evaluates the effect the classes have on students through pre-tests and post-tests. Students are able to reflect on their experiences and capture how it felt to help someone in need. “This is learning that lasts,” said Wells. “The stewardship built in our classrooms lasts beyond graduation day. It lasts a lifetime.” Students interested in taking a Mayerson course can visit the website at http://civicengagement.nku. edu or email Mark Neikirk at

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Bryce Donnelly, Hope Karnes, and Grace Schmidt of St. Joseph Cold Spring try planting corn on a small scale at Grow It, Eat It, Wear It.

The fall 2010 semester marks an important milestone for the Mayerson Student Philanthopy Project at Northern Kentucky University, as the giving total in the project’s 10.5 years of the project’s duration has reached half a million dollars. The milestone was announced at the award ceremony for the project Thursday, Dec. 2, where designated Mayerson classes presented nonprofit organizations with this semester’s grant money. Each organization was chosen by the students in the class after a semester of research and deliberation. The Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project was conceived in 1999 in a conversation between Dr. Neal Mayerson, Mayerson Foundation president, and NKU President James Votruba, and it continues to be an influence in the way students approach civic responsibility and engagement. The premise of the project is to broaden students’ understanding of the community and teach them about what it means to be philanthropic, with the ultimate goal of helping the students foster their own sense of responsibility in the community. “All the evidence tells us that student philanthropy is a learning multiplier,” said NKU Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Gail Wells. “Lectures and textbooks have their place, but active, engaged teaching pierces the wall between rote learning and real learning.” The project is funded through a partnership of organizations determined to facilitate these goals. The Manuel D. and Rhoda May-

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SCHOOL NOTES Sophomore Michael McGinnis was selected to represent Newport Central Catholic at this year’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar. McGinnis will get to spend three days at Transylvania University this summer with sophomores from across the state. Leaders from business, education and government will work with the students on the importance of being involved and the challenges and rewards of being a leader. In addition to the “learning” seminars, there is also time for the students to get to meet each other and have fun. Selection is based on an essay, grades, and class rank. Michael is the son of Jenny and Mark McGinnis of St. Thomas Parish.

Sophomore George James was selected as the NCC alternate.

Dorothy Muehlenkamp Memorial Scholarship

Bishop Brossart High School presented a $1,000 Tuition Assistance award from the Dorothy Muehlenkamp Memorial Scholarship endowment to the following students: Rachel Barth, daughter of Bob and Regina Barth of Cold Spring. Joshua Brugger, son of Jerome and Theresa Brugger of Melbourne. Taylor Koch, daughter of Jerry and Tina Koch of Alexandria. Andrew Walz, son of William and Janice Walz of Alexandria. Muehlenkamp was a lifelong resident of Campbell County who passed away on July 22, 2009 at the age of 100.


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St. Thomas School kindergartners (from left) Kailey Gearding, Elizabeth Roderick, John Donelan and George Simons make apple pizzas after studying about apples.

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St. Nick (aka. Fr. Reinersman) visited St. Joseph School, Cold Spring. He stopped in each classroom and gave candy canes to all the students. He reminded the students of his message to help the poor and those in need. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children, and his feast day is celebrated Dec. 6. Shown: Smiles lit the faces of the kindergarten students of St. Joseph, Cold Spring when St. Nick came to visit and pass out candy canes. PROVIDED

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as more people return to school to update their skills during these tough economic times,” Hughes said. “We’re also seeing dramatic increases in the number of recent high school graduates under the age of 24 as more and more younger students choose to begin their college careers with Gateway, complete an associate’s degree and then transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree,” Hughes added. “By doing so, they will save as much as 40 percent of the cost of a fouryear degree. They understand the value that Gateway offers.” Gateway offers a variety of programs that lead to high-wage, high-growth jobs in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, business, and information technology. The college has developed numerous transfer agreements with senior institutions that enable students to transfer smoothly to a four-year college. Gateway’s regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools also facilitates the transfer of credit to senior institutions. “We tell our students they can start at Gateway and go anywhere, and more and more of them are starting at GCTC and then enjoying success at a four-year school,” Hughes said. Continuing a 10-year trend, community college enrollment grew 8.3 percent nationwide during the 2008-2009 time period, according to a Community College Week analysis.

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The week at Brossart

• The Holmes boys basketball team beat Bishop Brossart 65-56, Dec. 6. Brossart’s top-scorer was Justin Saunders with 12 points. • In girls basketball, Brossart beat Pendleton County 45-33, Dec. 7. Brossart’s top-scorer was Stadtmiller with 22 points.

The week at Newport

• The Lloyd boys basketball team beat Newport 6857, Dec. 7. Newport’s topscorer was Garland with 15 points. On Dec. 11, Newport beat Paris 62-55. Newport’s top-scorer was Travis Jones with 13 points. • In girls basketball, Holmes beat Newport 49-32, Dec. 10. Newport’s top-scorer was Jamie Harrison with eight points.

The week at Campbell

• The Dixie Heights boys basketball team beat Campbell County 75-61, Dec. 7. Campbell’s Josh Graph was the team’s top-scorer with 21 points. On Dec. 11, Campbell beat Brossart 64-61 in overtime. Campbell’s top-scorer was Nate Losey with 16 points. Brossart’s top-scorer was Tanner Norton with 23 points. • In boys swimming, Campbell County tied in third place with Cooper with a score of 153 in the December Invitational Swim and Dive Meet, Dec. 8. • In girls swimming, Campbell County placed sixth with a score of 133 in the December Invitational Swim and Dive Meet, Dec. 8. • The Campbell County girls basketball team beat Bishop Brossart 44-30, Dec. 10. Campbell’s Kennedy Berkley was the team’s topscorer with 11 points. Brossart’s top-scorers were Hartig, Stadtmiller and Futscher with six points each. • In wrestling, Campbell County placed eighth with a score of 137 in the Ryle Raider Rumble, Dec. 11. In the championship, Campbell County’s Spahr pinned Woodford County’s Courtney in 3 minutes, 40 seconds; and Franck beat Columbus East’s Emmitt 8-2.

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As head coach of the Newport High School boys basketball team for 12 years, Aric Russell had never directed a varsity team in a district seeding game. The 36th District, home of Newport, always conducts a blind draw for its postseason tournament. Not so in Russell’s new home in the 37th District. As new head coach at Campbell County High School, Russell got his first taste of the intense rivalry with crosstown and 37th foe Bishop Brossart, a game which does count for seeding. He likes the flavor of the rivalry after the Camels outlasted the Mustangs 64-61 in overtime Dec. 11 in front of a packed house at Campbell County Middle School. “I’ve never had a game this important this early since I’ve been coaching,” he said. “It shows us we can win and shows these kids they can do something special. It was intense. Both teams played outstanding and played with class. It was a fun night.” The deciding points came with five seconds left and Brossart leading by one 6160. Camels center Josh Graff grabbed a rebound off a missed shot by Corey Cox, and then kicked it out to sophomore guard Nate McGovney, who drained a three-pointer while being fouled. With five seconds left, McGovney made the free throw, and Brossart barely



Campbell County players celebrate their win over Bishop Brossart Dec. 11 at Campbell County Middle School. Campbell won 64-61 in overtime. missed a desperation three. McGovney was the target of the original playcall but strong Brossart defense forced Cox to shoot. “It was awesome,” McGovney said. “Graff had a great pass off the rebound and I threw it up and felt good about it.” Campbell improved to 31, with all three wins coming in district seeding games, including Calvary and Silver Grove. Campbell plays Scott Jan. 25 and would clinch the No. 1 seed with a win there. “It’s always the most fun game of the year,” said senior guard Nate Losey. “We

have 2,000 fans in here. It’s crazy. This win is huge because we’ve won three district games. We win (the district title), we’ll go to region.” Graff also came up big earlier in the overtime, scoring Campbell’s first four points after Brossart took a three-point lead. Graff had eight points on the night. McGovney led the Camels with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Losey had 16 points. Cox had eight points, Jared White seven and senior Brady Kennedy six. “I know it’s such a big game and I wanted to get

Campbell County senior Corey Cox (20) looks to shoot over Bishop Brossart senior Travis Norton (21) Dec. 11 at Campbell County Middle School. Campbell won 64-61 in overtime.

the extra period. that district Brossart, win,” Russell 3-2, is 1-1 said. “It’s in seeding JAMES WEBER/STAFF tough, when play and 1Bishop Brossart junior Joe Jennings you play this 1 in conferearly and (45) battles for the ball with Josh Graff ence action. you’re still (11) of Campbell County Dec. 11 at B r o s s a r t trying to Campbell County Middle School. hosts rival work your Campbell won 64-61 in overtime. Highlands stuff out.” Dec. 17 Brossart senior Travis then district rival Calvary Norton scored 23 points, the following night. including a putback bucket Campbell has to turn to give the Mustangs a 61- around and host Boone 60 lead in OT. Joe Jennings, County Dec. 14 then Cooper a 6-foot-8 junior center, had Dec. 18 in another confer10 points. ence game. A 10-foot baseline “We have to improve on jumper by Mustang senior the defensive end,” Russell Dylan Dierig with five sec- said. “If we can do that we’ll onds left sent the game to have a strong team.”

Camels get on late roll to beat Brossart By James Weber

• The Bellevue boys basketball team beat Silver Grove 5849, Dec. 7. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Brandon Hoffman with 17 points. Silver Grove’s Jeremy Hammons was the team’s top-scorer with 29 points. On Dec. 11, Bellevue beat Williamstown 59-56. Bellevue’s top-scorer was Brandon Fogelman with 20 points.

The week at NCC


Bishop Brossart freshman Abby Stadtmiller looks for a shot during Campbell’s 44-30 win Dec. 10 at Campbell County Middle School.

The week at Highlands

• The Highlands girls basketball team beat Holy Cross 62-58, Dec. 7. Highlands’ Leah Schaefer was the team’s topscorer with 14 points. On Dec. 9, Highlands lost 64-43 to Sacred Heart. Highlands’ topscorer was Leah Schaefer with 10 points. On Dec. 11, Highlands lost 56-37 to South Oldham. Highlands’ top-scorer was Jesse Daley with 16 points. • In boys basketball, Highlands beat St. Henry 53-41, Dec. 10. Highlands’ top-scorer was Conor Crowley with 14 points. On Dec. 11, Highlands lost 65-55 to DuPont Manual. Highlands’ Patrick Towles was the team’s top-scorer with 16 points.



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The week at Bellevue

• The Newport Central Catholic girls basketball team beat Holmes 62-21, Dec. 7. NewCath’s top-scorer was Hannah Thiem with 15 points. • In boys basketball, NCC lost 51-38 to Dixie Heights, Dec. 9. NCC’s top-scorer was Jake Giesler with 13 points.

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Campbell County junior Chandler Gray dribbles away from the defense during Campbell’s 44-30 win Dec. 10 at Campbell County Middle School.

The way the girls basketball teams of Bishop Brossart and Campbell County were playing offensively, the first team that hit two shots in a row was going to be the favorite to win the game. While it wasn’t the first time a team did so, the Camels did hit two shots in a row at the end of the third quarter to take the lead over their rival Mustangs. Senior Megan Spicer hit a basket, then junior Kennedy Berkley hit a jumper with 10 seconds to go to give Campbell a 23-20 lead. The Camels then hit several more shots from there to roll to a 44-30 win over the Mustangs in the first half of the annual Alexandria Community Classic Dec. 10 at Campbell County Middle School. The Camels, now 4-0, avenged two losses last year to Brossart (2-1) and won for just the second time in the past seven years and third in the past 14 in their regular-season matchup. The game was also a seeding contest for the 37th District Tournament. “Last year we were 0-2 against them and we really picked it up this year,” Berkley said. “We knew we needed to get it done by hitting the boards and playing smart.” Campbell head coach Ed Cravens said it’s “such a


Campbell County head coach Ed Cravens gives instructions during Campbell’s 44-30 win Dec. 10 at Campbell County Middle School. huge rivalry.” “I’ve been coaching 27 years, and this is one of the biggest rivalries I’ve ever been around. When you walk into the gym, you throw all records out the door. It is such an emotional game for us,” he said. The emotions turned into a win because the brief spurt at the end of the third period became a full-fledged flood in the fourth. Sophomore Taylor Robinson started the fourth quarter with two free throws, then Spicer scored on a drive in the lane to make it 27-20. The Camels rolled from there with four more field goals and then two free throws. By the time the Mustangs scored their first point of the fourth quarter on a free throw, there were three minutes left and the Camels had

taken a 37-20 lead. Campbell scored 18 straight points in about five minutes after taking nearly 24 minutes to get its first 19. In all, five Camels scored in the run, led by six from Spicer and four from Berkley and junior Chandler Gray. “We started controlling the ball,” Berkley said. “We knew what to do and we weren’t freaking out. We had to stay calm.” Berkley led the Camels with 11 points as nine players dented the scoring column. She had 12 rebounds as well. Spicer had eight points, Kaitlin Seigmundt seven and Robinson six. Seigmundt had eight rebounds, 10 steals and two blocks. Robinson had 10 steals and nine deflections. Campbell forced 41 turnovers and committed 17 in a first half

that ended in a 14-14 tie. “We’re learning how to win and take care of the lead,” Cravens said. “We were at Mason County and had a 16-point lead before winning by four. We’re learning how to take care of the basketball.” Spicer filled in well for senior point guard Taylor Griffin, who had a minor ankle sprain late in the first half. Cravens expects her to be fine by Campbell’s next game Dec. 17. Rachel Hartig, Abby Stadtmiller and Sara Futscher led Brossart with six points. Seven players combined for Brossart’s first 18 points. First-year head coach Josh Feldmann, an assistant with the Highlands boys team for 13 years, inherited a team with two seniors. He said while youth was not an excuse, he expects the team to learn from the turnovers. “When the game was in the halfcourt and we were able to keep them in the halfcourt and defend, we did a really good job,” Feldmann said. “Our issue came when we did not take good care of the basketball. We need to do a better job of doing that and not giving them free runs to the basket. That’s what Campbell is good at: They’re a very athletic team, very quick.” Campbell next plays at Calvary Dec. 17 in a 37th District seeding game. Brossart plays at Calvary Dec. 16 in seeding contests.


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In boys, the 200 medley relay team was sixth with Kyle Van Druten, Andrew Bezold, Matthew Dreyer and Nick Hornback. William Carson was fifth in the 200 free and third in the 500 free.

Dreyer was third in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 butterfly. Ryan Field was sixth in the 50 free. Andrew Bezold was fifth in the 100 breaststroke.


Campbell County senior Anna Stagner swims the butterfly leg of the 200-yard individual medley at the Scott December Invitational swim meet Dec. 8 in Taylor Mill.


Campbell County sophomore Matthew Dreyer swims the freestyle leg of the 200-yard individual medley at the Scott December Invitational swim meet Dec. 8 in Taylor Mill.

The 400 free relay team was third with Dreyer, Van Druten, Carson and Field. In girls, Ashley Loudermilk was sixth in the 200 freestyle and fifth in the 100 backstroke. Heidi Schultz was third in the 50 free. Alexis Smith was second

in diving. The 200 free relay team was sixth with Sam Styer, Nicole Robertson, Amberlee Stemmer and Heidi Schultz. The 400 free relay was third with Styer, Robertson, Schultz and Lydia Bear. Stemmer was sixth in the 100 breaststroke.

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Eric Spahr of Campbell County (top) gets position on Caleb Prinz of Glen Este during their match on Saturday, Dec. 11. Spahr won first place in the 145 pound class at the 2010 Ryle Raider Rumble, by pinning Wyatt Courtney of Woodford County. As a team, Campbell County finished eighth with 137 points. Mason Franck won the 285-pound class by beating Thomas Emmitt of Columbus East.

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• The Beechwood girls basketball team beat Dayton 57-55, Dec. 6. Dayton’s topscorer was Kilburn with 16 points. On Dec. 10, Dayton beat Bellevue 52-49. Dayton’s topscorer was Heather Wayman with 14 points. Bellevue’s topscorer was Brittany Bohn with 13 points. • In boys basketball, Beechwood beat Dayton 7336, Dec. 7. Dayton’s top-scorer was Danny Sparks with 12 points. The Lloyd girls basketball team beat Dayton 51-42, Dec. 8. Dayton’s top-scorer was Kilburn with 14 points.

The week at Silver Grove

• The Silver Grove girls basketball team beat Newport 40-34, Dec. 6. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Payton Govan with 13 points. Newport’s topscorer was Margaret Faison with eight points. On Dec. 9, Villa Madonna beat Silver Grove 53-41. Govan was Silver Grove’s topscorer with 13 points, followed by Amber Fancher with 10 points. On Dec. 10, Silver Grove beat Oneida Baptist 68-29. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Richelle Walls with 16 points. Silver Grove beat Covington Latin 38-33, Dec. 11. Silver Grove’s top-scorer was Cindy Miller with 22 points.


Bluebirds beat Indians

Highlands High School’s Allie Conner (12) drives past Holy Cross’s DeAsia Beal during Highlands’ girls basketball’s 62-58 win Dec. 7. Conner had a team-high 27 points including four three-pointers.

Camels, Wildcats lead in bowling Updated Northern Kentucky bowling standings through Dec. 9:


District 1: Cooper 20-8, Boone County 16-12, Simon Kenton 13-15, Conner 5-23, Ryle 5-23. District 2: Campbell County 26-2, Dixie Heights 15-13, Scott 14-14, Highlands 14-14, Covington Catholic 12-16.

District 3: Newport 33-2, Newport Central Catholic 26.5-8.5, Bellevue 22-13, Dayton 12-16. District 4: Walton-Verona 13-15, Lloyd 11.5-16.5, Holy Cross 10-18, St. Henry 6-22, Beechwood 3-25, Villa Madonna 2-26.


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ty 12-16, Ryle 6-22, Simon Kenton 5-23. District 2: Campbell County 28-0, Notre Dame 26-9, Scott 17-11, Dixie 11-17, Highlands 8-20. District 3: Newport 26-9, Bishop Brossart 26-9, NewCath 25-10, Dayton 19-9. District 4: Lloyd 18-10, St. Henry 10-18, Holy Cross 8-20, VMA 3-25, Beechwood 0-28.





Last week the Community Recorder published an article by Tom Wurtz placing SD1 one accountability to the Office of the Kentucky Governor and Gov. Beshear. Mr. Wurtz seems to overlook the fact that the Sanitation District and the Water District are responsibility of local government in this instance, county governments of Boone, Kenton and Campbell County and not Governor Beshear

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How much do you plan to spend for Christmas or holiday gifts this year? How does it compare to last year? “Pretty much the same as last year. I give our daughter and our oldest son money because they need and appreciate that. But the middle son is way smarter than I’ll ever be, and it’s so hard to figure out what to buy for him. He earns more than I ever did, so money is not the answer. For a couple of years he gave me suggestions on stuff I could make for him in my woodshop, but I got no hints this year. My wife will get her usual: lingerie and a big kiss.” B.B. “Significant spending down the past couple of years. Gift cards, the only way to go ... no wrapping, no mess, put them in a Christmas card, mail it for general first class rates and not spending $8 plus and standing in long lines at the post office to mail a gift.” O.H.R.

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and state government. It should be noted that the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Sanitation District One is the joint responsibility of the County Judge/Executives of Boone, Kenton and Campbell County. The eight member Board of Directors of SD1 are in turn responsible for the management of the district. The appointment of the eight commissioners for the Northern

Kentucky Water District are also the responsibility of local county officials in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. Mr. Wurtz’s frustration with the Open Records Act and SD1 and the NKYWD is understandable. However, his attempt to tie responsibility for the governance of these two agencies to Governor Beshear and state government is misplaced. Complaints about these public services should be taken to the

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A New Year’s wish for workers

My New Year’s wish for workers is that unions and companies join forces to tackle unemployment together. For over two years now, unemployment has meant that our neighbors, including union members, face stagnating compensation, reduced benefits, and job insecurity. Labor contracts across Northern Kentucky have included frozen wages, as the sluggish economy has left unions with weak bargaining power and companies unable to fund pay increases. The need for labor and management to come together to solve this problem is just too obvious to continue to be overlooked. Don’t assume that unions and companies cannot work together politically for the good of workers. Thirty years ago, during another period of persistent unemployment, companies and unions jointly supported Ronald Reagan. Union members’ household finances gained or held the most ground after the economy became strong again. Idle workers became scarce, which caused wages, benefits, and job security to increase. Successful company growth led to more jobs, wages, benefits, and job security, which is the exact same things unions wanted. People referred to some of this as “trickle down economics.” Now it seems more like the difference between having a decent job and

looking for work. Since 1990, unions have contributed over $700 million dollars in election campaigns, with 92 percent going to support DemoRobert cratic candidates. Hudson Unions run most the largest Community of PACS contributing Recorder political money in guest Kentucky, and yet columnist union membership fell so fast in 2009 (losing nearly 800,000 workers) that they now have more members who work for government than for companies. Despite declining numbers, the political clout of unions should never be underestimated. They have deep pockets and they’re not afraid to empty those pockets for a cause. It is difficult to imagine a cause more significant than unemployment. My New Year’s wish is that unions, companies, and our elected officials, devote all their political efforts to solving what has become one of our most pressing social problems. Unions could make a big difference in our future if they use their political power wisely. Unions, for example, decided to support Comedian Al Franken. Senator

Don’t assume that unions and companies cannot work together politically for the good of workers. Thirty years ago, during another period of persistent unemployment, companies and unions jointly supported Ronald Reagan. Union members’ household finances gained or held the most ground after the economy became strong again. Franken may be a smart man, but he’s no friend to business. The harsh, cumulative effect of these political decisions is that some union members, through their own union dues, have unwittingly funded politicians who aren’t helping to create sustainable jobs. The recent battles on Capitol Hill are good examples of the problem. Businesses don’t know what their future tax rates or health insurance requirements will be, which makes it more challenging to invest and hire. The concept going forward should be simple – support candidates and policies which strengthen businesses, which will help unions and companies. Past differences should be forgotten so that we can focus on the labor negotiations concept of “win-win solutions.” The last two years have proven that our only real “winwin solution” is to make sure we create a climate for business expansion. Businesses have spo-

ken. They will not expand quickly enough in a slow economy if their profits remain threatened with tax increases and regulatory burdens. For a variety of reasons, union representation has declined to an all-time low of nearly 7 percent of the private sector workforce. It will be interesting to see if adversity makes for strange political bedfellows once again. President Reagan won in a landslide and a good argument can be made that some of his policies helped lead us to economic prosperity known as “Morning in America.” Just imagine what we could accomplish together for workers this time around if we put differences behind us and make sure this New Year’s wish comes true. Rob Hudson is a partner with Frost Brown Todd, LLC, in Florence, Kentucky, where his practice focuses on labor relations. He is a former Chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber and the Covington Business Council.

Steely left his mark on N. Ky.


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It was a great pleasure for my wife, June, and I to have two great and distinguished historians, Dr. Thomas Clark and Dr. Frank Steely, attend our Pioneer Days Picnic at Pioneer Park several years ago. These two Kentucky treasures now have both gone on to heaven, but they have left their mark on Kentucky and Northern Kentucky. When one thinks of reaching for the stars in the field of education, one will rarely find anyone who has given so much in time and effort to promoting history and education as have both Dr. Thomas Clark and his good friend, Dr. Frank Steely. Dr. Steely, the first president of Northern Kentucky University who died Nov. 29, was driven with foresight, vision and thirst for success. He understood both educational systems and political systems. In fact, I would say he knew how to make the perfect soup using “assorted and various” vegetables. He used his board and two, now quite famous lawyers, Phil Taliaferro of the Democrats and John S. Brooking of the Republicans. They would push massive building projects.

Dr. Steely was like an orchestra conductor, always knowing when, how and who to call upon to create and achieve the goals related to the development John of NKU. He called Stephenson upon people like Gil Hammond of Community the Kentucky Recorder Education Associguest ation, later associcolumnist ate superintendent of public education, to help with Dr. Steely’s goals for continuing education. Dr. Steely was a thinker who thought big thoughts. The people of Northern Kentucky have benefited greatly because of who he was and what he achieved; he was always thinking outside the box. His craft of articulation and leadership were essential tools that were required during the early stages of the college’s development. I do not mean to say that Dr. Steely was a perfect man or leader, because that would not be true, and Dr. Steely would be the first to

Dr. Frank Steely, the first president of Northern Kentucky University who died Nov. 29, was driven with foresight, vision and thirst for success. agree! Like everyone, he made mistakes along life’s pathway. He, like everyone, came short of the glory of God. But Dr. Steely was dedicated to the cause, taking very seriously his position as NKU’s first president and what that meant to the Northern Kentucky community and the commonwealth. Dr. Steely was a joy to visit and to talk with. I will always recall the twinkle in his eyes as he enjoyed reminiscing years gone by. What I saw in Dr. Frank Steely was a man who found his spiritual way late in life. He devoted himself to his loving and dedicated wife, Martha, and family. To Martha Pelfrey, I, along with so many, want to extend my and

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June’s deepest sympathy to you and to Frank’s family. You have stood by Dr. Steely’s side through his longstanding and difficult health struggles, caring for him and loving him. We thank you for being such an important and integral part of Dr. Steely’s life. I personally want to thank and praise the Lord for sending Dr. Frank Steely to our Northern Kentucky community as our first president of NKU. History is the light to our future, and Dr. Frank Steely, like Dr. Thomas Clark, was a bright light for us to follow along life’s pathway. Thank you, Dr. Steely, for your dedication and loyalty and conviction and direction. You certainly played a major role in making the community of Northern Kentucky what it is today. You will be missed but your legacy, NKU, will be a continual reminder of who you were and how you cared about our community. God’s speed. John Stephenson of Independence is former Student Government president at Northern Kentucky Community College of the University of Kentucky and former state superintendent of public instruction.


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School’s ‘Nutcracker’ a rite of passage By Chris Mayhew


Debbie Nordwick, director of the Children’s Garden Daycare in Fort Thomas, reads a book to (from left) Nathan Kirst, Elise Hellman and Ethan Grimm.

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For 10 years, the Children’s Garden Daycare off Highland Avenue in Fort Thomas has been caring for local children. Jennifer Kirst, the parent of two of the children who attend the daycare, said she wants to recognize the teachers for the excellent job they do. “Two of my children spend close to 10 hours a day in the wonderful care of all the teachers at Children’s Garden,” Kirst said. “My children are unbelievably happy there and have learned so much because of the hard work and dedication of the teachers.” Owner Rita Henschen said the daycare combines childcare with a curriculum that includes reading, math, science, social studies and a lot of music. “Since we’re so small we are able to meet the individ-

ual needs of the children here,” Henschen said. “We have a great staff that are very dedicated.” Debbie Nordwick, director of the daycare, said she is thrilled that Kirst wanted to recognize the staff, who work hard to provide the best care possible. “Our staff has a lot of correspondence with the parents,” Nordwick said. “We know all of their names and talk to them often about their children.” Kirst said all the teachers lead by example and teach the children how they should treat others. “They love each of their students so much and would do anything to keep them happy and growing into level-headed kids,” Kirst said. For more about your community, visit

Each Christmas, a new mouse king is crowned, and the dainty job of sugar plum fairy dancers are doled out as a new group of students at Grant’s Lick Elementary School carry-on the tradition of performing “The Nutcracker.” The job of performing the Christmas classic ballet goes to the school’s second- and third-grade students each year. This year’s production was Dec. 9. Parent Tina Davis of Grant’s Lick said all three of her children have been in the play, and this was the final year any of them would be eligible to participate in the play. “This is Christmas,” Davis said with emphasis on her feelings about the tradition. It’s something both parents and children will always remember doing, she said. “Just watching the kids and how they practice, it’s just miraculous to me what these teachers can do with them,” Davis said. Students in “The Nutcracker” have choreographed


Gabriele Williams, front, a second-grade student at Grant’s Lick Elementary School, strikes a pose in the sugar plum fairy scene of the school’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” Thursday, Dec. 9 at Campbell County High School. In the background are Sydney Melton, a second-grader playing the main role of Clara, and Johnny Enzweiler, a third-grader playing the Nutcracker role.


Dancers, who spring from underneath the dress of Gracie Holland, center, dance around Holland who plays the role of the ballerina doll in Grant’s Lick Elementary School’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” Thursday, Dec. 9.


Luke Kellly, a third-grade student, plays the “Mouse King” character in Grant’s Lick Elementary School’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” at Campbell County High School Thursday, Dec. 9.

dance scenes that they mostly practice for at home, only having two 45-minute rehearsals each week, said Darcy Albers, a teacher who has directed students in the play for five years with the three other second- and third-grade teachers. It’s something that the entire school gets into each Christmas, Albers said.

“The kids talk about being in it in first grade after they see it for the first time in kindergarten,” she said. The play is a ton of work, but is fun, Albers said. “My son is in it this year, so that makes it special,” she said. “He’s a Russian dancer.” Elizabeth Nadeau, a thirdgrade student who played a Spanish dancer in the 2010

production and was Clara in the 2009 version, said the play is one reason she thinks Grant’s Lick is special. “It’s very fun, and the teachers want us to have fun,” Nadeau said. The costumes and set have evolved over time into what it is today. The Nutcracker’s hat is still fashioned out of a majorette’s outfit from 1968, said Amy Razor, principal of the school. And the snake outfit for the snake charming scene was made about 10 years ago by a student’s grandparent, Pat Wolf, and mother, Peggy Wolf, Razor said. Razor was a teacher at Grant’s Lick when her now 16-year-old daughter was a sugar plum fairy in third grade. The school has a bulletin board chronicling former student’s memories of being in “The Nutcracker,” Razor said. “It’s entertaining, but it builds such confidence in our kids,” Razor said. “It’s team building.”

Holidays can be harmful to your ‘hungry’ pets “Whatcha eating?” Nipper, my Cocker Spaniel asked, sitting down in front of me, an expectant look on his fuzzy little face. “Grapes,” I replied. “Can I have one?” “It’s ‘may’ I have one, and the answer is no. Grapes are bad for dogs.” “Oh, c’mon, just one won’t hurt,” he sighed. “No way,” I said firmly. “I’m a responsible pet owner and besides, I’m not in the mood to drag out the carpet cleaner to clean up the results.” He made a few growly noises under his breath as he trotted into the kitchen to see what was in his bowl. That little stinker was cussing at me and I don’t care. I’m not giving him grapes or anything else that I know is bad for dogs. This is the time of year when pets are most vulnerable to ingesting things that AUTO



A few of the “treats” you should keep away from your pet this holiday season. are bad for them. Dr. Joseph Bruner of Greater Cincinnati Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Services knows this firsthand. “We see a lot of animals in the clinic who have eaten things they shouldn’t during the holiday season,” he said. “But owners can avoid trouble by being aware of potential problems before they happen.” The first thing that |



Bruner cautions owners against is feeding their dogs and cats table scraps. “If you want to give them something special, give them a pet treat like a Milk-Bone. It doesn’t matter what they are getting, just that they are getting something from you.” “Feeding them from the table,” he said, “is just setting them up for digestive trouble. It is best to keep them on their regular diet.” What we really need to protect our pets from can be divided into two categories: Foods and decorations. For example, chocolate is toxic to dogs. It can cause upset stomachs and even death. The worst offender, according to Bruner is baker’s chocolate. As small an amount as one square can be deadly. Another is foods containing the artificial sweetener



Xylitol. It is most commonly used in sugar-free chewing gum. It is very toxic to dogs and cats, causing life threatening hypoglycemia, so keep all sugar-free candies in a safe place. Other foods that are known to be harmful are grapes and raisins that can damage the kidneys. That means that fruitcake is definitely off limits. “Keep them away from onions, garlic, chives and other foods from that category,” Bruner cautioned. “They cause anemia. For example, a package of onion soup mix can be deadly.” As if our pet’s breath isn’t bad enough, we have to worry about this. “Be careful where you place food items if you have pets in the house,” he said. “Don’t put snacks out on the coffee table where they




know is a bad thing,” said Bruner. “It is better Marsie Hall to be safe Newbold than sorry.” The main Marsie’s thing is to Menagerie try to think like a dog or a cat during the holiday season. What would you want to get into? Be mindful of their needs and temptations and keep those things out of paws reach. Just a few extra minutes may save you and your four footed pal from having to make an emergency run to the vet while the rest of the family is having fun celebrating. For more pet care tips, visit Newbold will be on Fox19 on at 9:15 a.m., Dec. 21, to talk about homemade dog biscuits.


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will be able to reach them, or food gifts under the Christmas tree.” The second category of “stuff” we need to be mindful of is ornaments and decorations. Cats in particular, love houseplants. Poinsettias, mistletoe and holly are toxic. So keep them out of reach or better yet, go with artificial plants just to be safe. One of the most common problems Bruner sees is pets eating tinsel and long, thin ribbons. “If you have an animal, don’t use either one,” he sighs. “They see this shiny stuff and think, ‘Mmmm, that must be good to eat’ and it is just not worth it.” How do we know when to call the vet? “When your pet suffers from vomiting and/or diarrhea, has a loss of appetite or has ingested what you

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Libertarian Party of Kentucky District 4 Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Judges Chambers, level 3R. Meeting starts 6:35 p.m. Guest speaker or special topic discussion begins 7 p.m. Social hour begins 7:30 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Libertarian Party of Kentucky District 4. 859-652-3575; Covington. Community Toy Drive, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Huff Realty - Highland Heights, 2808 Alexandria Pike, Drop off a new toy or monetary donation made to Shriners Hospital. Benefits Shriners Hospital. 859-781-5100; Highland Heights.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Pokes fun at our desire to make the holidays perfect. $20-$30. Reservations recommended. Through Jan. 8. 859-581-7625; Newport.


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Freestore Foodbank Mac & Cheese Benefit, 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m., Keystone Bar & Grill, 313 Greenup St., From now until the end of the year Keystone Bar & Grill donates 25 cents to Freestore Foodbank for every serving of mac & cheese sold and 10 cents donated for half-priced servings. 859-2616777; Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, More than 25 interactive buttons, 250 feet of track and opportunity to be engineer of train. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium, Scuba Santa’s Post Office and Reindeer Roundup game. Scuba-diving Santa Claus performs in dive shows with sharks daily. Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859261-7444; Newport.


Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Baby Time, 10 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Walkers to age 2. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas.


The Big Reveal, 8 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Storytelling show featuring comedians, authors and regular people telling stories that have shaped their lives. With a musical performance. $5. 859-261-9675; Newport. Dale Jones, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $15. Through Dec. 19. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Nativity, the Pop Opera, 8 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Eye-witness account of the virgin birth by band of singing angels. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and ‘Njoy-it-all Camp. $20; group sales available. Through Dec. 19. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, 6685 Four Mile Road, $1. 859448-0253. Camp Springs.


Holiday Entertainment, 6-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Gallery Building, Riverwalk level. Dickens Carolers perform. Free. 859-291-0550. Newport. ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, 6-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Nativity scene with actors in first-century Bethlehem, Christmas light display and an archaeological presentation explaining the replica of a Bethlehem home for the infant’s birth. All Christmas activities free except Museum exhibits, “The Christmas Star” planetarium program and Noah’s Cafe food and drink. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-471-7200. Newport.


Dale Jones, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Land and Lights Holiday Tours, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, 1 Levee Way, Land-only tour highlighting area’s best light displays and holiday traditions. $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439; Newport. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 1 8

CIVIC Community Toy Drive, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Huff Realty - Highland Heights, 859-781-5100; Highland Heights. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Holiday Entertainment, 6-8 p.m. Dickens Carolers perform., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550. Newport. Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport. ChristmasTown at the Creation Museum, 6-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Evergreen Junction, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Evergreen Junction, 10340 Shaw Hess Road, Cut-your-own Christmas tree. Scotch and white pine, and Canaan and Douglas fir. Free hot cider and cookies at gift shop. After hours by appointment. $30 any size up to 8 feet. 859635-9941. Alexandria. Courtney Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Courtney Tree Farm, 14300 Salem Creek Road, Duglar firs, 5-8 feet. Norway spruce and white pines, 4-6 feet. $40$65. 859-380-4954. Boone County.


Kindermusik Demonstration Class, 9:30 a.m. (Village class. Ages 18 months and under), 10:30 a.m. (Our Time class. Ages 18 months to 3 year olds.) and 11:30 a.m. (Imagine That class. Ages 3-5.), Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Play, listen, sing and dance to musical activities specifically designed to stimulate early childhood development. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 513-373-0290; Newport.


Swingtime Big Band, 7:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., 859-261-9675; Newport.


Nativity, the Pop Opera, 8 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $20; group sales available. 859-491-2030; Covington.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 859-581-7625; Newport. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Drama, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St., Perennial holiday favorite in style of 1940s radio drama. Live broadcast features actors with multiple roles, sound effects and accompanying pianist music. $17, $14 students with ID and ages 65 and up. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Dec. 19. 513-479-6783; Newport.


Kevin and the Octaves, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Christmas Show. Doors open 8 p.m. $8. 859-431-2201; Newport.


The Brave Youngster, 10 p.m., Jefferson Hall, 1 Levee Way, Suite 2118, 859-491-6200. Newport. Greasemas VI, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., With Rumble Club, the Reckless Ones, the Makeshifts and Th’Empires. Doors open 8 p.m. $10 ages 18-20; $7 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Alpen Echos, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Hofbrauhaus, 859-471-7200. Newport.


The 19th annual Christmas Holiday Toy Trains will run through Jan. 16 at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park in Covington. The exhibit features more than 250 feet of track, 25 accessories guests can operate and Faragher and Lionel trains. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Located at 1600 Montague Road in Covington. For more information visit or call 859-491-4003. Pictured is Julie Spencer and her daughter Ariana of Florence at last year’s display.


Dale Jones, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 859-581-7625; Newport. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Drama, 8 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $17, $14 students with ID and ages 65 and up. 513-4796783; Newport. S U N D A Y, D E C . 1 9


Breakfast and Lunch with Saint Nicholas, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wertheim’s Restaurant, 514 W. Sixth St., Food available a la carte. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859261-1233. Covington.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Polar Express Reading, 2-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Includes hot chocolate, cookies, special gift from Santa and viewing of Holiday Toy Train display. Pajamas welcome. $7, $6 seniors $4 ages 3-17, free ages 2 and under. Registration required. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Children’s Christmas Play, 6-7 p.m., Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Children of church present play telling Christmas story and how much Jesus means to them. Reception follows performance. Family friendly. Free. 859-635-2444. Alexandria.


Nativity, the Pop Opera, 8 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $20; group sales available. 859-491-2030; Covington.

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Holiday Hoopla, 7 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 859581-7625; Newport. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Drama, 4 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $17, $14 students with ID and ages 65 and up. 513-4796783; Newport.


Land and Lights Holiday Tours, 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Ride the Ducks Newport, $15, $11 children. 859-815-1439; Newport. M O N D A Y, D E C . 2 0

EXERCISE CLASSES Power Vinyasa Yoga, 9:3010:45 a.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, 110 E. Eighth St., Ages 18 and up. $12. Presented by Carefree Yoga, LLC. 5138070658; Newport. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport.



Don’t Winterize Your Swing, 6-8 p.m., Golf Exchange, 7729 Mall Road, PGA tour pro Steve Flesch, former PGA tour pro Doug Martin and other local pros help keep your swing in summer shape. Includes food, drinks and door prizes. $10; free for women and children ages 15 and under. Registration required, available online. 859-282-0444; Florence.


Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 2 2

EXERCISE CLASSES Power Vinyasa Yoga, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Kula Center for Movement Arts, $12. 5138070658; Newport. LITERARY - CRAFTS


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Healing on the Spiritual Path Introduction, 7-8:30 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Community Room. Introduction to international spiritual healing organization based on teachings of Bruno Groening, gifted German-born healer. Free. Presented by Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. 859-472-5411; Newport.



CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. 859-6523348. Newport.

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Stories, songs and activities. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 859-581-7625; Newport.

Ride the Ducks Newport returns with the 2010 “Land and Lights” tour – a 60 minute land-only tour highlighting many of Northern Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati’s best holiday light displays and traditions. Join Duck captains and tour guides for sightseeing fun and holiday tunes. Duck tours originate at Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport. Tours are 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17-24, Dec. 26, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2. Tickets are $15, $11 children. Purchase tickets at the Welcome Center on the Levee plaza, in front of the Newport Aquarium. For groups of 10 or more call 859-815-1423 to get group-rate tickets in advance. For more information call 859815-1439 or visit

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Sunrock Farm Winter Holiday Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Daily through Dec. 24. Campers discover the pleasure of caring for horses, goats, sheep and other farm animals, then move to heated rooms for games, crafts, hot chocolate and snacks. Camp conducted by experienced staff members. Ages 4-15. $50 per day per camper. Registration required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Play Art, 4 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport.


Todd Lynn, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, No show Dec. 24. Dinner available. $15. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Mommy & Me Time, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes pizza, popcorn, cartoons and movies on lane screens. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance.Through Dec. 28. 859-6257250; Newport. T H U R S D A Y, D E C . 2 3


Don Fangman Sings Sinatra, 6:30-9 p.m., Knotty Pine on the Bayou, 6720 Licking Pike, Songs also by Dean Martin, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli and Neil Diamond. Free. Reservations required. 859-781-2200; Cold Spring.


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The real Christmas is glimpsed behind the crib scenes See the creative and beautiful crib scenes! There’s a tranquil Mary and a proud Joseph, a baby in a manger and wide-eyed shepherds. Notice the clean carefully arranged straw, plaintive songs, and admiring kings. The whole atmosphere says, “Stop! Take a breath for a minute and enjoy the beauty, this is the way it was.” In our imagination, we have constructed a scenario that whenever God draws near to us or our world, it will be accompanied by serenity and warm, fuzzy feelings. We almost expect a melodious combination of “Silent Night,” “Hail to the Chief,” and Handel’s “Messiah.” Yes, it’s true that the birth of Jesus Christ was the most stupendous occurrence in the history of the world. And when we try and depict it, it is natural that we do it with extraordinary beauty and creativity. Reality seems too harsh at times. Historically, however, reflection on the reality of God’s Son’s coming will stun us almost beyond belief. Yet the actual facts will teach us an important truth. The first Christmas was

as ordin a r y , messy and full of problems as our lives are at times. ConsidFather Lou er some of Guntzelman the elePerspectives m e n t s involved: • A man, Joseph, distressed about the origin of his wife’s pregnancy and what he would do about it. • A woman, Mary, living an ordinary life and somewhat confused by these strange events, “How can this be for I do not know man?” • A Roman law that made them travel in the last weeks of pregnancy; the physical inconvenience of the trip; the fears of highway robbers. • No place to stay when they got there. • The stable for a birthplace, smells of manure, efforts to keep the baby warm enough and where to find food and medical attention if necessary. If we let ourselves overlook all these aspects we emasculate the Incarnation. We strip it of its utter humanness and meaning. God really did become

In our imagination, we have constructed a scenario that whenever God draws near to us or our world, it will be accompanied by serenity and warm, fuzzy feelings. like us in all things except sin. Christianity believes he became just like you and me, problems, emotions, frustrations and all. The coming of God at the first Christmas was mindboggling. But the circumstances were oh, so earthly and commonplace. Humanly, it was a combination of stress, worry, and uncertainty. There was a human messy-ness to it, the same factors that frequently challenge our faith and shake our lives. It benefits us to remember all this about the coming of God into our lives. Most of the time we are unaware of what is happening within us as we deal with the messy-ness of our lives. We expect, if we believe in God, that life will go easy on us. That there will be a certain softness, predictability and reasonableness. We expect the coming of God in us to be clean and pretty. No labor pains. And it is to happen in a chapel with beautiful organ music in the background.

Actually, when God comes to us it doesn’t always feel enjoyable. They are the times when our selfsufficiency is eroded and our egos broken open and our hearts hurt. The situations are so varied: a woman whose husband suddenly leaves her for another woman; a couple with a sick infant; a single mother; a person struggling with depression; a man whose lost a job after 30 years; a marriage floundering; a woman with a suspicious mammogram; parents worrying about their son or daughter; a death in the family. Even psychologists indicate that it is in the hardest times of our lives that we have the opportunity to grow the most. And in these smelly, difficult, wearisome times, God wants to be born in the hearts of imperfect humans. It is then that our hearts are stretched to be more open to what is beyond this world and God’s love for us. The gifts given to us from difficult times are the gifts exemplified in the way

Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Christ lived our human existence – with compassion, forgiveness, sensitivity to others, understanding, and an authentic belief. Father Lou Guntzelman is a



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December 16, 2010

Time to start baking shortbread cookies for Santa If Santa were to ask me what I would be very grateful to receive, I would tell him a wooden barn and a goat. T h e barn just because I love barns and could use it for storing the tractor and Rita y a r d Heikenfeld e q u i p m e n t , Rita’s kitchen t e a c h i n g classes and letting the little ones play on the hay bundles. The goat I would use for milking, making cheese and soaps. Well, I can tell you that the only barn I’ll ever lay my eyes on is my neighbor’s beautiful old rustic one. And the goat? Not even a possibility at this time. But I won’t let go of those wishes anytime soon. Meanwhile, what I do have to be grateful for are readers like you, who share your life’s experiences, and for family, who tolerate my

impractical desire to live the life of a pioneer farm woman (with indoor plumbing and blow dryer, of course). I was reminded of my many blessings when granddaughter Eva, almost 3, “helped” me make shortbread cookies for giving.

Rita’s no-fail shortbread cutouts

This dough is great for kids since it stays tender no matter how much it is fooled with. Here’s proof: Granddaughter Eva not only rolled the dough with her tiny rolling pin, she smooshed it, squeezed it, patted it and rolled it out, again and again. Every one of her “creations” was just as tender as the other. Let the kids freeform shapes, or use a cookie cutter. Dough freezes well, and so does the baked cookie, sans icing. A nice gift from the kitchen.

2 cups flour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder


⁄4 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla (or your favorite extract) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside. Cream butter and gradually add sugar. Add vanilla. Blend flour mixture in. Dough will be soft. Roll out on lightly floured surface or between two pieces of plastic wrap to about 1⁄4-inch thick. If dough is too soft to cut out shapes with, put in fridge for about 30 minutes. Cut out and place on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes just until edges are golden.


Whisk together: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2-3 tablespoons water Drizzle icing over cooled cookies, or make a thicker icing with less water, add

food coloring, and spread on cookies. Makes about two dozen.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

To test to see if your baking powder is still active enough to leaven, put a pinch in some warm water. It should fizz right away.

Cinnamon candy apple jelly

This is a pretty red color with a nice cinnamon flavor. Excellent on pancakes and scones. Great gift from the kitchen. 4 cups apple juice, unsweetened 1 box dry pectin 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 ⁄3 cup red-hot candies 5 cups sugar Bring apple juice, pectin, lemon juice and candies to a boil. The candies will dissolve as you make the jelly. Add sugar all at once. Bring back to a hard boil, one that cannot be stirred down. Begin counting one minute from the time it


warm. Boil pan juices until reduced to your taste. Swirl a pat of butter in if you want. Pour over fish.


Homemade apple jelly and cinnamon candy apple jelly (last on the right). comes to a hard boil. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal. Turn upside down five minutes to kill any bacteria that may be on the inside of the lid. Or process in a water bath five minutes.. Plain apple jelly: Leave out the red hots.

Salmon with white wine

Place salmon in skillet and pour equal amounts of orange juice and white wine over, enough to come to top of fish. Put orange slices on top. Bring to boil. Lower to simmer, cover and cook until fish just flakes with fork, about 10 minutes. Remove fish and keep

Like Williams-Sonoma peppermint fudge: Here’s the latest tweak on my recipe recently shared. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water at the end while the fudge is still in the pan. This keeps it a little softer in the fridge. You still have to warm it up before pouring.

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YMCA looking for teens with character


‘Daughters’ celebrate Christmas

The Mary Ingles Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Ft. Thomas met Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Highland Country Club. The program was a slide show on “Christmas in the Period Rooms” of the National DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. covering American Christmases from 1680’s to the 1940’s. Shown: Cindy Codell, KY Chair, DAR Museum. For more information about joining the NSDAR, send an e-mail to

Through Jan. 15, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for stories of youth who are wonderful examples of caring, honesty, responsibility and respect. Forty YMCA Character Awards will be presented in April to local teens who, through volunteerism, mentoring, advocacy, leadership and selfless giving are making a positive difference in the world around them. YMCA Character Award nominees must be between 12 and 18 years of age; be enrolled in an elementary, junior or senior high school; reside within the Greater Cincinnati Tristate area.

They also must agree to participate in the honoree orientation event in March, and the YMCA Character Awards Event during the week of April 11. To nominate a teen, visit or call the Community Services YMCA at 513-961-3200. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is one of the area’s largest nonprofits focused on engaging individuals and families in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. This year more than 125,000 people will come to the YMCA to learn, grow and thrive. Adult role models nurture positive values

and life lessons in children through sports, summer camps, structured child and afterschool care, and leadership building programs. Branches offer quality time for families to be together, resources for parents, and a variety of opportunities for seniors to be active. The YMCA ensures these opportunities are available to everyone no matter their ability to pay with generous support from community partners and donors. Last year alone more than 27,000 families and individuals enjoyed happier and healthier lives thanks to the YMCAs vision of being accessible to all.


• End-of-year file cleanup for Welcome House, Covington. Call 859431-8717. Volunteers are needed to help purge over 300 client files on Dec. 28, 29 or 30 for two to four hours. This will include checking each file, comparing dates of meetings and shredding old documents. • Mardi Gras volunteers for Homeward Bound, Covington. Call 859-581-1111.

The website is a comprehensive registry of organizations that need help. The site serves Northern Kentucky and is sponsored by organizations including Legacy, The Kentucky Enquirer, Northern Kentucky University, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Vision 2015 and Children Inc. Volunteers are needed who can contact businesses and ask for donations that can be auctioned off to raise funds to support our runaway and homeless youth shelter. Volunteers are also need-

ed to collect these donations and assemble auction baskets. • Foster homes for rabbits for Pampered Pets Animal Rescue, Newport. Call 859-512-1008. PPAR is looking for fos-

Grant to fund Day Center repairs The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northern Kentucky has received a $13,000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to fund repairs to their Day Center building and sidewalks. This capital project is critical to providing a safe and suitable environment where homeless families receive shelter, meals, transportation and case management services. IHN was formed in 1993 and has provided these services for up to 40 fami-

lies annually or 110 individuals, most of whom are children under the age of 10. While in our program the children stay in school or day care and the parents are assisted in finding employment and permanent housing. In the evening guests have meals and overnight shelter in one of the 55 churches in our network. “Our Day Center is our guests’ home away from home where they take care of all their personal needs and receive the assistance

they need to become independent and self-sufficient. IHN represents our community’s response to the growing problem of homelessness,” said David Roeding, IHN executive director, “and we are the only agency that keeps the whole family together during their crisis of homelessness.” IHN is accepting donations to fund future programs and projects. You can find more information on IHN’s website at or call our offices at 859-431-6840.

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Runners came decked in festive gear for the Jingle Bell Run at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Marc Tiesman of Newport won the race.


Frostbite 5K prepares for fifth year Jan. 1, 2011 will mark the fifth time several hundred runners and walkers have started their new year with the Campbell County YMCA’s Frostbite Five Mile Run and Walk. Registration is now being accepted for the 2011 Race beginning at 10:30 a.m. New Year’s Day. Al Salvato, a long time YMCA volunteer and avid runner, began the Frostbite Five Mile Run as a

fundraiser to help ensure families without the financial means can still benefit from the programs and services of the Campbell County YMCA. “Al is a great example of the wonderful diverse group of people who share in our passion for wanting to engage people of all ages in leading healthy and socially responsible lives,” said Dana Ensley, executive director of the Campbell

County YMCA. Cost for the race is $30 if pre-registered through www. and $35 for day of registration. The race will begin and end at the Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Fort Thomas Ave., in Fort Thomas. Day of registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call the Campbell County YMCA at 859-781-1814.

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YMCA seeking Career Women of Achievement nominations The YWCA is seeking nominations for the 2011 Career Women of Achievement award. The 32nd annual Salute to Career Women of Achievement luncheon will be held May 19, at the Duke Energy Center. The Career Women of Achievement Awards recognize outstanding women at the pinnacle of their careers. Former Career Women of Achievement Honorees Stephanie Byrd, Executive Director of Success by 6, and Karen Carnahan, President and Chief Operating Officer for the Document Management

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Flying high

St. Thomas School second-grader Jim Scola checks out the cockpit of a plane during his class’s visit to the airport.

BUSINESS NOTES Schreiber promoted

First Financial Bank announced the promotion of Christopher Schreiber to business banking center manager. He will focus on providing business owners and managers with the resources and customized solutions they need to build and grow their business.

Schreiber will continue to serve clients at the Oakley banking center located at 4825 Marburg Avenue. “From cash management strategies to smart loan solutions, business owners need a trusted partner who can provide expert advice to help move their business forward,” said Schreiber. “I look forward to building long-

term relationships with clients and guiding them with the resources and tools they need to reach their goals,” he said. Schreiber, a resident of Campbell County, joined First Financial in 2010 and has more than 15 years of banking experience. He is an active member of the community and currently serves as a

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Division of Cintas Corporation, are the distinguished event co-chairs for 2011. For more information and nomination forms, please visit or contact the YWCA at 513-241-7090. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Monday, Jan. 3. The YWCA established the Career Women of Achievement Awards in 1980 to increase awareness and appreciation for the diverse contributions of women in the work force and in the community. An independent panel of com-


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Volunteers needed to assist children placed in foster care in Campbell and Kenton counties Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in Campbell and Kenton counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of abuse, dependency and neglect to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

The Kentucky General Assembly created the Citizen Foster Care Review Board, or CFCRB, in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in foster care. CFCRB volunteers review Cabinet for Health and Family Services files on children placed in out-ofhome care and work with the cabinet and the courts on behalf of the state’s foster children. All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and central

registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the District Court or Family Court for appointment. Campbell County CFCRBs meet monthly at the Department of Community Based Services in Newport. Campbell County Board A meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Campbell County Board B meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Kenton County CFCRBs meet monthly at the local Department of Community

Based Services. Four of the boards meet in Covington and two meet in Newport. The meeting schedule is as follows: • Kenton County A, fourth Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., Covington • Kenton County B, third Thursday, 11 a.m., Covington • Kenton County C, third Wednesday, 10 a.m., Covington • Kenton County D, third Monday, 10 a.m., Newport • Kenton County E, fourth Friday, 10 a.m., Newport

• Kenton County F, second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Covington For more information, contact Tylessa Sparks, Family Services Coordinator for the Citizen Foster Care Review Board, at 859-3343245. Approximately 800 volunteers across the state serve as members of the Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board. The boards operate within the Division of Dependent Children’s Services of the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

The volunteer reviewers help ensure that children receive the necessary services while in foster care and are ultimately placed in permanent homes. The AOC is the operations arm of the Kentucky Court of Justice and supports the activities of approximately 3,400 court system employees and 403 elected justices, judges and circuit court clerks. As the fiscal agent for the state court system, the AOC prepares a biennial budget draft and executes the Judicial Branch budget.

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Summerfair Cincinnati, the nonprofit arts organization located in Anderson Township, is now accepting artist applications for Summerfair 2011, being held June 3, 4 and 5, at historic Coney Island. Established more than 40 years ago, Summerfair is a combination of more than 325 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country exhibiting and selling works ranging from ceramics and sculptures to painting and photography, 4 stages of local and regional entertainers, a Youth arts entertainment area and a variety of gourmet arts. The annual fine arts fair is Summerfair Cincinnati’s primary fundraiser and consistently ranks among the top 50 art shows nationally. Applications for Summer-

fair 2011 are available only online through ZAPPlication at Registration on ZAPPlication is free to artists. The deadline to apply is Feb. 4. Acceptance notifications will be emailed (via ZAPP e-mail) to artists March 4. All applicants’ work will be reviewed by a panel of judges comprised of artists and art educators with backgrounds in the categories offered at Summerfair. In order to be considered, works submitted must be original art produced by the applicant. Works in the following categories will be featured: ceramics, drawing/printmaking, glass, jewelry, leather/fiber, metal/sculpture, painting, photography, wood and 2D/3D Mixed Media. Summerfair 2011, which

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Guided By Voices, the Indie Rock powerhouse from Dayton, has reunited for a tour that played Southgate House Friday night to an enthusiastic sold out audience. Biza Svay of Over-the-Rhine, Shawn Jenkins of Newport and Kristy Daniels of Newport.


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Jami R. Alford, 38, 263 Bluegrass Ave., warrant at Poplar Ridge Road and Ky. 9, Nov. 17.

Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

Report of people involved in traffic accident got out of their vehicles and started fighting at U.S. 27 North and Ky. 709, Nov. 15.

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Report of credit card used without authorization at 8394 Main St., Nov. 22.

Theft by unlawful taking

Report of clothes and other items taken from vehicles at 7646 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 17. Report of steel window frames leaning against tree on property taken at 8021 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 22.



Joseph D. Meriwether, 32, 12 Bordeax Drive, Apartment 1, theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 70 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Nov. 13. Mark Adcock Jr., 19, 1103 Central Row Road, third degree burglary, theft by deception - including cold checks at 234 Dry Creek, Nov. 27. David J. Moore, 30, 723 Park Ave., third degree burglary, theft by deception - including cold checks at 234 Dry Creek, Nov. 27. Brian A. Keith, 19, 1030 Central Ave., possession of drug paraphernalia at Bunning Lane, Nov. 28. Brittany H. Roberts, 20, 600 W. Shelby St., theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Nov. 30. Shelbie N. Bruin, 22, 873 Wagner Ferry Road, second degree criminal trespassing at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Nov. 30.

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Report of multiple items taken from house at 596 Ivy Ridge, Dec. 2.

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Report of clothing and jewelry taken from store at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 17. Report of DVDs taken without paying at 375 Crossroads Blvd., Nov. 22. Report of meat taken without paying at 70 Martha Layne Collins Blvd., Nov. 23. Report of electronics taken from store at 395 Crossroads Blvd., Dec. 8.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

Report of license plate taken off vehicle at 3725 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 29.

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Report of padlocks cut off two sheds and tools taken at 511 Pooles Creek Road, Nov. 27.

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Report of diver’s side lock of vehicle damaged at 330 Salmon Pass, Dec. 2.

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Report of money taken by employee working cash register at 5400 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 25. Report of catalytic converter cut off vehicle at 375 Crossroads Blvd., Nov. 26. Report of air conditioner taken from house at 618 Ivy Ridge, Nov. 30. Report of car with keys left inside

Arthur O. Bryson

Arthur O. Bryson, 96, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 11, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a production manager with Heekin Can Company in Cincinnati, a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Thomas and a master mason with Fort Thomas Masonic Lodge No. 808 F&AM. His wife, Virginia Bryson, died previously. Survivors include son, Lee Bryson of Erlanger; daughters, Jane Grimm of Grant’s Lick and Ann Pond of Kettering, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Down Syndrome of Louisville, 4604 Bardstown Road, Louisville KY 40218.

Bonnie Lee Burnett

Bonnie Lee Burnett, 61, of Verona, died Dec. 4, 2010, at St.

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Donnie Paul Conley Sr.

Donnie Paul Conley Sr., 70, of Dry Ridge, died Dec. 5, 2010, in Dry Ridge. He was a retired automobile mechanic for Tire City Inc. in Williamstown and worked as a selfemployed mechanic. His son Cliff Conley and brother Delbert Conley died previously.


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Survivors include sons, Steve Conley of Dry Ridge, Donnie Conley Jr. of Campbell County, Duard Conley of Harrison County and Grant Conley of Virginia; daughters, Melissa Conley of Williamstown, Allison Conley of Dry Ridge and Pamela Conley of Crittenden; sister, Linda Walls of Williamstown; brothers, Charles Conley of Latonia and Randall Conley of Williamstown; and 13 grandchildren. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge.

Barbara L. Suter Culp

Barbara L. Suter Culp, 71, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 10, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired secretary at Northern Kentucky University. Her husband, Ronald D. Culp, and brother, Ron Suter, died previously. Survivors include sons, Mark Culp and Michael Culp; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial



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Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker. Her sister Connie Miller died previously. Survivors include her husband, Dennis Burnett; son, Keith Moore of Verona; daughters, Joyce Hollingsworth of Ludlow and Brenda Burnett of Fort Mitchell; brothers, Kenneth Moore of Newport, Ray Moore of Latonia, Ronnie Moore of Covington and Tom Moore of Saylor Park, Ohio; sisters, Debbie Wallace of Ludlow, Theresa Troxell and Donna Day of Covington; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

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Announcing the engagement of Brandon Scott Louis, 24, and Maria Theresa Ascher, 22, of Independence, KY. Hometown, Florence KY. The engagement took place on Halloween. The wedding date is set for September 17, 2011. This will mark the 7 year anniversary for the happy couple. Proud Mother of the Groom is Cora Mardis, and proud Father of the Bride is Michael Simpson, both of Florence, KY.


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Marilyn Mueller Hauser

Marilyn R. Mueller Hauser, 78, of Cold Spring, died Dec. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker, former secretary for Dayton High School and a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring, Newport High School Alumni Association and Mother’s Club. Survivors include her husband, Edward H. Hauser; daughter, Con-

nie Spinks; son, Tom Hauser; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45243.

Rosa Lee Hounshell

Rosa Lee Hounshell, 68, of Newport, died Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband, Matt Hounshell Jr.; daughter, Kelly Richardson; son, Ricky Lynn Houn-

shell; sister, Laura B. Turner; and two grandchildren. Floral Hills Funeral Home in Covington is handling the arrangements.

Kenneth C. Huss

Kenneth C. Huss, 70, of Alexandria, died Dec. 12, 2010, at his residence. He was a tax examiner with the IRS, an insurance agent with Great American Insurance and a member of the “Variables”, the Bellevue Vets, VFW Post No. 3205 in Alexandria and the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. He

Annexation Description for the City of Bellevue 1.3558 Acres

served in the U.S. Navy. His sister, Judy Bichlmeir, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mimia Griffith Huss; daughters, Christina Jones of Alexandria and Kimberly Vaughan of Fort Thomas; son, Scott Huss of Blue Ash; and six grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Lawrence McClanahan

Lawrence “Larry” E. McClanahan, 77, of Newport, died Dec. 5, 2010, at his residence. Larry worked on the dock at Palm Beach Co. in Newport, served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the First Church of God in Newport. He enjoyed the outdoors and gardening.


COMMENCING at the south east corner of the property described in the City of Bellevue Ordinance #17 dated 4/23/1931 in the present Corporation line of the City of Bellevue; Thence with the existing City of Bellevue Corporation line the following two (2) calls: South 48°15’00” West a distance of 230.34 feet to a point; South 53°27’00” West a distance of 638.78 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of this description; Thence continuing with said corporation line South 53°27’00” West a distance of 296.08 feet to a point the in the centerline of Taylor Creek and in the Corporation line of City of Newport; Thence with the centerline of Taylor Creek and City of Newport the following two (2) calls: North 48°20’35” West a distance of 134.85 feet crossing Donnermeyer Drive to a point; North 53°57’09” West a distance of 71.25 feet to a point; Thence leaving Taylor creek along the current corporation line of Newport and then Bellevue North 53°27’00” East a distance of 322.08 feet to a point in the current Corporation line of the City of Bellevue; Thence leaving said corporation line and crossing Donnermeyer Drive South 36°33’00” East a distance of 200.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING of this description; Said parcel containing 1.3558 acres and subject to restrictions, public right of ways and easements of record. Said parcel containing parts of the properties conveyed to Bellevue Holdings LLC (D.B. 713, PG. 357) Meshorer Family Investments LLC (D.B. 595, PG. 407), Thirty Donnermeyer Bellevue LLC, Jeffrey Fischer (D.B. 723, PG. 516), Board of Education Newport Independent School District (D.B. 559, PG. 477), and the City of Bellevue (D.B. 497, PG. 471). This description prepared by Cardinal Engineering Corporation and based on deed, plats, field locations of Taylor Creek and city ordinances of record in November of 2010 by Steven C. Stubbs, P.L.S. #3834.

CITY OF BELLEVUE, KENTUCKY ORDINANCE 2010-09-02 AN ORDINANCE STATING THE CITY OF BELLEVUE’S INTENTION TO ANNEX TO THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, UNINCORPORATED AREA OF 1.3558 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LYING ADJACENT AND CONTIGUOUS TO THE EXISTING CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY. WHEREAS, it has recently been brought to the attention of the City of Bellevue that a certain parcel of real estate set forth herein, may or may not, be presently within the City of Bellevue; and, WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue, as well as the property owners, have both existed under an assumption/agreement, that the subject property was within the City of Bellevue; and, WHEREAS, each of the affected property owners has been contacted and one has already executed a Consent Agreement, for a consensual annexation, which eliminates any concerns regarding the existence of the property within the City of Bellevue; and, WHEREAS, this Ordinance is being adopted to only confirm, what is already by providing of complete City of Bellevue services, a fact that the subject property is within the City of Bellevue, and, WHEREAS, this Ordinance is only being necessitated by the actions of the City of Newport in seeking to adversely take property that is believed to be within the City of Bellevue and for which City Services and Public Infrastructure has already been put in place and provided for by the City of Bellevue; and WHEREAS, pursuant to KRS 81A.420 the City Council of the City of Bellevue, Kentucky hereby state the City of Bellevue’s intention to annex the real estate described in Exhibit “A”, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference; and, WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue, declares that it is desirable to annex the herein described unincorporated territory; and, WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue, finds, pursuant to KRS 81A.410, that the herein described unincorporated territory is subject to annexation as it is adjacent and contiguous to the City of Bellevue’s boundaries at the time the annexation proceeding began; and, by reason of commercial, industrial, institutional, or governmental use of land, is urban in character and no part of the area to be annexed is included within the boundary of another incorporated city. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BELLEVUE, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I That the City Council of the City of Bellevue, Campbell County, Kentucky, an incorporated city of the fourth class, hereby states its intention to annex to the City boundary the unincorporated territory described in Exhibit “A”, which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. SECTION II The City of Bellevue declares that it is desirable to annex said unincorporated territory into the City of Bellevue, Kentucky and has found pursuant to KRS 81A.410 that said unincorporated territory is adjacent to and contiguous to the City’s boundaries at the time this annexation proceeding is being conducted and by reason of commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental use of land the area is urban in character. Furthermore, City Council finds that no part of the area to be annexed is within the boundaries of any other incorporated city. SECTION III That pursuant to KRS 81A.425 notice shall be sent by first-class mail to each property owner listed on the records of the Campbell County Property Valuation Administrator as of January 1, 2010 no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting at which this Ordinance proposing annexation shall receive its second reading, and a copy of this proposed Ordinance. That this Ordinance shall be signed by the Mayor, attested by the City Clerk, recorded, published and effective upon publication. JACK MEYER, MAYOR ATTEST: MARY SCOTT, CLERK/TREASURER 1st Reading: 2nd Reading: Publication:

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Survivors include his wife, Joy Vorwerk McClanahan; and brothers, Louis McClanahan, Bobby McClanahan and Jerry McClanahan, all of Newport. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: First Church of God, 338 E. 9th St., Newport, KY 41071 or charity of choice.

Julia Ellanora Mulvey

Julia Ellanora Mulvey, 87, of Latonia, died Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia of Holy Cross Church. Her sister Mary Elizabeth Mulvey and brother-in-law Robert E. Collopy died previously. Survivors include her sister, Agnes C. Collopy of Fort Thomas; and niece, Peggy L. Kelly of Fort Thomas; and two great-nieces. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association or American Lung Association.

Doris C. Beloat Neltner

Doris C. Beloat Neltner, 85, of Fort Mitchell, died Dec. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She formerly worked for Ashland Oil, was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Church in Fort Wright, Sr. Adult Choir, Altar Society, Edgewood Homemakers and Tri-City Seniors of St. Henry’s in Erlanger. She was a gardener and painter and enjoyed traveling and nature. Her husband, Irvin H. Neltner Sr., and brother, George Arnold Beloat, died previously. Survivors include sons, George A. Neltner of Alexandria and Irvin H. Neltner of Munster, Ind.; daughters, Beth Pardy of Manteno, Ill., and Cara Lee Palmer of Landenberg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright, KY 41011.

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INVITATION TO BID December 15, 2010 Project: City Building For: California, Kentucky Sealed bids will be received from subcontractors and suppliers at: Gregory J. Staley, Architect/Construction Manager, 3783 California Crossroad, California, Kentucky 41007 until 5:00 P.M. December 22, 2010. At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all Bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud. The proposed Work is generally described as follows: Construction of the California City Building amounting to 1,768 sq.ft. at Union Street in the City of California, Kentucky. All Bids must be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Contract Documents on file at City of California c/o Gregory I Staley. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained at the Shelter house (site of new City Building) on Union Street in California on December 17, 2010 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM . If this meeting cannot be attended, call Gregory Staley @ 859 448-0200. Charges for all documents obtained will be made on the following basis Complete set of Bidding Documents : $20.00, Mailing and handling (US Mail)if requested :additional $10.00. Payments to be by check or money order made out to : City of California. Charges for Bidding Documents and mailing , if applicable, will not be refunded - Bids will be received as described in the Contract Documents. This project does not fall under the provisions of KRS337.505 through KRS337.550 for prevailing wage rates. City reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the right to reject any or all nonconforming, non-responsive, incomplete, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, to waive informalities, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if City believes that it would not be in the best interest of City to make an award to that Bidder. City also reserves the right to negotiate with the apparent qualified Bidder to such an extent as may be determined by the City. Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 60 days after the day of Bid opening or for such longer period of time to which a Bidder may agree in writing upon request of the City. If a Contract is to be awarded, the City will give the successful Bidder a Notice of Award during the period of time during which the successful Bidder’s Bid remains subject to acceptance. Frank Smith, Mayor of City of California, Kentucky. 1001610477 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Housing Authority of Newport is currently requesting proposals for the purchase of a new 2010 or 2011 model year work truck white in color. Proposed vehicle shall be equipped with an eight (8)-cylinder engine, automatic transmission, air conditioning, am/fm radio, power steering, power brakes, heavy duty shock absorbers, heavy duty stabilizer bar, remote keyless entry and alarm, three bar ladder rack, trailer hitch and hub caps. Body shall be a Knapheide KUV129SUK Ultra-Low Utility Van 129.25"L x 83"W x 70"H with 55.6" interior clear height. Body shall have double rear doors w/glass and window guards, 14.5" deep compartments, stainless steel rotary latches, pry proof hinges, standard shelving package, KnapLock keyless entry system, galva grip step bumper, and two (2) rear access conduit chutes. Truck shall also be equipped with a 13 amp AC peak output, 800 output contin. watts, up to 7 amps AC output current power converter. Truck must be delivered within 60 days of Housing Authority acceptance of your bid. Questions may be forwarded to Randy Schweinzger at (859) 581-2533, ext. 217. The hearing and/or speech-impaired may call our TDD line at (859) 581-3181. Replies are due in the Housing Authority offices no later than 12:00 p.m., local time, December 30, 2010. HAN’s offices are located at 30 East 8th. St., P.O. Box 72459, Newport, KY 41072. Replies should be marked "Truck Proposals". The Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informality, irregularity, in requests for proposals and to reject any/or all requests for proposals should it be deemed in the best interest of the Authority to do so. The Housing Authority of Newport, Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WBE/MBE firms are encouraged to respond to this Request for Proposals. Randy Schweinzger Procurement Director Housing Authority of Newport, Kentucky (859) 581-2533, ext. 217 rschweinzger@neighborhoodfoundations .com 9399

PUBLIC (LEGAL) NOTICE ADVERTISE MENT NORTHERN KENTUCKY EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE Pursuant to Section 324, Title III of the 1986 Federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 (PL 99-499), the following information is provided in compliance with the Community Right-to-Know requirements of the SARA Law, and the open meetings and open records provisions of Kentucky Revised Statues. Members of the public may contact the Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee (NKEPC) by writing Mr. Rod Bell, Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee, 3000 Conrad Lane, Burlington, Kentucky 41005, or contact by telephone at (859) 334-2279. The Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee conducts meetings at 3000 Conrad Lane, Burlington, KY, or at other locations, in accordance with the Kentucky Open Meetings Law. Members of the public may request to be notified of regular or special meetings as provided in KRS 61.820 and KRS 61.825. Records of the Planning Committee, including the county emergency response plan, material safety data sheets, and inventory forms, or any follow-up emergency notices as may subsequently be issued, are open for inspection, and members of the public who wish to review these records may do so between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., eastern standard time, Monday through Friday at the 3000 Conrad Lane, Burlington, KY 41005 as required by the Kentucky Open Records Law. The local 24-hour telephone number for purposes of emergency notification, as required by SARA, is 911. The NKEPC will meet in regular session as per the following schedule: January 26, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at the Erlanger Fire Station, 515 Graves Road, Erlanger, KY; March 23, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Water District. 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, KY. ; May 25, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at the Campbell Count Fire Training Center, 10 Fire Training Drive, Highland Heights, KY September 28, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at the Interplastics Corporation Office, 3535 Latonia Avenue, Fort Wright, KY; ; and November 16, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at the Schwan’s Food Manufacturing, Inc., 7605 Empire Drive, Florence, KY. Sub-committees for the January and March meetings will meet two weeks prior to each regularly scheduled meeting at 2:00 p.m. at the same location. All special meetings will be published as needed. 3090333/1001610097 Melbourne Volunteer Fire Department has declared a 1986 Chevrolet pickup truck as surplus equipment. The truck was used as a brush truck and features: a 200 gallon water tank and pump; 4x4, 4-man cab, with an 8 foot utility bed; 4 door with automatic transmission. Light bar and siren included for any fire department or personnel. Sealed bids will be accepted until 8:00PM, January 3, 2011. Said bids will be opened at 8:30PM January 3, 2011, with a minimum bid of $3000.00 Melbourne Fire Department has the right to reject any and all bids. Truck can be inspected on any Monday night from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the firehouse located at 912 Mary Ingles Highway, Melbourne, KY 41059. Call firehouse at 859-4415608 and leave message. 3122085/9915


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ORDINANCE O-19-2010 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE OPERATIONS SECTION OF THE "FORT THOMAS POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL" BY DELETING THE EXISTING USE OF FORCE POLICY AND ADOPTING A REVISED USE OF FORCE POLICY TO BE INCLUDED IN CHAPTER 2 OF THE OPERATIONS SECTION OF THE "FORT THOMAS POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL". WHEREAS, the Board of Council authorized city staff to pursue a grant for the acquisition of Electronic Control Devices which would serve as a force option in the Police Departments authorized use of force continuum; and WHEREAS, the city was successful in obtaining grant funds for the acquisition of Electronic Control Devices; and WHEREAS, prior to use of Electronic Control Devices by the Police Department necessary policies must be implemented to regulate use of such devices; and PROVIDED

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Lovetta W. O’Brien

Lovetta W. O’Brien, 46, of Newport, died Dec. 2, 2010. No services. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Patrick George Pierre

Patrick George Pierre, 53, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was retired from Ford United Auto Workers and enjoyed playing darts and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. His mother, Thelma Pierre, and father, Jean Pierre, died previously. Survivors include his former wife, Brenda Huesman Pierre; daughters, Jacquelyn McFalls and Kali Pierre, both of Fort Thomas; son, Nick Pierre of Fort Thomas; brothers, Charles Pierre of New Richmond, Ohio, and Joseph Pierre of Fayetteville, Ohio; sisters, Antoinette Keplinger of Fayetteville, Ohio, Dorothy Lipps of Mt. Orab, Ohio, and Deborah McDonough of Milford, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Dobbling Funeral Home in Fort Thomas is handling the arrangements.

She donated her body to science. Memorial service will be at the convenience of the family. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

David A. Russell

David A. Russell, 36, of Dayton, died Dec. 8, 2010. His mother, Lucille Russell, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Christy Denny Russell; daughter, Kiersten Russell; brother, William Russell; and father, David G. Russell. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Bellevue is han-

Barbara J. Price-Wilson

Barbara J. Price-Wilson, 72, of Florence, died Dec. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Northview Community Church and Sweet Adelines Chorus of Cincinnati. Her brother Kenny Price and grandchildren Brandon Sebree and Chad Sebree died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Kim Suiter of Walton and Lisa Wilson of Covington; son, Brad Wilson of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: American Heart Association, 240 Whittington Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 or American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

dling the arrangements. Memorials: Kiersten Russell Fund, c/o Bank of Kentucky in Dayton.

Joan Scalia Stubbs

Joan Scalia Stubbs, 73, of Dayton, died Dec. 1, 2010. Survivors include her husband, Donald Stubbs; daughter, Christi Hounshell of Newport; son, Donald Stubbs of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers, Craig Scalia of Dayton and Harry Scalia of Union; sister, Lynn Deaton of Independence; three grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. No public services. Schaefer & Busby-Danner Funeral Home in Cincinnati is handling the arrangements.

Wanda Ragan

Wanda Ragan, 81, of Alexandria, died Dec. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired school bus driver for Campbell County schools, a cosmetologist and waitress. Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Ragan Neace and Donna Ragan Weinel, both of Alexandria; sons, David Ragan of Highland Heights and Warren Ragan of Alexandria; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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WHEREAS, the proposed Use of Force Policy has been reviewed by City Staff, the City Attorney and the Public Safety Committee of Council. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FORT THOMAS, CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS: SECTION I

Dick Ponte

Dick Ponte, 72, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 2, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired national sales manager for Bank of America in San Mateo, Calif. His son Richard Ponte died previously. Survivors include his wife, Pat Ponte; daughters, Denise Ponte, Marie Ponte, Desiree Ponte; son, Mark Ponte; stepdaughters, Jami Isenhour and Joni Wagner; stepson, Mike Wagner; brothers, Joseph Ponte and Leonard Ponte; and eight grandchildren. Services have been held. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

WHEREAS, upon drafting policies pertaining to the use of Electronic Control Devices by the Police Department it was beneficial to review and amend all Police Department policies pertaining to use of force; and

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That Chapter 2 of the Operations Section of the Fort Thomas Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual is hereby amended by deleting the existing Use of Force policy and adopting a revised Use of Force Policy to be included in Chapter 2 of the Operations Section of the Fort Thomas Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual.

LEGAL NOTICE New China Buffet Ky, Inc, mailing address 106 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071 hereby declares intention(s) to apply for a Beer & Wine by the Drink license no later than December 2, 2010. The business to be licensed will be located at 106 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071, doing business as New China Buffet. The owner(s); Principal Officers and Directors; Limited Partners; or Members ares as follows: Owner, Yong Zhen Lin of 55 Gettysburg Square, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075. Any person, association, corporation or body politic may protest the granting if the license by writing the Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control, 1002 Twilight Trail, Frankfort, KY 40101-8400, within 30 days of the date of this legal publication. 1001610154

NOTICE Fort Thomas Board of Adjustment Public Hearing The Board of AdjustSECTION II ment of the City of Fort Thomas, KenThat this Ordinance shall take effect from tucky, will hold a and after the earliest date provided by law Public Hearing at the and following its adoption and publication as City Building, 130 required by law. North Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort ThoAPPROVED:_________________________ mas, Kentucky, on Mary H. Brown, Mayor Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. for the following 1st Reading:November 15, 2010 case: CASE NO. 101284 - A hearing of Adoption: December 6, 2010 an appeal filed by Larry Blair, applicant Publication:December 16, 2010 and owner of property located at 1143 ATTEST:____________________________ Highland Avenue, reMelissa K. Kelly, City Clerk questing a variance 1001610021 to allow the placement of HVAC units approximately one foot from the left side property line. Any adCOMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE joining property owner who is unable to NO. 0-2010-023 attend this hearing is encouraged to submit AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMsigned, written comMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT, ments to the Board KENTUCKY AMENDING SECTION 153.44 OF concerning the proTHE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING posed project. Said ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS. written correspondence shall be reSECTION I ceived no later than the time of public That Section 153.44 of the Code of Ordinances shall be and is hereby amended hearing, and thereupon shall be a matto read, as follows: ter of public record. All correspondence §153.44 AMENDMENTS OF MAP. shall be directed to City of Fort Tho(A) Before any zoning map amendment mas, General Servis granted, the Commission and the Board ices Department, of Commissioners shall find that the map Attn: Julie Rice, 130 amendment is in agreement with the City's N. Ft Thomas Ave., comprehensive plan, or, in the absence of Fort Thomas, KY such a finding, that 1 or more of the follow41075. The City of ing apply and such findings shall be recorded Fort Thomas will in the minutes and records of the Commismake every reasonasion and the Board of Commissioners: ble accommodation to assist qualified dis(A) (1) The original zoning classification abled persons in obtaining access to given to the property was inappropriate or available services or improper; or in attending City ac(B) (2) There have been major changes tivities. If there is a of an economic, physical, or social nature need for the City to within the area involved which were not anticipated in the community's comprehen- be aware of a specific disability, you are sive plan which have substantially altered encouraged to conthe basic character of the area. tact the City Building, General Services De(B) The City hereby adopts the provisions partment at (859) of KRS 100.2111 as its alternate regulation 572-1210 so that concerning zoning map amendments. suitable arrangements can be considSECTION II ered prior to the delivery of the service That this Ordinance shall be signed by or the date of the the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk, meeting. recorded, published and be effective upon City of Ft. Thomas publication. General Services Department 0931 PASSED: First reading: 11-15-10 PASSED: Second reading: 12-06-10


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SECTION 00100 ADVERTISEMENT TO BID NEWPORT DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT-WATERWORKS ROAD CONTRACT 1-2010 CITY OF NEWPORT, KENTUCKY The City of Newport will receive sealed Bids for the construction of the proposed drainage improvements on Waterworks Creek until 2:00 P.M., local time, December 27, 2010 at City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 at which time the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Work includes the construction of approximately 950-linear feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer, 130-linear feet 14-foot x 12-foot box culvert with headwall and storm water management control structure, embankment fill for construction of a dam with cut off trench and early warning-level detection/monitoring system. Bids are to be addressed to the Doug Roell, City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 and shall be marked "Sealed Bid-Newport Drainage Improvement ProjectWaterworks Road-Contract 1-2010." Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office which is Strand Associates, Inc.®, 1525 Bull Lea Road, Suite 100, Lexington, Kentucky 40511. A nonrefundable fee of $175 will be required (shipping and handling fees included). Overnight mailing of Bidding Documents will not be provided. Bidding Documents may be examined at the offices of City of Newport, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY 41071 and are on file at the following locations: AGC/Dodge, 950 Contract Street, Suite 100, Lexington, KY 40505 (859-425-6630) AGC/Dodge, 1811 Cargo Court, Louisville, KY 40299 (502-671-1296) Dodge, 7265 Kenwood Road, Suite 200, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (513-345-8200) Builders Exchange of Kentucky, 2300 Meadow Drive, Louisville, KY 40218 (502-4599800) ABC, 2020 Liberty Rd., Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40505 (859-231-8453) Bidders who submit a Bid must be a Plan Holder of record at the Issuing Office. Bids from Bidders who are not on the Plan Holders List may be returned as not being responsive. Plan Holders are requested to provide an email address if they wish to receive addenda and other information electronically. Plan Holders are requested to designate whether they are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier if they want this information posted on the project Plan Holders List. No Bid will be received unless accompanied by a cashier’s, certified or bank check or a Bid Bond equal to at least 5 percent of the maximum Bid, payable to the OWNER as a guarantee that after a Bid is accepted, Bidder will execute and file the Agreement and 100% Performance and Payment Bonds within 15 days after the Notice of Award. Contractors will be required to comply with all laws, including those relating to the employment of labor and the payment of the general prevailing rate of hourly wages in the locality in which the Work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker or mechanic needed to execute the Contract or perform such Work in accordance with Kentucky Department of Labor Wage Rates. Bidder shall require all subcontractors (if any) to conform with said laws, and any rules or regulations now and thereafter issued pursuant to said laws by Bidder, their subcontractors, and/or anyone working through or on behalf of Bidder or Bidder’s subcontrac tors. The City of Newport reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive any technicality, and to accept any Bid which it deems advantageous. All Bids shall remain subject to acceptance for 85 days after the time set for receiving Bids. Contract award shall be made based on the lowest responsive, responsible Bid. All Bidders must comply with all Federal, State, and City Equal Employment Opportuni ty laws and regulations which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. All taxes are the responsibility of the successful Bidder unless specifically exempted in the Bidding Documents. The Strand Associates, Inc.® project manager is Darrell Edwards and can be contacted at Strand Associates, Inc.®, 1525 Bull Lea Road, Suite 100, Lexington, Kentucky 40511, (859) 225-8500 regarding the project. Published by the authority of the City of Newport, Kentucky, Doug Roell, Community Service Director Dated at City of Newport, KY December 7, 2010 1001610029

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