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Parking, ER waiting room updated By Amanda Joering

FORT THOMAS — After about six months of construction, St. Elizabeth Healthcare recently opened the newly renovated emergency room waiting area and parking lot. The renovations, part of an ongoing initiative designed to improve the convenience and appearance of the hospital, began in July and included a renovation and reorganization of the emer-

gency room entrance and waiting area, a new triage bay, protocol room and consultation room, and a redesigned parking and patient drop-off area. Ashel Kruetzkamp, the nurse manager of the emergency department, said patients and visitors will notice the difference right when they walk in the door and see the new look and set-up. Unlike before, when people had to walk through the waiting room to get the registration desk, now the desk is located right inside the door. Kruetzkamp said they also changed the purpose of the registration desk. Now, patients are

only asked their name and health issue at the desk, then insurance information is taken after they’ve been seen by a physician. “We don’t want to delay someone from getting seen,” Kruetzkamp said. “This is one of the things we’re doing to try to expedite care.” The renovation also includes an expanded seating area, with two separate spaces for patients and their families to sit. In the new protocol room, Kruetzkamp said several tests can be completed including blood work or an EKG, which See HOSPITAL, Page A2

Recent renovations improved the emergency room parking and drop-off area. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Fort Thomas resident Sam Ellsworth, 10, poses with his winning picture from the Fort Thomas Holiday Walk art contest. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Art academy announces holiday walk art contest winners The Children’s Art Academy in Fort Thomas has announced the winners of the Holiday Walk art contest. Madison Clore, 8, and Sam Ellsworth, 10, won the competition, which had more than 100 entries. For their prize, the two won classes at the academy.

Fort Thomas resident Madison Clore, 8, poses for a picture with her winning picture from the Fort Thomas Holiday Walk art contest. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Vendors and shoppers talk during the event. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Barrington hosts shopping tradition FORT THOMAS — Vendors once again filled the halls of Barrington of Fort Thomas for the third annual Shoppes at Barrington event. The event offers visitors, families and residents in the Barrington, an independent living and assisted living center, a chance to do some holiday shopping, said Kevin Brooks, the Barrington’s director of community development. Brooks said the event allows the residents of Barrington and Highlandspring, a long-term care and short-term rehab center located on the same campus, an opportunity to shop from a variety of vendors without having to travel around. Since the event is also open to the public, it also gives the centers a chance to show the commu-



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nity what they have to offer. “A lot of people don’t know a lot about us and what we have here,” Brooks said. “This event

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gives the community a chance to familiarize themselves with what we do.” This years event, held Thursday, Dec. 6, was the biggest yet and featured more than 30 vendors, including for the first time some vendors set up in Highlandspring of Fort Thomas, Brooks said. Carriage and bus rides were available to take people from one building to the other and free gift wrapping was provided. Amber Reilly, the lifestyle coordinator for the Barrington, said the event really brings the residents and their families together is a fun, festive way. “This event is just great for the residents, they look forward to it,” Reilly said. See SHOPS, Page A2

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Silver Grove test scores at bottom By Chris Mayhew

This is the first in a twopart series examining the test scores at Silver Grove Independent School District. Part two will examine plans by school administrators to improve test scores. SILVER GROVE — With test scores for the elementary and middle school in the bottom 2 percent of all Kentucky schools, Silver Grove Independent School District has not fared well under the state’s new testing and accountability system. The Kentucky Department of Education released

the scores for all schools Nov. 2 under the new Unbridled Learning system, which replaced the former CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing System). The new testing system uses a 100-point scale instead of a 140-point scale, according to KDE. This years scores will be a benchmark for each Kentucky school. Silver Grove School Principal Wes Murray delivered the test results to the district’s Board of Education Nov. 19 along with an outline of an action plan already under way aiming to improve scores. “We got our scores back,” Murray said. “It was

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nothing but bad news as far as I am concerned.” There were some bright points as well, he said. “But, in my opinion we’ve got a long way to go,” Murray said. The overall scores by level were 38.2 for the elementary, 32.9 for the middle school, and 43.9 for the high school. “Our percentile rank for our elementary is two,” he said. The middle school’s score put it in the bottom 1 percent of Kentucky middle schools. The elementary and middle school both received the state “focus school” designation, and the high school was in the bottom 9th percentile of Kentucky high schools, and received only a “needs improvement” designation, he said.

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Silver Grove is by far one of the smallest school districts by enrollment in Kentucky, and was tied in size for second-smallest with Southgate Independent (K-8) which also had 204 students in 2011. West Point Independent was the smallest school with 121 students in 2011. Source: Kentucky Department of Education enrollment report from superintendents for 2011.

Being a focus school indicates the state needs to see immediate improvement on test scores and the school needs approve and implement a new Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), Murray said. Focus schools have 90 days after the release of test score data to approve a new CSIP, according to KDE. By subject, Silver Grove’s elementary school students’ composite score on a 100-point scale was

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36.5 for reading, 28.4 math, 63.7 for science, 53.9 for social studies, 50 for writing, and 13.7 for language mechanics, according to a report presented to the board by Murray. Silver Grove is the second-smallest K-12 district in Kentucky by enrollment. The number of Silver Grove elementary students tested by grade level in math and reading was 13 in third grade, 11 in fourth grade and 13 in fifth grade. Silver Grove Middle School students’ composite scores were 36.6 in reading, 37.9 in math, 65.7 in science, 53.6 in social studies, 38 in writing, and 22.8 in language mechanics. Composite student scores for the high school were 32.5 in reading, 22.9 in math, 50 in science, 32.5 in social studies, 72.3 in writing, and 64.3 in language mechanics. Superintendent Ken Ellis, who was hired to lead the district in the summer of 2010, said everything the district does to improve scores needs to be data

driven. “We are not pleased with these scores, especially the elementary,” said Ellis. Ellis said before scores were released they thought the elementary was the strongest part of the district . Ellis said there are elements of the test scores worth celebrating. The high school attained 56.3 percent of either proficient or distinguished in on-demand writing – compared to a state average of 31.5 percent, he said. The middle school students also scored 53.8 percent proficient and distinguished in science – above the state average of 50.1 percent proficient, he said. Another of the bright spots Murray pointed to out was a high school graduation rate of 94 percent. Silver Grove graduated 26 students two years ago. Twenty-five of those students went onto college and the other went into the military, Ellis said. he said.

they’ve been great to my mom,” Bowman said. “She just loves it here.” Brooks said while the Barrington doesn’t charge any vendors fees and doesn’t make anything from the event, they see it as beneficial for networking and for the residents. Campus Administrator Molly Bischoff said the event also helps get the vendors names out there

and gives the residents a sense of independence, making it a win-win for everyone. Kristen Buell, who set up a vendor booth for Thirty-One gifts, said she thinks it’s a great social event for the residents. “The residents would stop by (my booth) and talk and you can just tell that the event means a lot to them,” Buell said.


and safe,” Kruetzkamp said. So far, the feedback about the renovations have been very positive, Kruetzkamp said. Along with the renovation project, Kruetzkamp said they’ve also been working to update the emergency care area with new bedside carts, paint, curtains, and chairs. All of these changes are being made to make the patients experience at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas better, Kruetzkamp said. She said the emergency department, which sees about 38,000 people a year, has six fast-track beds for things that are treated easily like broken bones and stitches and 16 acute care beds, for people with issues like chest pains. Earlier this year, St. Elizabeth completed an approximately $4 million project to renovate the main entrance of the hospital, the chapel and the gift shop, and added a new bistro and a new Cancer Care Center with a healing garden and private parking and entrance.

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helps staff begin to treat patients even when all the emergency beds are full. The new consultation room gives doctors and place to talk to family members. Kruetzkamp said the new parking lot was designed with safety in mind, with a designated patient drop-off circle and a new designated parking area for ambulances, that would often pull right in front of the door in the old parking lot. “We really collaborated a lot with the staff and EMS about how things needed to be laid out to be accessible

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Silver Grove School’s path forward This is the second in a two-part series examining the test scores and plans to improve them by administrators at Silver Grove Independent School District. The first part detailed the test score results. SILVER GROVE — Plans to bring up some of the lowest test scores in Kentucky at Silver Grove Independent School district are multifaceted. “What we have to focus on is not just one piece, but everything we can control,” said Principal Wes Murray. What administrators, teachers, and students do, and what outside support the community can bring in all have to be examined, Murray said. State test scores, released Nov. 2, showed Silver Grove’s middle school scores in the bottom 1 percent of all middle schools, elementary scores in the bottom 2 percent of all elementary schools, and high school scores in the bottom 9 percent of high schools. “What we have to do is immediately try to do everything we can do to improve those scores,” he said. Murray said a big part of what the district needs to do is convince students to be more deliberate with what they are doing in the classroom. “They have to buy in, to try and be successful in the class,” he said to the board during the Nov. 19 meeting. “If you are successful in the classroom, odds are you’ll be successful on this test. And right now, we’ve got a policy that I do not agree with as board policy.” Murray said he needed the board to change the policy on grading to eliminate bringing failing grades for a semester below 60 percent up to 60 percent. For example, a student can receive a 78 average for three semesters, and if they don’t care about their grades, can receive a score of zero for a term and have it rounded up to 60 percent and still manage to pass. “So, what we have is, we have these kids who have figured out the system and when they figure out the system they’ll take off a semester,” he said. That’s nine weeks a student might not be paying attention, but that’s 25 percent of the information they will receive all year and students not engaged in class also become disruptive in class and impact other student’s education, Murray said. Murray recommended students receive whatever grade they should receive, even if it is a 12 or a zero, in a subject for each semester. A three-member committee will have the power to grant an incomplete so as not to affect a student’s grade, he said. Students will only qualify for a semester incomplete if they have an unusual life event including an illness or death in the family, and also show improvement in the other semesters, Murray said. The board approved Murray’s recommended policy change. Murray said he knew even before the scores were released that proactive action was needed immediately. The entire staff went through professional de-

velopment Nov. 5 on how to improve scores, and curriculum specialists were brought into the school show how to vertically align curriculum and cover gaps in the curriculum. Gaps indicate how students in special groups do on the testing, he said. Silver Grove doesn’t have at least 10 students on free or reduced lunch in each grade, and therefore every grade has gap group, Murray said. Language mechanics is one area of testing Murray said the district is already working to improve by adding a new phonics program. Superintendent Ken Ellis said the district does not have a language mechanics program that flows across all grade levels, and adding the phonics program will fix that. Also, district math and English textbooks are not aligned with the new standards unveiled with the new type of test, Murray said.. The school has already ordered new “Math in Focus” books in line with the new testing standards, and teachers received their copies after the Thanksgiving break, he said. The total to purchase the new books for students will be $9,860, and they will be in the district around Christmas, Murray said. More professional development aimed at improving scores has included every administrator taking an intervention pro-

gram to develop new RTI (Response To Intervention) methods. The district is starting a professional learning community amongst entire staff for the first time, Murray said. The series will be about engaging instruction, differentiation, and working with students from impoverished backgrounds, he said. Murray said the district has also started a new administrative assistance team putting the superintendent, two principals, special education director and math and reading specialists in the classroom. “I went and said ‘Mr. Ellis, I need you in the classroom every day you can make it there,’” Murray said. Now the superintendent assists with teaching middle school English each week, and other administrators and specialists are assisting other classes, he said. Teachers are also using the new five to seven minute videos as part of a professional development program provided to every Kentucky teacher this year

online to prep teachers about how to set up lessons in almost every education area, Murray said. Murray said the district already met with students individually and went over their test scores and their grade report for the first semester this fall. The district asked students why they thought they did or did not do well in areas. “So it’s not just a number or a test they take and it sort of goes away,” he said. “Actually, we put those test scores back on those kids.”

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Singing students fill five choirs By Chris Mayhew

ALEXANDRIA — There are enough voices being raised at Campbell County High School to fill five student choir ensembles. All five ensembles perform three or four annual school performances annually, and select choir and chamber choir members sing for the public by invitation, said Katy Rose, choral director. This year, the Kentucky Music Educators Association has selected four students to perform in the all-state high school chorus, Rose said. The four Campbell County students selected to sing in the KMEA state choir are Alexandria residents Christina Tulley, Jasmine Brooks and Tanner Daniels and Cold Spring resident Brian Goins. Members of the Campbell County choir also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in April and were invited back to

sing again, she said. Rose said the school choir travels once every three or four years, and a choice will eventually be made whether to perform at an international festival or go back to sing at Carnegie Hall in a few years. Approximately 100 students are members of the high school’s choir program, she said. The school has three ensembles that meet during class and two ensembles that meet after school, Rose said. The school has a select choir which all choir students are eligible to audition for, an all-treble voice choir, and a mixed ensemble known as the Camel Singers, she said. The mixed chamber choir and treble chamber choir meet after school, Rose said. Students from the select choir in tuxedos and dresses sang “Silent Night” and “Carol of the Bells” at the Dec. 10 Board of Education meeting in Alexandria. The winter concert, one of

the choir’s regular annual performances, was Dec. 13. People who missed the winter concert will have opportunities to see all five choirs perform in the spring at 7 p.m. March 7 and at 2 p.m. May12, she said. An ice cream social is offered midway through the May concert and has become a tradition, Rose said. The first half of the May concert will be traditional music and afterward students will sing pop songs, she said. Rose said students enjoy talking about and watching the television series “Glee,” and the Campbell County choir performs and learns about music covering many centuries. “In the course of a year we’ll do everything from Renaissance music to pop music, so we’ll get a wide variety of music throughout the year,” she said.

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Campbell County High School choir students and their teacher sing “Silent Night” as they break out into an impromptu accompaniment while grade school students from Reiley Elementary perform the song on hand bells during the Dec. 10 Campbell County Schools Board of Education meeting in Alexandria. From left are sophomore Brittany Nagel of Wilder, choral director Katy Rose, sophomore Jasmine Brooks of Alexandria and senior Brian Goins of Cold Spring. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Schools use Adopt-a-Class By Amanda Joering

Every week, students in Sheila King’s third-graders at Newport Intermediate School anxiously await the arrival of their mentors, the Highlands High School Introduction to Education students. Nina Kearns, who teaches the Highlands seniors, said the excitement about the weekly visits goes both ways. Kearns’ students have been making the trip to the Newport schools the past couple of months as part of the Adopt-a-Class Foundation’s mentoring program. When the foundation contacted the district about adopting a class, Kearns said it was a perfect fit. Her class is designed specifically for students who are interested in becoming teachers. “I’ve been looking for opportunities for my future teachers to get out of our district and do some

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hands-on work in other schools,” said Kearns. “The purpose of our class is to give them the education 101 experience so they can decide if they really want to be a teacher before they go to college.” Through the program, Kearns said, her students get that hands-

Highlands High School senior Katrina Turner reads a book with third-grader Jermaine Bates during the program at Newport Intermediate School. THE COMMUNITY RECORDER/AMANDA JOERING on experience as they tutor, teach lessons and plan activities. The seniors also established pen-pal relationships with the third-graders and have been helping them with a servicelearning project to collect hats and mittens for those in need. Senior Maggie Peale, who said she was always pretty sure she wanted to be a teacher, said her experience has made her even

more certain teaching is what she wants to do. Peale said she’s been working with two boys who have made noticeable academic progress since she began working with them. “It just really makes you feel good when you can see that you’re making a difference,” Peale said. “I love working with them. They just make me smile.” King said the third-graders’

test scores have gone up since the program began, and that she can tell the visits from the seniors really mean a lot to her students. “This has just been a wonderful experience,” King said. The Highlands class will continue to mentor the third-graders throughout the school year, and Kearns said she hopes to continue the program with her future Introduction to Education classes.

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Norse hoops learn lessons at new level By James Weber

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — The women’s basketball team at Northern Kentucky has several players who are still getting used to college basketball, period. So as the Norse are growing accustomed to playing at the Division I level, growing pains like the ones they experienced on Dec. 16 are to be expected. But they’re still painful and frustrating on a day like they had against Butler in the Bank of Kentucky Center. Butler came away with a 66-56 win against a Norse team who had several youthful indiscretions. NKU dropped to 2-6 in its first year of D-I competition. “We battled with a very good team,” said NKU head coach Dawn Plitzuweit. “We didn’t shoot the ball well and to be in a battle with a good team despite that shows that we’re doing some good things. We made some adjustments and the kids responded. They really battled.” NKU shot 28 percent from the floor for the game (17-of-60) and had 10 shots blocked, six by University of Cincinnati transfer Daress McClung and three by Xavier transfer Liz Stratman, a 6foot-2 center playing her first game for Butler after becoming eligible at the end of the semester. McClung and Stratman combined for 29 points and 17 rebounds. Butler’s post intimidation seemingly had a hand in several missed layups by the Norse, although the Norse outrebounded the Bulldogs by nine. NKU shot 30 percent in the first half and committed 11 turnovers, two which directly led to easy Butler baskets. The Norse then allowed a putback in the final seconds to go into halftime down six, 29-23. “The first half we didn’t take care of the ball and as the game wore on we made better decisions

and we took better shots,” Plitzuweit said. “We got offensive rebounds but we struggled to put it in. That’s something that happens sometimes and you need to keep battling and I thought our kids did that.” Butler started the second half on a 14-5 run and led by as many as 15 points. But the Norse fought back with a 13-5 run, cutting the lead to seven at 53-46 with five minutes left. However, after a possession in which NKU missed two close shots, Butler hit a three-pointer and the Norse couldn’t threaten the rest of the way. Growing pains have been expected. The Norse start three seniors, but have two freshmen and two sophomores getting significant playing time. Christine Roush, a freshman guard who was one of Kentucky’s top prep players at Louisville Mercy last year, had 23 points with seven three-pointers in NKU’s 69-67 win at Ball State Dec. 8. She scored 24 points in NKU’s other win, a 66-64 home victory over Youngstown State, which was NKU’s first triumph Nov. 27. The Norse’s chief inbounder, Roush passed to sophomore Melody Doss from the baseline to set Doss up for a buzzerbeating basket to deliver that win. “She plays a lot of minutes for us,” Plitzuweit said of Roush. “She usually guards the other team’s point guard and she did a great job of that for us. She handles the ball sometimes, attacks the rim. We ask her to do a lot and she gets a lot of shots for us.” Starting seniors are Jaimie Hamlet, Ellen Holton and Tiara Hopper. Holton, who averaged 10.7 points a game last year, is the only returning player who averaged more than five a game last season. “All of our kids are younger players,” Plitzuweit said. “It’s

Highlands’ McKenzie Leigh (31) shoots over Cooper’s Andrea Thompson during their basketball game. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Bluebirds start 5-2 Highlands girls basketball is 5-2 after beating Cooper 51-37 Dec. 15. The Bluebirds will next be in action at the Conner holiday tournament Dec. 27-29.

See NKU, Page A7


Girls basketball

» Brossart beat Beechwood 63-47 Dec. 12. Sarah Futscher scored 18 points. » NCC beat Holmes 69-41 Dec. 11. Nikki Kiernan had 20 points.

Boys basketball

» Bishop Brossart beat High-

lands 68-38 Dec. 14. Justin Saunders had 20 points and Alex Trentman 16. » Highlands lost 60-59 to Dixie Heights Dec. 11. Drew Houliston had 22 points. » Newport Central Catholic beat Boone County 65-41 Dec. 12. Nick Seibert had 18 points. NCC beat Glen Este 75-49 Dec. 14. Drew McDonald had 22 points as NCC improved to 5-0.

Highlands’ Jesse Daley drives to the basket. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Highlands guard Katelyn Helton shoots the ball during the Bluebirds’ basketball game against Cooper, Saturday, Dec. 15. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



Camel bowlers focused on state By James Weber

Highlands High School senior guard Bailey Witte scores on a breakaway layup in the game against Bellevue, in which the Bluebirds won 78-38 on Dec. 8 at home. Highlands boys are 3-2 as of Dec. 17, with additional wins over St. Henry and Bracken County. THANKS TO LEE WITTE

Freedom has new stadium partner Community Recorder The Florence Freedom welcomes UC Health as the new naming-rights partner for its stadium and as the official health care provider of the Freedom for the next decade. UC Health is the affiliated health system of the University of Cincinnati and is the region’s only academic medical center that specializes in solving the most complex medical cases. The stadium, formerly known as “The Home of the Freedom,” will now be called UC Health Stadium. UC Health will also become the exclusive and official health care provider of Florence Freedom with Dr. Angelo Colosimo, the

medical director of the UC Health Sports Medicine Institute, serving as the team’s physician. UC Health Stadium will host more than 200 events each year including the Freedom’s 48 home game schedule, the Kentucky High School Ninth Region baseball championship, 160 youth games and two to five major concert events. Each UC Health Stadium event will continue bringing revenue into the Florence community and neighboring hotels and restaurants through the 2022 season. Fans can look forward to changes in the marquee, scoreboard, stadium entrance, website and more in the months to come as the ballpark

transforms into UC Health Stadium. An official unveiling of the stadium will come in the spring of 2013. The Freedom will enter 2013 with not only a new stadium namingrights partner, but with momentum the field as well. Last season, the Freedom made an appearance in the playoffs and Frontier League championship series for the first time in franchise history. Season tickets and ticket plans are currently on sale for the Freedom’s 2013 season and start at less than $8 per ticket. UC Health Stadium and the Freedom are located at 7950 Freedom Way in Florence and can be reached at 859-594HITS (4487).

ALEXANDRIA — The members of the Campbell County High School bowling team constantly push each other to be better. The practice has made the Camels one of the best teams in the state as they get ready for the big postseason push. “Our only goal is to try to win the state championship,” said senior Matt Chalk. “That’s the only thing we’re trying to do. Last year was tough because we got beat in the second round. That was unsettling because we know we have more potential than that. We expect more out of ourselves.” The Campbell boys team is 5-0 in matches after sweeping Holy Cross 7-0 Dec. 13 at La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. The Camels are 29-6 in the points system of seven per dual match. Chalk is averaging 214 in 10 games in conference play, second in Northern Kentucky. Senior Jordan Racke is averaging 207. Seniors Trey Brun (184) and Joe Rawe (195) lead a deep Camel roster that has nine bowlers averaging 180 or better. Several teams have no one doing that well. The Camels used their second string to win their last Baker game to complete the 7-0 sweep. They have used their depth to get better in practice. “We just try to play as a team and work on our spares,” Chalk said. “Spares are the key and you go on from there. Hard work pays off. When we have practice, we don’t goof around. If we see someone do that, we tell them to stop and we get right

NKU sophomore Melody Doss passes to the basket. NKU lost 66-56 to Butler Dec. 16 at the Bank of Kentucky Center. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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new to every one of them and we have a team of freshmen in some shape or form. They’re really working hard and they’re really trying.” The learning process will continue for the Norse as they host UNC-Wilmington Thursday, Dec. 20. Then they will be off from games until Dec. 31, when they play at Jack-

sonville (Fla.) to start Atlantic Sun Conference play. NKU’s first conference home game is Saturday, Jan. 5. “Our main priority is to get better on both ends of the ball and offensively, take care of the ball better,” Plitzuweit said. “Our preseason is meant to get us ready for the conference and we’ve played some really good teams to get us ready.” The NKU men’s team, who hasn’t played since losing to Texas Tech Dec.

4, will play at Hampton (Va.) Thursday, Dec. 20, and at Navy 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Both games will be on WQRT 1160 AM. NKU will also play Jacksonville Dec. 31 and next play at home Jan. 5 to compete a doubleheader with the women’s team. Both teams will play USC Upstate. Follow James on Twitter @Recorder and check out more coverage at CE-0000534275

back on track. Our only goal is to win state and we don’t want to mess around.” Campbell was coming off a breakout performance Dec. 8 in a tournament in Louisville at Executive Strike and Spare, the site of the state tourney in February. Campbell won the tourney easily, with Brun shooting a 707, Rawe 704, Jake Harris 686 and Chalk 679. Racke, the defending regional singles champion, missed the tournament to take the ACT test, further illustrating the team’s depth. Campbell has already bowled in four in-state tournaments this season and will host its own Jan. 12 at Southern Lanes. “The idea is to get them some tournament experience and bowl some teams from other parts of the state to see how we stack up against them,” said head coach Wayne Heringer. “The guys really push themselves.” The team mindset includes battling adversity. “You’ve got to have mental toughness,” Chalk said. “You throw a bad ball, you can’t get mad. You just have to go back up and throw a better ball.” The big match for the boys will be Jan. 3 against Simon Kenton at Southern Lanes. That will likely be for the conference title. SK is averaging about the same as Campbell this year and both teams are undefeated in dual matches. The Campbell girls team is 4-1 in matches and 29-6 in points. The Camels have already lost to first-place Boone County this season. Erica Hickman led the way against Holy Cross Dec. 13 with a 259, the best in the

area this year in girls bowling, and is averaging 185. Erica Biddle, the defending regional singles champion and state medalist, scored 387 (202-185) against Holy Cross and is averaging 181. Junior Allison McGlasson is averaging 159.


Highlands boys were 35-7 through Dec. 13 and 4-1 in conference matches. Jake Farley is averaging 210 through 12 games and Brandon Caruso 203 through 11 games. Farley has the second high game in Northern Kentucky with a 279 and a 501 series. NewCath is 29-13 and 4-2, led by Bobby Meyer with a 187. Newport led the girls standings in Division 2 with a 30-5 record and 5-0 in matches through Dec. 6. Katlyn Hoeh has the best average in Northern Kentucky with a 196, 16 more than anyone else. NewCath is 19-16 after beating St. Henry 6-1 Dec. 13. Brossart was second in girls Division 2 with a 31-11 record and 4-1 in conference matches. Brossart reached the state quarterfinals in team play last year, the furthest advancement by any area team. Follow James on Twitter @Recorder and check out more coverage at

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Your charitable donation can help clothe a child, put food on the table for a family in need and bring hope to those who have none. As you open your heart and pocketbook this holiday season, make sure that Jack Conway COMMUNITY PRESS you give wisely. Much like GUEST COLUMNIST storms and natural disasters, the season of giving brings out the best and worst in people. Scam artists are ready to unveil their latest schemes designed to prey on the generosity of others. Kentuckians need to be wary of fraudulent charities and phishing scams during the holidays.

Don’t be pressured into making a donation – research a charity before making a donation. Beware of unsolicited email requests that appear to come from a legitimate charity; they may actually be phishing scams. Fraudulent emails can contain viruses or direct consumers to legitimate-looking websites where they are asked to provide personal and financial information to scam artists. Consumers who fall victim to phishing or malware scams risk having their finances compromised, identities stolen and safety jeopardized.

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8236 W. Main St. (859) 635-4125 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday


616 Poplar St. 859-431-8888 7 p.m. the second Wednesday

Cold Spring

5694 East Alexandria Pike (859) 441-9604 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday


14 Circle Drive (859) 441-4620 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday


514 Sixth Ave. 859-491-1600 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays

Fort Thomas

130 North Fort Thomas Ave. 859-441-1055 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays

Highland Heights

176 Johns Hill Road 859-441-8575 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays


502 Garfield Ave. (859) 781-6664 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday

consprot. Consumers can find out if a charity is registered with the Office of the Attorney General and what percentage of their charitable donation actually goes to the charity and what percentage goes to a paid solicitor.

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Kentucky consumers also need to take precautions when shopping online during the holidays. A record number of consumers are utilizing smart phones, tablets and laptops to shop, which has scam artists developing fraudulent apps, emails and websites to gain access to your personal finances and steal your identity. To stay safe while shopping online, please follow these tips: Only do business with companies you know and trust and that

offer secure payment processing. Look for websites that start with https, (the “s” stands for secure). To protect yourself against these seasonal phishing scams, verify the communication by calling the company or by logging into your account directly from the business’ website. Never do business with someone who insists that you wire money. Using credit cards while shopping online can offer extra protection. Keep personal information private. Don’t disclose your address, phone number, Social Security number or bank account information to a stranger. Never respond to emails or pop-up ads that ask for your personal or financial information.

Newport 998 Monmouth St. 859-292-3687 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays

Silver Grove 308 Oak St. (859) 441-6390 7 p.m. the first Tuesday Website: NA

Southgate 122 Electric Ave. 859-441-0075 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays

Wilder 520 Licking Pike 859-581-8884 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays

Campbell County School Board 51 Orchard Lane, Alexandria (859) 635-2173 7 p.m. the second Monday

Fort Thomas School Board 28 North Fort Thomas Ave. 859-781-3333 7 p.m. the second Monday

Newport School Board 301 East Eighth St. 859-292-3001 Changes month-to-month

Silver Grove School Board

The holidays are a wonderful time for festive gatherings to celebrate the joys of the season. But for someone with a disability or mobility issues, it can become challenging and stressful time as they consider whether or not they will be able to safely and comfortably atJere McIntyre tend the party. COMMUNITY PRESS For example, GUEST COLUMNIST they may need to consider the number of steps they will they have to climb, if the home can accommodate a wheelchair or walker, and find out if there’s a restroom on the first floor. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 36 million Americans are classified as disabled. In Hamilton County alone, it’s estimated that 12 percent of the residents (not in a nursing home or other institution) have a disability. There’s a growing trend nationwide called “Visitability,” which essentially refers to housing designed in a way that it can be lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps or who use wheelchairs or walkers. A house is considered “visitable” when it meets three basic requirements: » One zero-step entrance. » Doors with 32 inches of clear passage space. » One bathroom on the main floor that is wide enough for a wheelchair. Obviously you aren’t going to be

able to make major construction changes to your home before the holidays. But, as you add the finishing touches to your holiday decor, take a moment to consider how visitable your home is to someone with a disability. There are things you can do to help guests with mobility challenges easily and safely get in and out of your house. These include: 1. Make sure the entrance is well lit. 2. Identify a safe, flat outside place where the guest can be dropped off to allow for easy access to the home. 3. Remove obstacles to clear paths of travel through doors and hallways. 4. Consider renting a portable ramp to allow safe access to the home. 5. Make sure there are at least 32-inch aisles for essential wheelchair maneuverability for comfort and freedom. During the party, you may need to omit some furnishings to prevent congestion. 6. Make sure your table heights aren’t too low. It is important that a person’s knees and thighs fit comfortably under a dining table. 7. Rugs and area carpets can cause extreme hardship for a wheelchair user. Chair tires sink into rugs with thick padding, making pushing and turning the chair difficult. If possible, pull up scatter or area rugs - they become tangled in the smaller front chair wheels. 8. Install grab bars for support consider for your older relative who visits not during the holidays, but

Southgate School Board 6 William F. Blatt St. 859-441-0743 7 p.m. the second Thursday

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throughout the year. This is easier than it sounds. Some of the changes you consider now can also give seniors and their caregivers a head start on home modifications they may need later in their lives. After all, the aging population in Hamilton County is increasing. In less than eight years, Hamilton County will have nearly 25 percent of its population over 60. Jere McIntyre is a certified aging in place specialist and the director of modifications for Whole Home. To learn more, call 513-482-5100, visit, visit the showroom at 6543 Harrison Ave. in Dent, or visit a new information center near the Food Court at Northgate Mall.

Rep. Joseph Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, listens to fourth-grader Nathan Truett answer a question during a presentation on government and the legislative process at Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring Tuesday, Oct. 16. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE

Dayton School Board 200 Clay St. 859-491-6565 6:30 p.m. – day changes month-to-month


Jack Conway is Kentucky attorney general.


101 W. Third St. (859) 441-3873 7 p.m. the third Monday


Avoid storing credit card information online. When buying a gift card, only buy from reputable sources that you know and trust. Protecting consumers from scammers, fraudulent charities and unscrupulous businesses is a top priority in the Attorney General’s Office. You can help us in this effort by following these simple steps. And if you have been scammed, please report it by calling my Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888432-9257. If you are a victim of identity theft, there is a toolkit available on our website. I hope you and your family have a safe and blessed holiday season.

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Tanks rolled in Newport mill strike By Chris Mayhew


EWPORT — A vio-

lent chapter in Newport’s history from 1921-22’ brought gunfire, military tanks and national attention to the city’s streets – and it wasn’t about gambling. There were 2,000 union workers on strike from the Newport Rolling Mill in December 1921 contesting ownership’s desire for an “open shop” in order to hire non-union workers for unskilled jobs. Replacement workers were brought in, shooting erupted, and soldiers and tanks from the Kentucky National Guard were dispatched by Gov. Edwin Morrow under the command of Col. H.H. Denhardt. The strife lasted until April 1922, and The Cincinnati Enquirer and other papers including The New York Times covered the action. “For more than 10 days a condition of lawlessness has existed in Newport at and around the Newport Rolling Mill,” said Morrow in a Dec. 24, 1921, article in The Enquirer, a day after dispatching Guard members to Newport. The mill, now gone, was located off Lowell Street in the area around Eighth and Ninth streets. Morrow sent 400 troops Feb. 4 with armored tanks and orders to maintain law and order “at any cost.” One soldier was wounded by a sniper’s bullet, according to a Feb. 5 Enquirer article. The article reported that overnight two men were wounded, including one man struck when soldiers returned sniper fire. And two men were “severely beaten by the strikers and several others” and “hundreds of shots were exchanged,” according to the article. According to a Feb. 28 New York Times article headline “Militia with machine guns and tanks hold the city, but the situation is tense.” The lead sentence of the Times article stated Newport “has become the battleground of one of the bitterest open shop fights in the history of the American labor movement.” John M. Trowbridge, command historian for the Kentucky National Guard, said the tanks were were sent to Newport after soldiers of the 149th Infantry out of Bowling Green, Ky., were dispatched. “I don’t know if it was the shock affect of those little tanks running around the streets, because I imagine everyone was fed up with what was going on,” Trowbridge said. The 38th tank company was

A photo taken by the former Underwood & Underwood photography company shows a Kentucky National Guard tank crushes "moonshine stills" captured in Newport under the orders of Col. H.H. Denhardt on Feb. 21, 1922, during the time of the Newport Rolling Mill labor strike, according to files from John M. Trowbridge, command historian for the state's Guard unit. THANKS TO JOHN M. TROWBRIDGE

A photo taken by the former Underwood & Underwood photography company shows a Kentucky National Guard tank rolling down a Newport street on Feb. 4, 1922, during the Newport Rolling Mill labor strike. Photo provided by John M. Trowbridge, command historian for the Kentucky National Guard in December 2012. THANKS TO JOHN M. TROWBRIDGE

based in Covington, and it was unusual to send in a unit from such close proximity to where the guard members of a unit lived to prevent them from crossing paths with family and friends, he said.

“They were the only tanks had in the Guard system at that time, plus they knew they were going to get sniped at,” Trowbridge said. While in Newport, Denhardt decided to enforce liquor laws

An undated flier from the Enquirer archives depicting an image of the Newport Rolling Mill advertises products including "Genuine Open Hearth Iron." FILE because it was Prohibition, Trowbridge said. Denhardt started hunting down and breaking up moonshine operators still in Newport and charged officials including the Mayor of Newport and County Attorney for not enforcing laws, Trowbridge said.

“He imposes martial law, and he starts locking up the local officials,” Trowbridge said. While in Newport, two Guard members were killed in accidents involving their fellow soldiers, and were the only two Guard deaths, he said. Private Robert Deaton of Barbourville died Dec. 24, 1921, in Newport when a sergeant on duty with him literally fell ill and knocked Deaton’s pistol out of his holster, he said. The pistol fell to the ground, discharged, and left Deaton with a fatal bleeding wound in his neck, Trowbridge said. And on March 22, 1922, Private Frank Crone of Covington died when a pistol slipped from the hand of a fellow soldier, discharged and struck Crone. “Both of these things drop to the ground and they discharge killing their comrades basically,” Trowbridge said. The Guard members were withdrawn from Newport in April as the strike ended and violence wound down. A May 30, 1922, Enquirer article stated there had been no disorder since the soldiers left the city on April 24.

Southgate first-graders have been best friends since birth By Amanda Joering

SOUTHGATE — When Connor Rossiter and Nick Keener say they’ve been best friends forever, they mean it. “We’ve been friends forever, since we were zero years old,” Nick said. The boys, first-graders at Southgate Independent School, have spending time together since they were born, with Nick’s

mom babysitting Conner when he was an infant, said Rebecca Rossiter, Connor’s mother. Since then, the two have spent countless hours together making lots of memories from playing on basketball teams together to being in Cub Scouts together. Connor and Nick, both Southgate residents, said they enjoy the same kind of things, and always have fun when they’re together. “I like that he likes to play An-

gry Birds too,” Connor said. “And we both like to build things.” The boys, both in the same class, get to spend a lot of time together at school during lunch and recess. Rebecca, a second-grade teacher at the school, said the boys even used to have their own band. “We’re going to be getting our band back together,” Nick said. “Our name is going to be the XRiders.”

Southgate Independent School first-graders Connor Rossiter (left) and Nick Keener, who have been best friends forever, pose for a picture. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, DEC. 21 Art Exhibits A Life in Review at 92: Astar (Charlotte) Daniels, noon-4 p.m., Sigra Gallery, 205 Fairfield Ave., Portraits and landscapes by renowned artist. Includes collectibles from her worldwide travels. Free. Through Dec. 29. 859-291-1278; Bellevue.

Dining Events Christian Moerlein Brew HO HO HO Dinner Cruise, 6-9:30 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Includes four-beer tasting of some of Christian Moerlein’s premium and seasonal brews. Buffet full of holiday favorites and festive music. $39.95, $38.95 ages 60 and up, $29.95 ages 4-12. Presented by BB Riverboats. 859-261-8500. Newport.

Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks, shark rays and Denver the Sea Turtle. Through Jan. 1. Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk from the Gallery Building to the Newport Aquarium, featuring LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Through Jan. 2. Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Featuring free live nativity, lights and live dramas. Free. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Santa Workshop, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Animatronic holiday display from the Shillito’s Department store. Through Dec. 23. $7, free ages 3 and under. $56 family passes. Presented by Shillito’s Elves. 859-291-0550; Newport. Aerial Elves Acrobat Show, 4-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Performance by Cincinnati Circus. Free. 859-2910550; Newport. Gift Wrap and Gift Card Center, 4-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk level inside Gallery Building. Bring up to 5 of your boxed gifts for free wrapping. Donations benefit Newport High School National Honor Society. Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport. Ricky Nye, 8:30-11 p.m., Virgil’s Cafe, 710 Fairfield Ave., Free. 859-491-3287; Bellevue.

Music - DJ Blast with KISS 107, 7:30 p.m.midnight, Blast Teen Nightclub, One Levee Way, Suite 4101, Enter drawing to win one of three weekly VIP upgrades for two. VIP includes express entry and access to VIP areas base on capacity. Enter drawing for chance to win a free iPad to be given away on Dec. 15. With Jare, KISS 107 on-air personailty, from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays. Dress code strictly enforced. Guests checked before entry. Ages 14-19. $20 VIP, $15. 859-814-8240; Newport.

The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - Rock Beneath Oblivion, 9 p.m. With Highgate, Grey Host and Impia. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport. Parker Smith, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Steve Wilson, 8 p.m.; 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, AfricanAmerican comedian. $15-$17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

Recreation Winter Holiday Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, 103 Gibson Lane, Hands-on fun for children on holiday break. Care for horses, goats, sheep, rabbits, pigs and other farm animals. Hike and explore outdoors, then move to heated barns for snacks, games and crafts. Ages 4-15. $50 per day. Reservations required. 859-7815502; Wilder.

SATURDAY, DEC. 22 Art Exhibits A Life in Review at 92: Astar (Charlotte) Daniels, noon-4 p.m., Sigra Gallery, Free. 859291-1278; Bellevue.

Drink Tastings Wiedemann’s Holiday Hop, 3-11:30 p.m., Pompilios Restaurant, 600 Washington Ave., Start hopping at Pompilio’s with special on Wiedemann’s Special Lager 3-6 p.m. Proceed to Coaches Corner, the Green Derby and Jerry’s Jug House. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Wiedemann Beer. 859-4146949; Newport Historic District.

Holiday - Christmas 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. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m., Creation Museum, Free. 800778-3390; Petersburg. Santa Workshop, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7, free ages 3 and under. $56 family passes. 859-291-0550; Newport. Gift Wrap and Gift Card Center, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Weezy and DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; Newport.

Music - Indie

Music - Acoustic

Kevin and the Octaves, 9 p.m. Christmas Show. With the Worthmores. Doors open 8 p.m.,

Merry TubaChristmas at the Levee, 3-4 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Part of national series of free holiday

concerts performed entirely on instruments in tuba family. All tuba, baritone and euphonium players invited to play in tuba choir for concert of carols. Performer registration begins at 12:30 p.m.: $5 registration fee and $15 for music arrangement. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 8:30-11 p.m., Virgil’s Cafe, Free. 859-491-3287; Bellevue.

Music - Choral Dickens Carolers, 6-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Level. 859-2910550; Newport.

Music - Concerts Noah Sugarman, 9 p.m. Christmas Show. With SassafraZ and the Almighty Get Down. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $13 ages 18-20, $10 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - DJ Blast with KISS 107, 7:30 p.m.midnight, Blast Teen Nightclub, $20 VIP, $15. 859-814-8240; Newport.

Music - Rock The Perfect Children, 9:30 p.m. Christmas Show. With Culture Queer and Heavy Hinges. Doors open 8:30 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $5. 859-431-2201; Newport. Alaskan Ramblers, 10 p.m. Doors open 1 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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

MONDAY, DEC. 24 Dining Events White Christmas Eve Candlelight Buffet, 5-9 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, Choices of many appetizers, main courses and desserts. $32. Reservations required. 859-4429444; Fort Thomas.

Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Awardwinning open mic features singer-songwriters, comedians, marimba players, storytellers and more. Ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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Winter Holiday Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $50 per day. Reservations required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Dickens Carolers, noon-3 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 859-2910550; Newport.

SUNDAY, DEC. 23 Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport. Santa Workshop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, $7, free ages 3 and under. $56 family passes. 859-291-0550; Newport. Gift Wrap and Gift Card Center, noon-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

Music - Acoustic Holiday Songwriters in the Round, 8:30 p.m. With David Rhodes Brown, G. Burton, Chelisa Clifton, Elton Clifton, Mark Utley and Renee Frye of Magnolia Mountain, Sarah Davis and Max Fender of Alone at 3am, Veronica Grim and Moriah Lawson of Sassy Molasses., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Sanctuary. Celebrate end of one year. All Christmas songs, some sacred and some secular. Hosted by Kelly Thomas. Ages 18 and up. $5. 859-4312201; Newport.

Music - Choral Dickens Carolers, 6-8 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 859-2910550; Newport.

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


The Turfway Holiday Meet will be open for live racing Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 26-29. Post time will be 1:10 p.m. For more information, call 859-371-0200. FILE PHOTO

Jack Garrett and the Syndicate Orchestra and Holiday Show will be 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at 18 East Fifth St., Newport. For more information, call 859-280-2915. FILE PHOTO

Winter Holiday Camp, noon-5 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $50 per day. Reservations required. 859-7815502; Wilder.

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Recreation Winter Holiday Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $50 per day. Reservations required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

THURSDAY, DEC. 27 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498; Newport.

Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.


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Winter Holiday Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $50 per day. Reservations required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

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

Game On, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Friendly competition with Wii games and more. Snacks provided. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington. eReader Help Desk, noon-7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. 859-342-2665. Burlington. eReader Help Desk, noon-7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 859-342-2665. Union.

Holiday - Christmas

Music - Acoustic

Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 25 Exercise Classes

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26 Business Meetings Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

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

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

Music - Folk Songs About Freight Trains and Steamboats, 1-3 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Music by Jake Speed. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington.

Music - Rock Madison Theater Band Challenge, 6:30 p.m. With Anderson Ferry, Banducci and the Wheels, Boxwine, Cole Raynes, Gentlemen Ghosts, Going For Broke, Lazy Ass Destroyer, Nevele and Never Ending Nights., Madison Theater, $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.

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

Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Free. 859342-2665. Union. Winter Holiday Camp, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunrock Farm, $50 per day. Reservations required. 859-781-5502; Wilder.

Senior Citizens Senior Aerobics with Ginny, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-7272306. Elsmere. Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $23, $15 ages 2-12, free under age 2. 800-4063474; Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6:45-11:30 p.m., Newport on the Levee, Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

On Stage - Comedy Rajiv Satyal, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Comedians Homecoming Show. Scheduled to appear: Andre Hyland, Jeff Jena, Drew Tarvin, Geoff Tate, Erin Schauer, Ray Price, Saleem, Michael Flannery, Steve Caminiti and others.$10., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Comedian and actor. 859-957-2000; www.funnyboneonthelevee-

Ricky Nye will perform 8:30-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Virgil’s Cafe, 710 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue Free. Call 859-491-3287. FILE PHOTO



Holiday recipes for busy families

Thai party snack mix

Really different than the usual Chex mix. A fun appetizer. I change this recipe up depending upon what I have on hand. Here’s the most current version: Mix together:

2 cups each: corn, wheat and rice Chex cereal (or 3 cups of any two kinds) 2 cups sesame sticks, regular or Cajun 11⁄2 to 2 cups pretzel sticks, broken in half, or tiny squares 1 cup pecan halves 1 cup peanuts or mixed nuts

Melt together: 1 stick unsalted butter 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons soy sauce, regular or low sodium 1 tablespoon plus 11⁄2

teaspoons curry powder 2 teaspoons sugar or substitute Cayenne powder to taste – start with 1⁄8 teaspoon (optional)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Drizzle coating over cereal mixture, tossing well. Spread in sprayed pan. Bake 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool and taste. Add a bit more curry powder and/or cayenne if you want. Tip: After baking, add a can of wasabi peas. This is optional, but “delish.” Store: Keep in airtight container one month. Makes 12 cups. For gift giving: Pack in Chinese “to-go” cartons.

Holiday “no peek” standing rib roast

After reading the recipe for high-heat roast beef, a “loyal reader” asked if I could find a recipe she lost for a standing rib roast. “I need it for Christmas dinner. Meat starts out in hot oven and roasts for an hour, then the oven is turned off and you leave roast in to finish later. I can’t remember the “later part,” she said. This looks just like what she needs. 5 pounds standing rib roast with bone in Seasoning to taste

Let roast sit at room

5 cups flour 11⁄2 teaspoons baking soda 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon powdered ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon powdered cloves

Thai party snack mix is a familiar favorite with a twist. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

temperature for a hour or bit more. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season roast and place on rack in pan with rib side down and fat side up. Roast 1 hour. Turn oven off, leave roast in and don’t open door. About an hour and 15 minutes before serving time, finish by turning oven back on to 375 degrees and roast for 30-40 minutes. Remove and tent with foil. Rest 20 minutes before slicing.

Maggie’s gingerbread cutouts

Several readers wanted Mount Washington Bakery’s gingerbread cookie recipe. I talked with Nick, the owner, and he said these heirloom cookies are huge sellers and the recipe is 80 years old. The bakery reopens in April and they will be making the cookies

then. Nick told me he’d be glad to share the recipe in a couple of months, since he’s away from home right now. Meanwhile, try these. They are a treasured cookie from the family of my daughter-in-law Jessie’s mom, Maggie Hoerst. Jess and her sister, Lottie, make these every year with Maggie. I’m putting in my order now! 1 cup solid shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup molasses 2 tablespoons white vinegar

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1 pound powdered sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 tablespoons milk

More ginger recipes on my blog

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the house. If they are in an assisted living facility or nursing home, make the holidays brighter by bringing favorite or meaningful decorations. If the person uses a wheelchair, or is confined to a bed, place the decorations in places that will be most visible to accommodate their needs. Encourage older adults to attend meetings and events. Social activities and events to look forward to can be meaningful and can contribute to feelings of belonging and well-being. If an older adult typically throws his or her own party, you can help plan and carry out the event if need be. You may decide to throw a holiday party in honor of a special loved one just to let them know how much they mean to you and others. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.


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The holidays should be a time of joy, but for some older adults, especially those living alone or in long-term care, holidays can be met with stress, confusion and feelings of sadness and loneliness, often intensified because holidays can be further reminders of the loss of loved ones, health and even independence. During this time of year, older adults may become isolated from their friends, family and community, leading to an increased risk of depression. There are several ways you may help make the holidays brighter and more tolerable for others. One of the greatest gifts you can give an older adult is your time. Make it a point to talk with the older adults in your family, neighborhood and those living in long-term care. Listen to their stories, learn from them and try to put yourself in their shoes. Include older relatives

and friends in as much of your celebration as possible. This may include taking the celebration to them. Remind older adults why and how they are important to you and your entire family. Invite your elderly neighbor over for some of your celebrations, especially if they would otherwise be alone. Holiday cards can mean a lot to older adults, and with loss, it is not uncommon for cards to diminish in number with every passing year. For some older adults, mail is the only communication they receive from friends and family. Make an effort to send a card with an upbeat greeting and update about your life and family. Cards filled with bad news, such as updates on those who died or fell ill, can be upsetting and stressful. If an older adult needs help reading or writing a card, take time to sit with them. Help older adults decorate for the holidays. Offer to help them hang lights, carry boxes and prepare

Buttercream frosting

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Bring holiday cheer to elderly friends, family Diane Mason Extension Notes

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg, molasses and vinegar, beat well. Sift dry ingredients into it and blend. Refrigerate three hours. Roll and cut out. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes. To decorate, use favorite frosting or Jessie’s buttercream.

into the dark? Make sure the dark layer is almost set or completely set if you prefer. You can wait to melt white chocolate after the dark layer has set. If you want, let the white chocolate cool a bit pouring onto the dark, making sure it is still in a pourable state.


The closer we get to Christmas, the busier I get. Sound familiar? Even though I keep reminding myself of the true meaning of this holiday, Rita there are Heikenfeld still gifts I RITA’S KITCHEN need to make. If you’re in the same predicament, here are some “make-and-take” holiday treats from the kitchen.


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Don’t forget to check with Better Business Bureau Hendley said she really hasn’t been able to use the freezer and just puts a few things on the Howard freezer door. Ain In fact, she says neither HEY HOWARD! the freezer nor the refrigerator have worked right since the day the repairman was there. The repairman’s receipt says there’s a 30-day guarantee on the work, but getting him to return has been a problem. “He said there was a 30-day warranty and if anything happened he’d come back out and fix it, but he hasn’t done it. I’ve tried calling him and he’s not returning my calls. I’d love for him to come out HDTV’s and fix it the way it should from be, but I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Hendley per week said. (91 weeks) I called the repairman Lease Zone and, although he did return Latonia 859-431-8666 and replace a part, the

When looking for an appliance repairman, a lot of people have turned to the Yellow Pages or looked on the Internet. Often, however, they don’t realize that’s just the first place they need to check before hiring a company. That’s what Wendy Hendley of Price Hill learned after she hired a company she found on Craigslist. “I paid somebody $310 to come out and fix my stove and refrigerator. He did great with the stove, that was no problem, it’s working wonders now. But the freezer is still freezing up on the inside and on the outside of it,” Hendley said.



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Legal Notice Notice is hereby given that the waiting list for Campbell County Department of Housing, Section 8 Assistance, will open at NOON on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. All applications must be submitted online at: The application can be found under county services/Section 8 services/assistance Housing. Campbell County Department of Housing administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for all of Campbell and Pendleton Counties except for the City of Newport. Campbell County Department of Housing will make every reasonable accommoda tion to assist qualified disabled persons in accessing available services. If there is a need for the Housing Authority to be aware of a specific requirement you are encouraged to contact the agency at 859 261 5200 or TDD/TTY 1 800 545 1833 EXT 947 so suitable arrangements may be considered for the delivery of service. FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ∫ PUBLIC (LEGAL) NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT 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 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Campbell Count Fire Training Center, 10 Fire Training Drive, Highland Heights, KY; March 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Kenton County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Training Room, 303 Court Street, Covington, KY; May 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Water District. 2835 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, KY.; September 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Interplastics Corporation Office, 3535 Latonia Avenue, Fort Wright, KY; and November 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Erlanger Fire Station, 515 Graves Road, Erlanger, 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. 738

refrigerator still didn’t work right and another company had to come out to make the correct repairs. The mistake here was in just getting the name of a repair company, but failing to check out the firm’s history. That’s where the Better Business Bureau comes in handy. I found the BBB gave this company an “F” rating because, among other things, it was unable to get an address for the firm. A check of Hendley’s receipt showed the same thing: There was just a company name and phone number but no address. Having no address is a red flag, you do not want to do business with a company that won’t tell you where it’s located. The Better Business Bureau also keeps track of those who run companies and can tell you if they’re also using several different company names — another red flag. BBB reports tell you how many complaints the bureau has received against a company and whether the company was able to resolve them. Last, but certainly not least, the BBB tells you how long the company has been in business. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12.

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Daughters of the American Revolution Kentucky State Regent Jessieanne Wells was an honored guest on Dec. 5 when the Mary Ingles Chapter met at the Highland Country Club in Fort Thomas. Wells and Deanna Beineke, Regent of the Mary Ingles Fort Thomas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are sponsoring a project taking and collecting photos of old buildings and houses in the state of Kentucky. Pictured are Wells and Beineke in front of a display featuring some of the Northern Campbell County photos. PROVIDED

Are holiday plants toxic? Question: I have heard that poinsettias and mistletoe are both poisonous plants. Is that true? Answer: The poinsettia is the most popular potted flowering plant sold in the United States, with annual sales of more than 70 million plants. Contrary to persistent rumors, poinsettias are not poisonous to humans. However, these popular holiday plants are nonedible, meaning they could cause some discomfort if ingested by humans or animals. Although Mike poinsettias Klahr are not HORTICULTURE poisonous, CONCERNS mistletoe is one popular holiday decoration that is toxic. Extensive university research and laboratory testing have shown that poinsettias are not poisonous. One scientific study concluded that no toxicity occurred at poinsettia ingestion levels far higher than those likely to occur in a home. The main information re-

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source of most poison control centers states that a 50-pound child would have to ingest more than 500 poinsettia leaves to surpass an experimental dose. However, poinsettias are considered a “nonedible” plant. Some people develop skin sensitivities when exposed to poinsettias. Individuals might be especially sensitive to the white milky sap, called “latex,” produced when a part of the plant is broken or injured. Ingesting a plant part by accident might cause some discomfort. Active, young children, apt to put anything in their mouth, and curious cats might


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choke on fibrous poinsettia foliage. So a good practice is to put all nonedible plant materials, including poinsettias, out of children’s and pets’ reach. The Aztecs cultivated poinsettias in Mexico, where they grew as trees, long before Europeans came to the Western Hemisphere. Aztecs used the colorful leaves, called “bracts” for a reddishpurple dye and the latex to counteract fever. Missionaries to Mexico used poinsettias in Nativity processions, possibly beginning the holiday connection that continues today. Joel Robert Poinsett, an amateur botanist and the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico, became fascinated with the colorful plants and sent some to his South Carolina home where they thrived in his greenhouse, and were eventually distributed to the public. Unlike poinsettia, mistletoe does contain compounds that are toxic to humans and animals. Ingesting mistletoe can cause severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, and can be fatal in some cases. However, mistletoe berries are a common food for many bird species. Once eaten and digested, seed are passed and deposited by birds onto limbs of trees such as oak, hawthorn and apple to germinate and form new parasitic plants. When using mistletoe for holiday decorations, it’s wise to substitute plastic berries for the real ones to prevent potential poisonings. Remember to keep mistletoe out of the reach of children and pets if you don’t replace the real berries. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.



Families participate in the annual Walk & Roll, a fund-raising event of the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati in September. THANKS TO BH PHOTOGRAPHY

Spina bifida group moves in new direction coalition chair. “We acknowledge that research continues to be vital to lessen the impact of spina bifida on future generations. But we think our organization is best suited to enhancing the lives of those affected by spina bifida today. “Our board is convinced that this is the right decision for our clients because it will keep our focus on providing high-quality services and programs to them,” he said. Programs and services of the coalition will not be impacted. Because the changes are mostly internal ones, the coalition’s clients, donors and volunteers might not even notice any differences, other than the organization’s new

To increase its emphasis on providing services to people affected by spina bifida, the Spina Bifida Association of Cincinnati is becoming an independent organization serving 17 counties in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The organization also has changed its name to the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati to make it clear that it is no longer affiliated with the national Spina Bifida Association. After careful consideration, the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati board decided to end its affiliation because the board of directors believes the mission of the national organization is no longer fully aligned with coalition’s mission. The coalition’s primary mission is to provide services to its clients. The national organization’s primary mission seems to be raising money to fund spina bifida research. “Our main focus will continue to be helping people born with spina bifida lead full, active lives in our region,” said Justin Bifro,

name and logo. The coalition expects to maintain a positive relationship with the SBA. “We are sure there will be occasions when cooperation will benefit both organizations and our clients,” said Sonya Dreves, the coalition’s executive director. The coalition is encouraging clients to continue supporting the national organization. More information about the new direction can be found at; or 513923-1378.

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DEATHS Robert Grimm Robert Louis Grimm, 93, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 12, 2012, at Highlandspring in Fort Thomas. He was a graduate of Highlands High School and Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, served in the military, was the co-owner of the G.G. Grimm & Sons Lumber Co. in Brent, Ky., and served as an appraiser, director, president and chairman of the board of directors of the



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the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042. Kathy Jean Mays, 50, of Newport died Dec. 2, 2012. A son, Kenneth Humphrey, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Charles Humphrey and Gary Mays; daughters, Stephine Mays and Stacie Mays; father, Ronald Humphrey Sr.; mother, Betty Fuller; brother, Ronald Humphrey Jr., sister, and Theresa Custis three grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

nati, coached softball, and enjoyed movies, music and reading. Her husband, Kenneth Leo Reis, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Denise Engelhardt of Cold Spring and Susan Lohstroh of Fort Thomas; sons, Stephen Reis of Fort Thomas and Gene Reis of Florence; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at Johns Hill Cemetery in Wilder. Memorials: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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Gerald E. “Jerry” Scharstein, 82, of Southgate, died Dec. 8, 2012, in Fort Thomas. He was a member of St. Therese Church, Over 50 club at church, American Legion, Edward W. Boers Post 153 Bellevue

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Dayton, a Pepsi Cola route salesman, a police officer for the city of Southgate, Army veteran of the Korean War, and enjoyed reading and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Betty Scharstein of Southgate; sons, Steve Scharstein and Ken Scharstein, both of Cold Spring, Matt Scharstein, Wesley Scharstein and Randy Scharstein, all of Alexandria; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Church, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071; St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017; or donor’s choice.

James Stevenson James “Jim” Stevenson, 51, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 11, at his residence. He worked for Cincinnati

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Mayor and the City Council City of Highland Heights Highland Heights, Kentucky We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2012, and for the year then ended, which collectively comprise the City's basic financial statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America and the standards applicable to financial audits contained in Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the general purpose financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities and the aggregate remaining fund information of the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2012, and the respective changes in financial position and cash flows, where applicable, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued a report dated November 16, 2012, on our consideration of the City of Highland Heights's internal control over financial reporting and our tests of its compliance with certain laws, regulations, contracts and grants. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be read in conjunction with this report in considering the results of our audit. Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require that the management's discussion and analysis and budgetary comparison information on pages 1 through 7 and 24 through 27 be presented to supplement the basic financial statements. Such information, although not a part of the basic financial statements, is required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, who considers it to be an essential part of financial reporting for placing the basic financial statements in an appropriate operational, economic, or historical context. We have applied certain limited procedures to the required supplementary information in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, which consisted of inquiries of management about the methods of preparing the information and comparing the information for consistency with management's responses to our inquiries, the basic financial statements, and other knowledge we obtained during our audit of the basic financial statements. We do not express an opinion or provide any assurance on the information because the limited procedures do not provide us with sufficient evidence to express an opinion or provide any assurance.

Ray, Foley, Hensley & Company, PLLC November 16, 2012 CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGETARY COMPARISON GENERAL FUND for the year ended June 30, 2012 Taxes Property taxes Tangible tax Bank share Penalties and interest Total taxes Licenses, permits and billings Payroll tax Franchise tax Insurance premium license fee Telecommunications tax Occupational license fee Building permits Other permits and fees Total licenses, permits and billings Intergovernmental revenue Police incentive pay LGEAF District court revenue Other grants Total intergovernmental revenue Fines and forfeitures Parking fines Total fines and forfeitures Charges for service Waste collection Penalty and interest Total charges for service Other revenues Interest income Net decrease in fair value of investments Other Total other revenue Total Revenue

Enacted Budget

Amended Budget

$474,000 45,000 33,000 10,000

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$124,500 $131,353 42,610 54,239 4,000 5,080 40,000 36,109 18,000 16,860 52,000 61,359 1,000 1,871 15,386 15,386 180 105,000 83,705 13,000 11,695 6,000 23,110 700 62 13,500 15,609 2,000 9,810 1,000 901 1,500 1,541 22,500 19,193 8,200 13,848 8,000 6,904 3,600 3,180 4,000 4,413 12,046 5,988

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CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGETARY COMPARISON GENERAL FUND for the year ended June 30, 2012 Enacted Budget Waste Collection Waste collections Building and Grounds Utilities Communication and postage Total building and grounds Recreation Salaries Materials and supplies Total recreation









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Total Expenditures

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$ 205,000 $ 180,000 $ 180,808

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General and Electric. His parents, Harold and Rita Stevenson, and a daughter, Jennifer, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Christi Stevenson of Covington; son, Joe Stevenson of Crestview; brothers, Bob of Taylor Mill, Fred of Bellevue, Paul of Bellevue and Thomas of Butler; sisters, Mary Goldsberry of Independence and Barb Lee of Erlanger. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Christ Church United Church of Christ, 15 South Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Dorothy Vance Dorothy Mae Vance 92, of Covington, formerly of Newport, died Dec. 10, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Lloyd Vance and son, L. Wayne Vance, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert A. Vance; daughters, Carol Pollins, Joyce Ann Toedt, Margaret “Peachie” Jump, Shirley Heck, Donna Vance and Joan Roberts; sister, Lillian McQueen; 36 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Holy Spirit Outreach Ministry, 825 Washington Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Vivian Warner Vivian B. Warner, 82, of Fort Thomas, died Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Randall Leon Warner, died previously. Survivors include her son, Randall Richard Warner of Fort Thomas; a grandchild; a greatgrandchild; two stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreatgrandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Stacy Kremer, 25, and Christopher Batsche, 27, both of Fort Thomas, issued Nov. 1. Chelsea Huff, 21, of Longview and Robert Eklund, 19, of Louisville, issued Nov. 5. Rachel Kilmer, 27, and Peter Reis, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 9. Michelle McGarr, 24, of Cincinnati and Jonathan Klingenberg, 28, of Lexington, issued Dec. 3. Amberly Fossett, 23, of Fort Thomas and Luis Hernandez, 24, of Guatemala, issued Dec. 4. Danielle Dammert, 22, of Cincinnati and Edward Wilbur, 21, of Clearwater, issued Dec. 5. Janice Bach, 50, of Fort Thomas and Jackie Welch, 55, of Dayton, issued Dec. 6. Susan Reeves, 57, and George Reeves, 62, both of Cincinnati, issued Dec. 6.

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Be wary of seasonal identity theft A record number of consumers are turning to their smart phones, tablets and computers for their holiday shopping needs, which has scammers working overtime to develop fraudulent emails and text messages . Attorney General Jack Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection has seen an increase in complaints related to fraudulent text messages. Some appear to come from a reputable store, while others involve sweepstakes. They are asked to call a number for details or respond to the text. Consumers should not respond.

purchases. Don’t disclose your address, phone number, Social Security number or bank account information to a stranger.

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NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS December 20, 2012 City of Newport 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 Telephone 859-292-3666 TDD Dial 711 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS: On or about January 2, 2013, the above named City will request the Department of Local Government to release Federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 for the following project: $110,000 Central Business District Façade Improvement Project Project Title Estimated Project Cost Provision of Financial Assistance For Improvement of Commercial Building Facades on Monmouth Street Purpose of the Project Monmouth Street from 3rd to 11th Street, Newport, Kentucky Project Location


An Environmental Review Record (ERR) has been made by the City which documents the environmental review of the project. The ERR is available for public examination and copying during normal office hours at the service desk on the second floor of Newport City Hall, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky. No further environmental review of this project is proposed to be conducted prior to the request for release of federal funds.

WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue has previously adopted a Curfew Ordinance; and WHEREAS, the City of Bellevue has found it necessary for the good of the community and to prevent delinquency to amend the restricted period for curfew.

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All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the City to the Office of the City Manager, 998 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41011. Written comments must be received before 12:00 Noon EST, December 31, 2012. All such comments so received will be considered and the City of Newport will not request the release of Federal funds or take any administrative action on the within project prior to the date specified on the proceeding sentence.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED THAT Chapter 130.99 of the Bellevue Code of Ordinances and Ordinance 84-11-03 as attached hereto and incorporated by reference are amended as follows:

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The City of Newport will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant program income earned from prior grants awarded to the City by the Kentucky Department of Local Government under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Newport, Kentucky is certifying to the state that the City and Jerry R. Peluso in his official capacity as Mayor consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval the City may use the Block Grant funds and the state and HUD will have satisfied their responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. The state will accept an objection to its approval only on one of the following bases:

130.23 CURFEW FOR MINORS. It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 to be, or remain in or upon any public assembly, building, place or street, or highway within the city, at night during the period beginning at 12:00 midnight and ending at 6:00 a.m., every day of the week. as follows:

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(1) Sunday through Thursday. During the hours between 11:00 p.m., prevailing time, on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, on the following day; and

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(a) The certification was not in fact executed by the City’s Certifying Officer. (b) The City has filed to make one of the two findings pursuant to S58.41 or to make the written determination decision required by SS578.57, 58.53 or 58.64 for the project, as applicable. (c) The City has omitted one or more of the steps set forth at Subparts F and G for the preparation and completion of an EA. (d) No opportunity was given to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation or its Executive Director to review the effect of the project on a property listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or found to be eligible for such listing by the Secretary of the Interior, in accordance with 36 CFR Part 800. (e) The recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by this part before release of funds and approval of the Environmental Certification by HUD or the State. (f) Objections have been made by a federal agency.

(2) Friday and Saturday. During the hours between 12:01 a.m., prevailing time and 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, on any Saturday and Sunday.

Only do business with companies you know and trust and that offer secure payment processing. Look for websites that start with https. Never do business with someone who insists that you wire money. Consider designating one credit card with a lower credit limit for online

This Ordinance may be read and published in summary and shall become effective upon passage, approval and publication according to law. Adopted this 12 day of December, 2012. ATTEST: Edward Riehl, Mayor Mary H. Scott, City Clerk


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Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and addressed to the Department of Local Government, 1024 Capital Center Drive Suite 340, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by the state. No objection received after 4:30 pm EST, January 17, 2013 will be considered by the state. Jerry R. Peluso, Mayor


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Queen size 2pc mattress set


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Queen size 2pc mattress set

Queen size 2pc mattress set

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on purchases of $1000 or more made on your Furniture Fair Gold Card December 12 through December 24th, 2012. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full with in 12 months. Minimum monthly payments required. You may pay off purchase before end of promo period. *''!+!3406 5404)& 31+!34- 0(0!60.6& !4 -+3/&, See store for details

Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. Prior Sales, Discontinued and Clearance Merchandise excluded from promotions and credit term offers. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 12 months (by December 2013) If you do not, interest will be assessed on the promo purchase from the purchase date. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and after promotion ends to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 29.99%; Minimum interest charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject +3 )/&'!+ 011/3(06, 23+ /&-134-!.6& %3/ +"13$/01#!)06 &//3/-. CE-0000535626