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Park Hills debates ban By Regan Coomer

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Kenton Elementary’s Family Resource Center is planning a special evening to bring together teachers, students, and community in order to help those in need. The school will host their Family Serving Together night next week. Read what students have planned and how the night came about. – SCHOOLS, A5

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Park Hills will weigh in on the issue of a Northern Kentucky smoking ban in February. City Council member Christopher Sudbrink asked fellow council members at the regular meeting Jan. 11 to consider a resolution asking the Kenton County Fiscal Court to pass a smoking ban in public buildings at next month’s meeting. “The state of North Carolina recently passed an indoor smoking ban in public facilities. It’s the largest tobacco-growing state in the country; Kentucky is second,” he said. “It’s our duty as council to protect the health and safety of our residents.” The smoking ban has been debated in Northern Kentucky for over a year. While Kenton County officials have said the court does have the votes to pass a ban, they have agreed to wait for action from the Boone and Campbell fiscal courts before moving forward. Sudbrink hopes to pass a resolution similar to the one Crestview Hills enacted in November in a 33 decision with a tie-breaking vote from Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier. If thoughts from some council members are reflected in next month’s vote, Park Hills could be in need of a tie-breaker. “No I’m not in favor,” said Council member Steve Ryan. “It should be a decision left to the business. If it’s financially best for it to go non-smoking, they can do that.” Council member Ted Kleymeyer agreed, saying “I don’t frequent places where they allow smoking.” Park Hills City Council’s next regular meeting will take place Feb. 8.


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Group to create task force By Regan Coomer

A local drug prevention group hopes to create a task force dedicated to over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse awareness in Kenton County. Simon Kenton High School’s Reducing Barriers to Learning (RBTL), made up of faculty, teachers, community members and parents, was asked by the community to focus on prescription drug abuse. “Most of it’s not happening at school. It’s happening outside of school, but it’s affecting the school,” said Heidi Atkinson, high school counselor and coordinator of RBTL. District psychologist and RBTL member Michael Laughlin said the group’s goal is important because student abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine is on the rise, mostly due to proximity.

“These pills are readily available and they can get access to them,” he said. “We need to get this education out to parents and out to students about the prescription drug use.” Simon Kenton’s RBTL held an introductory community awareness meeting Jan. 12 to present prescription and over-the-counter drug-use statistics nationally and in Kenton County schools. “We’re hoping the community cares enough to get involved and feel the same way we do. This is a situation that can be handled if we get a little more involved in it,” Atkinson said. Eventually the group will host a town hall meeting and from there designate interested individuals to a task force that will determine goals with the purpose of reducing the use of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine in students. Statistics on drug use in schools have been gathered since

1995 using anonymous surveys, Laughlin said. Currently the district is utilizing the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey, which is given every two years to sixth-, eighth-, 10th- and 12thgraders. The students are asked if they have used drugs in the last year and the last 30 days, Laughlin said. In 2008, the last time students were surveyed, 3.5 percent said they used over-the-counter medication regularly and 5 percent said they used prescription drugs regularly as opposed to alcohol at 29 percent, and tobacco, at 22 percent. And though it is important to use these statistics to educate the community, Laughlin said it’s essential to remember that most Kenton County students are drug-free. “The overwhelming majority of students are not regular users of alcohol, marijuana or pills,” he said. “That’s the key thing.”

Covington to close on Iron Works facility By Regan Coomer

Covington is set to close on the purchase of the Stewart Iron Works building within the week. The city and Kenton County will pay half of the cost of the $550,000 structure at $275,000 each. The Stewart Iron Works building is located at 20 W. 18th Street in Covington. Covington hopes the building will become a one-stop-shop for social service agencies and community activities, as well as the

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permanent home of the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky, temporarily situated on Scott Boulevard. “The places who help people in need in the county and Covington can be in one spot rather than spread throughout the city,” said Judge-Executive Ralph Drees at the county’s meeting Jan. 12. Kenton County voted unanimously to have its half of the cost ready whenever Covington is ready to close, which City Manager Larry Klein confirmed will happen in the next several days.

Covington first approached the county with the plan to purchase and then remodel the building in the last year. Klein said the initial plan called for a $12 million to $15 million retrofitting of the three-story building. An official layout of the building is “yet to be determined,” he said. Once the purchase is complete, the next step is to determine how to pay for the remodeling, Klein said, adding it’s likely a combination of private and public financing and tax credits will be utilized.

Covington plans to meet with the neighborhood associations and interested social service agencies in the first week of February to discuss the project further, Klein said. While Welcome House, HealthPoint and several other agencies will consider a move to the Stewart Ironworks campus, Klein said re-locating the cold shelter to the building is a “high priority” and something that could happen by next winter. “That’s the most pressing need obviously. It doesn’t have a permanent home,” he said.

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January 14, 2010

BRIEFLY St. E offers classes

KENTON COUNTY – St. Elizabeth Healthcare will be hosting several classes and events in 2010. These include mobile mammography services, stroke and cardiovascular screenings, a women’s cardiac screening program and a weight management program. To make a mammography appointment at locations in Union, Taylor Mill and Florence, call 655-7400. Women can call 301-6333 to make an appointment for a cardiac risk screening. Cost is $60. To join the weight management program, call 301-5959. Cost is $90 for the initial session and $65 for each follow-up session. For more information, call St. Elizabeth at 301-6300.

Web site launched

COVINGTON – The Licking River Greenway and Trails has recently debuted a Web site, to keep supporters up to date on the greenway. The LRGT is an initiative of Vision 2015 and is an effort to create an urban greenway from the mouth of the Licking River to the I-275 loop. The proposed greenway and trail system is meant to connect neighborhood residents and local businesses to natural assets and recreational facilities.

Legislative forums

Northern Kentucky’s state representatives and senators will have two public forums during the General Assembly’s regular session this year. The forums are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Gallatin County Cooperative Extension Service Office, U.S. 42 West, Warsaw and Saturday, Feb. 20 at Boone County High School, 7056 Burlington Pike, Florence.

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Swine flu update

KENTON COUNTY – The Northern Kentucky Health Department confirmed a death associated with the swine flu (H1N1) that occurred last November. The victim was a Kenton County female in her 50s. Testing only recently confirmed the individual’s death was associated with swine flu. The individual’s death is the sixth in the Northern Kentucky region and 37 deaths from the swine flu nationwide. To date, the health department has vaccinated more than 28,000 people and provided more than 59,000 doses of the vaccine to 90 medical providers. Appointments to get the vaccination are now being scheduled in county health centers. Appointments will be scheduled in advance. The vaccine will be free and will be available as a shot and nasal spray. Each center is offering 30 appointments per day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the Kenton County Health Center at 431-3345 to schedule an appointment.

Fort Mitchell looking to strengthen nuisance ordinances By Jason Brubaker

The Fort Mitchell city council plans to look into their nuisance ordinances to target businesses that have been habitual offenders. During the Jan. 4 council meeting, the council discussed whether they could take any actions to help the police department with repeated calls to certain areas. The current nuisance ordinances cover issues such as long grass and weeds, foul odors, excessive noise, open wells and garbage, but there is nothing in place to cover repeat offenders for criminal violations. One such area is the USA Hotel just off Dixie Highway, which had 170 calls for service during 2009. Since the majority of the calls were criminal in nature, police Captain Jim Bussman said the nuisance ordinances likely wouldn’t have a huge effect, but they could prove to be useful in the long run. “It’s something the council needs to look at objectively, but I do think it could

The current nuisance ordinances cover issues such as long grass and weeds, foul odors, excessive noise, open wells and garbage, but there is nothing in place to cover repeat offenders for criminal violations. help if it’s done right,” he said. “The call volume up there is certainly large, and it’s an issue we’re dealing with repeatedly.” Bussman said the calls from the hotel range from domestic violence to drugs to suspicious persons or activity, but they do also receive some calls for unsanitary living conditions or bedbugs, issues that an ordinance could potentially cover. The owner of the hotel, listed on Kenton County records as Vijay Patel, could not be reached for comment. With so many calls from the hotel, the council suggested looking into a civil penalty for repeated offenses during a given time. However, city attorney Robert Ziegler said there was no precedent for that, and it could even discourage businesses from calling 911 during an emergency if they

had already reached their limit. “You don’t want to discourage people from calling 911 when they need it,” he said. “We’re definitely going to look into what can be done to help out our police department, but I don’t know if that’s the way to go about it.” Bussman agreed. “We’re here to serve and protect, and I don’t know if it’s in the best interest to limit the number of times someone calls us,” he said. “We’ll certainly work with council and do what’s best for the city, but in the meantime, we’re just going to continue to do our jobs.” Ziegler said there is no timetable for amending or adding to the city’s nuisance ordinance. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Feb. 1.

Fort Wright looks for funds By Regan Coomer

Fort Wright’s 2009 audit shows the city holding steady, but council may have to look for alternate revenue sources to continue city street projects. A Rankin, Rankin & Company audit report states Fort Wright should “investigate long-term improvements” on streets and how to pay for them in the 2009-2010 fiscal year because the budget as it stands will not support larger capital projects in the coming years. However, auditor Jim Sparrow told council he feels the city is financially “sound.” “I think a fund balance of $3.3 million is not an excessive balance, by any means, but it’s not unusual,” he said. And while revenues were down about $300,000 from the year before, Sparrow said the city’s licensing fees and payroll taxes increased slightly, holding “their own in tough economic times.” Expenditures decreased by about $450,000 from



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the year before, but there was a close-to-$11,000 shortfall between revenues and expenses during the last year, according to the audit. City Administrator Gary Huff said the city is already in the process of creating a five-year Capital Projects Plan, but he wants council to create, and then look beyond, the plan. “We need to look further than five years out,” he said. “There’s not enough money at this time to do all the roads we need to do.” Huff estimates the city needs to spend between $500,000 and $700,000 a year to keep city streets up to par. While acknowledging priorities could be changed around to make the road projects possible, Huff said “if we keep services at the current level we’re going to have to look at other resources.” Huff declined to discuss the resource possibilities at this time, saying the plan would be brought up at the city’s next caucus meeting, scheduled for Wednesday Jan. 20.

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The Erlanger city council recognized eight long-time employees for their service at the Jan. 5 council meeting. Fire/EMS employees Tony Morden, Craig Stewart, Steve Corry, Chase Autry and Mark Artmeier, public works employee Joe Daugherty, police officer Jon Sterling and IT/technology specialist Becky Hopkins each received service pins and a hearty round of applause at the meeting. “This is the fun part of our job- to be able to recog-

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Alumni provide support, equipment to officers By Regan Coomer

Cecilia Church. In the past, the association has raised almost $6,000 to contribute to the Independence Police Department. “They usually give us one particular item they’re looking at. It’s just whatever they deem is needed for the department that there wasn’t enough money in their budget to get,” Gerig said. A ticket price of $20 includes dinner and refreshments, musical entertainment and a silent auction. “It’s fun. We have a blast,” Gerig said. Independence Police Captain Tony Lucas said the Citizen’s Police Academy alumni association has bought officers tasers, patrol rifles, exercise equipment and a RedMan suit, which Lucas called a “great training tool.” “It’s unbelievable what they’ve been able to purchase for us,” he said.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making a difference in the Independence Police Department. The annual Valentine’s Dance & Silent Auction, held by the Independence Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, raises money to provide equipment and other needed items to the officers. “We help them with fundraising and other various projects they have,” said association president Randi Gerig. “We do just about anything - if they need additional assistance we’ll get volunteers and jump in and do whatever they want us to do.” The association has about 60 members that entertain about 400 residents at the dance, which will take place Feb. 6 at St.

Lucas said other residents can get involved in the association after participating in a Citizen’s Police Academy, which will take place in 2010 either in the spring or fall. “This would be a frontline of community involvement for people,” he said of the alumni association. Gerig agreed, saying “we’ve developed relationships with the officers. We know we can rely on them. They know they can rely on us. It’s a great rapport amongst ourselves and helps build the community.” The Valentine’s Dance & Silent Auction will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday Feb. 6 at St. Cecilia Church. To purchase tickets, call 282-1985. For more information about the Independence Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association, visit






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Families to combine efforts for local charities

By Regan Coomer

Kenton Elementary will provide an opportunity for parents and their children to complete service projects together Jan. 20. The First Annual Families Serving Together event will feature several service opportunities that will help local organizations and agencies in the community. Organized by the school’s Family Resource Center, coordinator Melody Simms said she wanted to do something different. “I think our families will be excited about it,” she said. “I think there’s a desire in a lot of them to do a service project like this, but they don’t know where to start.” Simms hopes to have several stations where families can work on one project and move on to another. The main event will be the packaging of 400 Action Ministries’ Food for Thought snack bags, which are distributed weekly throughout the Kenton County School District to students who may not get proper nutrition over the weekend. “Action Ministries does this package of 400 bags a month. They do it all using volunteers. We don’t pay anything for it. They just provide this service for our families,” Simms said. A group of about 75 people ages toddler to adults would be ideal for the projects she has in mind, Simms said. “Anytime that something comes up for a family in need Kenton Elementary steps up huge. I feel like this is going to be wellreceived,” she said. Kenton Elementary Principal Pat Goetz said the school has a “tight-knit community that responds unbelievably generously when we do something like this.” Goetz hopes the event will be repeated yearly, if not once each trimester. “It gives them a broader view of themselves as future citizens. It


Lindeman Principal Mike Shires shows off the plans for new landscaping around the entrance to the school. Shires worked with architects from Viox & Viox for the plans.

Lindeman has grand plan for new entrance By Jason Brubaker


Kenton Elementary students and their families will team up later this month to pack “Food for Thought” snack bags to help out Latonia’s Action Ministries. makes them understand a little bit how their actions impact the lives of other people around them,” she said. The Families Serving Together night will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 20 in the school’s

cafeteria. Parents must RSVP to the Kenton Elementary Family Resource Center by Jan. 15. The school is asking for a $2 donation that will go directly to Action Ministries.

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Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester. Local students making the list include Tyler Brady and Melissa

Scott of Independence. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. For information about the school, visit

Mike Shires knows that for his plans to come to fruition, he’ll have to roll up his sleeves alongside everyone else. “I’ll be right there with the first shovel,” said the Lindeman Elementary principal with a smile. “I know I’ll have to get dirty, but that’s okay as long it’s helping out the school. I don’t mind one bit.” Moving some dirt around is only part of Shires’ plans however. Working with architects from Viox & Viox, he has ideas on how to entirely redo the landscaping near the entrance to the school, adding bushes, trees, shrubs and even a retaining wall to enhance the appearance. “We want to make a great first impression when people pull up to the school,” he explained. “We want to show our parents and visitors that we’ve got a professional atmosphere here, and making a good impression is a big part of that.” But the plans don’t end at the school’s front doors. Behind the school, Shires said the school is also planning a pumpkin patch that will be harvested in the fall by the students for a fundraiser. The students will help plant the seeds this spring, and students involved in the school’s summer programs will water and maintain them while school is out. “That’s something we’re pretty excited about,” he said. “That will really give the students a chance to get involved, and that’s important.” The plans also include several “green” efforts, such as a rain barrel to capture water off the roof, as

well as several other water conservation features. The next step, Shires said, is finding a way to fund the project. He said that the professional plans that were created and donated by Viox & Viox will go a long ways toward getting additional businesses on board to help. “I think having a professional firm help us out, and to be able to present these plans and show we’re very serious about this - it’s definitely going to be a benefit,” he said. Carter Dickerson, one of the architects who worked on the plan said the company was happy to donate some time and effort to the school. “I think it’s a great idea for the school, and we’re just glad to be able to help out a little,” he said. “It was kind of a fun project, and I think it’s going to end up looking pretty good over there.” Dickerson also said he was impressed by Shires’ ideas to include the students when possible, such as planting or maintaining some of the landscaping and the pumpkin patch. “He had some really good ideas, and we just tried to put those to use with the drawings,” he said. “I think it’s going to be fun for the kids to be involved with this, because it’s their school, and they’ll take some pride in doing this.” As for Shires, he’s ready to get to work. “We don’t have a timeline yet because we need to find our funding obviously, but I’m excited about what this can be,” he said. “I think it’s going to really be something our school can be proud of.”

Students ‘Live the Dream’ at performance showcase By Regan Coomer

Students all over the Kenton County School District showcased their talents at the kick-off to the Third Annual Education Celebration held at Dixie Heights High School Jan. 11. The event featured videos of students all over the district, including Simon Kenton High School’s academic team, Scott High School’s Jazz Band and Caywood Elementary’s energy savings team followed by a performance or speech by the students themselves. Students talked about how they “Live the Dream” every day in their schools. “Live the Dream” is the theme for each Education Celebration, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. “It’s changed my life drastically,” said senior Captain Aaron Eversole, who was interviewed about his time at the Kenton County Success Academy. “I’m

going to be honest: without the success academy I’d probably be a high school dropout.” Dixie senior Kayarash Karimian, who plans to attend medical school, said his teachers’ contributions to his education are too many to count. “If I were to list them all it would take me hours,” he said. “I feel prepared to live my dreams.” Twenhofel Middle School eighth grader Rachel Jett performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at the student showcase. “She’s helping me build up my voice and helping me realize I actually want to sing,” Jett said of her chorus teacher, Sherry Clark. Kenton County Superintendent Tim Hanner said he wasn’t allowed to see the dress rehearsal and was “speechless” and “proud” of the student’s performances. “The folks on the stage represent the students in our district. I’m very proud of them being able to get up and do what they do,” he said.


Simon Kenton High School senior Hillary Ann Hahn exemplified the Education Celebration's theme "Live the Dream" at the celebration's premiere held Monday, Jan. 11. Students from around the district performed, spoke and demonstrated their particular way of living the dream at the event.


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CLASS REUNION Friday, Jan. 15

All Holy Cross High School alumni are invited to Alumni Night Jan. 15 for the Holy Cross vs. Newport basketball game. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m. and the varsity game is scheduled for

7:30 p.m. Holy Cross alumni and a guest will be admitted free. For more information, call 431-1335. Have a class reunion? Please send your information to

Public to vote in slogan contest `The public now has the chance to select their favorite voting slogan to be used in the upcoming 2010 election cycle. Students across Kentucky have submitted potential voting slogans as part of the Office of the Secretary of State Voter Slogan and Essay Contest sponsored by the Kentucky Education Association, KEA Retired and the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. To vote for your favorite, visit: by Jan. 29, 2010. “Our sponsors and teachers across the commonwealth have allowed thousands of Kentucky students to become further engaged in important civic discussions via this outstanding contest,” said Secretary of State Trey Grayson. “I encourage all Kentuckians to support these young people by voting for your favorite slogan. We look forward to using the 2010 slogan to help market the 2010 elections!”

Although this is the 20th year of the contest, this is the first time that citizens will be able to vote for the winners online. In previous years, various civics groups were judges for the contest. The slogans were narrowed down to the top 20 choices and are displayed without the name of the submitting student in order to have votes cast on the merit of the slogan. The decision is an important one not only because the slogan will be seen on election materials across Kentucky but because it carries prizes of up to a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond for winning slogans. The contest was open to Kentucky sixth- through eighth-graders. “In order for students to become more engaged in our society and eventually become active citizens, we must take civic education directly into the classroom. Activities such as the Voter Slogan and Essay Contests allow teachers to bring civics education to life while allowing them to focus on

the current Core Content required by the Kentucky Department of Education,” Grayson said. The slogan contest is part of the Civic Literacy Initiative of Kentucky and is required under Kentucky statute. CLIK is a multi-year effort that will determine a strategy for enhancing long-term civic engagement and civic literacy within the commonwealth. As part of that effort, CLIK released a report, Rediscovering Democracy: An Agenda for Action, that calls upon the state to take tangible steps to increase civic literacy. The report, which details four principle recommendations and scores of additional recommendations, was developed from the work of the Kentucky Workgroup on Civic Literacy and the CLIK. For more information about CLIK or to find out how to get your school, organization or family involved in any civic activities taking place across Kentucky, please visit:

Gateway says accurate census vital to region Gateway Community and Technical College is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to achieve a complete and accurate count of the U.S. population in 2010. The partnership is part of a larger effort by the Census Bureau to increase participation in the 2010 Census. “As a higher education institution dedicated to helping our students shape the future, Gateway is committed to ensuring each student understands the importance of participating in the 2010 Census,” said G. Edward Hughes, Gateway

president/CEO. “I am enthusiastic about our partnership with the Census Bureau on this important initiative and committed to helping increase overall participation in 2010.” The partnership will involve sharing information about the census on Gateway campuses and encouraging students to complete and return their 2010 Census forms. Every year, the U.S. government distributes more than $400 billion to state, local and tribal governments based on census

data. Leaders use the data to guide decisions on where to build new schools, roads, hospitals, child-care and senior centers and more. Data also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and affect college and university grant and loan programs. Census forms will be delivered or mailed to Gateway students and all U.S. residents in March 2010. Census workers will visit households of people who do not return forms. Information shared with

the Census Bureau is completely confidential. By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities. All Census Bureau employees take an oath of nondisclosure and are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. The penalty for unlawful disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000 or imprisonment of up to five years, or both. For more information about the 2010 Census, visit


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This week in basketball

• Holmes High School boys beat Mason County 5347, Jan. 2. Elijah Pittman was Holmes’ top-scorer with 21 points. • Dixie Heights High School boys beat Villa Madonna 71-57, Jan. 2. Brandon Hatton was the top-scorer for Dixie Heights with 18 points. • Holy Cross High School birls beat Beechwood High school 43-35, Jan. 2. Jayden Juilan was top-scorer for Holy Cross with 15 points. • Simon Kenton High School girls beat Holmes High School 64-54, Jan. 2. Sydni Wainscott was Simon Kenton’s top-scorer with 24 points, including four three-pointers. • Ludlow High School boys beat Bellevue High School 54-51, Jan. 4. Alex Hall was the top-scorer with 23 points, including five three-pointers. • Simon Kenton High School girls beat Conner High School 54-50, Jan. 4. Sydni Wainscott was Simon Kenton’s top-scorer with 26 points, including four three-pointers. • Simon Kenton boys beat Walton-Verona High School 74-50, Jan. 8. Casey Sorrell was the top-scorer for Simon Kenton with 23 points, including one three-pointer. • Holmes High School boys beat Holy Cross High School 49-32, Jan. 8. Jeremiah Johnson and Elijah Pittman were Holmes’ topscorers with 10 points each. • Holmes High School girls beat Holy Cross 71-46, Jan. 8. Bessea Hughes was the topscorer for Holmes with 24 points. • Scott High School girls beat Dixie Heights High School 54-39, Jan. 8. Kelsey Bamforth was the top-scorer for Scott with 17 points. Meredith Hartfiel was the topscorer for Dixie Heights with 18 points, including three three-pointers. • Calvary Christian girls beat Silver Grove 51-32, Jan. 8. Jenna Wright was the topscorer for Calvary Christian with 15 points. • Dixie Heights boys beat Ludlow High school 65-23, Jan. 9. Parker Stansberry was the top-scorer for Dixie Heights with 13 points, including one three-pointer. Ludlow’s top-scorers were Zach Stegemoller, Jake Gier and Alex Hall with five points each, including one threepointer from Hall. • Scott boys beat Calvary Christian 61-43, Jan. 9. Scott’s top-scorer was Kellen Smith with 14 points, including three three-pointers. Calvary’s top-scorer was Pierce Kohls with 16 points. • Bishop Brossart girls beat Calvary Christian 48-28, Jan. 9. Calvary’s top-scorer was Sara Brown with 10 points. • Simon Kenton girls beat Williamstown 70-53, Jan. 9. Sydni Wainscott was Simon’s top-scorer with 27 points, including two three-pointers. • Dixie Heights girls beat Cooper High School 62-58, Jan. 9. Dixie’s top-scorer was Meredith Hartfiel with 18 points, including four three-pointers.

Player of the week

Thomas More College freshman guard Chelsea Tolliver, a Simon Kenton High School graduate, was recently named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Tolliver scored a careerhigh 25 points and pulled down six rebounds to help lead the ninth-ranked Saints to a 70-55 win over Wittenberg University in December. She shot eight-of-16 from the field, including five-ofeight from the three-point range and was four-of-five from the free-throw line.

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Young Panthers try to find their way By James Weber

It has been a season of transition for the Ludlow High School girls’ basketball team. Already adjusting to the graduation of three outstanding post players, the Panthers went into a key Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference game Jan. 8 with two starters on crutches. Sophomore guard Hanna King has missed most of the season. Senior guard Bekah Cooper injured an ankle in pregame warmups for the Beechwood contest. Ludlow eventually lost 63-54 to the upstart Tigers (8-5, 4-1 NKAC), who are having their best season since 2002-03. Ludlow, the defending conference champs, dropped its seventh game in a row to fall to 3-10 and 2-3 in NKAC Division III play. But head coach Aaron Stamm saw a lot of positives, as Ludlow trailed by 21 points at halftime (3413) but rallied to within four points in the fourth quarter. “The kids showed fight we haven’t seen all year,” Stamm said. “We’ve packed


Ludlow senior Megan Vohl sets up to shoot Jan. 8. Vohl had 18 points in the loss. it in a lot at halftime, and I thought our kids showed a lot of heart against a good team.” The Panthers have four straight 20-win seasons and three straight Ninth Region Tournament appearances while dominating conference play in that span. Senior guard Courtney Turner is the top scorer at 11 points per game. She had nine against Beechwood. Senior forward Megan Vohl had a career high 18 points that night.

She is the team’s leading rebounder at more than five a contest. “Those two have been here the longest,” Stamm said. “They’ve been the rocks of our team and they’ve really stepped up. A couple of kids have really stepped up around them, but those two have meant so much to our program the last four years, and they fought hard tonight.” Cooper, Keri Brown and Erin Miller are the other seniors. Miller had nine points against Beechwood. Ludlow has one junior and the rest sophomores and younger. Sophomore Mariah Johnson had 10 points against Beechwood. “We’ve just got to get our young kids to understand varsity basketball,” Stamm said. “We have a seventh-grader, two freshmen, and a bunch of sophomores getting minutes. I’m not worried as much about the record right now as getting the kids ready to play.” Ludlow hosts Dayton Jan. 19 to end the first goround with its NKAC rivals. The Panthers, 0-3 in 34th District seeding, host Lloyd Jan. 30 in the final seeding contest.


Ludlow senior guard Courtney Turner tries to pass the ball while guarded by Beechwood junior Brianna McCarthy during Ludlow’s 63-54 loss to the Tigers Jan. 8 in Fort Mitchell.


Michael Sherrard, a Scott High junior, competes in the 100-yard butterfly event in the Scott Eagle Classic at Scott High in Taylor Mill Jan. 9. Sherrard placed seventh in the event with a time of 1:01:54.

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Boxing out

Scott High School’s Lauren Tibbs and Boone County’s Megan Spicer battle for position under the hoop at Scott Jan. 5. Scott lost 7051, but not without a fight from Tibbs, who was 10 for 16 in field goals and 11 for 15 on the free-throw line for 31 points.

Scott’s Kelsey Bamforth drives to the hoop against Boone County’s Sydney Moss at Scott Jan. 5.

By James Weber

Scott High School finished fifth in the boys’ meet and seventh in the girls’ standings at its Scott Eagle Classic Jan. 9. Tyler Groneck had the lone event win for the Eagles, claiming the 100yard breaststroke on the boys’ side. He was also third in the 200-yard individual medley. Ethan Reynolds claimed runner-up finishes in both 50 freestyle and 100 free. The Eagles finished third place in both the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Sixth-grader Markie Duffy was the top finisher on the girls’ side. She was fourth in the 100 butterfly and seventh in the 200 free. Covington Latin had several strong performances. Will McMurtry was sixth in the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle. Stephen McMurtry was eighth in the 200 IM and 100 fly. John Deis was eighth in the 50 free and ninth in the 100 breast. Rafael Ortiz was eighth in the 100 free. The boys’ team placed third in the 400 free relay.

The top girls’ placer was Brenna Walters, who was eighth in the 200 free and 10th in the 500 free. CovCath was second in the boys’ standings, losing to Beechwood. The Colonels did not win an event, but had six runner-up finishes. Robby Walsh was second in the 200 free and 100 fly. Max Williamson was second to Coltharp in the 200 IM and 500 free. Brian Baxter was third in the 50 free and 100 back. The Colonels were second in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. Notre Dame won six events in its team victory as the Pandas beat Beechwood, 267-247. Ellen Williamson, a state champ last year, won the 200 free and 500 free. Mackenzie Margroum won the 100 fly and was second in the 500 free. Caitlyn Forman was the champ in the 100 back and second in the 50 free. Tully Bradford was runner-up in the 100 free and Molly Hinken in the 500 free. NDA won the medley relay and 400 free relay, and was second in the 200 free relay.


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Vacation victory

The Holy Cross High School girls junior varsity team celebrates winning the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Holiday Tournament in December over winter break. Pictured are Stefanie Sinclair, Lauren Koop, Beth Ann Schneider, Alexis Frye, Maddy Staubitz, Jacqueline Vieth, Leah Volpenhein, Kathleen McElheney and Coach Bobby Hoover. Not pictured is Lily O'Bryan. Staubitz and Sinclair both made the All-Tournament Team.

All-conference football players named Here are all-conference awards in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference in football.

Division I (locals listed first)

Covington Catholic: Chris Garnick, DB; Beau Geisen, TE; Ben Frisch, DL; Cody Couch, OL; Michael Robinson, WR; Kevin Connaughten, OL; Brayden Erpenbeck, QB; Kevin Morrison, OL; Neil Martin, DB. Dixie Heights: Wes

Smith, OL/DL; Joey Lumbrano, OL; Ben Haggerty, WR; Ryan Wilson, QB; Ben Wolfe, LB; Corey Klei, RB; Josh Raleigh, LB; Josh Stegner, WR. Scott: Zack Sowder, QB; Aaron Wilson, OL; Doug Patton, KR; Mike Sherrard, DL; Scotty Campbell, LB; Ryan Sowder, DB; Alex Fischesser, DL; John Gaupel, LB. Simon Kenton: Miles Simpson, RB; Jordan Hansel, OL; Austin Baldwin, LB; Derek Picirillo, DL;

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Division I Player of the Year: Miles Simpson, RB, Simon Kenton. Division II Co-Players of the Year: Markel Walker (Holy Cross), Austin Collinsworth (Highlands). Division III Co-Players of the Year: Ricky Buckler (Bellevue), Matt Rigdon (Beechwood). Chad Lawrence, QB; Nik Brown, LB; Zach Carroll, WR; Zach Kaiser, LB; Chris Repka, K. Boone County: Charles Quainoo, RB; Drew Lipscomb, OL; Blake Noel, OL; Adam Sunderhaus, DE; Jake Deason, LB; Jordan Oppenheimer, RB. Campbell County: Michael Kremer, QB; Nate Geiman, WR; Matt Smith, WR; Luke Walerius, OL; Joe Sauerbeck, LB; Ryan Studer, DB. Conner: Anthony Boden, WR; Eric Champ, DB; Ryan Delph, WR/DB; Huston Dockery, LB; Brady Fogle, LB; Zack Perin, OL; Austin Pugh, RB/LB; Nick West, QB. Cooper: Cody Johnson, LB; Dvontae Bradley, RB; Tommy Earsing, TE; Matt Rudd, LB; Matt Schafer, OL; Issac Kain, P. Ryle: Tate Nichols, TE; Conner Hempel, QB; Trenton Fugate, WR; Deion Mullens, FB; Court Mace, LB; Logan Carney, DB; Travis Elliott, RB; Logan Hollman, DB; Tanner Teepen, DL. Player of the Year: Miles Simpson, RB, Simon Kenton.

Division II (locals listed first)

Holmes: Tirell Englemon, DB; Carlos Calimeno, LB; Ryan Jenkins, DL; Traerell Freeman, DB; Regal Lowe, DL; Damian Oden, RB; Tommy Courtney, OL; Jesse Jensen, QB; Kenny Sheffield, OL. Holy Cross: Markel Walker, DB; Jordan Norris, WR; Donnie Stowers, OL; Chad Thornberry, LB; Andy Merritt, OL; Mark Nie, DL; Brayson Smith, KR; Paul Rafizedah, DB; Mark Manczyk, OL. Highlands: Austin Collinsworth, RB; Brandon Roller, LB; Tyler Grubbs, OL; Hunter Schlosser, OL; Tyler Combs, OL; Cameron Dierig, DL; Drake Bruns, DB; Austin Abner, DB; Nick Buten, WR; Will Bardo, QB. Lloyd Memorial: Dylan McGuire, QB: Trevor Gregor, WR; Seth Chappie, DB; Jeremy Ray, LB; Alex Drifmey-

er, OL; Joe Danks, TE; Joe Neiheisel, LB; Brandon Coyle, LB. Newport: Sean Gross, WR; Tim Slusher, DB; Brandon Carter, DB; Justin Lewis, OL; Demetri Brown, LB; Derrick Dieters, DE; Quin McDay, DB; DiNikko Waller, OL. Newport Central Catholic: Jake Smith, DE; Brian Doyle, DB; Brady Hightchew, QB; Chris Kelly, RB; Paul Eviston, OL; Jake Cain, LB; Mike Leopold, OL; Jake Geisler, OL; Garrett Brown, DE. Co-Players of the Year: Markel Walker (Holy Cross), Austin Collinsworth (Highlands).

Division III

Offensive line: Rick Allen, junior, Bellevue; Justin Carlotta, senior, Ludlow; Christian Lewallen, senior, Dayton; Jake Maricle, senior, Beechwood; Kyle Reinhart, junior, Brossart. Tight end: John Schack, junior, Brossart. Wide receiver: Connor Lewis, senior, Dayton; Kody Klug, senior, Beechwood; Alex Hegge, senior, Bellevue Running back: Ricky Buckler, senior, Bellevue; Joe Colosimo, senior, Beechwood; Chris Bowman, senior, Brossart. Quarterback: Zach Stegemoller, senior, Ludlow. Defensive line: Opal Decker, senior, Bellevue; Justin Carlotta, senior, Ludlow; Michael Porco, senior Beechwood; Brian Wechbach, junior, Brossart. Defensive end: D.J. Slater, junior, Bellevue; Chris Bowman, senior, Brossart Linebacker: Travis Lyvers, senior, Bellevue; Drew Rice, senior, Ludlow; Jake Maus, senior, Beechwood; Kyle Reinhart, junior, Brossart. Defensive back: Marquez Jones, senior, Bellevue; Matt Rigdon, senior, Beechwood; Cory Schuler, senior, Beechwood. Co-players of the year: Ricky Buckler (Bellevue), Matt Rigdon (Beechwood).


Last week’s question

Do you think requiring passengers to go through a body scanner, which produces an image of one’s naked body, at airports would help increase security? “Yes.”


“It can’t hurt but nothing is 100 percent effective.” Rabbit Hash “Safety is of paramount importance. If body scanning is the only way to ensure safe air travel, I support it. It does seem to me we could do much more to provide safety on plane travel with less disruption to legitimate passengers.” G.G. “I belive that any measure taken to increase or improve security such as body scans is more than acceptable. I think that if terrorists use any method to get on board an aircraft, the TSA and the government must be one step ahead of them. At this point, perhaps cavity searches should not be out of the question. I’d rather deal with one ‘p******d off’ passenger than a one plane of dead bodies.” Florence, Ky. “No matter what kind of drastic measures you take, a smart and determined person will always find a way to pass or circumvent it. Scanners have their pros and cons … I'd rather someone look at me through a scanner and fly safely than cling to my modesty and risk danger. On the other hand we could fly naked with no baggage! “The debate will never end as everything has its pros and cons.” Duke “It’s not too likely. There would still be crevices on the body which wouldn’t be visible. We may never be able to stop all attacks on America. Our enemies will continue to adjust their tactics. If we continue not using profiling to carefully examine young, male Muslims from the Near East, there will be more successful attacks. Pulling older ladies in wheel chairs aside to wand and pat down, as was done to my wife on our last flight, hardly adds to our security.” W.E.N. “No! All it will do is humiliate innocent people.” E.S. “Absolutely. It reduces judgment calls by screeners/profilers over who will be patted down and increases security.” R.S.H. “It might help, but it seems that no matter how ‘secure’ we’re told the airports are, someone always manages to get through. “Personally I wouldn’t object to being scanned if it would prevent one more attempt at terrorism, no matter how remote.” R.L.H. “To my knowledge, since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been two reports of passengers successfully smuggling explosive devices aboard airliners. To subject millions

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What have been the biggest accomplishments and biggest failures of the first year of the Obama Administration? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. of travelers to such scrutiny is overkill. If the additional delays don’t drive customers away, the cost of the scanners and staff to man them might be the straw that breaks the financial backs of airlines.” R.V. “Yes, body scanners would improve airline security, but an approach that is not politically correct would improve it a lot more. All non-white travelers, especially males, who cannot speak English or who speak it with a foreign accent should be subjected to extra screening, including the full body scan, pat downs, etc. “To subject white, 80-year-old grandmothers who speak with an American accent to such procedures is ludicrous. All one has to do is to look at the identity of the vast majority of suicide bombers. Let’s get serious about this before more Americans are killed.” T.W.H. “As a retired airline employee with experience in both domestic and international operations at numerous U.S. airports, I’m thoroughly convinced that, even if there were no TSA or other security personnel or machines, the impact on air terrorism and/or hijacking would be nil. All attempts at airport security to date are essentially feel-good measures that have little, if any, impact on actual passenger/aircraft safety. “Any system can be foiled and any truly dedicated miscreant can penetrate any system. TSA employees perform their assignments splendidly; unfortunately their existence is superfluous to the mission. Considering the billions of cumulative wasted hours standing in security lines, the cost of equipment and the phenomenal TSA labor costs, we would be well advised to eliminate this unnecessary rights infringement altogether. “Armed flight crews and a vastly increased air marshall force would be a much better approach to the problem. Never knowing who is watching what would be a much more effective deterrent. Shoes, liquids, underwear, etc ... ; what’s next in this well-meaning but wholly reactive system?” B.G. “Don’t laugh, but consider this method for doing thorough screening of passengers on airplanes. Have a special room for disrobing, separated by sex and private, and provide a cheap pair of scrubs, included in the price of the ticket, for each passenger. Passengers who are aware of this screening procedure could come dressed appropriately, so they can put their previously worn clothing into a cheap duffel bag which can then be checked by security and stored on the plane. “Considering what we are trying to protect against, this would be a small price for passengers to pay; and think of all the avoided stress of not having to worry about what to wear to look good!” B.B.

CORRECTION In a Dec. 24 viewpoints column Senator Damon Thayer’s first name was mispelled. Thayer represents the 17th Senate District, which represents part of Kenton County.



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Road salt hurts white pines Question: The road crews have been using lots of de-icing salt on the road in front of my house. Then the salty snow gets pushed up onto my white pine trees. Is this apt to harm the plants? Are some trees more tolerant of salt? Answer: White pines are very susceptible to salt spray from roadside salt. When combined with the poorly drained, heavy clay soils prevalent in this area, they will probably decline and die over the years. Salts in the soil make it difficult for roots to absorb water and nutrients. Salts affect plant growth in several ways: by accumulating specific ions in toxic concentration within plant tissues; by causing desiccation (drying); by altering mineral nutrition balances; and by altering soil structure. Healthy, mature plants will withstand salts better than young or newly planted ones, or those

suffering from drought, flooding, disease or insect attack. Soil salts can accumulate in plant tissues over several years, eventualMike Klahr ly reaching toxic Community levels. Effects on plants Recorder appear during the columnist growing season and include stunting and poor vigor, terminal dieback, premature leaf drop, leaf tip-burn and leaf marginal scorch. The most commonly used salt for de-icing roads is sodium chloride (NaCl). Calcium chloride (CaCl2) and calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) are less damaging to the environment, but due to their expense they are used less frequently on a large scale. Salt damage to landscape plants along sidewalks and drive-

ways can be minimized with a “preventive care” approach. Avoid or reduce the use of deicing salt by substituting or mixing salt with sand, sawdust, or similar material whenever possible. Use alternative de-icing salts such as calcium chloride and calcium magnesium acetate when salts must be applied.

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• Master Gardener Training Course: 15 consecutive Thursdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m., starting Jan. 14 at the Kenton County Extension Office. • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training, for Kentucky specific recertification credits in categories 3, 10, 12, 18 and 20, plus general credits in other categories, Tuesday, Jan. 26, approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at 5866101, or . Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

It is time to apply business principles to state government Today is my first day in Frankfort, and I am getting settled in. I am sharing a house with the new Senate Majority Floor Leader, Robert Stivers of Clay County, and Sen. David Givens, who is from Green County. I am told we have the state covered – me from Northern Kentucky, Sen. Stivers from the eastern Kentucky mountains and Sen. Givens from southwestern Kentucky. As we begin this difficult budget session, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the role of Kentucky state government. I believe Kentucky needs a government that is smaller, smarter, and more service-oriented in these difficult economic times. For anyone who doesn’t think we have a spending problem in Frankfort, they need to look at the latest statistics from the Pew Center. In 2009, state government spending was 23.3 percent of Kentucky’s gross state product, making Kentucky the ninth highest-spending state relative to income in the country. In order to accomplish this, we need bold change in just about everything. State government relies too much on press secretaries, communications directors, political staffs and middle managers. If a department head can-

not speak for himself or herself, he or she should not be a department head. Tax dollars should go to the people who State Sen. work on the John front lines – Schickel teachers, police officers and Community prison guards – Recorder people who do guest the actual work. state columnist Every worker should be cross-trained, armed with knowledge of all services offered by the state. This would make each worker more productive. We have all experienced “government runaround.” A private business would not be in business long if it operated this way. State workers should be citizen-ambassadors, helping Kentuckians find their way through the government maze. Crosstraining state workers like a business would create better customer service and greater efficiency. This is no reason it cannot work in state government. The good thing about this state budget crisis is that it forces us to

examine every aspect of state government. We must have the courage not to accept across-theboard cuts but to make surgical cuts where needed. Kentucky needs a sunset law. Under such a law, an expiration date would be placed on all new state programs. When the expiration date is reached, a bipartisan citizens group would meet to review whether the program is still needed. If the answer is “no,” the program would be abolished. Twenty states have enacted similar laws. A smaller, smarter and more service-oriented government will markedly improve Kentucky’s business climate and lead the state out of this current recession to make Kentucky prosperous once more. Next week I will review some of the common-sense legislation I am working on to accomplish these goals of a smaller, smarter, and more service-oriented government. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 800-372-7181 or online at Mailform/S011.htm.

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Save money, stay warm, beat winter By Jason Brubaker


A new boutique recently opened on Monmouth Street in Newport, Razzle Dazzle, features everything from vintage and fashion jewelry to pottery and collectibles.

Newport boutique offers little bit of everything One of Newport’s newest businesses offers patrons everything from antiques and fashion jewelry to collectibles and pottery. Razzle Dazzle, located at 606 Monmouth St., was opened a few weeks ago by co-owners Don Staggs and Susan Buemi, who has worked on various antique store through the years. “I’ve been in this business for 25 years working for other people, and I decided it was time to get out on my own,” Buemi said. Buemi said she classifies the store as boutique,

because it includes a little bit of everything that she has collected at a variety of place, including estate sales and yard sales. “You never know what you’ll find at those sales,” Buemi said. Buemi said while business has started out a little slow, she is confident it will pick up once the word gets out and the weather breaks. “We are so close to the Levee and all these restaurants, we’re expecting a lot of foot traffic,” Buemi said. The boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Monday.



Grand Knight ,Chuck Wilke of Fr. Kehoe Council no. 1764, in Ludlow presented Paul Dyson (on right) of Latonia a plaque honoring him as the “Knight of the Year for 2009” on Dec. 19. He was selected from over 200 members. Paul is always willing to do whatever is needed from passing out candy for the mentally disabled, helping at charitable fundraisers, to cleaning the council hall.


By Regan Coomer

There’s no question winter has arrived with a flourish, with snow on the ground and brutally cold temperatures in the air. But just because the weather outside may be frightful, that doesn’t mean you still can’t beat winter’s grasp inside your home. With many residents looking to cut heating costs and beat the winter blues, several local organizations are offering tips on how to remain warm, avoid problems caused by the cold and save money all at once. Joan Iden Bowling, an family and consumer sciences agent with the Kenton County Extension Center, said that simple things, such as using a water heater blanket, can save families a bundle. “It’s not only going to lower your energy bill, but it’s also advantageous to the environment as well,” she said. Bowling also suggested taking advantage of the afternoon sunlight by keeping south-facing window blinds or curtains open during the day to allow some heat and light into the house, as well as using weather-stripping and caulking around all doors and windows to prevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping. The Northern Kentucky Water District is also getting in on the act as well, posting a variety of tips on their Web site to help residents avoid problems resulting from their pipes freezing, bursting or breaking. “We definitely recommend that residents are aware of how serious that can be, and what they can do to prevent it,” said Mark Lofland, vice-president of Customer Services at the NKWD. “We always see some breaks each year around the area, and in many cases, they could have been prevented.” Included amongst the tips are insulating or covering water pipes and outdoor faucets by using towels, covers or UL-listed heat tape wherever possible. Lofland said the water district also recommends letting a small amount of


Villa Hills resident Bryan Wilson recently applied weather stripping to his front door to keep his home's warmth, and his wallet, intact. water drip from indoor and outdoor faucets each day during sustained sub-freezing temperatures to keep water flowing through the pipes. Residents should also know the location of their main water shut-off valve in case of a pipe break, and they should have their thermostat set to at least 55 degrees to ensure the indoor plumbing doesn’t freeze. Bowling and Lofland both said that

Music’s future stars

Take a glimpse into the future of music when the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) comes to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center for a special performance Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the SCPA Jazz Combo, Meridian 8 vocal ensemble and original compositions performed by pianist Jonathan Carlisle. For more information, call 491-2030 or visit The Carnegie is located at 1028 Scott Boulevard in Covington.

Are you ready to rock?

Show off your skills at Willis Music Store Performance Hall in Florence from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 for a chance to win a BootCamp Jamz U Rock school session with five hours of recording time and five CDs from the Sound Workshop. To win that prize, contestants (ages eight through 17)

many weather-proofing items can be found at local hardware stores, and the money spent on them could save much more in the long run. “The more energy we use within our homes, the more it hurts the environment,” said Bowling. “These small measures we do to reduce our costs can allow us to spend our money on something else that we’d rather us it for.”

Weather-proofing tips

will have to play a 30-second rock solo. The competition is open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboardists and vocalists. For more information call 525-6050 or visit Willis Music Store is located at 7567 Mall Road.

Winter savings

No time is better than the present to take your family to the Newport Aquarium. During Winter Family Days two children are admitted free to the aquarium with each paying adult. The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The promotion ends Feb. 28. For more information, call 261-7444 or visit

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Weather-proofing materials such as water heater blankets, weather stripping, new HVAC air filters and more can be purchased at local hardware stores.

• Double-check all windows and doors to ensure they are completely closed and free of leaks. • Put weather-stripping or caulk around windows and doors. • Use vent covers to close off rooms that don’t need to be heated. • Seal the chimney flue in fireplaces. • Know where the main water shut-off valve is in case of a frozen or burst pipe. • Insulate water pipes and faucets. • Drip outdoor and indoor faucets each day during sustained sub-freezing temperatures to prevent freezing. • Adjust your home’s temperatures when you’re away. • Add insulation to the attic. • Take advantage of sunlight during the day to provide heat and light.

St. Elizabeth offers screening Start the New Year off right with this simple, quick and painless screening that could help you avoid a stroke or ruptured aneurysm. Stroke is the third largest cause of death in the U.S., often without warning signs or symptoms. The Wellness Imaging program with St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers ultrasound screening tests that can quickly detect abnormalities that could result in a stroke or ruptured aneurysm. Participants have three screening

choices to choose from: • Stroke/Carotid Artery screening – uses an ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries in the neck and can reveal plaque buildup and potential blockages. • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening – a quick procedure that screens for enlargement or aneurysm in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery. • Peripheral Arterial Disease screening – screens for peripheral arte-

rial disease in the lower extremities. An abnormal result may indicate an increased risk for peripheral and coronary artery disease. The upcoming local screening is at St. Elizabeth Covington Tuesday, Jan. 19 The cost is $45 for the screening and $120 for all three. There is a 5 percent discount for all St. Elizabeth PrimeWise members. For more information or to schedule a screening, please call St. Elizabeth Wellness Imaging at 301-2992.


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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Fiber Arts: Crochet, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Bring an existing project or start a new one. All experience levels. Teens and adults. 491-3942; Covington. ATTRACTIONS

Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Pinot Noir I. D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St. Free. Through March 27. 2912550; Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Metrio, 8 p.m.-midnight, Grandview Tavern & Grille, 2220 Grandview Drive. Classic/jazz rock music. 341-8439. Fort Mitchell. The Avenues, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike. DJ music and dancing continues to 2 a.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Cross-Tie, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike. 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365; Covington.


John Heffron, 8 p.m. $18. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Alumni Night, 6 p.m. Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St. Holy Cross High School Alumni are invited to the Holy Cross vs. Newport basketball games. JV, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Free. 431-1335. Covington. S A T U R D A Y, J A N . 1 6


Creating in Clay, 10 a.m.-noon Concludes Jan. 23. Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St. Design a square, triangular or freeform plate. Create on first class, glaze on second. $45. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932; Covington. Arts and Crafts, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 8 and up. 491-3942. Covington.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Taken, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway. 342-7000. Erlanger. Vintage, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dollar Bill Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42. 746-3600. Florence.

Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Katalyst, LLC, 525 West Fifth Street, Suite 118, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at web site. Free. 581-4555; Covington.




Los Honchos, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Free. 431-2201. Newport. II Juicy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, 8:30 p.m. With Deep Vibration. Doors open at 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $10, $8 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201. Newport. The Pinstripes, 9 p.m. With The Frankl Project and Stretch Lefty. Doors open 8 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport. Model Behavior, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Cover dance band. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


One Nite Stand, 10 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway. Free. 426-0490. Fort Wright.


Daniel Martin Moore, 7 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington.

Sunday Morning Club’s Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Registration begins 2 p.m. Happy Days Tavern, 801 Bakewell St. Food and beverages available. Proceeds benefit local charities. $50. Advance registration begins Jan. 1. Presented by Happy Days Tavern. 261-6607. Covington.


Zumba Fitness, 10 a.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Dance to variety of Latin rhythms. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Beginners welcome. Teens and adults. $5. 491-3942. Covington.


Chain Reaction Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Legends Bar and Grill, 3530 Decoursey Ave. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by Chain Reaction Bluegrass Band. 581-4140. Latonia.

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Fast Forward, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike. DJ music and dancing continues to 2 a.m. $5. 441-4888. Cold Spring.


Cross-Tie, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 356-1440. Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 261-2365; Covington.


Taken, 10 p.m. Peecox, 342-7000. Erlanger.


II Juicy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar. Free. 431-3456. Covington.


Lagniappe, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Lounge. Cajun music. Ages 21 and up. 431-2201. Newport.


John Heffron, 7:30 p.m. $18. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Hula Hoop Dance, 1 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. With the Cameron Cousins. 491-3942. Covington. S U N D A Y, J A N . 1 7


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.


Karaoke, 10 p.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe, 401 Crescent Ave. Karaoke with Alecia. $1 Miller longnecks. Free. 581-1500. Covington.


Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; Covington.


Road To Memphis, 6 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Dick and the Roadmasters, Ricky Nye Inc. and Them Bones. Doors open at 5 p.m. $8. 491-2444. Covington.


John Heffron, 7:30 p.m. $16. Dinner available. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000; Newport.


Ryan Malott and Kelly Thomas will be performing at 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, during the “One More Girl On A Stage” benefit concert at York Street Café in Newport. The two-day concert (Jan. 15-16) will benefit The Susan G. Komen foundation, breast cancer research, and features some of the area’s top female artists. The show begins at 7 p.m. and costs $7 each night. A two-day pass can be purchased for $10. For more information, call 261-9675 or visit York Street Café is located at 738 York St.


Thomas More College Baseball Hitting Camp, 10 a.m.-noon Weekly through Jan 31. Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Connor Convocation Center. Bring own shoes, socks, gloves, bats, hats, shorts and shirt. Ages 6-18. $80, group discounts for teams available. Registration recommended. 344-3532. Crestview Hills. M O N D A Y, J A N . 1 8


A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport. T U E S D A Y, J A N . 1 9


Paintings by Ryan Snow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 4913942. Covington. A New Year of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 9571940; Covington.


Duveneck Media Team, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Media production. Teens and adults. Through Jan. 26. 491-3942. Covington.


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DANCE CLASSES Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, $5. 491-3942. Covington. KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

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Fiber Arts: Sewing Class, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, Registration required. 491-3942; Covington.

Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Willie’s Sports Cafe, 401 Crescent Ave. With $1 Budweiser longnecks and half-price select appetizers from 10 p.m.-midnight. Free. 581-1500. Covington.



Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, 261-7444; Newport.

Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m. Music for Flute and Piano. Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 4311786. Covington.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.

Interior Views, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sandra Small Gallery. Free. 291-2345; Covington.



Fiery Furnaces, 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $15, $12 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions, Inc. 431-2201. Newport. The Future of Music with the School for Creative and Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Budig Theatre. Sneak peak at the musical masters of tomorrow. Part of the Carnegie in Concert series. $18. 491-2030; Covington.

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


Understanding the Food Label, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road. Discover ways to use food label more effectively when making decisions at the grocery store. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 586-6101; Burlington.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, 5818888; Newport. The Bluebirds, 7 p.m. The Waterfront, 14 Pete Rose Pier, 581-1414. Covington.


Bowling For Soup, 7 p.m. With Just Surrender and the Flight Station. Mad Hatter, 620 Scott Blvd. $18, $15 advance. 291-2233; Covington.



The Cincinnati Museum Center will be about all things African for the 25th anniversary of its African Culture Fest, held Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. There will be music, dance, arts, crafts and more. The Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theater will perform at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Reakirt Auditorium; a Gospel Fest is 3-5 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium; and poet Annie Ruth presents “Dare to Dream” at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. The fest is free. Visit or call 513-287-7000. Pictured are dancers from the Medasi African Dance Theatre performing at the African Culture Fest.

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


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Come see Mr. Redlegs, pictured, Rosie Red, Gapper, and many more mascots from local schools, organizations and businesses, battle it out on the ice in the Broomball All-Mascot Exhibition Game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Fountain Square ice rink. Children can come and meet the mascots beginning at 12:30 p.m. It is free. Visit


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What happens when we keep on keeping on? Somewhere in our lives we chose a road. There will always be Frost’s two paths that diverge in an unknown woods. Maybe even more than two. Once we reach a reasoned conviction of which of the two to follow – which is not always easy to accomplish – we set out on one on them. Then what? Then it’s time for perseverance, to continue steadfastly. Colloquially, it’s time to keep on keeping on. Untrustworthy negative thoughts can pester us again and again, “Should I have chosen a different path; if this is the right one shouldn’t it always be easy and enjoyable?� “Why these problems? Are they signs of a wrong choice and a directive to go backward?� “Did I blow it?� If you wonder about your life in similar ways then you were symbolically present years ago when a man came for an appointment. Though he smiled politely, feelings of disappointment and sadness accompanied him. As his life story unfolded, he lamented, “You know, Father Lou, I’ve always

thought that if you worked hard at handling your life when you w e r e y o u n g e r, Father Lou t h i n g s Guntzelman w o u l d Perspectives eventually get better. “To me, life is like climbing a mountain. I’ve always had the expectation that by this time in my life I would come to a kind of plateau where the troubles of life level off. “Now I’m beginning to wonder if there will ever be a plateau. The mountain just keeps going up – and I’m getting so tired of climbing.� I had known this man for years and had a great respect for him. This was one of those times that many of us clergy wish we had a special word or prayer to salve someone’s troubled mind. I realize now that all I have is the same humanness, a listening ear, and a heart that cares. “As a mountain-climber,

Volunteers needed for Equestrian Games Thousands of volunteers are stilled needed to work hundreds of different jobs during the 16 days of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The games will be held for the first time in American from Sept. 25 to Oct. 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park. “We need volunteers who can lend their expertise to help make these games a success, no matter their professional skill level,� said Melissa Gamble, volunteer manager for the World Games 2010 Foundation. “You might work as a tickettaker, an usher, work at a visitor information desk, or help with transportation or event services, but each is a very important part of how these games work every day.� Volunteer positions for competition-specific duties are currently being selected, but thousands of general volunteers are still needed.

He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. what are your options?� I inquired. “Well,� he mused, “I guess I could just sit and weep or wait for someone to come by and help me; or I could slide down to the bottom and stop climbing. “Then again, I could give up completely and jump off the mountain and end all the climbing and worrying.� After a long, thoughtful pause, he sighed and suggested, “Or – I can keep on climbing.� You can tell in people’s voices and eyes when they have arrived at an answer that is really the answer, not just an expected or temporary reply. He realized that the true solution called on him for much courage – to change his negative attitude and just keep on keeping on. I asked him whether, in his solution of just keeping

on, there was any benefit for him, or for any of us as we climb our mountains, to keep going even when we wonder about stopping. He paused, looked out the window thoughtfully as though he couldn’t think of any benefit. But then he did. He smiled, turned, looked me in the eye and resolutely said, “When you keep on climbing the view gets better.� Before me sat a very wise man. A man becoming even wiser. A man gaining insight into himself and many of the perplexing paradoxes of life. Life is not a disease, not a picnic, nor a punishment. It is a path on which we travel somewhere. We look for meaning, not comfortableness. Our climb may be hard for us at times and call for every ounce of courage we have, but it rewards us by becoming more revealing as we go. Life whispers to us many of its secrets. We learn in our hearts to choose life, not quitting. It’s said: “When you climb a mountain, you feel life you’re meeting God halfway.�

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It reminds me of an oldfashioned pound cake which took a pound each of butter, eggs, sugar and flour.


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Rita’s spaghetti and meatballs. Cook until garlic is golden and fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add everything else. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Sauce will thicken slightly but shouldn’t get too thick. Adjust seasonings – salt, pepper, bit more oregano, etc. if you want.

Spaghetti sauce:

1 â „3 to 1â „2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 generous tablespoon garlic, minced Squeeze of anchovy paste (about an inch or so), optional but very good 3 cans, 28 oz. each, diced or crushed good quality tomatoes 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste (freeze the rest in portions) 1 â „2 teaspoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon dry basil


I use a 11â „2-inch scoop and get about 20 to 25 meatballs. You can make them as big or little as you want. You can also use all beef

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meatballs is hugely popular now. Every cooking magazine I’ve picked up in the last week had it on the cover. It made me hungry enough to make some for supper. And I’ll say this right now: mine can’t compete with Rita’s, but it’s darn good for a Lebanese girl!


I know there are lots of different kinds of bank accounts, but I never did hear of a “meatball bank.� That is until Rita Maceachen, a Madeira reader and dear friend, told me she keeps a stash of meatballs in her freezer so that she has s o m e ready on the spur of t h e moment. Rita is Rita Heikenfeld an iconic Italian Rita’s kitchen cook with a large family. She has passed the love of entertaining on to her children, who are also awesome cooks. She laughingly told me her recipe is a guarded secret – she did say she uses chuck ground three times. Anyway, spaghetti and


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and no pork. 1 pound ground sirloin or your choice 1 ⠄2 pound sausage (I use half hot and half Italian) 1-2 teaspoons salt or to taste Pepper to taste 1 generous teaspoon minced garlic 2 large eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup Parmesan cheese 11⠄2 cups breadcrumbs (I use fresh) Handful fresh parsley Up to 1 cup water (mixture should be fairly wet but able to be balled up) Parmesan for garnish Break up meat. Then put everything else but water in and mix with a light hand. Add water – don’t add the whole cup at once as you may not need all of it. But mixture should be very moist, almost wet, to make nicely formed balls. Brown meatballs in olive oil. Add to sauce. Simmer about 30 minutes. Meanwhile put a pound of pasta on to boil. When pasta is cooked and drained, put back in pan and stir in a few ladlefuls of sauce. Toss and cook over high

Congratulations Sacred Heart Church! Your biannual ravioli dinner (held since 1910) made the Top 100 list of readers’ favorites in “Saveur Magazine.� The blurb was published in Issue 126 and was sent in by Theresa Wolke.

heat for a minute so pasta absorbs this bit of sauce. Transfer to serving bowls and ladle more sauce over pasta along with several meatballs. Pass the Parmesan!

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After I turned my column in, Rita Maceachen called me and relented – her heirloom meatball recipe is in our online version of this column. You have to try these! For the recipe go to or call 513-591-6163.

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I made this and was amazed at how much it looked like and tasted like the commercial product. This does not have the traditional pound cake texture, height or weight, but it’s really good and very tender. I guess it’s the powdered sugar that does it. The only leavening is the eggs which is why you have to follow directions beating it.

2 sticks salted butter, room temperature 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or lemon extract 3 large eggs, room temperature 12â „3 cup flour Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 81â „2-inch loaf pan. Beat butter with sugar on high speed for five minutes. It will get fluffy. Add extract, 1 egg and about 1â „3 of the flour. Beat for two minutes. Add the other egg, add another 1â „3 of flour and beat two minutes. Add the last egg, the rest of the flour and beat another two minutes. Pour batter into pan. Bake 50 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack about 30 minutes, then turn out of pan and slice.

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Eric Mitchell, 2511 White Ct., assault at 2511 White Ct., Jan. 1. Amber R. Shears, 2511 White Ct., assault at 2511 White Ct., Jan. 1. Beth A. Anderson, 4517 Decoursey Ave., failure to wear seat belts, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1826 Madison Ave., Jan. 3. Duran D. Smith, 1331 Russell St., one headlight, possession of marijuana at 500 block of W. 12th St., Jan. 3. Adam R. Gibson, 13 Wilhorn Ave., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Dec. 29. Alice D. Brown, No Address Given, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 50 W. 11th St., Dec. 31. Scott F. Turner, 424 W. 8Th St., serving alcoholic beverages to minors, possession of marijuana, person 18-20 possession/purchase/attempted purchase/have another purchase alcohol at 933 Main St., Dec. 31. Carlos W. Browning, 4531 Decoursey Ave., first degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, third degree terroristic threatening at 4525 Huntington Ave., Jan. 1. Jimmie J. Wilson, 1602 Garrard St., first degree robbery at 2241 Madison Pike, Dec. 29. Prince Mccray, 76 Indiana Dr., first degree robbery at 2241 Madison Pike, Dec. 29. John G. Behymer, 221 E. 46Th St., leaving scene of accident-failure to render aid or assistance, possession of drug paraphrenalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 3902 Gilbert Ave., Jan. 1. Richard L. Storer, 22 Swain Ct., no. 501, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia, serving parole violation warrant at 307 Altamont Rd., Jan. 1. Charles S. Thomas, 4558 Ashley Jo Dr., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 2000 Eastern Ave., Jan. 1. Brenda S. Kennedy, 113 E. 13Th St., second degree escape at 113 E. 13th St., Jan. 1. Shalonda J. Walker, 1211 Garrard St., theft of identity at 1211 Greenup St., Jan. 2. Daniel E. Stratton, 83 Circle Dr., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 302 Philadelphia St., Jan. 2. Travis M. Flesch, 5 Lorup Ave., no brake lights, license to be in possession, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Church and E. Southern, Jan. 2. Stuart B. Gleason, 373 Chippen Ct., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 650 W. 3rd St., Jan. 3. Virgil B. Bull, 447 Greenwell Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence at 613 W. 4th St., Dec. 30. Antonio L. Pierce, 8105 Constitution Dr., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, assault at 603 Main St., Jan. 1. Michael S. Bush, 226 Pleasant, trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in a controlled substance at 1318 Madison Ave., Dec. 29. Shaun P. Houghlin, 30 W. 36Th St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 300 W. Pike St., Dec. 29. Luther R. Robinson Ii, 3407 Bellview Rd., operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at 300 W. Pike St., Dec. 29. Mandie Siehl, 2885 Harrison Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1308 Scott St., Dec. 30. Brandie Gabbard, 550 Mt. Zion Rd., possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 613 W. 4th St., Dec. 30. Mimi Spencer, 320 W. 43Rd St., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Dec. 29. Adam R. Gibson, 13 Wilorn Ave., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Dec. 29. Joe N. Underwood, 2632 Beekman St., theft at 6134 W. 4th St., Dec. 28. Ryan C. Dixon, 1842 Euclid Ave., assault at 1842 Euclid Ave., Dec. 28.



A man was shot in the lower back at 614 Washington St., no. 2, Dec. 29. A man was struck in the head with a pistol at 3213 Decoursey Ave., Jan. 1. A woman was assaulted at 1445 Madison Ave., Jan. 2. A woman reported being assaulted at 1921 Pearl St., Jan. 1. A man reported being assaulted at 668 5th St., Jan. 3.

Assault, criminal mischief

A man reported being assaulted at 1221 Clark St., Jan. 1.


A DVD player, surround sound unit, hand tools, and a cordless drill were stolen at 113 E. 12th St., Dec. 28.

Artwork and a DVR system were stolen at Greenup St., Dec. 28. Clothing, perfume, and food were stolen at 106 Promontory Dr., Dec. 28. A revolver, two watches, and $5 in change were stolen at 1248 Highway Ave., Dec. 30. A camera, DVD unit, computer, and $50 were stolen at 229 7th St., Dec. 25. Several pieces of jewelry were stolen at Promontory Dr., Dec. 31. A TV was stolen at 103 Promontory Dr., Apt. F, Jan. 3. A man entered a residence uninvited at 1826 Pearl St., Jan. 2. Copper piping was stolen at 811 Scott St., Dec. 28. Burglary, criminal mischief $640 in cash and women's clothing was stolen. Property was also damaged at 1704 Madison Ave., second floor, Jan. 2.

Criminal mischief

A front door was damaged at 839 Bakewell St., Dec. 28. A rock and thrash can were thrown at a vehicle at Muse Dr., Dec. 30. Two large rocks were thrown through the windshield of a vehicle at 334 W. 17th St., Dec. 31. The rear side small window of a vehicle was broken at 610 Durrett St., Dec. 31. The front door of a residence was damaged at 507 Prague St., Jan. 3. A chunk of ice was thrown through a living room window at 1409 Garrard St., Jan. 2. A vehicle was dented at 725 Dalton Ave., Jan. 1. A fence was sprayed with paint at 212 W. 20th St., Dec. 28. The glass and screen to a basement door were damaged at 661 Sipple Dr., Jan. 3.

Criminal mischief, harassment

A woman reported being harassed and had her vehicle scratched at 2304 Alden Ct., Jan. 1.

Criminal trespass, assault

Three men entered another man's residence and one struck the victim in the chest at 1017 Scott St., Jan. 1.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

$24.13 was taken from a bank account causing $79.50 in bank overdraft fees at 3517 Decoursey Ave., Dec. 28.

Harassing communications

A couple reported receiving several threatening text messages from a woman at 309 W. Southern Ave., Dec. 31. Someone repeatedly called a woman and made sexually suggestive comments at 4317 Winston, Dec. 31.

Harassing communications, terroristic threatening

A man reported receiving threatening messages at 22 Swain Ct., Dec. 30.


A purse was taken at gunpoint at 612 Garrard St., Dec. 28. A man had his cell phone stolen at gunpoint at Greenup St. and E. 15th St., Dec. 28.


A vehicle was stolen at 617 Crescent Ave., Dec. 29. A debit card number was stolen and used at 137 Daniels St., Dec. 29. A purse was stolen at 4250 Glenn Ave., Dec. 29. A stereo, speaker box, and amplifier were stolen from a vehicle at 112 Promontory Dr., Dec. 28. A purse was stolen from a vehicle at 1504 Morton Ave., Dec. 29. $150 was stolen at 1600 Garrard St., Dec. 25. A camera, wallet, make-up case, and purse were stolen at 613 W. 4th St., Dec. 30. Four tires were stolen from a vehicle at 2236 Hanser Dr., Jan. 2. A rug was stolen at 2211 Madison Pike, Jan. 1. A camera was stolen at 959 Spring St., Jan. 1. Several items were stolen from a vehicle at 217 Athey Ave., Jan. 1. A ring was stolen at 933 Highland Pike, no. 6, Dec. 31. Hand tools, a cordless drill, and an air compressor were stolen at 615 W. 9th St., Dec. 28.

Theft of identity

Another person's identity was used to obtain cable services at 110 Winding Way, Dec. 28.

Theft of labor

A man provided rehab services and was never paid at 1809 Russell St., Dec. 28.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A license plate was stolen at 306 W. 8th St., Dec. 28.



Julie J. Walters, 25, 1038 John Street, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 15. Muwatta Y. Muhammad, 56, 217 W 12th Street, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1820 Dixie HIghway, Dec. 15. Dennis J. Brunk, 33, State Route 132 no. 3422, shoplifting, warrant for operating on suspended/revoked license, execution of warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 18. Chad A. Fields, 33, 2024 Mccoy Street, shoplifting, execution of warrant for shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 18. Kathryn M. Henderson, 24, 215 E. 17th Street no. 1, dui alcohol at Madison Pike near Kyles Lane, Dec. 18. Juan P. Lopez, 35, 2590 Queen City Avenue, leaving scene of accidentfailure to render aid or assitance, operating on suspended/revoked license, criminal possession of a forged instrument at Amsterdam Road, Dec. 20. Kimberly T. Hicks, 44, 301 E. 41st Street, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 19. Patrick T. Kern, 23, 16623 Castle Hill Lane, operating on suspended/revoked license at I 75 S exit 189 on ramp from Kyles Lane, Dec. 20. Amanda C. Rust, 30, 859 Stephens Road, one headlight, operating on suspended/revoked license at Madison Pike, Dec. 23. Brian H. Kimberly, 34, 75 Shaddy Lane, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 23. Richard W. Thomas, 47, 2017 Mckoy Avenue, execution of warrant for terroristic threatening at E Henry Clay Avenue, Dec. 25. Mark W. Hasselbeck, 31, 1022 Altavia, disregarding stop sign, driving on dui-suspended license at Park Road at Amsterdam Road from Barrington Road, Dec. 26. Andrew D. Sapp, 32, 831 O'Fallon Avenue, operating on suspended/revoked license at Madison Pike, Dec. 28. Nicole L. Green, 22, 4509 Decoursey no. 1, domestic violence at 4509 Decoursey Avenue no. 1, Dec. 28. Christopher S. Wilhoite, 26, 3084 Leaning Oak Road, shoplifting at Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 28. Tiffany S. Feltner, 25, 230 Main Street Apt. 2, shoplifting at Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 28.Julie J. Walters, 25, 1038 John Street, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 15. Muwatta Y. Muhammad, 56, 217 W 12Th Street, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1820 Dixie HIghway, Dec. 15. Dennis J. Brunk, 33, State Route 132 no. 3422, shoplifting, warrant for operating on suspended/revoked license, execution of warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 18. Chad A. Fields, 33, 2024 Mccoy Street, shoplifting, execution of warrant for shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 18. Kathryn M. Henderson, 24, 215 E. 17Th Street no. 1, dui alcohol at Madison Pike near Kyles Lane, Dec. 18. Juan P. Lopez, 35, 2590 Queen City Avenue, leaving scene of accidentfailure to render aid or assitance, operating on suspended/revoked license, criminal possession of a forged instrument at Amsterdam Road, Dec. 20. Kimberly T. Hicks, 44, 301 E 41St Street, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 19. Patrick T. Kern, 23, 16623 Castle Hill Lane, operating on suspended/revoked license at I 75 S exit 189 on ramp from Kyles Lane, Dec. 20. Amanda C. Rust, 30, 859 Stephens Road, one headlight, operating on suspended/revoked license at Madison Pike, Dec. 23. Brian H. Kimberly, 34, 75 Shaddy Lane, shoplifting at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 23. Richard W. Thomas, 47, 2017 Mckoy Avenue, execution of warrant for terroristic threatening at E Henry Clay Avenue, Dec. 25. Mark W. Hasselbeck, 31, 1022 Altavia, disregarding stop sign, driving on dui-suspended license at Park Road at Amsterdam Road from Barrington Road, Dec. 26. Andrew D. Sapp, 32, 831 O'Fallon Avenue, operating on suspended/revoked license at Madison Pike, Dec. 28. Nicole L. Green, 22, 4509 Decoursey no. 1, domestic violence at 4509 Decoursey Avenue no. 1, Dec. 28. Christopher S. Wilhoite, 26, 3084 Leaning Oak Road, shoplifting at Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 28. Tiffany S. Feltner, 25, 230 Main Street Apt. 2, shoplifting at Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 28.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A AM/FM CD car stereo was stolen at 551 Muse Dr., Jan. 3.

Theft, criminal mischief

Reported at 3395 Madison Pike, Dec. 27. Reported at 1939 Dixie Highway, Dec. 30.

Wanton endangerment


Somone fired a gun at an occupied vehicle at 200 block of E. 13th St., Jan. 1.

Reported at 215 McCrae Apt. D, Dec. 22.


Reported at 1975 Highland Pike, Dec. 18.

Fraudulent use of credit cards

Under $500 within a six month period at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 19.

Indecent exposure

Reported at 1730 Dixie Highway, Dec. 23.

of marijuana at Taylor MIll Road, Dec. 15. Nicole D. Forment, 36, 4608 Huntington Avenue, failure to wear seat belts, operating on suspended/revoked license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at Grand Avenue, Dec. 8.

Leaving scene of accident failure to render assistance, operating on suspended/revoked license, permitting unlicensed operator to operate motor vehicle, criminal possession of a forged instrument

Incidents/investigations Burglary

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Reported at 5055 Old Taylor Mill Road, Dec. 2. Reported at 5416 Stone Hill, Dec. 14.


Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 15. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 18. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 22. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 23. Reported at 3450 Valley Plaza Parkway, Dec. 28.


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Mike and Lisa Arens of Hebron, KY announce the engagement of their daughter, Stefanie Arens to James Murr the son of Rick and Karen Murr of Verona, KY. Stefanie is an Assistant Bank Manager and a graduate of Northern KY University. James is a Staff Sergeant for the US Air Force and currently stationed at Mildenhall in England. Both were also graduates of Conner High School. The Wedding is planned for June 2010.



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Ronald Ahrman

Ronald Ahrman, 52, Latonia, died Jan. 6, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Ahrman; brothers, James, Butch, Billy Ray and Elmer Ahrman and sisters, Sue McNabb, Ara Rowland and Mary Walker. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017; or St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Association, 85 N. Grand Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Jackie Ashcraft

Jackie L. “Jack” Ashcraft, 61, Fort Wright, died Jan. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a painter with Don Phelps Painting Contractors of Ludlow and member of Generations Church of the Nazarene, Park Hills. Survivors include his wife, Vaughnie Brown Ashcraft; daughters, Jean Ashcraft of Erlanger, Elizabeth Ashcraft of Ludlow; sons, Jack and Adam Ashcraft of Ludlow, John Ashcraft of Covington and Anthony Bowman of Ludlow; Sandy McConnell of Newport; brothers, Dave Wilson of Ludlow, Glen Wilson of Newport and Jerry Wilson of Boone County and 15 grandchildren. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral


January 14, 2010 Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Mary Beetem

Mary L. Beetem, 89, Florence, died Jan. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She worked for food service at St. Luke Hospital in Florence, was a member and Sunday school teacher at Kento-Boo Baptist Church and Order of White Shrine. Her husband, Edwin F. Beetem, died in 1983. Survivors include her sons, Stanley Beetem of Erlanger, Phil Beetem of Burlington, Thomas Beetem of Florence and Barry Beetem of Independence; daughter, Linda Gamble of Florence; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Turners Station Cemetery. Memorials: Kento-Boo Baptist Church, 634 Kento-Boo Ave., Florence, KY 41042; or Cardinal Hill of Northern Kentucky, 31 Spiral Drive, Florence, KY 41042.

Iona Bice

Iona Bradford Morgan Bice, 81, Butler, died Jan 4, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler. She was a private duty nurse and member of Aspen Grove Communi-

ty Church. Her husband, Donald Bice and sons, Garlend, Glenn and Dennis Ray Morgan, died previously. Survivors include her son, Charles Morgan of Newport; daughters, Marilyn Scharstein of Covington and Linda Creekmore of Price Hill; sisters, Bonnie Harrison of New Hampshire, Carolyn Nelson of Pleasant Ridge, Ky. and Roxie Clayton of Grants Lick; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Butler Cemetery.

Harold Claypole

Harold Claypole, 78, Independence, died Jan. 5, 2010, at his home. He was a freight warehouseman for Cincinnati Terminal Warehouse and member of First Baptist Church of Independence. Survivors include his wife, Peggy L. Hayes Claypole; daughter, Michelle Jones of Independence; son, Clifford Claypole of Burlington; six grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: First Baptist Church Thanksgiving Offering, 11659 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 410518636.

James Craig

James A. Craig, 82, of Florence, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 3, 2010, at Bridgepoint Healthcare Center, Florence. He was a custodian, 35-year Army veteran and member of First Baptist Church of Latonia. Survivors include his companion, Alma Smith and several cousins. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf- Bullock Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

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Albert R. Freeman, 74, Taylor Mill, died Dec. 25, 2009 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He worked for Western & Southern Life as a purchasing manager. He also was a member of the American Bowling Conference and bowled several perfect games of 300. Survivors include his wife, Margaret M. Hale Freeman of Taylor Mill; daughter, Margie Schnelle of Dayton; son, Edward A. Freeman of Sharonville, Ohio; sister Irene Tapp of Independence; brothers William Freeman of Morgantown, W. Va., and James Freeman of Burlington; and three grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Assn., 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Sandra Greene

Sandra Greene, 58, Dry Ridge, died Jan 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a preschool teacher for Little Red Schoolhouse in Erlanger, after school worker for CrittendenMt. Zion School, member of Elliston Baptist Church in Dry Ridge and Falmouth Chapter 481 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Bernard Greene; son, Greg Spillman of Dry Ridge; daughter, Melissa Spillman of Florence; mother, Mary Huff of Sherman; sisters, Peggy Lawson of Independence and Joy Adams of Berry; brother, Garry Huff of Crittenden and six grandchildren. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Michael Haake

Michael Robert Haake, 57, Erlanger, died Jan. 5, 2010, at his home. He was a stock clerk for Kroger and Knothole baseball coach. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Baker Haake of Erlanger; daughters, Stefanie Haake of Dayton, Ky. and Carrie Haake of Berry; son, John Haake of Dayton, Ky.; mother, Dorothy Placke Haake of Fort Wright; sisters, Becky Haake of Fort Wright, Tammy Wagner and Sandy Judd of Independence; brothers, Bruce Haake of Burlington and Denny Haake of Florence and two grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Drive., Edgewood, KY 41018; or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Dessie Hampton

Dessie F. Hampton, 85, Independence, died Jan. 6, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a packer for the Kroger Company. Survivors include her daughter, Norma Powers of Independence; a son, William Hampton of Covington; seven grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren and sever great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery in Independence.

John Ivey

John William Ivey, 61, Independence, died Jan. 9, 2010, at his home. He was a crane operator for Parsec Inc. in Cincinnati and a member of the local Teamsters. Survivors include his wife, Darline Mae Groger Ivey; sons, Kevin Ivey of Walton, and Keith and Gregory Ivey, both of Independence; sisters, Sandy Baird of Taylor Mill and Bonnie Ivey of Independence; brother, Roger Ivey of Independence and seven grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Marcella Jeffries

Marcella Jeffries, 80, Independence, died Jan. 6, 2010, at her home. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Charles Jeffries; son, Doug Jeffries of Independence; daughters, Cheryl Rarrick of Fort Wright and Cynthia Jeffries of Independence; sisters, Ruth Jeffries, Folsom, Calif., Catherine Coker, Taylor Mill; brother Sonny Perry, Covington; six grandchildren and five great-

grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, Ky. 41017.

Joyce Jones

Joyce A. Jones, 62, Wilder, died Jan. 7, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She was a lieutenant colonel with the Newport Police Department, member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 2, Newport Elks 273 Ladies Auxiliary and the Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Kenneth Jones, died previously. Survivors include her brother, John Little of Ryland Heights; stepdaughter, Debbie Schmitz of Newport; and one granddaughter. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042; or Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church, Fort Thomas 41075.

Edward Koors

Edward Koors, 77, Independence, died Jan. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was the former president of Controls & Sheet Metal, Inc., former co-owner of Koors Tavern in Covington, worked in heating and air conditioning for over 40 years, and for the Kroger Company. He was a 40-year member of Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Cecilia Church in Independence. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Jean Koors of Independence; sons, Ken Koors of Independence, Keith Koors of Petersburg, Kerry Koors of Burlington and Jon Koors of Melbourne; a daughter, Katherine Kern of Burlington; stepsons, Jerry Wells of Bellevue and Tom Wells of Independence; a stepdaughter, Deborah Pearce of Corinth; a sister, Marilyn Tillery of Covington; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Cecilia Cemetery. Memorials: St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Melvin Maifeld

Melvin “Pete” Leo Maifeld, 87, of Fort Mitchell, died Jan. 4, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an electronics engineer, a World War II Army Air and member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Maifeld; daughters, Mary Jo Kasack of Covington, Sharon Smith of Park Hills, Jean Holbrook of Edgewood, Cathy Rudy of Edgewood, Cindy Byerly of Crescent Springs and Melissa Meyer of Versailles; son, Jim Maifeld of Edgewood; sister, Gloria Culbertson of Edgewood; 19 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home of Erlanger handled the arrangements. Memorials: Alliance for Catholic Urban Education, P.O. Box 15550, Covington, KY 41015; Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Memorial and Honor Donation Program - American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Maureen McDaniel

Maureen “Marty” McDaniel, 83, Independence, died Jan. 3, 2010, at

Woodcrest Manor Nursing Home, Elsmere. She was a mechanical engineer with General Electric in Evendale, member of St. Barbara Church in Erlanger and G.E. Drafting Association. Survivors include her husband, Harley G. McDaniel; son, Robert Hall of Florence and sister, Ann Fogus of Glendale, Ariz. Connley Brothers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Michael Morrissey

Michael Morrissey, 67, Taylor Mill, died Jan. 3, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a mortgage loan officer for Fifth Third Bank, member of St. Anthony Church in Covington, Association of Jeanne Jugan and assisted Little Sisters of the Poor. His wife, Margaret Morrissey, survives. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Little Sisters of the Poor, 476 Riddle Road, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Nelson Perrin Sr.

Nelson E. Perrin Sr., 64, Covington, died Jan. 4, 2010, at his home. He was a quality coordinator for Wiedemann Brewery. Survivors include his sons, Gary Perrin of Colorado, Bryon and Nelson Perrin Jr., Troy Harris, all of Covington and James Harris of Berlin, Germany; brothers, John and James Perrin, both of Covington; sisters, Pauline Stone, Pricilla Lawson and Rebecca Rhodes, all of Covington; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Jones, Simpson & Gee Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

Flora Peters

Flora M. Foster Peters, 83, of Erlanger, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a dietitian for St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington and St. Charles Care Center in Covington. She was also a member of Covington First Church of the Nazarene and Marshall-Schildmeyer Post 6095 Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary in Latonia. Her husband, Arnold Peters Sr., died in 1995. Survivors include her sons, Arnold Peters Jr. of Erlanger and George Peters of Edgewood, N.M.; daughters, Deborah Lee of Erlanger, Karen Carlisle of Fort Wright and Jacqueline Simpson of Covington; stepdaughter, Leslie Peters of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Justin Reinersman

Justin “Squirt” Reinersman, 77, Covington, died Jan. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a troubleman for C.G. & E. of Cincinnati, a member of St. Patrick Church in Independence and former member of both St. Henry Church in Erlanger and St. Cecilia Church in Independence. His wife, Joyce Ann Lower Reinersman died previously.

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Survivors include his son, Eric Reinersman of Walton; daughters, Dee McElfresh, Cathy Carlson and Lisa Louden, all of Covington, Carolyn Hundley of Florence, Krista Warner and Charlene Barlow, both of Erlanger; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Swindler and Currin Funeral Home in Independence handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Patrick Church Building Fund, 3285 Mills Road, Covington, KY 41015.

Russell Rivard

Russell Rivard, 82, of Lexington, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 4, 2010, at Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Lexington. He was a representative for the LG Balfour Co., a Marine Corps veteran, member of the Masons, Shriners, and Central Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Rivard; daughters, Sherrie Morgan, Rhonda Brill; sons, Michael, Brad and Rusty Rivard; sisters, Yvonne Walter, Madelon Nortker and Florence Mackin; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery. Memorials: Salvation Army, 736 W Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508.

Edna Rothenberger

Edna Rothenberger, 84, Ryland Heights, died Jan. 1, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked in customer relations for Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. Her husband, Arthur Rothenberger, died in 2003. Survivors include her daughter, Opal Dingeldine of Hamilton, Ohio; sister, Jeannie Bruner of Fort Myers, Fla.; one grandchild and five greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

William Schick Jr.

William J. “Bill” Schick Jr., 90, Ryland Heights, died Jan. 5, 2010, at his home. He was a facilities engineer with the Food and Drug Administration in Cincinnati; Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran. His wife, Ruth Genevieve Schick, died in 2008. Survivors include his son, William J. Schick III of Burlington; daughter, Bonnie Coe of Santa Fe, N.M. and three grandchildren. Entombment was in Spring Grove Mausoleum, Spring Grove Village. Linnemann Family Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Erlanger, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 10283 Decoursey Pike, Ryland Heights, KY 41015 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Elmer Sketch

Elmer Patrick Sketch, 83, died Dec. 7, 2009, at his home. He was a project engineer for 40 years with Keco Industries, a World War II Navy veteran, member of Kehoe Council 1764, Knights of Columbus, Tin Can Sailors and American Association of Retired Persons. He played piano with Melochords Orchestra for more than 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Rose E. Sketch; daughter, Jo Anna Lear of Fairview; sons, Thomas Sketch of Park Hills, Richard Sketch of Fort Mitchell, Paul Sketch, all of Covington, and Peter Sketch of Independence; sister, Helen Keller of Fort Wright; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Middendorf Funeral Home, Fort Wright, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Henderson Smith

Henderson L. Smith, 65, Covington, died Dec. 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a carpet installer for Carpetland. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Smith; sons, Henderson Smith II and Johnathan Smith, both of Cincinnati; daughter, Sharmain Williams of Cincinnati; brothers, Lonnie Smith of Cincinnati and Eugene Smith of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Imojean Gallingher and Irene Lee, both of Cincinnati; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery, Spring Grove Village.

Frate Trucking Co. Inc. in Erlanger and a Vietnam War Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Kuntz Wesley; sons, William Wesley of Florence and David Wesley of Cincinnati; stepson, Jeff McGill of St. Augustine, Fla.; stepdaughters, Diane Burk of Florence and Patty McGill of Independence; mother, Edith Wesley of Elmwood Place; sister, Judy Wesley of Elmwood Place and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

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Edna Mae Bennett Torline, 100, a homemaker, of Warsaw, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 9, 2010, at Gallatin Health Care. Her husband, Frank Torline, died in 1992; her son Jack Edward Torline, died in 2008 and her daughter, Mary Porter, also died previously. Survivors include eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

John J. Whalen Sr., 77, Fort Wright, died Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a superintendent, Korean War Army veteran and member of St. Agnes Church. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Whalen; sons, Ken and John Whalen Jr., both of Florence; daughters, Eileen Sally of Burlington and Colleen Vines of Independence; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.

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Dorothy M. Saelinger Davis Traud, 93, Cold Spring, died Jan. 7, 2010, at her home. She worked as a sales associate for McAlpin’s department store in Cincinnati, was a member of the St. Mary’s Ladies Society, a volunteer at St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring and St. Charles Senior Day Care. Her husbands, Clifford Davis and Richard Traud, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Bankemper of Cold Spring; sons, Jim Davis of California and Ron Davis of Piner; step-daughters, Mary Edwards of Highland Heights and Carol Mueller of Cold Spring; step-son, Rick Traud of Fort Wright; sister, Betty Dansberry of Highland Heights; 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Fort Thomas Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: St. Joseph Parish Capitol Campaign, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Eskel Wesley

Eskel “Wes” Wesley, 62, Independence, died Jan. 2, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere He was a general manager for

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Mary Yount

Mary Fern Blanton Yount, 77, Independence, died Jan. 5, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her daughter, Sherri Long, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Dennis Yount; sons, Robert Yount of West Chester Township, Ohio, Michael Yount of Williamstown, Dennis Yount Jr. of Crittenden, Jeff Yount of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Keith Yount of Independence; daughter, Shan Oliver of Houston, Texas; brothers, Robert Blanton of Paintsville and David Blanton of Cynthiana; sisters, Betty Carr of Columbus, N.C., Helen Stafford of Paintsville and Catherine Butcher of Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Independence Cemetery.

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January 14, 2010

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At Take Care Clinics, our SM

board-certified Family Nurse Practitioners understand that even though their symptoms might be the same, every patient is different. We take the time to listen and answer your questions to ensure we’re treating more than just the illness, we’re treating the person who has it. From everyday illnesses to prevention and everything in between, we can take care of that.



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1747 Patrick Dr S

606 Buttermilk Pike

2840 Alexandria Pike

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4090 E Galbraith Rd

2320 Boudinot Rd

6355 Dixie Hwy

10529 Loveland Maderia Rd

9775 Colerain Ave



719 Ohio Pike

8193 Mall Rd

4605 Montgomery Rd

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Patient care services provided by Take Care Health Services,SM an independently owned professional corporation whose licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co., or its subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems,SM LLC. *Available for patients ages 2+ while supplies last.


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