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Martial artists

Two students of taekwondo took a passion for the martial art they gained while attending Ryland Heights Elementary and decided to pay it forward by returning to the school to keep the program going. Read about Megan Brown and Andrea Stewart’s passion for teaching martial arts and life skills. SCHOOLS, A4

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Kenton County Library patrons can attend the seminar “Investing on the Cheap” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Durr branch in Independence, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road. Local financial adviser Jacob Smith will teach patrons that a little bit can go a long way in reaching financial goals. For more information, call the Durr library at 962-4030.

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School grows at Latonia Baptist site

By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy has made a new home in Latonia. The school, formerly located in Lakeside Christian Church, started its fourth year in education at Latonia Baptist Church this past August. So far, it’s been a great fit, said Taylor Kehl, assistant administrator and kindergarten teacher. “They’ve been very welcoming and receptive,” she said of Latonia Baptist, located at 3800 Church St. “We love it.” While Lakeside Christian Church was a great location, the growing student population outgrew the number of classrooms, explained school founder and board president John Davis. “If you’re going to have a problem, growth is a good problem to have,” he said. “We’re more than doubling our size each year in

terms of the number of students and families.” The school, which has 29 students in grades K-3, is now able to separate grades into their own classroom with their own teacher. Prior to this school year, teachers taught more than one grade in each class. “Each grade has its own classroom and the teacher can focus on one grade and one group of students,” Kehl said. “This way, teachers can really focus on the needs of that grade level.” Next year, growth will continue with plans to add fourth grade to Cornerstone Classical, Davis said. “We’ve always said that we’ll expand as the need demands it and resources allow.” For the students themselves, the Latonia Baptist Church site works because it feels more like a “school,” Kehl said, adding that students love the bright hallways

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To learn more about Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy, call 640-5147 or visit cornerstoneclassical.org. The school will host an open house for current and prospective students Friday, March 18.

Hanner retires as superintendent Leader facing kidney transplant By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

Knothole history

Knothole baseball is one of the biggest traditions in Northern Kentucky, having been around since the 1930s. From Betty Duncan selling snacks out of her station wagon to help build new fields in Boone County to future major-leaguer Jim Bunning getting his first taste of the game, Knothole baseball stories capture the history of Northern Kentucky in a unique way. The Behringer-Crawford Museum is paying tribute to those stories with a new exhibit set to open next month. LIFE, B1

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In the past five years, Kenton County School District Superintendent Tim Hanner has led the way for better education in Northern Kentucky. At the same time, Hanner, 50, has been battling chronic kidney failure. While Hanner was diagnosed before starting as superintendent in 2006, the Lakeside Park resident wanted to continue his dedication to education. However, doctors have advised Hanner, whose kidneys are now operating at 20 percent, that now is the time to focus on his health. Hanner’s last day will be June 30. After his retirement, a kidney transplant has been tentatively scheduled for July. Hanner’s brother is donating his kidney to Hanner. Leaving his district, where he’s worked in one capacity or another since 1990, is a heart-wrenching decision, Hanner said. “I started here as a teacher and this district is family to me,” he said. “These are folks I taught with, worked with, supervised and they helped me. It’s more than just a typical job you’re leaving. This is really about a part of your life that is being changed.”

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Kenton County School District Superintendent Tim Hanner asks a White’s Tower Elementary first-grade class to imagine a children’s author’s illustrations before he shows pictures to them in 2008. What happens with his illness, called focal sclerosis, after the transplant is really up in the air. Hanner’s doctors aren’t sure if the disease is internal to his kidneys or is being caused by an external source. “I honestly have no idea,” Hanner said about what his next

step will be. “I know my focus for the months following will be getting myself healthy and well. So much depends on how it (the transplant) goes.” Hanner began his career-long focus on education in 1982 as a middle school teacher in Russell, Ky. After a two-year stint in busi-

ness, Hanner returned to teaching at Woodland Middle School in Kenton County. Hanner has served as principal of Piner Elementary, district elementary coordinator and deputy superintendent. In 2010, Hanner

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Arlinghaus asks for SD1 audit By Chris Mayhew and Regan Coomer cmayhew@nky.com, rcoomer@nky.com

Before Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus says he will vote upon any increase of sanitary sewer utility rates, he wants the state to audit Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky. SD1 briefed the judgeexecutives of Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties with a more than three-hour presentation Jan. 19, about the need for three different proposed rate increases to help comply with a federal consent decree signed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The rate increase proposals include options of 9.5 percent, 12.5 percent and 15 percent for each of the next two years. SD1’s board is scheduled to vote on the proposals March 22. “There isn’t any question at all in my mind that there needs to be a rate increase, this is one of those cases that it’s a pay me now or

Pendery argues for SD1 Campbell County Judgeexecutive Steve Pendery said he thinks there needs to be more education about what is being federally required of Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky’s sewer rates are lower than almost all its peer communities in the same stage of complying with federal regulations, Pendery said. SD1 is in the midst of a $1.2 billion capital projects campaign continuing through 2025 to improve the cleanliness of area waterways with a mixture of new sewer lines and “green” projects designed to clean up water including projects like creating or expanding wetlands. pay me later,” said Campbell County Judge-executive Steve Pendery. Pendery said his mind isn’t made up as far as what’s the best way to structure the increase, but added he does want to review SD1’s capital budget to spend $1.2 billion through 2025 before mak-

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The Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force has released a schedule of meetings for 2011. Drug Strike Force meetings take place at 9 a.m. every other month on the fourth Wednesday. The meetings are held at the Sanitation District No. 1 office on Eaton Drive in Fort Wright. The 2011 schedule: Jan. 26, March 23, May 25, July 27, Sept. 28 and Nov. 23.

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“The federal government is asking us to make an enormous investment as a community, so I understand where people would be a lot more interested as they otherwise would be,” Pendery said. The public should be more interested than usual, Pendery said. “The Sanitation District has done a whole lot more work to reduce the cost that we have to pay for these federal mandates than most people realize and I think that comes out loud and clear (during the presentations) and I think people need to know that,” Pendery said about the rate increase presentations made by SD1.

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In response to Arlinghaus’ statements, SD1 has issued this statement: “SD1 is audited annually by an independent external auditing firm, Van Gorder Walker. This firm has been in existence for more than 30 years and has been SD1’s auditor for the last three years. The audit that they conduct is an impartial review. However, we welcome additional review by the state, which we are confident will again verify our sound financial management practices.” Arlinghaus requested a state audit of SD1 Jan. 10, with the office of Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts, Crit Luallen, said Terry Sebastian, director of communications for the auditor’s office. “We have received a request, and we are in the process of reviewing that request,” Sebastian said. No decision on whether to proceed with an audit has been made yet, he said. Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore said it’s too soon to comment about the rate increase proposals because SD1’s board hasn’t voted yet. “There’s a lot of information still being collected, I really don’t have a position yet,” Moore said. The judge-executives of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties appoint members of SD1’s board. Kenton County appoints four board members, and Campbell and Kenton counties each appoint two board members. There is a 30-day public comment period about SD1’s proposed rates ending Feb. 18. For information about how to submit public comments, visit the website ww.sd1.org. Reporter Stephanie Salmons contributed.

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meeting. The planning commission was the third and final group to accept the Latonia plan. It had already gotten the OK from the city of Covington and the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commision. The plan received no negative votes in the three-hearing process. Butch Callery, chair of the Latonia Small Area Study’s Advisory Committee and former Covington mayor, said all KCPC members were “very complimentary” of the study. Now that all three entities have approved the study, it will be incorporated into the NKAPC’s Kenton County Comprehensive Plan.

Hanner was named the 2010 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year. As superintendent, Hanner has established the Kenton County Success Academy, a Professional Practices Rubric and focused on the district’s three goals to ensure quality education in every classroom, every day. Hanner is also the founder of Hanner’s Heroes, a district organization made up of more than 700 students who mentor and coach younger students in reading. “I just feel real proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. The reason I feel like I’ve been able to do what I’ve done is because of

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Kenton County Public Library Public Relations Director Robin Klaene and Director Dave Schroeder load up a shelf at the new Fort Mitchell office of the KCPL administration. The administration departments moved from the Covington branch to make way for that location’s upcoming renovation.

Covington library renovation gears up By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

The Kenton County Public Library’s administrative offices recently moved out of Covington’s Mary Ann Mongan branch to make way for renovations. The library’s administrative office of 33 employees is now located at 2171 Chamber Center Drive in Fort Mitchell. Over the next 20 months, the 37-year-old branch located at 502 Scott Blvd. will undergo renovation and construction – including an expanded children’s department that will take up the entire bottom floor, where the library’s director, human resources, public relations and IT departments were once housed. The estimated $9.5 million project is currently out to bid. KCPL director Dave Schroeder said a bid should be accepted in early March. “When the bids come back, we’ll probably break ground in March and construction will begin soon after,” he said. The renovation is the solution to the lack of space in the Covington library, Schroeder said.

“We’re running out of space,” he said. “We’re not doing this to make the building more attractive. We want to make sure we have the same standard of library here that we do in other locations. The renovation will add an additional 12,100 square feet to the library and will include an expanded teen area, a drive thru, a new computer lab and a change to the building’s entrance, which will be moved to ground level. Schroeder said the library will be kept open during the renovation process; and while the parking lot will be closed, patrons can still park for free in the city garage across the street, courtesy of the city of Covington. “Circulation in Covington last year was the highest ever in the history of that branch at 480,000,” Schroeder said. “The Covington library is used by twice as many people as it was designed for.” Patrons can learn more about the Covington library renovation at kentonlibrary.org. Click on “Covington Bldg Project” under “About Us” on the library’ s website to view renderings of the renovation.

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the teachers and principals in this district and the incredible board of education that gave me this opportu-

nity,” he said. Kenton Board of Education President Karen Collins called Hanner a “tremendous leader.” “He has a passion and a vision we would all like to have, but we don’t,” she said. “He has a love for his students. He is very, very good at what he does.” Hanner will also be sorely missed by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Com-

merce, said President Steve Stevens. Hanner has served on the Education Alliance of Northern Kentucky, as cochair of the Business Education Success Team (BEST) and as a member of the Work Ethic K-8 Committee, where Hanner helped develop a new initiative at the Chamber focusing on cultivating work ethic in elementary and middle school students. “His leadership has been outstanding in moving Kenton County forward,” Stevens said. “We really appreciate the relationship we’ve had here at the Chamber even before he became superintendent.”


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Coyotes call Park Hills home this winter rcoomer@nky.com

A pack of five coyotes is roaming Park Hills and will likely continue to do so, at least through February. “That’s fairly typical behavior this time of the year,” said Clay Smitson, private lands wildlife biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. “This time of year is mating season for coyotes,” Smitson explained, adding coyotes are more apt to be territorial in February, the height of their mating season. Park Hills resident Bob Bornschein has noticed coyotes around his street, Morgan Court, for the last four months. “There was a coyote in my yard and when I opened up my window, he ran about 30 feet in the woods and stopped and turned around to look at me,”

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Park Hills resident Bob Bornscheintook this shot of a coyote in his yard. Coyotes have been repeatedly spotted roaming the city. Bornschein said. “They’re not afraid of being fairly close to people.” Bornschein said that even though it’s wintertime,

the Park Hills coyotes seem well-fed because he and most of his neighbors have a bird feeder. The bird seed falls on the ground and

attract rodents, Bornschein said. “One coyote stood there 30 minutes watching to see if any leaves were moving,”

Legislative caucus plans public meeting The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus will hold a public comment meeting in conjunction with the 2011 General Assembly Session. The meeting will 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 12, at Northern Kentucky University, at the University Center in the old cafeteria. The event continues the practice of the caucus to invite the public to make comments when the Legis-

lature is meeting. The format for those wishing to speak will require signing in on a firstcome, first-served basis, with the amount of time allotted for each speaker determined by the number of sign-ups. The Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus includes all state senators and representatives from the eightcounty region of Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin,

Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton counties. If you have any questions about the meeting or arrangements, contact John

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he laughed. Smitson said that behavior is typical as well: most coyotes eat smaller rodents or chipmunks in the winter months. “That sounds about right,” Smitson chuckled, adding that in the warmer months, the coyotes’ diet expands to fruit and insects. Park Hills Police Chief Amy Schworer said she has also seen coyotes around Jackson Road and has received about half a dozen calls from residents reporting coyote sightings. However, Schworer said there have been no reports of coyote attacks or aggression. Schworer and Smitson agree that most of the time coyotes are harmless, but they advise residents to just use common sense when it comes to coyote dealings.

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Scott students teach martial arts, skills

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Former students of taekwondo are now the teachers of the martial art to a new generation. Scott High School sophomores Megan Brown and Andrea Stewart began taekwondo eight years ago when it was first offered at Ryland Heights Elementary as part of the YMCA’s 21st Century After School program. Now the second-level black

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Scott High School sophomore Megan Brown shows her students the proper way to fall during the Ryland Heights Elementary School after school taekwondo program Feb. 2.

belts teach taekwondo four times a week from September-April to Ryland and Caywood Elementary; 40 students participate at Ryland and 60 at Caywood. “All of our students are wonderful. They really know how to make a day better,” Brown said. Brown and Stewart dedicate hours each week to teaching students grades K-5 the basics of taekwondo, but the impact they’re making on their students is worth it. “Just to see the smiling faces on the kids every day and knowing they’re having a good time is awesome,” Stewart said. While the Scott students are supervised by Patrick Craven of the American Taekwondo Association, they lead warm-ups, teach technique and work one-on-one with students to teach them punching, kicking and the proper way to fall. “You can’t imagine how fast they pick everything up,” Brown said. While Brown and Stewart teach the physical side of taekwondo, they also tackle the mental side – each month students are taught about the importance of life skills such as goal-setting, integrity, discipline and respect. “A candle sacrifices itself to give light to others - it’s the same

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Scott High School Sophomores Megan Brown and Andrea Stewart lead a taekwondo class after school at Ryland Heights Elementary Feb. 2. in taekwondo. You give of yourself to enlighten younger students,” Craven explained. “We spend an equal amount of time teaching life skills as we do teach-

ing technique.” Eventually, Brown and Stewart plan to become full-fledged instructors and take over the after school program at Ryland and

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Caywood. “We’re staying close for college so that we can continue the program and keep it alive,” Brown said.

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First grader, Nina Derks, displays her writing, for which she won a “What Outstanding Work” award.

Oustanding students Each month Beechgrove Elementary in Independence recognizes students for their outstanding academic achievements.

CPAs offer business camp The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants (KyCPA) is taking applications through Feb. 28 for its free summer business camp program for high school juniors and seniors. Held June 5-9 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville, selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format. During BASE Camp, students will visit the University of Louisville College of Business, Spalding University, the corporate office of Yum! Brands Inc. and tour a public accounting firm. Tuition, room and board, meals, books, tours and activities

at the camp are all provided free to selected participants. The only cost is a minimal $25 nonrefundable application fee; students who cannot afford this may request a BASE Camp application scholarship to cover the cost at cpa2be.org. BASE Camp is a fully supervised program open to high school juniors and seniors from across Kentucky. High school students interested in majoring in business, especially minorities and those from more rural areas of the state, are invited to apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 28. Those interested must do the fol-

lowing: • Submit a completed application, available on KyCPA’s student Web site, cpa2be.org • Submit a $25 nonrefundable application fee with the completed application • Have a teacher complete the online Student Recommendation Form • Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4-point scale • Write a brief paragraph on why he or she wishes to attend BASE Camp For an application or more information, go to cpa2be.org or call 502-266-5272; 800-2921754.

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Beechgrove Elementary fifth grader, Austin Mays, displays his science work, for which he won a “What Outstanding Work” award.

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New Bulldogs learning how to win By James Weber

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Jason Booher is used to preparing for the All “A” Classic state tournament when he was head coach at Shelby Valley, who won both the All “A” and Sweet 16 state titles last year. More than a dozen game balls in his office illustrate the success he had there. But while this year’s All “A” state tourney was going on in Richmond, Booher was working on his new task of trying to lead Holmes to a 3-0 record in one of the toughest districts in Northern Kentucky, the 35th. The Bulldogs did just that, beating Beechwood 91-64 at Holmes’ home gym in Covington Feb. 5. The two teams were set to meet in the district tourney semifinals anyway the week of Feb. 20 because of tiebreakers, but the Bulldogs (17-7) enjoyed the momentum of their fifth straight overall win. “At this stage of the season, you’re just trying to keep it going,” said Booher. “Right now, we’re playing pretty well and we have to keep doing what we’re

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Holmes senior Jaleel Gray drives upcourt during a 91-64 win over Beechwood Feb. 5 at Holmes HS.

doing. The first quarter (against Beechwood), we shot too many threes and we weren’t attacking the rim. When we started going to the rim, it was hard for them to guard us and we got to the free-throw line a lot.” The Bulldogs were set for a key contest at Boone County Feb. 7. “We’ve been really focused at practice, not playing around,” guard Chris Hayes said. “We do what we have to do to come out, play hard and get the victory.” Hayes, a junior guard, is the top scorer on the team at 16 points per game, including 21 against Beechwood. Jaleel Gray and Dontel Rice are close behind in scoring for the season. Hayes is one of four current players who suited up for the Bulldogs during their run to the state championship two years ago and whose name is on the banner on the gym wall. The only one who got any significant playing time in the Sweet 16, senior point guard Pierre Mayfield, was lost for the season with a knee injury two weeks ago. “We’ve had some guards off the bench step in and play well in his absence,” Booher said. “They’re still learning how to play and we’re getting them some experience.” Even with Mayfield, the Bulldogs have been a group mostly new to the experience of varsity basketball as they replaced the superstar group that graduated last season. Rebounding and defense have picked up during the winning streak. As Holmes doesn’t have much size

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Holmes guard Chris Hayes gets ready to shoot during a 91-64 win over Beechwood Feb. 5.

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Holmes junior Charles Knox fights for a rebound during a 91-64 win over Beechwood Feb. 5 at Holmes HS in Covington.

Simon Kenton boys head down the stretch By Adam Turer kysports@communitypress.com

A win is a win, and the Simon Kenton boys basketball team is happy to get as many as they can heading down the stretch. Lately, the Pioneers have found a way to make games more interesting than their fans and their coaches would like. Simon Kenton squeaked out back-to-back wins over Cooper and Henry Clay, but not before blowing a big lead in each game and salvaging victory with a late comeback. Matt Reilly’s buzzerbeater gave the Pioneers a 57-56 win at Henry County Feb. 4. Three days earlier, Simon Kenton held off Cooper 49-46 for another road victory. “When you’ve got a lead on somebody, you’ve got to put the work in to finish them off,” head coach Trent Steiner said. “We had to execute down the stretch. We got up 16-17 points, it seemed like we relaxed. We allowed Cooper to get back in the game. We did the same thing with Henry County.” Steiner was happy to get two road victories in a row, but was not pleased with the way the Pioneers

allowed their opponents to creep back into the game. If they keep walking the tightrope of turning doubledigit leads into last-second victories, the Pioneers’ season will end earlier than expected. “Not to knock those two wins, but I’d like our wins to come a little bit easier, especially when we build early leads like we did,” Steiner said. The Pioneers have two more road games on the horizon, at Oldham County on Feb. 11 and at Covington Catholic on Feb. 15, before finishing the season at home against Holmes on Feb. 18. Those three games, plus the Feb. 8 game against Campbell County after deadline, will give the Pioneers a solid test heading into the postseason. Simon Kenton locked up the first seed in district play by going a perfect 6-0 against District 32 opponents. The Pioneers have positioned themselves nicely for another postseason run and figure to play even better once everyone recovers from injury. “We have to overcome injuries. We haven’t had our projected starting lineup that we had going into the season start together yet this year,” Steiner said.

“When everybody’s healthy, we’ll have quality depth.” The injuries throughout the season may payoff for the Pioneers in the long run. Once everyone is healthy, the rotation will be deeper and more experienced than it may have been had bench players not been forced into the spotlight earlier in the year. “Guys have gotten extra experience,” Steiner said. “A lot of guys have stepped up, guys that we didn’t know we’d be counting on this much at this point in the season.” At 15-8 overall, and 9-0 against Region Eight opponents, the Pioneers are excited about postseason play. Home games against local powers Campbell County and Holmes in the final two weeks of the regular season should have the Pioneers ready for postseason play. The program has high expectations this time of year and plans on playing deep into March. “Our next goal is to win the district championship on our home court,” Steiner said. “We want to win out, win our sixth district championship in a row, and make a run at a regional championship.”

inside, both those things are crucial. “We weren’t rebounding and now we’re rebounding and getting after it,” Booher said. “It all starts on the defensive end. We’re limited size-wise, and we have to make up for it in speed and quickness.” Said Hayes: “You’ve got to show some toughness, show some heart, show that you can get the rebound, even if you’re the littlest guy on the floor.” After Boone, Holmes hosts Newport Central Catholic and then plays at Louisville Ballard, one of the top teams in the state, Saturday, Feb. 12. Beating NewCath would clinch the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference in Division II, as this is Holmes’ first season in that class. The Ballard game is a rematch for Booher, as his Shelby Valley team beat the Bruins in last year’s Sweet 16 state final. It’s also a rematch of a game the same teams played Dec. 19. Ballard won 100-96. It should be good preparation for this year’s postseason. While this is Booher’s first year in the Ninth Region, he knows how wide open the field is this year. “Everybody can play,” he said. “You don’t play well, you’re going to get beat. It’s kind of like playing in the Big East or the ACC.”

BRIEFLY The week at Simon

• The Simon Kenton boys basketball team beat Anderson County 72-60, Jan. 29. Simon’s top-scorer was Cody Chambers with 30 points. • In girls basketball, Simon Kenton beat Conner 51-50, Jan. 29. Simon’s top-scorer was Hannah Stephenson with 24 points. On Feb. 4, Simon Kenton lost 60-58 to Bryan Station. Simon’s top-scorer was Sydni Wainscott with 16 points. • In boys swimming, Simon Kenton placed eighth with a score of 53 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. • In girls swimming, Simon Kenton placed seventh with a score of 118, Feb. 2.

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Simon Kenton had two official commitments last week. Jake Krummen, football wide receiver, will be playing at Thomas More College. Chelsea Landrum of girls soccer will be signing at St. Catharine College (NAIA) in Kentucky. SK head football coach/athletic director Jeff Marksberry expects several more commitments from football and other sports in the coming weeks.

The week at Holmes

• The Holmes boys basketball team beat Scott 71-39, Jan. 29. Holmes’ top-scorer was Chris Hayes with 16 points. Scott was led by Kellen Smith with 12 points. On Feb. 3, Holmes beat Highlands 62-46. Holmes’

Chris Hayes was the team’s top-scorer with 14 points. On Feb. 4, Holmes beat Beechwood 91-64. Holmes’ top-scorers were Jaleel Gray and Hayes with 21 points each. • In boys swimming, Holmes placed ninth with a score of 28 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. • In girls swimming, Holmes placed 10th with a score of 44 on Feb. 2.

The week at Ludlow

• The Ludlow boys basketball team beat Villa Madonna 62-53, Jan. 31. Top-scorer was Drew Gaiser with 18 points. Newport beat Ludlow 4925. Top-scorer was Anthony Camerena with 10 points. • The St. Henry girls basketball team beat Ludlow 7213, Jan. 29. Ludlow’s topscorer was Mariah Johnson with five points. On Feb. 3, Villa beat Ludlow 43-20. Ludlow’s Jessie Helmer had seven points. On Feb. 5, Lloyd beat Ludlow 50-39. Ludlow’s Tori Wofford had 17 points.

The week at Holy Cross

• The girls swimming team placed 12th with a score of 12 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. • In girls basketball on Feb. 3, Notre Dame beat Holy Cross 87-77 in double overtime. Holy Cross’ Iman Ronney had 27 points. • In boys basketball, Holy Cross beat Covington Catholic 59-54, Feb. 4. Jake Burger had 18 points.

The week at Scott

• The Scott boys basketball team beat Covington Catholic 74-67, Jan. 31. Topscorer was Kellen Smith with 28 points. On Feb. 4, Scott beat Conner 65-63. Smith had 20 points. On Feb. 5, Scott beat Conner 65-63. Smith had 20 points. • In girls basketball, Conner beat Scott 47-45, Feb. 2. Scott’s Taylor Stinson led her team with 23 points. • In boys swimming, Scott took second place with a score of 203 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. Scott’s Sherrard won the 50 meter freestyle in 23.80 seconds; Groneck won the 100 meter flystroke in 55.94 seconds; Scott won the 200 meter freestyle relay in 1 minute, 41.37 seconds; Groneck won the 100 meter breaststroke in 1 minute, 3.63 seconds; and Stevens won the 1 meter dive with a score of 265.60. • In girls swimming, Scott placed fourth with a score of 145 in the Gold Medal Meet, Feb. 2. Scott’s Duffy won the 200 meter freestyle in 2 minutes, 3.82 seconds; and Duffy won the 100 meter flystroke in 1 minute, 5.86 seconds.

The week at Calvary

• In boys basketball on Feb. 4, Cooper beat Calvary Christian 41-28. Calvary’s top-scorer was Tucker Glass with 15 points. • In girls basketball on Feb. 4, Calvary beat Augusta 61-45. Calvary’s top-scorer was Zania Caudill with 30 points.


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There were 10 foot drifts on either side and a path blazed by dear ole Dad. He claimed he felt like John Wayne. You may Eric Deters think this would Community give me a Lee attitude Recorder Ermey on school closguest ings. Not true. I columnist believe safety first. If the roads are bad and buses can’t travel on them, cancel school. On the other hand, how about simply canceling bus service and

let the students know, we are open if you make it in. We would separate the men and the women from the boys and the girls. My son Parker is a senior at Simon Kenton this year. The way we are going he might graduate on the Fourth of July. That’s OK with me. They could combine the fireworks and the graduation. It would save everyone money on graduation parties. We could time the fireworks when the kid whose last name ends in Z is handed his diploma. As for summer vacation, what the heck happened to three full months of vacation? Kids these days are lucky to get two months

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As some school districts give all year school a shot and snow days mount, I reflect upon the “way it use to be.” In 1978 Kenton County Schools were closed for weeks at a time on account of one of the worst winter storms we have ever experienced. I was attending Covington Latin School which I believed to show their hardiness, canceled school for a day. My dad just drove me to the school in a four-wheel-drive pickup truck. He even drove his own bulldozer two miles to open up our road on his own rather than wait for the county trucks. I don’t think the county used a bulldozer.

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off. All the kids who want to receive an academic scholarship can study all summer on their own. But come on, summer vacation is important to families. This coming from a well-balanced workaholic who at the age of 8 began working the farm all summer. Summer vacation is about summer jobs, vacations, swimming pools, hanging out with friends, baseball and maybe some leisure reading. I believe it’s as important as diagramming a sentence. On a serious note, Kenton County Schools does a great job calling off school, not calling off school and delaying school. I just

disagree we should make up those days and shorten the summer. My father really did walk or ride a mule every day to St. Cecilia School where he got there early enough to start the fire to keep the school warm. I never walked barefoot up a hill there and back. But I did have to ride the stupid bus. When I went to Covington Latin School I had to get to the bus stop at Butler’s Market at 6 a.m. and got off the at the bus stop at the end of the day at 6 p.m. I would have preferred a mule and the walk to Simon Kenton. Eric Deters is an attorney with offices in Independence

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What do you remember about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in January 1986 or the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in February 2003? “I remember watching the Challenger with my young daughter. I was stunned. I prayed so hard that the TV angle was blocking our view of a successful launch and that it was nothing serious. I remember the stunned looks of the people in the stands, there, especially the teachers sister and parents. It was devastating.” D.U. “I was working at Matthew Duvall Elementary School in Mount Healthy, and we had the TV on to see the launch. When it exploded, the entire building became quiet for a moment, in disbelief and then everyone on the staff began to cry. Faculty, students, everyone cried and cried. It seems like yesterday that we saw such a tragedy.” B.S. “1986 seems so long ago, yet it seems like yesterday when you remember the fear you felt when you heard that on the radio, I prayed for a miracle, the Nation was encouraged to pray together. You have to wonder – would it be politically correct to pray for them today? We have come a long way since then.” J.R. “I was teaching at an elementary school in West Clermont School District. We wheeled in a ‘state of the art’ big screen TV to

What is the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift you’ve received or given? What made it so special? Every week The Community Recorder asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to bmains@nky.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. watch it as a group of fifth/sixthgraders. “When it happened everyone fell silent. There was nothing but shock. We had a moment of silence then returned to class.” K.S. “The Challenger disaster was a very traumatic experience for me, similar to the assassination of President Kennedy. I was familiar with most of the crew members, and I simply was stunned when it happened. “I recall being depressed for days about it, and found myself wondering how our scientists and government could have taken the risks they did (of which I was largely unaware, because I am not a professional). “Strangely (and I’m not proud of this), my memory of Columbia’s loss is not nearly as clear, even though it was only eight years ago. “I cannot explain this. Maybe I was caught up in other pressing personal issues, but whatever the reason, I regret that my feelings were not as intense as they were when the Challenger was destroyed. “Since there was nothing I could have done to prevent what happened, or what was done afterward, I probably shouldn’t feel the way I do, but I can’t help it.” B.B.

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Piper Luckhardt, 4, of Taylor Mill, above, guides the pony she is riding to kick and push a large ball under the guidance of Misty Ridge Farm owner Anna Zinkhon during Luckhardt’s first ever horse riding lesson at the Campbell County horse farm in the Camp Springs area Thursday, Jan. 27.

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Westwood reviews his work in Frankfort The General Assembly returned to full session Monday, Jan. 31 in Frankfort and the Senate continued to focus on initiatives that would protect taxpayer dollars and protect the unborn. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, we began the legislative week with the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address where the governor discussed Kentucky’s budgetary status. I have concerns with the Governor’s plan to move Medicaid funds from the 2012 year back to the 2011 year to solve the current Medicaid shortfall. Kentuckians have sent a clear message to their elected officials that they don’t want short term accounting tricks to simply delay the real problem for a few months. If we are going to turn

the economic tide in Kentucky we must be willing to enact policy changes that will make our state friendlier to business and the jobs it can create. After the speech, the Senate introduced a plan to trim legislative costs this session. By adjusting the legislative schedule, we can eliminate six days of legislative pay that could save the state almost $400,000. This will still allow us to get the work done we need to during the session, while also respecting our budgetary situation. It is my hope the House will go along with the idea and the plan can be implemented. The Senate Education Committee passed my Career Pathways Bill, landmark legislation designed to help develop skilled

workforce education among our high school students and pair those skills with existing Kentucky employers. Senate Bill 36 requires career and technical education teachers to receive training in how to embed reading, mathematics, and science knowledge and skills in specific career and technical education courses. The bill also creates the "career and technical education accessibility fund" for awarding grants for the purpose of the development of career pathways and programs of study in high-demand occupational fields for students in middle and high schools and the establishment of career academies in secondary schools. These exciting new options will allow area businesses to get involved with

Kentucky vocational schools to ensure that upon graduation, encourage students to stay in school until graduation, and offer Kentucky students the best chance at filling job openings in skilled workforce fields On Thursday, Feb. 3, the annual Right-to-Life Rally took place at the Capitol. It was wonderful to see so many Kentuckians from all corners of the state come to show their support for the unborn. One of the key points of the rally was to urge the House to pass Senate Bill 9. I was proud to sponsor for SB 9, an informed consent bill that will ensure faceto-face meetings between a woman considering an abortion and her doctor. In the past such counseling was often available in

the form of a recorded message. SB 9 will require doctors to make availJack able ultrasound Westwood images of the unborn baby to Community the mothers. Recorder My hope is that guest this process will columnist make women reconsider the life altering decision they are making. As always, please feel free to call me toll-free with any questions or comments at 1-800-3727181 or TTY 1-800-896-0305. Senator Westwood represents the 23rd Senate District, which includes northern Kenton County.

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Mary Beth Paul’s business, Gourmet Delights, began as, and still primarily is, a catering business. She offers “everything, from breakfasts for businesses around town, to cocktail parties and business luncheons,” Paul, who lives in Union, said. “I’ve even had a little girl’s tea party. I’m small enough I can basically cater to what the customer is wanting.” Even though that may be the main component, nearly a year ago, she set up shop in Richwood and opened The Gourmet Cafe, located at 11069 Clay Drive, Walton, in the Shoppes at Richwood. The Gourmet Cafe, open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., offers freshly made fare like scones, muffins, soups,

sandwiches, salads and dips. Now service has expanded, offering “Dinners to Go” 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The meals, which are ready to eat or may require some heating at home, are typically in the $20 to $30 range, she said. Eventually, Paul would like to further expand “Dinners to Go” and maybe down the road offer an evening dine-in option at the cafe, she said. Originally from Lexington, Paul said she felt Northern Kentucky didn’t have the number of smaller “neat” shops Lexington offered. “I have to start somewhere,” she said. “It’s not what I want it to be at this point, but it’s taking off. I’m hitting a niche.” More information can be found at www.thegourmet cafekentucky.com.

TMC hosts open house The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College is scheduled to host an open house and night sky viewing Feb. 12. Prior to the open house, Dr. Ellyn Baines of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. will present a lecture at 7 p.m. in Thomas More College’s Science Lecture Hall, located in the administration building. Baines will discuss the importance of stars and the methods used to measure their various properties. Following the lecture, participants will move to The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (located behind the lake at the rear of campus) and use telescopes for an up-close look at the

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From the glow of the sun to the crack of the bat to the roars of the crowd - there’s nothing quite like a day at the ball park. That’s why the Behringer-Crawford Museum is partnering with the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame to launch a special exhibit dubbed “Play Ball: In a League of Our Own - The History of Knothole Baseball.” The exhibit will open March 5 and run through June 5. “It’s a great way to not only preserve the past, but to provide inspiration for the future,” said Sarah Siegrist, the assistant director of BCM. “So many people have been associated with Knothole over the years, and we figured it would be neat to show that tradition and how it all started.” Joe Brennan, the president of the Northern Kentucky Hall of Fame, said they have been working on putting together the exhibit for over a year, as they’ve been researching the history of Knothole baseball in each county, contacting former coaches and supervisors, and even trying to track down former players. He said they’ve worked with museum for several past exhibits, including displays on the top Northern Kentucky athletes to make it big, as well as the top coaches in Northern Kentucky high school history. “We have a really good time working with the museum and putting these together,” said Brennan. Brennan admitted the research for the Knothole exhibit was a challenge, as historical records were almost nonexistent for some districts. However, he said they’ve been able to unearth some of the origins of of Knothole in each county, having discovered that Knothole play began in Campbell County in 1933, in Kenton County in 1939, and not until 1958 in Boone County.

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Jeff Orme of the Mark's Garage Dragons of Fort Thomas pitches during the regional championship game in Knothole Class B last July. Knothole baseball dates back to 1933 in Campbell County, 1939 in Kenton County and 1958 in Boone County.

“If you think about it, a lot of the neighborhoods weren’t really built out in Boone County until later, so it makes sense,” he said. Brennan said they’ve also been able to feature some Knothole contributors who weren’t players or coaches, such as Fran Leubbers and Mary Justice, who helped run the books for Kenton County Knothole while their husbands were supervisors, and Betty

Duncan, who helped with the purchase of the fields in Boone County by selling snacks out of the back of her station wagon. “That’s actually one of the coolest stories - she helped to raise enough money to help secure the loan for those fields they still play on in District 24,” said Siegrist. “It’s stories like those that we really want to share with everyone.” Of course, Siegrist and Brennan said there will also be plenty of information on players, coaches and supervisors. Major-leaguers like Stan Arnzen, Leo Foster and Jim Bunning will be featured, as will all of the district supervisors, including Bob Marsh, the father of former MLB umpire Randy Marsh, who oversaw the Kenton Knothole program in the late 50s and early 60s. The Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky has also filmed several interviews with former players and coaches, which will air in the exhibit and later be available for purchase on DVD. Additionally, Siegrist said the museum is planning to have “Knothole Days” each Saturday while the exhibit runs, where kids currently playing Knothole can visit the exhibit for free. Brennan said that the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and the Kid Glove Program have stepped up to help sponsor the exhibit, which will also feature a special tribute to the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund, which has contiributed funds for field maintenance and upgrades over the years. “It’s really going to be pretty cool once it’s all set up,” said Brennan. “I think everyone in this area has been involved in the Knothole program in one way or another at some point, so this should have something everyone can enjoy.” For more information, contact BCM at 491-4003 or visit www.bcmuseum.org.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, F E B . 1 1

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Painting Workshop and Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m., Elk Creek Tasting Room in Crestview Hills Town Center, 2837 Town Center Boulevard, Elk Creek Winery. Create 16 by 20 acrylic painting in less than two hours. Includes all art supplies, wine tasting and more. $49.99. Reservations required. Presented by The Twisted Brush. 859-3310619; www.the-twisted-brush.com. Crestview Hills.

ART CENTERS & ART MUSEUMS

Incident & Ornament: Baroque States of Mind, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Mixed media, installation and paintings by Kim Krause, Jamie Markle, Jill Rowinski and Ryan Snow. 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts.com/ arts_center.shtml. Covington.

ART EXHIBITS

Isolation & Togetherness, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Free. Through Feb. 18. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Free. 859-291-2550; www.depsfinewine.com. Covington.

HOLIDAY VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day Special, 5-11 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite 29, Package for two. Jumbo shrimp cocktail, appetizer; bistecca Diana, entree; chocolate decadence cake, dessert. Red roses for ladies. Children’s menu available, $7. $90 plus tax and tip. 859-4429444; www.vitoscafe.com. Fort Thomas.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Indie Film Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Watch and discuss recent release to DVD. Family friendly. 859-962-4002. Erlanger.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Bob Cushing, 10 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., 859491-6659; www.mollymalonesirishpub.com. Covington.

MUSIC - BLUES

Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-491-8027. Covington. Sonny Moorman, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Cef Michael Band, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; www.myspace. com/cefmichaelband. Independence.

MUSIC - ROCK

Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, $5. 859-3427000; www.peecox.com. Erlanger. Close To Home, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., CD Release Show. With Pilot Around the Stars, Make This Your Summer and To Die For. VIP includes entry to Sound Check Party, pizza dinner, VIP laminate, signed poster and meet-and-greet before show. $25 VIP, $12, $10 advance. 859-291-2233; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

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ON STAGE - THEATER

The Odd Couple, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Neurotic neat freak Felix Ungar and slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison have almost nothing in common, except being two divorcees dysfunctionally sharing one New York apartment. $15-$19. Through Feb. 13. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

SPORTS

Winter/Spring Meet, 5:30 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free, except March 26. Through April 3. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence. S A T U R D A Y, F E B . 1 2

ART EXHIBITS

Isolation & Togetherness, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by Matthew Andrews, Dominic Sansone, Mallory Felktz, Marcia Alscher, Alan Grizzell, Patrick Meier, Sherman Cahal and Janie Marino. Part of ArtsWave Sampler Weekends. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

Cef Michael Band, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 859356-1440; www.myspace.com/cefmichaelband. Independence.

MUSIC - ROCK

Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Peecox, $5. 859-342-7000; www.peecox.com. Erlanger. My Girl Friday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Bottoms Up, 11 E. Fifth St., Cover band. Free. Presented by Bottoms Up Tavern. 859-261-1848. Covington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dysfunctional Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Muggbees Sports Bar, 2515 Ritchie Street, Dinner of chicken or baby back ribs, side items and a drink. Dinner 6:30 p.m. and DJ follows show. $15. Reservations required. 859-3639848. Crescent Springs.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Odd Couple, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $15-$19. 859-9571940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $30 per month for unlimited classes; $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.

HOLIDAY VALENTINE’S DAY

Sweetheart’s Valentine’s Dance, 6 p.m.midnight, Alexandria Firehouse, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Cocktails served at 6 p.m. Steak or chicken dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing 8 p.m.-midnight. Music by Mike Young. Semiformal. Benefits Alexandria Fire Department. $50 per couple. Reservations required. 859635-5991. Alexandria. Valentine’s Day Special, 5-11 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, $90 plus tax and tip. 859-442-9444; www.vitoscafe.com. Fort Thomas.

MUSIC - BENEFITS

Music for the Mountains, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole house. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Music by the Tillers, Magnolia Mountain, the Hiders, Kim Taylor, Jake Speed & the Freddies, Frontier Folk Nebraska, the Frankl Project, Duquette Johnston, Shiny & the Spoon, Hickory Robot, the Rubber Knife Gang and more. Benefit to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Ages 18 and up. $15. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - BLUES

Ricky Nye Inc., 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. With Bekah Williams., Chez Nora, 859-491-8027. Covington.

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ART CENTERS & ART MUSEUMS

Incident & Ornament: Baroque States of Mind, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; www.covingtonarts. com/arts_center.shtml. Covington.

ART EXHIBITS

Isolation & Togetherness, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

CRAFT SHOWS

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Exhibit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rivercenter II, 100 Rivercenter, Follow the posted signs to the exhibit of more than 1,000 pieces of art created by students from across the region. Teens and adults. Part of the ArtsWave Sampler Weekend. Free. Presented by ArtsWave. 513-8712787; www.theartswave.org. Covington.

PROVIDED

The Twisted Brush is having a painting workshop and wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Elk Creek Winery in Crestview Hills Town Center. Bring a friend or a date for Valentine’s weekend and create a 16-by-20 acrylic painting in less than two hours. The cost is $39 per person, all art supplies included; paired with a wine tasting it’s $49.99. No talent or previous training needed: Just have a beverage, a brush and a blast! Reservations are recommended. Dress casual and those under 21 can bring in a beverage of their own. For more information or to make a reservation call 513-335-3887 or 859-331-0619; or visit www.the-twisted-brush.com. Elk Creek Winery is located at 2837 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills. Pictured is a group with their paintings at a previous Twisted Brush workshop at Elk Creek Winery.

Dis/Troy, 7 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Part of Playhouse Off the Hill series, prices vary by location. Adaptation by Yokanaan Kerns, based on Homer’s “The Iliad.” Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 513-345-2242; www.cincyplay.com. Covington.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Beginner Yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lifepath Center of the Healing Arts, 734 BromleyCrescent Springs Road, Upstairs, yoga studio. $10 (if 12 class pass is purchased). Registration required. 859-992-6300; www.lifepath-2001.com. Crescent Springs.

Clark & Jones Trio, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Lively dance tunes, slow airs and songs from Ireland, Appalachia, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.

RECREATION

Be My Valentine Supreme Beauty Pageant, 1:30 p.m., Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Dressing room opens 12:30 p.m. Categories: Prettiest Hair, Prettiest Eyes, Prettiest Smile; Over All Most Beautiful/Handsome; Talent; Valentines Wear; and Outfit of Choice. $100 for entrants. 859371-4400; www.holidaypageants.net/BeMy-Valentine.html. Florence.

HOLIDAY - BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Music and Movement with Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theatre, 4 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave, Explore the cultures of Nigeria and Ghana through drums, songs, dances, clothing and language. Ages 1-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033; www.ccpl.org. Fort Thomas.

HOLIDAY VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day Dinner, 4-9 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Five-course dinner. Each course contains at least one ingredient known as an aphrodisiac. $40-$50. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills. Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5-10 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Regular menu. Special Monday open hours. Reservations required. 859-261-9675. Newport. Valentine’s Day Special, 5 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, $90 plus tax and tip. 859-442-9444; www.vitoscafe.com. Fort Thomas. Valentine’s Love Stinks Party, 9 p.m., Jerzee’s Pub and Grub, 708 Monmouth St., Music by Pete Dressman and SUN. 859491-3500. Newport. Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work, and get feedback. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Middle School Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Wii gaming and snacks. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Kids Night Out, 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Wii, board games, duct tape crafts and pizza. Ages 8-12. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665. Burlington. Valentine PJ Party, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Make valentine for someone special. Ages 2-5. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence.

MUSIC - POP PROVIDED

Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Cincinnati Opera hosts community performances of its first education touring production of the season, “This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price,” with soprano Adrienne Danrich, pictured. Performances are Feb. 12, 20 and 26. It is a musical tribute to Anderson and Price and the role music played during the Civil Rights Movement. The program is recommended for students in sixth through 12th grades, families and adults. Performances are 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave.; 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 7080 Reading Road; at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, 108 West Central Parkway; and at 6 p.m. Feb. 26, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Cost $5 at the Freedom Center; other performances are free. Call 513-768-5562 or visit www.cincinnatiopera.org.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Wood Carvers, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Explore craft of woodcarving with the River Valley Woodcarvers. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

HOLIDAY VALENTINE’S DAY

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Triangle Toastmasters Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth St., Become a confident, more effective speaker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Triangle Toastmasters. Through March 29. 859-652-3348. Newport. Time Traveler’s Club: Kentucky Junior Historical Society, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Cemetery cleanups, historical ghost walks, interviewing local people and creating podcasts. Includes snacks. Grades 6-12. 859342-2665. Burlington.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

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Valentine Party, 2-4 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Includes magic show and special Valentine craft. Family friendly. Free. 859-962-4002. Erlanger. Valentine’s Day Special, 5-9 p.m., Vito’s Cafe, $90 plus tax and tip. 859-442-9444; www.vitoscafe.com. Fort Thomas. Valentine’s Brunch, 1 p.m., Yesterday’s Cafe & Tea Room, 264 Main St., Themed brunch. $18.95. Reservations required. 859-5944832. Florence.

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Rooney, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Eisley and Chapin Sisters. Doors open 8 p.m. Power-pop band from Los Angeles. $18, $15 advance. 859-4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

RECREATION

Wii for Adults, 1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Teen Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Xbox 360, Wii, snacks and more. Teens ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Hebron. Play with Your Food, 6:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Make the kitchen exciting again with wacky utensils and hands-on fun with food. Ages 6-11. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Walton. W E D N E S D A Y, F E B . 1 6

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

Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. 859-3422665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Crafts and Cocoa, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Project: Marble Magnets. Bring photos or favorite tiny images. Ages 12-17. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com. Scooby Doo, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Library mystery solving, Scooby snacks and music. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

MUSIC - BLUES

Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. Family friendly. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

MUSIC - CHORAL

Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave., Miami 3 performs “crossover” music, a combination of classical with rag, jazz, Klezmer, folk, pop, world music and more. Members are Michele Gingras, clarinet, Harvey Thrumer, violin and Heather MacPhail, piano. Free parking in church lots. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 859-431-1786. Covington.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, Share tips, mutual concerns, common issues, challenges and successes with other members. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 513-721-2905; www.cincinnatiepilepsy.org. Florence. T H U R S D A Y, F E B . 1 7

EDUCATION Internet, 10 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Free. Level 2. Learn about search engines, keyword searching and more. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Florence. Excel Basics, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basics of Microsoft Excel 2007: How to sort a list, filter lists and numbers, create a pie chart and more. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859342-2665. Burlington. LITERARY - LIBRARIES

‘Tween the Pages, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discussion of favorite books and video games. Ages 9-12. Family friendly. 859-342-2665. Union.

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ArtsWave presents its annual Sampler this year over six weekend days instead of just one weekend. The Arts Sampler of free arts events begins Saturday, Feb. 12 and runs Saturdays, Feb. 12, March 12, March 26, April 10 and April 23. Different neighborhoods and arts organizations are featured each Saturday. Saturday, Feb. 12, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, pictured, is one of the featured organizations. There will be backstage tours at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Storyteller David Gonzalez is in "Aesop Bops!" at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for ages 4 and up; Creative Dramatics for Children (ages 4-12) is at 11:30 a.m. and Scene Shop Tours are at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for all ages. For all events, visit www.theartswave.org/arts/sampler.


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February 10, 2011

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The type of love that shines the brightest Valentine’s Day was fast approaching. A handsome young man stood at a jewelry store counter. In front of him, on a black velvet cloth, were three glittering stones. All were cut with precision and to the uneducated eye all three looked like diamonds. Actually however, one was glass, one was zircon, and one was an elegant diamond. The price range went from $75 to several thousand. Only a professional gemologist could immediate tell them apart. They looked stunning but needed to be carefully distinguished – just as types of love need to be carefully distinguished as regards their value. In fact, we can use the three stones before the young man to symbolize three possible kinds of love. The faceted glass stone could represent a particular kind of love called “if-love.” It’s the most common type of love. Of course, it glitters and glis-

tens but it’s not very valuable and easily scratched. It has strings attached. If-love is not love at all. It’s self-centered and offered only in Father Lou exchange for Guntzelman something our lover Perspectives alleged wants from us. “If you put me first, meet my expectations and be what I want you to be; if you’re sexually fulfilling; if you overlook any kind of treatment from me, I’ll love you.” So many ifs. So many strings attached. So much self-centeredness. Many such fragile relationships crack and break apart after awhile. Expectations eventually are not met, disillusionment sets in, and whatever we bartered away to get this if-only love wasn’t enough. What was thought to be genuine love turns into disinterest

The third stone, the brilliant diamond, symbolizes unconditional love. or hate. Sometimes even parental love can be tainted by the “if” kind of love. Whether its expectations are the too-strict demands of Tiger Mom, or the absence of needed discipline from Too Soft Moms, young children can become confused over whether they are truly loved at all. The second stone, representing the second kind of love, could be called the “because” kind of love. A person is still not loved for themselves but because of some quality they possess, something they have, or something they do. “I love you because you have such a beautiful body; because you’re rich, powerful, popular or well-known.”

This kind of love gave birth to the belief that “power, money and position are the greatest aphrodisiacs!” Of course, if we’re loved because of some thing or quality we have, what will happen if we lose it or someone else comes along with more of the lovable quality? What happens when age takes away the quality, poor economic times deplete our resources, or an accident deforms our body? If we can have an inkling that we are loved with a because-kindof-love, insecurity results. We stay on guard lest it appear we have lost the tenuous quality which endear us. We worry: “If the quality goes, will love go, too?” The third stone, the brilliant diamond, symbolizes unconditional love. Colloquially we could call it “in spite of” kind of love. There are no strings attached, no list of expectations, we do not deserve it or earn it – we just mysteriously receive it from the one

loving us. We are loved just because the one loving us sees some great worth in us as a person. We probably don’t even see it ourselves. We are irreplaceable to the one who loves us. This is also the kind of love with which God loves us. It’s not because we’ve done everything right and earn it, but it comes from the heart of the one loving us. This unconditional love is rare among humans. Yet, this is the kind of love for which our hearts are desperately hunger. It is a very rare gem to find. Fortunate are those who experience it. Victor Hugo stated well its importance: “The supreme happiness in life is the conviction of being loved for oneself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of oneself.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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February 10, 2011

It’s a piece of cake to make your own Valentines I remember well my first box of Valentine’s candy. I was 16 and my boyfriend, J i m , brought over two h u g e h e a r t shaped boxes of c a n d y from the Rita drugstore. Heikenfeld O n e was, of Rita’s kitchen course, for me, and the other was for Mom. Needless to say, Jim scored brownie points that day. But he taught me a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts.

Cake pops

So trendy! Lots of specialty pastry makers have these for sale. You can make your own. 1 box favorite cake mix or homemade, baked according to directions

Favorite icing:

Think of combos you like with cake

For dipping:

Melted chocolate

To decorate:

Tiny candies

Let cake cool completely. Break into pieces and, with a mixer or fork, crumble cake into fine crumbs. Start adding icing, about 1 ⁄2 cup at a time. You’ll notice the more you mix the cake with the icing, the more moist it gets. Add more icing depending upon how you like the finished pops – with a cakelike or creamy center. (Make a small ball, about an inch or so. If it holds together, and it’s still a bit cake-like in texture, you can use it like that. For a more creamy texture, add a bit more icing. I like mine cake-like). Put in freezer for an hour

to get hard. Or refrigerate until very firm, a couple of hours. (You can leave them in the fridge several days or in the freezer a couple of weeks at least). Dip in melted chocolate and IMMEDIATELY sprinkle on toppings before icing sets. Insert on sucker sticks and put them into a foam base, covered with foil, etc. Or put them into paper candy liners, or make individual gifts by wrapping each pop in a cellophane bag. Store in fridge, covered. Bring to room temperature before eating. Even easier: Use doughnut holes instead of the cake. This is especially fun for the kids to do. I like to use glazed doughnut holes. Optional but good: Substitute up to 1⁄4 cup of favorite liqueur for liquid used in cake mix, or add an extra dash of vanilla, some cinnamon, etc.

Chocolate-covered cherries

Rivals store bought! Make as many, or as little, as you like. I first tasted these when friend and colleague Perrin

bit – chocolate will still be warm and very liquid. Dip cherry into chocolate. Seal completely or juice could leak out. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Chill until firm. To store: Store in tightly covered container in fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Tips from readers COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

It’s easy to make food from the heart for your special Valentine.

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Some of Rita’s cake pops made especially for Valentine’s Day.

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Make your own chocolate-covered cherries this Valentine’s Day.

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Mix butter and syrup, then mix in powdered sugar. It will look a bit dry but will come together as you knead it smooth. If too soft to handle, chill for 15 minutes. (Mixture can also be made a week ahead and brought to room temperature). Shape 1⁄2 to l teaspoon mixture around each cherry, fitting the fondant closely to the cherry, enclosing the base of the stem as well. Roll in your palms to smooth fondant. Place on baking sheet and chill until firm. This is necessary for the chocolate to adhere. Melt chocolate. Let cool a

Dairy-free chocolate chips: Read labels. Alexia Kadish, a Loveland reader, cautions to read labels to make sure chips are dairyfree. The recipe from a reader last week for dairy-free chocolate chip cookies called for chocolate chips. Some are dairy-free; others are not; others may be dairy-free but processed in a plant that uses dairy. As Alexia suggests, “A good way to locate chocolate chips without dairy is to look for the kosher label that has a tiny reference to ‘parve’ next to it.” Checking further, “parve” means by rabbinical supervision there will be no milk, butter or dairy in it. ‘D’ or ‘dairy’ will mean it could be possible that dairy is included. Thanks, Alexia!

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Thriftway ham loaf. Randy Sias is still looking for the ham loaf made at the Thriftway on Five Mile Road in Anderson Township. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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ArtsWave extends event

Volunteers needed for festival The 42nd annual Appalachian Festival is seeking a volunteer coordinator, a committee chair position, to direct volunteer workers at the three-day festival the weekend of May

6-8 at Coney Island. The 42nd annual festival celebrates the area’s mountain heritage with downhome entertainment, crafts, food and cultural attractions.

to help with children’s day activities. For more information about volunteering call 513-251-3378 or e-mail volunteer@appalachianfestival.org.

The festival is also seeking volunteers ages 18 and up to help in all aspects of event. Volunteers are needed for committee assignments and on-site help, particularly for Friday, May 6,

Yearlings to host Fabulous-Furs show The Yearlings will host their sixth annual Donna Salyers’ Fabulous-Furs Style Show. The show will be 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at 20 West 11th St., Covington. The cost of the event will be $20 per person which includes drinks and appetizers. Tri-chairs are Brenda J. Sparks, Julie King and Karen Keenan. Committee members are Julie King, tickets and distribution; Carole Ewald, admission table; Terrie Rogers, raffle chair; Sharon Gannon, split the

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ArtsWave Sampler Weekend celebrates it 25th Anniversary and ArtsWave is excited to try something new – scheduling the Arts Sampler over six weekends during the 12-week community campaign for the arts from mid-February through April, and increasing the number of programs in neighborhood and community arts centers. The ArtsWave Sampler Weekends, sponsored by Macy's, celebrate the creative things - music, dance, theater, museums, and festivals - happening in large and small ways throughout our region. These weekends are great opportunities for families, friends, and neighbors to connect with one another and experience the arts through free events. The six weekends will offer some 180 events at over 75 venues all over the region. Sampler visitors can choose from a menu of options from Fairfield to Newport, Mason to Batavia, Pleasant Ridge to Downtown and more. Another new feature this year will be the addition of Neighborhood Spotlights, highlighting several venues in one area with multiple programs on the same day. Each Sampler weekend also features one of Cincinnati's largest arts institutions. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, Feb. 12 – Spotlight Neighborhood: Columbia-Tusculum with featured Organizations: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Opera at Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, Feb. 26 – Spotlight Neighborhood: Overthe-Rhine - Washington Park with featured organization: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Saturday, March 12 – Spotlight Neighborhood: Northern Kentucky wtih featured organization: Cincinnati Ballet. Saturday, March 26 – Spotlight Neighborhoods: Kennedy Heights AND Northside with featured organizations: Cincinnati Art Museum and Cincinnati May Festival Chorus

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DEATHS William Addington

William Franklin “Frank” Addington, 59, of Latonia, died Feb. 2, 2011, at Indiana University Healthcare, Indianapolis, Ind. He was a member of the Northern Kentucky Treasure Hunters Club and enjoyed finding coins with his metal detector. His mother, Gertrude Addington, died previously. Survivors include his father, William F. Addington of Latonia; wife, Julia Addington; sons, Joshua Addington and Zachary Addington of Latonia; brothers, Tommy Addington of Ludlow, Russell Addington of Covington, Kenny Addington of Latonia, Randall Addington and James Addington of Florence; sisters, Helen Strange of Independence, Jennifer Lykins of

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Florence and Rebecca Sammons of Covington; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Indiana University Foundation Transplant, IU Foundation, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266. Indicate “In memory of William ‘Frank’ Addington”.

Peggy Bernard

Peggy Bernard, 85, of Covington, died Feb. 4, 2011, at her residence. She was a nurse at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati. Her former husband, Ed Wilson; husband, Tom Bernard; and a son, Jeff Wilson, died previously. Survivors include her children, Nancy Madden, Peggy Sue Moore, Tina Schultz, Eddie Wilson, Steve Wilson, Melissa Denniston, Bobbie Sievers, Beci Hampel and Heather Wilson; 26 grandchildren; 42 greatgrandchildren; seven great-greatgrandchildren; and 24 foster children. Burial was at Forest Lawn. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mary ‘Marlene’ Burdett

Mary Helen “Marlene” Groneck Burdett, 76, of Covington, died Jan. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. A son, Ken Burdett, died previously. Survivors include her husband, John “Bill” Burdett; son, Bruce Burdett; daughters, Mary Kay Rice, Donna Newby, Judy Adams and Vicki Burt; sisters, Alma Hamblin and Ellen Gabriel; brothers, Frank, Jim, Ed and Steve Groneck; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and friends, Dottie Rodgers and Faye Pelgen. She donated her body to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Anne Herricks Clarke

Anne Herricks Clarke, 78, of Covington, died Jan. 31, 2011, at Providence Pavilion Health Care, Covington. She was a homemaker and former owner/operator of Joseph Clarke & Co., Covington. Her husband, Joseph E. Clarke, died previously. Survivors include sons, Joseph E. Clarke Jr. of Mariemont, Ohio, Stephen Clarke of Bridgetown, Ohio, Andrew Clarke of Columbia, Md., Lawrence Clarke of Covington, David Clarke of Florence, Dan Clarke of Fort Thomas and Mike Clarke of Covington; daughters, Beth Mersch of Vience, Va., Joyce O’Neill of Kingsport, Tenn., and Sarah Hanna of Northside, Ohio; and 21 grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014 or Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202.

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James William Crutchleo, 64, of Covington, died Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a singer and performed at local benefits. Survivors include son, Edward Crutchleo of Florence; daughters, Addie Crutchleo of Ludlow and Allison Vormbrock of Independence; sisters, Dottie Slaton of Iowa and Margie Moore of Ohio; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: James Crutchleo Memorial Fund, c/o Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, 917 Main St., Covington, KY 41011.

Madonna Eschenbach

Madonna R. Eschenbach, 65, of Highland Heights, died Feb. 1, 2011, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. She was a receptionist with the University Hospital Cardiology Department. She was a member of

St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, and a founding member of the 4H Saddle Club of Campbell County. She worked as D.C. of Seven Hills Pony Club and was a volunteer for the U.S. Pony Club. A grandson, Morgan Petry, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jim Eschenbach; daughter, Dianna Petry of Independence; son, David Eschenbach of Dublin, Ohio; brothers, Jerry Fortriede of Long Beach, Calif., and David Fortriede of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Kentucky Equine Humane Center, P.O. Box 91024, Lexington, KY 40591.

Fred Gripshover

Fred Theodore Gripshover, 86, of Morning View, died Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired printer for the Kroger Co. with 25 years of service, a member of St. Benedict Church in Covington and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. His wife, Martha Frances Lloyd Gripshover, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Mary C. Grout of Morning View; sons, Fred Gripshover of Independence and James Gripshover of Kenton County; sisters, Betty Gripshover of Covington and Rita Hoffman of Demossville; brother, Eddie Gripshover of Morning View; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Stanley Joseph Hegge

Stanley Joseph Hegge, 61, of Independence, died Jan. 31, 2011, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati. He was a mail handler. His parents, Alfred and Estelle Hegge, died previously. Survivors include his brothers, Edward Greg Hegge of Batavia and David Hegge of Walton; sister, Linda Hinkel of Erlanger; son, Aaron Evans of Alaska; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Florence Elks Lodge No. 314, 7704 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042 or American Legion Elsmere Post No. 20, 119 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Doris Mae Hicks

Doris Mae Hicks, 52, of Demossville, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of Demossville Baptist Church. Her parents, Tom and Naomi Dodd, and brothers, James C. Dodd, Ralph “Skip” Dodd and Thomas Dodd Jr., died previously. Survivors include her husband, John Hicks; daughter, Sherry Perkins of Independence; sons, Ronnie Hicks of Piner and Jerry Hicks and Donnie Hicks, both of Crittenden; sisters, Mary Hicks of Bracken County, Janie Barnett of Latonia, Susan Mullins of Erlanger and Carol Van Buskirk of Cincinnati; and 13 grandchildren. Interment was at Wilmington Cemetery, Demossville.

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David Richard Lynn, 64, of Demossville, died Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a fork lift driver for L’Oreal, Florence, and served in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, swimming, gardening and playing darts and poker. A brother, Estel Louis Lynn, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Robin Crupper Lynn; daughters, Cassie O’Brien of Louisville, Susan Spray of Dry Ridge and Hope Wilson of Demossville; sons, Scott Lynn of Gainesville, Va., and Albert Lynn of

Elsmere; sister, Melinda Tanner of Florence; brother, Greg Lynn of Florence; and 14 grandchildren.

Martha Baker Murray

Martha D. Baker Murray, 85, of Florence, died Jan. 23, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a retired home aide for United Home Care and a member of Sand Run Baptist Church and the Beaver Lick Chapter of the Eastern Star. Her former husband, Orville Clarence Baker; and husband, Melvin Roy Murray, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Connie S. Dixon of Taylor Mill and Cathy Ann Trusler of Florence; sister, Mary Jean Howard of Brookville, Maine; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials: Family of Martha Murray, c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6049, Florence, KY 41022.

Annette Niehues

Annette “Nettie” Niehues, 52, of Covington, died Feb. 1, 2011, at Cedar Lake Lodge, La Grange, Ky. She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Latonia. Survivors include her sister, Pamela Niehues Gadd of Cheviot, Ohio; and brothers, Mike Niehues of Crestview Hills and Joe Niehues of Taylor Mill. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Cedar Lake Lodge, 3301 Jericho Road, La Grange, KY 40031.

Ruth Benton Phillips

Ruth Benton Phillips, 90, of Latonia, died Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of Navy Mothers. Her husband, Louis Phillips, died previously. Survivors include sons, Steve Phillips of Walton, Leo Phillips of Lewis County, Jack Phillips of Latonia, Jim Phillips of Ghent and Richard Phillips of Patriot, Ind.; daughter, Regina Matthews of Erlanger; sister, Karen Huling of Phoenix, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and four greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment was at New St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials: Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 59, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Louise ‘Boots’ Piper

Louise R. “Boots” Bessler Piper, 80, of Taylor Mill, died Feb. 2, 2011, at Emeritus at Edgewood. She was a member of St. Agnes Church, Fort Wright, and the Covington Moose Lodge No. 1469, Taylor Mill. Her husband, Francis Earl “Bud” Piper, and two great-grandchildren, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Deborah Patane of Tiburon, Calif., Linda Klare and Kathy Mitchell, both of Edgewood; sons, Dennis Piper of Verona and Patrick Piper of Siesta Key, Fla.; sister, Joan Schunder of Villa Hills; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Lora Audrey Smith

Lora Audrey Smith, 85, of Florence, died Feb. 1, 2011, at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Ind. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking. Her husband, Aaron Smith, and two grandchildren, Lee Rose and Joshua Smith, died previously.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 2830404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at NKY.com. Survivors include her daughters, Pamela Hammack of Crittenden, Deborah Lee of Rabbit Hash and Joan Stake of Monroe, Ohio; sons, Larry Smith of Florence, Garry Smith of Dandridge, Tenn., and Gordon Smith of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brothers, Bill Felts of Ludlow, Leland Felts of Corbin, Ronald Felts of Sayler Park, Ohio, and Kenny Felts of Hamilton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Memorials: Family of Lora Audrey Smith, c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Myrtle L. Vicars

Myrtle L. Vicars, 70, of Falmouth, formerly of Covington, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her parents, Joseph I. and Anna M. Balz Kaiser; sister, Alvera Kaiser McMillan; and a grandson, Paul Anthony Vicars, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Leeman Vicars; brothers, Bernard Kaiser of Florence and Robert Kaiser of Cincinnati; sons, Edward Vicars of Southgate, Scott Vicars of Fort Wright, Keith Vicars of Taylor Mill and Kevin Vicars of Walton; daughters, Pamela Vicars Ernest of Edgewood and Deborah Vicars Rogers of Dry Ridge; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery.

Nancy White

Nancy White, 78, of Taylor Mill, died Feb. 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She helped start Redwood School in Fort Mitchell and Redwood Guild. She served as the program manager of Redwood School and co-chair of Redwood Express. She was a member of St. Anthony Parish, Taylor Mill, co-founder of Holy Cross Learning Academy and was named Northern Kentucky Woman of the of the Year in 1994. A grandson, Robby Tormey, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Russ White; daughter, Patti Tormey of Taylor Mill; son, Michael White of Mason, Ohio; sisters, Rodie Bender of Fort Thomas and Ann Hinzman of Rock Island, Ill.; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Holy Cross Church, Latonia. Mass of Christian Burial will follow. Memorials: Holy Cross Learning Academy, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Ruby Worthington

Ruby Eleanor Callen Worthington, 91, of Piner, died Jan. 30, 2011, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home, Covington. She was a retired secretary for Kenton County Schools where she worked for more than 30 years. She enjoyed singing, cooking and doing crossword puzzles. Her husband, Woodrow Wilson Worthington, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Oliver of Piner; son, David Worthington of Crittenden; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Violet Ridge Church of Christ, 1000 Violet Road, Crittenden, KY 41030.

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Gloria Breaden, 65, of Covington and Earl Perry, 64, of Milford, issued December 6, 2010. Crystal Minty, 29, and Charles Pyron II, 35, both of Elsmere, issued December 8, 2010. Helen Haubner, 24, and Luther Combs, 49, both of Latonia, issued December 8, 2010. Lucinda Gullion, 58, and rock Gullion, 47, both of Hillsboro, issued December 8, 2010. Shanean Thorpe, 33, of Mason and Ryan Heyob, 31, of Fort Wright, issued Jan. 18, 2011. Kathleen Robbins, 30, and James Pearson II, 33, both of Edgewood, issued Jan. 18, 2011. Samantha Turner, 24, of Newport and William Flynn Jr., 41, of Covington, issued Jan. 18, 2011. Trinh Lam, 33, and Jerome Drolet, 27, both of Ludlow, issued Jan. 18, 2011.

Tammy Loze, 49, of Independence and Gottfried Pressler, 49, of Liberty Township, issued Jan. 19, 2011. Antoinette Nicholson, 40, and John Harrison Jr., 35, both of Texas, issued Jan. 20, 2011. Stephanie Metzger, 23, of Covington and Nicholas Martin, 21, of Independence, issued Jan. 21, 2011. Zelma Brown, 48, and Phillip Snyder, 30, both of Covington, issued Jan. 21, 2011. Sonja Stoner, 33, of Independence and Anthony Cooper, 36, of Covington, issued Jan. 24, 2011. Tracey Parrott, 48, and William McGuire, 49, both of Ludlow, issued Jan. 24, 2011. Theresa Ray, 31, of Covington and Adam France, 34, of Hebron, issued Jan. 25, 2011. Amber Horn, 25, and Fegor Umolo, 26, both of Williamstown, issued Jan. 25, 2011.

Terri Watts, 56, and James Simpkins, 55, both of Dayton, issued Jan. 26, 2011. Danielle Kern, 21, and Dominique Petty, 19, both of Covington, issued Jan. 26, 2011. Ndeye Fall, 34, and Abdoulaye Gueye, 39, both of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 27, 2011. Antoinette Outlaw, 31, and Isaiah Taylor, 33, both of Covington, issued Jan. 27, 2011. Kimberly Bowman, 49, and John Serbia, 55, both of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 27, 2011. Annie Cochran, 24, and William Birmingham, 24, both of Nashville, issued Jan. 27, 2011. Amanda Senters, 34, and Jessie Garland III, 40, both of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 28, 2011. Carol Austin, 33, and Samuel Mujunga, 32, both of Cincinnati, issued Jan. 28, 2011.


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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. warrant for court at Scott St. and E. 10th St., Jan. 28. Christopher R. Millson, 3 Cobbler Ct., first degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 401 Crescent Ave., Jan. 28. Emily C. Grammer, 122 Evergreen Ave., third degree assault-police officer or probation officer, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 300 block of Pershing Ave., Jan. 27. Mary J. Bowman, 819 Ofallen Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, license to be in possession at 1800 Holman Ave., Jan. 27. Jonathan E. Johnson, 4121 Huntington St., carrying a concealed weapon at 4216 McKee St., Jan. 27. Marcus D. Broadus, 2424 Walden Glen Circle, no brake lights (passenger vehicles), failure to comply with sex offender registration plate at Hanser Dr., Jan. 27. Alison R. Morgan, 422 Filly Ct., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at E. 15th St., Jan. 26. Kenneth L. Chandler, 1708 Scott Blvd., trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of a school, tampering with physical evidence at 1330 Scott St., Jan. 26. Rodderick A. Blackwell, 601 Oliver St., giving officer false name or address, second degree fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana, serving bench warrant for court at 301 E. 12th St., Jan. 26. Casey F. Swinggar, 895 Ohio Pike, no. 8, theft at 1026 Madison Ave., Jan. 26. Stephen M. Klette, 431 Greenup St., no. 6, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 431 Greenup St., no. 6, Jan. 25. Kelly Jones, 2004 Russell St., second degree disorderly conduct at 25 E. 7th St., Jan. 25. Michael W. Webster, 126 Erlanger Rd., one headlight, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1300 Russell St., Jan. 24.

A two seat kitchen table was stolen at 643B 19th St., Jan. 26. Two TVs were stolen at 721 Spring St., Jan. 25. A purse and wallet were stolen at 220 Kentucky St., Jan. 25. Copper piping was stolen at 202 E. 38th St., Jan. 24. Several electronics and pieces of jewelry were stolen at 2311 Rose Ln., Jan. 24. Prescription medication was stolen at 1548 Nancy St., Feb. 1.

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Several electronics and $30 in cash was stolen at 639 W. 19th St., Feb. 1. Copper wiring was removed at 2521 Herman St., Jan. 25.

The window of a vehicle was smashed out at 120 E. 7th St., Jan. 18. The pane of a window was broken out at 403 Main St., #1, Jan. 18. The window of a business was shattered at 4381 Winston Ave., Jan. 18. The window of a vehicle was smashed out at 645 Main St., Jan. 18. The passenger side window of a vehicle was broken out at 100 E. 3rd St., Jan. 17. A window was smashed at 411 E. 11th St., Feb. 1. A drill was damaged at 1424

A hole was put into a vehicle door at 2250 Hanser Dr., Jan. 22. A fence was cut at 4933 Ridgeview Ave., Jan. 20. A screen door was damaged at 229 Riverside Dr., Jan. 19.

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Greenup St., Jan. 31. The side window of a residence was pried open at 2023 Garrard St., Jan. 28. The doors of the Covington pool were damaged at 1364 Parkway Ave., Jan. 27. A vehicle was vandalized at 1818 Greenup St., Jan. 27. A gun was fired into a sink at 626

Main St., Jan. 27. Front door glass was smashed at 1634 Holman Ave., Jan. 25. A planter was ran over with a vehicle at 312 E. 2nd St., Jan. 24. A door was kicked in at 637 W. 12th St., Jan. 24.

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Someone set a fire intentionally at 302 Court St., Jan. 28.

A table, two chairs, and a game system were stolen at 643 W. 19th St., #B, Jan. 24. A nail gun, paint sprayer, two tool boxes, a ladder, a sawsall, and a hand drill were stolen at 1802 Jefferson Ave., Jan. 23. Two computers and a MP3 player were stolen at 2975 Sugarcamp Rd., Jan. 22. Copper piping was stolen at 3137 Beech Ave., Jan. 21. Several items were stolen from a residence at 314 E. 42nd St., Jan. 20. A TV, computer and $100 in cash was stolen at 3927 Decoursey Ave., Jan. 19. Copper piping was stolen at 3515 Lincoln Ave., Jan. 18. Copper piping was stolen at 20 W. 32nd St., Jan. 18. A computer, three TVs, threee game systems, games and a camera at 1407 Garrard St., Jan. 18. Copper piping was stolen at 315 E. 42nd St., Jan. 18. Someone tried to break into a home by kicking in the door at 811 Highland Pike, Jan. 18. A computer, 15-20 rings, and a approximately 10 bracelets were stolen at 3818 Church St., Jan. 17. A man with a knife forced his way into a residence demanding money at 1134 W. 33rd St., Jan. 30. A computer and watch were stolen at 1304 Hill St., Jan. 28. Two game systems, games, jewelry, and $100 in change were stolen at 5 Levassor Ave., Jan. 28. A computer and game system were stolen at 2508 Alden Ct., Jan. 27.

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Incidents/investigations Arson

A woman was thrown down, punched and choked at 2531 Warren St., Jan. 19. A woman was assaulted at Ashland Dr., Jan. 18. A woman was punched in the face at 423 Byrd St., Feb. 1. A woman was kicked in the face at 516 W. 8th St., Apt. 1, Feb. 1. A woman was punched at 1247 Herme St., Jan. 29. A woman reported being assaulted at 1423 Banklick St., Jan. 27. An assault was reported at 2601 Benton Rd., Jan. 26. A person was assaulted at 420 Scott St., Jan. 25.

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Arrests/citations

John A. Maley, 1942 Oakland Ave., possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at 3700 Decoursey Ave., Jan. 23. Anthony M. Anderson, 14 W. 10th St., first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1100 Greenup St., Jan. 23. Ronald M. Roach, 441 Berry Ave., Apt. 2, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 4000 Winston Ave., Jan. 22. Tony Melton, 341 W. 17th St., fourth degree assault at W. 17th St., Jan. 22. Chad M. Gullett, 7006 George Saul Rd., fourth degree assault, serving bench warrant for court, second degree fleeing or evading police at 2420 Hayden Ct., Jan. 22. Michael G. Darragh, 9351 Sunny Slope Ln., second degree criminal trespassing, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 1500 James Simpson Way, Jan. 21. Tarica A. Little, 3418 Spring Valley Dr., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., Jan. 21. Rickey Walls, 1536 Holman Ave., no. 2, theft at 1535 Holman Ave., no. 2, Jan. 21. Tony L. Fagin, 821 York St., third degree burglary, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools at 2810 W. Latonia Ave., Jan. 21. Mitchell W. Noble Sr., 1543 Maryland Ave., first degree fleeing or evading police, fourth degree assault at 1543 Maryland Ave., Jan. 20. Ryan N. Hayden, 629 W. 12th St., first degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, receiving stolen property (firearm) at 723 Main St., Jan. 20. Ryan N. Hayden, 629 W. 12th St., first degree robbery at 200 block of E. 3rd St., Jan. 20. Joseph W. Herthel, 124 Becky Ct., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 824 Willard St., Jan. 19. Korey D. Johnson, 305 E. 13th St., second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 1525 Madison Ave., Jan. 19. Samuel L. Oder, 524 Muse Dr., fourth degree assault at 524 Muse Dr., Jan. 19. Jamie Walter, 323 Orchard St., second degree fleeing or evading police at 323 Orchard St., Jan. 18. Steven S. Martin, 318 E. 18th St., fourth degree assault, resisting arrest, second degree disorderly conduct, menacing at 318 E. 18th St., Jan. 17. Brian K. Johnson, 224 Elm St., Apt. 3, possession of marijuana, second degree fleeing or evading police at 1340 Garrard St., Jan. 17. Zachary T. Meiser, 365 Katiebud Dr., possession of marijuana, first degree possession of a controlled substance, failure to or improper signal at 500 block of Garrard St., Jan. 17. Randall A. Jones, 1049 Banklick St., no. 5, fourth degree assault at 1049 Banklick St., Feb. 1. Brad P. Carter, 1510 Woodburn Ave., first degree rape, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 1510 Woodburn Ave., Feb. 1. Stephanie L. Combs, 326 Ludford St., possession of marijuana, third degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree unlawful transaction with a minor at 1364 Parkway Ave Spur, Feb. 1. Jonathan D. Ranney, 4407 St. Francis Dr., rear license plate not illuminated, possession of marijuana at 1800 block of Holman Ave., Jan. 31. Andrew J. Mason, 1530 Madison Ave., receiving stolen property, theft at 217 E. 10th St., no. 1, Jan. 31. John B. Abercrombie, No Address Given, fourth degree assault, third degree criminal trespassing at 434 Main St., Jan. 31. Juan Velazquez Rodriguez, 112 Promontory Dr., no. B, third degree criminal trespassing at 112 Promontory Dr., no. B, Jan. 30. William K. Montgomery, 2717 E. Tower Rd., fourth degree assault, second degree criminal mischief at 2012 Pearl St., 2nd floor, Jan. 30. John W. Ande, 2025 Russell St., fourth degree assault, no operators-moped license at 2025 Russell St., Jan. 30. Christopher Seats, 1864 Alvason Rd., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, tampering with physical evidence at 0100 block of E. 7th St., Jan. 29. Jana Rice, 530 Muse Dr., second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 1601 Madison Ave., Jan. 29. Jason R. Hudgens, 6487 Southgate Pl., first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 812 Willard St., Jan. 29. Willie L. Jones, 2612 White Ct., drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at Benton Rd., Jan. 28. Stephanie J. Thomas, 408 Main St., theft of identity at 508 E. 5th St., Jan. 28. Sir L. Chames Jr., 256 Shaw Ave., excessive windshield tinting, trafficking in marijuana, serving bench

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A purse was stolen at John Roebling Bridge, Jan. 18. Prescription medication was stolen at 57 Indiana Dr., Jan. 27.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill at 420 4th St., Jan. 18. Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $20 bill at 1525 Madison Ave., Jan. 17.

Criminal trespassing

Individuals came into a residence unlawfully at 2323 Alden Ct., Jan. 28.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A credit card was used without permission at 1417 Greenup St., Jan. 24.

Improper registration plate, no registration plates

A vehicle was found to have the wrong license plate at 4511 Virginia Ave., Jan. 28.

Improper registration plate, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plate

A man was found to have a registration plate with the wrong decal at 10 Daniels St., Jan. 30.

Possession of marijuana

A woman was found to have marijuana on her at 411 Madison Ave., Jan. 20. A man was found to have marijuana at Firewood Ct., Jan. 28.

Possession of marijuana, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle A man was found to have marijuana and an open beer can in a vehicle at 100 Kennedy St., Jan. 30.

Robbery

$142 in cash was stolen at 1558 Eastern Ave., Jan. 21.

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Someone used another’s Social Security number to file taxes at 113 Trevor St., Jan. 19.

Anna M Smith, 31, 411 Elm Street, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, Jan. 26. Daniel E Blackburn, 31, 427 River Road, first degree possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, Jan. 26. Darrel A Strunk, 28, 6425 Linkview Court, Boone County warrant, Jan. 28. William A Langford, 45, 131 Pleasant Ridge, warrant, Jan. 28. Vickie K Oldham, 56, Campbell County warrants, Jan. 29. Neal D Burton, 52, 2100 Dixie Highway, no operator’s license, no insurance, Jan. 29. Keith Powe, 41, 823 Lincoln Avenue, warrant, Jan. 30. Lauri A Hurst, 31, 2100 Dixie Highway, no operator’s license, disregarding traffic control device, Jan. 30. Michael S. Carmichael, 38, 1123 Broadway Street, theft by unlawful taking, Feb. 1.

Theft of identity

Terroristic threatening

A man reported receiving multiple threats at 620 Wayskin Dr., Jan. 19. A man was threatened at 5968 Taylor Mill Rd., Jan. 17.

Theft of identity

Theft

A wallet was stolen at 230 E. 45th St., Jan. 24. A cell phone was stolen at 508 W. 14th St., Jan. 24. One battery cover and three batteries were stolen at W. 38th St., Jan. 23. A vehicle was stolen at 4310 Boron Dr., Jan. 23. Two bags of potato chips were stolen at 1601 Madison Ave., Jan. 22. A game system and three games were stolen at 228 Tando Way, Jan. 21. A tool box with tools was stolen at 4303 Winston Ave., Jan. 21. A purse was stolen at 623 Bakewell St., Jan. 21. Bicycles, strollers, and an air conditioning unit were stolen at 913 Baker St., Jan. 19. Copper bus bars and copper wiring were stolen at 25 Magellan Dr., Jan. 19. A case of beer and a bag of snack food was stolen at 1525 Madison Ave., Jan. 19. Two game systems were stolen at 20 E. 18th St., Jan. 17. A bag of clothes, reading glasses and a wallet were stolen at 1100 Lee St., Jan. 17. A computer was stolen at 1704 Madison Ave., #3, Jan. 17. Two ladders were stolen at 314 E. 43rd St., Jan. 17. A garbage can was stolen at 209 Robbins Ave., Jan. 17. A cell phone, wallet and cell phone charger were stolen at 1102 Greenup St., Jan. 17. A vehicle was stolen at 302 12th St., Jan. 18. A cell phone was stolen at 251 W.

Prescription medication was stolen at 50 E. 11th St., Jan. 27.

8th St., Feb. 1. A computer was stolen at 1120 Parkway Ave., Feb. 1. A vehicle was stolen at 113 Trevor St., Feb. 1. A purse was stolen at 112 E. 4th St., Jan. 31. A handgun and CD player were stolen at 811 Madison Ave., Jan. 31. $40 in cash and a vehicle owner’s pouch was stolen at 434 Madison Ave., Jan. 31. A vehicle was stolen at 32 W. 36th St., Jan. 31. Four tires were stolen at 807 Scott St., Jan. 31. A wallet was stolen at 414 Pike St., Jan. 30. Gasoline was stolen at 525 W. 5th St., Jan. 30. A computer was stolen at 2758 Dakota Ave., Jan. 30. Text books were stolen at 66 Tripoli Lane, Jan. 30. A computer was stolen at 66 Tripoli Lane, Jan. 29. Thirty cartons of cigarettes were stolen at 410 Philadelphia St., Jan. 29. $2,400 in cash and $3141.48 from a bank account were stolen at 1611 Greenup St., no. 2, Jan. 29. A wallet was stolen at 2947 Madison Pike, Jan. 28. Four steel I-beams were stolen at 334 Lockwood St., Jan. 27. A cell phone was stolen at 502 Scott St., Jan. 27. An air conditioning unit was stolen at 1408 Russell St., Jan. 27. Someone attempted to steal parts of

an air conditioning unit at 631 Main St., Jan. 26. Several tools were stolen at 1800 Russell St., Jan. 25. A door handle power window and lock button were stolen from a vehicle at 1626 Woodburn St., Jan. 25. An air conditioning unit was stolen at 2716 Ridgecrest Lane, Jan. 25. A sheet of copper was stolen at 1512 Kavanaugh St., Jan. 25. A cable box and a washer and dryer were stolen at 1528 Greenup St., Jan. 24. A ceramic plaque was stolen at 19 E. 40th St., Jan. 24. A wallet, school book, jacket and pawn ticker were stolen at 113 Trevor St., Jan. 24. A purse and wallet were stolen at 220 Kentucky St., Jan. 25.

Theft by deception

A woman was defrauded of $280 at 323 E.2nd St., Jan. 19. Someone tried to cash a stolen check at 22 Swain Ct, no. 501, Jan. 28. Someone wrote a bad check for steel plates at 3951 Madison Pike, Jan. 24. Payment for work was not provided at 827 Madison Ave., Jan. 24.

Theft by deception, theft

A bank card was stolen and used to take $511.84 in cash from an account at 1909 Garrard St., Jan. 20.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 3821 Glenn Ave., Jan. 29.

A utility account was opened using another person’s identity at 1429 Russell St., Jan. 26. Someone used another’s social security number to get a job at 1534 Greenup St., Jan. 26. Theft, criminal mischief An electric key was stolen at 500 block of W. 8th St., Jan. 31.

Theft, forgery

Someone stole checks, forged them then cashed them for $830 at 1200 Highway Ave., Jan. 24.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle A vehicle was stolen at Main St., Jan. 27.

Wanton endangerment

Someone pointed a pistol at another person at 902 Madison Ave., Jan. 26.

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Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking

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Third-degree burglary, thirddegree criminal mischief

Ashley N. Robinson, 21, 880 Regal Ridge Drive, disorderly conduct, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 880 Regal Ridge Road, Jan. 20. Terry L. Angel, 60, 1009 Wedgewood Drive, violation of an emergency protective order DVO at Wedgewood Drive, Feb. 2. Jason L. Reed, 28, 107 W 68th Street, operating on a suspended/revoked license, careless driving at Industrial Road at Remke Market, Jan. 28. Laura L. Angel, 55, 1494 Leah Ann Court, execution of warrant for contempt of court, violation of emergency protective order, contempt of court at 1009 Wedgewood Drive, Feb. 2.

At 4229 Lafayette Court, Jan. 21. $45.01 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Jan. 25. At I-75 south exit 185, Jan. 28. $39.13 reported stolen at 337 Terry Lane, Jan. 27. $2,680 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 1250 Mesa Drive, Jan. 26.

$300 worth of damage to structure, $140 worth of alcohol, $20 reported stolen at 2325 Anderson Road, Jan. 26.

Third-degree criminal mischief

$100 worth of vehicle damage reported at 102 Carriage Hill Drive, Jan. 28. $80 worth of damage to structure reported at 530 Greenfield Lane, Jan. 27.

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