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The Kenton County School District has teamed up with The Florence Freedom to help support Hanner’s Heroes, a program designed to get district students scores up in reading and ready for success. The district, and outgoing superintendent Tim Hanner, will be on hand during the Freedom’s opening home game to raise money and celebrate. SCHOOLS, A4

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The Community Recorder will start accepting nominations for its third-annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest starting Wednesday, May 4. The nomination period will be Wednesday, May 4, through Monday, May 16. The ballots will be online Friday, May 20, and run until midnight Monday, June 6. For more details, see the story in this week’s sports section.

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The Kenton County School Board has approved an increase in school lunch prices for the 201112 school year, in response to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by Congress in 2010. The act requires school nutrition programs begin moving toward charg- “We want to ing paid-meal students a make this price that is clear that (the equal to the act) is the only difference between free reason we’re meal reim- doing this.” bursement and Superintendent paid meal Tim Hanner reimbursement. Currently, the district falls 71 cents shorts, meaning they are receiving 71 cents more per meal than they are charging. Because the increase can be done in phases, the board has approved an increase of 25 cents for students in all meal categories, and a 50 cent increase for adults in all meal categories. “We want to make this clear that (the act) is the only reason we’re doing this,” said Superintendent Tim Hanner at the May 2 board meeting. Board attorney Jeremy Deters said the purpose behind the act is to ensure that paid-meal students aren’t being subsidized by the free/reduced meal reimbursements, and that the federal money is covering only those students on the free/reduced meal program. With the increase, the prices will now be $1.25 for student breakfast, $1.75 for adult employee breakfast, $1.75 for primary student lunch, $2 for lunch for students in grades 6-12, and $2.75 for adult employee lunch. Adult non-employee breakfast will be $2.25 and lunch will be $3. With the increase, the district still compares favorably to other area districts according to figures presented by the Kenton County School Board. Campbell County and Boone County Schools currently charge $2 for primary student lunch and $2.25 for lunch for students in grades 6-12. The Beechwood School District currently charges $2.25 for all student lunches, and the Fort Thomas School District currently charges $2.25 for primary student lunches and $2.50 for lunch for students in grades 6-12. For more information, visit www.kenton.k12.ky.us. or contact your child’s school.

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Cody Road options discussed By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

Independence City Council voted unanimously to seek state emergency road aid funding for a major slide on Cody Road May 2. Last year, Independence received $100,000 in emergency road aid to repair Marshall Road. The slide took place along 100 feet of the middle section of Cody Road, which runs along the CSX Railroad, Mayor Chris Moriconi said. Repairs could cost as much as $650,000. If no funds are found to repair the road in some way, the city may be forced to close Cody Road completely, Moriconi said. At the meeting, council discussed two Cody Road repair options. Option 1, for a cost of $650,000, calls for relocation of

1,125 feet of Cody Road, moving it to the south, parallel and just uphill from the existing road between Upton and the railroad underpass. Option 2, costing $480,000, would call for the construction of 550 feet of drilled shaft retaining wall along the north side of the existing roadway. While this would repair the slide, it would not address flooding. Resident Pat Dressman urged council to keep the road open. “You have another whole side of Independence you literally may be cutting off,” she said. “I mean that sincerely; you don’t want to alienate that end of your city.” After hearing from four residents, all four of whom were in favor of keeping the road open, council decided to seek funding for Option 1.

“If you’re investing that kind of money, we should go with the option to give us the best road in the long run,” said Council Member Tom Brinker, who felt council should “exhaust all our options first” before deciding to close Cody Road. Council Member Carol Franzen agreed, saying “I hate to make a decision to close if we can get the money. We should at least try to get the money.” Until Independence hears either way about the emergency funding, residents should be patient, Moriconi said. “There’s not a quick-fix solution,” he said. “The road will remain closed for many many months.” In the meantime, residents will continue using Ky 536 or Independence Station Road to travel.

Organizers react to bin Laden’s death By Regan Coomer & Jason Brubaker rcoomer@nky.com/jbrubaker@nky.com

This September, every citizen who drives past the Crescent Springs 9/11 Memorial will remember the 3,000 people who lost their lives 10 years ago. They’ll also remember the day Osama bin Laden was, as President Barack Obama said, “brought to justice.” “It’s kind of touching. We finally got the guy,” said George Ripberger, director of public works for Crescent Springs. Bin Laden’s death happening so close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is “motivating” for the planners of the 9/11 memorial, Ripberger said. Ripberger added, “bin Laden’s

death brings some closure. We want to let people know, with a memorial, that the United States doesn’t give up.” Scott Ringo, CSVHFD fire authority board member, agreed that bin Laden’s death “completes the circle.” “I think (the news of bin Laden’s death) brings back a lot of the emotion of that day, and the memorial is an opportunity to always keep this in our hearts and minds,” he said. CSVHFD Chief Jeff Wendt called bin Laden’s death a “bittersweet thing.” “It’s great that he’s gone, but it doesn’t bring those people back that he’s killed,” Wendt said. “He can’t do anymore harm, but it doesn’t do much good for the ones that are gone.”

Additionally, after reading of the city and fire department’s plan for a 9/11 memorial, Crescent Springs resident Amy Prasinos, a United Airlines fight attendant, emailed Ripberger with a request to include the names of the pilots and fight attendants who lost their lives during the 9/11 attack in the memorial design. “They played a huge, huge role. They’re heroes too,” she said. “I feel like sometimes they’re forgotten.” Ripberger responded by asking Prasinos to serve on the memorial planning committee. The committee is still finalizing plans for the 9/11 memorial, which could be unveiled at the annual 9/11 ceremony in Crescent Springs Community Park.

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City-wide yard sales offer sweet deals By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

May isn’t only about the fruits of April’s showers, it’s also the much-awaited kickoff to the yard sale season. Yard sale enthusiasts will have the chance to feel the thrill of the hunt at citywide yard sales in Park Hills, Taylor Mill and Lake-

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Held every other year, the Park Hills Civic Association’s City-Wide Yard Sale features more than 100 yard sales throughout the city. The event, which organizer Neil Frankl calls a “yard saler’s dream,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Rain day is May 15. “Park Hills is, for the most part, an old and quaint community, and when people in those kind of communities go into their attics and bring their stuff down, there’s going to be some treasures,” Frankl said. At past city-wide yard sales, Frankl himself has purchased items ranging from a $60 unique chair to an automobile, which he said was “the best car I ever bought.” Good bargains will be found all over in Park Hills May 14, so Frankl advises arriving early, bringing your biggest car and stopping by the bank before you go. “You can walk and spend an hour on one street and

hit seven or eight yard sales,” Frankl said. “Walking around a beautiful community like Park Hills is a beautiful thing.” Maps of houses participating in the event will be available at every house. For more information, email garagesales@phcahub.org.

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Taylor Mill’s Annual City-Wide Yard Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14. A list of participating homes will be available on the city’s website, taylormillky.gov. Usually more than 100 homes participate each year, said City Administrator Jill Bailey. “It’s a great day to find good bargains on things you can use throughout the year,” she said. “It’s all about the proverbial ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’” Bargain hunters can find great deals on baby clothes and toys at the Taylor Mill yard sales, Bailey said. For more information, call 581-3234.

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Taylor Mill resident Eva Vallandingham, 6, helps her mother Chelsea make Mocha Coconut Frappuccino samples April 28 for national Take Your Child to Work Day. The Ryland Heights Elementary School student helped out her mother at the Crestview Hills Town Center Starbucks making and serving drinks to customers.

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What’s in a name? It depends on whom you ask. Some parents go for quirky and unique, some for tried and true classics. Some names come from soap operas and pop culture, from religion, family or friends. Lists of the top baby names over the last three years for Boone Kenton and Campbell counties show just that – both traditional and

more modern names. In Kenton County, Jackson was the top boys’ name in 2010. Sophia was the top girls’ name, according to the Office of Vital Statistics in Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services. For Kelli Kuchar of Burlington, who participates in the Burlington Baptist Church’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program, her daughter Madison was named after her husband’s best friend, Matt. “You don’t want to be the kid who can’t go and get a pencil with your name on it,” she said. Many older names seem to be coming back into popularity, but people may be putting their own twists on them, Kuchar said. Teri Wilde, nurse manager of special nursery and women and children’s care at St. Elizabeth Health Care, Edgewood, said as far as popular boy names, she’s seeing a lot of “rhyming names” like Brayden, Caden, Aiden and Jaden. Charlie, (with many different spelling variations) and Jersey are girl names they’re seeing, she said. Other popular girl names include Addison, Haylie, Jaden, Macy, Emma and Bella. “We’re seeing a lot of names being taken from TV shows,” Wilde said, adding “We are seeing some of the traditional names coming back like John and Mary. It’s nice to see some of those older names coming back.” There’s also a trend of interchanging boy and girl names and changing the spelling, she said. The hospital is also seeing an increase in babies being given two middle names, “which is very uncommon,” Wilde said. “It’s very popular in the Hispanic population, but now we’re seeing it with the (entire population).” Nicole Kimberlin of Independence has three children, Alexis, Audrey and Will. Alexis (as well as her middle name, Chloe), were characters on a soap opera. “When I named her, I knew no one with the name Alexis,” Kimberlin said. “But now I know several so I no longer call her by her full

name. She is just Lex.” She and her husband decided that Audrey, which reminds her of the actress Audrey Hepburn, was a unique, “beautiful classic name.” Her middle name Roxanne, however, came from the Police song. Kimberlin’s son, William Lewis, almost four months, was the easiest to name, she said. Both names came from his great-grandfathers. When choosing names, Kimberlin was concerned that they would be teased if she gave them a “bad name.” “I’m not interested in seeing how crazy I can spell a basic name either … I just want my kids to be proud of their names, not ashamed.” Brittany Miller, a teacher at Ockerman Elementary School, is due with her first child on May 18. She and her fiance have chosen the name Lydia Paige for their new daughter. They wanted a name that was unique but nothing “too far-fetched or crazy.” She and her fiance had a different first name picked out before Miller read a story to her students that had a character named Lydia. “I really loved that name,” Miller said. Her fiance agreed. “As far as baby names locally, I think that people are choosing a good mix between unique and common names,” she said. “You still hear a lot of people looking for a name that you won’t hear every day but I know there are still a lot of people who choose more common names or who really focus on naming it after a family member.” Top names by county (includes alternate spellings):

Boone County

• 2008 boys – Brayden, William, Michael, Ryan, Jackson, Andrew, Benjamin, Jacob, James, Joseph • 2008 girls – Ava, Addison, Madelyn, Madison, Abigail, Isabella, Olivia, Elizabeth, Avery, Taylor • 2009 boys – Landon, Carter, William, Jacob, Noah, Conner, Matthew, Gavin, Caden, Jackson • 2009 girls – Addison, Olivia, Madison, Alexis,

Isabella, Emma, Abigail, Lily, Madelyn, Ava, Mia, Natalie • 2010 boys – Caden, Benjamin, Alexander, Andrew, Hunter, Jackson, Aiden, Carson, Gavin, Jacob, Liam • 2010 girls – Isabella, Emma, Addison, Ava, Olivia, Lily, Alexis, Ella, Kaylee, Madelyn

Kenton County

• 2008 boys – Aiden, Andrew, Elijah, Jacob, James, Brayden, Carson, Ethan, Michael, Samuel, William • 2008 girls – Emma, Ava, Kylie, Olivia, Madelyn, Addison, Madison, Abigail, Elizabeth, Lily • 2009 boys – Jacob, Brayden, Jackson, Landon, Noah, Caden, William, Ethan, Luke, Elijah • 2009 girls – Ava, Brooklyn, Isabella, Elizabeth, Emma, Olivia, Abigail, Emily, Madison, Lily, Sarah • 2010 boys – Jackson, Landon, Aiden, Jordan, Carson, James, Noah, Braden, Caden, Jacob • 2010 girls – Sophia, Abigail, Chloe, Kaylee, Ava, Isabella, Kylie, Olivia, Brooklyn, Claire

Campbell County

• 2008 boys – Joseph, Caden, Brayden, Landon, Mason, Nicholas, Aiden, Blake, Cole, David, Ethan, Lucas, Noah, Thomas, William, Zachary • 2008 girls – Chloe, Kylie, Hailey, Madison, Elizabeth, Lillian, Taylor, Brooklyn, Emma, Ava, Morgan • 2009 boys – Aiden, Noah, Brayden, Landon, Michael, Caleb, Jackson, Cameron, Charles, Ethan, Gavin, Joshua • 2009 girls – Brooklyn, Lillian, Nevaeh, Ella, Kylie, Chloe, Olivia, Peyton, Lily, Emily, Julia, Kendall, Madison, Trinity • 2010 boys – Brayden, Aiden, Jackson, Liam, Mason, Ethan, John, William, Micahel, Anthony, Caden, Christopher, Isaac, Isaiah, Jack, Landon • 2010 girls – Chloe, Kylie, Olivia, Evelyn, Isabella, Lily, Zoey, Ella, Sophia, Charlotte, Madison, Samantha


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“Don’t Tread On Me” flags waved overhead during a tea party rally in support of Congressman Geoff Davis in front of his Fort Mitchell office April 28. More than 50 members of The Northern Kentucky Tea Party as well as the Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County gathered around Davis as he answered their questions about the high cost of oil, illegal immigration, heath care and a proposal in Congress to raise the nation’s debt ceiling past $14.3 trillion. “We’re asking him to not raise the debt ceiling and not to increase taxes. I think he’s with us on both of those. If they raise the debt ceiling, they’ll just spend more money,” said tea party member Jim Dugan, of

Hebron. “We’re here to let Geoff (Davis) know we’re behind him.” The support rally was in response to the national tea party’s call for similar events across the nation. The groups were encouraged to gather not for protest, but to encourage Republican politicians. “We’re trusting Geoff Davis to roll up his sleeves and be the army ranger we know he is,” said Emily Shelton of Burlington, adding that they hope Davis will “bring our message back to the Republican leadership in the house.” Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn was also in attendance, saying he was there “supporting both Geoff (Davis) and the tea party,” because they’re “good people.” When asked outright about a possible increase to the debt ceiling, Davis said he would vote “absolutely

‘No’ to any vote on a unilateral increase on the debt ceiling in any circumstances.” Davis also spoke in support of drilling for oil in America, rather than relying on overseas oil resources as well as increasing protection of the country’s borders. “We should redeploy our forces; they’re in a lot of countries that don’t need the U.S. military anymore,” he said, adding that the troops should be “utilized to secure our borders and engage in counter-terrorism practices.” Davis said the tea party’s show of support was very “heartening.” “We’ve worked very hard for the citizens of this district,” he said. “It’s always encouraging to have folks rally for our team.”

Hospice tea celebrates moms By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

Hospice of the Bluegrass will present a special program at 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, called “Our Mother’s Legacy” for those whose mothers are no longer with them. The Saturday afternoon tea, the weekend after Mother’s Day, will celebrate the effect mothers have on our lives. “We wanted to have a day where people could share some stories about their moms with others who are in the same shape,” said Dare Miller, community resource coordinator for Hospice of the Bluegrass. “When you have lost your mother, Mother’s Day is a difficult time to get through, and we thought an event like this might be helpful.” The event will be held at the Madison Avenue Christian Church, 1530 Madison Ave. in Covington. Miller contacted author and actress Jeannette Clift George, who starred as Corrie Ten Boom in the movie, “The Hiding Place.” “I once had the opportunity to hear Jeannette George speak, and I was so impressed with her, I knew if I ever had the chance to bring her to an event where other people could experience what I did, I would,” said Miller. “Anyone who hears her speak will not soon forget it.”

The Saturday tea is sponsored by the families of Lois Quayle Miller and Helen Wichmann, Robin Goldberg in memory of Sandra Weiss, the Linneman Family Funeral Homes, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, and Hospice of the Bluegrass. In addition to speaking at the tea on Saturday, George will also be present at a special showing of the movie “The Hiding Place” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, which deals with a Nazi concentration camp. On Sunday morning George will deliver the sermon at the Madison Avenue Christian Church, completing a weekend of events at the church. “This is a wonderful opportunity for all residents of Greater Cincinnati,” said Carla Foster, director of the Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, which is located in Florence. “We realize how fortunate we are that Ms. George has agreed to join us on this special weekend, and know that anyone attending will be gifted with a message that is meaningful and profound. We and our sponsorship partners are so happy to make her presence a present to everyone in our community.” To RSVP to the Saturday tea, call 859-441-6332, Parking is available adjacent to the building, and elevator service is available. CE-0000456701

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Ball club, schools partner to play ball By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

KENTON COUNTY - Watching America’s favorite pastime at the Florence Freedom Ballpark May 24 will help promote literacy in Kenton County schools. The opening day ball game will mark the first partnership between the school district and If you go Florence FreeThe Kenton dom – half the County School proceeds from District Literacy each ticket Night at Florence will support Freedom will take Hanner’s place at 6:05 Heroes, a prop.m. May 24 at gram in the ballpark in which high Florence. Tickets school stuare $10 each. To dents mentor purchase tickets, and/or tutor visit www.florencefree elementary dom.com/schoold students in ays.php reading. In the first eight months of the program, started in 2009, fluency rate for words read per minute increased on average by 36 words. The program has since grown from 100 to 800 students. The event will also serve as a send-off for Superintendent Tim Hanner, who will retire at the end of this school year. “We’re encouraging everyone to come out that night to support him (Hanner), support our schools and support his vision of Hanner’s Heroes and this sustains it,” said Sara Jackson, business liaison/marketing coordinator for the district. The ball game will also feature a pre-game show with performances by the Kenton County Jazz

THANKS TO TERESA WILKINS

The Kenton County School District will host a literacy night at the opening game of Florence Freedom starting at 6:05 p.m. May 24. Proceeds of the game will benefit Hanner’s Heroes and honor Superintendent Tim Hanner, who will retire at the end of this school year. Pictured: Hanner’s Heroes with Taylor Mill second grade teacher Stephanie Jackson’s class, who created a video promoting the literacy night. Also pictured: Florence Freedom owner Clint Brown, Taylor Mill Principal Lois White and Hanner. Band, the Piner Elementary “Pound Jump Rope Team,” and the Ryland Heights Elementary Tae Kwon Do team. Jackson said Hanner should be commended for giving a large school district a small school district “feel.” “He’s given the kids, through

Hanner’s Heroes, the resources and the attention that a small district would have,” she said. Elizabeth Quatman, director of sales at Florence Freedom, coorganized the literacy night with Jackson. Quatman, herself a Kenton County School District alum, said

Hanner changed her life when he cut her from Woodland Middle School’s basketball team. In doing so, Quatman was forced to reevaluate her dedication to the sport. “It was my first real defeat and he inspired me to work harder,” she said. “If he hadn’t done that

SK graduate enters select Navy program By Regan Coomer rcoomer@nky.com

Michael Jarboe of Independence jumped down a flight of stairs in his excitement after an interview with the admiral of the Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program. Jarboe, who will graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in mechanical engineering in May, was accepted into the prestigious program after six months of testing, FBI interviews, medical exams and that interview with the admiral, which took place in Washington D.C. Jarboe, an ‘06 Simon Kenton High School alum, found out about his acceptance into the NUPOC program about 10 seconds after his interview. “It was the greatest feeling; I imagine what winning the Super Bowl might feel like and it was

THANKS TO MICHAEL JARBOE

Independence resident Michael Jarboe was recently accepted into the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program. The five-year program will teach Jarboe to operate nuclear reactors aboard Navy submarines. about that same feeling,” Jarboe said. Jarboe will begin his NUPOC training in Rhode Island May 15.

For the first two years of the fiveyear program, Jarboe will learn to operate nuclear reactors on submarines before actually working

on a submarine for the last three years. Jarboe was inspired to apply for the program when he met the professor of his thermal dynamics class at UK, Dr. Patrick Poole, a graduate of the NUPOC program. “I just happened to take that class and it was eye opening. I knew that was what I wanted to do,” he said. While Jarboe had considered joining the military before, he wasn’t sure if it would be a right fit for him. “I never thought my talents would have been used right until I learned about this program,” he said. “It just felt right.” Jarboe credits his parents Ron and Elaine for giving him the tools to succeed. “I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for my parents,” he said."I couldn’t thank them enough for that.”

and made me have to work for it, I would have just been one of those kids who just got by. I actually had offers to play in college.” For more Kenton County news go to www.nky.com/kentoncounty

SCHOOL NOTES Band performs at Scott

The Fillmore Wind Band, a semiprofessional group of musicians from the greater Cincinnati area, will present a concert 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20 at the Scott High School auditorium, 5400 Old Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill. Concert repertoire will include Festive Overture by Shostakovich, Respighi's Pines of Rome, and Dance Movements by Philip Sparke. The group will also perform the Crosley March in honor of Cincinnati native, and namesake Henry Fillmore. For more information visit the band’s website at http://www.fillmorewindband.org.

COLLEGE CORNER XU awards scholarship

TAYLOR MILL - Erin Mersch of Woodland Drive in Taylor Mill has received a Trustee Scholarship from Xavier University in Cincinnati. Erin will graduate from Scott High School this spring and is active in FBLA, student council and volleyball. The daughter of Mary and Gary Mersch, Erin plans to major in biology at Xavier. All incoming freshmen are evaluated for Xavier’s Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and the Dean’s and Schawe Awards and award levels vary.

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Patriot kick-off

Taylor Mill Elementary teachers Sue Parrett, Stephanie Jackson, Cindy Starnes, and Jill Brock represent the four branches of the armed forces during the school assembly of “Songs of the American Spirit.” All students were entertained during the assembly by the Wulfe Brothers Band in the lead up to state testing beginning later this month.

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Seven Boy Scouts and five leaders from Troop 1 chartered by Florence Christian Church participated in a weekend backpacking experience on the Twin Lakes Trail in the Hoosier National Forest near Tell City, Ind. The group covered about 7 miles of trails. Youth participants were: Noah Fredrick, Stephen Lee, David Randall, Patrick Fales, Gary Deadmond, Jake Anderson, and Brennen Jones. Adult participants were Ron Coble, Rob Deadmond, Sheila Fales, Andrew Murton, and Tim Iott. Troop 1 meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Florence Christian Church.

Kersting joins honor society

Lauren Kersting of Covington was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society at a formal ceremony at Eastern Kentucky University on April 19. Kersting is a senior marketing student. Business seniors representing the top 10 percent of their graduating class were invited into membership.


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Max Scheper and Liam Quinn participated in the Odyssey of the Mind Walk-AThon at Ft. Wright Elementary to help raise funds to send the team to Maryland for the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May.

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Emma Horn, Emma Lord, Ellie O'Hara, Sarah Mason, Ashton Short & Rylee McCarthy participate in the Odyssey of the Mind Walk-A-Thon at Ft. Wright Elementary to help raise funds to send the team to Maryland for the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May.

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The week at Simon Kenton

• The Lloyd girls tennis team beat Simon Kenton 3-2, April 25. Simon’s Katherine Hahnel beat Pelfrey 6-3, 6-3; and Katelyn French and Erika Casson beat Lunn and Kanuss 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. On April 28, Ryle beat Simon Kenton 4-0. • In softball, Simon beat Williamstown 10-0 in six innings, April 26. Simon’s Erica Lang pitched 11 strikeouts, and Jami Bamberger was 2-4, hit a double and had three RBI. On April 29, Simon Kenton beat McCreary County 10-0 in six innings. Simon’s Courtney Morgan was 4-4, hit a double and had two RBI. • The Beechwood boys tennis team beat Simon Kenton 4-1, April 26. Simon’s Daniels beat Michael Craig 62, 6-2. The Villa Madonna boys tennis team beat Simon Kenton 3-2, April 28. Simon’s Daniels beat Andy Poos 6-0, 6-1; and Tyler Smith beat Ryan Froehling 6-1, 6-3.

The week at Scott

• The Scott girls track team placed fourth with a score of 91 in the Dixie All Girls Meet, April 25. Scott’s Bell won the long jump at 16 feet, 8.50 inches. • In girls tennis, Scott beat Dixie Heights 4-1, April 29. Scott’s Manning beat Warden 6-2, 6-0; Hillmann beat Schultz 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; Flynn beat Lee 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); Sparks and Tapp beat Schuk and O’Brien 6-2, 6-1. Dixie’s Graves and Nowland beat Romito and Wiegand 6-1, 6-7. • In boys tennis, Scott beat Walton-Verona 4-0, April 28. Scott’s A.J. Berk beat Reynolds 6-0, 6-2; Jimmy Hillmann beat Lussi 6-2, 6-3; Corey Thompson beat Henges 6-0, 6-4; Keifer Kentrup and Lane Padgett beat Williams and Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

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The week at Holy Cross

• The Holy Cross baseball team beat Holmes 13-0 in five innings, April 29. Holy Cross’ Kyle Fuller pitched eight strikeouts, and was 2-3 with a double and three RBI. Holmes’ Derek Poe hit a double. • In girls tennis, Boone County beat Holy Cross 5-0, April 29. The Highlands girls tennis team beat Holy Cross 5-0, April 30. • In boys tennis, Holy Cross beat Dixie Heights 3-2, April 28. Holy Cross’ Reynolds beat Khan 8-3; Jerry Arlinghaus and Stropko beat Jackson and Feltner 7-5, 7-5; Seth Graham and Joe Allen beat Atteinson and Plattner 6-0, 6-1. Dixie’s Compson beat Evan Sullivan 6-0, 60; and Middendorf beat Mark Tewes 6-3, 6-3.

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Like in recent years, the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference track and field championships was contested in a relay format. There were eight different fourperson relay races, and each field event combined the marks of two teammates for one score. That format made Joshua McCoy prouder that his Covington Catholic track team won the boys bigschool overall title April 2829 at Scott High School. The meet was stretched out to two days because of rain and lightning. “We really like winning the conference because its relay format forces it to be a team effort,” said McCoy, the team’s head coach. “You can’t just rely on one or two incredible athletes, you need to consistently get two or four guys to step up in each event.” The Colonels scored 95 points to 77 for secondplace Campbell County. CovCath won four events and was third or better in 10 events overall. They persevered as lightning and heavy rain pushed back most of the meet to Friday night after starting on Thursday.

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Dylan Harris of Simon Kenton hits the sand during the triple jump during the NKAC Division I track and field meet April 28 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill. “It was a good win,” McCoy said. “It’s been very frustrating this season with the weather because it’s been incredibly hard to get to see what the guys can really do. With delays and colder weather, it’s hard to keep guys focused and ready to compete. So we were happy to get the win despite all of that.” The Colonels won the 4x1,600-meter relay to start the meet with Brayden Schlagbaum, Sam Ruwe, Garrett Oien and Khang Le. Senior Austin Hudepohl

anchored the winning relays in the both the 4x100 and shuttle hurdle relays. Michael Bowdy, Connor Maschinot and Thomas Batts were on the 4x1, and Gabe Gray, Kyle Massie and Jeff Molony were on the shuttle hurdles. Bowdy and Maschinot also teamed up to win the long jump, with both going over 20 feet. The Colonels were also second in the distance medley, a 4.000-meter race, with Alex Flynn, Sean Kreke, Matt Baker and

Khang Le. Paul Ritter and Tanner Fangman were second in the triple jump, and the tandem of D.J. Powell and Troy Timmerman placed second in discus. Notre Dame was third in the girls meet. The Pandas won the 4x1,600 with Morgan Stenger, Skyler Green, Amy Hanson and Mary List. Kate Hengelbrok and Haley Burbans won the high jump. Katie Zembrodt and Jamie Bramlage won the long jump. NDA finished second in

three relay races. Bramlage, Zembrodt and Katherine Koplyay were part of the 4x100 and 4x200 teams that finished second. Christelle Wagner ran the 4x1 and Heather Shelton the 4x2. NDA was second in the distance medley with Stenger, Green, List and Kiersten Furnish. Dixie Heights finished third in the boys meet. The Colonels won the 4x400 with Joey Caudill, Jacob Hartman, Logan Norris-Sayre and Trey Naber. Naber and Juwan Evans won the high jump. The Colonels were third in the 4x100 with Alex Furman, Caudill, Chris Sikra and Norris-Sayre. They were second in the 4x200 with Caudill, Hartman, Nathan Meyer and Naber. The 4x800 was second with Billy Menkhaus, Michael Menkhaus, Charles Gross and Matt Reekers. Sikra and Furman were second in the pole vault. The Dixie girls won the pole vault with Marissa Lopez and Ella Edgett. Simon Kenton won the boys triple jump with Sage Powell and Tyler Spegal. Scott seniors Kristin Woolum and Jenna Lehkamp won the discus.

Northern Kentucky track rankings released By James Weber jweber@nky.com

The week at Calvary

• The Calvary Christian girls tennis team beat Dixie Heights 3-2, April 26. Calvary’s Wright beat Staroschiak 6-2, 6-2; Hackman and A. Myers beat O’Brien and Schuck 6-3, 6-3; Webster and Thorner beat Petty and Snider 6-1, 6-1. Dixie’s Warden beat L. Myers 6-2, 6-2; and Lee beat Dugger 6-2, 6-3. On April 28, the Calvary girls beat Walton-Verona 3-0. Calvary’s Wright beat Kirby 6-1, 60; Hackman and A. Myers beat Williams and Pulliam 6-4, 6-0; L. Webster and Thoerner beat Volosky and Flege 6-1, 6-2. • In softball, Calvary beat Eminence 11-1 in six innings, April 30. Calvary’s Karly Haubner had an RBI. Then, Calvary came back to beat Eminence 4-3 in the double-header. Calvary’s Dayne Merkley was 3-4 with three RBI.

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From left, Ryle’s Gabby Gonzales, Atavia Scribner (Scott), Morgan Stenger (Notre Dame), Erica Bluford (Dixie Heights) and Haylee Rose (Campbell County) run the first leg of the 4x1,600 relay during the NKAC Division I track and field meet April 28 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill.

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Hunter Rivers of Simon Kenton clears the pole vault during the NKAC Division I track and field meet April 28 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill.

The Area 5 track and field championships will return for a second year May 13. It will be at Dixie Heights High School. The Area 5 meet invites the top 16 athletes in each event for an all-star championship experience. Rankings are compiled by meet director Jeremy Fisher, the Beechwood head coach. Area 5 includes the counties of Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant, Gallatin and Pendleton. Here are the top three performances in each event this season through April 27. The Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference big-school meet is not included, although there were performances in that meet that will likely crack the top three in the next official update.

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100: Jeff Tetteh (11.04), Matt Stover (Brossart) 11.08, Zach Barnett (St. Henry) and Austin Sheehan (Highlands) 11.44. 200: Matt Stover (Brossart) 22.89, Travis Elliott (Ryle) 23.04, Brandon Brockman (CovCath) 23.5. 400: Mason Hutchinson (Cooper) 51.48, Tucker Glass (Calvary) 52.33, Brett Evans (Brossart) 52.85. 800: Cameron Rohmann (St. Henry) 2:03, Trevin Peterson (Walton-Verona) 2:04.7, Benjamin Rawe (Campbell) 2:04.7. 1,600: Ben Rawe (Campbell) 4:35, Brett Pierce (Scott) 4:39, Trevin Peterson (Walton-Verona) 4:40.9. 3,200: Zac Holtkamp (Brossart) 10:02.5, Brett Pierce (Scott) 10:08, Stephen Pair (Boone) 10:14.9. 110 hurdles: Jeff Huntley (Ryle) 15.54, Tanner McConvey (Ryle) 15.84. Trey Naber (Dixie) 16.0. 300 hurdles: Reed Naber (Dixie) 41.44, Zach MacAdams (Walton-Verona) 42.12, Tanner McConvey (Ryle) 42.14. 4x100: CovCath 44.41, Boone 45.1, Dixie 45.34. 4x200: CovCath 1:34, Cooper 1:35, Beechwood 1:35. 4x400: Brossart 3:36.5, Campbell 3:37.8, CovCath 3:38.2. 4x800: Campbell 8:28.6, Brossart 8:31.4, St. Henry 8:32.1. Shot put: Corey Marsh (Lloyd) 43-3.5, Jay Nellis (Dayton) 43-0, Ryan Arey (Boone) 42-4.75.

Discus: Troy Timmerman (CovCath) 139-2, Luke Walerius (Campbell) 121-11, Trong Le (Dixie) 119-9. Long jump: Michael Bowdy (CovCath) 22-0.25, Sage Powell (Simon Kenton) 21-5.5, Connor Maschinot (CovCath) 21-1. Triple jump: Sage Powell (Simon Kenton) 44-9, Jajuan Keith (Holmes) 40-8, Kamal Bohannon (Holmes) 40-8. High jump: Alex Connelly (CovCath) 6-8, Tyler Bray (Lloyd) 6-6, Craig Aldridge (St. Henry) 6-3. Pole vault: Doug Long (Campbell) 13-0, Zach Haacke (St. Henry) 12-0, Josh Presley (Campbell) 11-6.

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100: Ashley Collinsworth (Highlands) 12.54, Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 12.74, Maria Weyer (Highlands) 12.94. 200: Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 26.04, 2. Olivia McGregor (Ryle) 26.54, Ashley Collinsworth (Highlands) 26.84. 400: Christina Cook (SK) 59.46, Sarah Klump (Brossart) 1:00, Anna Carrigan (Campbell) 1:00.94. 800: Mallory Niemer (NCC) 2:28, Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 2:29, Madison Peace (Walton-Verona) 2:31. 1,600: Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 5:21, Mary List (Notre Dame) 5:27, Taylor Robinson (Campbell) 5:30.2. 3,200: Gabby Gonzales (Ryle) 11:32, Lauren Ossege (Highlands) 11:54.9, Ashley Svec (St. Henry) 12:02. 100 hurdles: Melanie Fleissner (Brossart) 15.96, Nicole Ridder (Brossart) 16.34, Jessica Crabtree (Lloyd) 16.42. 300 hurdles: Christina Heilman (Campbell) 48.64, Suzi Brown (Brossart) 49.36, Aubrey Muench (NCC) 49.74. 4x100: NCC 52.39, Highlands 52.54, Campbell County 52.9. 4x200: Campbell 1:46, Notre Dame 1:47, NCC 1:49.3. 4x400: Campbell 4:12.8, Notre Dame 4:14, Brossart 4:14. 4x800: Campbell 10:06.7, St. Henry 10:19, NCC 10:26.9. Shot put: Brianna McCarthy (Beechwood) 35-7.25, Jenna Lehkamp (Scott) 34-8, Jennifer Helmer (St. Henry) 34-7. Discus: Brianna McCarthy (Beechwood) 111-6, Brooke Kuetemeyer (NCC) 103-3, Felicity Britt (Brossart) 102-8. Long jump: Taylor Rosenhagen (Highlands) 17-4, Katie Bell (Scott) 16-8.5, Shelby Mullikan (Walton-Verona) 16-1. Triple jump: Kennedy Berkley (Campbell) 34-0, Taylor Rosenhagen (Highlands) 33-8.5, Jessica Crabtree (Lloyd) 33-8. High jump: Emma Heil (NCC) 5-2, nine athletes at 5-0. Pole vault: Lindsey Scaggs (Highlands) 9-0, Laura Geiman (Highlands) 9-0, Leah Bramlage (NDA) 8-6.

Nominate top student athletes starting May 4 The Community Press and Community Recorder will start accepting nominations for its third-annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest starting Wednesday, May 4. The award – whose winners are determined online by newspaper readers – recognizes student-athletes of the highest caliber who show excellence in the classroom, community and in their sports. Go online to cincinnati.com/preps and look for the red and blue Sportsman icon on the right

hand side of the page. You may need to scroll down. Once you click on the icon, you will see a photo gallery of last year’s winners and nomination links for each of the three counties in Northern Kentucky and 12 ballots in Ohio that

are attached to specific Community Press newspapers. Eligible schools are listed below the newspaper name. Juniors or seniors who are regular contributors/starters for their sports are eligible to be nominated. Freshmen or sophomores will be considered if they’ve been recognized at the state level. Not every nomination will be included on the ballots, but those with the most nominations will be given priority consideration. Once ballots are formed from these nominations,

online readers can vote often for their favorite athletes starting Friday, May 20. Top vote-getters win. When nominating, please give the athlete’s name, school year, sport, area of residence, contact information (if possible) and a brief reason why he/she should be considered. Nominators should include their own contact information. The nomination period will be Wednesday, May 4, through Monday, May 16. The ballots will be online Friday, May 20, and run until midnight Monday,

June 6. Voters will need a cincinnati.com user account to cast a final ballot. (It will not be necessary to make one to nominate an athlete.) Sign up in advance of the voting period using the link at the top, left-hand corner of cincinnati.com. Contact Jordan Kellogg at jkellogg@communitypress.c om for assistance to get your account set up. For all other questions on the Sportsman of the Year, contact Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@communitypress.com .


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The Holy Cross High School baseball team has not had ideal conditions for its biggest week of the season. Maybe if they were into rowing or duck racing instead, but the recent wet weather has not worked for their primary goal of playing and winning baseball games. “We’re in the same boat as everyone else,” HC head coach Mike Holtz said. “We do what we can where we can depending on the weather. The kids are frustrated, but we can’t control the weather.” Holy Cross is 13-4 through May 1. They won three games in two days by lopsided scores after not playing a game for eight days. “We feel we have the ability to compete with anyone in the region,” Holtz said. “When we put complete games together, hitting, pitching and defense, we can beat anybody. In the games we’ve won, we’ve put all three together. In the games we’ve lost, we’ve

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Sophomore Justin Kohake has been a strong leadoff hitter for the Holy Cross baseball team this year. been missing one of the three.” After a week without games, the Indians had all three of their 35th District seeding games scheduled in the same week. The Beechwood game was rained out, but Holy Cross defeated Holmes and then plays at Covington Catholic May 4. “It’s not a cakewalk in our district. They’re all pretty good,” Holtz said. “You want to be No. 1 seed

because that gives you confidence, but it doesn’t matter who you play on that day.” Holtz is happy with an offense that has scored seven or more runs in 10 straight games, including eight double-digit efforts. Sophomore Justin Kohake has blossomed in the leadoff spot, Holtz said, helping build a strong 1-2 punch at the top of the order with senior Rob Broering in the two spot. Sophomore Blake Tiberi is hitting .537 through April 25. Senior Chad Fuller is batting .542. Broering is batting .432. Senior Nick Ritter has come around after a slow start, and sophomore Conner Callery and junior Kyle Fuller have been key RBI batters as well. “When Justin gets on, we’re able to do so much with Rob batting two,” Holtz said. “Then they set up the guys in the middle who have been able to drive in a lot of runs. If one of them doesn’t get them in, it seems like the next guy does. They’re working well as a group.” Holtz said the NewCath

win April 21 was a key one. The Indians plated the winning run after Broering went from first to third on a single, then came in on a sacrifice fly from Ritter. “That doesn’t pop up on a stat sheet so much, but going first to third on a single and then having your senior hit a fly ball to the outfield, that’s what you need to beat a good team,” Holtz said. Holtz said Chad Fuller has been a key addition after missing last year with injury. “He’s getting good atbats,” Holtz said. “He can hit for power. He gets a good swing on it and puts the ball in play.” Tiberi and Kyle Fuller are the top two pitchers on the team so far. Fuller is 4-0 with a 1.31 ERA. Tiberi is 1-0, 1.17. Nick Jehn, a senior, is right behind with a 1.87 ERA in 15 inning with one win. Jehn has a no-hit-

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ter this year against Villa Madonna. Holtz has fed his team a steady diet of bigger schools on the schedule. The Indians have basically all of the area’s D-I conference schools on their slate. “We’ve always done that at Holy Cross,” Holtz said.

“It gets us ready for the postseason. When you play them all the time, you’re used to it once you play them at the end of the year.” See more sports coverage at www.cincinnati.com/blogs/pres spreps.


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It’s that time of year again! As the Run for the Roses draws near, Kentucky is gearing up for one of its most famous traditions. Gov. Steve I hope all of Beshear you can join first lady Jane Community Beshear and me Recorder in Frankfort on guest Derby morning, columnist Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon for the 75th annual Governor’s Derby Celebration. This year’s celebration will be held in historic downtown Frankfort – a move that will save valuable taxpayer dollars as well as support the Capital City’s economy. A unique variety of downtown restaurants along with the Kentucky Pork Producers and Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association will be preparing and selling traditional Derby breakfast items. And the Franklin County Farmers’ Market will feature fresh, locally grown produce, breads, spreads, meats and more for sale from 7 a.m. to noon at Riverview Park. Some featured attractions and activities that you won’t want to miss include: • Danthebluegrassman, a thoroughbred racehorse scheduled to run in the 2002 Kentucky Derby, will be on site to take photos with visitors at the Capital City Museum on Ann Street. • Pink Out Zumba, beginning at 7 a.m. downtown on Broadway. A donation of $5 is encouraged and partial proceeds will go to benefit the First Lady’s Horses and Hope initiative. • Governor’s Derby Exhibit, located in the State Capitol Rotunda includes spring-themed works from Kentucky based artists. • Musical entertainment on two stages: the Jim Beam Stage in front of the Old State Capitol Building and the Governor’s Stage behind the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, both located on Broadway. And as always, there will be arts and crafts vendors and a variety of other children’s activities including the annual stick horse race. Jane and I are also inviting all visitors to bring a nonperishable food item or make a charitable donation to benefit local food pantries. The First Christian Church on Ann Street will have a drop-off location in front of their church building to collect canned goods and monetary donations. Parking will be available in several public lots downtown as well as at the State Capitol in the Annex Parking Structure, with shuttle services provided from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please visit our website at www.governor.ky.gov/derbycelebration for further celebration details and information. In the rapid pace of today’s society, it is important that we take time for family and enjoy the distinctive traditions our state has to offer. The 75th Governor’s Derby Celebration is sure to be a memorable, fun, family-friendly event and we look forward to seeing all of you there Derby morning! Steve Beshear is governor of Kentucky.

There needs to be an expiration date on terrible excuses. Kentucky’s educational community has been using the “it’s the parents fault” excuse to explain Kentucky’s educational nightmare. I don’t believe parents or kids are the problem. The educational system is the problem. Mr. Jon Akers of the Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released its 11th annual report and confirms that the “parents are at fault” excuse is bogus. He states, “Some people get the misconception that schools are a hotbed for problems, but you have almost 94 percent of students who have done nothing wrong.” Mr. Akers was referring to the number of students arrested or receiving school violations. It sounds like 94 percent of parents are doing a great job. It’s time for incompetent teachers, administrators and unions to be held accountable. Their failed policies have resulted in Kentucky

being ranked 49th in ACT scores. Many “educators” remind me that Kentucky has low ACT scores because Kentucky, unlike all Tom Wurtz states, requires Community all students to the ACT Recorder take test. So how guest does Kentucky columnist perform against the states that require 100 percent testing? Kentucky is last. Embarrassing! Did you know that only 16 percent of our high school graduates pass the College Readiness Benchmarks? Does it seem like a valid excuse to say 84 percent of our parents are causing this problem? As a parent, I’m tired of playing the role of villain. Our educational system is the villain. Please

don’t misunderstand; I have nothing against great teachers. I love great teachers! I’m a business teacher. I believe that every human being is a teacher, not just the ones who belong to the teachers’ unions. The business community employs many of our country’s greatest teachers. They teach employees skills that our “professional” teachers failed to teach. The business community is not permitted the luxury of blaming parents for underperforming employees. In fact, business leaders can’t even blame their employees. If leaders fail to achieve results, they’re fired. I can’t imagine a leader at McDonalds blaming the parents of their young employees for a store’s unprofitable performance. I can’t ever remember any of my childhood coaches saying, “Our team is horrible. I blame my kids’ parents for our loss today.” Maybe Kentucky’s Coach Calapari should

have blamed Kentucky’s loss in the NCAA on the players’ parents? Childish excuses are not accepted in the grown-up world. Maybe that’s the problem. It’s time for the educational community to grow-up and take responsibility for the disaster they have created. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce conducted a national survey concerning our school systems and clearly identifies the problem. They graded all states as to their willingness to removing horrific teachers from the classrooms. How did Kentucky do? Kentucky received an F. Enough is enough! Please get involved in your local school system and demand that they fire all their “F Troop” teachers. Our children deserve more than the old “it’s the parents fault” excuse. They deserve a future. Tom Wurtz is President of Tom Wurtz Consulting & resident of Ft. Mitchell

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Student from St. Joseph School in Crescent Springs competed in the Diocesan Competition held at St. Therese. The following students were recognized for outstanding performance: Storytelling:Cassidy Ryan – 1st Oratory:Alicia Von Handorf – 1st Religion:Gus VonLehman – 3rd Religion:Maria Pope – 5th Social Studies:Sam Darpel – 3rd Art/Painting: Ryan Arlinghaus – 1st Also chosen to compete from SJS were Caroline Winstel, Sabrina Sanborn, Logan Boyle, Michael Wessels, and Nathan Urban.

Keep sharp, keep educate, no excuses This Monday (Apirl 23) I spoke at EmpowerU at the Farm in Delhi. For ninety minutes I covered my Bulldogs Nation Platform which you can find on bulldogspost.com. EmpowerU is a Tea Party organization focused on educating voters. They meet every month and have a guest presenter. I was pleasantly surprised at the crowd on a rainy Monday night. Over 200 people showed up. The experience of speaking there and the organization EmpowerU made me realize how important adult education is for our country. Education is for a life time. John Adams spoke about how our democratic republic requires and engaged populace. He’s right. Steven Covey the famed motivation speaker talks about “sharpening the saw.” This means we all must be continually improving ourselves by whatever means we choose.

Elementary and secondary education is important. A college degree improves your lot in life. Post college education is even betEric Deters ter - master’s degree, doctorCommunity ate degree. But Recorder there’s more to guest education than columnist a formal education. Let’s face it, life experiences, good and bad, can deliver an education you will never find in a classroom. I’ll never forget that I had to read and study so much through college and law school that I stopped reading for pleasure. The exception is when I was nineteen and a first year law student I did begin reading the newspaper and watching Ted Koppel every night

on “Nightline.” After law school, I went on a vacation and took with me a huge biography of “Andrew Carnegie.” I read the entire book in a week. Pleasure. I’m on one hand sympathetic to Americans who are so overworked, overstressed, and overwrought that they don’t have the time or inclination to “sharpen their saw.” I’m speaking of the working Americans who are also raising children. Who has time? On the other hand, there is no excuse for anyone. There is no excuse for the “retired.” There is no excuse for the “disabled” and “unemployed.” I have been railing that the “superficial economy” means nothing if our country collapses under our debt and deficit. Therefore, every business owner and employee needs to be equally vigilant even if they are busy. Most professions such as law, medicine, real estate, accounting, etc., require what is

referred to in some form or other as “continuing education.” We lawyers have to attend seminars every year and listen to, I’m sorry, boring speeches. On our own, we read “trade journals” and pay attention to new cases as they are published. I believe with the internet, cell phones, cable news, and cable television in general, we have fewer excuses not to be educated about what’s going on in the world. There’s access and there’s plenty of “flavors of content.” So whether it’s simply reading the paper and watching the news or much more, please pay attention to what’s going on in our country and the world. Our democratic republic depends upon healthy debate and an educated electorate. Now more than ever. Eric Deters is an attorney with an office in Independence

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A kaleidoscope is your own private little art show. That simple concept is celebrated each year at the Brewster Kaleidoscope Convention, which is taking place this year at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter in Covington May 12-15, said spokesperson Mary Boll. “There’s not one that is not beautiful,” Boll said. “When it’s interactive, you become part of the art work and the art work becomes part of you.” The public will get a chance to view, and interact with, more than 100 kaleidoscopes at “Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century” at the Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center May 13. The Carnegie exhibition, which includes kaleidoscopes made by artists in the U.S. and Japan, is the result of a partnership with organizers of the Brewster Kaleidoscope

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he interior of Steve and Peggy Kittelson’s “Genesis.” to it once you look inside,” he said. “The design is controlled by you. You have to change and direct that design. You can keep it stationary or keep it moving.” Kaleidoscopes at the Carnegie show will be available for purchase, but the public can also get a look at more than 500 kaleidoscopes for sale at the convention from noon to 4 p.m. May 14 and 15, Boll said. For more information about the Carnegie show, call 491-2030. For more information about the 21st Annual Brewster Kaleidoscope Society Convention, visit brewstersociety.com. THANKS TO MARY BOLL

The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center will host “Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century,” an exhibition of more than 100 kaleidoscopes by international artists from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13. The show runs through June 24. Many of the kaleidoscope artists are in town for the 21st Annual Brewster Kaleidoscope Society Convention May 14 and 15 at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter in Covington. Above is Sally Dryer’s kaliedoscope, entitled, “Big Bang.”

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The exterior of Steve and Peggy Kittelson’s kaleidoscope, “Genesis.”

Convention and will run through They’re just awesome pieces and representative of world-renowned June 24. “We’re promoting the art of the artists.” kaleidoscope and the innovations of the 21st Century,” Boll said. Kaleidoscopes are no longer just tubes of cardboard with glass beads in the end: today’s kaleidoscope artists are making them out of wood, silver, blown glass, ceramics and more, Boll said, adding that the pieces on display at the Carnegie range in size from a tiny pendant to a six-feet-tall creation. “It’s just a beautiful feast for the eyes,” she said. “If you come THANKS TO MARY BOLL to the Carnegie, you’ll see pieces The interior of one of Yasuko Nakazato’s hanging that will just blow you away. kaleidoscopes.

Carnegie Gallery Director Bill Seitz agreed that the art of kaleidoscope has progressed in recent years. “The artists of the 21st Century aren’t limiting themselves,” Seitz said. “There are a wide variety of materials being used now – some of this could confuse the viewer: they might walk up to it and think it’s a sculpture and not realize this is a kaleidoscope and they’re supposed to interact with it.” That interaction is one of the neatest things about the kaleidoscope exhibition, Seitz said. THANKS TO MARY BOLL “You interact with this sculpture Deborah and Kevin Healy’s kaleidoscope and it has a whole other dimension pendant, “Jellyfish and Friends.”

Know when to prune trees, shrubs to nurture, encourage

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Question: Is this a good time to prune my trees and cut back my bushes? Are there any pruning guidelines I should follow? How far back can I cut them at this time of year?

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Carla Hicks opened The Way We Were, a new consignment shop in Erlanger, a little over one month ago. For more information, visit www.thewaywewerenky.com.

New shop evokes nostalgia By Jason Brubaker jbrubaker@nky.com

ERLANGER - What’s in a name? For Carla Hicks, it’s everything. Hicks is the owner of The Way We Were, a new consignment shop located at 653 Stevenson Road in Erlanger. As she was debating names for her new shop, which opened a little over one month ago, she decided she wanted to play up the small town feel she envisioned for her store. “I wanted to add some nostalgia, like the old days where you’d go into a store and people would greet you by your first name,” she explained. “That’s how I want this place to be. I want it to have that same comfortable feeling for people who come in.” Hicks said she decided to open the store after having spent time in recent years selling items on online auction sites.

She said owning her own business allows her a good schedule to be with her family, as well as a way to capitalize on her marketing skills. “I really enjoy being in business for myself,” she said. “The time just felt right for me to do this, and I’m glad I did it.” The store, which is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, contains a variety of items , including jewelry, women’s and children’s clothing, purses, shoes and various other merchandise, all at 50-70 percent below retail price. With family budgets tightening and many costs increasing, Hicks said she knows residents will enjoy her store. “I’m excited about being here, and I think people are really going to like what I have,” she said. For more information about the store, call 360-5829 or visit www.thewaywewerenky.com.

Answer: When and how you prune depends on what types of trees and shrubs you have. Dead wood and basal suckers can be removed any time you see them. Potentially hazardous trees should be dealt with immediately. Many shade trees and evergreens are best pruned in early spring or in June. Prune the true pines in June. The ornamental, flowering shrubs and trees are pruned based on when they flower, which is based on whether they made their flower buds for this year on last year’s growth – and so they bloom before June 1 – or on this year’s new growth – so they don’t bloom until later in the summer. Shrubs placed on your home grounds should be kept healthy and vigorous so they will continue to be attractive in form, height, flower and fruit. This means annual pruning is as important as regular watering and fertilizing of your plants. People often wait until their plants have grown beyond their bounds… too tall or too

b u s h y before they use their pruners. Often it’s too late to salvage at Mike Klahr shrubs this point. Community S h r u b s Recorder should be hecked columnist cevery year and pruning attention given to the following situations: Prune dense growth that Nneeds to be thinned: Air and light are necessary for leaves on the inside, lower portions of the plant to function. As plants become crowded, light, moisture and air infiltration are reduced. Make cuts annually when you start seeing reduced growing space. Prune for best show of flowers and to encourage abundant fruit production: Give branches enough room to display flowers and fruits without interference from other branches that cross over or are spaced too closely. Usually spaces of 8 to 12 inches between branches are best for good flower and fruit size, and also helps to reduce insect and disease problems occurring on the flowers and fruits. Prune to encourage flower production every year: Prun-

ing at the wrong time of year may reduce or even eliminate one season’s bloom. Shrubs and ornamental trees that flower before June should be pruned immediately after flowering. Plants like redbuds, forsythias and lilacs bloom on wood formed the previous summer. Pruning them right after they bloom allows the maximum time before winter to develop the wood for next season’s show of flowers. If pruned during the fall or winter, or before flowering in the spring, flower buds are removed and blossoms are reduced or eliminated for the coming season. Shrubs and showy flowering trees that bloom after June 1 should be pruned in the late winter or early spring before new growth begins. They will bloom on new wood formed during the current spring or summer. These include Goldenraintree, Mimosa, Smoketree, Pagodatree, Sourwood, Butterfly-bush, Abelia, Beautybush, Clematis, Clethra, Rose of Sharon, Hills of Snow Hydrangea, Annabelle Hydrangea, Peegee Hydrangea, Crapemyrtle and hybrid tea rose. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, M A Y 6

ART EXHIBITS

First Friday Gallery Hop, 6-10 p.m., Covington Arts District, Madison Avenue, Pike Street and MainStrasse Village, First Friday of every month. Covington’s galleries, restaurants and other venues open late for original artwork viewing. Free. 859-292-2322. Covington.

BUSINESS SEMINARS

Chick-fil-A Leadercast, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 1985 Mt. Zion Road, Registration begins 8 a.m. Live broadcast of leadership development event to identify and develop your leadership voice. Includes Chick-fil-A breakfast and lunch. Sponsorship packages available. $65. Registration required. Presented by Chick-fil-A Florence. 859-384-3855; www.nkyleadercast.com. Union.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-2912300. Covington.

FOOD & DRINK

Fish Fry Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus 3908. $1.50-$7.50. 589-342-6643. Elsmere.

HOME & GARDEN

National Public Gardens Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Lakeside Commons Park, 3500 Alexandria Pike. Presented by American Public Gardens Association. 859-292-3838; campbellcountyky.org/home/livinghere/recreation/parks.html. Highland Heights. National Public Gardens Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road. 859-3844999; www.bcarboretum.org. Union.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Kathryn Erskine, 4-6 p.m., Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Great Green Room. Author signs “Mockingbird & Quaking” and discusses upcoming “Absolute Value of Mike.” Free. 859-7810602. Fort Thomas.

MUSEUMS

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Waiting on Ben, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 859-291-0550; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport.

MUSIC - OLDIES

The Avenues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888; www.guysndollsllc.com. Cold Spring.

MUSIC - ROCK

Fourth Day Echo, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., 859-261-6120. Covington. The Getaway CD Release Party, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Rosemary Device. $10, $8 advance. 859-291-2233; www.cincyticket.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Most popular-by-demand sketches and songs. Food and drink available. $20-$30. 859-957-7625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Tai Chi, 9 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Free. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-485-7611; www.seniorservicesnky.org/. Walton. Euchre Tournaments, 12:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Arrive early. All money goes back to participant winners. $3 cover charge, ten cents every euchre. Presented by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. 859-4857611; www.seniorservicesnky.org. Walton. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Create a Clay Windowsill Planter for Herbs, 10 a.m.-noon, Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St., Continues May 21. During the first class you will hand-build the planter from clay and emboss it with stamps and vegetation. The piece will then be bisquefired before the second class when you will finish decorating it and glaze it. After a glazefiring it is ready for you to pick-up. $45; plus $20 fee for materials, equipment and firing fee payable to class instructor first class. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu. Covington.

CRAFT SHOWS

Dixie Heights Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Gym. More than 100 crafters and vendors. Concessions, bake sale and basket raffle available. Benefits Dixie Heights Marching Band. Family friendly. $3. Presented by Dixie Heights Marching Band. 859-341-9311. Edgewood.

DERBY DAY

Horses and Reggae Derby Day Island Party, 4-10 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Music by Super Massive. Derby hat and island gear encouraged. TVs broadcast race. $5. 859-331-4278. Fort Wright.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

PAWS to Read, 10 a.m.-noon, Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share book with therapy dogs. Ages 5-10. Family friendly. Free. Appointment required for 15minute slot. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

MUSIC - BLUES

Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 10 p.m.2 a.m., Mansion Hill Tavern, 502 Washington Ave., $4. 859-581-0100. Newport. Ricky Nye and the Paris Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Juney’s Lounge., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - CLASSICAL

The Best is Yet to Come, 8-10:30 p.m., Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion, 642 Mount Zion, Frances K. Carlisle Performing Arts Center. Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. The Great American Songbook begins in the Tin Pan Alley era of the 1920s and culminates in the late 1950s. Performers include Indiana University faculty, students and national entertainers and singers. $10-$28. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; www.kyso.org. Florence.

MUSIC - ROCK

Face To Face, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. $20. 859491-2444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. 859-9577625; www.shadowboxcabaret.com. Newport.

SHOPPING

Alumni Flower Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Parking lot in front of high school. Planters, annuals for sun and shade and Mother’s Day gifts. Pre-order forms at website. Benefits Holy Cross High School. 859-746-9051; www.hchscov.com. Covington. Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St., Multiple booths set up in Activity Center. Sell your own items and keep what you make. Church does setup, cleanup and advertising for you. Rain or shine. For booth rental, call 859485-1418 or email kayandbob@insightbb.com. Family friendly. Free admission. Booth rental: $20, $25 with electricity; $5 table rental. 859-647-5000. Florence.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Derby Day at Dinsmore, 3-6:30 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, A 1940s-style Derby Day party. Music, Kentucky burgoo, appetizers, desserts, cash bar with mint juleps, race coverage on TV, silent auction, house tours and men and women’s hat and costume contest. Benefits Dinsmore Homestead. $35. Reservations required. 859-586-6117; www.dinsmorefarm.org. Burlington. S U N D A Y, M A Y 8

EDUCATION

Ladies Instructional Golf League, 3:30-5 p.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Weekly through June 12. Women learn to play the game of golf in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Topics include swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, etiquette and general rules and terminology. Driving range and golf discounts included. $99 series. Registration required. 859-371-3200; email jason.laible@kentoncournty.org; www.kentoncounty.org/county_departments/parks_/golf_courses/index.html. Independence.

HISTORIC SITES

Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; www.dinsmorefarm.org. Burlington.

MUSEUMS

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Sasha, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Gypsy Latin Jazz. Free. 859-426-1042; www.argentinebean.net. Crestview Hills.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

500 Miles to Memphis, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. $13 ages 18-20, $10 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; www.ticketfly.com. Newport.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; www.cheznora.com. Covington.

MUSIC - WORLD

Kim Taylor, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With JT Nero and Allison Russell of Po’ Girl. Doors open 8 p.m. $10, $8 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

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CIVIC Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. 859-746-3573; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment.859-6523348. Independence.

FILMS

Their Eyes Were Dry, 7 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Florence 14 Theater, 7860 Mall Road, Documentary celebrating the children held hostage by terrorists in Israel during the Ma’alot Massacre on May 15, 1974. Pre-recorded musical performance by the Cantor’s Assembly with Alberto Mizrahi. $12.50. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-282-7504; www.fathomevents.com. Florence.

LITERARY - LIBRARIES Does Spaghetti Bounce?, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Wacky science with Riegling Magical Science Company. Ages 6 and up. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington. MUSIC - CONCERTS

Bob Schneider, 8:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 7:30 p.m. $18, $15 advance. 859-431-2201; www.ticketfly.com. Newport.

THANKS TO MATT MERCHANT

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will debut at The Bank of Kentucky Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, on Northern Kentucky University’s campus, Highland Heights, as part of the WWE RAW World Tour. See RAW Superstars John Cena, pictured, Randy Orton, The Miz, John Morrison, Sheamus, The Nexus, Ted Dibiase, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, The Divas and more in action. Tickets are $17-$62 and can be purchased at The Bank of Kentucky Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Kroger stores, online at Ticketmaster.com, or at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.bankofkentuckycenter.com/wwe.asp.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Crafters’ Corner, 10 a.m.-noon, Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Petersburg.

T U E S D A Y, M A Y 1 0 Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright. Anime & Manga, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Discuss your favorite manga and watch an anime provided by Operation Anime. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Doors open 7:30 p.m. $25, $20 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 513-779-9462; www.magus-music.com. Newport.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Bingo, 12:20 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., All collected money goes to the winning players. $1 for two cards. 859-485-7611. Walton.

SUPPORT GROUPS

H.E.A.R.T.S., 6:30-8 p.m., Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, For anyone whose life been touched by pregnancy or infant loss. Everyone welcome. 859-282-8889. Independence.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Team In Training Information Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Recruiting for upcoming marathons. Benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 513-698-2828; www.teamintraining.org/soh. Burlington.

EDUCATION

COMMUNITY DANCE

LITERARY - LIBRARIES

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MOM’S CLUBS

Mothers of Preschoolers Meeting, 9-11:30 a.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, For mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Quality child care provided along with hot breakfast. First meeting free. $23.95 registration per year. Family friendly. $6. 859371-7961. Florence.

MUSEUMS

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Perfect Sequel, 9 p.m.-midnight, Pachinko, 424 W. Sixth St., Acoustic rock duo. 859431-6400. Covington.

MUSIC - BLUES

Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Midway Cafe, 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters, award-winning blues band. Free. 859-781-7666. Fort Thomas.

Spotlight on Genealogy, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Informal discussion of genealogy news and resources, plus guest speakers on family history topics. Snacks served. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Get Golf Ready in 5 Days Golf Lessons, 67:30 p.m. Continues weekly through June 9., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road. Taught by PGA and LPGA professionals who will make sure you have fun each step of the way. $99 five-day series. Registration required. 859-371-3200; www.playgolfamerica.com. Independence.

LITERARY - BOOK CLUBS

Pizza and Pages, 3:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Talk about what books you’ve been reading and eat pizza. Ages 12 and up. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Hebron.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Non-smoking. $25, $20 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 800-594-8499; www.ticketfly.com. Newport. Carnegie in Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., “Opera Redux: The Magic Flute.” Family-friendly 50-minute version on Mozart’s classic opera .By Cincinnati Opera. $48 three concerts, $19. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

ON STAGE - OPERA

Opera Redux: The Magic Flute, 3 p.m., Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Familyfriendly 50-minute version on Mozart’s classic opera following Tamino and Papageno, two friends searching for true love. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Opera. 513-241-2742. Covington.

RECREATION

THANKS TO TIM SWALLOW

Cincinnati World Cinema, in collaboration with the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati, will present the film “Still Walking,” a story of contemporary family life in Japan, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Carnegie Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. A post-film discussion with special guests will immediately follow. Social hour with cash bar and a la carte entrees will precede both screenings. The film is directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and will be in Japanese with English subtitles. Tickets are $10 in advance and for students and Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID; $12 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cincyworldcinema.org or call 877548-3237 or 859-957-1943. Photo by Kenshu Shintsubo.

Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. Through Dec. 18. 859-625-7250; www.starlaneslevee.com. Newport.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 1229 Highway Ave., Fellowship of individuals, who through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive eating. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-509-5066; www.cincinnatioa.org. Covington.

THANKS TO DICK MURGATROYD

The 43rd Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day, at the George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive in Covington. The juried show features original works of regional artists from Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky in four categories – painting, sculpture, graphics and fine crafts. There will be live music and visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award. For more information, call 859-653-7797. Rain date is Sunday, May 15. Pictured is last year’s Best of Show Award winner, Joanne Honschopp of Cincinnati, center, with Honorary Chairs Lisa Sauer and Jon Moeller.


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Looking and looking for the one we shouldn’t The way many psychologists put it, the drama of our life begins by the primal separation from the Other. Our mother’s womb afforded us everything we needed. It was an Eden of comfort. This separation is the first significant “wounding” we incur. It was so significant that we seek, forever, to return to it. This separation contributes mightily to the fantasy of the “magical other.” Who or what is this magical other? As psychotherapist Dr. James Hollis states, it is “the notion that there is one person out there who is right for us, will make our lives work, a soulmate who will repair the ravages of our personal history; one who will be there for us, who will read our minds, know what we want and meet those deepest needs; a good parent who will protect us from suffering.” Especially when life is hard, responsibilities are demanding, and stresses intensify, we seek this Eden again. We seek it by whatever connections or fixes we think will offer us a ticket back there again. Some of our favorite attempts are via chemical substances, alcohol, pleasure, sex, power, wealth, etc. But most of all we seek another person to be our magical other. To this person, whether it’s our spouse, close friend or relative, we unconsciously assign the responsibility of nurturing us, preventing

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unpleasantness f r o m occurring, and supplying our needs. They may not realize those are our expectations of them – but they’ll find

out in due time. We certainly all need others who are understanding, who love us, and a few who serve willingly as a support system. However, so much of what we expect from the magical other is our own responsibility. What we fear is freedom, our own individuation process, and encountering on our own the vastness and demands of life. “Surely there is someone out there who can spare me this burden,” we think. “Surely there is a social institution, group, person, or even God, who will lift from me the terrible weight of life.” Yet, no one can ever totally do that for us. Hollis testifies, “Were we to find someone who could, we would then be bound in a horribly regressive relationship, one in which both partners are rule-bound, infantile and stuck.” As a new friendship or marriage evolves into later stages, an awakening process may occur. Our spouse turns out not to be the magical other – but another human just like me.

Finding a magical other is one of the chief fantasies of life. Resentment, anger and disillusionment can set in. “You’re not the person I married,” we complain. (Actually they are, but we never took the time to know them well when our main concern was merely a good bed partner or security). When reality sets in, a spouse can feel betrayed

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Use your own herbs for Derby Day, Cinco de Mayo dishes Frank Marzullo, Channel 19 meteorologist, is coming out to film my herb garden for Mother’s Day. He was scheduled this week but you know why that didn’t happen. M y Rita herb garHeikenfeld den is Rita’s kitchen l o o k i n g nice, even though the growth is smaller than usual, and most herbs don’t care for a lot of water once they’re established. I have different areas in the garden, as well: an edible flower area, one for medicinal and tea herbs, another for culinary herbs, a spot for what I call “household herbs� (soap wort, scrubbing horsetail, dye herbs). The spa portion of the garden is pretty with lemon verbena, rose geranium and other scented herbs. My Mary/Bible garden is on the far right of the garden, nestled under the ancient pine and contains many specimens which have their roots in Bible days. My mom used to say you

could garden in a teacup, and she did, so you don’t need a plow and acres to grow healthful plants. On Mother’s Day I give my daughters-in-law herbs for their gardens. It’s a meaningful tradition, and one which you might like to start. Here are some tips to get you motivated.

Tips on starting an herb garden

Herbs don’t require a lot of tending. Good soil, watering until they’re established and good drainage is essential. If you grow in containers, know that you’ll have to water and fertilize a bit more. Don’t over water or over fertilize, as you’ll wind up with lush growth but the volatile oils that flavor the herbs won’t develop.

What herbs to grow?

Think about the foods you like to eat. A cook’s garden could include parsley, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. A pizza garden for the kids? Try a grape or cherry tomato plant surrounded by oregano or marjoram, basil, rosemary and thyme. A tea garden could have mint, rosemary, chamomile,

lemon verbena, thyme and sage. There are endless variations, and I have more information on my website www.abouteating.com. Get the details with my video on container gardening. It’s on my blog at www.Cincinnati.com (Cooking with Rita).

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I’ve shared the Brown Hotel’s authentic hot brown sandwich in this column before for Derby Day. Here’s an appetizer version of it. Thanks to Donna, who enjoys sharing favorite recipes. “Not my original recipe, but it’s gone through our circuit of friends and we like it.� 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 1 ⠄4 cup boiling water 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 3 ⠄4 cup half & half 1 cup Swiss or favorite cheese 18 slices snack rye bread or baguette slices 8 oz. sliced deli turkey 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 6 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Morel & Violet updates

Unless you have a positive identification, never eat any wild mushroom, or other plants. Mother Nature has many poisonous lookalikes, and that includes mushrooms, as well as flowers, etc. That brings us to wild violets. There's a lookalike flowering now, except that it flowers on a vine – leaves are pointy and real shiny green. It's called periwinkle and some folks mistake it for violets. Maybe you've seen it. Anyway, I don't want people to mistake that for violets either. Fresh minced parsley Dissolve bouillon in water; set aside. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour until smooth. Stir in cream and bouillon mixture. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. Put bread on baking sheets. Layer each piece with turkey, onion and cheese sauce. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake at 350 10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.

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The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky will hold its second Blitz & Bling event at 6-9 p.m. May 25 at The Gardens of Park Hills, 1622 Dixie Highway. Enjoy an evening of shopping while supporting individuals with special needs. Local vendors will display crafts, specialty gifts and creative items. Participating vendors include: 31 Gifts, As You Like It, Bunches of Bows, Little Loaves & More, Mommy Originals, Miche Purses, Premier Designs Jewelry, Scentsy Candles, Table Jewelry by Laurie and Tracie, and Wildtree Foods. Schwan’s Home Service will have a truck on site filled with a variety of frozen food items to purchase on the spot.

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Joan Berry, 80, of Latonia, died April 27, 2011, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home in Latonia. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia and an avid bingo player. A sister, Mary Wallpe, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Virginia Kraemer of Montgomery, Ohio, and Dorothy Clark of Hudson, Fla. Interment was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church St., Latonia, KY 41015.

Lemuel Bledsoe IV

Lemuel “Lem” Bledsoe IV, 73, of Warsaw, died April 27, 2011, in Carrollton. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Crouch of Warsaw; sons, Marty Bledsoe of Lexington and Lemuel “Lee” Bledsoe V of Covington; daughter, Beth Rouse of Covington; brother, Zack Bledsoe of Warsaw; and two grandchildren.

James B. Hood

James B. Hood, 66, of Independence, died April 29, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired carman with CSX after 36 years of service, a member of Covington Moose Lodge No. 1469 and an avid golfer and University of Kentucky fan. A son, Richard E. Hood, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Lynn Hood; son, James D. Hood of Louisville; brothers, Raymond R. Hood of Barbourville, Ky., Bill Hood of Keavy, Ky., Harvey Hood of Florence and Boyd Hood of Texas; and three grandchildren. Graveside service will be noon Thursday, May 5, at Calvary Cemetery, Gray, Ky. Memorials: Covington Moose Lodge No. 1469, 5247 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

Richard Kern Sr.

Richard S. Kern Sr., 80, of Covington, died April 20, 2011, at his residence. His wife, Thelma Kern, died previously. Survivors include his son, Richard Kern Jr. of Wallace Woods.

Jerry D. Liska

Jerry D. Liska, 74, of California, died April 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was owner of J&M Metal Finishing in Covington. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Douglas Liska; daughter, Stacey Liska; sons, Scott Liska, Scott Meyer and Ryan Meyer; sisters, Nelma Hils and Nyla Springmeyer; and four grandchildren. Entombment was at St. Stephen Mausoleum, Fort Thomas. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45203.

James Henry May Sr.

James Henry May Sr., 63, of Florence, died April 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired machine tender for Duro Bag Company and a member of New Life Church of God. His parents, Fred and Helina May Porter May, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mosey May McGill May; daughters, Vickie Diehl of Warsaw and Crystal Jones of Burlington; sons, James H. May Jr. of Covington and Mike May of Florence; sisters, Elizabeth Hatton, Cleo May, Judy Gibbs and Tiny Howard, all of Cincinnati; brothers, Terry May and Ronald May, both of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

Jerome F. Meyer

Jerome F. Meyer, 88, of Fort Wright, died April 25, 2011, at his residence. He was a decorated World War II veteran, awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a founder of the Dutchman’s Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed gardening on the family farm. His wife, Maureen Meyer, died previously. Survivors include his sons, James, Thomas and David; daughters, Diane Mains and Susan Bogenschutz; sister, Evelyn Sewell; six grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Disposition was cremation. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Dorothy E. Moeller

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Nancy A. Jones Page, 95, of Morning View, died April 26, 2011. She was a homemaker and loved to garden and do word puzzles. Her husband, Ralph Page; son, Donald Page; a sister, Lula Colston; and brothers, George, Richard, Dan, Simon, Harley and Johnny Jones, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Dotty Page of Morning View; sister, Martha McDaniels of Hamilton, Ohio; grandson, Shannon Page; granddaughter, Jennifer Page Terry; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at the family’s cemetery.

Gregory C. Perkins

Gregory C. Perkins, 59, of Dayton, died April 23, 2011, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati. His father, Edwin Roscoe Perkins, died previously. Survivors include his mother, Rose Perkins of Dayton; brother, Jeff Perkins of Jacksonville, Fla.; and sisters, Peggy Schmidt of Jacksonville, Fla., Patricia Perkins-Butt of Dayton and Vivian Deaton of Independence. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

David Reynolds

David “White Owl” Reynolds, 54, of Covington, died April 28, 2011. He was a retired machinist after 21 years of service with General Electric Jett Engine Manufacturing in Evandale, Ohio; a life member of National Rifle Association; a member and past president of Kentucky Firearms Foundation Inc.; and a member of Kenton Game and Fish Club and the Kentucky Bikers Association. He enjoyed his HarleyDavidson bike, raising money for Covington Children’s Home Christmas and pizza parties. His son, Jonathon Reynolds; parents, John and Anna Lambert Reymonds; a sister, Brenda Louden; and a nephew, Lee Louden, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Shay Reynolds; stepson, Brian Bowman of Covington; and sisters, Jaunita Rackley of West Chester, Ohio, Barbara Arnold of Woodstock, Va., and Gloria Zix of Milford, Ohio. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Kentucky Special Olympics, P.O. Box 393, Florence, KY 41042 or Redwood Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Edna Ruddell-Starke

Edna Frances Ruddell-Starke, 79, of Fort Wright, died April 23, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. She was a secretary for the Fred D. Riedinger Company and a member of the First Baptist Church in Ludlow. Survivors include her sons, Steven Earl Starke of Florence and David T. Starke of Walton; daughter, Linda Joyce Pettry of Longwood, Fla.; sister, Betty Siemer of Taylor Mill; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment was at Corinth Cemetery. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 Miami Ave. A, Cincinnati, OH 45243.

Howard Russell Smith

Howard Russell Smith, 92, of Aurora, Ind., formerly of Walton, died May 2, 2011, at his residence. He was a heavy equipment operator, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the VFW Post No. 6428 of Addyston, Ohio. He enjoyed farming cattle, tobacco and horses. His former wife, Mary Lee Phillips; wife, Lucille Smith; and brother, William Thomas Smith, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Madeleine Smith Weaver of Aurora, Ind., Jeanna Tracy Marcum of McKee, Ky., and Cynthia Briggs of Independence; sister, Juanita Lacey of Harrison, Ohio; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: Dearborn County

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Covington, died April 26, 2011, at Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger. Her husband, William J. Moeller, died previously. Survivors include her sons, John D., Roger P., and Douglas W. Moeller; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: St. Augustine Church, 1839 Euclid Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

DEATHS Hospital and Hospice, 370 Bilby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Omega Fay Stewart

Omega Fay Stewart, 68, of Taylor Mill, died April 29, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include her daughters, Connie Cooper, Terry Koury and Glenda Vinson; sons, Charles King, John Stewart and Rev. Dan Stewart; sisters, Phyllis Hollon and Ann Billiter; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials: New Hope Baptist Church, 11 E. Shelby St., Falmouth, KY, 41040.

Ann Hiler Strong

Ann Hiler Strong, 74, of Erlanger, died April 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and retired baggage person for Wachenhot Security Company and Trans World Air Lines Company. She was a member of the Transportation Communication International Union and enjoyed needlepoint. A son, Michael Todd Strong, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bob Strong; son, Steve Strong of Union; sister, Jean Hiler of Georgetown, Ohio; brothers, Frank Hiler and Charles Hiler of Georgetown, Ohio; and one grandchild. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 18th St. NW, Washington D.C., DC 20006.

Arthur Thunert Sr.

Arthur Dain Thunert Sr., 67, of Hebron, died April 25, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired field superintendent for HWZ Construction Company in Hamilton, Ohio, and enjoyed classic cars, boating, camping and traveling. His brother, John A. Thunert, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Furnish Thunert; daughters, Shawna McKeehan of Union and Monica Seth of Hebron; son, Dain Thunert Jr. of Ludlow; sister, Lela Capon of Falmouth; and eight grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Lyle E. Welch

Lyle E. Welch, 83, of Fort Mitchell, died April 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He formerly served as city councilman for North Richland Hills, Texas, was a manager of FFE in Fort Worth, Texas, and did consulting for many companies. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and served on the Haverfield. Two sons, Lyle E. Welch and Ralph Welch, died previously. Survivors include his partner in life, Lillie Pool; children, Wanda Welch, Lyle S. Welch Jr. and Roger Welch; brother, Ronald Welch; sister, Trula Wyerick; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

Earl Max Wilson

Earl Max Wilson, 85, of Burlington, died April 24, 2011, at his residence. He was a retired plant manager and purchasing agent for Dover Elevator Company, a U.S. Army Air Cops World War II veteran and a farmer. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann Gifford Wilson; daughters, Jean Marie Sorritelli of Elsmere and Janis Lee Riley of Florence; sons, Steven Collinsworth and Chad Collinsworth of Burlington; brother, Robert Wilson of Independence; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Disposition was cremation. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7383 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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POLICE REPORTS COVINGTON

Arrests/citations

Damian P. McKinney, 2113 Maryland Ave., fourth degree assault at 2113 Maryland Ave., April 24. Johnathan Kramer, 123 W. 21st St., second degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest at 1800 block of Greenup St., April 24. Michael L. Foley Jr., 411 8th Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 1000 Banklick St., April 24. Norman A. Hiler Jr., 12808 U.S. 20 Pob 573, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, third degree assault, resisting arrest, menacing at 650 3rd St., April 24. Michael D. Ingram, no address given, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance (drug unspecified) at 22 Swain Court, April 23. Dayshawnda L. Amison, 634 Welsh Drive, second degree assault at 634 Welsh Drive, April 23. Jill L. Vonrissen, 34 Main St., operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to or improper signal, first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1800 Jefferson Ave., April 22. Antwyane D. Lowe, 219 E. 20th St., fourth degree assault at 219 E. 20th St., April 22. Robert K. Thomas, 4522 Clifton Ave., fourth degree assault at 4522 Clifton Ave., April 22. Mark F. Mullins, 1302 Holman Ave., possession of marijuana, no operators-moped license, failure to or improper signal at 700 block of Washington St., April 21. Hannah L. Walker, 7104 Dimmick Road, first degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), first degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of marijuana, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess, possession of a controlled substance, fugitive from another state-warrant required at 2615 Todd St., April 20. Melissa J. Denniston, 46 Waterside Way, possession of marijuana,

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drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 46 Waterside Way, April 19. Clifford D. Coffey, 46 Waterside Way, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 46 Waterside Way, April 19. Matthew M. Valdez, 2236 Hanser Drive, No. 8, second degree assault, trafficking controlled substance within 1000 yards of school, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess at 2236 Hanser Drive, No. 8, April 19. Randell J. Harris, 10458 Garden Drive, first degree burglary at 122 E. 24th St., April 19. John W. Wells, no address given, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, menacing at 712 Greer Ave., April 19. Don M. Schroder, 312 Hawthorne St., fourth degree assault at 312 Hawthorne St., April 18. Mara I. Thomas, 312 Hawthorne St., fourth degree assault at 312 Hawthorne St., April 18. Terry G. Bearden, 927 Borderlands Drive, fourth degree assault at 322 Old Madison Pike, April 18. Shelton A. Casey, 2162 Algiers St., first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 4303 Winston Ave., April 18. Samantha J. Turner, 1500 London Acres, Apt. 202, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 520 W. 5th St., April 18. Jeffrey C. Cooper Jr., 2815 Madison Pike, first degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, serving bench warrant for court, serving parole violation warrant at 2815 Madison Pike, April 18.

Incidents/investigations Arson, criminal mischief

A vehicle was set on fire at 16 W. 10th St., April 21.

Assault

A woman was struck at 115 Promontory Drive, Apt. H, April 24. A woman was struck and bitten at 2824 Madison Pike, April 24. Someone was shot at 1300 Greenup St., April 22. A man was assaulted at 1400 block of Greenup St., April 22. A man was punched at 111 41st St., April 18.

Bigamy

A woman reported that her husband is already married at 152 43rd St., April 22.

Burglary

A computer was stolen at 212 W. 33rd St., April 23. A safe was stolen at 602 E. 21st St., April 21.

Several items were stolen at 1943 Augustine Ave., April 20. Electrical wiring was stolen at 1516 Scott St., April 20. A TV was stolen at 721 W. Spring St., April 19. Several items were stolen at 612 E. 20th St., April 19. A necklace was stolen at 1201 Highway Ave., April 19. About 30 feet of copper piping was stolen at 641 Bakewell St., April 18. Copper piping was stolen at 3211 Decoursey Ave., April 18. Electrical wiring was stolen at 316 E. 15th St., April 18. Someone tried to enter a residence by breaking a window at 1109 Milton Ave., April 18. Three handguns were taken at 27 W. 32nd St., April 23.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Someone gained entrance to a building by breaking a window at 1228 Lee St., April 24.

Criminal mischief

The front door of an apartment was damaged at 111 Promontory Drive, Apt. A., April 24. A vending machine was damaged at 423 Philadelphia St., April 24. A vending machine was damaged at 668 W. 5th St., April 24. Two street corner flower urns were broken at 514 7th St., April 24. A screen was cut and a window broken at 219 E. 11th St., April 23. A vehicle was vandalized at 2251 Augustine Ave., April 20. A door was damaged at 1013 Scott St., No. 3, April 19. The rear window of an apartment was broken out at 2416 Alden Court, April 19. Two tires of a vehicle were cut at 900 Banklick St., April 19. A woman had her vehicle windows broken out and was punched in the face at 1029 Forest Ave., April 18.

Harassing communications

Two women reported being harassed by another at 1029 Lee St., April 21.

Harassment

A woman reported being harassed at 109 Promontory Drive, April 18.

$102 in cash was stolen at 1310 Russell St., April 22. Several gaming systems, games, several movies and a TV were stolen at 373 Altamont Road, April 22. A purse was stolen at 50 Rivercenter Blvd., April 22. A garbage can was stolen at 1519 St. Clair St., April 21. A phone was stolen at 502 Scott St., April 21. A phone was stolen at 525 Scott St., April 20. A computer was stolen at 1230 Lee St., April 20. $8,500 was taken from a vehicle at 633 3rd St., April 19. Construction equipment was stolen at 3769 Old KY-17, April 19. A dog was stolen at 1012 Emery Drive, April 19. A handgun and $100 was stolen at 3524 Myrtle Ave., April 18. A wallet was stolen at 803 Greenup St., April 18. An ATM card was stolen and used to withdraw $1,700 at 721 W. Spring St., April 18. A camera was stolen at 107 E. 18th St., April 18. A step ladder was stolen at 666 W. 3rd St., April 18.

Theft by deception

A credit card was stolen and used to make a $24 purchase at 630 Main St., April 21. Copper piping, a refrigerator, a sink, stove and $323 was stolen at 2902 Decoursey Ave., April 18.

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 143 E. 42nd St., April 24.

Menacing, harassment

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

Possession of marijuana

Theft, criminal mischief

A man was threatened and pushed at 114 Martin St., April 24. A man was found to have marijuana at Frazier St., April 19.

Theft

A firearm was stolen at 603 Crescent Ave., April 24. A vehicle was stolen at 806 Philadelphia St., April 24. A vehicle was stolen at 308 Berry St., April 22.

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Incidents/investigations Second degree burglary

$100 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 526 Rosary Drive, April 28.

Second degree criminal possession of forged instrument

$300 worth of negotiable instruments counterfeited/forged at 500 Clock Tower Way, April 26.

Assault fourth degree

At 3295 McCowan Drive, March 6.

Burglary

$100 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 305 McAlpin Avenue, April 28.

Criminal mischief

Theft of controlled substance

Third degree burglary

$600 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 33 Montgomery Drive, April 28.

FORT MITCHELL

Burglary, forgery

At 710 Rosewood Drive, March 27.

At Oakland Drive, March 13. At 3300 Wayman Branch Road, March 12. At 5614 Taylor Mill Road, March 22. At Taylor Mill Road, March 27. At 5614 Taylor Mill Road, April 12.

Forgery

Arrests/citations

Erwin D. Cardenas, 27, 3808 Hoover Avenue, warrant, April 23. April M. Woodward, 26, 3650 Tates Creek Road, alcohol intoxication, prescription not in proper container, April 25. Christina Humphreys, 35, 403 East Chelsea, Boone County warrant, April 26. Amber S. Vickers, 25, 6 Flatwood Court, alcohol intoxication, April 27.

Incidents/investigations Alcohol intoxication, prescription not in proper container $10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 2156 Dixie Highway, April 26.

Second degree criminal mischief $250 worth of tools reported stolen at 2316 Dixie Highway, April 28.

Theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal mischief

A woman stole items and was found to have marijuana at 4303 Winston Ave., April 20.

At Old Taylor Mill Road, March 18.

At 3361 Robert E. Lee Drive, April 26.

Theft by unlawful taking

Theft by unlawful taking

Air conditioners were stolen at 4341 McKee St., April 24. Fuel was stolen from a vehicle at 1020 Hands Pike, April 20. A wedding band set was stolen at 4550 Ashley Jo Drive, April 18.

Incidents/investigations Alcohol intoxication in a public place

At 5341 Bayview Drive No. 31, March 22. At 688 Ridgeway Drive, March 23. At 4803 Kollman Drive, April 1. At 5563 Taylor Mill Road, April 7. At 710 Rosewood Apt. 69, April 11.

$600 worth of vehicle damage reported at 2351 Reserve Drive, April 28.

A license plate was stolen at 416 Emma St., April 21.

Theft, possession of marijuana

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$100 worth of merchandise reported stolen, $500 worth of damage to structure reported at 2477 Royal Drive, April 24.

At 5018 Old Taylor Mill Road, March 23. At 35th Street, April 20.

Fraudulent use of credit cards At 744 Oakland Drive, April 26.

Fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by unlawful taking At 135 Grand Avenue, March 26.

Theft by deception cold checks under $500

At 2711 Wayman Branch Road, April 7.

Theft by deception - cold checks under 10K At 485 Grand Avenue, March 1.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 720 Lone Oak Drive, March 2. At 5433 Bayberry Court, March 10. At Leland Avenue, March 11. At 13 Doris Drive, April 5. At Taylor Mill Road, April 14.

Theft by unlawful taking from auto, criminal mischief

At 712 St. Matthew Circle, April 10. At 3272 Taylor Creek Drive, April 11.

Theft by unlawful taking from building At 4802 Taylor Mill Road, April 7.

Theft by unlawful taking, criminal mischief At I275 W, April 23.

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