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INDEPENDENCE - City council has set aside an additional $140,000 for roads in the 20112012 Fiscal Year. Normally, approximately $500,000 is allotted for road work, said City Administrator Dan Groth. “At one time we were going to borrow money to catch up with our streets - we have a lot to maintain - but we decided not to borrow the money and instead we’re taking the funding from our reserves,” he said.

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The beat goes on with the “Suits the Rock” benefit concert hosting its fourth annual musical tribute. Started in 2008 by three friends the show now emcompasses two nights of themed music and money raised going to the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center June 18 and June 25. LIFE, B1

“We don’t want to get so far behind on our streets because we have so many of them - 24 square miles of streets.”

Dan Groth Independence city administrator

City Council unanimously passed the second reading of the 2011-2012 budget earlier this month. The $6.3 million budget has a $300,000 deficit due to the additional road work planned as well as projects in Memorial Park,

Groth said. “It will leave us in a position where we’ll have about 40 percent of our budget in reserves for emergencies.” As of July 1 2012, Groth predicts there will be about $1.8 million in reserves. While council considered procuring a loan to catch up with street maintenance earlier this year, several residents spoke out against the idea; taking some funding from reserves to complete more work was council’s solution, Groth said. “We don’t want to get so far behind on our streets because we

have so many of them - 24 square miles of streets,” he said. The transfer of reserves to the general fund will also include a $28,000 irrigation project in Memorial Park’s ball field, which was damaged in last year’s drought. “We have a very valuable ball field at Memorial Park that was going by the wayside,” Groth said. “We won’t have to worry about droughts in the future.” There will not be any cuts to programming or personnel in the coming fiscal year, said Groth; property tax rates will most likely stay the same.

Spring rains costly for local golf courses

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KENTON COUNTY - March and April’s record-breaking rains and severe storms left parts of the Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club completely submerged in water. Overflow from the Licking River kept fairways at holes 12, 13 and 14 covered in water for more than three weeks, said Vice President Susie Swingos-Hilliard. The golf course, which has been owned by the Swingos family for the past 33 years, spent $75,000 to set the holes right. “It sat there for three weeks and just didn’t go down. Usually if it floods, it goes right back down in a few days and then we have a little work to do,” said General Manager Mark Hilliard. “This time, the silt and the mud and debris were hanging around for three weeks.” After extensive renovations, the three holes are now ready for play again, Hilliard said. “We’re up and running and looking great,” he said.

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The Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club is open seven days a week and is located at 450 E. 43rd Street in Covington. Call 581-2410 or visit for more information. Twin Oaks also hosts events, golf outings and features a full restaurant and grill. The Kenton County Golf Courses is located at 3908 Richardson Road in Independence. Call 371-3200 or visit for more information. Repairs included removal of four feet of mud, the installation of 15 loads of sod and planting of new grass on the affected fairways, Hilliard said. While business at the golf course has picked up, Twin Oaks was fairly empty during the last month or so, said SwingosHilliard, who estimated the course lost about $100,000 in revenue on top of the cost of repairs. “If you don’t have playable holes, you don’t need any at all because people won’t come,” she said.


All 18 holes are now open for play at the Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club after recent renovations that repaired extensive damage from spring storms and flooding from the Licking River. “There were days that were 75 degrees and gorgeous and there wasn’t a car in the parking lot.” Despite some golfers staying away, Twin Oaks’ regular players supported the staff, SwingosHilliard said. “They felt so bad for us. You could see it in their eyes. They didn’t turn their backs. The regulars still showed up and said they were going to be here with us through anything. We appreciate that so much.” Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club is one of a handful of pri-

vately owned golf courses in the region, Swingos-Hilliard said. “We can’t wait to show off what we’ve done,” she said. “Our regulars can’t believe the difference.” The Kenton County Golf Courses were also affected by the unusual spring weather, said Assistant Manager James Boyer. Strong winds tore down about half a dozen trees and slung debris on the Fox Run course, Boyer said. The maintenance was done inhouse and took a “lot of manpower and man hours,” he said.

Shigella strikes swim club, ban now in place By Regan Coomer

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TAYLOR MILL - A shigella outbreak in Northern Kentucky was the cause behind the temporary closure of a “handful” of pools over the past couple of weeks, including the Taylor Mill Swim Club, said Emily Gresham Wherle, public information officer for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pains. Whenever an individual is diagnosed with the bacteria, it is reported to the health department.

Normally, the health department logs about 25 cases a year, Gresham Wherle said. Since April, more than 70 cases have been reported in Kenton, Boone, Campbell and Grant counties. This most recent strain of shigella has been transmitted in day cares and in swimming pools, Gresham Wherle said, adding that the health department has banned children who are not toilet trained from swimming in any area pool as a precaution. More than half of the reported cases are young children, she said, explaining that it’s hard to contain fecal matter even in dia-

pers designed for swimming; young children are also more likely to swallow pool water. “It can spread in pool water even if the water is properly chlorinated. People who have been sick or have had diarrhea can spread it for two weeks after they feel better,” Gresham Wherle said. “It’s a pretty nasty bug.” A reported shigella case had swam at the Taylor Mill Swim Club recently, so the club was closed, Gresham Wherle said. Management exterminates any shigella bacteria that may exist in the pools by upping the chlorine content to an extremely high level

for about 12 hours. Afterward, pool management must take the chlorine back down to a normal level before opening. Usually the process takes a couple days, Gresham Wherle said. The last shigella outbreak was in 2007. “We know it’s tough for a lot of families with little kids who’d like to have fun and play in the pools, but right now our recommendation is that kids not toilet trained shouldn’t go in public pools.” For more information, contact the health department at 3414264.


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Oaks of South Kenton Veterans and First Responders Memorial, located on the Simon Kenton High School campus. The current memorial site is located between Simon Kenton and Kenton Elementary and includes four oak trees, which were part of 13 trees planted as a tribute to WWII vets from Simon Kenton, Independence and Piner high schools. The partners hope to build an expanded memorial at the site. Opportunities are currently available to purchase brick pavers in support or in honor of a veteran, service member, police officer or firefighter. Sales from the pavers will raise most of the funds needed to complete the memorial. For more information, call Council Member Chris Reinersman at 356-5302.

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Program has awarded $3,540 to the Taylor Mill Police Department to purchase duty weapons. Under LEPP, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties. "Providing a greater level of safety and protection for the citizens of Kenton County has been one of my top priorities and I believe the purchase of duty weapons will make great strides in furthering that effort, said Rep. Tom Kerr, of Taylor Mill. LEPP support goes to police agencies of cities, counties, charter counties, unified counties, urban counties and consolidated local governments, sheriff's departments and public university police departments.

Fair schedule released

The schedule is now available for The Kenton County Fair, which will run this year from July 11 to 16 at the Kenton County Fairgrounds off of Taylor Mill and Harris roads. Rides will operate from 6 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. For a full schedule of events, visit

Veterans memorial

A expansion to the veterans and first responders memorial is being planned in Independence. The City of Independence in cooperation with the Moon Brothers American Legion Post 275, local law enforcement and fire/rescue agencies and the Independence Business Association are working on the Memorial

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Sanitation District No. 1 will soon kick off a sanitation/sewer runoff mitigation project that will affect 250 homes in Taylor Mill and part of Covington from 43rd to Church streets. Representatives presented on the project at the Taylor Mill City Commission meeting June 8. The two-phase project will decrease the amount of sewage runoff, made up of overflow from the 75 to 100-yearold combined storm and sanitary sewer pipes, in Banklick Creek. Such overflow negatively affects the creek’s water quality, said Brandon Vatter, director of planning and design at SD-1. “Combined sewers seemed like a wonderful idea when they were built,” said Vatter, who explained that a combination of age and proximity to the

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pipe and a bio-filtration basin that will treat storm water before it runs off in the creek. Affected residents will learn how to reduce their home’s storm water runoff at a public meeting at 7 p.m. June 16 at the SD-1 offices on Eaton Drive in Fort Wright. After the first public meeting, SD-1 representatives will begin a field study of all the homes in the area. SD-1 will then prepare a solution for each home’s water runoff problem, Vatter said, adding that a second public meeting will be held sometime in August; actual construction won’t begin until August of next year. Taylor Mill Mayor Dan Bell said he’s looking forward to seeing how the “rather interesting project taking place here in the next several months” will progress. Call 578-7450 for information.

Heber sees the vacant location as a perfect spot for a drive-in screen. While he wants to target teenagers and young adults with children, he said he envisions a theater with a nostalgic feel. “I want to have the playground under the screen for kids, and just that old-time feeling that we had when we were kids going to the drive-in,” he said. “I think it’s a great location, and I think it would be something people would really enjoy.” Heber, who is working with his son on the project, also said he’s considering other options for the property for the winter season, when the drive-in theater

will be closed. While researching information about concessions, tickets and movies for the theater, he said they’ve discussed the possibility of a reception center on the land that would allow them to use the property year-round. Heber said he’s still very early in the process, and hasn’t yet completed the financing to purchase the land. Because the land is not zoned for outdoor theaters, he has asked the City Council to consider a text amendment, and said he wants to get council members’ feedback before he goes further into the process.

further downstream at Kenton County’s Locust Pike Park near Ryland Heights. “It would be a really good day trip” from the Morning View property to either location, said Dickerson, coordinator for the conservation districts in Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties. “I just think that would be awesome what a way to see Kenton County.” Because there isn’t much development along that part of the river, the trip would be very peaceful, she said. “It could bring some new opportunities for people in that area,” she said of people living along the river, including possibly people operating bed-and-breakfasts or wineries. Dickerson also dreams of the day when people will start their river journeys further upriver, at Thaxton’s Canoe Trails near Butler, a 30-minute drive from Northern Kentucky University on U.S. 27.

It likely will be several years before such trips happen, because it may take that long for officials to make the Morning View and Hawthorne Crossing areas accessible to the general public. In the meantime, Thaxton’s Canoe Trails already is offering Licking River trips of 18 miles, 12 miles, six miles and less. Prices for trips using Thaxton canoes range from $12 per person to an overnight trip that costs $50 per person, including a campsite. “The way we’ve been operating for 30 years is we like to put people in (the water) above us and they float back to us, and take out here,” said Glen Thaxton, of the canoe operation. “We’re nine miles north of Falmouth, right on the outskirts of Butler.” The Licking in that area is a class one stream, meaning it has moving water with a few riffles and small waves, suitable for beginners, with few or no


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floodplain has caused the combined pipes to reach capacity so often. The combined pipes run along all of Northern Kentucky’s river cities, Vatter said. “One pipe carries sewage in dry weather and rain in wet weather, but the sewers fill up and they can’t hold any more flow and they spill out into the river,” he explained. Due to the combined sewer/storm pipes’ over capacity, about 56 million gallons of mixed sewage overflows into the creek annually. Once the project is complete, runoff will be reduced to 5 million gallons annually, Vatter said. SD-1 plans to fix the problem by working with residents to reduce storm water runoff in about 180 properties in the project area, Vatter said, as well as correcting the combined system’s infrastructure with a larger

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“I just want to get some idea of the feasibility of the whole thing,” said Heber. “I think it would be a great idea, but I didn’t want to get too deep into it before I knew it could work.” Erlanger zoning administrator Mark Stewart said Heber is expected to visit the council at a committee meeting on June 21 to provide more information about the project before council makes a decision. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact the city at 7272525. For more Erlanger news visit

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obstructions. “I would love to see more public access points along the river,” Thaxton said. “Gov. (Steve) Beshear recently sent out a proclamation about bluegrass waterways. “I just got it in the mail, and I’ve got to get in touch with their offices,” he said about a letter he received from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet seeking ways to “make river trails more accessible to the public” and improve the quality of rivers to make them more attractive for fishing and other recreation. “They’re calling it the ‘Blue Water Trails’,” Thaxton said. He likes that idea, because while Kentucky has many navigable rivers, there aren’t many access points. By comparison, “If you go out to Missouri, there’s probably a publicaccess point every 15 miles or so where you can just park one car at the take-out and another car at the putin. You don’t even need an outfitter. As long as you have two vehicles and your own boats and paddles, you can do your own little trip out there.” The Licking River “is phenomenal,” in many places, he said. “There’s no development, so you get to see what Mother Nature is really intended to be like. You see wildlife out there. It’s really great to have peace of mind and not be disturbed.” There are portions of the river where paddlers can pretend they are “somewhere else,” including many years ago, he said. For more information about Thaxton’s Canoe Trails go to or call 859-4722000.


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June 16, 2011


Mayor Martin drops suit in Villa Hills By Jason Brubaker


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Fort Wright teacher recognized for work By Regan Coomer

disheveled,” she laughed. Working with special education students is a joy for Litzler, who said they’re an “inspiration” to her. “We just have fun every day. I don’t think they realize at times they’re learning,” she said. “We make everything fun for them.” Litzler credits her friends and family, especially her mother’s friend Mary Ellen Kidd, who had just gotten a stem cell transplant, for

FORT WRIGHT - Three years ago, Michelle Litzler experienced first-hand the uncertainty of rock bottom. Litzler, a Fort Wright resident, had just been let go from St. Agnes School, where she’d taught third and fourth grades for 16 years; she was also going through turmoil in her personal life. After applying for more than 60 teaching jobs, Litzler went back to school at Northern Kentucky University for a special education certification. This past school year Litzler’s faith and dedication paid off when faculty and staff at Lincoln Elementary in Dayton, Ky., named Litzler Teacher of the Year for her work in special education. “I told everyone in school that three years ago was the lowest point in my career and my personal life. It’s funny how things work out,” she said. While it’s only been two years since she started teaching at Lincoln Elementary, Litzler feels like she’s been at Lincoln her whole life. “It’s a very tight knit community. There are just

CRESCENT SPRINGS - A slip on Croley Road should be repaired in the next two or three weeks, said Public Services Director George Ripberger. The 32-foot slide happened after recent rains flooded the creek that runs along the half-mile long gravel road located off of Anderson Road. After a 2007 slide, about 125 feet of the road was stabilized, but lack of funding kept the city from completely fixing the slip area, Ripberger said. Cost to repair the most recent slide will be about $35,000; FEMA funding will cover about $10,000 of the total project cost, Ripberger said, leaving about $24,000 to be covered by

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Michelle Litzler, a Fort Wright resident and former St. Agnes School teacher, was recently named Teacher of the Year by the faculty and staff of Lincoln Elementary in Dayton, Ky. Litzler has taught special education classes at Lincoln Elementary for the last two years. teachers that are amazing and they give of themselves day in and day out,” she said. On the day of Litzler’s Lincoln interview she hadn’t had a job for a year, she was taking classes at NKU and five days earlier she’d had gall bladder surgery. Litzler changed in the car on the way there. “Apparently they saw something in me that was good. I’m sure I was

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supporting her when she was at her lowest. “She was the inspiration that kept me going every day. She just got up and went to work. She would send me cards to cheer me up,” she said. “She’s my hero. I knew if she could go through something like that that I could come out on top. It seems like we both did.” For more Fort Wright news visit

VILLA HILLS - Villa Hills Mike Martin has said he plans to move forward, now that a federal judge’s dismissal of his lawsuit against Chief Dan Goodenough and Detective Schutzman has been upheld by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Martin had filed the suit against Goodenough and Schutzman in June 2008, claiming false arrest and malicious prosecution stemming from his arrest in December 2007 on forgery charges. The lawsuit was previously dismissed by a federal judge, which led to the appeal by Martin to the circuit court. On June 6, Chief Judge Alice Batchelder, and circuit judges John Rogers and Jeffrey Sutton upheld that dismissal, writing in their decision that “probable cause existed at the time of the arrest.” “I’m disappointed with the court’s decision, but I have to accept it,” said Martin. “We live in a country where we can go to a judge if we feel we’ve been wronged, and that’s what I did. I don’t agree with the decision, but after talking with my lawyer and my family, we’ve decided to just let it go at this time.” Martin was charged with second-degree forgery in 2007 after it was discovered he had been cashing child support payments made out to his late mother. The case went to the Kenton County District Court, where the charges were ultimately dis-

missed, and Martin filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court s h o r t l y thereafter. In that suit, he Martin claimed that Goodenough and Schutzman had initiated the actions against him in retaliation for his investigation into Schutzman’s role as both a detective and the city’s building inspector. However, in the decision by the court of appeals, the judges wrote that “a quarrel with the police does not insulate a citizen or local official from prosecution where probable cause otherwise exists” and “we must look at the facts and circumstances known to the police at the moment the arrest was made and at the moment charges were brought.” Schutzman couldn’t be reached for comment, but Goodenough said he was pleased with the latest ruling. “If affirmed the belief we had the entire time that the police department didn’t take unnecessary steps and acted according to the law,” he said. “I take pride in serving this city, and I’m committed to working with Mayor Martin and the rest of council to continue doing my job the best way I can.”

Crescent Springs. The upcoming project will stabilize about 75 feet of the road because slides arc out and weaken the embankment beyond the actual slide area, Ripberger explained. Taking the current work into account along with the 2007 repair, about 200 feet of Croley Road’s slide area will have been supported against future slides, Ripberger said. “We shouldn’t have to worry about slips anymore,” he said. “It should stabilize the road for a long time to come.” Hinkle Contracting Company of Paris, Ky., will do the work, Ripberger said. Only two residences are located on Croley, which should take about three days to repair, he said.



Cardiologists with The Christ Hospital Are First in Greater Cincinnati Region to Perform Heart Valve Replacement without Open Heart Surgery Aortic stenosis (AS) results from the hardening or narrowing of the aortic valve; AS obstructs the flow of oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It is one of the two most common heart valve problems in the United States and ranks among the top five Medicare cardiac diagnoses. Patients with severe AS may experience chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting. Although AS typically progresses slowly without symptoms, once symptoms occur the prognosis is guarded and survival is limited. Treatment of AS has traditionally involved open heart surgical valve replacement, which has considerable morbidity and mortality in elderly, frail individuals with complicating medical issues. Now, physicians at The Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education at The Christ Hospital are involved in a clinical research study (The PARTNER II Trial) using the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. This allows doctors to replace the aortic valve without open heart surgery by using a catheter instead. The Christ Hospital is the only center between Atlanta, Georgia and Cleveland, Ohio to offer this novel, less invasive valve trial. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provides a treatment option for patients with symptomatic AS who are not candidates for traditional valve replacement surgery. “Unfortunately, elderly patients with multiple medical problems may not survive traditional valve surgery,” says Dean Kereiakes, M.D., principal investigator in Cincinnati for The PARTNER II Trial and medical director at The Lindner Center for Research and Education and The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center. “Our goal in joining The PARTNER II Trial is to provide a new treatment option and hope for these individuals.”

PATIENT STORIES “I couldn’t walk 20 feet without having to sit down. The day I had the procedure, I walked 25 feet and was fine. I’m Bill Whitt again.” William Whitt, 85, who suffered from AS and heart failure symptoms, had TAVR at The Christ Hospital on May 5, 2011.

John Metzger is 82. Because of a failing heart due to AS he had trouble breathing. Last September, recognizing his patient couldn’t wait until the new procedure was approved in Cincinnati, Dr. Kereiakes sent John to Cleveland for TAVR.

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June 16, 2011

St. Henry church festival a staple By Jason Brubaker

ELSMERE - Even after years of helping to organize the annual St. Henry Festival with her husband Bob, Cindy Lageman still admits it’s still neat to see it all come together. “Every time I watch the rides start going up in the parking lot, I’m just amazed at how much we get into that space,” she said. “We get everything you could ever want in there, and it always works out to be a great time.” The annual festival will run June 17-19 this year, and will include the usual assortment of rides, games and food. There will be a kids’ area inside the church gymnasium where younger kids can get out of the heat, as well as some gambling booths, a silent auction, raffle and

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Three-yea-old Savannah Garrard of Villa Hills waves to her mom as she rides past in her convertible at the St Henry's festival last year. This year’s festival will run June 17-19. even a “food court” full of local restaurants. “It’s always a really good time, because there’s something for the whole family to enjoy,” said Lageman. “It’s one of the best times to get out with everyone in the community and just enjoy

yourself.” Admission to the festival is free, but guest will have to pay for games, rides and food. The festival will run from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, 5-11 p.m. on Saturday, and 4-10 p.m. on Sunday. The drawings for the raffle win-

ners will be held near the end of the festival on Sunday night. St. Henry is located at 3813 Dixie Highway in Elsmere. For more information about St. Henry, or the festival, visit or call 342-2540.

Grant helps dept. hire three firefighters Jason Brubaker

ERLANGER – Thanks to an Assistance to Firefighters Grant, the city of Erlanger has welcomed three new firefighters to the city. Ryan Whaley, Sam Early and Joe Kappa were introduced to the city council at their June 7 meeting. The three were hired thanks to the AFG’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Act, which provides approximately $471,000 to cover salary and benefits for the new employees for the next three years. The department received the grant earlier this spring, and immediately

began searching for candidates to fill the positions. “We had a lot of excellent candidates in the running, and we think we’ve got the best three for the city here,” said Chief Terry Allen. “We’re very glad to welcome them aboard, and we know they’ll be great for us.” All three will serve as firefighter/medics for the department. The department also honored longtime employee Bill Martin at the meeting. Martin has been with the department for 40 years, serving in a variety of roles over that time. In addition to serving as a fire fighter and fire inspector, he also served as chief of the department for

almost 12 years. He also served as chief of the Point Pleasant and Hebron departments, and worked as the state fire marshall. “Not only is Bill a great employee, but he’s one of my best friends and he’s really been instrumental in helping this department become what it is today,” said Allen. Martin said he’s simply been blessed to have been able to serve the city for this long. “It’s an honor to do what I love for a living in a city like this,” he said. For more information about the Erlanger Fire/EMS Department, visit www.friendship

FORT MITCHELL - An extended billing cycle by the Northern Kentucky Water District in several communities recently caused Sanitation District No. 1 to have to manually fix some of their bills before they were sent out. Brian Dehner, a customer service manager over accounts and billing with SD1, said they base their bills on the “winter factor,” a 90-day snapshot of water consumption during the winter months. He said that 90-day snapshot, which they base on the water district’s information, typically occurs sometime between November and March, with the ideal window including November, December and January. However, because of last fall’s transition with the water district switching to electronic meter reading, several communities had more than a 90-cycle they were billed for by the water district. In parts of Fort Mitchell, Crescent Springs and Fort Wright, residents were billed for a 103-day cycle by the water district, while residents in parts of Independence and Taylor Mill were billed for a 104-day cycle. Dehner said that once those two periods came to their attention, they went into their computer system and manually fixed those

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bills before they went out so they would reflect a 90-day snapshot, rather than 103 or 104 days. The bills were sent out in May. “Everybody got the bill they were supposed to get for the 90-day winter factor,” he said. “We made sure that everything was correct before we sent them out.” Denny Zahler, a Fort Mitchell resident, said he just wanted to be sure that SD1 was only charging based on the 90-day period when he examined his bill and made contact with SD1 officials. While he did see an increase in his bill, he was told that was due to SD1’s rate increase, not a billing error based on an extended billing period. “The water district is based on consumption, so even if we were billed for 103 days, that’s the water we actually used,” he said. “But I wanted to make sure that we weren’t charged extra because the cycle that SD1 uses was longer than 90 days.” That’s exactly why SD1 fixed the bills, said Dehner, adding that they manually fixed approximately 4,300 bills before sending them out. “It was something we wanted to catch before it went out, and we did just that,” said Dehner. “Nobody got a bill that was higher than what they were supposed to get.” For information about SD1, visit


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‘Day of Play’ celebrates outdoor fun By Regan Coomer

KENTON COUNTY - Cool off with a game of sponge tag at five family events all over Kenton County June 20-24. Sponsored by the Kenton County School District's family resource centers, the Day of Play events will feature game and activity stations for children ranging in age from infants to 13-yearolds, said Melody Simms, coordinator of Kenton Elementary's Family Resource Center. While the events will be held mostly at apartment complexes throughout the county, all Kenton students are welcome, Simms said. Children (and parents) will be taught unusual games that can be played all summer, such as sponge tag, which involves slinging wet kitchen sponges at opponents, Simms said. "We want to try to reach as many families as possible - we want to keep them doing things throughout the summer and show them how easy it is to be active and play games with their children," she said. The Day of Play will also feature crafts such as homemade play dough, infant toys and homemade goo. "It's a way for families to learn some great new games they haven't played before," she said, adding that all crafts made at the Day of Play will be easily re-created from ordinary household items.

If you go:

Each day of play will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Melody Simms at 356-5398 for more information.

Day of Play dates

Monday, June 20 at Cambridge Square Apartments in Covington, 101 Promontory Drive. Tuesday, June 21 at Heartland Point Apartments in Erlanger, 113 Sioux Trail. Wednesday June 22 at Heritage Park Apartments in Erlanger, 4011 Bramblewood Drive. Thursday June 23 at Eagle Ridge Apartments in Erlanger, 114 Eagle Creek Drive. Friday June 24 at Memorial Park in Independence, Jack Woods Parkway.


The Kenton County School District's family resource centers will be hosting five Day of Play events June 20-24 in apartment complexes around Kenton County. The Day of Play will teach children unusual games and crafts that will give them something to do during the summer months. "It's a way to keep the kids busy this summer, keep them playing and keep them involved and active," Simms said.

The five Day of Play events were made possible by a grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Brandi Kekua-Ellison, Fort Wright Elementary's Family Resource Center coordinator, masterminded the Day of Play idea

and wrote the grant. "It's based on a program at an urban school in New York City. The kids can't just go out and play there; their homes don't have big yards or yards at all," she said. "It got me thinking about some of the kids we serve in our county who live in apartment complexes and may not have a lot of play room." The Day of Play will allow those children to meet others their own age in the apartment complex, Kekua-Ellison said. "It's encouraging our kids to get out and play, to learn games and take initiative," she said. "Building a network of friends in their neighborhood can be really helpful."

COLLEGE CORNER WKU president’s list

The following local students were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University: Covington: Christina Barth, Jesse Cornelius, Elizabeth Cutchins, Alicia DiTommaso, Katie DiTommaso and Logan Eckler. Independence: Heather Barhorst, Robert Cloar, Laura Fugate and Stuart Kenderes. Taylor Mill: Alicia Beach, Rachel Child and Emma Pemberton. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 on a 4.0 scale while taking a minimum of 12 hours of coursework that semester.

EKU Dean’s Award recipients


Steve Obinger of Dupont mixes some paint at Patton ATC on June 8. Dupont has helped the school's auto tech class go completely green, which includes the use of water-based paint.

J.D. Patton center goes green

Jason Brubaker

After years of work, J.D. Patton Area Technology Center can finally say they’re green. The center, which serves students from all over Kenton County, is in the midst of holding a training program to showcase their new green program, which includes water-based paint products in the collision and repair shop. The school, along with Dupont Automotive, invited tech teachers from all over the state to learn more about their new techniques, which are becoming the standard in the auto industry

today. “We’ve been using some green products for a while, but we’ve finally got the whole program green,” said teacher Jim Wietholter. “This is the way the industry is going, so it’s great for our students to be able to learn this now.” Bob Dance, a senior technical representative from Dupont, said the switchover to green technology will save the school money in the long run. As an example, he said it would take about one gallon of solvent-based paint to paint an average pick-up truck. With the new waterbased paint, he said it now takes just a little over one quart.

“It saves money and saves the environment,” he said. “That’s why we wanted to get as many people in here to learn these new techniques, so it can start spreading all over the state.” Wietholter said he’s just glad to see the transformation complete, and that the changes will benefit everyone, from the school to the students. “It’s been a long time working toward this, but now that it’s here it’s exciting,” he said. “It’s going to make a real difference in how we do things here.” For more information about Patton, visit

Kimberly Huber of Covington, and Jordan Franxman and Alexandra Krallman, both of Taylor Mill, received Dean’s Awards from Eastern Kentucky University. Huber is a senior studying criminal justice, Franxman is a junior studying psychology. Alexandra Krallman is a senior studying marketing. To earn the dean’s award, students must achieve dean’s list honors at EKU for three semesters, not necessarily consecutive. A lapel pin is presented to students by the dean of their academic college.

Morehead State dean’s list

The following students from Independence were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at Morehead State University: Jayme R. Bauer, Kimberly Anne Sholander, Autumn Krystine Strong, Megan Dorothy Threlkeld and Amy Marie Wing. To be named to the dean’s list, a full-time student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.


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2011 GRADUATES Heritage Academy Valedictorian: Peter Wiley


Ashley Ramautar


Danielle Catherine Condon, Caitlin Michele Halbert, James Grant Kassemos, Joseph Sun Chung Lee, Katelynn Mitchell, John Michael Palermo, Ashley Devi Ramautar, Ryan Michael Shepard and Peter Jacob Wiley.

Holy Cross Valedictorian:

Alexandra Marian Doggett


Kathleen Marie Sharone Palisin, Rebecca Amber Pangallo, Nathan Michael Pappas, Annalise Michelle Reinersman, Ashley Nicole Reinhart, Logan Taylor Reis, Nicholas George Ritter, Natalie Germaine Roenker, Iman Octavia Ronney, Robin Lynn Ross.


Allison Marie Schaefer, Nathaniel Thomas Schmitz, Justin Jeremy Schultz, Whitney Taylor Scott, Cory Anthony Seibert, Jonathon Tanner Siebert, Sydney Katelyn Sizemore, Katelyn Jo Stanley, Davis Taylor Stropko, Alexandra Rae Sturgeon, Evan Patrick Sullivan.



Robert Andrew Bramer


Kelvin Jordre Adams, Joseph Emmanuel Allen, Jeffrey Matthew Arlinghaus, Jerry Douglas Arlinghaus.


Ryan Joseph Babb, Lillian Rose Barth, Andrew William Bergman, Taylor Gerard Bergman, Gabriellia Rae Blank, Robert Andrew Bramer, Hannah Marie Braun, Jennifer Bravo, Robert Alexander Broering, Alexander Thomas Brucato, Adam Tyler Buckley, Patrick David Burridge.

Chad Christopher Taylor, Joshua Mark Tewes, Jillian Marie Thompson, Samantha Jo Tritsch, Leah Danielle Unkraut, Destiny Carol Vocke, Shelby Marie Vogelpohl, Adam Charles Volpenhein, Allison Marie Volpenhein, Jennifer Elaine Vrabel.


Mitchell David Weger, Chelsea Elizabeth Weldon, Joshua Michael Williams, Jack Tyler Wirth, Ann Elizabeth Wolff, Mitchell Walker Wood and Stephen Bailey Wood.


Lyndsey Nicole Caldwell, Gabriella Marina Chiarelli, Clint J. Childers, Katelyn Elizabeth Conley, Natalie Marie Cooper, Ryan Nicholas Cornett, Emily Joy Crocetti, Brandon Alexander Daniel, Frances Jane DeVita, Anna Lynn Di Frank, Alexandra Marian Doggett, Lydia Margaret Doggett, Emily Marie Downing.


Shawn Christopher Faller, Anthony Michael Fields, Joshua Brian Fischer, Emma Kelsey Flesch, Michael Nicholas Roy Gabriel Flick, Jacob William Frantz, Chad Michael Fuller, Chandler Renee Galloway, Sean Alexander Garrett, Robert Anthony Gerrein, Elizabeth Victoria Gettys, Luke Daniel Glassmeyer, Carlie Ann Groneck, Gabriela Theresa Guenthner.


Ashley Loraine Heist, William Richard Hemmer III, Michael Clinton Herald, Claire Margaret Herrman, Natalie Frances Hornbeck.


Taylor Michelle Ichinose, Kylie Noel Jacks, Joshua Paul Jasper, Nicholas Lee Jehn, Marcus Corey Johnson, Tyler Alexander Johnson, Alec Ryan Justice, David Edward Kahmann, Jr., Kyle Robert Knauf, Luke David Knochelmann, Noah Joseph Knochelmann, Justin Thomas Kramer, Matthew Blake Kresnak, Kori Marie Krumpelman.


Joshua Wesley Lange, Jordan Alan List, Sean Patrick Macke, Cynthia Renee Marx, Nicholas Ryan McSwiney, Elizabeth Ann Middendorf, Haruna Miyazato, Olivia Faith Mueller, Joshua Tyler Niehaus.


ner, Taylor Anne Buchanan, Jessica Nicole Burch, Richard Zachary Burns, Jacob Michael Bush, Kelsey Renee Butler, Tyler James Byce.

Chasity Chontae Cannon, Brandon Scott Capps, James Leslie Carlisle II, Elyssa Nicole Carmony, Zachery Taylor Carroll, Jacob Andrew Carter, Zachary Ryan Chadwick, Kyle Steven Chambers, Casey Alexa Chesnut, Alexa Michelle Chestnut, Gary Steven Chestnut, Ashley Marie Childers, Matthew Charles Childers, Cody Alan Cioffe, Christopher Joshua Clark, Cathy Lee Clemons, Megan Renee Clifton, Dillon Jay Cole, Bethani Joyce Collins, Ryan Michael Collins, Carissa Cheyenne Cook, Taylor Gregory Cooke, Travis Charles Coomer, David Charles Cooper, Jessie Lynn Cooper, Joshua Nathaniel Cox, Megan Taylor Crail, Cory Dalton Crane, Keith Allan Cubert.


Garrett Christopher Daniels, Michael Warren Davis, Matthew Allen Deaton, Michelle Suzanne Deaton, Gabrial Lynn Decker, William Harold DeMarcus IV, Parker Riley Deters, Johnathan Jacob DeVita, Kierstin Page Dicke, Alexis Marie Dietrich, Sara Nacole Dillion, Grant Michael Dornheggen, Samantha Jean Dotson, William Nicholas Due, Abbey Iona Duncan, Allison Laurie Durr.




Simon Kenton Valedictorian:

Morgan Lee Larison


Lindsey LaGracia Walker


Branden Gregory Adams, Clayton Douglas Allender, Samantha Gail Marie Arlinghaus, James Thomas Armstrong, Shelby Lynn Armstrong, Cody Clayton Aubrey, James Kevin Aylor.


Cody Michael Bach, Jarett Kenneth Bach, David Scott Bahr, Tyler MacKenzie Baker, Zachary Ryan Baker, Austin Max Baldwin, Jami Nicole Bamberger, Jacob Neal Barton, Courtney Spencer Bauer, Noah Daniel Becker, Megan Elizabeth Beers, Brett Austin Beiting, Logan Reed Bell, Daniel Conrad Bergman, Jillian Marie Bergman, Clayton Vance Berkemeier, Jamie Lynne Biddle, Matthew Charles Billiter, Allie Elizabeth Bilz, Joshua Skyler Lawrence Bishop, Justin Eldon Blackaby, Erica Rae Blau, Kayla Michelle Blevins, Timothy Ian Boggs, Thomas Chase Bond, Alex Joseph Bradford, Justin Wayne Bradley, Felecia Rae Bradshaw, Rebecca Celia-Lee Branch, Paige Nicole Branstutter, Emily Mary Braunwart, Jeri Ann Bray, Benjamin Daniel Bridges, Gailen Wayne Bridges III, Megan Elizabeth Brock, Andrew Douglas Charles Brown, Justin Frank Brun-

Ashley Michelle Edwards, Steven Joseph Egan, William Kyle Eising, Jenna Marie Elbert, Logan Ross Alexander Elder, Katharine Ann Elmore, Faren Jade Erskine, Jacob Patrick Eubank, Kaytlyn Nicole Exeler.


Timothy Patrick Feidler, Kristopher A. Ferguson, Arielle Ferre, Ryan Joseph Fields, Joshua Blake Fightmaster, Natasha Leeann Fightmaster, Kollie Marie Flanagan, Amber Renee Ford, Brandi Allie Foster, Gabrielle Rachelle Fox, Katelyn Denise French, Lindsey Ann Freudenberg.

Marie Holt, Christopher T. Hubbard, Jarett Lee Hubbard, Haley Hope Huff, Lydia Jaunita Hull, Rebecca Marie Hutchinson, Samantha Sabrina Jane Huth.


Joshua Daniel Igo, Garrett Stacey Jarboe, Hannah Lynn Johnson, Brittany Ann Jones, Casey Russell Jones, Anel Juhic, Christina Spring Jump.


Whitney Carran Kahrs, Nicole Paige Kannady, Tara Denise Karr, Sarah Marie Keene, Alicia Michelle Kemper, Jennifer Nicole Kemper, Katelyn Dawn Kennedy, Mark Aaron Kenner, Nicholas Aaron Kentrup, Katie S. Kidwell, Forest Alan Kimmel, Britny Mycol King, Caitlyn Ann Marie Kinley, Derek Lee Kitts, Jordan Michael Klare, Karla Ann Klee, Robert Owen Knight, Shelby Taylor Knight, Kai Lee Kohlbrand, Alexander Michael Kramer, Jacob Robert Krummen.


Devin Bruce Lambert, Chelsey Marie Landrum, Teresa Tashena Large, Morgan Lee Larison, Bethany Rachel Larson, Chad Emerson Lawrence, Kayla Rose Ledonne, Morgan Christine Leggett, Ashley Nicole Leshner, Salena Mary Lisner, Tyka Marie List, Kenneth Steven Lockard, Chelsey Marie Lofton, Dianne Denise Lombard, Brooke-Ashley Maéri-Çhëron Lowe, Taylor Glenn Loya, Jordan Michael Loyd, Rebecca Ann Ludwig, Sarah Elizabeth Luneack.


Paul Allen Mace, Jonathan David Mackie, Evan Alexander Mangold, Lauren Ashleigh Mardis, Stephen Thomas Marro, Kaitlyn Marie Marsh, Taylor Nicole Martin, Zachary Alan Martin, Sarah Elisabeth McCafferty, Cassondra Jordan McCormick, Elizabeth Megan McDermott, William Edward McEntyre Jr., Wesley Adam McKinley, Shelby Elizabeth Meier, Zachary Stephen Meier, Zachary Tyler Meiman, Elisa Nicole Mendoza, Anna Marie Menefee, Sama-


ra Rose Metcalf, Ciara Nicole Mobley, Michael Zachariah Monea, Aaron David Moore, Paige Hannah Moore, Gregory Troy Morgan, Harley Taylor Morris, Jared Thomas Morrison, Brittney Nicole Mullins.

Amber Nicole Naegele, Misty Lynn Naegele, Macie Lee Neff, Daniel Edward Nicewonder, James Edwin Noel III, Chloe Rose North, Lindsey Paige Norvell.


Michael Alan O'Hara, Brittany Marie Ollier, Kendall Tanner Osterbrook, Paige Suzanne Ottaway, Chelsie Rose Marie Overbay.


Victoria AnnAlisa Parrett, Jacob Ryan Parsons, Samantha Caryn Pearson, Sheldon Keith Pence II, Eric Anthony Phifer, Derek Clifton Ponder, Sage Armando Powell, Braxton Alexander Price, Dustin Steven Price, Glenn Scott Pryor.


David William Rabe Jr., Nikuya Dawn Rachford, Kenzie Yvonne Reeder, Matthew Lucas Reilly, Alexander Matthew Reinzan, Marie Brooke Remke, Justin Donald Remmell, Kayla Victoria Renner, Jennifer Ashley Repka, Parker Douglas Rice, Taylor Lynn Ritter, Kenneth Edward Ritzi II, Danny Ray Roberts, Elizabeth Danielle Robertson, Leah Nichole Robinson, Ashley Nicole Rudolph.


Justine Elizabeth Saner, Dexter David Santiago, Ashley Rose Santomo, Joseph Daniel Schmiade, Stefanie Marissa Schulte, Angela Dawn Schwartz, Sarah Jeaneen Sears, Alaina Renee Sebastian, Michael James Setters, Kyle David Shearer, Samuel Wayne Sheets, Kevin Tyler Shields, William Ester Shoulders III, Nicholas Beil Sigmon, Stephen Alexander Simpson, Danielle Nicole Smith, Jonathan Todd Smith, Krystal Marie Smith, Michael Christian Smith, Tyler Joseph Smith, Jason Ryan Snellings, Stephanie Amber South,


Tyler Phillip Spegal, Kristopher Michael Spicer, Taylor Noel Spitznagel, Churstin Marie Nichcole Spradlin, Megan Elizabeth Sprague, Tony Lee Stamper, Angela Nichole Stapleton, Jordan Allen Starnes, Cody Maximillian Sterling, Jordan Dawn Sterling, Joshua Allen Storms, Michael Garrett Strange, Ashley Nicole Sturdivant, Joshua Michael Swartz, Blake Anthony Swearingin.

Steven Ray Tackett, Zachary Scott Taylor, Kristen Lee Terrell, Chelsea Lee Thornsburg, Sarah Ruth Tobler, Loni Lee Ann Trame, Whitney Marie Trumble, Rino Tufekcic, Kristen Erin Turner, Mikayla Erin Turner.


Dustin Leslie VanWinkle, Jessica Vannessa Vasquez Medrano, Zachary James Vires, Jade Carlisle Voet.


Sierra Frances Waechter, Bryan Matthew Waibel, Natalie Carol Wainscott, Sydni Christine Wainscott, Danielle Christine Walker, Lindsey LaGracia Walker, Zachary Mitchell Wall, Mackenzie Kory Wardia, Jesse Devin Warren, Olivia Laine Wassom, Lynsey Marie Watkins, Jonathan Michael Watson, Shayla Louise Watters, Christopher Allen Webster Jr., Jason Michael Weisenfluh, Cody Alexander Welte, Steven Jacob West, Daniel Raymond Wetter, Benjamin Casey Wheeler, Justin Michael White, Chelsea Lee Drown Williams, Daniel Robert Williams, Jordan David Williamson, April Samantha Willoughby, Demeko Danicé Wilson, Luke Daniel Wilson, Samantha Nicole Wilson, Ryan Patrick Winkler, Rachel Elizabeth Wisman, Adam Joseph Wodraska, Katelyn Sheree Woodall, Michael Cody Workman, Kelsea Elaine Works, Randy Michael Wright.


Casey Jay Young, Danielle Elise Yung, Jennifer Lee Zaffiro, Arnela


Tanesha Evon Gadlen, Yuneri GalánManzano, Donna Lynn Galliher, Anthony James Gardella, Corinth Leann Garnett, Stephanie Marie Garrison, Taylor Marie Gauthier, Amanda Noel Gerakos, Timothy Daniel Pickett Gilbert, Dixie Lynn Goss, Zachary Ryan Grant, Nicholas Allen Gray, Brooke Faith Greene, Christy Lynn Grimes, Katelyn Nicole Gurren.


Anela Hadzic, Zachary Ryan Hager, Christopher Allan Haggard, Justin Scott Hamm, MacKenzie Karrmen Hammond, Megan Michelle Hance, Nathan Ray Harmon, Samantha Leigh Hart, Kristen Danielle Hawkins, Chawntay Marie Haynes, Jacob Donovan Heeger, Jade Elizabeth Heeger, Carl Joseph Hellmann III, Kellie Marie Ann Helton, Austin Taylor Hensley, Cala Michelle Hensley, Zachary Samuel Housting Hensley II, Cody Ray Herald, Emily Rae Herald, Derek Allen Hess, Katherine Brooke Hicks-Chambers, Karina

COLLEGE CORNER EKU president’s list

The following local students were named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Eastern Kentucky University: Covington: Alyssa Allen, junior, general studies in arts & sciences; Sarah Bezold, senior, child and family studies; Michelle Glass, senior, chemistry; Kimberly Huber, senior, criminal justice; Melinda Kelley, sophomore, middle grade education; Lauren Kersting, senior, marketing; and Jessica Rump, senior, special education teaching/L&B Disorders P-12. I n d e p e n d e n c e : Kristin Thomas, senior, elementary education teaching. Morning View: Jessica Wolsing, junior, special education teaching/L&B Disorders P-12. Taylor Mill: Deemi Fitterer, junior, psychology; Jordan Franxman, junior, psychology; Alexandra Krallman, senior, marketing; and Dana Winkler, senior, communication disorders. To be named to the president’s list, a full-time undergraduate student must attain a perfect 4.0

grade point average for a semester.

Morehead Dean’s list

The Morehead State University Dean's List for the 2011 Spring Semester includes the following local students: Brittany Ahniesse Henderson from Covington Amie Marie Weckenbrock from Fort Wright Kathryn Marie Wright from Fort Wright Chadd Edward Allender from Taylor Mill Brittany Barron from Covington Caitlyn Hope Fox from Taylor Mill Hannah M Terry from Covington Maria N Barth from Crestview Hills Emily Christine Bishop from Lakeside Park Stephen J Glossner from Crestview Hills Emma Pauline Muntis from Crestview Hills Leslie Marie Schellhaas from Edgewood Stephanie Nicole Abney from Elsmere Andrew Michael Bard from Erlanger Kelli Marie Hollenkamp from Erlanger Mark E McGuire from

Elsmere Ashley C Molitor from Erlanger Julie M Morris from Elsmere Jayme R Bauer from Independence Kimberly Anne Sholander from Independence Autumn Krystine Strong from Independence Megan Dorothy Threlkeld from Independence Amy Marie Wing from Independence To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the current semester.

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WKU dean’s list

Kristi Witemyre of Covington, Sabrina Schatzman of Independence and Kyle Jenisch of Latonia were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Western Kentucky University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 on a 4.0 scale while taking a minimum of 12 hours of coursework that semester.

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Gateway announces student awards Gateway Community and Technical College recognized 83 students and one student organization for outstanding academic, technical or leadership performance at the college’s fifth annual awards convocation May 17. “This has been a year of excellence for Gateway in many, many ways, and we believe it is very appropriate to recognize the students who have helped make this year so special,” said Gateway President/CEO Ed Hughes. Rachele Johnson of Edgewood and Aaron Beach of Dayton, Ky., received the coveted J.D. Patton Award named for the distinguished educator who served the Northern Kentucky region from 1970 to 1977. The award recognizes exceptional skill in the student’s chosen field, leadership ability, good citizenship and academic performance. Departmental award recipients were selected by faculty in their respective fields of study according to criteria developed by academic departments. In addition, 112 scholarship recipients were recognized along with seven inductees into the National Technical Honor Society. The Student Ad Club earned recognized as the outstanding student organization of the year. Earlier this spring, members of the Student Ad Club won 10 awards in the Cincinnati Ad Club’s competition, including Best in Show and the Judge’s

Choice Award. Student award recipients at the Night of Excellence, their recognition and Kenton County hometowns include: Samantha Bronson, Ready to Work Spirit of Inspiration and Outstanding College Math Award, Covington David Hiles, Spirit of Student Support Services, Covington Teresa Meyer, KCTCS AllAcademic Team and first place, Voices Poetry Competition, Covington James Newton, Adult Education Student Image Award, Covington Maria Rehkamp, Medical Information Technology Student of the Year, Covington Joshua Risch, IT Spirit of Perseverance, Covington Jeremy Roetting, English Department Writer of Excellence, Covington Shaun Schaffer, Massage Therapy Student of the Year, Covington Melissa Smith, Outstanding Computer Aided Drafting and Design Student, Covington Tammy Tittle, Outstanding Developmental Reading Award, Covington Kristine Trono, Spirit of Nursing, Covington Hannah Woodard, Outstanding College Math Award, Covington Julyana Andrello, English as a Second Language Image Award, Crescent Springs Rachele Johnson, Phi Rho Pi Speech Honorary and Third Place, Voices Poetry Competition, Edgewood

Charles Brouse, Outstanding Machine Tool Technology Student, Elsmere Robert Dennis, KCTCS All-Academic Team, Erlanger Nick Farfsing, Spirit of Nursing, Erlanger Dellcenia Mabrey, Computer Information Systems Incredible Effort, Erlanger Lauren Milks, Phi Rho Pi Speech Honorary, Erlanger Brenda Ryan, Phi Rho Pi Award of Highest Distinction, Erlanger Sue Smith, Computer Information Systems Incredible Effort, Erlanger William Snider, Automotive Technology Best Evening Student Award, Erlanger Jaime Moellman, Spirit of Nursing, Foster Michelle Class, Outstanding Academic Achievement in Education (Teacher Prep), Fort Mitchell Phillip Strange, Outstanding Geology Award, Fort Mitchell Jodi Gentry, English Department Writer of Excellence, Independence Tracey Hamm, National Technical Honor Society, Independence Zacchary Motz, Criminal Justice Student of the Year, Independence Andrea Owens, Outstanding Human Biology Award of Excellence, Independence Samantha Parris, National Technical Honor Society, Independence Mollie Neff, first place, Visual Communication, Independence Scott Shaad, IT Spirit of Perseverance, Independence

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Melinda Maier, Second Place, Voices Creative NonFiction Competition, Lakeside Park Tasha Brown, Ready to Work Spirit of Inspiration, Latonia Anita Whalen, Outstanding Dedication and Perseverance in Early Childhood Education, Latonia Denise Schmidt, Adult Education Student Image Award, Taylor Mill Christy Booth, Criminal Justice Student of the Year, Villa Hills Students honored as scholarship recipients include: Stacy Baldrick, Covington Tanya Ballou, Covington Samantha Bronson, Covington Melissa Carpenter, Covington Ebone Coulter, Covington Megan Deitmaring, Covington Julie Elbert, Covington Rosalind Fernandez, Covington Bonnie Foster, Covington Donna Gough, Covington Tynea Harris, Covington Jeffery Hinkston, Covington Catherine Lorenzo, Covington Teresa Meyer, Covington Stephanie Montoya, Covington Donna Moore, Covington Sarah Richerson, Covington Natoshia Thomas, Covington Bobbie Walters, Covington Edward Yancy, Covington Lisa Early , Crescent Springs Melinda Jett, Crescent Springs Trent Baker Jr., De Mossville Linda Buckley, Edgewood Rachele Johnson, Edgewood Jamie Coman, Erlanger Pamela Heiland, Erlanger Erin Maxwell, Erlanger Leshai Middlebrook, Erlanger Jesus Montes, Erlanger Kelsey Phillips, Erlanger Ryan Povkov, Erlanger Michelle Class, Fort Mitchell April Coffee, Fort Mitchell Jessica Rasheed, Fort Mitchell Deanna Bauer, Independence Amanda Drake, Independence Carissa Fisher , Independence Jacqueline Howard, Independence Kimberly Nicodemus, Independence Tabetha Currier, Independence Melinda Maier, Lakeside Park Amanda Coomer, Latonia Shaunte Robinson, Latonia Jessica Ziedler, Latonia Philip Fry, Morning View Mollie Neff, Morning View Altez Chambers, Park Hills Christy Booth, Villa Hills Thomas Reckers, Villa Hills

2011 GRADUATES Community Christian Academy Valedictorian:

Jesse Allen Tomlin


Elizabeth Erin Foote


Christina Kelly Allen, Heather Leray Butler, Caitlin Nichole Devores, Elizabeth Erin Foote, Zachary Alex Ford, John Michael Hayden II, Milan Kovacev, Chaz Jonathan Lemming, Jonathan Caleb Rodriguez, Jessica Catherine Skyrm, Jesse Allen Tomlin and Taylor Lashae Walker.

Covington Latin Valedictorian:

Michael Reza Stephens


John Patrick Deis


Jonah Paul Back, Christopher Ronald Becker, Henry Forrest Bischoff, Andrew Michael Bleha, Michael Lee Blewett, Cory Steven Bridewell.


Vincent David Cline, Shauna Michelle Combs, John Patrick Deis, Jacob William Donnermeyer, Daniel Steven Elmlinger.


Austin James Farley, Andrew Laidley Field, Alexandra Evelyn-Ann Foster, Madilyn Marie Gemmer, Hannah Elizabeth Griese.


Tyler Matthew Heist, Samuel Thomas Hopkins, Jeremiah Hsieh, Brittney Anne Ingram.


Madhulika Mamidi, Stephen Todd McMurtry, Donald Edward Meyer III, Margo Ellena Morton, Rafael Ortiz III, Elivia Michelle Rabe, Emma Catherine Ries.


Edward James Schroeder, Nathan Philip Sevier, Phelan Thomas Spence, Annelise Olivia Standiford, Michael Reza Stephens, Allison Jeannine Wintring.


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Scott High School Valedictorian:

Colton Atticus Gurley


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Theron Lloyd Adams, Justin Michael Addington, Brett Anthony Alexander, Quinn Ryan Lee Amos, Kathleen May Marie Ellen Archer, Caitlyn Bryn Area, Sophia Grace Ash, Emily Gretchen Askin.


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June 16, 2011

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Colonel gets winning TD in all-star game By James Weber


Holy Cross quarterback Jerry Arlinghaus goes back to pass. The players were in the Northern Kentucky High School East/West All-Star Game June 9 at Simon Kenton. The East won 26-18.


Josh Jasper of Holy Cross (left) and Andrew Gold of Highlands contest a pass. The players were in the Northern Kentucky High School East/West All-Star Game June 9 at Simon Kenton. The East won 26-18.


Ryan Winkler of Simon Kenton gets ready to run a play. The players were in the Northern Kentucky High School East/West All-Star Game June 9 at Simon Kenton. The East won 26-18.


Brandon Fogelman of Bellevue (right) goes after Nick Farris of Scott.The players were in the Northern Kentucky High School East/West All-Star Game June 9 at Simon Kenton.The East won 26-18.


Michael Kremer of Campbell County runs upfield with Kenny Sheffield (75, right) ready to help and Howard Watkins of Conner (74) in pursuit. The players were in the Northern Kentucky High School East/West All-Star Game June 9 at Simon Kenton. The East won 26-18.

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Scott High School will host “Speed Development and Football Camp” for ages 7-13 or students entering 3rd-8th grade from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 20-24 with head coach Dave Campbell at the new Scott High School football field. The cost is $75 and includes a Tshirt and a pizza party on Friday, June 24. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, June 20. Cash or checks accepted. Make checks payable to “Scott Football.” Contact Dan Woolley, assistant head football coach, at 859-3227830.

As a Covington Catholic Colonel football player, Alex Connelly was brought up to hate Highlands High School. For the past few weeks, Connelly had to put that aside and become friends with Highlands players and the coaching staff. They did that well, as Connelly and the Bluebirds were on the victorious East team in the Northern Kentucky East/West All-Star Football Game June 9 at Simon Kenton High School. Highlands head coach Dale Mueller and his staff directed the East squad. The East team had Covington Catholic, Dixie Heights and Holmes on its roster, plus all schools in Campbell County. “It was weird in the first practice,” Connelly said. “But you start to know them, and you realize they’re just like us. It was fun getting to know them. It was a privilege to play for Coach Mueller. He’s probably one of the smartest football guys I’ve ever met.” Connelly and Dixie receiver Bobby Leonard were the two top receivers for the East team. Based on unofficial stats tabulated by the Recorder, each receiver had more than 100 yards in the air. They both also had touchdown catches. “It was a great experience,” said Leonard, who leaves Dixie with several school records. “I got to play with some of the best kids in Northern Kentucky. Mueller preached that all week, you don’t want to end your career with a loss. You’ll remember this all your life.” Both Colonel receivers took part in the key drive of the game, combining to move the East 68 yards in just two plays after the West had taken the lead five minutes into the fourth quarter. Campbell County quarterback Michael Kremer lofted a 48-yard pass to Leonard, then a 20-yard score to a leaping Connelly in the back of the endzone to put the East up 20-18. “They’re playing Cover 2, so the corner forces me to go inside,” Connelly said. “I had to adjust and get back on top to where my route should be. He threw one of the best balls I’ve ever seen. He put it where only I could catch it.” Connelly, a former state track champion in high jump, had six catches for 124 yards. Leonard, who scored a TD earlier in the game, posted five grabs for 113 yards. Cov Cath teammate Alex


Kyle Claxton of Scott (right) gets an interception in the endzone against Daniel Gold of Highlands. The players were in the Northern Kentucky High School East/West All-Star Game June 9 at Simon Kenton. The East won 26-18.

County all-stars Beechwood: Nick Burns, Tyler Schmitt. Covington Catholic: Paul Ritter, Dan Gregory, Alex Slabaugh, Joe Sizemore, Alex Connelly. Dixie Heights: Bobby Leonard, Ryan Zumdick, Brian Pillman, Ian Johnson. Holmes: Damian Oden, Tyrique Simpson, Kenny Sheffield. Slabaugh scored from a yard out later in the fourth for the final TD after Connelly was pushed out of bounds at the 1. Slabaugh had 64 yards rushing on the night, including a 31-yard gain. Holmes senior Damian Oden had a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first half to give the East a 14-6 lead. “It was nice. We needed a momentum boost,” Oden said. “I saw the interception coming and I had to capitalize on it. We needed it.” Oden also blocked an extra-point attempt. Slabaugh, Connelly and Oden, three of the four touchdown-scorers for the

Holy Cross: Jerry Arlinghaus, Josh Jasper, Chad Fuller, Kyle Knauf, Josh Lange. Lloyd: Ben Blankenship, Dave Williams, Charles Jouett, Jon Danks, Corey Marsh. Ludlow: Andrew Ridge. Scott: Kyle Claxton, Nick Farris, Rob Swinford, Alex Swinford, Michael Sherrard. Simon Kenton: Ryan Winkler, Austin Baldwin, Bo Lockard. East squad, will all play for NAIA power Georgetown College this fall. “I can’t ask for more,” Oden said. “A lot of us are playing in college. It’s great that we’re all coming together as one. It’s the best players from all the schools coming together and working together. We became a family and a team, and it’s beautiful.” Cov Cath’s Paul Ritter intercepted two passes, including one in the endzone in the fourth period. His first one was highlightreel material, as he caught a loose ball inside the East 10-yard line after it was deflected by three different players. He then took it 39

yards the other way. For the West team, Simon Kenton receiver Ryan Winkler had two catches for 30 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. Holy Cross quarterback Jerry Arlinghaus completed 12 passes for 128 yards, playing about half the game. HC teammates Chad Fuller and Josh Jasper each had a reception, as did Nick Farris of Scott. On defense, Scott’s Kyle Claxton had an interception. Holy Cross’ Kyle Knauf and Simon Kenton’s Bo Lockard combined on a key sack to thwart a fourth-and-goal attempt. Jasper made a key tackle after a botched snap on a field goal. Dixie’s Brian Pillman was named best defensive lineman for the East team. HC’s Knauf won the same honor for the West. Lloyd’s Jonathan Danks was the punter for the West team and made an alert recovery of a surprise onside kickoff attempt early in the game. See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps.

Schools host baseball tourney June 16-18 By James Weber

The annual Kentucky Colonels Travis Alig/Tom “Mo” Morris Memorial invitational baseball tournament will be June 16-18 at St. Henry and Walton-Verona. The tourney is designed to spotlight players to college scouts. In addition to the Colonels’ U16 and U18 teams, participants are Lids Indiana Bulls – Black (17U), Lids Indiana Bulls – White (17U),

Ohio Yankees from Cuyahoga Falls, OH (16U – 18U), and new this year are Bowling Green Spirits from Bowling Green, Ky., (17U), Ohio Senators from Columbus, Ohio, (17) and Bulldogs from Cincinnati (17U – 18U). Action starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, with games only at St. Henry. Action begins at 10 a.m. both Friday and Saturday at both sites. The 18U Colonels will play 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. Fri-

day and 8 p.m. Friday, all at St. Henry. The 16U Colonels will play 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Henry, and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday at WaltonVerona. Saturday pairings will be based on pool play standings. The championship game is 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Henry. The 18U Colonels are Newport Central Catholic: Jake Cain, Vance Sullivan. Ryle: Matt Gorbandt, Matt Isler,

Caleb Lonkard. Dixie Heights: Brad Popham. Conner: Jonathan Roberts, Parker Ryle, Jacob Williams. Covington Catholic: Adam Shumate, Tommy Arnzen, Jake Lankheit, Ben Maile, Brady Reese, Corey Severson. Walton-Verona: Dustin Cottrell. St. Henry: Kevin Peddicord. Others: Tyler Jones (Rising Sun, Ind.), Zach Wise (Carroll County), Dewey Freidel (Elder).


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Women’s amateur golf tourney deadline is June 19 The Northern Kentucky Women’s Amateur golf championship is June 27-30 at The Golf Courses of Kenton County Fox Run. Entry deadline is June 19. Fee is $93. Play consists of a medal-play qual-

ifying round June 27 and match play afterwards, with players divided into flights based on their qualifying score. Applicant must be a resident of Northern Kentucky (Boone, Campbell, Grant, Kenton or Pendleton Counties),

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Cov Cath swimmer in Olympic Trials On May 20 at Miami University, Covington Catholic sophomore swimmer Max Williamson won the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:30.24. His time qualifies him for the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., next year. In the 2008 Olympic Trial meet, only 53 men qualified for this event in the United States. The Olympic Trials will determine the qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. The top two finishers in each event make the team. Less than one percent of all swimmers in the nation qualify for this meet, an event that happens once every four years.








Paul Meier Community Recorder guest columnist

anti-government forces have started a petition drive to place a referendum on the November ballot to eliminate the tax that supports NKAPC. A person who owns a $150,000 house in Kenton County pays $48 annually (less than a tank of gas) for this important service. In reality, eliminating NKAPC will cost Kenton County residents - as well as cities in which they live - more money to provide these important services. At the same time, it will discard the area wide, professional approach to planning and zoning that we now enjoy. For cities to provide the same services that NKAPC now provides, they will have to come up with approximately $3.4 million annually. The City of Independence, for example, would need to find approximately $400,000 to provide these the services, and the list goes on: Covington, $634,000; Erlanger, $343,000; Fort Mitchell, $197,000. For these cash-strapped cities, any new cash outlay will likely result in cuts to police and fire protection, street repairs, and other services. Ironically, former Campbell County Judge-Executive Lloyd Rogers, who led a similar effort in Campbell County nearly 30 years ago and is being used by these groups as a “poster child” for the Kenton County effort, told a newspaper reporter a little more than 20 years ago that he regretted his effort to eliminate the NKAPC tax in Campbell County. In a December 4, 1990, Kentucky Post article, titled “Rogers says he was wrong on tax,” Rogers admitted there was a need for an area planning agency, recognizing that NKAPC “has the expertise” and lamenting that “maybe we threw the baby out with the wash.” Not only Rogers, but many other political, business, and civic leaders in Campbell County have expressed belief that the elimination of NKAPC in that county three decades ago severely damaged economic growth opportunities and efforts there. Do not make the same mistake that Rogers and others made in Campbell County 30 years ago. Don’t support - in fact, actively fight against - the attempt to eliminate NKAPC and area wide planning and zoning in Kenton County. Please do not take any action that will send Kenton County back to the “Dark Ages” of planning and zoning. Paul Meier is the Mayor of Crestview Hills and a member of the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission.




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The history of NKAPC in Northern Ky. More than 50 years ago, Northern Kentucky business, political, and civic leaders were frustrated. The lack of coordinated planning and zoning services was severely impeding economic development and growth in the region. So, they decided to do something about it. Working with local legislators, these leaders helped draft legislation that would create what would later be known as the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (“NKAPC”), a regional planning and zoning agency that was designed to serve all Northern Kentucky counties. On March 21, 1960, shortly after this legislation passed the Kentucky General Assembly, The Kentucky Post and Times Star published an editorial, titled “Area Planning Permitted at Last,” which stated: “Probably one of the most important pieces of legislation as it affects northern Kentucky was the approval by the General Assembly of the measure calling for an Area Planning Council to set up orderly development with the local area and permit jurisdiction that would cross county lines. “Particularly was this act aimed at preventing haphazard planning and development of Kenton and Boone counties, that area which is expected to have greatly increased population, with booming residential and industrial expansion when the interstate expressway is completed and a new bridge is built here across the Ohio River…. “Now that we have the green light for the setting up of an area planning body, one that will in no way affect the local autonomy of the various city or county governments, one hopes that no time is lost in getting started as soon as the bill has been signed and made law. We have no time to waste if we are to promote the right kind of progressive control and development of what can be one of the most impressive sectors in our community.” Today, five decades later, after NKAPC helped Northern Kentucky, and particularly Kenton County, grow in an orderly and progressive manner, opponents of planning and zoning and a small group of local land developers want to eliminate NKAPC and return to the inefficient days when every city had its own planning and zoning boards and employed dozens of city employees as zoning and building inspectors. The result was haphazard planning, inconsistent decisions, and little cooperation between municipalities for an area wide approach to economic development and growth. These land developers and

Kenton Recorder

June 16, 2011

Strong fathers set proper example With Father’s Day approaching, I would like to reflect on my own father, who made a huge impact on my life, and some of the strong fathers who I have come into contact with lately. First, my own dad, a loving man but a strict disciplinarian who along with my mother I must give credit to for any success I’ve had in this world. He taught by example: always finish the job, tell the truth, treat people right, respect women, and most importantly, love God and your country. He and my mother were married for 60 years and raised 11 children and had 46 grandchildren and great-grandchildren when they departed this world. I sure miss him. Thanks, Dad. The next is Superdad, Hall of Fame baseball player, and retired U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning. As the keynote speaker at my recent Pickle Feast, he shared with us the stories of his nine children, 35 grandchildren, and a handful of great-grandchildren he has raised with his wife and high school sweetheart, Mary. Known for his “direct” style, all you have to do is look at his successful children to know what a great father and grandfather he is. The other night I had the honor of celebrating the 80th

birthday of local superdad Ken Frohlich. Ken’s 10 children, headed by Boone Circuit Judge Tony Frohlich, had a grand State Sen. event for his at John birthday Tony’s farm on Schickel Middle Creek Community Road. I had the Recorder guest honor of precolumnist senting Ken with a legislative citation for his service to the community. Ken and his wife, Joan, are known by many Boone Countians. He made his living driving a Hussman’s Potato Chip delivery truck, but he also raised a great family while participating in community endeavors, including his roles as the Boone County Civil Defense coordinator, Boy Scout leader, and airplane pilot. It was an eventful evening with each child feting their father with some wonderful stories. It occurred to me that all three of these fathers, although very busy themselves, made

fatherhood a priority. These are just three that I know – you surely have others in your life who have set a positive example. The temptation is to say those were the old days and these types of fathers don’t exist anymore. That is not true. It’s just that they have to be us. Many studies indicate there is nothing more important in a child’s life than a strong father. As we celebrate Father’s Day, we should not only honor our own dads and father figures, but those who strengthen our community by acting as fathers in the lives of others. Whether they are biological fathers, stepfathers, or simply act as father figures to children who aren’t fortunate enough to have their dad in their life, they help us all. We should each follow the example of these superdads, with the courage and dedication to make the children in our community a top priority. I’m convinced this is our most important charge, whether we are a legislator, a businessperson, a retiree, or whatever your station in life. Happy Father’s Day to all our superfathers. Thank you. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County.

More evidence that healthcare law crushes jobs and employee sponsored insurance During last year's debate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), supporters continually tried to reassure the public that if “you like your health insurance plan, you will be able to keep it.” However, more than a year after the controversial bill was rushed through Congress and signed into law, it is becoming more evident that will not be the case for millions of American families that depend on their employer to provide quality health care coverage. A recent McKinsey survey found that up to fifty percent of employers will “definitely or probably pursue alternatives” to their current health insurance coverage for employees after most of the major changes of PPACA go into effect in 2014. This means that up to 78 million Americans (half of those who currently get their health coverage through an employer) could see changes in or lose their employer-provided health coverage. According to the study, for an estimated thirty percent of those, the “alternative” will be to stop offering health coverage. Instead, they would pay the PPACA-mandated penalty and send employees to purchase health insurance on their own through the Exchanges.

Starting in 2014, employers must either provide government-approved insurance plans to employees or pay a $2,000 penalty per U.S. Rep. employee per Geoff Davis year - known as Community the “employer Recorder mandate.” The McKinguest sey study found columnist that at least thirty percent of employers would benefit financially from dropping health coverage and paying the penalty even if they compensated their employees for the change with higher salaries or other benefits. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated last year that the health care law would cost about 800,000 jobs. This will come from employers modifying hiring patterns and business decisions in order to cope with the employer mandate. For example, employers may be more likely to hire part-time workers instead of full-time in order to avoid paying the employer mandate penalty. This is why, in addition to voting to repeal PPACA, I recently co-sponsored H.R. 1744, the

American Job Protection Act, which would repeal the employer health insurance mandate. Removing the mandate on employers would eliminate the perverse incentive to reduce or drop health coverage for employees or make other job hiring decisions based on PPACA requirements. Americans who are not covered by their employer will also face difficult decisions about their health care. They may be allowed to keep their current plan, but many will not be able to afford it. PPACA is expected to cause premiums to rise by an average of $2,100 per family for those buying insurance on the individual market. Unfortunately, I hear from families and small businesses every week who are already seeing massive increases in premiums. Sadly, the more we learn about the new health care law, the clearer it becomes that it will do nothing to improve our country's health care system or the affordability of insurance for Americans. House Republican will continue to work to repeal this misguided law, piece-by-piece if necessary, to spare all Americans from its negative effects. Geoff Davis (R) serves the 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives

LETTER TO THE EDITOR In response to the June 9 article by Rep. Davis:

Rep. Davis doesn’t want to punt the debt crisis to our grandchildren and he’s right that a default “would have a devastating impact on our economy,” probably world markets also.

Our Treasury bills are a universally relied upon financial rock. If these are thrown into question, the world markets could be shaken. There’s a time and a place to address every question. If the problem is our budget, we need to

talk about ALL of our budget and the right place is when we discuss the budget this fall not during the debt ceiling debate. If my finances are in trouble, sending signals that I might default on my home mortgage is not the message I want to give

my bank. If not addressing spending cuts now is irresponsible, was it irresponsible to let millionaires’ tax rates sink to the lowest they’ve been in decades? If we bring more of our troops home from decade old wars, how much money will we save?

Should we give vouchers rather than Medicare or privatize social security? Let’s figure out these questions rather than hold our world financial standing hostage. John S. Morawetz Erlanger

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‘Suits That Rock’ ready to roll, raise funds By Jason Brubaker

KENTON COUNTY - Greg Shumate clearly remembers the first time his alter-ego caught up with him at work. “I went into a closing with another lawyer on a Monday morning,” he recalled. “The young lady we were working with gave me a look, and said ‘Hey! You’re the guy from The Drysdales!’ It was funny to be recognized at work for it, but that’s part of what makes this event so much fun.” “This event” is the 4th annual Suits That Rock, which will be held at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center on June 18 and June 25. The premise is simple, according to event co-founder John Domaschko ... give local business professionals a chance to let loose on stage and show off their musical ability, while at the same time raising money for charity. “A lot of us had musical backgrounds and were in bands when we were younger, but once you start working, you lose time for a lot of that,” said Domaschko. “So this is a way for people to relive that dream for a couple nights, and being a part of this is probably the most fun I’ve ever had.” It all started when friends Domaschko, Shumate and Kevin Canafax started getting back into their music dreams in the early 2000s, even playing a charity show at Thomas More College in 2003. All three had started performing again around the area with local bands, and were itching to get more involved with music. But the idea for Suits That Rock wasn’t born until 2008, when they decided to enlist a few more of their friends and co-workers, and host a bigger event to raise money for charity. They settled on the Carnegie for the show, with the proceeds going toward the Carnegie’s art education programs. “We originally thought this was going to be a one-time thing,


John Domaschko, Kevin Canafax, Tim Ryan, Greg Shumate and Paul Bromwell rehearse Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band” on June 9. The theme for this year’s Suits That Rock event is “United Suits of America,” with all of the songs paying tribute to American artists. but that first show was simply incredible,” said Domaschko. “We sold out, played for over four hours and had people dancing in the aisles. It was amazing.” After the first year, they debated whether or not they could make this an annual event. “We just didn’t know if we could replicate that energy and that magic of the first year,” said Canafax. “But we went for it, and it just started getting bigger and bigger. It was like catching lightning in a bottle.” The event now includes over 45 performers, and they’ve begun adopting themes. They had a Woodstock Commemoration two years ago, and this year they’ll pay tribute to a variety of great American artists, with everything from Elvis Presley to the Beach Boys to Bruce Springsteen. But don’t think this is just a glorified karaoke night, said Domaschko. They begin rehearsing months before the show, and Shumate said one of the biggest thrills of the event is seeing the reactions on the audience mem-


Greg Shumate and Paul Bromwell let loose during rehearsal at the Carnegie. “It’s fun and a great release from the everyday stress of work,” said Shumate of performing. bers’ faces when they realize how talented the performers actually are. “The first song, especially that first year, people were kind of waiting for the screw-up moment,” said Shumate, laughing. “But once we got into it, you could see them forgetting about

that, and just really getting into the music. It was great.” In fact, all of the performers says the audience’s involvement is what makes the show so special. “There’s a unique connection with the audience, and we feed off that energy,” said Canafax.

“When we see them having fun and dancing, it gives us more energy, and the show just keeps getting better throughout the night.” The show has become so popular that they had to add the extra night last year, just to accommodate the crowd demands without leaving the Carnegie. Each show will run around four hours, and includes over 50 songs, including a special 13-song “unplugged” concert in the gallery. “It’s just so much fun to get on stage and take on that different persona,” said Domaschko. “I can’t even describe how much fun it is.” Tickets for the show are $50 for the mezzanine, and $75 for the orchestra, which includes dinner-by-the-bite, a cash bar and Suits That Rock commemorative mug. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 957-1940 or visit For more Kenton County news visit


Generator backup power is key for Gronotte Electric By Regan Coomer

FORT MITCHELL - Troy Gronotte wants to be Northern Kentucky’s backup power guru. Gronotte, owner of Gronotte Electric, Inc. in Fort Mitchell, is a full-service electrical contractor who specializes in providing backup power for residents and businesses generators by The Kohler Co. “I really think overall backup power is the convenience of everyday life,” said Gronotte, the only licensed Kohler generator provider in Northern Kentucky. Installing a generator in the home can save money in a variety of ways, especially during a long power outage, Gronotte said. “Once you factor in days at the hotel, the loss of refrigerated goods and the interruption of work if you work from home, people quickly realize it doesn’t take more than a couple outages to pay off a generator,” he said. Kohler generators powerful

enough to provide power for an entire home start at about $8,500, Gronotte said. The generators utilize natural gas or propane and can run for 150 hours before maintenance is needed. Gronotte said he sells Kohler generators because of the brand’s longevity, quality and five-year warranty; it takes about 12 seconds for a Kohler generator to fully operate your home once the power has gone out. A new backup power offering from Gronotte is the battery-run Indoor Generator, ideal for residents who live in condos and apartments. Costing about $3,500, the Indoor Generator runs the home’s essentials without noise or fumes, Gronotte said. “If you have enough money to purchase a generator, you can take care of your own business. You’re not worrying about the electric company,” he said. For more information about the Indoor Generator, visit Contact Gronotte Electric, Inc., by calling 468-2200 or emailing


Troy Gronotte, owner of Gronotte Electric, Inc. in Fort Mitchell, is a full-service electrical contractor who specializes in providing backup power for residents and businesses.

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June 16, 2011



A Closer Look, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Features Kaleidoscopes of the 21st Century, international exhibition produced by the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society of Artists. Show demonstrates evolution of kaleidoscopes into a sculptural art form. More than 100 interactive kaleidoscopes. Free. 859957-1940; Covington.


Suicide is a Drag, 8-10 p.m., Yadda Club, 404 Pike St., Event to bring awareness of suicide prevention to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community. Benefits American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Cincinnati Chapter. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Cincinnati Chapter. 859491-5600; Covington.


MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest Sponsored by JB’s Barbecue, 5-11:30 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Music by Ricky Nye & the Red Hots 7-11 p.m. Sample Goetta Pizza, Goetta Balls, Goetta Gumbalya, Goetta Chedda Cheese, Goetta Chili, Goetta Burgers and more. Includes games, children’s activities, arts and crafts, music and entertainment. Family friendly. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.


Coach Ken Shields Summer Camp Signups, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camp led by former NKU head coach. Camp held July 25-28. $125. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754. Union. Sports of All Sorts Basketball Camp SignUps, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Camps to be held June 27-30 and July 6-9. Fundamental camps open to any boy or girl going into grades 1-9 of next school year and will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. $100. Registration required. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754; Union.


Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave., Room A. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Fort Thomas. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 8


A Closer Look, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-9571940; Covington.


Tandem Squares, 8 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. 513-929-2427. Covington.



International Film Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Watch and discuss recently released international film. Bring drink, popcorn provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. Through July 15. 859-962-4000. Erlanger.


Zumba Class, 9-10 a.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Latin dance fitness party. First class free. Packages available. Family friendly. $35 per month unlimited classes; $10 drop in fee, or $5 per class punch cards available for purchase. 859291-2300. Covington.


MainStrasse Village “Original” Goettafest Sponsored by JB’s Barbecue, Noon11:30 p.m. Music by The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies 1-3 p.m., the Zack Shelley Band 4-7 p.m. and Doublecross 8-11 p.m., MainStrasse Village, 859-491-0458; Covington.

Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., With Chill Will, also known as DJ Love MD. No cover. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Ralph Fulton VFW Post 6423, 4435 Dixie Highway, With Jay. 859866-6810. Elsmere.



Suits That Rock, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., More than 40 professionals and executives perform. Dinner by-the-bite, cash bar and dancing encouraged. Post-show unplugged in the Ohio National Financial Services Gallery. Benefits Carnegie’s Eva G. Farris Education Center. $$50-75. 859-9571940; Covington.

Quintana, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; Covington. Charlie Hunter, 8:30 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Doors open 7:30 p.m. American guitarist. Ages 21 and up. $20. 859-491-6659. Covington.


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, $5. 859-342-7000; Erlanger. Perfect Sequel, 8 p.m., PeeWee’s Place, 2325 Anderson Road, Presented by Peewee’s Place. 859-341-4977. Crescent Springs.

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



Quintana, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 859-356-1440; Independence.


New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.


Saving Stimpy, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Peecox, $5. 859-342-7000; Erlanger.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., 8 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., $10, $8 advance. 859-2912233; Covington.


Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2690 Dixie Highway, Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513921-1922. Lakeside Park. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 9


Ladies Instructional Golf League, 3:30-5 p.m., Golf Courses of Kenton County, 3908 Richardson Road, Weekly through July 31, skipping July 3. 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; olf_courses/index.html. Independence.


Karaoke with DJ Will Carson, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Includes drink specials. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


The 11th annual MainStrasse Village Goettafest will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Sixth St. Promenade and Goebel Park in Covington. Sample goetta pizza, reubens, chedda’ cheese, chili, burgers and more. The fest includes games, children’s activities, rides, arts, crafts and music. Entertainment schedule includes Ricky Nye & The Red Hots, The Rattlesnakin’ Daddies, The Zack Shelley Band, Doublecross, The Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, and Pete Dressman & The South Unified Nation. Pictured are Nathan and Laura Ruschman of Villa Hills enjoying a goetta reuben and goetta balls at last year’s Goettafest in Covington. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 0


A Closer Look, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859957-1940; Covington.


Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


God-Des & She Live, 9 p.m., Yadda Club, 404 Pike St., $13. 859-491-5600. Covington.

Sleep Serapis Sleep, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Sicarii, Unearthly Torment, Of Abysmal Descent and Slaughterous Bereavement. $10, $8 advance. 859-2912233; Covington.




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


Skut Farkis, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, Cover. Presented by Peecox. 859-356-1440; Independence.

Dawn of the Shred Tour, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Of Virtue, Lorna Shore, & Sentinel, Endeavor Never Dies, To Die For, Deus Mortum, Achilles Descent and Eyes to the Throne. $10. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 1229 Highway Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513509-5066; Covington.

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A Closer Look, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859957-1940; Covington.

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SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington.


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


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; Covington.



Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois Miners, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Kids Club. Family Sunday. ACE Hardware Father’s Day Celebration. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence.

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Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859261-2365; Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 11:05 a.m. vs. Southern Illinois Miners, Champion Window Field, Splash Day. Get wet and wild for our ‘Super Splash Day!’ First pitch is at 11:05 a.m. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859594-4487; Florence. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 1

COMMUNITY DANCE 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.


Make This Your Summer, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Latin For Truth, On My Honor, Rumor Has It and One More Go. $10, $8 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.


Wild Wednesday, 10 a.m., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Preprogram: Stories and songs with Joel Caithamer of the Kenton County Public Library-Durr Independence Branch, 9:30 a.m. Hour-long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. 859-5257529; Independence.


Karaoke/DJ, 9 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440. Independence.


Music@BCM, 6-9 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Featuring Art Gore and the New Jazz Knights. Coffee and other beverages. Food and cash bar available. Doors open 6 p.m. $5, $3 ages 312. Reservations requested. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.


Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St., Weekly thrift sale. 859-727-4417. Elsmere.


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


Open Mic/College Night, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Musicians, singers, comedians, jugglers and spoken word. All ages. Dinner available at 6 p.m. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.


Millionaires, 5:30 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Breathe Electric, Christian TV, For the Foxes, Set It Off and Chasing Aislin. $15, $12 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington. PROVIDED

The Kentucky Haus Artisan Center will present Raison D’Etre Trio, pictured, in concert from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Kentucky Haus, 411 E. 10th St., Newport. The concert will feature Shaker, acapella, traditional and swing music. The Trio will be singing selections from their various CDs. The award-winning trio, Vickie Ellis, Roberta Schultz and Violet Rae Downey, all reside in Campbell County. The concert is free. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center shoppe hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 859-261-4287 or visit


Women’s Bridge, 10:30 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Bring lunch; drinks provided. $2. 859-4312543. Covington.


The Cincinnati Opera presents “Rigoletto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 and Saturday, June 18, at Music Hall, as part of its Summer Festival. “Rigoletto” is a tragic tale of jester Rigoletto’s attempts to protect his daughter from the corruption surrounding them in the Duke of Mantua’s court. Tickets are $26$165. Call 513-241-2742 or visit


June 16, 2011

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Ten characteristics of a good father This column was originally published in 2007.

1. Show your children what real love is. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Children learn what real love is not from movies or TV scripts, but by modeling – seeing it lived out before their eyes. Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. 2. Respect. A child’s personal self must not be suffocated or utterly dominated by another, especially by a trusted parent. Separateness must be acknowledged – that I am me and you are you, I have my feelings and you have yours. Though family discipline must be exercised by parents, it must be accomplished in age-appropriate ways without crushing developing egos. 3. Spend quality one-on-one time. To choose to spend time

with our child is a powerful sign to him or her. That doesn’t mean a quantity of time watching TV but qualitative time affordFather Lou ing opportunity all kinds of Guntzelman for conversation and Perspectives interaction. Such a choice says, “You’re important to me and I want to know you better, I want to share what’s inside me with you, and you with me.” 4. Teach values by living them. Honesty, truthfulness, responsibility, dependability, faithfulness, etc. are not just pointed out and verbally extolled. They must be the path being traveled by dad and mom. 5. Acknowledge by your words and actions that you believe God exists. In days of yore, a false machismo boasted that “religion is only for women and children.” A more realistic and intelligent contemporary attitude says, “Spirituality is an important part of

Growing up in an atmosphere of genuine love teaches kids to feel secure and learn how to love. Love is demonstrated not only in signs of affection and sensitivity, but also in our ability to forgive and sacrifice for the ones we love. everyone’s life.” Though sports, entertainment, and sexual beauty may add zest and interest to many a man’s life, a good father does not permit these to stand out as contemporary gods. Father Richard Rohr writes, “The most loving men I have met, the most generous to society and to life, are usually men who also have a lusty sense of life, beauty, pleasure and sex – but they have very realistic expectations of them.” 6. Set parameters. Most people mistake license for freedom. Freedom does not mean being able to do everything and anything we want, but everything we ought. Setting limits produces disciplined and mature offspring. Paradoxically, children seek parameters. Some fathers think

they show love for their children by permitting them to do whatever they want. Children’s natural intuition is wiser. Though they gripe about rules, children unconsciously want them. Prudent rules imply parents care enough and love them. No rules imply “You’re a bother to my life, I don’t care what happens to you.” 7. Use praise more than criticism. Punishment is to stop bad behavior, praise is to reinforce and encourage good behavior. Humans never tire of being appreciated. 8. Play together. Spontaneity, games, laughter and recreation create strong bonds and happy memories. They even keep aging dads young at heart. 9. Keep your job in a

healthy perspective. The two most important aspects of our lives are the work we do and the love we share. In our day, worktime, money and success are overvalued, and love for children and spouse is risked or undervalued. Keep your priorities straight. 10. Demonstrate what it means to be a man. Primitivetype men repress their emotions (except anger). They consider it unmanly to cry and grieve over significant losses, to act or speak sensitively and be compassionate as well as firm. Good fathers can take responsibility without arrogance or selfishness. They can even look at their role in family life as serving the people they love.

Recalling what his deceased father meant to him as a kid, an old man’s eyes glistened as he said, “When my dad entered the room, the whole world made sense.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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June 16, 2011

Green brings Kentucky Fresh to cooking world

I love Maggie Green’s cookbook titled, aptly, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook (The University Press of Kentucky, $29.95). Maggie, a Kentucky native, has stirred up a big batch of recipes which are destined to become family favorites. I have known Maggie for a long time, and even though she is a true celebrity on the culinary cir-

cuit, you’d never know that when meeting her. Maggie is a genuine person, not one to tell you her accomplishments, which include close professional and personal relationships with some of the icons of the food world, like Ethan and Susan Becker (Joy of Cooking) and Shirley Corriher (Cook Wise, Bake Wise).


I first heard of Maggie through Cincinnati Magazine way back when. I spied her Rita “Green Heikenfeld Apron” ad there. Rita’s kitchen F o r y e a r s , Maggie has offered personal chef, catering, editing and consulting services. As a registered dietitian (she started out in college in engineering and did a complete turn to nutrition), Maggie’s passion is helping folks eat better. Her book takes you through a whole year of recipes. It’s an engaging read on its own. You’ll feel like you’re right next to her, helping dice the celery, knead the bread, all the while having fun and learning from an expert. This is one cookbook that I’ll be looking to when I

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longtime fan of horse racing and a love for horses inspired this theme for Blinkers Tavern, a casual restaurant located at the base of the Suspension Bridge in Covington, Kentucky.

need a fresh approach to old favorites, or a new recipe for a special occasion. I asked her to share a favorite for Father’s Day. She didn’t disappoint. Check out Maggie’s web page for interesting and timely tips.

Maggie Green’s flat iron steak with brown sugar rub

“My favorite recipe. It’s a flavorful cut of steak that’s versatile and delicious on the grill with this rub,” Maggie told me. Makes eight servings A newer cut of meat to the market is a flat iron steak. This steak comes from a modified version of a top blade roast, a cut of beef from the shoulder of the cow. For years, butchers were faced with a problem-what to do with the blade roast-a relatively tender and beefy cut of meat but with a tough piece of connective tissue running down the center. Researchers from Nebraska devised a method of cutting the blade roast to remove the tough connective tissue, leaving a large, flat piece of beef from the “top” of the roast. This top blade steak (or flat iron steak) weighs about 2 pounds and is evenly thick. The steak resembles a triangular-shaped iron, thus the name flat iron steak.

This method resulted in the rising popularity of the flat iron steak, all from a humble cut which barely made it out of the back of the meat case. A simple brown sugar rub enhances this beefy tender flat iron steak.

One 2-pound beef chuck flat iron steak 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper Lay the steak in a shallow baking dish. To prepare the rub: mix the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together. Evenly distribute half of the rub over the top of the steak and rub all over the surface of the meat. Flip the steak and repeat with the remaining rub. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Reheat grill to mediumhigh. Place the steak on the grill and cook for five minutes. Watch carefully to ensure the sugar doesn’t burn. Flip and cook for about five more minutes for medium-rare, six more minutes for medium and eight more minutes for medium-well or well done. Remove from the grill to a platter, cover with foil, and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Twice baked potatoes with bacon and cheese

This is what I’ll be serving alongside Maggie’s steak for husband, Frank. 4 baking potatoes 4 tablespoons butter 8 oz. sour cream 11⁄2 cups shredded cheddar 8 strips bacon, fried and crumbled 4 green onions, sliced (white and green part both) Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake potatoes 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Cut each in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving thin shells. Mash pulp with butter. Stir in rest of ingredients. Pile mixture into shells. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Serves eight. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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The following are a list of events compiled by the Kenton County Parks and Recreation Department for June 18 through June 23. For more information on Kenton County’s parks, recreation programs, activities, and events call 859-525-7529.

The American Competative Trail Horse Association will host a wilderness trails competition trail ride at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18 at the Ryland Heights Wilderness Trail, Bowman Field, 8860 Locust Pike, Taylor Mill. The event is for open, pleasure, and junior divisions. Seven obstacles will be judged over 7.5 miles. There are prizes for each division, plus optional cash prize buy-in. All riders must register

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• (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science at Pioneer Park in Covington. The program is interactive and educational. Programs are held in Shelterhouse 1 at Pioneer Park ~ rain or shine ~ beginning at 10 a.m. on each of the eight dates. The free programs are delivered in 45minute to an hour theatrical assembly presentations.

(Almost) Every Other Thursday Science has been presented in cooperation with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation through a Summertime Kids Grant. It’s all ages. The COSI On Wheels programs, which will begin at 10:15 a.m. on this date. The program is free. In addition, Pastor Lisa May and the fine folks from Faith Community United Methodist Church will be returning with popcorn and lemonade. To top it all off, Snappy Tomato Pizza in Fort Wright, the programs’ lunch partner, will provide free pizza for lunch and Mike Dominach from Dominach’s Taekwondo Academy will be on hand for mini after-programs (Dates TBA) demonstrating how the practice of Taekwondo is something the whole family can enjoy.


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The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky is currently accepting applications for its Summer Academy. The eight-week program for high school students ages 16-21 enrolled in special education programming in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties uses innovative, interactive instruction to build skills for independent living. “The program is now in its third year and due to its success, we are incorporating a morning session which will allow us to serve an additional 15 students.” remarked Vince Palmer, Director of Employment at The Point. The Summer Academy runs from June 14 through Aug. 4. Classes meet three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) with the morning session from 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The majority of the classes are held in the newly renovated Point Learning Center located at 45 W. Pike Street. Some classes will be off-site at appropriate training locations such as Kroger and Walmart. The cost to enroll is $ 450 per student which includes all materials and supplies. This program teaches and equips students with the skills to function independently. The curriculum concentrates on developing

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last about an hour - rain or shine- at Middleton-Mills Park in Shelterhouse 2. Arrive early for best seating. Be sure to check the schedule for start times, as they vary. Pre-programs begin at 9:30 or 9:45 a.m., depending on who’s there. This week Farmer Joan and The Equine Show will be on hand. For more information call Steve at KCP&R at (859) 525-PLAY (7529).

online at to participate. Non-competative buddy riders are also welcome. On site registration will open at 8:30 a.m., with breakfast food and drinks available. Ride briefing will take place at 9:30 a.m. There will also be a mule and donkey jump-off after the trail ride at 1 p.m. For more information visit, e-mail or call 866-0920.


• Writing for Children Workshop at Baker Hunt! A workshop sponsored by the Children’s Department of the Covington Library Branch of the Kenton County Public Library and the Baker Hunt Foundation will be held for free on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The


Angela Storch and her daughter, Zoe, 14, help pick up trash along the riverbank during the Ohio River Sweep organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission last year. workshop will take place at Baker Hunt Foundation Campus, 620 Greenup Street, Covington (just a block over from the Covington Library).


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• Ohio River Sweep! Since 1989, this award-winning cleanup for the Ohio River and its tributaries brings thousands of volunteers to the riverbanks to collect tons of trash and debris. River Sweep encompasses the entire length of the river, from its origin in Pittsburgh, PA to its end in Cairo, IL, including 1,962 miles of shoreline and many tributaries. More than 21,000 volunteers from public organizations, civic groups, recreational clubs, and the general public in six states bordering the river come together to collect more than 20,000 tons of trash and other debris from the banks of the Ohio River and tributaries. River Sweep is an event organized by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, an interstate water pollution agency for the Ohio River Valley, along with environmental protection and natural resource agencies from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. For more information about the Sweep call the Ohio River Sweep Hotline at 800359-3977. To volunteer in Kenton County, call John Coulter at 859-292-2323, Lisa Gaiser at 859-431-2109, or Mike Young at 859-231-0168.

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Health department officials warn about shigella Nearly 47 cases of Shigella have been reported in Northern Kentucky since April 1 according to the Northern Kentucky Health Department. With most of these cases being associated with child care centers, the department is reminding residents to use proper hand washing techniques and to keep children home if they are ill. Shigella is a bacteria that infects the bowels. It causes an illness called Shigellosis, with symptoms including diarrhea,

fever, stomach cramps, nausea or vomiting. Shigella primarily infects young children, since it is spread through contact with the stool of an infected person. “The Health Department has been seeing a significant number of cases of Shigella in recent weeks,” said Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH, District Director of Health. “We are working with local doctors’ offices and child care centers to educate them about preventing the spread of Shigella in

the community. And, with the outdoor pools opening soon, we want to remind individuals what they can do to stop the spread of this illness. By taking steps to prevent Shigella now, we can avoid additional cases in Northern Kentucky.” To keep from getting Shigella the department recommends: • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and running water after using the restroom, after changing diapers, and before preparing or eating food. This is the best way

to prevent the spread of infectious diseases found in the intestinal tract, such as Shigella. • Do not use wading pools or water tables for groups of children, because Shigella is transferred easily in standing water. • Dispose of soiled diapers properly. • If a person has diarrhea, stay home from work, school or child care until they are better. Also, do not prepare food for others while you have diarrhea. Contact a doctor for testing.

Shigella is often transmitted in child-care facilities, since many children are in diapers. Of the 36 cases reported to the Health Department through May 3, 78 percent have been connected to people attending or working in child care centers. In Northern Kentucky (Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties), an average of 25 cases of Shigella are reported each year. For more information visit the Health Department’s Web site at

SUMMER CAMPS Father/son camp

Thomas More College Head Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Rogers is offering a Father/Son Basketball Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at the Crestview Hills liberal arts college. The cost is $50 and includes personalized instruction by Coach Rogers and staff. Scheduled on Father's Day, the event is designed to offer fathers tips on effective practice drills and skill-building techniques they can teach their sons. This offers a great bonding experience for both father and son and is a good way for dads to learn what's being taught in the Junior and

Senior Camps to be held in June in July. The cost is $50 per father/son couple and is open to boys ages 4-18. Register online at or contact Coach Jeff Rogers at 859-344-3630. Additional camps offered by Coach Rogers and his staff include: Junior Camp, ages 4-8, 9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 for $60; and 9 a.m. to noon, July 18-21 for $60. The Junior Camp is a halfday camp geared for beginning athletes and offers a positive introduction to the game of basketball, with a focus on the fundamentals

needed to build great players. Senior Camp, ages 9-18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 20-23, cost, $110 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18-21, cost, $110. The Senior Camp is focused on developing skills and teaching new ones. Individualized instruction and competitive play offer opportunities for campers to improve their game. This is a teaching and learning camp with a heavy emphasis on instruction. Elite Guard's Academy, noon to 4 p.m., July 5-7, cost $100. The Elite Guards Academy focuses on the necessary skills that college coaches

expect from incoming guards, with specific emphasis on shooting techniques and defensive strategies. With experienced current and former college guards leading the sessions, campers gain valuable insight into what makes a great guard. This specialty camp includes video instruction, leadership training and emphasis on all of the skills required of a "coach on the floor." Whether campers are looking to make their team or make the move to the next level, this is the camp for guards serious about improving their game. In addition to camp t-

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Gateway Community and Technical College is offering its popular CSI Summer Camp again this year. The camp is free for current high school juniors and seniors and will run from 8 a.m. to noon, July 11-14 at Gateway’s Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway. Students will learn basic crime scene investigation techniques: fingerprinting, computer forensics, photography, interrogation. Space is limited so interested students should apply right away. For information, contact Amy Carrino at 859-442-1104 or

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St. Philip’s Church

St. Philip’s Church Festival, 4:30 p.m.-midnight, St. Philip’s Church, 1404 Mary Ingles Highway, Booths, funland for children, raffles and music. Chicken and roast beef dinners 4:308:30 p.m. Melbourne.

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St. Joseph Academy, 5-11 p.m., Friday, June 17; 4 p.m. - midnight, Saturday, June 18 at 48 Needmore Street, with carnival rides, games, food, grand raffle, wine tasting and sale, and live entertainment both nights. Call 4856444 for more information.


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St. Henry’s Summer Festival, 6-11 p.m., Friday, June 17; 5-11 p.m., Saturday, June 18; 4-

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St. Augustine Festival, 5-11 p.m. Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at 19th and Jefferson, with booth, games, kiddie land, refreshments, and music. Fish fry 5-8 p.m. on Friday and Spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday. Covington

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Are You ‘Feeling the Burn,’ or ‘In a Tight Squeeze?’ Most of us donned a pair of shorts for the first time Memorial Day weekend thanks to a spring filled with excessive rain and below average temperatures. With many feeling the “tight squeeze” of what extended periods indoors, a lack of exercise and too many M&M’s can bring, it beckons the burning question: “Why can’t I lose weight?” Many of us, if asked, know all the “how-to’s” of losing weight. We know the importance of water, we have experienced the success and insight journaling can bring and we know the points or calories of every meal from any restaurant in the tri-state area. Heck, places like Panera Bread even put the calories on their menu board for us now. But for some unknown reason when push comes to shove, or fork comes to mouth we make the wrong decisions. Why? The answer may surprise you. It doesn't come from a pill, a surgeon, or some weight loss guru who promises to hypnotize you into a smaller size. The answer to the burning weight loss

question of “why can’t I?” may really lie right inside of each one of us (pardon Julie theTcliché.) h i n k House about it like Community this, what do Recorder feelings you associguest ate with columnist weight loss? If you've been successful, you may say things like: hope, confidence, and joy. However, if success in the realm of weight loss has eluded you lately, then you can probably more closely identify with feelings of discouragement, worry, anxiety, and failure. And therein lies the answer. For years, studies have replicated the fact that if we want to experience success in any area of our lives (including weight loss), we must learn to cultivate a mindset of confidence and hope regarding the outcomes of our challenges. There are three keys to successfully cultivating a mindset of confidence and hope regarding weight loss.

One is focus. The dictionary defines focus as “adapting to a prevailing light to see more clearly.” Many of us want the world to adapt to our weight loss goals. Good luck with that one, because obesity rates are increasing in dramatic proportion. In 2009, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio all had obesity rates nearing 30 percent, with Kentucky actually surpassing at 31percent. This is alarming considering that just over 10 years ago there were no states in the country with obesity rates over 20 percent, and most were averaging 10-15 percent according to the Center for Disease Control. Our children are suffering too. Since 1980 the obesity rates in children and teens have tripled. So, instead of waiting for McDonald’s to adapt their menu to our goals and come out with a Big Mac that only has 150 calories, it’s time for us to adapt to our lifestyle to our goals. If you want the Big Mac, eat the Big Mac, but adapt the rest of your day accordingly! Which brings us to the second point, Engage. Get in the game. Too often, we go throughout our day hop-

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Local women sees good opportunities at Frisch’s When Ann Moore began her first Frisch’s position working in the drive-thru at age 16, she didn’t yet realize the path her career would follow. Now, almost 17 years later, Moore is a Frisch’s Big Boy manager who has served customers all over the Tristate and recently became the executive manager at the Covington Frisch’s. “I originally planned to go in a different direction after graduation from college,” said Moore. “But I realized that continuing with Frisch’s presented better opportunities and was a great fit with my personality and skills.” Upon graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in biology, Moore decided to continue at Frisch’s as her hard work and dedication throughout her high school and college years eventually earned a salaried assistant manager position. After more than five successful years as the execu-

Ann Moore began her first Frisch’s position working in the drive-thru at age 16. tive manager at the Frisch’s in Harrison, Ohio, Moore moved to the Covington, Ky., location. She credits the combination of empowered responsibility and structured support that Frisch’s offers managers as big reasons for her success. “Frisch’s teaches managers to run the business like you own it,” said Moore. “Yet you are part of a team with a highly organized support system and complete access to top management.” According to Mike Conner, vice president of human resources for Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc., Frisch’s managers must lead three concepts in one: a sit-down restaurant with full-service dining room; a high volume


Bridgetown resident Ann Moore, the executive manager at Frisch’s Big Boy in Covington, is always eager to meet customers. drive-thru with its own dedicated cooking and prep; and a buffet, with the daily Breakfast Bar and Soup, Salad ‘n Fruit Bar. As a result, the company both identifies talented

management candidates from within and recruits those with previous restaurant experience who want to take their career to the next level. Frisch’s provides a com-

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Gilbert L. Osborne, 44, 3931 Richardson Road, DUI alcohol at Richardson Road, June 3. Shelbi L. Hutchason, 19, 1529 Stephon Court Apt. 3, execution of warrant for FTA at Catalpa Drive, June 6. Troy L. Craddock, 18, 230 Derby Drive, execution of warrant for burglary at Hogreffe Road, June 8. Timothy W. Storms Jr., 24, 927 Ally

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IN THE SERVICE Gordon graduates from Coast Guard training

Coast Guard Seaman Bianca Gordon, daughter of Lovie Gordon of Covington, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J. The eight-week training program consisted of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, physical fitness, health and wellness,

first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. Gordon is a 2000 graduate of Holmes High School.

Baiter graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Kyle P. Baiter graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The nine weeks of training included studying the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and receiv-

ing instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Kyle is the son of Kimberley Baiter of Independence and a 2009 graduate of Simon Kenton High School.

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DEATHS Sr. Dorothy Blaker

Sr. Dorothy Marie Blaker, SND, 85, of Park Hills, formerly of Fort Mitchell, died June 10, 2011. She was a nursing assistant at St. Charles Care Center where she became acquainted with the Sisters of Notre Dame. She felt called to religious life and entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1979. Her husband, Chris Blaker, died in 1970. Survivors include her sons, Gary Blaker of Walton and Gregory Blaker of Florence; daughters, Karen Bolte of Union and Cheryl Kunkel of Independence; brother, Joseph Dressman; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was in the convent cemetery. Memorials: Sisters of Notre Dame, 1601 Dixie Hwy., Covington, KY 41011.

Mable Leona Bubenzer

Mable Leona Bubenzer, 94, of Covington, formerly of Vincennes, Ind., died June 9, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Erlanger and retired in 1975 as a sales associate with Shillito’s in Cincinnati. She served on the Kentucky Democratic Party Central Executive Committee 1976-1980 and was a member of the Kentucky and Kenton County Women’s Democratic Clubs, Northern Kentucky Chapter of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and the Suspension Bridge Committee. Her husband, Walter I. “Pete” Bubenzer, and a son, William I. Bubenzer, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Lee Morgan of Latonia; son, Mark Alan Bubenzer of Lexington; nine grandchildren; 20 greatgrandchildren; and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Bethany Lutheran Church, 3501 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger, KY 41018 or St. Elizabeth Hospice.

Stephanie Casterline

Stephanie Casterline, 32, of Independence, died June 3, 2011. A sister, Frankie Casterline, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Kayla Casterline; mother, Edythe Casterline; father, Frank Casterline; sister, Tiffaney Casey; and one grandchild. Burial was at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Owen Chandler

Owen Chandler, 80, of Independence, died June 7, 2011, at Gallatin Health Care Center in Warsaw. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle E. Chandler-Glacken of Independence; stepson, Steven Glacken of Latonia; two stepgrandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

Stephen Clark

Stephen Clark, 60, of Erlanger, died June 10, 2011, at his residence. He was a studio floor director for INC 6 Television Corp. and a member of the Northern Kentucky Zen Center. Survivors include his wife, Roxann Lail Clark; son, Andrew S. Clark of Independence; brother, Donald A. Clark of Lexington; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Stand up to Cancer, File 1224, 1801 W. Olympic Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91199-1224.

Her father, John Fryman, and mother, Nellie Rosella Fryman, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Amy Davis of Covington; son, Jonathon Fryman of Taylor Mill; brothers, John Fryman of Cold Spring, Timmy Fryman of Dayton, Amore Fryman of Bracken County, Ky., Roger Fryman of California and Donald Alexander of Cincinnati; sisters, Rosemary Lewis of Batavia, Ohio, and Nellie Nickell of Dayton; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Carthage, Ky.

41041 or American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.

William Lane

William Lane, 76, of Covington, died June 5, 2011. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, a self-employed contractor and member of American Legion Post No. 4 in Florence. Survivors include his loving companion, Rhonda Waddle of Covington; children, Terrie Ann Meister of Taylor Mill and Billie Lane Clark of Edgewood; brother, Allen Clayton Lane of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Mary Agnes Howard of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Janice Pauline Little of Sharpsburg, Ky.; stepdaughter, Ashlee Keel of Covington; three grandchildren; and his dogs, Dice, JR., Seven, Fluffy and Tag. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Humane Society of Northern Kentucky, 22 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

John Hearn Jr.

John M. Hearn Jr., 64, of Park Hills, died June 10, 2011, at his home. He was a union carpenter for more 30 years, served in the Vietnam War and volunteered at the Fort Thomas Domiciliary for more than seven years. His parents, John M. Hearn Sr. and Mary Leatha Starbeck Hearn of Edgewood, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Paula Summe Hearn; son, John M. Hearn III of Florence; daughter, Julia Hearn McDaniel of Independence; brother, Joseph Hearn; sister, Vivian Turton; and six grandchildren. Memorials: Julia McDaniel DBO John Hearn’s Grandchildren Education Fund c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

Anna Wilson Leake

Anna Lula Wilson Leake, 75, of Walton, died June 5, 2011, at her son’s residence. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Walton, where she taught the Friendship Sunday School Class for nearly 30 years, was the Women on Mission director and church clerk and historian. She retired from Cincinnati Gas & Electric and as City Clerk of Walton. She served on the Walton City Council and was instrumental in the establishment of the Walton-Verona Veteran’s Memorial. She was active in the Boone County Historical Society, the WaNa Club and the Gaines Tavern restoration. She was a contributing writer to the Boone County Recorder and an avid reader. Survivors include her children, Laura Britton of Burgin, Ky., and Rob of Independence; stepdaughter, Susan Charbonneau of Navarre, Fla.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery, Florence. Memorials: Walton-Verona Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 95, Walton, KY 41094.

Mary McNeese Hisel

Mary Helen McNeese Hisel, 71, of Falmouth, died June 11, 2011, at University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was a former employee of the South Side Day Care in Covington, former custodian for Pendleton County High School and a member of Turner Ridge Baptist Church in Pendleton County. Her husband, James Matthew Hisel, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Ramona Arnett of Terra Haute, Ind.; sisters, Bonnie Day of Cold Spring and Marcella Finnell of Covington; brother, John McNeese of Union; and one grandchild. Interment was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Turner Ridge Baptist Church or to the family for medical expenses.

Mitchell O’Banion

Mitchell Lawrence O’Banion, 17 months old, died June 1, 2011, in Franklin County, Ind. His maternal grandfather, Larry M. Snedicor, and paternal grandfather, Lawrence J. O’Banion, died previously. Survivors include his parents, Carmen D. Sickmeier and Lawrence J. O’Banion II of Independence; sisters, Mayzie O’Banion, Brittany Sickmeier, Carlei O’Banion and Madison Sickmeier, all of Independence; brothers, Andrew Sickmeier and Aiden O’Banion of Independence; maternal grandmother, Sharon Sickmeier of Erlanger; paternal grandmother, Carole Wilcox of Independence; maternal greatgrandmother, Jackelyn Smith of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy O’Banion of Florence Burial was at Independence

Bruce Kilgore

Bruce Kilgore, 66, of Independence, died June 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired electrician for Macy’s and served in the U.S. Army. His wife, Linda Kilgore, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Kindra Kilgore of Independence and Tracey Bellerjeau of West Chester, Ohio; brothers, Henry Kilgore of Tollesboro, Ky., and John Kilgore of Maysville; sisters, Wilma Rogers of Winchester, Ky., Lynn Lunsford of Fairfield, Ohio, Kathy Elliott of Williamsburg, Ohio, and Florence Kragler of Aberdeen, Ohio; and three grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Family Nurturing Center, 8275 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY

Cemetery. Memorials: Mitchell O’Banion Memorial Fund c/o any Fifth Third Bank.

Steveanna Runion

Steveanna Runion, 62, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Covington, died June 10, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Her mother, Irene Hensley, and a brother, Timothy Hensley, died previously. Survivors include her father, Robert C. Hensley of Petersburg; daughters, Kimberly Martin of Hagerstown, Md., and Kathleen Arrasmith of Ryland Heights; sons, William H. Runion Jr. and Alex R. Runion, both of Petersburg; sister, Deborah Hensley of Petersburg; brother, Robert Hensley of Burlington; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Thelma Schlickman

Thelma “Pelm” Schlickman, 92, of Crescent Springs, died June 5, 2011. She was a bookkeeper for Drs. Burger, Rich, Kumpe, Herringer and Bunnell, and a volunteer for St. Elizabeth Hospital, Guardian Angel School and The Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Survivors include her sisters, Rosemary Menkhaus of Taylor Mill and Ruth Ann Miller of Fort Mitchell. Burial was at St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, P.O. Box 17007, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Theresa Stulz Smith

Theresa Stulz Smith, 43, of Villa Hills, died June 7, 2011, at her residence. She was a teacher at St. Anthony School in Taylor Mill and a member at St. Joseph Church in Crescent Springs. Survivors include her mother, Jean Stulz of Edgewood; father, Charles Stulz of Edgewood; daughters, Marisa Smith and Caroline Smith of Villa Hills; brothers, Chris Stulz of Independence, David Stulz of Hebron, Danny Stulz and Andy Stulz of Florence; and maternal grandmother, Eunice O’Connell of Newport.

Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Anthony School, 485 Grand Ave., Taylor Mill, KY 41015 or St. Joseph School, 2470 Loraine Court, Crescent Springs, KY 41017.

Lawrence Stein

Lawrence Stein, 74, of Independence, died June 8, 2011, at his home. He was a retired switchman for Cincinnati Bell and a founding member of St. Barbara’s Parish, Erlanger. He was an amateur ham radio operator and enjoyed camping. A brother and his sister died previously. Survivors include his wife, Thelma “Ree” Stein; daughters, Theresa of Petersburg and Laura, Donna and Dianna, all of Independence; brother, Joseph Stein of Slidell, La.; 14 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Robert G. Stevers

Robert G. Stevers, 82, of Erlanger, died June 4, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a coordinator for Triumph Energy, a member of Catholic Order of Foresters and Lloyd Boosters, and formerly active with coaching knothole baseball. His wife, Antionette Stevers, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Joseph Stevers of Taylor Mill and Anthony Stevers of Independence; daughters, Marcia Riegler of Union and Mary Kay Thompson of Florence; sister, Estelle Nicholas of Union; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Madisonville Arts Center, c/o Circus Mojo, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Cincinnati OH 45227 or Campbell Lodge, 5161 Skyline Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

Robert ‘Bob’ Strategier

Robert Francis “Bob” Strategier, 85, of Covington, died June 5, 2011, at St. Charles Care Center. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, worked as a supervisor for the Treasury Department Bureau of

Public Debts in Parkersburg, W.Va., and was a member of Mother of God Church. Survivors include his cousin, Louise Barclay of Carlsbad, Calif. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery. Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

Pauline Sutton

Pauline Eleanor Sutton, 81, of Erlanger, died June 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth. She was a member of Nicholson Christian Church, worked for Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Association as an executive, and greeted customers at Walmart. Survivors include her husband, Donald; daughter, Tracy O’Keefe of Taylor Mill; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials: Northern Kentucky Kids Against Hunger, P.O. Box 15511, Latonia, KY 41015.

James Trent

James Trent, 47, of Covington, died June 7, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was known to many as “Big Jim”, “Tiny” or “Crusher”. Survivors include his wife, Katrina Trent; son, James Trent Jr. of Dayton; sister, Kathy Trent of Dayton; brother, Leonard Trent of Hamilton, Ohio; and one grandchild. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: James Trent Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 15093, Covington, KY 41015.

Anthony Whittamore

Anthony “Tony” Wayne Whittamore, 49, of Demossville, died June 5, 2011, at his home. He was a disabled union iron worker and attended Demossville Baptist Church. Survivors include his son, Johnny H. Whittamore of Henderson, Ky.; daughter, Julie M. Whittamore of Williamstown; mother and stepfather, Sue and Steve Clark of Independence; brothers, Tim Whittamore of Independence, Stephen Clark, Doug Whittamore and Danny Whittamore, all of Union, Edward Whittamore of Florence and Steven Whittamore of Crittenden; and one grandchild.

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Odas ‘Larry’ Cutlip

Odas Lawrence “Larry” Cutlip, 71, of Williamstown, died June 5, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked in drywall installation and construction. Two sisters, Margaret Geraldine Cutlip and Teresa Charmain Carr; and two brothers, Robert Lee Cutlip and Delvin Wayne Cutlip, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Betty Claudine Wilson Cutlip; daughters, Teresa Carlene Cutlip Redman of Morning View and Connie Sue D’Avignon of Williamstown; son, Odas Lawrence Cutlip III of Williamstown; sisters, Eula Mae Cutlip Robinson of Huntington, W.Va., Nyla Jean Cutlip Campbell of Hot Springs, Va., Carolyn Sue Cutlip Ray of Orlando, Fla., and Kristena Hope Carr Walker of Alto, Ga.; and brothers, Curtis Eduard Cutlip and Michael Lynn Cutlip, both of Rupert, W.Va. Burial was in Mason Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Delores “Dee Dee” Fryman, 58, of Southgate, died June 10, 2011, in Fort Thomas. She was a cook with Frisch’s and a member of Newport Pentecostal Holiness Church.

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