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Growth and change

Welcome to the first issue of the South Kenton Recorder, which is dedicated to serving Independence and Taylor Mill. Read this week’s column by Editor Brian Mains Editor Brian Mains explaining the changes to the paper and what the South Kenton Recorder plans to do for residents in these growing communities. NEWS, A2

Local events

Want a full schedule of what is happening at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Library this week? Check out our new calendar of events on page B8. There are also home grown community columns on page B3 and page B5, along with local church listings and religion notes on page B6. Submit your own news to

Community Choice

From east to west, north and south, whatever community you’re in, we know you love your local pizza place, have your favorite beauty salon, and won’t miss your favorite local festival. Now you can show all of your favorites how much you love them by voting for them in the 2011 Community Choice Awards! Vote online at communitychoice. Everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win a $250 gift card!

Independence fireworks celebrate ‘home of the brave’


Vito's Fireworks show during the City of Independence's Fourth of July Festival July 2.

By Regan Coomer

INDEPENDENCE - If Independence resident David Haynes can’t feel the fireworks boom in his chest, he’s not standing close enough. “When they went off I was thinking ‘This is Independence. This is what it is really about,’” Haynes said after the city’s Fourth of July Celebration July 2. See The Vietnam vetpages eran, who served in the Navy, is proud A4, A5 of his city’s annual for more fireworks. photos. “It’s just great when you have a city named Independence and we put on a celebration like this.” A crowd of 20,000 people fell to a hush before the 30 minute fireworks show, presented by Vito’s Fireworks of Independence Saturday evening. Many viewers, like Independence resident Carol Blanker, agreed the 2011 show was the best yet, especially with the never-before-seen 1,000 salute finale in honor of the military. “I come every year,” she said. “There was a lot of variety. It was unbelievable.” Mayor Chris Moriconi was proud of the courtesy people showed one another during the celebration. “There have been no problems, no incidents,” he said. “It speaks volumes of the families out here.” Independence Police Captain Tony Lucas, who helped organize the event, said he watched a teenager stop what he was doing to help an individual in a wheelchair. “People go out of their way to


Alicia Beach, Miss Kenton County, smiles and waves in the Independence parade Saturday. The Kenton County Fair kicks off Monday, July 11. help each other,” he said. Moriconi was also pleased with the city’s float, which featured a 14-foot-high replica of the Declaration of Independence. “It’s our parade, so I thought we should have something that signifies Independence,” said Moriconi of the float, which was built by the city’s public works department. “It was exactly what I wanted.” Lucas and Moriconi said they were grateful for the volunteers, vendors and sponsors that make the event possible. “We couldn’t do it without them,” Moriconi said. “I couldn’t be any happier.”



Melinda and John Mills stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth at the Independence Fourth of July Celebration Friday evening.

Todd Kleier and Sean Barth of the Independence Fire Department stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth at the Independence 4th of July Festival Friday evening.

A fair time

The Kenton County Fair board is making final preparations for a week long event that brings residents of Kenton County together. From 4-H events to derbies to rides, live events and beauty pageants, there is something for everyone this year. Fair board President Allen Jones describes it as a “county reunion.” Read more about the fair, which starts July 11, and see a full schedule of events. LIFE, B1


Grace and Emma Holtkamp stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth at the Independence Fourth of July Celebration Friday evening.


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Two-year-old Arden Clary of Independence smiles after taking a big bite of her rainbow-sprinklebedazzled ice cream cone at the Independence Fourth of July Celebration July 2.


Wayne Hammond from Morning View rides his horse with several other riders from Northern Kentucky in the Independence parade Saturday.


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The South Kenton Recorder says hello What you hold in your hands is the result of growth experienced in the heart of Kenton County during the past decade. With an expanding community of businesses and families, anchored by a rich history, Independence, Taylor Mill and South Kenton have exciting stories being lived every day. The mission of the new South Kenton Recorder is to engage, celebrate and chronicle these vibrant communities as they continue to grow and change, with an eye to the past. I consider myself lucky to be part of this community, having been raised in Independence. I remember skating the hazards of crossing the two-laned Madison Pike with no stoplights to go to Roxies as a child to get a pack of gum, and then long summers as a teenager at the Taylor Mill Swim Club. There was watching retail grow from a school bus window when Kroger opened as I went to Simon Kenton High School (don’t worry Scott, we at the Recorder have much respect and love for your school, too). And now the spectacular fireworks display celebrated each Fourth of July weekend at that spot impresses



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crowds of thousands. When I manned the South Kenton Recorder booth this past weekend at the Independence Fourth of July Celebration, I saw a lot friends, both old and Brian of new, as we took photos Mains and handed out fans. I Editor's was again impressed notebook by just how much my hometown has grown, yet continues to find ways to remain “home.” I’m very excited to be part of the community as editor of the South Kenton Recorder and contributor to sister websites at and I hope what you find in your newly named paper today is a solid reflection of the community many of us grew up in and where many recently moved to plant roots and raise their families. You will find news, library activities, church listings, calendar items, prep sports, community columnists, and those voices who have something to say on our viewpoints page. There is always room for more,

here and online. We at the South Kenton Recorder are putting forth greater effort to seek out, collect, and hopefully have submitted all the good news of proud parents, grandparents, schools, churches, sports clubs and small business owners in this publication to reflect this growing community. In our increasingly digital world you can do that online at Another is to contact me directly through email at I, and the South Kenton Recorder, can often be found live online on Facebook at and as well. Calling me at 513-264-6370 is always an option, too. Nothing will ever replace a simple phone conversation about issues of interest or concern, because, really, it is to let you tell us how your South Kenton Recorder can better serve you. Brian Mains is the editor of the South Kenton Recorder

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The South Kenton Youth Football and Cheerleading group will be handing out equipment 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Simon Kenton High School’s practice field. Look for the big white trailer while there. For more information

At the Park

The city of Independence is hosting its Art in the Park programs 10 a.m. to noon, July 8 at the Memorial Park shelter. This Friday’s art lesson will surround wire sculpture. There is an materials fee $8. Also, on Friday night the city will hold its annual movie night beginning at dusk at the amphitheater in Memorial Park. For more information call 356-5302.

Friday night flicks

The city of Taylor Mill will host its free Friday Night Flick in Pride Park from 8:45 to 11


David Millard and Tom Nicodemus read off the name of the Senior Center quilt raffle at the city's annual Fourth of July Celebration. p.m. Friday, July 8. This week’s featured film is “Grease.” The movie is rated PG. Grilled concessions will be available beginning at 7 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs.

Commission meeting

The Taylor Mill City Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Taylor Mill Commission Chambers, located at 5225 Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill. For more information

please contact Jill Bailey, City Administrator, at 859-5813234.

Quilt winner

The winner of the July 2 Quilt Drawing was Mildred Rains of Covington. Mildred is a board member of the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky and a past Covington City Commissioner. The quilt drawing was part of the weekend festivities hosted by the Independence Senior and Community Center.

Thefts from cars put residents on alert By Regan Coomer

KENTON COUNTY - A string of car break-ins in Taylor Mill and Independence means residents should be extra cautious and remove valuables from their vehicles, police say. Unlocked cars are targeted for a “crime of opportunity,” said Taylor Mill Police Sgt. Karen Spanyer. “Someone walks by a car and they see it’s not locked and they just go and rifle

through the car and see what they can find.” In the last week, about 10 break-ins have occurred all over the city, Spanyer said. Unknown suspects have stolen iPods, GPS units, tools and more from unlocked vehicles in Independence, said Police Captain John Lonaker. Usually, there are about 10 reported car break-ins each month, Lonaker said. In the past five days, however, there have been six break-ins across the city.

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“They’re taking anything of value they can take quickly and get rid of quickly,” he said. Spanyer said it’s normal for a string of car break-ins to occur in the summertime. “Kids are out of school for the summer and they’re getting into cars and taking spare change, GPS’s and everything else that may be laying around in locked cars,” she said. Keeping your car safe from thieves is simple, Spanyer said. “Lock your car. Don’t leave valuables inside,” she said; adding that if you must keep valuables in your car, make sure they’re out of sight. Spanyer also recommends removing the GPS suction cup from the windshield when it’s not in use. To be on the safe side, residents should also write down the make, model and serial number for any electronic valuables that are usually kept in their cars, Lonaker said. “It makes the investigation a lot easier,” he said As always, residents should call police if they notice anyone suspicious in the neighborhood, Spanyer said. Call Taylor Mill Police at 581-1192 or the Independence Police at 356-2697 to report seeing anything suspicious.


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Knuk-N-Futz Summit View iPads assist students closed temporarily By Deborah Kohl Kremer Contributor


Knuk-N-Futz restaurant on Ky. 16 received minor damage on Sunday when a fire started inside a front wall of the restaurant. Halpin estimates the fire caused about $10,000 in damages to the Knuk n Futz. Novesl, who opposed Kenton County’s smoking ban, finds it somewhat funny that the fire was caused by an individual smoking outside, rather than inside, the building. “I thought, ‘Well, God, isn’t that ironic?’ We’re expecting to find something from the inside, but it was outside,� he said. As of Tuesday July 5, Novesl is in the process of reviewing his insurance policy and waiting to talk with the health department. “We hope to put up a temporary wall and at least open the bar and the first few tables in the dining room,� he said. “We’ll be doing the best thing we can.� In the meantime, Novesl said he’s “greatly appreciative� of the friends and patrons who have called and texted asking if they can help. “Thank you for your concerns, comments and prayers. We’ll be open as fast as humanly possible,� he said. For more information about the Knuk n Futz, call 261-9464.

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TAYLOR MILL - A minor structure fire Sunday evening damaged the front wall of the Knuk n Futz bar and restaurant, located at 5468 Taylor Mill Road. The restaurant is currently closed, but owner Kevin Novesl hopes to re-open the restaurant partially by Thursday, July 7. Patrons noticed smoke coming from the right, front wall of the restaurant around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The Taylor Mill Fire Department responded - tearing down the inside wall as well as the outside when the smoke’s source wasn’t found. Taylor Mill Fire Chief Dennis Halpin, who called in the Kenton County Task Force to investigate the fire’s origins, believes a patron threw down a cigarette outside the restaurant, which then rolled in the crack between the pavement and the building itself, smoldering for several hours before turning into a full-fledged fire. “We opened up the wall and found a fire that was just getting ready to be very active,� he said. One firefighter sustained minor injuries, a sprain to the hand and foot, while fighting the fire, Halpin said. Taylor Mill firefighters spent two hours locating and taking care of the fire; Covington’s fire/ems department was on-call for the rest of Taylor Mill during that period, Halpin said.

INDEPENDENCE - A partnership between Summit View Elementary and Duke Energy placed Apple iPad tablet computers in the hands of 25 fourth-grade students for the school year. And, according to end-of-year student testing, these specific fourth-graders scored far better than their counterparts in typical classrooms. “These students showed growth in math, reading, language and science,� said Joe Chavez, science, technology, engineering and math consultant for Kenton County Schools. The students, who received the classroom iPads in September, were tested via the Measures of Academic Progress twice during the school year and Chavez said the results from this group of students were consistently higher. Summit View teacher Renee Kidwell was excited but a little overwhelmed when she found out her class would be receiving the iPads. “Initially I had planned to just incorporate them into my science class,� she said. “But the more we used them, I realized there were also great apps for math, grammar and reading.� She said by Christmas


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break they were using them all day, every day and the newness never wore off. “I have never seen children so engaged in every lesson, with such an enthusiasm to their attitude of learning,� she said. “Sometimes they thought they were playing games but really they were learning academics.� Chavez said the mode of delivering information to the students is what kept them interested. “They are used to having so many stimuli at the same time, why would you try to slow them down?� he said.

Karen Monday of Duke Energy monitored the program closely. “We hoped all year we would see increases in the student scores, but the improved engagement level of the students was obvious right from the start,� said Monday, who is vice president, foundation and business management. “They have also mastered other skills such as email, PowerPoint and an overall confidence that I think is incredible for fourth-grade students.� Monday explained that the goal of the program was

to focus on STEM education, which will be critical for the workforce of the future. With such success, they hope to expand next year. “First, we are letting this group of fourth-graders take the iPads to fifth grade, and giving Ms. Kidwell’s incoming fourth grade class a new set,� she said. “We also plan to further expand inside Kenton County Schools and are looking at other potential schools on both sides of the river. We believe this program is making an impact and that is what we want from our foundation dollars.�

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Two-year-old Parker Manson of Independence loves the fire trucks, but stands a little way back just to be safe at the annual parade in Independence.

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A shower of gold filled the sky during the City of Independence's Fourth of July Celebration July 2. Independence business Vito's Fireworks presented the 30-minute fireworks show, which featured a fireworks waterfall and American flag.


Independence celebrates the 4th Thousands of residents from the area came to the heart of Independence to celebrate the Fourth of July this past weekend. From parades to pony rides those who attended enjoyed two days of festivities on July 1-2. The annual summer event in Independence was capped off by a fireworks show provided by Vito’s after dark on July 2. Here is just a glimpse at all that happened over those two days. For more photos browse


Aaron Geiser of Independence and his dog Reecie walked beside the Republic Bank float Saturday in the annual Independence Day parade.



Nate Yunker, Jane Perkins, Brandon Perkins and Meredith Perkins stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth.


Tom and Kathy Nicodemus of Independence with their granddaughter Corina Robison stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth at the Independence 4th of July Festival Saturday evening.

Kaela, Luci and Tracy King stops by the South Kenton Recorder booth at the Independence Fourth of July Celebration Friday evening.


Todd Hollenbach, State Treasurer for Kentucky, walks and shakes hands in the Fourth of July parade Saturday.



The Kenton County Republican Women's Club ride in a red convertible for the Independence Fourth of July parade Saturday.

Abby Fortney, Gracie Hearld, Sally Fortney and Elise Fortney stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth.



Jonnah and Jonathan Baker of Independence.

John Richardson, president of the Independence Business Association, stops by the South Kenton Recorder booth.


Elaine Jarboe, Independence, came to the parade with her sister, Janie Stolz of Covington, and her granddaughter, Corinne Jarboe, 5, of Florence.



Jacklyn and Madison Steinman stop by the South Kenton Recorder booth at the Independence 4th of July Festival Friday evening.

The Independence Businessmen Association had a float in the annual Independence Fourth of July parade Saturday. John Richardson, middle, waves at the crowd.


Belle, a mascot from the Florence Freedom Baseball team, is a big hit with the children in the Independence Fourth of July parade.


A crowd of 20,000 people oohed over Independence's annual fireworks show July 2.


Republic Bank sported a unique float for the Fourth of July parade in Independence Saturday.

The Kenton County Fire Insurance float has a definite patriotic theme.



Several people ride on the float from Community Family Church in the annual Fourth of July parade in Independence.


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Andrew Sipple of Taylor Mill shows off his orange and red take on the American flag July 1. The children used crayon and paint on a white background, printed with lyrics from “The Star Spangled Banner,” to make their flags.

Preparations for the July Fourth holiday got artistic at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library July 1. Taking inspiration from artist Jasper Johns’ famous painting of the American flag, called “Flag,” the children used crayon and paint to create their own version of the flag during the program, called Arting Around. The flags were painted/colored onto a sheet of paper printed with lyrics from “The Star Spangled Banner.” Kids were encouraged to mix warm and cool colors to create the red and blue portions of their American flags, using a technique


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Fiona Blanchet (left) and Zoe Mansfield of Independence gear up for the holiday weekend with their take on the American flag July 1.

Independence resident Jensen Ruble prepares for July 4 with her version of artist Jasper Johns’ famous painting, “Flag” at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library July 1.

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All-NDA final goes to Lottman By James Weber

Pandas past and present met in the finals of the Northern Kentucky Women’s Amateur golf championship June 30 in Independence. Kristin Lottman, a 2008 Notre Dame Academy graduate, won her second championship in three years by defeating incoming NDA sophomore Jill Edgington. Lottman won 3 & 1 in the final’s match-play format. Lottman will start her junior season at the University of Alabama-Birmingham this fall. “I really want to have a good season so when I get back to school, I want to be playing well,”

said Lottman, a former NDA standout. The competitors in the tourney were divided into flights based on a qualifying round, then played three matches for the title of their flight. A Pandas teammate of Edgington, Sydney Swingos, was runnerup in the Bluegrass flight, the highest consolation group. She lost to former Boone County High School golfer and current Georgetown College player Lauren Kohake.

Championship flight

Final: Kristin Lottman d. Jill Edgington 3&1. Semifinals: Edgington d. Laura Schild (3&2), Lottman d. Lori Eberle (7&5). Quarterfinals: Edgington d. Libby Moses (2&1), Schild d. Angela Pugliano (1-up),

Curley adjusting well with Freedom By James Weber

Chris Curley’s second year in professional baseball has been smooth in some ways, but rough in others. The former Beechwood High School standout has been sleeping in his own bed while he plays for the Florence Freedom this year. In the first month of the season, he has become one of the top offensive players in the Frontier League. In the field, it has been a different story, as Curley has been adjusting to playing extended time at second base for the first time in his baseball career. That has not been smooth, as Curley has 13 errors in his first 37 games, including two in a loss to Rockford June 30. Seven of the errors have come at shortstop. Curley has played third base most of his life. “I have to learn to move to my right instead of my left,” he said. “That’s a big difference. It’s just instinct. I just have to get used to it.” Curley was a standout bat and pitcher at Beechwood. He hit 11 homers his senior year in 2006, helping the Tigers finish as state runner-up. He went 9-0 on the mound that year including a complete-game shutout in the semifinals. He played college ball at Campbellsville, becoming one of the top players in the NAIA in three years. Curley was named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American as a junior, hitting .403 with 19 home runs. In his three-year


Florence Freedom second baseman Chris Curley warms up between innings during a June 30 Frontier League professional baseball game.


Florence Freedom shortstop Kevin Haas throws to first for the double play during a June 30 Frontier League professional baseball game. career at CU, he broke records for home runs in a single season (19), career home runs (37), career hits (219) and career RBI (163). His career batting average is .386. He played in the Atlanta Braves organization in 2010 but was released during spring training. With the Freedom, he is hitting .333 through June 30 with nine home runs and 36 RBI. He was third in the league in both homers and RBI. “I just try not to think

Lottman d. Abigail Gulla (4&3), Eberle d. Deana Clarke (2-up).

Bluegrass flight

Final: Lauren Kohake d. Sydney Swingos 3&2. Semifinals: Kohake d. Katie-Scarlett Skinner (20 holes), Swingos d. Donna Oldendick (6&5). Quarterfinals: Skinner d. Leslie Moreton (1up), Kohake d. Joyce Callery (4&3), Oldendick d. Nancy Creevy (5&4), Swingos d. Candy Begnoche (1-up).

Dixie flight

Final: Lisa O’Brien d. Susan Sullivan 5&3. Semifinals: Sullivan d. Carol Lowry (5&4), O’Brien d. Dixie McClurg (21 holes). Quarterfinals: Sullivan d. Marty Smiley (2&1), Lowry d. Wendy Curry (20 holes), O’Brien d. Richie Hedges (5&4), McClurg d. Sandy Gerrein (1-up).

Derby flight

Final: Donna Remley d. Pam Haines 6&5. Semifinals: Remley d. Pat Ruth (2-up), Haines

d. Debra Bertke (1-up). Quarterfinals: Ruth d. Lettie Burch (4&2), Remley d. Becky Claypool (1-up), Berke d. Mary Jo Sybert (4&3), Haines d. Judy Keefe (2-up).

Cardinal flight

Final: Janet Woerner d. Debbie Mulford 1-up. Semifinals: Mulford d. Janet Kaiser (19 holes), Woerner d. Marion Caseldine (19 holes). Quarterfinals: Kaiser d. Dana Baute-Lambert (1-up), Mulford d. Janell Miller (3&1), Caseldine d. Sandy Knarr (1-up), Woerner d. Lynn Morrow (1-up).

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Final: Carol Haven d. Elaine Sanson 2-up. Semifinals: Haven d. Loredana Mignhetti (7&6), Sanson d. Ruth Steman (3&1).

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Three Freedom players league all-stars Florence Freedom outfielder Cole Miles, infielder Chris Curley and catcher Justin Holloway have been selected as Frontier League All-Stars. They will be a part of the West squad for the All-Star Game at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio, home of the Lake Erie Crushers. Miles was named a starting outfielder for the West after hitting .341 during his first 39 games of the season, the fifthbest average in the Frontier League. He is also second in the league with 59 hits, second with 21 stolen bases and leads the league with six triples. The former 19th-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2005 has 20 multi-hit games in his first season with the Freedom. Curley, a Beechwood High School graduate from Edgewood, was selected as a reserve infielder. He leads the league with 36 runs scored, is tied for eighth with a .331 batting average, ranks tied for fourth with nine homers and is tied for second with 38 RBI. Curley is also a former Braves farmhand who spent the last two seasons in the organization before too much, make solid contact,” he said. “The ball is falling in more for me.” “He has the ability to hit any pitch,” first-year Freedom manager Fran Riordan said earlier this season. “He’s the kind of hitter who knows what his strengths are and really plays to his strengths in the batter’s box. He does a great job of staying inside the ball and I think he has one of the most polished two-strike approaches on our ball club. He’s been getting an opportunity to play here every day and we’re seeing his offensive capability. We’re sure glad to have him.” Curley eventually wants

coming to Florence in 2011. Holloway, in his second season with the Freedom, was named a reserve catcher. The Pasadena, Texas, native is hitting .297 with three homers and 14 RBI in 18 games this season. He has hit safely in 13 of those 18 contests and is batting .310 with two homers and eight RBI in his last eight games. Florence, 22-19 through July 4, is 7.5 games out of first place in the West Division. They start a three-game series at Rockford on Tuesday before coming home for a three-game series against Traverse City from Friday through Sunday to take them into the AllStar break. The Florence Freedom Professional Baseball team is a member of the independent Frontier League. Tickets for this coming weekend and any other home game can be purchased and printed in advance at or by calling the Freedom box office at (859) 594-HITS (4487). See more sports coverage at presspreps.

to get back into the Major League system but is enjoying his time playing at home in front of family and friends. “I’ve had a lot of fun playing here,” he said. “I get to see family every night. You can’t beat that.” While the Freedom have struggled of late with a 1918 record through June 30, Curley is optimistic the team can make a run as they have just hit the one-third marker of the season. “We’ve hit a bit of a rough spot lately, but we’re turning it around,” he said. “We’ll be fine. We all get along well and have fun in the locker room.”


Laura Schild of Twin Oaks Golf Course reacts to a missed putt on the 15th hole during match play in the semi-final round of the Northern Kentucky Women’s Amateur golf tournament played at The Fox Run of The Golf Courses of Kenton County in Independence .

Taylor Mill off to good start By James Weber

Taylor Mill Swim Club is 2-1 in dual meets through the first three weeks of the Northern Kentucky Swim League season. Taylor Mill has beaten Oakbrook 445-242, lost to Beechwood 427-328 and beat Bluegrass 402-367. Taylor Mill is led by veteran high school swimmers such as Tyler Groneck, a 2011 Scott High School graduate headed to swim for Western Kentucky University. Siblings Robby Larson and Kirsten Larson, both Calvary Christian standouts, have also been triple winners this year. Whitney Sprague, an incoming junior at Dixie Heights, was a multiple Kentucky state qualifier last year. Other Scott High varsity veterans such as Michael Sherrard, Bridget Fallis and the Fox diving family of Lindsey, Rachael and Nick

Siblings Robby Larson and Kirsten Larson, both Calvary Christian standouts, have also been triple winners this year. have been key contributors. In the younger age groups, Stephanie Meyer, Alex Schoborg and Andrea Frickman were all triple winners against Oakbrook. Meyer and Sprague have best times in the league in several events through three weeks. On the boys side, Brendan Meyer has three season bests in the league in the 13-14 age group. Robby Larson has one and Groneck three. Taylor Mill hosts Brookwood July 7, goes to Cherry Hill July 14 and hosts Ludlow-Bromley July 21. Diving is at the opposite site two days before each swim meet.

SIDELINES NFL Youth Football Camp

Former Cincinnati Bengals NFL player Bruce Kozerski will host a free NFL Youth Football Camp for ages 714 from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12, at Eva G. Farris Sports Complex, 4524 Virginia Ave., Covington. For more information, contact the Holy Cross High School office at 859431-1335 or visit

Ben-Gals cheer, dance camp

The Ben-Gals will host a Cheer and Dance Camp for girls ages 5-15 from 6-9 p.m. July 5-8. The camp will focus on technique, choreography and general fitness. Participants will also learn sideline cheers and new warmup and stretching exercises.

Dance Camp & Fun will be Tuesday-Wednesday, July 5-6, at Oak Hills High School football field, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati. Campers will perform a “Camp Dance” for the Special Olympics Celebrity Softball Game on Thursday, July 7, at the Florence Freedom Ball Park. On Friday, July 8, there will be a Camp Party at the high school with food, games, giveaways and prizes. The cost is $65 and includes a camp T-shirt. For more information and a registration form, visit Click on Cheerleaders and then Summer Camp. Contact Julie at or 513-3752813.

Time to register for Bluegrass State Games By James Weber

Registration deadlines are fast approaching for Kentucky’s annual version of the Summer Olympics, the Bluegrass State Games. Kentucky residents are invited to participate in a number of sports throughout July and August. An opening ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Whitaker Bank Park. Registration for many sports will be online or onsite only after the first week

of July. Visit for more information or registration on a particular sport. One event will be in Northern Kentucky, skateboarding July 22-24 at Ollie’s Skatepark in Florence, which often hosts XGames type events. If you are participating this year, drop us a line at or 859578-1054 and you may be included in a future story. 5K Run/Walk: July 16, Nicholasville. Baseball, 10U: Aug. 5-7,

Lexington. Baseball, 12U: July 2931, Lexington. Baseball, 8U: July 29-31, Lexington. Baseball, 7U: July 29-31, Lexington. Basketball: July 23, Lexington. Bowling: July 23-24, Lexington. Cheer and Dance: Oct. 29, Georgetown. Chess: July 16, Winchester. Cornhole: July 23, Lexington. Cross country: Aug. 20, Lexington.

Cycling: July 10, Lexington. Disc Golf: July 16, Lexington. Fencing: Aug. 6, Louisville. Flag Football: July 3031, Lexington. Golf: July 23-24: Lexington. Lacrosse: July 16, Lexington Martial Arts: July 30, Frankfort. Mountain Biking: July 17, Frankfort. Racquetball: July 16-17, Lexington. Sailing, yachts: Aug. 13,

Grand Rivers. Sailing: July 23, Louisville. Shooting: July 10-17, various. Skateboarding: July 2224, Florence. Soccer: July 16-17, 2324, Versailles and Lexington. Softball: July 8-31, Lexington, Richmond. Swimming: July 30-31, Lexington. Table Tennis: July 24, Lexington. Tee Ball: July 15-17, Lexington. Tennis: July 8-10, Lex-

ington. TOPS Soccer: July 16, Lexington. Ultimate Frisbee: July 23-24, Berea. Volleyball, indoor: July 29-31, Lexington. Volleyball, outdoor: July 15-17, Frankfort and Lexington. Wrestling: July 22-23, Lexington. See more sports coverage at spreps.



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In response to Congressman Davis's recent editorial about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), I share his concern about employers dropping health care coverage for their employMark Boyd ees. I disagree his solution Community with and his summaRecorder ry how this law guest will affect the columnist health of Kentucky patients. There are many benefits for Kentucky citizens in the new law while maintaining private insurance and encouraging competition in the health insurance industry: eliminates denial for pre-existing conditions; eliminates lifetime limits; covers children up to age 26; adds insurance coverage for 32,000,000 Americans who currently do not have insurance; provides small-business tax breaks; limits premium increases; creates high-risk insurance pools; and decreases Medicare drug costs. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the regulation, on net, will reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by a small amount--roughly 0.5 percent – primarily by reducing the amount of labor that workers choose to supply, not by job losses. One leading health care expert, John Sheils of the Lewin group, puts the loss at between 150,00 300,000 jobs, mainly at or near the minimum wage. These losses would be offset in the coming years by increased jobs in the health care industry (hospitals, doctor's offices and insurance companies). The CBO officially scored the new law as self-financing. It will actually reduce the federal deficit over the next 10 years and beyond. They predict that if efforts to appeal the law were successful, repeal would increase the deficit by $230 billion over the next 10 years. Keeping the new law in place will help the budget, not bust it. I believe every adult needs to take greater personal responsibility for their health care and their health care costs. High-risk personal behaviors that affect an individual's health, even for our Medicaid patients, need to have increased cost in a reformed health care system. But there is much misinformation about “mandates:” the PPACA does not require small businesses to provide coverage. It exempts those with 50 or fewer workers. What's more, the law does not actually require that “everybody” get insurance. It merely requires that everybody who is financially capable and likely to use medical care make a financial contribution toward the cost, while leaving choices about what form that contribution takes. This is necessary to preserve an effective private insurance riskpool. With out it, the private insurance market could collapse. Both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association support PPACA. I believe the law is in the best interest of Kentucky's longterm fiscal health and will lead to improved health of citizens in the Commonwealth. I encourage Congressman Davis to work on bipartisan ways to improve the implementation of this law to better serve the health of Kentuckians. Mark A. Boyd, MD President, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians


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John Middleton, Kenton County Circuit Clerk, waves to the crowd in the Independence Fourth of July parade Saturday.

JFK column needs a date with reality I am no fan of JFK or the “Great” Society myself, but Tom Wurtz’s June 30 column is one of the most ludicrous indictments of labor unions that I’ve ever been displeased to read. Wurtz writes that collective bargaining rights (now being rolled back in Ohio and Wisconsin) are the cause for our current financial mess because the benefits that unions demand have pushed the country into massive debt. He praises Teddy Roosevelt for prohibiting the negotiation of workers’ pay and promoting a free market. Perhaps he is unfamiliar with an event called the Great Depression—an economic panic any eleventh grader can tell you was caused by a lack of market regulation, relentless greed, and

were elected, forgot their campaign slogans and snatched back the worker’s ability to obtain his or her basic fair share. Wurtz calls for us to defend the helpless “taxpayers” against wicked union members. Here’s some news— those wicked union members are “the taxpayers,” and staying under the thumb of fat cats who could care less about workplace injuries or salary freezes is not the best way to “defend” them. According to Wurtz, the Democrats have mortgaged the country’s future by promising pensions to public workers. I suppose the Republicans’ trillion-dollar, no-return investments in fruitless foreign wars have nothing to do with our current debt debacle. George W. Bush had seven years to stop signing war

spending bills—but I guess all that falls under the umbrella of defending that invisible, idealized “taxpayer” that free-market quacks love to mention. Unions would never have been necessary if not for the worst impulses of the human heart. My father is a driver for the USPS and a member of the American Postal Workers’ Union. If he did not have their protection, his healthcare might not cover our family, his salary might not cover a weeks’ grocery and gas, and his hours would certainly be irregular and torturous, based on the whims of corporate management. He is a “taxpayer.” In our home we are part of “We the People”…and we are union. Anthony Otten is a resident from Erlanger

Needed reform: The REINS Act Some utility companies in Kentucky announced in May that they would need to raise electricity rates by about 20 percent over the next five years in order to pay for the upgrades necessary to meet stricter federal environmental regulations. These new rules and the resulting increase in utility rates will make it more difficult for families to pay their bills, and will leave job creating businesses with less money to grow and hire new employees. These rules were not passed by Congress; they were put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency. This is a great example of why I have proposed the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. The REINS Act would require greater accountability by the people's elected representatives for regulations that have a major impact on the American economy.

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cronyism in an administration that only listened to those with dollar signs next to their names. Wurtz defines “weak politicians” as those who favor providing healthcare or retirement benefits to workers. What would a “strong politician” be in his mind? An unscrupulous, fat-fingered toady for corporate interests, who spends decades wringing all the life he can from an oppressed workforce and then tosses the survivors into the dump? Democrats may have bent over backwards for labor’s interests, but meanwhile our latest Republicans, as soon as they

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As the economy remains stalled, there is increased pressure on Members of Congress to do something about the increasing reguU.S. Rep. latory burdens Geoff Davis on job creators. Bipartisan supCommunity port for the Recorder REINS Act has guest grown to 149 columnist co-sponsors in the House and twenty-seven co-sponsors in the Senate. As Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia explained when announcing his support of the bill, “The REINS Act is a commonsense measure that will help protect and create jobs by reining in needless or burdensome regulations, and will put responsibility

back where it belongs - in the hands of the people who are elected to govern and lead this great nation.” The State of West Virginia lost more than two hundred jobs in June when American Electric Power announced the closure of three power plants because of new onerous federal regulations. The REINS Act would require Congressional accountability for such rules, instead of huge faceless bureaucracies essentially dictating cost increases for consumers and job creators. During his testimony at a recent Senate hearing to review legislative proposals to address federal regulation, Senator Rand Paul [KY] pointed out that even if Members of Congress like a regulation or think it is necessary, we should still vote on rules that will have a substantial impact on our economy. It is Congress' constitutional

responsibility to write the laws and we should not abdicate that responsibility to the Executive Branch. As the REINS Act continues to get more attention and gain traction in Congress, I have launched a new REINS website ( NS) where you can learn more about the bill, track the bill through the legislative process, see the latest REINS news and videos, and sign up to receive email updates about this important legislation. The REINS Act will receive a House committee markup and be considered on the House floor in the coming months. As this bill continues to gain momentum, I hope you will visit the new REINS Act website often to follow its progress toward passage in the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis represents the House 4th district.

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Kenton County Fair a ‘family reunion’

By Regan Coomer

For 15-year-old southern Kenton County resident Brandon Miller, raising steer for the upcoming county fair isn’t just for fun. It’s in memory of his late grandfather. “Cattle was my grandpa’s thing and after he passed away, I wanted to continue it,” said Miller, who spends about six hours a day readying his steer for the Kenton County Fair. “It was just part of my grandpa’s dream and I wanted to be like him.” Miller’s story shows the annual fair, taking place this year July 1116, is all about honoring and reuniting with family and friends. “To me, it’s a county reunion and the only thing you have to do is show up and take part in it,” said Allen Jones, county fair board president. The 2011 county fair, which

kicks off at 9 a.m. July 11 at the county fair grounds off of Ky-16 with the market lamb The Kenton County Fair’s annual demolition derby always attracts a large crowd of people. show, will feature nothing that will increase your annual favorites such as the demconfidence more than showing olition derby, carnival rides, 4-H animals.” and FFA handicrafts, livestock Ten-year-old Jeremy Miller, shows and more, Jones said. Brandon Miller’s younger brother, New to the fair this year is live has raised pigs for the last four music, starting at 8:30 p.m. years for showing and sale at the Wednesday July 13 at the Horse county fair. Arena with bluegrass band Earl’s Jeremy Miller loves playing Gone Wild and Johnny Cash tribaround with his pigs, who he has ute band Six Feet and Risin. Rock dubbed “Red,” for his color, and band Altered and country group “Sassy,” for her attitude. Kentucky Mile will also play “Because she is Sassy,” Jeremy throughout the week. Miller laughed. “She’s mean. The live shows will be a fun When Red goes to the feed trough addition to the fair, and will cost first she beats him up.” nothing extra for fair-goers on top While he’s taught them the of the $8 for admission, Jones usual skills they need for showsaid. ing, Jeremy Miller has also taught “You can’t beat that price for Red and Sassy to “sit” on comthat kind of entertainment,” he mand. said. FILE PHOTO “I was fooling around with the Other county fair activities that It’s good eating at the Kenton County Fair. Here pigs and I had a marshmallow and Cassidy Grace Ursillo, 2, of Erlanger, takes a giant bite of her twin sister’s corn on the cob.


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For more information about the Kenton County Fair, visit or call 3563738. the pig came over and I was just kidding and I said, ‘Sit’ and the pig just sat for me. I was like ‘Wow you listen very good,"” he laughed. Red and Sassy love getting strawberry marshmallows, and sometimes Oreos, for special treats, Jeremy Miller said. “They make excited noises when they see the marshmallows,” he said. “It’s one of their favorite treats.”

shouldn’t be missed are the livestock shows and the Sale of Champions, taking place July 13, said Nancy Kloentrup, secretary of the fair board and treasurer of the livestock committee. “The kids raise theses animals themselves and care for them a long time,” she said. “There’s a lot of responsibility and learning that’s associated with it.” Depending on the animal, the kids spend about nine months training and caring for their charge, Kloentrup said. “They learn that once you get started doing something, you’re going to have to finish it,” she said. Raising animals for the fair FILE PHOTO boosts confidence, Jones said. “They’re the future leaders of Mallory Penick (left) and Tucker Mueller groom a heifer named Twister to prepare the animal for a our county,” he said. “There’s Fair-goers flew through the air at last year’s Kenton County Fair. beef show at the Kenton County Fair.


2011 KENTON COUNTY FAIR SCHEDULE The fair runs July 11–16 at the Kenton County Fairgrounds. Pay one price, $8 that includes all shows, parking, and some rides on the midway. Midway rides/games by Murry Bros. Shows may have additional charges for some rides. Fair catalog available at all branches of the Kenton County Library, Independence Post Office and various Kenton County businesses Children under 3 get in free, ride tickets can be purchased if they wish to ride. Rides open 6–11 p.m. Monday -Friday; noon–5 p.m. and 6–11 p.m. Saturday. The 2011 Miss Teen & Miss Kenton County Fair Pageant is 6 p.m. Monday, July 11 for the Miss Teen Kenton Co. Fair, and at 8 p.m. for the Miss Kenton County Fair. Register in person for the pageant in person 7 p.m., Sunday July 10. There will be NO exceptions. Entry Fee of $25 & $30 cash or money order.

S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 0 1-3 p.m. – Registration of all 4H Building Exhibits 1-3 p.m. – Registration of all FFA Exhibits excluding livestock 1-3 p.m. – Registration of all Open Class Building Exhibits 7 p.m – REGISTRATION MISS KENTON COUNTY & MISS TEEN KENTON COUNTY –New Time for 2011– M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1 9:30 a.m. – 4H/FFA Market Lamb Show (Registration 8:30 a.m.) 9:30 a.m. – 4H/FFA Production Sheep Show (Registration 8:30 a.m.) 5:30 p.m. – 4H/FFA Production Beef Show (Registration 55:30 p.m.) 6 p.m. – Miss Teen Kenton County (Registration 7 p.m. Sunday July) 6:30 p.m. – ATV & MOTORCYCLE DIRT DRAGS (–New Night for 2011–) 6:30 p.m. – Open Beef Show - (Registration, 5:30 p.m.) 6:30 p.m. – Kenton County Proud Steer Class (During Open Beef Show) 6:30 p.m. –KENTON COUNTY PROUD HEIFER CLASS (During Open Beef Show)–New Event for 2011– 7 p.m. – Opening Ceremony 7:30 p.m.– Barnyard Olympics (Registration 6:30-7:30 p.m.) 7:30 p.m. – Greased Pig Contest (Adult & Teen Div/Reg6:30-7:30)

8 p.m. – Miss Kenton County (Registration Sun July 10 7 p.m.) T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 2 9:30 a.m. – 4-H/FFA Market Hog Show - (Registration 8:30 a.m.) 1 p.m. – 4-H Goat Show (Registration 12:30 p.m.) 1:30 p.m. – Open Youth Goat Show (Registration 1 p.m.) 6 p.m. – OPEN HORSE SHOW (Registration 5 p.m.)–New Event for 2011– 6:30 p.m. – Sr. Miss/ Master Contest (Registration 5:30 p.m.) 6:30 p.m. – TRUCK DRAG RACES –New Event for 2011– 7:30 p.m. – Miss Pre-Teen (Registration 6:30 p.m.) W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3 9:30 a.m. –4-H/FFA Market Steer Show - (Registration 8:30 a.m.) 7 p.m. –Sale of Champions 7:30 p.m. –DEMOLITION DERBY –New Night for 2011– (Tech time 4:30) 7:30 p.m. –Little Miss/Master Contest (Registration 6:30 p.m.) 8:30 p.m. –LIVE MUSIC –New Event for 2011–(In Horse Show Arena)Opener is Earl's Gone Wild bluegrass followed by 6 Feet High and Rising, America's Premier Johnny Cash Tribute Band THURSDAY, July 14

6 p.m.–4-H Poultry Show (Registration 5 - 6 p.m.) 7 p.m.– Open Western Pleasure Horse Show (Registration 6 p.m.) 7 p.m.– TUG OF WAR (Weigh-In 4 p.m.)–New Night for 2011– 7:30 p.m.– Open Poultry Show (following 4H show) 8:30 p.m. – LIVE MUSIC –New Event for 2011–(In Pageant Pavilion) Altered-Rock/Classic Rock F R I D A Y, J U L Y 1 5 5:30 p.m. – Family Barnyard Fun Night 7 p.m. – Children's Pedal Tractor Pull - (Registration 6:45 p.m.) 7:30 p.m. – Open Contest Horse Show (Registration 7 p.m.) 7:30 p.m. – Truck and Tractor Pull 1) Pro farm tractors 2) Pro steel diesel truck 3) Outlaw diesel truck 4) Hot farm tractors 5) Stock II 4X4 Trucks 8:30 p.m – LIVE MUSIC –New Event for 2011– (In Pageant Pavilion) Earl's Gone Wild, bluegrass

10 a.m. – GARDEN TRACTOR PULL –New Time for 2011– (Weigh-in 9 a.m.) 10 a.m. – Baby show 6 months to 1 year (Registration 9 a.m.) 11 a.m. – Open Rabbit Show (Registration at conclusion of 4H show) 11:30 a.m. – Baby Show - 1 to 2 Years (Registration 10:30 a.m.) 12:45 p.m. – Baby Show - 2 Years to 3 Years (Registration 11:45 a.m.) 3 p.m. –Children's Parade of Pets (Registration 2-3 p.m.) 3 p.m. –Baby Show - 3 Years to 4 Years (Registration 2 p.m.) 4 p.m. –Baby Show-4 Yrs-5 Yrs(check rules-age limits)(Reg 3 pm) 6 p.m. –Saturday Night Horse Show (Registration 5 p.m.) 7:30 p.m. – Truck and Tractor Pull 1) Hot farm tractors 2) Light limited SS tractors 3) Pro street diesel truck 4) Pro farm tractors 5) Work stock diesel truck 8:30 p.m– LIVE MUSIC –New Event for 2011– (In Pageant Pavilion) Kentucky Myle-Country/Rock S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 7

S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 6 9 a.m.– OPEN YOUTH AND 4H HORSE SHOW –New Day & Time for 2011– (Registration 8 a.m.) 9 a.m. – 4-H Rabbit Show (Registration 8 a.m.)

9 a.m. Dead Weight Pull Weigh-in 10 a.m. Dead Weight Pull 12-2 p.m. Exhibits Released (4H and Open Class)


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FESTIVALS St. Pius X Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Pius X Church, 348 Dudley Road, Rides, games, food, music, silent auction and raffle with $50,000 grand prize. Benefits St. Pius X Parish. Free. 859-341-4900; Edgewood.

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Penguin Palooza, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, $22, $15 ages 2-12. 859-2617444; Newport. Jane’s Saddlebag, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, Petting zoo, $5. 859-384-6617. Union.


St. Pius X Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Pius X Church, Free. 859-341-4900; Edgewood.


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


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the the Tri- State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit features stunning photos of news photographer Gordon Baer. Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859491-4003. Covington.


Concerts and Friday Family Fun Nights Series, 9 p.m. “The Karate Kid” starts at dusk., Independence Memorial Park, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway, Presented by City of Independence. 859-356-6264; Independence.


Family Matinee Movies, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. “Despicable Me” at 1 p.m. and “How To Train Your Dragon” at 3:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Familyfriendly movies. Popcorn and drinks provided. One family wins copy of movie after each showing. Family friendly. Free. 859-9624002; Erlanger.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the the Tri- State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.


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


The New Lime, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Grandview Tavern & Grille, 2220 Grandview Drive, Columbia recording artists will perform musi from 1960s-’70s. No cover. 859-341-8439. Fort Mitchell.

Cross-Tie, 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. The Truth, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger.


Larry Reeb, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 21 and up., 10:30 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of the Best, 7:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Most popular-by-demand sketches and songs. Food and drink available. $20-$30. Through July 9. 859-957-7625; Newport.


Adult Sand Volleyball, 6:30 p.m., Flagship Park, 1 Flagship Park Way, Weather permitting. No teams. Individuals rotate in so everyone can play. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by City of Erlanger. 859-727-2525, ext. 1; Erlanger.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 7:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums. Fireworks Friday. Boy Scout Sleep-over., Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, If Freedom wins on Wednesday, special prizes for fans. Reading Club Nights presented by Xavier University: participating children win free tickets. WEBN Thirsty Thursdays: $1 beer and soda. Family Fun Saturdays: Circus Mojo, autographs, children run bases post-game and more. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859594-4487; Florence.


Public Skate, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. 10 p.m.-midnight, Northern Kentucky Ice Center, $5-$6; children ages 10 and under get $1 off admission; $2 skate rental. 859-344-1981. Crescent Springs.


Dead Men Walking Motorcycle Ministry Ride, 11:15 a.m., Kroger Marketplace Newport, 130 Pavilion Parkway, Join Biker Rev. Robert Ashley Beagle for a motorcycle ride. Meet in (the new Krogers) parking lot in Newport (off of the second exit before you hit the Big Mac Bridge heading North). Presented by Dead Men Walking Motorcycle Ministry. 859-292-5640; Newport.


Northern Kentucky Pride, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Goebel Park, Philadelphia Street between 5th and 6th streets, Community celebration for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender residents of area. Performances from nationally and locally known female impersonators, local bands, artists, organizations and businesses throughout the region. Includes Kids Zone with face painting, clowns, stilt walkers and various carnival-type games. Part of Cincinnati Pride Equinox Festival. Presented by Equinox Cincinnati. 859-292-2151; Covington.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. Traverse City Beach Bums. Rockin’ Saturday. Post-game concert by DV8., Champion Window Field, $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.



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The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2011 Summer Series at Devou Park with “The Blue & Gray Revisited” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Devou Park in Covington. The concert with tell America’s Civil War through music with Civil War re-enactors and the KSO Chorale. Free concert admission and parking. A $5 donation is suggested. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Concessions are available. For more information, visit Pictured is the KSO performing a summer concert in Devou Park in 2010.


Made to be Played: Traditional Art of Kentucky Luthiers, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Art and traditions of Kentuckians who are considered masters in making and repairing of guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers and other original stringed instruments. $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 317. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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Rusted Root, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Band from Pittsburgh. $25, $20 advance. 859-431-2201; Newport.


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


The Joneses, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Featured drink: “Saturday Shot Special.”, The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., No cover. 859261-6120. Covington.


Larry Reeb, 7:30 p.m. $15. Ages 21 and up., 10 p.m. $15. Ages 21 and up., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-957-2000; Newport.


Pseudonym, 8 p.m. Dinner Service Begins at 6:30 PM, Stauss Theatre, Northern Kentucky University, $30. Reservations required. 859572-5464; Highland Heights.


Creation Museum, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.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 L Y 1 0


Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Cold readings from the script; Irish dialects used. Callbacks, if necessary, July 12. Cast requirements: five women, three men. Ages 25-55. Free. 317-6968085; Fort Thomas.


St. Pius X Parish Festival, 5 p.m.-11 p.m., St. Pius X Church, Free. 859-341-4900; Edgewood.


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.


History, Art and Culture Lecture Series, 2 p.m. The Ghosts of Baker Hunt. With Victor Paruta, Baker Hunt faculty, physic research., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Refreshments served. Baker Hunt Museum open for free tours after the lecture. $40 series, $7. 859-431-0020; Covington.

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Phil DeGreg Trio, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Free. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-652-3348. Independence.


Bluegrass Jam, 8 p.m.-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.


Comedy Night, 7:30 p.m. With Ray Price, Mike Guns and Rob Wilfong. Hosted by Loraine Braun., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Evening of comedy. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4912403. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Women’s Outpost, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., World Peace Bell Center, 425 York St., Second Floor meeting room. Features women speaking to women. Meetings are encouraging, uplifting and nondenominational. Music, scripture reading, guest speaker and light refreshments. Free. 859-781-4044; Newport.

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Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Program 4. Tuesdays and Thursdays. July 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 859-957-1936; Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8 p.m.-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 9-11:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington.



H.E.A.R.T.S., 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, For anyone whose life been touched by pregnancy or infant loss. Everyone welcome. Reception follows. Presented by H.E.A.R.T.S.. 859-282-8889. Independence. Table Talk: Caregiver Support Group, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., For caretakers of medically fragile, elderly and terminally ill patients. Refreshments. Meets second Tuesday. Free. Presented by Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky. 859-572-5033; Fort Thomas. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 1 3


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


Wild Wednesday, 10 a.m. Mr. Cowpie’s Party Animals., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. 859-525-7529; Independence.

Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker‚Äôs Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.


Music@BCM, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Music from ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s by the Avenues., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Coffee and other beverages. Food and cash bar available. Doors open 6 p.m. $5, $3 ages 3-12. Reservations requested. 859491-4003; Covington.


Erlanger Day, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Silverlake Family Recreation Center, 301 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger residents receive pass from Erlanger City Building to spend evening swimming. Proof of residency required. Kona Ice available 7-8 p.m., free to first 100 visitors. Registration required. 859-7275663; Erlanger.


Camp Carnegie Art and Drama Workshops, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Program 3. Mondays and Wednesdays. July 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27. Performance date is June 27., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Includes art making, dramatic exercises, writing, brainstorming, teambuilding, problem solving and performance in the Otto M. Budig Theatre. Snack provided. Ages 7-15. Free; $10 registration deposit. Registration required. 859-957-1936; Covington.



The Showboat Majestic presents “Forty-Second Street,” a celebration of Broadway and those putting on the shows, through July 24. Musical numbers include “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” Tickets are $17, $16, seniors and students. Call 513-241-6550 or visit Pictured are: Sara Dreibebis (Ensemble), left, Abby Wagner (Ensemble), Devi Reisenfeld (Ann Reilly “Anytime Annie”), and Abby Sheridan (Peggy Sawyer).

Cookin’ Up Summer Fun, 8 a.m.-noon Daily through July 15., Northern Kentucky Montessori Center, 2625 Anderson Road, Focus on where foods come from, how they are grown, how they are processed, how they are prepared, the nutritional value of foods and differences in foods of different countries and cultures. Ages 3-7. $165. Registration required. 859-331-3725; Crescent Springs.


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center and the Artisan Enterprise Center (AEC) will have a closing reception for “Carnegie Balloon Project: Inflation” from 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the AEC, 25 W. Seventh St., in Covington. Artist Sherri Besso, a Cincinnati native, created a sculptural installation using 1,400 Mylar balloons inside the AEC gallery. This is the fourth in a series of balloon art installations presented by The Carnegie. The show is curated by Gallery Director Bill Seitz. The closing reception will include music by DJ Seb B, and food and refreshments. The event is free. The installation will close on Friday, July 15. AEC hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. For more information, visit


July 7, 2011

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Is your credit card making you fat? I think the processed/fast food generation is finally catching up to us … and our tummies, and our hips and our thighs! (Not to mention, our wallets!) We live in a generation that wants everything and we want it now! From food, to clothes to cars and anything else our little hearts desire! Work for it? Are you kidding, I’ll pay with a credit card and worry about it later! Well, we’ve got it all, all right! Right down to the increased debt we’re carrying along with the extra pounds … And what do we get with that Big Mac and fries that we’d paid for with our credit card? A little added stress, and a couple extra pounds. Fast forward one year and here we are.... 25 pounds heavier, in more debt and wondering why we have issues

with anxiety, stress and weight! So what’s the connection between credit cards weight Julie and gain? House Well, like the credit South card we Kenton too often,useI Recorder don’t think guest we fully columnist realize the harmful effects of what we’re eating on a daily basis … That is, until it’s too late and we are so overwhelmed we don’t know what to do. How in the world did we get here? We think we’re eating pretty healthy right? So why am I not losing weight? I eat fruits and vegetables! So why, am I always tired? After digging for a little

knowledge on the stages of processing some foods go through before they hit the shelves, I don’t know why we’re surprised that we have all these health problems and can’t lose weight. Think about this: The same bleach I use to clean my clothes is what is used to bleach flour! And that’s not supposed to affect my body? Need more? During the processing of flour, the muscle building protein and satiating fiber in the wheat is removed to make the flour easier to bake with, leaving me with little or no nutritional benefits! And, I wonder why I’m hungry 20 minutes after I just ate three pancakes? Not an avid consumer of products containing flour? Chew on this! My body requires only 1,500 mg of sodium everyday, but the turkey burger I had for

lunch last week at Ruby Tuesday’s packs in more than 2,500mg and I can’t figure out why I’m bloated three days after I ate it? Crazy! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg …. I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more I believe in the old adage, “You are what you eat!” So, what are my options? Do I use the white flour that is presumably faster and easier to work with, yet has very little health-promoting nutrients? Do I consume the sodium packed burger that will leave me feeling bloated for days? Or, do I try new, healthy the recipe for whole wheat pancakes, I can whip up with my kids in just a few minutes and teach them a lesson or two in nutrition and cooking (I could do this with my husband too, you

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ters “DOT,” and the last four digits state the week and then the year in which the tire was manufactured. Federal regulators say the effects of aging may not be visible on a tire, but the age does matter. Hugentobler said, “I was pretty upset that they did that. The put two-year-old tires on an SUV that could destroy it if the tire went out.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said tires tend to last about six years from the date of manufacture, so Hugentobler should have a few years left on her tires. NHTSA said tire degradation occurs over time, mostly from chemical reactions. Generally, it said, your tire tread will wear out before aging becomes a concern – unless they were old when they were first put on your vehicle. However, spare tires are prone to aging problems because they are not generally rotated onto your car. They stay unused until

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How ‘new’ are the new tires you just bought? The next time you buy new tires you need to do more than figure out which brand to buy, you need to make sure the tires you get are really new. That’s right, there’s a chance the tires you buy could have been sitting on a store shelf for years before being put on your vehicle. Kristin Hugentobler of Fairfield said she never gave it a second thought when she bought a set of tires for her SUV back in 2009. “They just put them on and we paid them. We got a good deal out of it and we assumed it was a good deal,” she said. So, Hugentobler said she was very surprised when she got her vehicle inspected recently. “He checked the tires and said the tires are dry rotted and to have them replaced before the fall. … He also showed me the manufacture date – they sat on the shelf for approximately two years before they put them on our vehi-

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July 7, 2011

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Political leaders should be trustees of America This past weekend we celebrated the birth of our Nation. Let us pause to consider its greatness and its future. The story of the American Revolution and the creation of our country through the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and Bill of Rights is more than anything a story of leaders of men, women and children grasping for, yearning for and hoping for a more perfect way of life. They created a government never before created and entrusted those that followed to preserve it. From its birth to today, Paine's words have proven true. The world has looked to America for the same hope, the same promise and the same dream. At other times, the world has looked to America for salvation and America delivered. America has been and should always be a beacon of strength in the world. The concepts are simple. In America we recognize the God given inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. We have the right to vote


and all other rights to protect us from abusive power. Yes, America was built upon God, the Eric Deters Constitution Community and Bill of and Recorder Rights capitalism. guest We have columnist checks and balances in our Constitution based upon the inate fear of omnipotent power. There is no greater American ideal than to abhor infringement in our personal lives. We have both opportunity and responsibility as Americans. Our Founding Fathers were not naïve. They knew that to preserve what they created America would need leaders and foot soldiers who were wise and vigilant, not what Paine called sunshine soldiers. Countless times in our history, our future has been challenged. Blood was shed to preserve its future. We always prevailed. Will we now? How bad does our fiscal

“The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind.” Thomas Paine crisis must become before our President and Congress act in the best interest of America's future? In the law, we have legal entities called trusts. Every trust has a trustee who is charged with managing the trust assets for the benefit of the beneficiaries. It is a sacred obligation. Our political leaders are suppose to be the trustees of America for the benefit of the people, now and the future. Oh how they have failed. I become so angry at their malfeasance and misfeasance and their unwillingness and inability to do the right thing at the right time I simply don't understand it. They are shameful. What would Washington do? What would Theodore Roosevelt do? What would Jefferson do? What would Lincoln do?

They are all chisled on Mount Rushmore. Does anyone in America believe we would be where we are if we consulted their collective conscience? I weep for America. America deserves better from our leaders and from us to make them accountable. Bruce Springsteen's “America, Land of Hopes and Dreams” is one of my favorite songs. He may be a liberal, but I still love his music. He uses a train as a metaphor and belts out the dream for all Americans. Is a fiscally strong or weak America better to care for our old, sick and disabled? I want the weak and

weary, saints and sinners, losers and winners, whores and gamblers, lost souls and broken hearted Springsteen sang about to have a strong America to lay their head upon. America today reminds me of the “Giving Tree” story. The tree gave and gave until it couldn't give anymore. The thieves in Washington have cut off all her branches and her trunk and left only a stump. Please renew your commitment to fight to save America so she can grow and prosper like never before. Eric Deters is an Independence attorney

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St. Ceclia Catholic Church will host “Party in the Lot” from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the church, 5313 Madison Pike in Independence. Participants can enter a raffle for a 2011 Corvette GS Coupe or $50,000 cash at $25 per ticket. Local favorite Kentucky Myle will provide live music and there will be free inflatables for kids, and affordable food and beverages, including beer and soft drinks, pizza and ice cream. Rain date is Saturday, July 16. For more information, visit THANKS TO BILL CLARK AND RENEE DILLION

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Youths from the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence recently spent time on a mission trip to New Olreans. Here some of the “blues brothers” pose in front of the House of Blues. Left to right front row: Johnny Dillion, Andrew Smith, and Drew Harris. Back Row, left to right: Derek Isles, Derek Mills, and Luke Woodard.


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1970 Walton-Nicholson Pike, Independence Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Traditional Service; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service. Pastor: Bill Thompson. Phone: 859-356-7770. Email: Website:

Faith Community United Methodist

4310 Richardson Road, Independence Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Service; and 5:30 p.m. Youth-led Bible Service. Prayer Times: 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Mike Albertson. Phone: 859-282-8889. Website: www.faithcommunity

True Vine Praise & Worship Fellowship NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEARING

Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

St. Cecilia Church

Jonathan D. Renslow, ("Respondent"), whose d.o.b. is May 5, 1981 and whose last known address is 711 Stevies Trail, Independence, KY, 41051, is hereby notified that the Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Financial Institutions, intends to refuse to renew his loan originator license due to failure to meet the requirements as required by R.C. 1322.041 (B) and 1322.041 (A) (6). Respondent is further notified, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapters 119 and 1322, that Respondent is entitled to a hearing on this matter. If Respondent desires to request a hearing, the request must be made in writing, and must be received in the Division office within 30 days of the publication of this Notice. A hearing request should be addressed: Ohio Div. of Financial Institutions, Attn: Lori Massey, 77 S. High St., 21st Fl., Columbus, OH 43215-6120. At the hearing, Respondent may appear in person, by Respondent’s attorney, or by such other representative as is permitted to practice before the Agency, or Respondent may present its position, arguments, or contentions in writing, and, at the hearing, may present evidence and examine witnesses appearing for and against Respondent. If the Division does not receive a written request for a hearing in its offices within thirty (30) days of the publication of this Notice, an order refusing to renew Respondent’s loan originator license will be issued. 6936

691 Persimmon Drive, Independence Sunday: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. Pastor: Dan Ison. Phone: 859-356-8979.

Community Family Church

11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services; and 6:30 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Family Growth Night. Pastor: Thomas Bates. Phone: 859-356-8851. Email: Website:

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Matthew J. Klopp, 29, 1000 Amsterdam Road Apt. 1, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at Montague Road, June 24. Brian M. Blair, 34, 5 Girard Street, execution of bench warrant for failure to appear, execution of bench warrant for failure to appear at Amhurst Drive, June 24. Linda M. Jent, 26, 5922 Peoples Lane Apt. 7, execution of warrant for theft by unlawful taking at Limerick Circle, June 28.

Melvin Delaney, 52, 4025 Applewood Court, shoplifting at Turkeyfoot Road, June 29. Gary W. Harding, 25, 2845 Madison Pike, execution of bench warrant for probation violation, disorderly conduct at 10428 Marshall Road, June 29. Tyler S. Juilfs, 22, 305 W. 19th Street, assault at 957 Still Meadow Lane, June 23. Jackie C. Gibson III, 22, 4036 Charwood Circle G13, execution of warrant for failure to appear at 4036 Charwood Circle, June 29.

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Incidents/investigations Assault At Still Meadow Lane, June 23.


At 4387 Courier Court, June 27.

Criminal mischief

At 5241 Mill Creek Circle, June 27.

DEATHS Donald Bauer

Donald Bauer, 83, of Northern Kentucky, died June 26, 2011, at Salem Woods in Cincinnati. He loved to sing with his big band and loved to cook. He served in the U.S. Army. His sister, Ilene Bauer of Bromley, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Amy Rose Bauer of Cincinnati; son, Donald D. Bauer of Cincinnati; granddaughter, Krista Renner of Ludlow; and dear friend, Cyndi Herring of Burlington.

Rev. Albert Brausch Jr.

Rev. Albert J. “Sonny” Brausch Jr., 78, of Latonia, died June 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired in 1998 after 45 years as a plate product manager for Poly Chrome/Sun Printing Chemical Company in Cincinnati. He was a member, assistant minister, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Rosedale Baptist in Latonia, and a former member, deacon and Sunday school teacher at Ashland Avenue Baptist in Covington. He was a guest minister at 12 Mile Baptist Church in Peach Grove and South Side Baptist Church in Covington. He was an inductee and past president of NKY Sports Hall of Fame. He enjoyed trapping, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Ginger Lenzer Brausch; son, Jimmy Brausch of Latonia; daughter, Vicki Brausch Bamberger of Independence; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Rosedale Baptist Church, 45th St. and Glenn Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Billy Joe Butler

Billy Joe Butler, 77, of Lake City, Fla., formerly of Boone County, died June 24, 2011, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. He was a retired factory supervisor for the Duro Bag Company in Covington and a member of the VFW No. 2206 in Lake City, Fla. He loved playing the piano, woodworking, camping and boating. Survivors include his wife, Linda McGee Butler; daughters, Nita Lynn Coble of Jackson, Tenn., and Traci Lynn Butler of Independence; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery-North, Williamstown. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017.

Peggy Cornwell Coker

Peggy Jean Cornwell Coker, 68, of Latonia Lakes, formerly of Goshen, Ohio, died June 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired as a printing specialist from Berman Printing of Cincinnati and attended Goshen United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the Goshen High School Alumni Association and the Goshen Historical Society, which her mother founded. Her husband, Maynard Coker Sr., and mother, Adeline Cornwell, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Georgina Coker of Union; sons, Maynard Coker Jr. and James Coker, both of Latonia Lakes; sister, Linda Brown of Panama City, Fla.; brothers, Paul Cornwell of Loveland, Ohio, and Roger Cornwell of Goshen, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Family of Peggy

Coker, c/o Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

John K. Dudderar

John K. Dudderar, 84, of Taylor Mill, died June 30, 2011, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Lee Johnson Dudderar; sons, Gary L. Dudderar of Edgewood and Mark K. Dudderar of Taylor Mill; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Timothy Haigis

Timothy Haigis, 48, of Independence, died June 24, 2011, at University Hospital. He was a great outdoorsman. His father, Norb Haigis, and a brother, Steve Haigis, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Nick Haigis and Cody Haigis; daughter, Corinne Haigis; mother, Eileen Haigis; brothers, Jeff, Matt, and Tom Haigis; sister, Noreen Muth; and beloved companion, Jennifer Brautigan.

Bobbie Jean Hensley

Bobbie Jean Hensley, 69, of Independence, died June 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Her husband, Harley Hensley Jr., died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Tonya Belew, Susan Centers, Julie Milner, Kellie Finke and Rachel Hamlin; sons, Rod Hensley and Tom Brock; sisters, Louise Embre and Ruth Ann Cancaro; brothers, LeRoy Campbell, David Campbell and Joe Campbell; two half sisters in Florida; 21 grandchildren; and 23 greatgrandchildren. Memorials: First Church of God, Southern & Ashland Aves., Latonia, KY 41015.

Carol Ann Long

Carol Ann Long, 61, of Florence, died June 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a longtime secretary for Judge Anthony Frohlich and a member of St. Paul Church in Florence. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Long; daughters, Angie Kelsch of Augusta, Ky., and Stephanie Vieyra of Elsmere; sister, Jenny O’Brien of Dayton; brothers, Joe Watson of Erlanger, Bob Watson of Alexandria, Bill Watson of Independence, Ron Watson of Dayton and Mike Watson of Alexandria; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Lawn. Memorial: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Edith Mahan

Edith Mahan, 71, of Independence, died June 29, 2011, at her residence. Her father, Bill Turner; a sister, Shirley Haley; and a brother, Jim Turner, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Bill Mahan; daughters, Kathy Combs Schulte of Leesville, La., Pam Combs Hicks of Chandler, Ariz., and Connie Combs of Yorktown, Va.; stepsons, Billy Ray Mahan of Ohio, and Danny Mahan, Randy Mahan and Tim Mahan, all of Ludlow; mother, Stella Turner of Park Hills; sisters, Joyce Torline of Butler; brothers, Dan Turner of Park Hills, Bill Turner of Batavia, Ohio, and Bob Turner of Eddy, Texas; 10

Menacing, criminal trespassing

At 8096 Production Avenue, June 23.

Possession of a controlled substance At Limerick Circle, June 28.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 4217 Richardson Road, June 28.

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Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The South Kenton Recorder. Please call us at 283-0404 for more information. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Garden, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Foundation for Children with Microcephaly, P.O. Box 12134, Glendale, AZ 85318 or

William Schmaedecke

William Schmaedecke, 75, of Crestview Hills, died June 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a district court judge in Kenton County and a member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and the Bishop’s Choir for more than 63 years. In 1972 he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. He was president of the Covington Kenton Jaycees and past president of the Catholic Social Service Auxiliary and Covington/Kenton Lions Club. A grandson, Quinn Stapleton, and his sisters, Loraine Kaiser and Louise Mraz, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sandy Amend Clore of Crestview Hills; sons, Walter Schmaedecke of Berea and Will Schmaedecke of Ft. Myers, Fla.; daughter, Sara Thilman of Portland, Ore.; stepson, Ed Clore of Fort Thomas; stepdaughter, Karen Ford of Walton; brother, Walter Schmaedecke of Sun City, Fla.; sister, Marcie Hundsrucker of Toledo, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: The Cathedral Foundation, 1140 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011; Covington/Kenton Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 17641, Covington, KY 41011; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Bonnie E. Tye

Bonnie E. Tye, 89, of Independence, died June 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a carman for L&N Railroad, member of Covington Baptist Temple and an avid musician. He was a member of the Kentucky Travelers Trio. His wife, Alene Burton Tye, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Suzie Shell of Burlington; sons, Joseph K. Tye of Pavo, Ga., William D. Tye and B. Ray Tye, both of Latonia, and Roger W. Tye of Independence; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Covington Baptist


Denise Parrish, 44, and Elva Ervin, 51, both of Latonia, issued June 13, 2011. Ashley Berberich, 27, and Serkan Varol, 29, both of Cincinnati, issued June 13, 2011. Ryan Owens, 30, and Richard Coots, 35, both of Covington, issued June 13, 2011. Sarah Bramlage, 27, and Blake Wayman, 26, both of Erlanger, issued June 13, 2011. Sasha Termini, 23, and Andrew Adams, 22, both of Covington, issued June 14, 2011. Ashley Krebs, 23, of Union and Stephen Kneipp-Black, 25, of Dayton, issued June 14, 2011. Yu Huang, 49, and Mark Kolakowski, 49, both of Villa Hills, issued June 15, 2011. Brandy Borgman, 20, and Patrick Hange II, 19, both of Cincinnati, issued June 15, 2011. Emily Russell, 24, of Covington and Jay Johnson, 27, of Mason, issued June 15, 2011. Amanda Bitter, 23, and Herbert

Nowak Jr.,27, both of Park Hills, issued June 15, 2011. Mary Lessemann, 30, and Juan Garay, 39, both of New York, issued June 15, 2011. Kelley Gims, 22, of Pleasant Prairie and Tyler Boblit, 23, of Lake Forest, issued June 15, 2011. Simona Rikh, 30, and Joshua Stine, 33, both of Cincinnati, issued June 15, 2011. Deanna Nixon, 24, and Justin Best, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued June 16, 2011. Linda Branan, 54, and Robert Isenbarger, 59, both of Arlington, issued June 17, 2011. Cybnthia Steewart, 34, and Donald Torrey, 41, both of Cincinnati, issued June 17, 2011. Heather Whisman, 23, of Covington and Christopher Miller, 22, of Independence, issued June 17, 2011. Jennifer Cook, 34, and Paul Norton, 55, both of Morning View, issued June 20, 2011. Amanda Griffin, 20, and Robert Hiles, 23, both of Covington, issued June 20, 2011.

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Jeffrey Howard Meyer

Jeffrey Howard Meyer, 56, of Independence, died June 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a custodian at Simon Kenton High School. Survivors include his wife, Linda Meyer; father, Howard Meyer of Mason, Ohio; brother, Charlie Meyer of West Chester, Ohio; sisters, Jane Bader of Mason, Ohio, Kathi Stetzlien of Loudonville, Ohio, and Libby Smith of Thomasboro, Ill.; and special buddy, Cameron Fields. Interment was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Bethesda Baptist Church, 989 E. Mt. Zion Road, Independence, KY 41051 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Homemade Play Dough â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ages 2-6 years and a parent Thursday, July 7, 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. and 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Toddler Time

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Babes in StoryLand

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Ages 5-12 years and a parent. Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Open to 40 kids, registration is required.

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Arting Around

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Ages 3-5 years and a parent. Tuesday, July 12, from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. No registration required.


Ages birth-24 months and a parent. Tuesday, July 12, from 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Babes in StoryLand/ Walkers

Ages birth-24 months and a parent. Wednesday, July 13, from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

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Grades K-6. Wednesday, July 13, at 3 p.m. Play old neighborhood games and


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Ages birth-24 months and a parent. Wednesday, July 13, from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


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Grades K-6 . Thursday, July 14, 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Call 859-962-4032 to register.

Toddler Time

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Grades 6 and over. Saturday, July 9, from 10:30 a.m.noon. Beginning students must call 859-962-4031 to register and obtain a list of Quilt Materials.

Open Crafting

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Rylee Ratliff enjoys a book in her reading program t-shirt at the library.

Summer reading club in full swing One month of Summer Reading Club has come to an end but teens, adults and children can all still win prizes just for reading at the Kenton County Public Library. The club runs until August 31. Children ages 2-12 can pick up a book log at the the children's desk. After participants read or listen to five books they can return the log and receive a book prize. After logging 10 books they receive a T-shirt, plus a raffle ticket to win a bike. Children can continue reading for additional raffle tickets. Babies can also win prizes by attending baby storytimes and completing special logs. Adults can earn a raffle ticket for gift cards to local businesses for every book or program they attend. Teens in grades 6-12 can earn a raffle ticket for great prizes. The teen grand prize

Upcoming programs

Who: Ages 5-12 What: Passport to Morocco When: 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9 Where: Durr Branch Library 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence Explore Morocco with authentic games, art and music. Who: Teens What: Murder Mystery Party When: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.Tuesday, July 19 Where: Durr Branch Library 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence Unravel a mystery at the Library.

is a laptop. Free programs including concerts, family movie and game nights, fireworks, ice cream parties, book clubs and more will be offered all summer long. Visit www.kenton for a full listing of programs, details and directions.

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the Covington center (859261-0835), or Lt. Dennis Knight at the Newport center (859-431-1063). Additionally, through a partnership with Remke biggs and First Security Trust Bank, those interested can register at any of the seven Remke Biggs or three First Security locations in Northern Kentucky. The fundraising component of the campaign will run from July 1-22 with a grand finale event scheduled for July 23. Those who register receive a LemonAID kit, which includes a sign for their stand, a button to wear, and guidelines for a successful LemonAID stand.


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