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A first glance at the 2010 football season includes Holmes High School’s Dasean Peterson.

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Covington’s Jackson Florist was chosen as one of the best florists in Northern Kentucky by Kenton Community Recorder readers. Jackson Florist employee Tina Works helps regular customer Mike Downling pick out flowers for his wife. See the complete list of Readers’ Choice winners in the special section of this week’s newspaper.

New principal

When students at Piner Elementary started a new day of school Wednesday they were also greated by a new face. Principal Christi Jefferds started her first day as the person in charge. SCHOOL, A6

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Kentucky’s first lady visits Beechgrove First Lady Jane Beshear wants students to be covered against the unexpected. Beshear visited Beechgrove Elementary’s back-to-school event promote The Kentucky Chil-

The Kenton County Fiscal Court is taking the long view as it considers what to do with its administrative offices down the road once the dention center opens in the fall, leaving a lot of empty space in the Covington building where both offices and the county jail now share space. Outgoing Judge-Executive Ralph Drees hopes to keep offices in Covington. An approved analysis of future county needs should help make that decision. NEWS, A2

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First Lady Jane Beshear spoke about The Kentucky Children’s Heath Insurance Program over the intercom at Beechgrove Elementary Aug. 11. Parents can apply for the program and provide health insurance to their children almost cost-free, Beshear said.

dren’s Insurance Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), which provides free or low-cost health insurance for children. “The program is for children under the age of 19 who do not have health insurance and whose family income is below 200 percent of the federal poverty level,” Beshear explained. While KCHIP is not a new program, the number of participants was low until the Beshear administration focused on bettering enrollment in 2008, Beshear said. “The numbers were not there, but there’s been a considerable effort to eliminate the barriers to make sure parents know what the program is,” she said. One of those barriers was the $20 monthly fee to participate. Recently, the general assembly approved suspending the fee effective July 1. Outreach and a simplified application process have also improved numbers, Beshear said. Currently, there are close to 60,000 children enrolled in KCIP. Beshear believes lack of health insurance can lead to frequent school absenteeism due to illness. With enough absences, the child is so far behind it’s hard to catch up, she said. “If we give children the opportunity to visit the doctor and learn about health, there will be less absenteeism and they won’t get left behind in the classroom,” Beshear said. Kenton County Board of Education President Karen Collins, who was present at event, said the program is for working parents who may not have insurance. “Now they have the opportunity of applying for what the state provides and getting your child very good benefits,” she said. For more information about KCHIP or to apply for coverage, visit


Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear stopped by Beechgrove Elementary’s back-to-school event Wednesday Aug. 11 to promote The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP), which provides free or low-cost health insurance for children. Beshear and Beechgrove Elementary Principal Debbie Howard stop for a chat at the Beechgrove Pride booth.

Taylor Mill police seeking certification By Regan Coomer

The Taylor Mill Police Department could be the first small police agency in Kentucky to be internationally accredited. After 36 months of preparation and intense policy review by the TMPD, Commission on Accreditation for Law Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) assessors will go over every detail of the department during a four-day visit starting Aug. 28. “When you look around the country, that’s the benchmark of a professional law enforcement agency,” Police Chief Steve Knauf said of CALEA, explaining there are up to 400 standards that must be met to be CALEA-accredited. “It’s made us that much better






of an agency at documentation and using best practices that we weren’t doing a few years ago,” he said. While the accreditation helps the department improve, it’s also about transparency, Knauf said. “We’re willing to bring someone in from the outside to say ‘Hey we are doing what we say we’re doing,’” he said. To date, only the Newport and Lexington police departments are CALEA-accredited, Knauf said. Once the review is complete, the TMPD will officially find out if the department is accredited at CALEA’s conference in November. Since beginning the CALEA accreditation process three years ago, the department has reviewed and improved practices ranging from complaint documentation to



To comment:

Taylor Mill residents are invited to comment on the quality of the Taylor Mill Police Department as part of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) review in four ways. The public can offer comments 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Aug. 30 by calling 393-7410 or by attending a public information session 5 p.m. Aug. 30. The public can submit written comments to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, VA, 20155 or by e-mailing employee evaluations to financial management and evidence procedure. The hundreds of policies were divvied up among every Taylor Mill officer, Knauf said, who were

led by Lt. Ron Wilson. Wilson said the department updated about 95 percent of its policies in compliance with CALEA. “We are willing to be held to the highest standards,” he said. During the CALEA visit, citizens also have the opportunity to provide input about the department to the assessors, Wilson said. “We want to hear the good and the bad,” he said. Mayor Mark Kreimborg congratulated the department on its hard work at the August council meeting. “Kudos to your department and to everyone who worked on it endlessly to make Taylor Mill the best small police department in Northern Kentucky,” he said.

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Study will assess needs for new building By Regan Coomer

Kenton County is looking forward, giving the go-ahead to a building needs analysis for a future county administration building. Once the new Kenton County Detention Center opens this fall, the majority of the current county building in Covington will be vacant. Judge-executive Ralph Drees estimated the county would only need a space about half the size of the Court Street building. “It’s a matter of jumping ahead of the game a little bit,” Drees said. “I won’t be there then, but I prefer it stays in that area of Covington,” adding that the city is the “rock” of Kenton County. Drees said the county probably

won’t have the finances to build or purchase a new county building for at least three years, when the annual $1 million debt service on the county garage is paid off. The $15,000 study, conducted by Brandstetter Carroll, Inc., will examine the facility and space needs for each county department in addition to preparing concept floor plans and building elevations. Drees expects the company to begin the needs assessment right away with a report back to the court in about a month. The study will begin by meeting with department heads to assess current and future needs and observing the day-today operations of the county. After need is determined, Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. will present details

about room sizes, HVAC requirements, equipment needs, parking spaces, entrances, garages and an estimate on construction costs. Commissioner Kris Knochelmann said it’s a positive thing for the next fiscal court to have this information. “We should have done this a year ago. Getting that information to the next Fiscal Court is good for them,” he said. Commissioner Sara Reeder Voelker, the only dissenting vote, asked why the county is spending the money for the study now. “I think it would be a great idea if we were all going to be here in the next four years. Why spend the Fiscal Court’s money when we can’t guarantee the next Fiscal Court is going to carry it out?”

Jansing to take over leadership in 2011 By Regan Coomer

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Lakeside Park Katherine Terwort will not run for reelection this year after serving as mayor since 2006. Terwort was first elected to council in 2000. “It’s bittersweet,” she said of her decision not to run for re-election. “I’ve learned a lot about how city government works, gotten to know many residents and enjoyed a nice working relationship with local officials.” Taking Terwort’s place will be current Council Member David Jansing, who is running unopposed for mayor. Terwort, the Sales Vice President for Sibcy Cline

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Realtors, said it was time to focus more on her career and loved ones. “I just have some other things I want to pursue,” she said. Terwort is proud to leave Lakeside Park in a good financial position, saying “We’ve continued to provide excellent city services with a minimum tax increase the last four years.” Other memorable events of Terwort’s term include turning the city’s storm sewer system over to Sanitation District No. 1 and making council chambers handicap-accessible, she said. One of Terwort’s regrets now that she approaches the end of her term is that

she hasn’t seen any development happen in the Five Mile Village, a subdivision development, behind Barleycorn’s. Terwort hopes building will happen there once the economy picks back up. In the meantime, Terwort knows she will be leaving the city in good hands. “I was born and raised in Lakeside Park. I’ve spent 39 years on the volunteer fire department in Fort Mitchell and I just like to get involved in public service and give back in any way that I can,” Jansing said. Since he began serving on council in 2004, Jansing has focused on improving public works and creating a street-maintenance plan for Lakeside Park.

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The Fort Mitchell city council will hold a public hearing and special meeting on August 23 to hear discussion on the tax rates for this year. The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, with the special meeting immediately following the conclusion of the hearing. The meeting will allow for a first reading of the ordinance that sets the tax rate decided upon by the council. There will also be a special meeting on August 24 at 6 p.m. to have a second reading and vote on the tax rate ordinance. All of the meetings are open to the public, and will be held at the city building, located at 2355 Dixie Highway. For more information, contact the city at 331-1212.

Local residents selected for board

Four Kenton County residents are among the latest appointees by Governor Steve Beshear to represent the area on various state boards and commission. Villa Hills resident Franklin S. Kling Jr. and Burr Travis of Fort Mitchell will serve on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for terms that expires on July 1, 2013. Edgewood resident Jim Litmer was chosen to serve on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee for a term that expires on Nov. 15, 2012, while fellow Edgewood

resident Debbie Robke will serve on the Motor Vehicle Commission for a term that expires July 1, 2013. For more information about the boarda and commissions, visit

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Nonprofits partner to offer services By Jason Brubaker

When Rising Star Studios and New Perceptions began discussing joining forces earlier this year, finances seemed to be the driving least at first. “The more we were talking, the more we realized how similar our missions were and how much we could help each other,” said Betty Bernard, the executive director of New Perception. “It just seemed like a great match all the way around.” That match has become reality, as the two non-profit organizations officially joined forces on July 1, with Rising Star moving into the New Perceptions building in Edgewood. Rising Star, which was started about five years ago to serve children with autism spectrum disorders, was previously located in Covington near Mainstrasse Village. “With the economy being so tough, a lot of non-profits were having a hard time,” said Brenda Zechmeister, the coordinator of Rising Star. “We were just looking for a way to join with someone else to help improve our pro-



Brenda Zechmeister of Rising Star Studios (left) and Betty Bernard, the executive director of New Perceptions, chat in Bernard's office on August 16. The two nonprofit organizations joined forces this summer, and Rising Star Studios will begin holding classes at New Perceptions in September. grams, and this was an opportunity that worked out for both sides.” Bernard said New Perceptions, which serves children and adults with developmental disabilities, was happy to welcome Rising Star into their facility, because it will allow them to offer additional programs to their clients as well. Rising Star provides a number of classes and programs for their clients, including drawing, painting, movement, and life skills, all of which can be utilized by the clients at New Perceptions too. New Perceptions, which was started in 1952, currently serves close to 700

clients, and has become well-known in the area for their therapy and education-


al programs. “We both are looking to maximize the potential of each individual client, so we’re very similar in our goals,” said Bernard. “I don’t think there’s any question we’re both going to benefit from this.” Since the partnership became officials, Zechmeister said she’s been busy getting everything organized at New Perceptions, where the larger facility will allow them to tailor their programs more to the clients’ needs. Many of the instructors for the fall course are lined up, and she’s also

working at setting up future courses, including music therapy and computers. The fall classes, which will start on Sept. 13, will be jewelrymaking, drawing and painting, clay building and mosaics and independent living. All of the courses last six weeks, and class sizes are kept small to allow for more individualized instruction. Rising Star and New Perceptions have also scheduled an open house on Sept. 8 to show off the new classrooms and explain more about the program and the partnership.

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Open House

Rising Star Studios and New Perceptions will hold an open house on Sept. 8 to show off their new classrooms and talk more about their partnership. The open house will run from 5-7 p.m. at the New Perceptions facility, located at 1 Sperti Drive in Edgewood. For more information, call 344-9322 or visit “We’re just really excited about what this means, not only for us, but for our clients,” said Zechmeister. “This opens up a lot of doors for both of us, and we think we’ve got a bright future together.” For information, visit


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August 19, 2010

Residents preparing for McDowell, Arlinghaus World Equestrian Games to face off Nov. 2

By Jason Brubaker

When the World Equestrian Games hit Lexington in late September, Carolyn Borgert will be right there in the middle of them. Borgert, of Villa Hills, will be volunteering at the games, serving as a judge for eventing, a competition that includes dressage, cross-country and showjumping. A lifetime horse lover, Borgert has been volunteering at equestrian events for close to 40 years, including the annual Rolex Three-Day Event in Lexington and even the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. “I started riding when I was in first grade, and it’s been a passion of mine ever since,” she said. “To be able to be a part of the World Equestrian Games is truly an honor, and I’m just so thrilled.” Borgert said she has been counting down the days until the games start, knowing how significant they will be to the state. This will be the first time the games, which are held every four years, have ever been held in the United States, and there is expected to be 250,000-300,000 people in attendance during the 16-day event. Officials have also esti-

mated that the games could bring in an estimated $150 million in revenue. “I don’t know that some people realize how big this is,” she said. “It’s basically like a mini-Olympics, and it’s going to be an absolute blast.” In addition to the numerous competitions, Borgert said there will be other activities going on during the games too, such as a trade fair featuring a variety of vendors, as well as numerous music shows and unlimited equine celebrations. There will also be a special “Kentucky Experience” program set up by the state, which will allow visitors from other states and countries to get a feel for what makes Kentucky so unique, from the bourbon to the basketball to the horse racing. “There’s going to be something that everyone can enjoy,” she said. “This is going to be a historical event for the state, so we’re just hoping everyone gets a chance to get down there and take it in.” For her part, Borgert said she’s looking forward to the eventing competition, because of the quality of the competitors, as well as the variety the event offers. Formerly an avid competitor in riding events, she said

she has developed a fine eye for watching the events. However, she said the beauty of the horses and the atmosphere of the games are something everyone can appreciate, whether they have a background in the equine industry or not. “It’s a really cool event for people to check out, even if they’re not real familiar with it, because you get to see some good action pretty close-up,” she said. “I’m just so excited to be a part of it.” The World Equestrian Games, held at the Kentucky Horse Park, will begin Sept. 25 with the Opening Ceremonies, and will run through Oct. 10. There will be eight disciplines, including eventing, jumping, vaulting and reining, and the games will broadcast live on NBC. Tickets may be purchased for specific events, or guests can also purchase general admission tickets to walk the grounds. “I just can’t say enough about how great this is going to be,” promised Borgert. “I’ve been counting down the days and I hope the closer it gets, the more people will start to get into it.” For more information about the World Equestrian Games, including a schedule of events, visit

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By Regan Coomer

Alyssa Dara McDowell is the official independent candidate for Kenton County judge-executive after filing and submitting a 294-signature petition Aug. 11. McDowell filed a letter of intent to run earlier this year. This is the Taylor Mill resident and small business owner’s first bid for public office. “I am running for judgeexecutive because it seems that many believe that government is reserved for the ivory tower elite,” she said in a statement. “I want to see changes made to my community to benefit families and future generations.” McDowell will face Republican candidate and primary winner Steve Arlinghaus for the position in the general election Nov. 2.

If elected, McDowell wants to create a plan to cut taxes while generating more jobs and small business growth. “I’d like to make way for tourism to increase prosperity for our region and serve the dual purpose of beautifying our community for those that live here,” she said. McDowell said most her campaign for judge-executive will take place mostly online and in-person, explaining political yard signs are unsightly and will ultimately “end up in the landfills.” While McDowell has sofar paid for her campaign out-of-pocket, supporters can find out how to donate or get involved in her campaign at As for Arlinghaus, he’s looking forward to getting back on the campaign trail after a short break.

“We plan on going doorto-door again and we plan on getting a larger number of folks out there walking as well. That’s going to be a key component of our campaign, as it was in the primary,” he said. Arlinghaus will continue talking with residents about bettering communication between the county and cities and the pros of merging the county sheriff and police departments as well as 911 dispatch throughout the county. “We’re going to address the same issues with the public. We’re still going to focus on things that need to be changed in this county,” he said. Arlinghaus said supporters have committed $30,000 to his election campaign. Visit for more information about donating to or joining Arlinghaus’ campaign.

Event held for breastfeeding moms By Regan Coomer

Celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month with friends and family at the first Family Picnic to support breastfeeding Aug. 22. Organized by the La Leche League of Northern Kentucky (LLLNKY) and the Northern Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition, the event is meant to provide information, resources and support to mothers considering breastfeeding as well as veteran breastfeeding mothers. “Breastfeeding still has a negative connotation in this culture,” said Gina Verst, Leader of LLLNKY. “Our ultimate goal is to help break that stigma down and educate people on why they should choose breastfeeding and what the harmful effects of not choosing to breastfeed potentially could be.” In addition to making babies healthier and giving

them “impossible to replicate” immunities, Verst said, breastfeeding is also healthier for mothers, lowering their risk of ovarian and breast cancer as well as Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease. Northern Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition Chair Nancy Merk agreed that the public is not always friendly to breastfeeding mothers. “We’re kind of in a rough spot right now; it’s not seen as the norm in our culture and that’s why we need to promote these kinds of activities,” she said. Verst hopes to not only help mothers, but to also reach their close family members at the event. “Families have a huge influence on a mom’s choice on how long she breastfeeds and whether she is successful at it,” Verst explained. Merk agreed that it’s hard for a mother to continue breastfeeding if her fam-

Northern Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition Chair Nancy Merk agreed that the public is not always friendly to breastfeeding mothers. ily doesn’t support her. “We want to make sure her mother, mother-in-law and anyone else is supportive of her decision,” Merk said. The picnic will start at 11 a.m. in Taylor Mill’s Pride Park, 5614 Taylor Mill Road. Families must bring their own lunches, but drinks and desserts will be provided. LLLNKY and the coalition will be on-hand to answer questions, pass out literature and raffle off breastfeeding-related prizes. For more information about the LLLNKY and the coalition, visit or

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Villa Hills mayor’s race promises to be interesting By Jason Brubaker


Squirts up!

Children christened The Kenton County Public Library’s new Read Racer vehicle with squirt guns Aug. 8 at Totter Otterville. The $124,000 vehicle will be used in the literary outreach program Racing to Read. The program serves more than 1,500 children a month in nearly 40 daycare centers. After the christening, the kids headed over to Otterville to play and learn more about the library.


Former Villa Hills councilman Mike Martin will square off with incumbent Mike Sadouskas for the mayor’s seat this fall in what promises to be an intense race. Martin served two terms on city council beginning in 2005, while Sadouskas has been mayor since being appointed in 2001 to fill the unexpired term of Steve Clark. While roads and city finances will be among the topics debated by both candidates leading up to the election, adding further juice to the race is the fact that Martin is currently involved in a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was wrongfully arrested in 2007. The suit stemmed from Martin’s arrest by the Villa Hills Police Department in December of that year on charges of forgery, which were eventually dismissed by the Kenton District Court in February of 2008. The suit was dismissed,

Former Villa Hills councilman Mike Martin will square off with incumbent Mike Sadouskas for the mayor’s seat this fall. but Martin has since filed an appeal, which is ongoing. “I think that’s definitely something the voters need to consider,” said Sadouskas. “To me, having a guy running for mayor who is also suing the city is problematic.” Martin didn’t comment on the lawsuit, but said he simply thinks it’s time for a change in the city’s leadership. “I believe it’s time to get some fresh leadership in there,” he said. “I think we need to work on the city’s finances, and I think I can lead the city in the direction it needs to go.” Martin said his biggest focus if elected will be funding more road repairs, which he said he plans to do by cutting costs elsewhere in the city budget. Although the

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city raised their vehicle sticker tax in 2007 to generate an estimated $230,000 in additional revenue for road repairs, Martin said he’d like to find a way to spend more. “Our city engineer told us we need to be spending in the neighborhood of $600,000 - $700,000 each year on roads, so we’re not there yet,” he said. “Now, we won’t be able to make up that entire gap right now, but I do think the money is in the budget somewhere to allow us to spend more than we are now.” Sadouskas, who had previously remained non-committal on whether he was going to run again, ultimately said he wanted to continue the positive momentum of the city. “We have the secondlowest tax burden in the area, we spend less money per resident than any other city in the area and our roads are getting fixed,” he said. “We’re on the right track as a city, and I just want to keep that going into the future.”



Both candidates admitted that the race will probably be intense, given the circumstances, but said they plan to focus most of their energy on the issues. “I think it’s okay to disagree, but there should always be a level of respect,” said Martin. Sadouskas said he’s okay leaving the final decision up to the voters. “It’ll be up to them to decide what kind of leadership they think is best for the city,” he said. The race for the six council seats in Villa Hills will include incumbents George Bruns, Greg Kilburn, Mike Pope, Tim Sogar, Scott Ringo and Steve Ruebusch, as well as challengers James Noll and Sean Payne. The election will be Nov. 2.

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Piner has new principal

By Regan Coomer

Piner Elementary’s new principal is ready to join the tight-knit Morning View community. “I was raised in a small town and I’ve always loved rural areas,” said Principal Christi Jefferds. “The appeal of a smaller school is that you really get to know everyone; the teachers, students and their families and you develop a real, personal relationship with them.”

Jefferds, who has spent the last 11 years in Kenton County schools, was Summit View Elementary’s Assistant Principal and Interim Principal. “I really enjoyed that mentorship role and helping other teachers to improve their skills,” she said. “I love children, but every year I was only impacting 25 children because they were in my class. This is my chance to impact many, many students.” Piner’s new principal wants the

school to continue getting the community involved and making sure every single student is successful. Jefferds wants to continue the “momentum” of what Piner has accomplished in recent years. “This school has made so many positive gains in the last few years with test scores and community involvement. I want to continue that,” she said. Jefferds is also looking forward to working with Assistant Principal Kim Carnes. “We’re going to be a great

team. I am happy to be here and I love the school already,” she said. Superintendent Tim Hanner is confident Jefferds will continue community-school involvement. “She understands the power of home and school working together to achieve high levels,” he said, calling Jefferds a “dynamic educator.” Former Piner Elementary Principal Jo Craven is now the principal of North Point Elementary in Boone County. Craven served as principal at Piner for 11 years.


Former Summit View Elementary Assistant Principal Christi Jefferds will take over as the new principal of Piner Elementary this school year. Jefferds has spent the last 11 years at Kenton County schools, starting out as a first grade teacher at Kenton Elementary.


Mom Lisa Staley enrolls her triplets into kindergarten at White’s Tower Aug. 16. Left to right: Staley and her children Jakob, Aidan and Reed.

White’s Tower students ready for school year


White’s Tower Elementary hosted its student orientation Monday Aug. 16. Three students model their backpacks at the event: (left to right) Tristan Cross, Caitlin Cross and Kyra Renner.

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White’s Tower PTA member Karen Murray was the official White’s Tower temporary tattooist. Here Murray puts a Bearcats tattoo on the cheek of Assistant Principal Denise Schmiade.

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INDEPENDENCE – The Annual Steve Cauthen Golf Classic will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Hickory Sticks Golf Course, 3812 Painter Road in California, Ky. Proceeds benefit the Milestones Equestrian Achievement Riding Program in Independence. Milestones is a not-for-profit therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with disabilities. Sponsorships ranging from $50 to $2,500 are still available. Donations are also being accepted for use in the silent auction and raffle at the outing. Limited spots are available for golfers. Gift certificates will be awarded as prizes to the best golfers. For pricing and information, e-mail Natalie at

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Phillip Burgoyne-Allen receives his $500 Good Neighbor scholarship, given by Wallace Woods Neighborhood Association. Burgoyne-Allen received this scholarship for his volunteer work with the Covington Youth Commission. This scholarship has been given out for 10 years to a high school student showing outstanding community service, and goes for their continuing education. PROVIDED


Kindergartner Mariah Estes shows off her White’s Tower Bearcats tattoo.

White’s Tower Elementary got ready for reading, writing and arithmetic at the student orientation Monday Aug. 16. Kenton County Schools’ first day was Aug. 18. Parents enrolled their children and meet teachers at the event while students (and principals) showed school spirit with temporary White’s Tower Elementary Bearcats tattoos.


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Marlene Gerardo of Wildwood,Ohio works on paniting on one of the hallway wall inside of Holmes Middle School.



Employees from Fidelity Investments work on painting a hallway inside of Holmes Middle Schoolon Saturday Aug. 14. they work on cleaning,painting cleaning and planting new flower around the Covington. Fidelity Investments employee volunteers from the Midwest regional center and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, a HandsOn Network local partner, teamed up to make improvements at Holmes as part of Transformation Day a new national partnership. Andy Poos, 16, of Wilder, Ky help to plant flower in the front of Holmes High School on Saturday, Aug. 14. He is part of the team of worker's and family member's from Fidelity Investments who spent the day cleaning and painting at Holmes High and Middle school campus in Covington.


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Dismissed board member runs again By William Croyle

COVINGTON - A former school board member who was removed from office after his eligibility was questioned is running again. Paul Mullins, who vacated his seat in 2009 after more than two years of legal wrangling, is on the ballot with incumbent Jerry Avery and challenger Denise Varney for two open spots on the Covington Independent Public Schools board of education. Mullins was elected to the board Nov. 7, 2006. He quit his job driving a bus for the district on Dec. 5, 2006, and was sworn in a month later to start his four-year term. But an anonymous complaint after the election

claimed that Mullins was ineligible to serve because he still worked for the district when he was elected. The Office of Education Accountability ruled on Jan. 26, 2007 that Mullins was ineligible. A Kenton County Circuit Court judge concurred on Jan. 11, 2008 and ordered Mullins removed from office within eight days. The judge cited a 1965 case in which a Nicholas County man was ruled ineligible to serve on that district's board because he was a bus driver there during and after the election. Mullins filed an appeal, but lost it in June 2009. "I've still got kids in the district, I still have a lot to prove and I'm a fighter, not a quitter," Mullins said. "The last time was a learning experience." He has four

children in three schools in the district. Avery, a retired Covington firefighter, was appointed in the fall of 2009 by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday to fill the vacated seat. He has been involved in the district and community, serving as a mentor at Holmes High School, along with being a member of the Eastside Neighborhood Association, Ninth Street Baptist Church and Eastside Neighborhood Block Watch. Varney is also active in the district and region. She is a parent-representative on the site-based councils at Holmes High School and Holmes Middle School, is president of Kentucky's 14th District PTA and serves on the Northern Kentucky Education Action Team.


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Howell Elementary fifth-graders Faith Hebbler and Anna Kammer enjoy a quick breakfast in the school's cafeteria before the first day of school.

Erlanger/Elsmere students head back to school By Jason Brubaker

The halls of Howell Elementary came to life Aug. 17. Students in the Erlanger/Elsmere School District returned to classes that day, with their backpacks loaded with supplies and (mostly) smiles on their faces. While Principal Eric

Brandy Mays points out the portable classroom to her son Sabion on the first day of school.

Saylor stood outside to greet students as they made their way through the parking lot, the inside of the school was alive with activity, as parents and students searched for classrooms and said their good-byes. “It’s always nice to see the kids coming back after the summer,” said Saylor. “We’re just looking forward

to a great year.” Fifth-graders Anna Kammer agreed. “I’m excited about the first day,” she said as she enjoyed breakfast in the cafeteria. “It should be a lot of fun this year.” For more information about the Erlanger/Elsmere School District, visit www.


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Governor’s Garden expands at Horse Park Exhibit traces history Green Team initiative, which strives to promote sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental preservation. The garden in Lexington is unique because the produce harvested will be available for use by national and local chefs participating in the Cookin’ in the Blue Grass, Celebrity Chef Dinner Series, hosted by the James Beard Foundation, which will be at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s Farmhouse each night of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Sept. 25 through Oct. 10 at the park. “To have the opportunity to promote gardening on a world stage like the World Equestrian Games is an ideal way to show that Kentucky is committed to good health and reducing our carbon footprint,� Beshear said. “Premiere chefs from all over the United States will be impressed while cooking with vegetables grown right here in the bluegrass; a secret our local chefs already know.� The Celebrity Chef Dinner Series will feature two celebrity chefs, many of whom are James Beard

Award-winners, and one local or Kentucky-based chef, cooking side-by-side, treating guests to a unique, culinary experience in Kentucky Horse Park’s Farmhouse. The chefs will also have access to fresh, local ingredients through the Kentucky Proud Program, which is funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Jeremy Ashby, chef at Azur Restaurant and Patio in Lexington, also joined the first lady in planting the garden. Ashby will be the featured local chef, along with Chef Bernard Guillas from The Marine Room in La Jolla, Calif. and Chef Jose Garces from the Garces Restaurant Group in Philadelphia at the celebrity chef dinner during the World Equestrian Games on Oct. 6. Beshear created the firstever Governor’s Garden in July 2009 on the grounds of Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort. In 2010, the Governor’s Garden initiative has been expanded to six other locations throughout

the state: Hazard, Florence, Paducah, Bowling Green and the grounds of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville and at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. “As a former educator, Mrs. Beshear likes to lead by example,� said Jonathan Miller, secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, “and through the Governor’s Garden initiative, she will travel to all corners of the state teaching Kentuckians how to live more sustainable, environmentally friendly lifestyles.� For more information about the Governor’s Garden and the Green Team, visit gov/garden. To learn more about the James Beard Foundation celebrity chef dinners and to purchase tickets, go to ontent.aspx?id=3778. Proceeds from the Cookin’ in the Bluegrass Celebrity Chef series will benefit the James Beard Foundation, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the World Equestrian Games.

YMCA honored kids with character By Regan Coomer

and Jason Brubaker

Three Kenton County students were honored for strong characters and dedication to community service at the YMCA Character Awards May 24 in Cincinnati. The YMCA recognized 40 students around the region who exemplify caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and give their time unselfishly to others. Fourteen-year-old Tyler Dorgan of Independence was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Dorgan has worked hard to be self-reliant and in doing so, is able to help many other students at Twenhofel Middle School with tasks like carrying their backpacks and food trays or putting them on the right school bus. “He helps other students. I believe that makes him

very special because he helps out in the community and tries to get those kids to be like he is,� said Dorgan’s mother Linda. Dorgan, who will attend Scott High School in the fall, plays Special Olympics bowling and rides horses at Milestones in Independence. Hannah Braun, 16, will be a senior at Holy Cross High School in the fall. The Lakeside Park resident’s dedication to helping children through her volunteer efforts earned her the YMCA Character Award. Braun has volunteered the last two years at the YMCA’s Camp Ernst and has spent more than 40 hours helping children at the Redwood School & Rehab Center. “I like making positive impressions on the kids so they can use them as a guide in their lives,� Braun said. Braun, who hopes to one day be a Spanish teacher,

New Beginnings offers dog training with a flair By Jason Brubaker

Karen Abell has dedicated her life to training dogs, but it was what she learned from one dog in particular that changed her life. “When I got Rocky as a rescue dog, that was when I really changed my perspective and started looking at training from the dog’s point of view,� said Abell, the owner of New Beginnings K-9 Training. “That’s when this really took off.� Abell opened her new 20,000-square foot, stateof-the-art, facility in Erlanger on June 1, and has already seen the popularity of her methods. Abell said the center offers something for everyone, from private sessions to group courses for puppies all the way through adult dogs. She will also be opening the boarding and grooming center this fall.

The current facility has multiple training rooms, a large outdoor recreational area, a K-9 kitchen, and even a conference room where owners can watch live video feeds of their dogs in the training rooms. They also offer periodic workshops and seminars. “Our biggest focus here is education, for both the dog and the owner,� said Abell. “It’s sometimes a challenge, but we find a way to get it done, because this is what we love to do.� For more information, including class schedules and pricing, visit www. or call 282-6504.

will be employed at Camp Ernst this summer as a counselor. Kyle Nienaber, who is headed to Notre Dame University in the fall to study engineering, doesn’t look at his community service efforts as anything out of the ordinary. In fact, he’s just keeping up with the family tradition. “My mom and my sister were real involved with the Hospice of Cincinnati, and so I just kind of followed into that,� said the 2010 Beechwood grad. “I’ve just always felt that you only live once, so you may as well do as much as you can to leave a positive


militant abolitionist well known for his 1859 raid attempt on Harpers Ferry. Brown spent many years living in Ohio, operating a tannery near the Cuyahoga River in modern-day Kent; the pike featured in the exhibit is one of 1,000 made in preparation for the raid on the arsenal in hopes of freeing slaves. The rifle belongs to his son who carried on his father's legacy fighting proslavery forces in Kansas. Among the gallery’s highlights are several articles from the famed Buffalo Soldiers and a white jacket belonging to General Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., the first African American general in the United States Army. For more information, call 513-287-7000 or visit

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On July 22 first lady Jane Beshear worked with students from the Scott County High School FFA Chapter and representatives from the Finance and Administration Cabinet, the Kentucky Horse Park and the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Foundation to plant vegetables at the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gardening is a fun, healthy activity that allows families to work together to put food on the table while improving their diets and saving money,â&#x20AC;? said Beshear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden initiative, I hope to demonstrate how anyone can grow fresh vegetables and fruit, even with limited space and resources.â&#x20AC;? The Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden initiative teaches families and communities across the commonwealth how to grow fresh produce in their own back yards, providing access to fresh, local produce, reducing grocery costs and promoting healthier eating habits. The Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden is a part of the Beshear administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s



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The current of life today is not kind to us When we’re young we dream about how we’re going to change the world. When we grow older we find it’s hard enough trying to keep the world from changing us. There is an inexorable current in life that swirls and rubs against us as it flows. Like water running over a solid rock, it can wear us down, a little bit here, a little bit there. Our positive ideals and dreams can be gradually worn away until we become disfigured and not at all as we intended. Life’s current that flows against us today is certainly not kind to us. Nor is it designed to form us in healthy ways. It has become more coarse, violent and self-centered. Our civilization is losing its civility. A symbol of today’s harshness can be found in the extreme fight-

ing sports. Participants punch, kick and bloodily pound each other as the a u d i e n c e applauds. For a moment we can imagine we’re Father Lou back watching Guntzelman the brutality of the Roman coliPerspectives seum! Television, newspapers and movies show us homeless people beaten with baseball bats, women being stoned to death for adultery, children murdered, our young children murdered, the Taliban seizes 10 unarmed people dedicated for years to helping the poor and sick, marches them into the woods and shoots them down. Do we experience shock or revulsion?

Or are we inured to life’s pitiless current? There seems to be a constant dumbing down of the finer things of life. Our country, formerly in the first place in the world in the percentage of those gaining college degrees, has now fallen to 12th place over the last 30 years. “Spend more money and we’ll be back as No. 1,” we think. Really? Spending more money accomplishes everything? Does spending money create civility? Right now we’re practicing denial. Who wants to hear that the sky is falling, that drugs are spreading, and that the food we thought was good for us isn’t? We don’t want to hear it. So, we live as though it isn’t true. Mental health experts urge us to be more proactive. Sometimes we must learn how to swim

upstream to reroute the current of life that is diminishing us. We have so many good things to protect, preserve and enjoy – the people we love and who love us; more opportunities than we realize; good books, music, art and athletics to uplift and inspire; and a spirituality that brings inner peace. In the fading days of the Roman Empire the leaders of the people thought that “bread and circuses” were the political solution. They would divert the common people from realizing the disintegration of their country. Hopefully, we’re not ready for our fading days yet. It’s time to use the adult and insightful minds we’ve been given to keep from losing all our youthful dreams. G.K. Chesterton wrote: “There is a kind of work which anyone

can do, but from which many people shrink, generally because it is very hard work, and sometimes because they fear it will lead them where they do not wish to go. It is called thinking.” It is hard to fight a current. Sometimes we talk a good game but really don’t want to expend the effort to go where our hearts and minds tell us we must go. Chesterton’s quote calls us to think. See what’s happening to us. Then adopt the motto of the City of Blue Ash that has worked so well: “Aspire! Achieve! Advance!” 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.

Don’t skip the Skype when traveling overseas Traveling overseas can be quite expensive, especially when you consider the exchange rate with the U.S. dollar. So I thought I’d share some of the best ways I found to get cash in the local currency, as well as to make calls back to the U.S. without breaking the bank. It used to be the best way to get cash while overseas was to go to a local ATM and get the local currency. That gives you the best currency exchange rate and it’s less expensive than going to a money exchange store.

B u t now many l o c a l b a n k s h a v e started charging a 3 percent onverHoward Ain csion fee to Hey Howard! use a foreign ATM, just as happens with most credit cards when you use them outside the country. But there’s a way you can avoid all these conversion fees. All it takes a little planning. Institutions like Union Savings Bank offer an ATM card but don’t

charge any fees at all. Officials there tell me you may have to pay a fee imposed by the ATM you use, but Union Savings won’t charge anything. So, allow a few days to set up a checking account at a conversion-free bank and get an ATM card there before your trip. Most credit cards also charge a conversion fee ranging from 2.7 percent to 3 percent, depending on the card you use. However, cards issued by Capital One don’t charge any conversion fee at all. I got such a card to for the express purpose of using it

outside the U.S. Often when calling back to the U.S. you have to pay what can amount to expensive international calling charges. But, I found if you have access to WiFi while on vacation, you can save a bundle. I used my iPod Touch, which is not a phone, and downloaded Skype, which most people use to carry on conversations using computers. Skype also allows you to call a landline phone and talk using your computer. So, using my iPod Touch, which is small enough to put in my pocket, I walked

around, found local places advertising free WiFi, and made my calls to the telephones back home. The only thing I needed to get before I left the U.S. was a set of earbuds that included a microphone in the cord. Skype has a 30-day free trial period which both my brother Stewart and I used when we went outside the U.S. Stewart found Skype to be very good, with a clear connection, but only when he had a strong enough WiFi signal. I also found Skype worked perfectly and was

simply amazed at the clarity of the calls. Going over your free trial period cost less than $7 a month, but it’s well worth it when you compare it with the cost of an international cell phone calling plan. Bottom line, a little planning can save you a lot if you’re considering travel outside the U.S. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Favorite recipes are shared among friends, readers Today and next week I’m sharing some favorite recipes – the ones that readers request throughout the year. If you have a favorite dish that everyone Rita r a v e s about, I’d Heikenfeld love for to Rita’s kitchen you share it. Try the frozen fruit cocktail dessert or sorbet for a cool ending to the recordbreaking hot days we’ve been having.

Lela Groene’s heirloom frozen fruit cocktail dessert

“This was a favorite at holidays and other special meals,” Lela wrote. Make sure you use evap-

orated, not sweetened condensed milk, for this dessert. 3 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice (from jar) 2 ⁄3 cup evaporated milk 16 large marshmallows 16-oz. can fruit cocktail, undrained 1 ⁄4 cup chopped maraschino cherries. Mix together cheese and juices, and let stand. In a saucepan, combine milk and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until marshmallows melt. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese mixture. Mix in fruit cocktail and cherries. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper muffin cups. Spoon mixture evenly into muffin cups. Freeze until


firm. Remove from tin, still in paper muffin cups, and serve frozen. They will thaw just a little on the serving plate.

Jayne Homsher’s bleu cheese coleslaw

Madeira resident Jayne Homsher shares her version. Feel free to add more bleu cheese if you like. 1

1 ⁄2 lbs. green cabbage, shredded 2 carrots, peeled and shredded 1 ⁄4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped 1 ⁄3 cup cider vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 1 ⁄3 cup mayonnaise 1 ⁄3 cup sour cream 1 ⁄3 cup crumbled bleu cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine cabbage, carrots and onion. Heat cider vinegar and sugar to boil.

Toss with vegetables and let sit 15 minutes. Drain the vegetables well and combine with remaining ingredients. Prepare at least two hours ahead or overnight so flavors can mingle.

Helen Sarky’s Lebanese vegetarian green bean stew

Anderson Township reader Helen Sarky sent me this recipe. These beans are always served in some fashion at the famous Lebanese festival held at St. Anthony’s of Padua 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sliced thinly onions 1 tablespoon minced garlic (opt.) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or to taste


Salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint 11⁄2 cups diced tomatoes 1 cup water or chicken stock 1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and sauté until caramelized (three minutes); add garlic and sauté another two minutes. Stir in cinnamon, salt, pepper and mint and keep stirring. Add tomatoes, water and lemon juice and keep stirring. Add beans and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover pan and cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Serve over a bed of cooked rice.

Five-minute fruit sorbet

Any canned fruit works well. Fruit cocktail and apricot are favorites at my house.

1 can, 16 oz. or so, fruit in heavy syrup 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla (opt.) Place unopened can in freezer for at least 12 hours or until frozen. Submerge unopened can in hot water for a minute to loosen edges. Transfer contents to food processor or blender in batches if necessary, cutting into several chunks. Process or blend until smooth, about half a minute. Add lemon juice and blend. Scoop into balls and serve right away or refreeze up to eight hours. 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.



100’s Lined up Yesterday at the Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport for the Vintage Guitar Show. By Mort Enright STAFF WRITER TheInternationalVintageGuitarCollectorsAssociation will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any and all guitars. Those that do bring in their guitars will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their items looked at with an expert set of eyes. With the help of these IVGCA members, offers will be made to those that have vintage and modern guitars. Highest prices are paid for those made before 1970. All guitars will be examined and purchased including vintage guitars, acoustic guitars, banjos, any and all other types of musical instruments. Those that decide to sell their items will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have an old Vintage Guitar lying around. If you have ever wondered what it’s worth, now might be your chance to find out and even sell it, if you choose. Vintage guitars could be worth a lot according to the International Vintage Guitar Collectors Association also known as IVGCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for Vintage Guitars, Banjos, Acoustic Guitars and even Drum Sets for their collections. If they are rare enough, one could be worth over $100,000 according to David Mcintosh, Vintage Guitar Collector and IVGCA member. One 1960 Gibson Les Paul went for $100,000 to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable guitars are stashed away in attics, closets, basements, or in a garage around the country. The IVGCA and its collectors have organized a traveling event in search of all types of Vintage Guitars and Instruments. “Even common guitars can be worth a significant amount due to high collector demands,” says Mcintosh. The rarest guitars these collectors are looking for include: Martin, Gibson, Gretsch and Rickenbacker. These guitars always bring big premiums according to the IVGCA. While the IVGCA’s specialty is guitars, they are also examining other instruments, including drum sets, banjos, flutes, clarinets, etc. The IVGCA says “You never really know what you have until your item is evaluated by experts. Whatever kind of instrument you may have, bring it in to our experts. Think about it. You could walk away $100,000 richer!” So, whether you have one instrument you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free. If you’re lucky, you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun.

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The Boone County Fair is our farming heritage

Seventy-five years ago, the majority of Northern Kentuckians lived on farms and knew something of the farming experience. Today the vast majority of us live in cities and suburbs, removed from this wonderful experience. Like some of you, I was lucky enough to have been raised on a small farm and remember it fondly.Dad is gone now, but I will never forget as a little boy going to the barn with him in the middle of the night to assist him with the calf that was being born or early in the morning to assist with the milking. I will never forget the wonderful smells and the awe of seeing

new life come into the world. We also remember the drudgery of having to weed the garden under a hot sun and clean manure out of the barn. It’s hard to believe that most of us now look back on these memories so fondly. These experiences grounded us and taught us lessons, and we are forever grateful. The Boone County Fair, which concluded last week, is a modernday agricultural marvel where Boone Countians who weren’t raised on a farm, can experience our agricultural farming heritage in a wonderful way, and those of us who were can renew memories. The Boone County fair, being

one of the finest in Kentucky, is 78 years old this year. As in the early days, the fair is a celebration of the year’s harvest and a time for the farming community to show off its accomplishments to the rest of us. If one takes the time to go beyond the midway and the demolition derby, you will find one of the finest agricultural fairs in the state. Whether it’s the livestock shows, horse shows, or the vegetable displays, if you have not taken the time to experience these things, I would urge you to do it next year. Many Boone Countians experience the joy of a ribbon from par-

ticipating in one of the many agricultural 4-H competitions. Many of our youth who do not live on traditional farms but in subdivisions are able to participate in such things as the rabbit show and flower shows in addition to the more traditional agricultural competitions. The Boone County Fair is indeed one of Boone County’s treasures, which represents why this is such a great place to live and raise a family. If you didn’t make the fair this year, think about putting it on your plans next year. The first week in August is always Boone County Fair time.

Next week, we will talk about the importance of agriculture to the economy in State Sen. our state. John State Sen. John Schickel Schickel, R-Union, Community represents the 11th Senate Recorder District, which guest includes Boone columnist and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 1800-372-7181 or online at

CH@TROOM Last week’s question:

With a new poll showing support sliding for Ohio’s smoking ban, with Kentucky counties considering a ban, how effective are such bans? “I can’t remember the last time I was exposed to people smoking in an indoor public place in Ohio. That is proof enough for me to believe the ban works and I want it to continue to work. “While I smoked for about 8 years during my teenage and early 20s years, I quit in 1970 and have not smoked again. “I find exposure to smoke offensive and we all know it is unhealthy. There is no reasonable basis for questioning that it is workplace hazard for those who must work where people smoke. No one has a ‘right’ to contaminate the air that we breath. “Ohio should not back down on this issue.” F.S.D. “The bans keep people from smoking inside, but how do we stop smokers from lighting up two steps from the front door?” J.K. “Interesting that Kentucky is considering a smoking ban, while some people in Ohio are trying to have the ban rescinded. “I love the smoking ban – there are so many places I go now that I would not go when they were smoke-filled. “And there are Kentucky establishments I avoid, because they are still smoke-filled. I hope the current Ohio policy stays in effect, as is!” J.S.B. “I will not patronize any establishment that allows smoking where I am going to sit and eat. Such patronage usually lasts an hour. Exposure to third-hand smoke is not prudent. “I do not think gambling is wise either. The state of Ohio encourages that activity (lottery) too. “It makes you wonder about the intelligence of the legislatures. Of course legislatures and intelligence are oxymorons. “Why would any educated person submit themselves to a proven health hazard promulgated by stupid people?” J.S.D. “In my opinion, they are totally ineffective in terms of inducing smokers to quit, and probably only minimally effective, if at all, in reducing exposure of nonsmokers to second-hand smoke. “I suspect that the bans are only ‘feel-good’ measures in the

Next question Tri-County Mall has joined Newport on the Levee and is now requiring teens to have an adult escort after 4 p.m. on weekends. Do you support the idea? Why or why not? Send your answer to “” with Chatroom in the subject line. end. I say this as a reformed and repentant smoker who smoked for probably 25 years, and quit only after 2 year-long failed attempts. I wish I had never started, but I can’t change the past. “Addiction to cigarettes is in the same category as obesity and poor physical fitness today. It’s all about willpower. “We can blame it on Sir Walter Raleigh, I guess, but ultimately we have to take responsibility for own actions.” Bill B. “I love, love, love the smoking ban in Ohio. My family now chooses Ohio restaurants, etc. over Kentucky ones based on the fact that across the river we still have to deal with cigarette smoke. So I would say the ban is very effective. “‘’Voluntary’ bans are useless. The locations where a large number of the customers smoke (and thereby where the owners would likely be reluctant to stop them) are exactly the locations that are the most dangerous for workers and unpleasant for non-smokers. Those are the locations that a full ban on smoking helps the most.” E.S. “I think the ban is very effective. I particularly like the ban in restuarants. I hated eating in smoky places and would avoid certain establishments because of the smoke. Keep the ban.” K.S. “It would be nice if smoking bans were more effective. Currently, as a non-smoker and someone who enjoys fresh air, my rights are frequently violated. “For example, it is difficult to avoid cigarrette smoke filled-air when I am waiting at my bus stop. Also, many people smoke nearby entrances to public buildings that I need to access. “However, I am glad that public locations such as restaurants, hotels, sports venues, and offices do allow smoking. I support to extend and expand the smoking ban as much as possible.” D.M. “Not sure, but I like the nonsmoking restaurants.” N.P.


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The Beechwood High School junior varsity squad celebrates taking second place in the cheer division at UCA camp at Miami University. Standing are Elizabeth Fry, Maggie Schneider, Alexis Ferrigno and Olivia Miniard. Kneeling are Meghan Cottingham, Leighann Slagle, Blake Ratliff, Alli Berger, Alicia McGuire, Jenna Lipman, Jessica Wessels. Sitting are Madline Thurman and Abby Halpin.

Kentucky, start your engines When Kentucky Speedway announced Aug. 10 that NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series was coming to Sparta, the roar of celebration sounded like a whole row of 358ci engines being fired up. For Speedway owners, old and new, the inaugural 400-mile race scheduled for July 9, 2011, is the culmination of an 11-year dream for a world-class track built for that purpose and long praised by drivers at all levels. And for tens of thousands of hard-core stock-car fans in Kentucky, the race is pay-off for decades of patience and poorly concealed anticipation. They’ve seen many a competitive race at the Speedway over the years, including NASCAR’s Nationwide (formerly the Busch Series) and Camping World Truck divisions as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series. But the Sprint Cup Series is stock-car racing at its highest level – the best drivers, the fastest cars, the richest sponsors and the largest crowds. Kentucky is used to worldclass sports action. After all, we’re home to the Kentucky Derby … the FEI-Alltech World Equestrian Games … the Ryder Cup … the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event … the U.S. Open Sporting Clay Championships (which brought a thousand shooters to Owen County last year) … and some of the most storied and successful college basketball programs in the country. But Speedway owners and gear-heads aren’t the only ones

celebrating NASCAR’s announcement. For business owners in Gallatin County and across the region, an annual Sprint Cup Gov. Steve Series race repreBeshear sents the sound Community of cash registers up. Recorder filling The economic guest impact of a columnist Sprint Cup race and the events that surround it has been estimated by track officials at up to $150 million. NASCAR is the nation’s No. 1 spectator sport, with 17 of the 20 highest-attended sporting events in U.S. history. That’s why Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc., is spending $90 million to $100 million to add 50,000 seats and make other improvements at the Sparta track. NASCAR racing is also the No. 2-rated regular season sport on television. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in more than 30 languages. That’s a lot of coin, and that’s a lot of attention. Local businesses and local leaders have reason to be excited. State officials are excited too. For us, the announcement is further evidence that collaboration breeds success, and that aggressive efforts to ramp up

Kentucky’s economic development and tourism attractions are paying off. Job by job, business by business and announcement by announcement, we’re shaking off the malaise of this global economic recession. And we’re doing it together. Without incentives passed during an overhaul of Kentucky’s economic development tools in 2009, the pending expansion of the track would not be happening and the race would not be coming. In my first year as governor I met with Mr. Smith to discuss his efforts to get a Sprint Cup race. And I later proposed and pushed an amendment to the Kentucky Tourism Development Act. The amendment didn’t pass during the spring session of the 2009 General Assembly, but I was able to bring together the Republican Senate and the Democratic House in a special session that summer to get the job done. Kentucky cannot hunker down and hide during this recession, relying on hope for things to improve. We will act aggressively and strategically to move forward by creating jobs, helping businesses expand, fashioning an environment for top-level scientific and energy research and developing world-renowned tourism attractions. Kentucky … start your engines. Steve Beshear is governor of Kentucky.

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Expectations high for Holmes High football By Adam Turer

This could be a special season for the Holmes High School football program. After finishing the 2009 season 9-3, the Bulldogs return nine starters on each side of the ball. Lickert Last season was a somewhat surprising turnaround for the program. This year, the expectations Peterson have been raised and the players enter the s e a s o n expecting to win each week. “ L a s t Oden year, the kids got a taste of success by winning nine games and the district championship,” said head coach Stephen Lickert. “That taste of success has made the kids hungry for more success. We’re going into the season with a lot of confidence.” The Bulldogs have veteran leadership on both sides of the ball. On offense, quarterback Jesse Jenson returns. Jenson will benefit from a deep and talented group of skill position players. Senior Damian Oden and junior Greg Clemons provide balance in the backfield. Oden is a burner, with the speed to break away

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Dasean Peterson is one of the top wide receivers in Northern Kentucky.

HOLMES HIGH SCHOOL every time he touches the ball. Clemons can pound the ball between the tackles. Senior Tyrique Simpson bulked up in the offseason and provides Holmes with a third threat out of the backfield. Junior Carlos Gipson is a versatile back and will also touch the ball. Junior DJ Coston and sophomore Dasean Peterson will be Jenson’s top wide receiver targets. Peterson is poised for a breakout year. Junior Charles Knox is a skilled tight end who can catch and block. The goal is to put more athletes on the field than opponents can contain. “We have multiple kids

who can score in an instant,” Lickert said. “We look to spread the ball around and make defenses make a choice of who they are going to take away.” The offensive line worked hard in the offseason to get quicker. The Bulldogs want to be quicker than their opponents at every position. The line is talented and experienced, led by senior Tommy Courtney. Seniors Kenny Sheffield, Derek Poe and Idrees Marshall also return. Several of the Bulldogs will start on both sides of the ball. Oden is one of the area’s best defensive backs. The free safety leads a unit that includes Simpson, Gipson and Peterson. Courtney leads the defense from his linebacker position. Clemons and Deshauntey McClendon return at linebacker. Marshall and Knox anchor the defensive line. The Bulldogs have speed at every position in their 3-3stack defense.

Aug. 27 @ Lloyd – 7 p.m. Sept. 3 Bellevue – 7 p.m. Sept. 10 @ Cooper Sept. 17 Bourbon County Sept. 24 Pendleton County Oct. 1 @ Franklin County, Ky. Oct. 8 @ Dixie Heights – 7 p.m. Oct. 15 Scott – 7 p.m. Oct. 22 Withrow Oct. 29 @ Harrison County All games at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.




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Running back Damian Oden runs the ball during football practice at Holmes High School Aug. 4.

“Our linebackers are very fast, aggressive and strong,” said Lickert. “I feel that our defensive speed should take care of any mistakes we make.” Expectations have not been this high for Holmes football in a long time. Lickert enters his fourth season

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at the helm with his most experienced and talented team to date. Competition in the offseason has been intense as players continue to push one another for roles. Winning the district title last year has the Bulldogs hungry for region and state championships.


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“We return multiple starters in key positions that should provide for a fast start,” Lickert said. “With all of the kids we return, a great team attitude, and a taste of success last year, we look to move further in the playoffs and make a run in Class 4A.”

Scott looks to new Sowder player for offense By Adam Turer

The Scott High School football program is no stranger to depending on a do-it-all back named Sowder carrying the offense. This year, Campbell junior running back Ryan takes over for his older brother, Zach, who graduated in the spring after leading the Eagles at quarterback for the past two seasons. Ryan Sowder is expected to start at running back, but could play some quarterback and wingback in the Eagles’ new veer option offense. Scott was able to shift to the veer option attack this season based on the depth the Eagles have at running back. Juniors Aaron Smith and Brandon Stamper will start at the two wingback positions and junior Justin Hoskins will start at fullback, with Sowder at tailback. Junior Joey Heeb will start at quarterback. On each offensive play, any of the five could end up carrying the ball. “Nobody else up here does it,” offensive coordinator Dan Woolley of the veer

Scott game days


Aug. 27 @ Conner Sept. 3 @ Cooper – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 Bellevue Sept. 17 Harrison County – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Dixie Heights Oct. 8 Covington Catholic Oct. 15 @ Holmes Oct. 22 Highlands Oct. 29 @ Simon Kenton All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL option said. “Our goal is to have four 500-yard rushers, rather than one 2,000-yard rusher.” The veer option offense has been popularized in recent years by former Navy and current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson. Instead of an up-tempo attack, the Eagles will focus more on ball control and putting together long scoring drives. This will allow the Eagles, who have several players starting on both


Scott High School’s Ryan Sowder runs upfield during Scott’s 34-26 win at Lloyd Oct. 2, 2009. Sowder is expected to put up big numbers in 2010. offense and defense, to stay a bit fresher throughout each game. “We know we have to control the ball, especially with so many guys playing both ways,” said Woolley. The offensive line will be the youngest and least experienced position group on offense. Senior captain Michael Sherrard leads the unit, but will likely line up with four inexperienced linemen for at least the first few weeks of the season. Senior offensive lineman Scotty Campbell will miss the first few weeks while he

continues to recover from a torn ACL. Campbell will also give the defense a big boost when he returns. He led the Eagles in tackles last season from his linebacker position. Senior captain Rob Swinford will lead the linebackers and will likely play middle backer until Campbell returns. The backfield of the Eagles’ 3-3-stack defense will closely resemble the backfield of the offense, with Smith, Stamper and Sowder in the secondary. “We know we have the athletes to run this offense

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and defense,” said Woolley. “Our strength will be our skill guys.” The Eagles hope their innovations on offense and defense will allow them to overcome their inexperience up front. Sowder will get plenty of touches, but will not be counted on to carry the offense alone. Scott coaches are hopeful that a


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balanced attack will lead to more success. “We changed our philosophy,” Woolley said. “We are a lot more content with sustaining drives and controlling the ball. We want to make sure our opponents can’t key on just one guy.” Scott opens the season at Conner High School Aug. 27.


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August 19, 2010

Football preview

Pioneers poised to continue success

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By Adam Turer

The Simon Kenton Pioneers enter the 2010 season poised to continue their recent string of success. The Pioneers are determined to prove that they can win without all-state running back Miles Simpson, who led the team deep into the playoffs in 2008 and 2009. Quarterback Chad Lawrence has quietly put up big offensive numbers while remaining in Simpson’s shadow. This season, Lawrence steps into the spotlight and looks to lead the Pioneers to double-digit wins for the third straight season. “Chad had a very productive junior year and will be the center of our offense in 2010,” head coach Jeff Marksberry said. “He will be counted on to improve on his 2009 numbers and will be our workhorse.” Lawrence totaled nearly 3,000 yards combined rushing and passing last season and totaled 33 touchdowns. His job was made easier by teams focused on trying to slow Simpson. The dual-threat quarterback does have several of his favorite receiving targets back this season. Wide receivers Zach Carroll, Jake Krummen, Ryan Winkler, and Matt Reilly all return for the Pioneers. The offensive line also has a big gap to fill after the graduation of All-State tackle Jordan Hansel. Junior

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Aug. 28 @ Middletown – noon Sept. 3 @ Dixie Heights Sept. 10 New Richmond – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 @ Henry Clay – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Conner Oct. 1 Cooper Oct. 8 @ Ryle Oct. 15 Boone County Oct. 22 Campbell County Oct. 29 Scott All games are 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

SIMON KENTON HIGH SCHOOL Colin Patrick will lead the offensive line this season. The Pioneers will attempt to fill Simpson’s production by using a committee of running backs. Sage Powell is the leading candidate to receive the bulk of the carries this season. Tight end DJ Rabe is a big, athletic receiver and skilled blocker. A balanced attack will be the key to the offense’s success. “We must be able to take some pressure off of Chad by having an effective running game,” Marksberry said. An experienced linebacker corps leads the Simon Kenton defense. Last season’s leading tackler, Austin Baldwin, is joined by Parker Deters and Bo Lockard. Powell, Carroll, and Trey Pinkerton return in the secondary. Danny Williams and Derek Mills

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Chad Lawrence is a returning senior quarterback for Simon Kenton.


Simon Kenton head coach Jeff Marksberry (right) poses with Middletown High School head coach Jason Krause. Their teams will meet in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown to begin the season. lead the defensive linemen. The defense created 26 turnovers last season and aims to build on that number this season. “One of our strengths will be our great speed on defense and we will use that to pressure opposing offenses,” Marksberry said. “We hope to be able to create more takeaways and give our offense great opportuni-

ties to score.” The Pioneers will be challenged right of the bat. The defending district champions face a difficult non-district schedule to start the season. Two of their first three games are against 2009 Ohio playoff qualifiers Middletown and New Richmond. “The first half of our schedule is tough and we

will not sneak up on anyone in the district this season,” Marksberry said. “The key to our season, especially early, will be our defense.” Despite graduating some very talented players in each of the past few seasons, the Pioneers have been able to reload rather than rebuild. The 2010 roster has the talent to repeat as district champs and make

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another run at the region and state championships. With Lawrence leading an experienced and improved group of returning starters, the Pioneers should be able to notch their sixth straight winning season. “We have lost some good football players in the last two years, but the returning players know how to work hard,” Marksberry said. “We have a team full of talented players that expect to win football games.”

BRIEFLY Into the pocket

An unusual occurrence happened during play in the Kenton County Men’s Senior Golf League Aug. 5 on the Pioneer 13th par 3 at the Golf Courses of Kenton County. The foursome on the green gave the foursome on the tee a sign to go ahead and tee off. Bob Luckhardt teed up and hit a very good shot. It was headed straight toward the four men on the green. Bob yelled “fore” and the men on the green turned sideways and crouched. The incoming ball landed on a fly in the pocket of player Bob Leen. This spectacular occurrence was witnessed by Brent Bevins, Sam Whitehead and Terry Lytle.

This week at Simon Kenton

• Campbell County boys’ golf team shot a 174 to beat Simon Kenton’s 199, Aug. 9. The boys golf team also shot a 191, losing to Beech-

wood’s 177, Aug. 10. • The volleyball team beat Lloyd 25-14, 25-17, Aug. 10.

This week at Holy Cross

• The boys’ golf team placed second with a 335 in the Ninth Region All “A” at Hickory Sticks, Aug. 10. Holy Cross’ Burger shot a 79.

This week at Ludlow

• The volleyball team lost to Pendleton County 25-23, 25-15, Aug. 11.

This week at Dixie Heights

• The volleyball team beat Bellevue 25-18, 25-17, Aug. 12.

This week at Calvary Christian

• The volleyball team lost to Lloyd 25-9, 25-12, Aug. 12.

This week at Notre Dame

• The volleyball team beat Conner 25-16, 25-9, Aug. 10.

This week at Covington Latin

• The boys’ golf team placed seventh with a 505 in the Ninth Region All “A” Aug. 10.

New TMC golf coach

Jeff Rogers has been named the new Thomas More College head women's golf coach. Rogers is no stranger to Thomas More athletics as he is entering his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at the college. Rogers has served as a golf coach on the high school level at Carroll County High School and Dayton High School. At Carroll County he coached the women's team and had a student-athlete qualify for the Kentucky State Golf Championships. Then he served as the men's and women's teams at Dayton High School. A native of Louisville, Ky., Rogers was four-year member of the Ballard High School golf

team. He and his wife, Stacy, reside in Hebron, with their three daughters, Emma, Aubrey and Allyson.

NKU soccer ranked

Northern Kentucky University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams are each nationally ranked in the preseason NCAA Division II polls. The NKU women are No. 9 in the preseason poll, while the Norse men are No. 21. A year ago, the NKU women captured the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship and advanced to the national quarterfinals. The Norse finished with a 19-2-1 overall record. The NKU men posted a 156-2 overall record last season and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year. Two years ago, NKU advanced to the national semifinals.

Football preview

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August 19, 2010


Holy Cross High takes on philosophy shift By Adam Turer

Holy Cross High School head football coach Bruce Kozerski is not looking for a player on this year’s team to fill the footsteps of 2009’s do-it-all playmaker M a r k e l Walker. Kozerski is looking for a whole team to step up and fill Kozerski the void created by Walker’s graduation. Last season, the Indians were led by the senior quarterback/wide receiver/defensive back/return man, who totaled nearly 2,800 yards of offense and 14 touchdowns. Instead of relying on one playmaker this year, the Indians will need a full complement of players to produce. Despite graduating so many seniors from last year’s veteran team, this year’s squad is not without some varsity experience. Several skill position players saw limited action last season and will be counted on to build on their numbers this season. “We have a lot of guys who played significant moments last year,” Kozerski said. “We believe the kids will step up and fill roles this year. A lot of kids just need an opportunity to show what they can do.” The most experienced returning player is quarterback Jerry Arlinghaus, who passed for more than 500 yards and six touchdowns last season. He lined up behind center when the Indians split Walker out at receiver. There will be a lot of pressure on Arlinghaus this season as he becomes a fulltime starter. The Indians aim to take some pressure off of him by giving him a deep rotation of players spread the ball around. The



Running back Paul Lampone (24) jumps through the hole in the line during a Holy Cross preseason practice.



Coach Bruce Kozerski instructs during preseason practice as James Trunnell, on left, and Chad Fuller (No. 1) listen. Indians will rotate three running backs and have some experienced receivers. “We know we can’t replace one guy,” Kozerski

Holy Cross game days

said. “We will try to replace those numbers by committee.” The Indians lost their entire offensive line to graduation. After starting six seniors up front last year, Holy Cross will rely on a rotation of seven or eight linemen on both offense and defense. Some are upperclassmen who have been patiently practicing for their varsity moment to arrive. “A lot of these guys were waiting for their chance,” said Kozerski. “We’ll play seven or eight early and the guys who progress quickly

Holy Cross quarterback Jerry Arlinghaus throws a pass during a preseason practice. will play the most.” A shift in philosophy is in place at Holy Cross. With Walker, the Indians could make a big defensive mistake, then get those points back quickly on offense. This season, ball control and consistent defense will be key to their success. “We need to play better defense so we don’t have to score 28 points to win every game,” Kozerski said. “Our run defense especially needs to improve.” Inexperience can often lead to turnovers, especially early in the season. Kozerski knows how important it is for his team to take care

Softball tryouts

The Northern Kentucky Bandits fastpitch softball club is conducting tryouts for the 2011 season. The club was formed six years ago to provide girls a forum for developing skills in the game by emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship and learning strong values while playing competitive fastpitch tournaments. All tryouts are at Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Edgewood. Players should arrive 30 minutes prior to their age start time for registration. Dates and times are: • Saturday, Aug. 21: 16U – 10 a.m. to noon; 10U and 14U – noon to 2 p.m.; 12U 2 to 4 p.m.

Force 16 U

The Force 16U baseball team is looking for five players for the 2011 season. The Force is a four-year AABC Baseball Club that plays both National and American teams in the SWOL

Hunter Harmeling Lamar Charmes Eric Walker Connor Gillespie Josh Jasper Vinnie Pangallo Jerry Arlinghaus Travis Gabbard Kyle Fuller Ian Weber Ian Wilkerson T.J. Piccirillo Justin Schultz Paul Lampone Bradley Ziegler Cary Sketch Justin Kohake Chad Fuller James Trunnell Kyle Fischer Luke Knochelmann Noah Knochelmann Andrew Munson Corey Johnson Brandon Stanley Kyle Knauf Alex Russell Josh Lange Taylor Kessen Nick Hellmann John Bradburn Tony Kessen Nick Sanders Tony Gerrein Kelvin Adams Seth Dean Alex Brucato James Fruchtenect Michael Meier Michael Herald Zach Mastin Adam Kozerski Marcel Paul Will Knochelmann

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league. The team’s home field is on Round Bottom Road, Milford; they also play several games out of Talawanda High School. The Force will try for three major tournaments in the 2011 season: the Buckeye Elite, Black Swamp Invitational and a World Series. Several smaller tournaments may also be played. Head coach Steve Marshall has 15 years coaching high-school-age kids. He also heads up the Champion Baseball High School Elite Fall Ball League with Mike Bricker. This league is played in the Fall and Showcases the Top Varsity play-

of the ball to avoid putting themselves in early holes. “We can’t turn the ball over,” Kozerskinsaid. “We have to be more efficient with the ball.” Arlinghaus may be the center of attention early, but his supporting cast will be just as, if not more, important to the Indians’ success this season. The less experienced Indians have the talent to succeed and are eager to prove it at the varsity


Holy Cross lineman Alex Brucato tries to cool off with some water during a hot Holy Cross preseason practice. level. “Our strengths will be our athletic ability and our teamwork,” Kozerski said. “We will have to play together as a team.”

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Ludlow expects to be competitive in ’10 By Chris Vogt

Rick Hornsby hopes that eagerness and dedication will outweigh inexperience. Ludlow High School’s third-year football coach has young, standout talent for the upcoming campaign, but not in core positions. “Our inexperience in key spots could hurt us this year, but we think with the enthusiasm and commitment from our players, that we will be very competitive,” said Hornsby, who returns just three starters on offense and four on defense from a squad that produced a 5-6 record last season. “It should be very exciting,” Hornsby added. “We have a great group of seniors and underclassmen that have worked very hard in the off-season. They are very dedicated to making themselves better players.” Toggling through a mixture of offensive options, the Panthers are forced to execute with an innovative backfield. “We will have to go with a new QB and running backs for this season,” Hornsby said. “They will have to learn at a fast pace for us to be successful.” A season ago, Ludlow

Ludlow game days


Jake Kleier (20, left), Andrew Ridge (80, middle) and Logan Boatright (51, right) are three of Ludlow’s top returning players for 2010.

LUDLOW HIGH SCHOOL fell to Eminence 30-12 in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs last season. Since then, both returning and new players have hit the weights hard. “Our weight program has gotten better the last two years, and we think it will show on the field,” Hornsby said. “The number of players in the program is

increasing — as well as the talent level.” Coming back on the offensive side of the ball is Chris Yates, a junior wide receiver who stands at 5foot-7 and logs in at 140 pounds. Josh Martin (6-0, 200) and Logan Boatright (6-2, 205), both juniors, will again see action on the offensive line. They’ll be a big part in the Panthers’ Iformation, split-back and spread offenses. The lone returning senior is Andrew Ridge (5-11, 135), who will predominantly see action as a defensive back, but could see some time as a wide out. Yates will also start as a defensive back.

Aug. 27 @ Taylor – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 Carroll County Sept. 10 Bracken County Sept. 17 @ Shawnee – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 @ Brossart at Newport – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 Dayton Oct. 8 Beechwood Oct. 15 @ Bellevue Oct. 22 @ Walton-Verona – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 Pendleton County All games at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Junior Jake Kleier (5-11, 182) will line up as a safety and will find action as a running back on offense. Casey Perry (6-2, 385) returns as a junior and will anchor spots on both the offensive and defensive lines. “Like any other team, our goal is to reach the playoffs,” said Hornsby, whose Panthers look to utilize the 4-4 and 50 schemes on defense. “The Class A district in Northern Kentucky is very challenging, but very exciting to watch. We’re looking forward to the new season.” Other returning letter-

CovCath aims for momentum this season By Adam Turer

The Covington Catholic Colonels finished the 2009 season strong and aim to carry that momentum into 2010. After opening the season with three disappointing losses, the Colonels rallied to a 5-5 regular season finish and finished 6-6 overall. A strong start this season should ignite the Colonels to a winning season. “We’ve got to get out of the gate stronger this year,” head coach Dave Wirth said. A strong start will be a challenge for the Colonels, who open with Ryle in the Crosstown Showdown at

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Troy Timmerman, a member of Covington Catholic’s defensive line, works to get around the offensive lineman in preseason practice. ing staff’s system. Last year, the playbook was more limited as Wirth introduced his system to the players. “Our sophomore quarterback this year has more experience in our system than our senior quarterback had last year,” Wirth said. “We will be able to implement more of our offense, especially in our passing game.” That sophomore quarter-

CovCath game days

Aug. 20 @ Ryle – 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 @ Lexington Catholic – 8:30 p.m. Sept. 3 @ La Salle – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 Campbell County – 1 p.m. Sept. 17 @ Beechwood – 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 @ Newport Catholic – 7 p.m. Oct. 8 @ Scott – 7 p.m. Oct. 15 @ Highlands – 7 p.m. Oct. 23 Dixie Heights – 1 p.m. Oct. 30 Lou. St. Xavier – 1 p.m.

back is Blake Bir, who takes over for the graduated Brayden Erpenbeck. Erpenbeck was a dual-threat quarterback who contributed nearly 3,000 yards of total offense. Despite his youth, Bir will have the advantage of running Wirth’s system as the starter for the freshman team last season. Bir will benefit from a talented and experienced supporting cast. Alex Connelly, a 6’4” Division I college prospect, leads the wide receiver corps and will be Bir’s primary target. The Colonels return a trio of experienced running backs: Seniors Leo Schaefer and Alex Slabaugh and junior Gabe Gray. A trio of senior interior lineman will protect Bir in the spread offense. Center Cary Thaxton and guards Evan Kuderer and Bradley Way anchor the offensive line. On defense, the Colonels are led by a deep and experienced linebacker unit. Schaefer will play some linebacker this season, along with senior Jake Nienaber and juniors Tanner Coyne-Chailand and Christian Clark. The secondary is


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men for the Panthers juniors Chandler Powell 9, 230), Doug Wright 2,160) and Jacob Hatter 9, 145). Assistant coaches


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Rob Keller, Chris Wright, Ryan Smith, Jason Friedhoff and Sonny Rechtin. Ludlow opens the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at Taylor County (Ohio).

On the team

Michael Best Kellen Jenkins Ethan Egbers Travis Connor Paul Ritter Blake Bir Matt Summe Sam Dressman Brady Reese Clint Massie Charlie Mader Troy Timmerman Christian Schulte Alex Connelly Kevin Boerger Mitch McDowell Dan Gregory Jeff Molony Mitch Humphrey Christian Howard Bobby Beatrice Joe Sizemore Alex Slabaugh Alex Cosby Gabe Gray Tanner Fangman Grant Guess Jake Nienaber Leo Schaefer Alex Hodge Christian Clark Robbie Bayer Colin Smith D.J. Powell Tanner Coyne-Chailland Evan Kuderer Seth Grothaus Brendan Groneck Jake Read Max Halpin Mark Jones Cary Thaxton Nick Knipper Sam Williamson Bradley Way Chris Molony Drew Bamberger Tom Connaughton Mike Rosado Daniel Sandfoss Connor Nowak Nate Kathman Trevor Wendt Daniel Klosterman Nolan Shields Spencer Hemmer Bryson White Sean Baute Jonathan Castenada Kyle Massie Adam Shumate Cole Restle Evan Talkers Bobby Sturm Jake Henderson

also experienced, returning three out of four starters from last season. Safety Paul Ritter leads the defensive backs. The defensive line is anchored by senior defensive end and Division I college prospect Troy Timmerman. The defense was key to CovCath’s success last season. In their six victories, they held opponents to 19.5 points per game; in their six losses, opponents scored 41.8 points per game. Defensive consistency will be critical to the


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Colonels’ success this season. In Wirth’s second season, the Colonels do not expect any early-season growing pains. All of the players know what is expected of them heading into this season. The playbook has been opened up and the Colonels are capable of starting fast and finishing strong this season. “We have some veterans, and everyone should be more settled in this season,” Wirth said.

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The Great American Aran Afghan Knit Along, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Knit On, 735 Monmouth St., Squares feature variety of stitches from basic cables to more challenging designs. For advanced beginner to advanced knitters. Family friendly. $210 for 21 sessions in advance; $12 per session, plus materials. Registration required. 859-2915648. Newport.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. 859-291-2300; Covington.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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Tandem Squares, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Plus-level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Fruit and vegetables, baked goods, pumpkins in season, cut flowers and more. 859-2922163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Cincinnati DanceSport, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange Blvd., Celebrating 13th anniversary. Ballroom dance in both American and International Styles. Includes pro/am and am/am events and Street Salsa competition on Friday and Professional Rising Star Competition on Saturday night. Benefits American Diabetes Association. Dinner 5-7 p.m. Evening session: 8-10:30 p.m. $10-$50 general admission; nightly dinners available. Tickets required, available online. Through Aug. 21. 513-281-5500; Erlanger.

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Cincinnati DanceSport, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport. Celebrating 13th anniversary. Ballroom dance in both American and International Styles. Includes pro/am and am/am events and Street Salsa competition on Friday and Professional Rising Star Competition on Saturday night. Benefits American Diabetes Association. Dinner 5:307:30 p.m. Evening session: 8 p.m.-midnight. $10-$50 general admission; nightly dinners available.Tickets required, available online. 513-281-5500; Erlanger.


Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. NKY Bandits Fastpitch Softball Tryouts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Tryouts for 2011 season. 16U: 10 a.m.-noon. 10U and 14U: Noon-2 p.m. 12U: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Ages 1016. Free. Presented by NKY Bandits Fastpitch Organization. 859-341-7650; Edgewood. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 2

4th Sunday MainStrasse Antiques, Etc., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Sixth Street Promenade. More than 30 antique and vintage collectible dealers. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; Covington.





The Freak Show Exploded, 8 p.m., Leapin Lizard Gallery, 726 Main St., Featuring Tyra Sanchez. With Shafreaka Jane, Tyese Rainz, Brooklyn Steele-Tate, Christina Lustra, Queen B and Mystique Summers. $25, $20 advance. 859-581-2728; Covington. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Music and lyrics by Roger Miller. Book by William Hauptman. Adapted from novel by Mark Twain. Directed by Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. Through Sept. 4. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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Zumba Class, Noon-1 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.



Summer of Love Four with Phil Keaggy, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 7 p.m. With Backbeat, the Goshorn Brothers, Gary Griffin of the Beach Boys and Haymarket Riot. Standing only on main floor. $20. 859-491-2444; Covington.


Saving Stimpy, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 859-4260490. Fort Wright.


Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $14. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Best of Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30, $20 seniors and students. 859957-7625; Newport. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Sign-language interpreted and closed-captioned. $26; $23 Carnegie, Enjoy The Arts and WVXU members; $21 with groups of 10 or more; $19 students. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-2612365; Covington.


Dan Cummins, 7:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $12. 859-9572000; Newport.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 5 p.m., Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Includes Shimmers gift certificate prizes. Free. Through Dec. 29. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.


Newport Car Show and Sidewalk Sale, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Historic Newport Business District, Monmouth Street, Classic car show and sidewalk sale along Monmouth Street between Fourth and 10th streets. Free. Presented by Historic Newport Downtown Merchants. 859-292-2592. Newport.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger.


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center hosts “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Aug. 20 to Sept. 4. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, at the center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Tickets are $19-$26. It is adapted from the Mark Twain classic. Call 957-1940 or visit Zack Steele (left) is Huck and Deondra Means is Jim in “Big River.” M O N D A Y, A U G . 2 3


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


Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 859-261-6120. Covington.

RECREATION Wii for Adults, 1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Family Horseback Rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Farm Inn, $60-$65 per person. Reservations required. 859-586-0199. Petersburg. SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 2 4


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.


Toddler Story Time, 10 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas. Pajama Story Time, 7 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035. Newport. Baby Time, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Clap, sing and bounce with your child. Birth to age 2. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-5725035. Newport.


The “Wiggly Circus Live!” Tour comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. The Wiggles bring friends Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and more for the interactive family event. Tickets are: $12-$77 with additional fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.

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HISTORIC SITES Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington. MUSEUMS

Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Ricky Nye, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Free. 859-491-8027. Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia.


Wild Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Big Bone Lick State Park., Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, Shelterhouse 2. Hour long programs. Rain or shine. Free, donations of nonperishable food and personal care items accepted. Presented by Kenton County Parks and Recreation. 859-525-7529; Independence.


Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Night, 7 p.m., Shimmers, Free. 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.

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Restaurant Facebook Seminar, 3 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., The first of GCRA’s monthly marketing seminars to help you fill the seats in your restaurant. Matt Plapp of Driven Media Solutions shows how to create a Facebook page for your business for free, what’s working on Facebook, how to get started and examples of a few local restaurants. $20, $10 members. Registration required. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Association. 859-231-4300; Covington.


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. Ages 18 and up. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022; Covington.


Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Learning Through Art Inc. is hosting its annual Kroger Cincinnati Snaps Photo Competition through Sept. 30. The juried photo competition encourages area residents to share snapshots of their neighborhoods in an effort to share the beauty of the region. Winning photos are honored at an annual Kick Off ceremony, and featured in the following summer’s exhibition, such as the current Virtual Photo Exhibition on Fountain Square, which runs through Aug. 31. To submit a photo, and for rules, go to Pictured is a winning photo from last year, “The Genius of Water,” by Jessica Huff of Fairfield, Ohio.


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Wine tasting benefits Crohn’s

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Southwest Ohio will hold its fourth annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth St., Cincinnati. Listen to music by djdq while enjoying a sampling of international and domestic wines paired with great hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will also available, in additional to delicious desserts. Take a chance with the silent auction for great items such as fine dining gift certificates, theater tickets,

trips, spa packages, hotel packages, gift baskets, sports memorabilia, Reds tickets, photography, wine, jewelry, golf, glass blowing classes and a Fuji bike. You can also try your hand at raffles for additional prizes. “We are happy to be able to help support this great event by donating a Fuji bike,” said Karen Bliss, Fuji’s marketing director. “Riding bikes is a great way to get in some fun, easy exercise and ease the stress of dealing with Crohn’s.” Tickets are $55 a person or $480 for a reserved table

of eight. They are available through the Southwest Ohio CCFA at 513-772-3550 or online at hio. Ticket prices will increase $10 per ticket after Aug. 18. The Wine Tasting formerly called Wines & Chimes will benefit the CCFA Foundation, which is the primary funding source for medical research, patient education and awareness, patient support and legislative advocacy for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Christ Hospital offers free health seminars Cincinnati—The Christ Hospital offers free health seminars to the public each month. Space is limited, and registration may be required. Seminars for August include:

Joint Sessions: Arthritis of the spine

Aug. 19, 5:30 – 7 p.m., at Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Rd. The Christ Hospital’s popular Joint Sessions series continues with a discussion of arthritis of the spine, its diagnosis and treatment, presented by Michael T. Rohmiller, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and Greg O’Donnell, physical therapist.

Refreshments and free educational materials are provided. This program is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. R.S.V.P. by calling 513-585-1000.

Heart failure support group

Aug. 25, 12:30 – 3 p.m., at The Christ Hospital, 2139 Auburn Ave., A-Level, Classroom 8 Join the group for a discussion of devices for heart failure. Heart-healthy lunch provided. Registration is not required. For more information about this FREE support group, call Robin Baldauf, R.N., at 513-5850378.

The Christ Hospital is a 555-bed, not-for-profit acute care facility, offering services in cardiovascular care, spine treatment, women’s health, major surgery, cancer, behavioral medicine, orthopedics, emergency care, kidney transplant and others. Christ Hospital has achieved Magnet® status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in recognition of outstanding nursing care. For more information about The Christ Hospital, visit m . Find us on Facebook at istHospital.

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There’s still some summer left and the Kentucky State Parks would like to invite you to visit before it ends. Several parks are offering special rates during August and September. With the kids out of school, this would be a perfect time for a few days to get away to a park for some swimming, boating, fishing, hiking or just some relaxing. Kentucky State Resort Parks offer recreational programming in the summer months and many have marinas. All have restaurants open daily. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit Here are the parks and the discount offers:

(Note-Please call the specific parks for these discount offers unless otherwise noted) Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville: Call the park and ask for the “Neighbor Special” Sunday through Thursday night. Get a lodge room for $64.95 a night plus tax. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin: Is offering lodge rooms at $64.95 Sunday through Thursday during July and August as well as offering Woodland rooms at $79.95 during August. Moonbow nights are excluded from this “Neighbor Special.” Call (800) 3250063 for reservations. General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton: The park is offering spe-

cial rates in August on Sunday through Thursday nights. You can reserve a lodge room for $59.95; a one-bedroom cottage for $79.95; a two-bedroom cottage for $99.95; and a three-bedroom cottage for $119.95 a night. This “Neighbor Special” is available if you call 1866-462-8853. Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown: During August, the park is offering rooms in the Lure Lodge for $64.95 a night Sunday through Thursday. This “Neighbor Special” also includes two-bedroom cottages for $139.95 on those same days. To get this special, call 800-325-1709 Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville: On Sunday

through Thursday during August, you can reserve a lodge room in the picturesque Oaken Lodge for $64.95 a night. Call for your “Neighbor Special” at (800) 3252282 The Kentucky State Parks have an online coupon good for a $59.95 lodge room Sunday through Thursdays from Aug. 15-Sept. 30 at selected parks. Get the coupon by visiting The parks where this coupon is good include: Blue Licks Battlefield, Greenbo Lake, Pennyrile Forest, Buckhorn Lake, Jenny Wiley, Rough River, Carter Caves and Kenlake. Call the park or make the reservation online and use the code “BACKYARD.” Holidays are excluded.

Health department offers diabetes classes Aug. 25 If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, the Northern Kentucky Health Department's diabetes program is holding free classes for you to learn more about the disorder. A series of three classes

will be held: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25; at the William E. Durr Branch of the Kenton County Public Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence. Registration for the

classes is not required, but preferred. Those who attend all sessions will receive a diabetes toolkit at the end of the third class. Topics will include: what is diabetes, healthy eating, complications and more.

Each class covers a different topic. The classes will be led by a registered nurse and a registered dietitian from the Health Department. To register for the classes, or for more information about the classes or the

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Kenton Kiwanis hold wine tasting at Mansion Hill The Covington-Kenton County Kiwanis is holding a wine tasting on Friday, Aug. 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Mansion Hill Studio &

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Alisha Ann Melton & Joshua Curtis Stahl celebrated their marriage on May 7, 2010 at Anchor Church in Erlanger,KY. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s uncle, Reverend Timothy D. Melton, and the reception was held at Receptions South in Erlanger,KY. Parents of the bride are Gary & Julie Melton of Burlington,KY. Parent of the groom is Jenni Parker of Campbell County.

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Crestview Hills firm helps Armenian lawyers work toward modernizing the legal system in Armenia. The 10 lawyers in this Community Connections program are from Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, and work either in a new law firm or Armenia’s new public defender system. With international help, Armenia, formerly part of the Soviet Union, is transitioning to a more democratic legal system and independent judiciary. The topic of this Community Connections program is Independent Private Practice by Emerging Legal Professionals. During the threeweek program the group visits law firms, courts, judges, law professionals, universities and bar associations, each of which fills in a piece of the puzzle, such as law firm organization and practices, technology,

Ten lawyers from Armenia recently visited the Crestview Hills law firm Dressman Benzinger Lavelle to gain ideas on how to structure and grow their fledgling law firms. The visit was part of a Community Connections program designed to expose the Armenian visitors to how American law firms operate and develop linkages between the Armenians and their American counterparts. At Dressman Benzinger Lavelle, ideas exchanged focused on strategic planning, managing law firm growth, retaining staff, action plans and marketing. They are a very impressive group tremendous assets to their country, says Jim Dressman, executive vice president at Dressman Benzinger Lavelle. The entire world will benefit as they

ethics and the role of the judiciary. “The Armenian lawyers are intensely interested in every aspect of their counterparts’ professional lives, from the nuts and bolts of running a law office to the principles and ethics of a democratic legal system,” said Jan Sherbin, who manages this Community Connections program. “We are showing them ideas they can implement immediately and also ideas they can work toward over the years.” The program is funded by USAID, with World Learning as the programming agent. As the local training organization, the World Affairs Council is designing and conducting the program, its 45th. The broad public diplomacy goals of Community Connections are to con-


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Thomas M. Diehl, 309 Pleasure Isle Dr., second degree burglary, fourth degree assault, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at 23 Edwin Dr., Aug. 8. Eric T. Biehl, 8950 Renetta Ct., reckless driving, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license, possessing license when privileges are revoked, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle at 300 W. 12th St., Aug. 8. Andre Clark, 601 York St., fourth degree assault at 1025 Scott St., Aug. 7. James W. Robertson, 11857 Taylor Mill Rd., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 2404 Alden St., Aug. 7. Nicholas A. Saunders, 7257 Bernard Ave., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 300 E. 8th St., Aug. 7. Lewis E. Whisby, 102 Promontory Dr., Apt. A, fourth degree assault at 1405 Banklick St., Aug. 7. Michael Basey, 9847 Dunraven St., time when retail premise to closestop selling liquor at 732 Greenup St., Aug. 7. Anthony A. Everson, No Address Given, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana at 1326 Banklick St., Aug. 7. Matthew W. Gegner, 410 W. 8Th St., possession of marijuana at Pike








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POLICE REPORTS conduct, first degree hindering prosecution or apprehension at 2 Wallace, Apt. 3, Aug. 5. Eric T. Taylor, 515 Watkins St., no registration plates, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license, second degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 3200 Rogers St., Aug. 5. Sherrie L. Jones, 504 Muse Dr., second degree assault at 504 Muse Dr., Aug. 5. Christopher J. Maxwell, 1637 Caddie Ct., theft, second degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana at 1318 Madison Ave., Aug. 5. Michael A. Bishop, 728 Philadelphia St., #4, fourth degree assault at 728 Philadelphia St., Aug. 5. Kenneth E. Hayden Jr., 1704 Madison Ave., Apt. #3, second degree criminal mischief, theft, receiving stolen property at 2302 Casino Dr., Aug. 5. Jeffrey O. Robinson, 16 E. 20Th St., possession of marijuana, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at Intersection of E. 20th and Pearl, Aug. 5. Ian E. Beaudry, 4450 Earlsfilled Loop, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at I-75 S. exit 192, Aug. 5. William J. Cain, 152 Ashland Dr., theft of identity, serving bench warrant for court at 303 Court St., Aug. 4. Karen S. Marshall, 1622 May St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 200 W. 16th St., Aug. 3. Colin P. Flannery, 3601 Glenn Ave., possession of burglary tools,

receiving stolen property under $500, first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree disorderly conduct at 3601 Glenn Ave., Aug. 3. Benjamin R. Eure, 1339 Scott Blvd., #1, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana at 0-100 Block of E. 15th St., Aug. 2. Thomas P. Tarbell, 7328 Holbrook Rd., theft of services, alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 10 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Aug. 2.



A fire was intentionally set at 1224 Holman Ave., Aug. 7. A fire was intentionally set at 1230 Holman Ave., Aug. 6.

St., Aug. 8. Prescription medication and $400 was stolen at 1711 Banklick St., Aug. 6. Two rugs, a rug runner, a statue, and a checkbook were stolen at 208 W. 36th St., Aug. 6. A TV, computer, scanner, camera, cell phone, and internet router were stolen at 132 E. 11th St., Aug. 4. A washing machine, refrigerator, cabinets, a tool chest, and a cement mixer were stolen at 8816 Decoursey Pike, Aug. 2. Striping machines, a dish washer, and a boat motor were stolen at 329 E. 16th St., Aug. 2. Four bass guitars, an amp, two microphones, a computer, two cell phones, and prescription medication were stolen at 2035 Franklin St., A., Aug. 2.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper piping was stolen at 117 E. 13th St., Aug. 6.


A woman was struck several times at 20 E. 40th St., Aug. 7. Two women assaulted each other at 2028 Greenup St., Aug. 3. A woman was assaulted at 619 W. 12th St., Aug. 3. A woman was assaulted at 728 Philadelphia St., Aug. 3. A man was assaulted at W. 6th St. and Philadelphia St., Aug. 2. A woman was assaulted at 178 E. 43rd St., Aug. 3.

Assault, theft

A woman was assaulted and had $200 in cash taken from her at Howell St., Aug. 8.


A wallet, $30 in cash, and a dog leash were stolen at 1714 Banklick

Criminal mischief

A vehicle was shot at 1300 Maryland Ave., Aug. 9. A vehicle was vandalized at 3810 Leslie Ave., Aug. 7. The passenger side tires of a vehicle were flattened at 1405 Banklick St., Aug. 7. A fire hydrant cap was thrown through a window at 633 3rd St., Aug. 7. The window was broken out of a vehicle at 432 Watkins St., Aug. 7. A pad lock was stolen at 909 Main St., Aug. 5. A vehicle was scratched at 30 Indiana Dr., Aug. 5. A brick was thrown through the passenger side window of two vehicles at 3923 Decoursey Ave., Aug.

3. A vehicle was spray painted at 434 Baltimore Ave., Aug. 2. A vehicle's ignition switch was damaged at 1533 Greenup St., Aug. 2. TV and cable lines were cut at 1619 Holman Ave., Aug. 2.

Criminal mischief, wanton endangerment

A fired bullet was shot through a window at 668 W. 5th St., Aug. 6.

Criminal trespassing

A woman's trespass was trespassed against at 323 W. 6th St., Aug. 3.

Fraudulent use of a credit card, theft

Withdrawals were made from a bank account without authorization at 1831 Madison Ave., Aug. 2.


A man was slapped several times at 102 Promontory Dr., Aug. 6.


A man had a necklace, cell phone, and money taken from him at 214 W. 6th St., Aug. 7. A man was forced at gunpoint to withdraw $500 from an ATM at 535 Madison Ave., Aug. 5. Cash was taken from a woman at 1221 Clark St., Aug. 3. A man had his wallet stolen at gunpoint at 1409 Greenup St., Aug. 2. A vehicle was stolen at Intersection of Madison and Robbins, Aug. 2.

Sexual abuse

A woman tried to have intercourse with a unconscious man at 1513 Russell St., Aug. 3.

Terroristic threatening

A man was threatened with violence at 409 Madison Ave., Aug. 7.

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and Holman, Aug. 7. Jamel M. Taylor, 1953 Dutch Colony, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Greenup St., Aug. 7. Brenda S. Sharp, 201 W. 21St , fourth degree assault at 201 W. 21st St., Aug. 6. Michael A. Adkins, 1220 Russell St., second degree disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest at Greenup St., Aug. 7. Jesse R. Crumes, 1199 Highway Ave., possession of marijuana at 1000 Greenup St., Aug. 6. Bonnie L. Foster, 1116 Greenup St., #3A, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 400 W. 7th St., Aug. 6. James A. Gregory, 1834 Euclid Ave., fourth degree assault at 1834 Euclid Ave., Aug. 6. James K. Marshall, 136 Bluffside Dr., possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at 200 E. 11th St., Aug. 6. Celina A. Webb, 6803 Sebree Dr., #2, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess, failure to produce insurance card at W. 4th St., Aug. 6. Nichole R. Hensley, 110 Sunset Pl., fourth degree assault at 110 Sunset Pl., Aug. 6. Brian A. Mcilvain, 413 Linden St., possession of marijuana at 413 Linden St., June 5. Zachery S. Murphy, 2 Wallace Ave., Apt. 3, second degree disorderly

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theft at 4115 Church St., Aug. 3.

A man was threatened with physical harm at 630 W. 12th St., Aug. 6. A person was threatened at 119 Promontory Dr., Apt. E., Aug. 3.


Two catalytic converters were stolen at 4300 Boron Dr., Aug. 9. $500 in cash was stolen from a purse at 401 E. 20th St., Aug. 8. $12 was stolen at 75 Indiana Dr., Aug. 8. A vehicle was stolen at 922 Highland Pike, Aug. 8. A weedeater was stolen from a vehicle at 401 16th St., Aug. 7. A shoe was stolen at 4293 Winston Ave., Aug. 7. A bicycle was stolen at 302 Philadelphia St., Aug. 7. A bicycle was stolen at 1522 Garrard St., Aug. 7. A vehicle was stolen at 202 Greenup St., Aug. 7. A GPS unit was stolen at 1261 Parkway Ave., #16, Aug. 5. A bicycle was stolen at 73 Juarez Circle, Aug. 3. A bicycle was stolen at 3926 Winston Ave., Aug. 3. Approximately 50 scraped electric fan motors were stolen at 2844 Madison Pike, Aug. 3. An inflatable pool was stolen at 3120 Latonia Ave., Aug. 2. $100 cash and three credit cards were stolen at 722 Philadelphia St., Aug. 2. A generator was stolen at 533 Goetta Pl., Aug. 2. A vehicle was stolen at Pleasant St., Aug. 2.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A vehicle's license plate was stolen at 410 Delmar Pl., Aug. 2.

Theft, criminal mischief

Property was taken from two vehicles which were damaged during the

Theft, forgery

Checks were stolen and forged at 106 Idlewood Ct., Aug. 2.

Time when retail premise to close-stop sell liquor

A bar sold alcoholic beverages after closing at 144 10th St., Aug. 7.


Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

$90 worth of tools reported stolen at 17 Price Avenue, Aug. 7. $30 worth of drug/narcotic equipment reported stolen at 721 Meadow Wood Drive, Aug. 7. At 3158 Dixie Highway, Aug. 6. $300 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 3110 Dixie Highway, Aug. 10. $118.58 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 535 Buttermilk Pike, Aug. 10. $200 bicycle reported stolen at 3534 Kimberly Drive, Aug. 10.

Third degree criminal mischief

At 304 Timberlake Avenue, Aug. 6.

Fraudulent use of credit card

$895 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 3396 Cherry Tree Lane, Aug. 7. At 3104 Dixie Highway, Aug. 1.

Giving officer false name or address, warrant

$450 worth of vehicle damage reported at 102 International Lane, Aug. 6. $400 worth of damage to structure reported at 3724 Bristol Court, Aug. 10.

At I-75, Aug. 5.

Third degree possession of controlled substance

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 4086 Circlewood Drive, Aug. 11.

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Possession of marijuana Second degree burglary

At 2301 Crestbrook Drive, Aug. 5.

Second degree criminal mischief

At 2513 Woodhill Court, Aug. 3. $3,000 worth of damage to structure reported at 570 Stevenson Road, Aug. 8.

Theft by unlawful taking

$400 worth of tools reported stolen at 319 Commonwealth Avenue, Aug. 6. $55 worth of clothes reported stolen at 528 Greenfield Lane, Aug. 5. $412 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Aug. 5. $40 reported stolen at 323 Sunset Avenue, Aug. 6. $350 worth of tools reported stolen at 719 Bromley Crescent Springs Road, Aug. 6. At 510 Commonwealth Avenue, Aug. 5.

$10 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 2301 Crestbrook Drive, Aug. 5.

Incidents/investigations First degree possession of controlled substance

At 2511 Plantation Drive, Aug. 8.

Fourth degree assault

At 51 Orphanage Road, Aug. 9. Third degree possession of controlled substance At 2511 Plantation Drive, Aug. 8.



Mona K Tapp, 20, 4031 Applewood Court B2, execution of bench warrant for shoplifting, execution of bench warrant for nonsupport at 4031 Applewood Court, Aug. 9. William C. Ballinger, 53, 2250 Callant Road, menacing at 2112 Declaration Drive, Aug. 5.


About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Michael P. Cetrulo, 48, 1716 Mt. Vernon Drive, indecent exposure at Madison Pike, Aug. 5. Ella C. York, 38, 304 Eden Avenue, disorderly conduct, indecent exposure, resisting arrest at 1028 Bristow Road, Aug. 6. Joshua D. Nance, 24, 5194 Madison Pike, execution of Boone County warrant at 5194 Madison Pike, Aug. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault fourth degree, terroristic threatening, menacing Man threatened victim inside Frisch’s at 2116 Declaration Drive, Aug. 5.

Criminal mischief

Auto vandalized $250 at 819 Cox Road, Aug. 6. Auto vandalized $250 at 10169 Falcon Ridge, Aug. 6.

Indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest

Woman changed maxi pad in victim’s front yard at 1030 Bristow Road, Aug. 6.

Menacing, disorderly conduct

At 10781 Brentwater, Aug. 11.


Tools $99.99 at 2136 Declaration Drive, Aug. 9.

Theft by unlawful taking

At 75 Carrie Way, Aug. 6.

Theft of indentity of another without consent

At 826 Ridgepoint Drive, Aug. 9.

Beth Darnell, 28, of Florence and Chantha Ouk, 27, of Cincinnati, issued July 30, 2010. Jeanie Worley, 46, and Mark Shenefelt, 36, both of Erlanger, issued July 30, 2010. Robyn, Staurovsky, 30, of Kentucky and Joseph Engels, 32, of Minnesota, issued July 30, 2010. Jamie Fenton, 27, and Joseph Marksberry, 31, both of Bellevue, issued July 30, 2010. Tara Lloyd, 19, and Andrew Miller, 26, both of Erlanger, issued July 30, 2010. Ana Mendiola, 25, of Cincinnati and Andrew Salach, 33, of Covington, issued August 2, 2010. Jaclyn Wiley, 25, of Ohio and Johnny Flowers, 31, of Kentucky, issued August 2, 2010. Velma Bishop, 54, of Kentucky and G.J. Johnson Jr., 71, of Virginia, issued August 2, 2010. Bobbie Pollitt, 31, and Michael Bush, 21, both of Independence, issued August 2, 2010. Nereyda Zavala, 31, and Gilberto Garcia, 26, both of Florence, issued August 3, 2010. Shar-Day Carlton, 24, of Ohio and Horace Smith II, 25, of Kentucky, issued August 3, 2010. Hind Dawod, 54, of Jordan and Mazen Hamza, 51, of Jerusalem, issued August 4, 2010. Ann Meiners, 31, of Ohio and Roberto Bradford, 38, of Georgia, issued August 4, 2010. Christina Billingsley, 46, and Timothy Grubb, 38, both of Covington, issued August 4, 2010. Brandy Toler, 21, and James Jackson, 22, both of Ludlow, issued August 4, 2010. Amy Caldwell, 28, and David Klein, 34, both of Covington, issued August 4, 2010. Dawn Halsey, 30, and Michael Barrett, 30, both of Independence,

issued August 4, 2010. Ashlee Loftis, 23, and Michael Kennedy, 26, both of Villa Hills, issued August 4, 2010. Lauren Williams, 26, of Florida and Brandt Davis, 29, of Indiana, issued August 5, 2010. Sheena Whalen, 22, and Richard Grooms, 23, both of Covington, issued August 5, 2010. Nyquicha Jackson, 29, and Anthony Dodds, 35, both of Cincinnati, issued August 5, 2010. Kim Burkhart, 51, and Charles Burkhart, 59, both of Cincinnati, issued August 5, 2010. Meghan Eldridge, 24, and Jeremy Jackson, 25, both of Fort Wright, issued August 5, 2010. Rebecca Meismer, 33, of Cincinnati and William Farro, 36, of Edgewood, issued August 6, 2010. Penny Hall, 21, and Donald Robison III, 23, both of Cincinnati, issued August 6, 2010. Berry Castleman, 39, and John Rijswijck, 41, both of Burlington, issued August 6, 2010. Temitope Ayanrinola, 27, of Crescent Springs and Kenneth Hushie, 27, of Taylor Mill, issued August 6, 2010. Mary Ryan, 61, and William Ryan, 57, both of Dayton, issued August 9, 2010. Bynne Rosemeyer, 26, of Cincinnati and Brian Wesselman, 25, of Union, issued August 11, 2010. Teresa Logan, 47, and Matthew House, 39, both of Oklahoma City, issued August 11, 2010. Cherilyn Grillot, 25, and Benjamin Jacobs, 35, both of Batavia, issued August 11, 2010. Kristin Estepp, 25, and Jason Streety, 25, both of Erlanger, issued August 11, 2010. Stephanie Jones, 44, and Leonard Jones, 61, both of Middletown, issued August 12, 2010.



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DEATHS Mildred Armstrong

Mildred Francis Lightner Armstrong, 80, Elsmere, died Aug. 9, 2010, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. Her husband, Russell H. Armstrong; son, Rusty Armstrong and grandson, Jonathan Hill, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Nellie Hill of Morning View and Jessie Dalton of Walton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Walton Food Pantry, c/o Walton Christian Church, 50 S. Main St., Walton, KY 41094.

Gloria Ruth Arnzen

Gloria Ruth Arnzen, 66, Villa Hills, a homemaker, died Aug. 7, 2010, at University Hospital, Corryville. Survivors include her son, Tyler Arnzen of Villa Hills; sister, Janet Armstrong of Linesville, Pa.; three brothers, Dr. Thomas Miller of Redmond, Wash., Francis Cornmesser of San Juan Baptista, Calif., and Lester Cornmesser of LaPorte, Texas. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Wanda L. Ashley

Wanda L. Ashley, 65, Elsmere, died Aug. 13, 2010, at her home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Robert Ashley of Elsmere; daughters, Kristina Ashley of Edgewood and Sherry Lynn Blazer of Cincinnati; son, Robert Bryant Ashley of Elsmere; brother, Elmer Farrell of Taylor Mill; and three grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill.

Michael Lee Cook

Michael Lee Cook, 56, Independence, died Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a sheet metal worker for Local 24 Teamsters and member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Independence. Survivors include his wife, Sherril Bridges Cook; daughter, Jessica Cook of Independence; son, Jacob Cook of Bromley; step-sons, Elias Murphy of Louisville, Seth Murphy of Osan Air Force Base, South Korea, Nathan Murphy of Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, and Zechariah Murphy of Independence; sisters, Cathy Cox of Independence, Paula Melton of Morning View and Sherry Henderson of Morning View. Memorials: Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.

Lyda Mae Cox

Lyda Mae Walker Cox, 96, Bossier City, La., formerly of Covington, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home in Bossier City, La. She was a homemade candy sales clerk at the J.H. Shillito Co. of Cincinnati and a clerk at Park Dry Goods of Covington. A member of South Side Baptist Church of Covington, she was the PTA president of the 5th District and Jon G. Carlisle elementary schools, Covington. Her husband, Glavis “Skip” Cox, died in 1999. Survivors include her daughters, June Cox Ballinger of Bossier City and Gloria Cox Houston of Erlanger; sister, Alma Walker Wiley of Covington; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and four step-great-great grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial

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Ronald L. Daugherty

Ronald L. Daugherty, 67, Newport, died Aug. 10, 2010, at his home. He was a warehouseman for Richardson and Associates. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Bravard Daugherty; daughters, Rhonda Fryman of Burlington, Kim Colston of Newport and Melissa Asher of Newport; brother, Jerry Daugherty of Independence; sisters, Margaret Herzog and Sandy Batton, both of Latonia; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Ronald L. Daugherty Memorial Fund, c/o Middendorf Funeral Home, 3312 Madison Pike, Fort Wright, KY 41017.

Elmer Dorgan

Elmer Garland Dorgan, 82, Burlington, died Aug. 12, 2010, in Burlington. He was an electrician with ADT, World War II Navy veteran, member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Young at Heart in Latonia and former scout leader at Corpus Christi Church in Newport. His wife, Betty J. Miller Dorgan; son, Robert Dorgan and daughter, Cindy Luken, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Donald Dorgan of Burlington, Thomas Dorgan of Independence, Garry Dorgan of Erlanger, William Dorgan of Villa Hills; daughters, Mary Johnson of Topeka, Kan., Pamela Neace and Sue Dorgan, both of Burlington, Becky Ramsey of Erlanger; brother, Thomas Dorgan of Cold Spring; sister, Audrey Cliff of Silver Grove; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hosea House/ECHO, 901 York St., Newport, KY 41071.

Elmer Dorgan

Elmer Garland Dorgan, 82, Burlington, died Aug. 12, 2010, in Burlington. He was an electrician with ADT, World War II Navy veteran, member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Young at Heart in Latonia and former scout leader at Corpus Christi Church in Newport. His wife, Betty J. Miller Dorgan; son, Robert Dorgan and daughter, Cindy Luken, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Donald Dorgan of Burlington, Thomas Dorgan of Independence, Garry Dorgan of Erlanger, William Dorgan of Villa Hills; daughters, Mary Johnson of Topeka, Kan., Pamela Neace and Sue Dorgan, both of Burlington, Becky Ramsey of Erlanger; brother,

Thomas Dorgan of Cold Spring; sister, Audrey Cliff of Silver Grove; 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hosea House/ECHO, 901 York St., Newport, KY 41071.

Rayburn C. Edwards Jr.

Rayburn Clayton Edwards Jr., 54, Erlanger, died Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Vineyard Community Church in Cincinnati. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Laughlin of Burlington, Vt., Anita Dixon and Alexis Edwards, both of Lexington, Ky., and Cheri Alexander of Pekin, Ind.; mother, Jeanette Tucker of Erlanger; brothers, Charles Tucker of Erlanger and Tim Tucker of Indianapolis; sisters, Debra Kadler of Erlanger, Yvonne Beghtol of Frankfort, and Elizabeth Thomas of Trenton, Ohio and nine grandchildren. Memorials: Vineyard Community Church Healing Center, 11340 Century Circle E., Cincinnati, OH 45246.

Earl Edward Emmett

Earl Edward Emmett, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Dayton, Ky., died Aug. 11, 2010, at Greystone Nursing Home, Cincinnati. He was a lithographer, farmer and World War II Army veteran. Survivors include his brother, John Emmett of Covington; sisters, Shirley Emmett of Dayton and Marion Koehler of Fort Wright. Memorials: Salvation Army, 340 W. 10th St., Newport, KY 41071.

Sandra Eten

Sandra Eten, 50, Alexandria, died Aug. 7, 2010, at her home. She was a substitute teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul School and for Campbell County Schools and a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Eten; sons, Lawrence Eten Jr. and Mathew Eten, both of Independence, Nathan Eten of Alexandria, and Ryan Jacob of Alexandria; and sister, Joeclyn Couch of Melbourne.

Louise M. Gavin

Louise M. Gavin, 91, Bromley, died Aug. 11, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood. She was a returns agent for Baylis Brothers, Cincinnati. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Bromley, including Church Day and Night Guild, and Sunday school teacher for 40 years. She was a lathe operator at Wright Aeronautical during World War II. Her husband, Earl Gavin, and son, Clyde Gavin, preceded her in death. Survivors include a son, Stephen Gavin of Ludlow. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erlanger. Memorials: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 110 Boone Street, Bromley, Ky. 41016 or Bromley Life Squad, 226 Boone Street, Bromley, Ky., 41016.

Allen Raymond Jahnke

Allen Raymond Jahnke, 87, Florence, died Aug. 8, 2010, at Brighton Gardens, Edgewood. He was a controller from Didier Taylor Refractories Co., formerly the National Lead Co., a World War II Army veteran, member of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Latonia., Golden Rule Masonic Lodge 345 F.&A.M., Scottish Rite, Syrian Shrine, Sons of Dixie Barbershop Chorus, past president of Cincinnati Chapter of Planning Forum, past director of National Association of Accountants and Cub master for the Boy Scouts of America. His wife, Jeanne Ruth Olschner Jahnke, died in 2007. Survivors include his sons, Carl Jahnke of Florence and Mark Jahnke of Fort Wright; sister, Esther Phipps of Hendersonville, N.C.; three grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Memorials: St. Mark United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 15141, Latonia, KY 41015.

Everett Ray “Eddie Ray” Johnson, 24, Independence, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was a laborer for Szabo Concrete. Survivors include his son, Carter Johnson of Hebron; parents, Samantha and Sam Farris of Independence and Ray and Tina Johnson of Independence; sisters, Krista Johnson and Bridgette Johnson, both of Independence; brothers, Nicholas Farris, Jacob Farris and Tyler Johnson, all of Independence; grandparents, Jerra Johnson of Florence and Ray Johnson of League City, Texas. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Covington. Memorials: Carter Mason Johnson Trust Fund, c/o any Fifth Third Bank branch.

41018; or Elsmere Baptist Memorial Fund, 250 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Dorothy Kincaid, 81, Elsmere, died Aug. 14, 2010, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. She was an inspector for Equitable Bag Co. and a member of Elsmere Baptist Church. Her husband, William Kincaid, and sons, Larry and Ronnie Sullivan, died previously. Survivors include her sons, David Sullivan and Robert Kincaid, both of Walton, Kenneth Kincaid of Elsmere and Billy Kincaid of Union; daughters, Sandy Knauff of Minneapolis, Minn., Sharon Williams and Linda Henry, both of Independence, Diane Tanner of Elsmere and Conner Emerson of Walton; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Garden, Erlanger. Memorials: Elsmere Baptist Church Shut-in and Outreach Fund, 250 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY

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Barbara B. Knasel

Barbara B. Knasel, 64, Latonia, died Aug. 10, 2010, at her home. She worked as an account manager with Avaya Inc. for more than 10 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post in Latonia and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include her daughter, Teresa Gahman of Taylor Mill; son, Earl Donald Knasel of Latonia; sisters, Jean Moeves of Fort Wright, Martha Rheynard of Ceresco, Mich., and Mary Jane Knasel of Taylor Mill; brothers, Clarence Vastine Jr. of Hebron, William T. and Dennis Vastine, both of Orlando Fla.; and one grandchild. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

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Kenton Recorder

On the record

August 19, 2010


Paul E. Mertle

CRIT LUALLEN AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts announces the completion of the financial audit of the Kenton County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. The following transmittal letter was prepared, on behalf of the Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, by the firm of, Peercy and Gray PSC, Certified Public Accountants. The Office of the Auditor of Public Accounts engaged Peercy and Gray, PSC to perform the financial audit of the Kenton County Fiscal Court and worked closely with the firm during our report review process.



PEERCY AND GRAY, PSC Certified Public Accountants 2300 Hurstbourne Village Drive, Suite 500 Louisville, Kentucky 40299 Phone: (502) 493-1090 FAX: (502) 493-7231

To the People of Kentucky Honorable Steven L. Beshear, Governor Jonathan Miller, Secretary Finance and Administration Cabinet Honorable Ralph Drees, Kenton County Judge/Executive Members of the Kenton County Fiscal Court Independent Auditor’s Report We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, the business-type activities, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of Kenton County, Kentucky, as of and for the year ended June 30, 2009, which collectively comprise the County’s basic financial statements, as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Kenton County Fiscal Court. Our responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements based on our audit. We did not audit the financial statements of the Kenton County Golf Course, which represent 100% of the assets and revenues of the business-type activities and major enterprise fund. That financial statement was audited by another auditor whose report thereon has been furnished to us, and our opinion, insofar as it relates to the amounts included for Kenton County Golf Course is based on the report of the other auditor. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America, the standards applicable to financial audits contained In Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States, and the Audit Guide for Fiscal Court Audits issued by the Auditor of Public Accounts, Commonwealth of Kentucky. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit and the report of the other auditor provides a reasonable basis for our opinions. As described in Note 1, Kenton County, Kentucky, prepares its financial statements in accordance with the modified cash basis, which is a comprehensive basis of accounting other than accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The financial statements of the Kenton County Golf Course, an enterprise fund, is presented in accordance with the accrual basis of accounting and therefore include certain accruals required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America that are not presented in accordance with the modified cash basis. The amounts by which these accruals affect the financial statements are not reasonably determinable. In our opinion, based on our audit and the report of the other auditor, except for the effects of such adjustments, if any, as might have been determined had the Kenton County Golf Course been prepared using the same basis of accounting as Kenton County, Kentucky, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the business-type activities, and the major enterprise fund of Kenton County, Kentucky as of June 30, 2009 and the respective changes in financial position and cash flows, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with the basis of accounting described in Note 1. In addition, in our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major governmental fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information for Kenton County, Kentucky, as of June 30, 2009, and the respective changes in financial position, thereof for the year then ended in conformity with the basis of accounting described in Note 1. The management’s discussion and analysis and budgetary comparison information are not a required part of the basic financial statements but are supplementary information required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. We have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquiries of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the required supplementary information. However, we did not audit the information and express opinion on it. Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming opinions on the financial statements that collectively comprise kenton County, Kentucky’s basic financial statements. The accompanying supplementary information, combining fund financial statements, are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required part of the basic financial statements. The accompanying schedule of expenditures of federal awards is presented for purposes of additional analysis as required by U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, and is not a required part of the basic financial statements. The combining fund financial statements and the schedule of expenditures for federal awards have been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of the basic financial statements and, in our opinion, are fairly stated in all material respects in relation of the basic financial statements taken as a whole. To the People of Kentucky Honorable Steven L. Beshear, Governor Jonathan Miller, Secretary Finance and Administration Cabinet Honorable Ralph Drees, Kenton County Judge/Executive Members of the Kenton County Fiscal Court In accordance with Government Auditing Standards, we have also issued our report dated March 18, 2010 on our consideration of Kenton County, Kentucky’s internal control over financial reporting and on our tests of its compliance with certain provisions of laws, regulations, contracts, and grant agreements and other matters. The purpose of that report is to describe the scope of our testing of internal control over financial reporting and compliance and the results of that testing, and not to provide an opinion on the internal control over financial reporting or on compliance. That report is an integral part of an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and should be considered in assessing the results of our audit. Based on the results of our audit, we present the accompanying schedule of findings and questioned costs, included herein, which discusses the following report comment: 2009-01 The County Should Capitalize Capital Assets In Accordance With The Approved Capitalization Policy Respectfully submitted, Peercy and Gray, PSC Certified Public Accountants

March 18, 2010 State law requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to annually audit fiscal courts, county clerks, and sheriffs; and print the results in a newspaper having general circulation in the county. The complete audit and any other audit of state agencies, fiscal courts, county clerks, sheriffs, and property valuation administrators may be viewed in the reports section of the Auditor of Public Accounts’ website at www. or upon request by calling 1-800-247-9126. 209 St. Clair Street Frankfort, KY 40601-1817 CE-1001582496-01


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Paul E. Mertle, 46, Florence, died Aug. 3, 2010, in Florence. Survivors include his brothers, Ray Mertle of Taylor Mill and Gerard Mertle of Florence; sisters, Peggy Whitacre of Covington, Debbie Lorenz of Avondale, Ariz., Sharon Engelhard of Alexandria and Theresa Mertle of Florence. Memorials: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.

Patty J. Miller

Patty J. Kuckein Miller, 77, Edgewood, died Aug. 9, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and former member of the First United Methodist Church in Van Wert, Ohio. Survivors include her husband, Dana D. Miller; daughters, Robin Brannen of Covington, Regina Burns and Rebecca Wisman, both of Independence; son, D. Douglas Miller of Edgewood; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. No public services. Linnemann Funeral Home and Cremation Center is handling arrangements. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Bobby Phillips

Bobby Phillips, 76, Latonia, died Aug. 10, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center Fort Thomas. He was a heating and air conditioner technician and a Korean War veteran. His wife, Jacqueline Phillips, and daughters, Bobbie Sue Larkin and Debra Johnson, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Judy Crabtree of Florence, Betty Sturgeon of Latonia, Jackie Ledford of Blanchester, Ohio, Mary Curran of


Park Hills and Jennifer Guisinger of Covington; sons, Robert Phillips of Erlanger, David and Ronald Larkin, both of Covington; sisters, Sherry Brabant of Fairfield, Janet Baker of Middleton, Ohio, Kim Szwedo of Milwaukee, and Lillian Pagano of Cincinnati; 30 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Jeremiah L. Ross

Jeremiah Lee Ross, 28, Covington, died Aug. 7, 2010, in Fort Mitchell. He was a cook at Max & Erma’s Restaurant in Crestview Hills. Survivors include his mother, Rene Polley of Cincinnati; father, Ken Ross of Dobson, N.C.; stepmother, Renee Ross of Dobson, N.C.; grandmother, Wilma Polley of Independence; fiancée, Kelly Dannenfelser of Union; daughters, Madison and Noel Ross, both of Lincolnton, N.C.; brothers, Brandon and Blake Ross, both of Bellevue and stepbrother, Toby Wiles of Dobson, N.C.

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Wesley Tucker, 92, Melbourne, died Aug 12, 2010, at his home. He was a member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Covington. His wife, Ida Mae Tucker, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Pam Tucker of Melbourne; son, Terry Tucker of Latonia; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery.

Charles J. Vieth

Charles J. Vieth, 65, Independence, died Aug. 6, 2010, at his home. He was a court reporter for more than 30 years, owned CJV Reporting and was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his daughters, Nicole Vieth-Clayton of Florence and Kathleen Vieth of Independence; brother, Robert Vieth of Florence; sister, Eileen Kailholz of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and one grandson. Memorials: Veterans Affairs Medical Center Volunteer Service (135), 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220.

John Jack Leonard Stortz, 71, of Cincinnati, formerly of Covington, died Aug. 12, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati in Western Hills. He worked for CinFab in Cincinnati, was a member of St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ in Cincinnati, Garfield Alumni, Waynesville Skydiving Club in Waynesville, Ohio, and a former member of First United Church of Christ in Cincinnati. His daughter, Jennifer L. Stortz, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Jones Stortz of Cincinnati; daughter, Susan Bilz of Cincinnati and two grandchildren. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095.

Robert Ray Walls, 60, Erlanger, died Aug. 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a manager for Fazio Foods. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Walls; daughter, Linda Walls of Erlanger; sons, Bobby Walls of Fort Thomas, Rick Walls of Silver Grove and Mike Walls of Tampa, Fla.; sisters, Sue Taylor of Fort Myers, Fla., Beverly Hays of Greenup, Jennie Napier and Penny Baker, both of Newport; brothers, Jimmy Walls of Fort Myers, Fla., and Billy Walls of Covington; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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