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Pavers sold for Oaks memorial

Project honors military, first reponders By Stephanie Salmons

History comes to life in Fort Wright

History buffs got to see characters portraying Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Stephen Foster as well as Civil War re-enactments at Battery Hooper Days. LIFE, B1

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Tenth anniversary of Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. • If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Recorder would like to know. • Send us your memories of the day, and thoughts about the 10 years since. Send to

INDEPENDENCE - Fundraising efforts are under way for a memorial planned on Simon Kenton High School’s campus. Memorial Oaks of South Kenton is a veteran and first responders memorial, Independence Councilman Chris Reinersman said. Thirteen oak saplings were planted at the school in 1946 as part of an effort spearheaded by teacher Elma Taylor to honor servicemen and women of World


Rendering of a marker proposed to be constructed at Simon Kenton’s Memorial Oaks site.

War II. Four of the 13 trees remain and the World War II memorial was rededicated earlier this year. “We rededicated those with the goal of raising $100,000 for a

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more permanent memorial,” said retired Simon Kenton teacher and veteran Bill Schneider. The focus of the memorial is to recognize service in the armed forces by citizens from southern Kenton County and as local first responders for the communities within southern Kenton County, according to information found on It is to honor those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “We just can’t let our veterans be forgotten,” Schneider said. The local American Legion Moon Brothers Post 275 is overseeing the project, Reinersman said. Brick pavers that can be engraved are now being sold for

the project. The cost is $50 for a 4-inch by 8-inch paver or $100 for an 8-inch by 8-inch paver. They can be engraved with any message and will be used on the floor of the memorial, he said. According to Reinersman, pavers are a great opportunity for residents to honor friends, family and others. “It’s a relatively small amount to show your support to people who gave so much or continue to give so much,” he said. Sponsorship opportunities are also available and magnetic ribbons are also available for purchase to support the efforts. For more information or a paver order form, visit

Former co-workers win comedy contest By Stephanie Salmons

Former co-workers Brian Knab of Burlington and Michael Rudolph of Taylor Mill are pretty funny guys – and they have the title to prove it. Both recently won Go Bananas Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in Cincinnati” contest earlier this month – Knab in the amateur division and Rudolph in the semi-pro division. As part of their prize, each comic will perform at the Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha Beer and Comedy Festival Aug. 26-27 at Sawyer Point. Rudolph, 32, will also get a “feature” (the act that goes before the headliner) at Go Bananas, which is located in Montgomery, while Knab, 38, will get an emcee gig at the club. Rudolph will feature for Mike Lukas Sept. 22-25. They used to work about “30 feet apart” from each other and always talked about their favorite comics and doing comedy but hadn’t seen each other in about eight years, Knab said. “He found out I was doing comedy and reached out to me and asked what he could do to get into it,” Rudolph said. He put Knab in touch with the right people to “give it a shot and we ended up winning the contest ... which was creepy and funny all at the same time,” Rudolph said. “It’s weird how it all works out.” According to Rudolph, his first time on


Michael Rudolph of Taylor Mill and Brian Knab of Burlington are on stage with host of Go Bananas Comedy Club’s “Funniest Person in Cincinnati” contest host Gabe Kea. Rudolph and Knab each won the contest in their divisions, semi-pro and amateur respectively. stage was less than two years ago. Knab said he had been on stage once before joining the competition. Competitions help get their names out, but comedy is more of a “team thing,” Rudolph said. “You want everybody to do well. I don’t like beating people. Somebody has to lose.” By the time performers reach the final round, “all the comics are hilarious,” Knab said. Rudolph said he considers himself to be a storyteller. His nerves require him to prepare, but preparation is what sets him apart from others, he said. “I get so anxious,” he said. “I’m not nerv-

ous per se, I just can’t wait. I want to make the best of it.” Knab, however, is “very comfortable” on stage and with public speaking. His act is “conversational” and no different than talking to people at a party, he said. Knab also tries to do things people can relate to and tries to keep his act “clean,” he said. “I try to keep it clean because I have kids that know how to use YouTube,” Knab said. “I don’t want to ever do something they can’t watch or see. I’ve also been told people appreciate that. They can bring their mom to one of my shows.”

Hardware store co-owner dies at 93 By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor


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Community Choice winner

The Golf Courses of Kenton County won the 2011 Community Choice Award for Best Golf Course. The 54-hole facility offers three unique 18-hole courses: Fox Run, The Willows and The Pioneer. Pictured is general manager Steve Jablonowski. For more Community Choice winners, see our special section inside.

Dorothy K. Schneider, 93, who together with her late husband ran a longtime Independence business, died Aug. 10 at the Baptist Towers in Covington. Together with her husband, Harold (Hank) Schneider, who died in 2009, the Schneiders owned the Independence Hardware store in Independence across the street the Independence Courthouse, and next to Riley’s Market. “The hardware store was an important place under the ownership of the Schneiders,” said Steve

Nienaber, a family friend. “I remember the smell of salted peanuts that you could get with a turn of a crank handle. The store was small, packed with everything you could want. According to Nienaber, “It was a personal experience to go to Independence Hardware, and I was in there a lot during my entire childhood. They were wonderful people, and we were like neighbors. I‘ll miss them deeply.” The Schneiders were childhood sweethearts, having gone to school at Holmes High School in

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August 25, 2011


Art Affair features Caribbean theme Schneider

By Justin B. Duke

A Caribbean breeze is blowing toward Triple Crown. The Family Nurturing Center is hosting its 17th annual Art Affair, which takes on the “Caribbean on Canvas” theme. The Art Affair is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Union.


One of the silent auction tables last year featured paintings and photographs up for grabs. To set the Caribbean atmosphere, the evening

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will start with steel drum music by Steal Away Music. Artists Tom Gaither and Lisa England Schuster will give live painting demonstrations and their paintings will be up for auction. “They’re two different style of artists, so it should be very interesting for our guests,” said Tracy Fuchs, director of development for the Family Nurturing Center. In addition to art up for auction, there will be live and silent auctions for items like a Cincinnati Reds suite package, a day at Keeneland and tour of horse farms led by Turfway Park president Bob Elliston and a trip to Walt Disney World. This year’s Art Affair offers a bit of surprise with the new island mystery purses, which are designer purses with mystery items in them like jewelry, tickets and other prizes. “You don’t know what’s inside them,” Fuchs said. Tickets are $70 in advance or $80 at the door and include three open bars and tropical hors d’oeuvres all night. For $20, guests can buy a hand-painted wine glass and get free Barefoot Wine for the evening. All proceeds from the Art Affair goes toward the Family Nurturing Center’s mis-


The Family Nurturing Center presents “An Art Affair to Remember” featuring a live art painting demonstration, silent and live auction, wine toss and champagne club at the Triple Crown Country Club on Friday, Aug. 26. Proceeds from the evening provided support for child abuse education, prevention and treatment programs from the Family Nurturing Center. Here is a view of the foyer at last year’s event. sion of combating child abuse through treatment, prevention and education services. For detailsor tickets visit

Covington. They married, and had two sons, Jerry and Don. In 1959 Dorothy and Hank bought the hardware store belonging to her uncle Charles Rothman, and the family became a mom and pop business. “Mom and dad improved the store significantly, adding a line of gifts, and offering window and screen repair,” said Don Schneider of Lexington, the younger son. “They had a complete line of hardware, and people loved to come in the store. I started working there in the summer and on Saturdays when I was 12, and continued working there until I was about 30.” Riley’s Market, located next door to the hardware store, was owned by Mary Riley, Dorothy’s sister, and the two sisters spent a lot of time together. “My mom and aunt had a lot in common, and they would take daytrips together, especially after they both retired,” Don Schneider said. “My family lived on McCullum Road, about a quarter mile from the store, and Dad used to walk to work when the weather was good,” he said. Jerry Schneider of Cincinnati, the older son, said the store had unique items like parts for coal oil lamps.

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“My mom was really into historical things, too, and contributed really old pictures of Independence to a book that just came out,” he said. “Mom was always happy and very generous, constantly offering to feed everybody.” The Schneiders sold Independence Hardware in 1982, and the couple traveled in their spare time. However, whenever they were in the grocery store, or in church at Independence Christian Church, or just walking down the street, people would stop them and talk about their memories of the hardware store, and how much they missed the couple at the store. “Mom and dad were well known in the community, and everybody liked them,” Don Schneider said. “People would come in to buy something, and stay and talk with mom and dad. Later, they moved in at Baptist Towers, but so many people still remember them at the store. I always remember mom as kind, loving, and joyful, a happy person, and it showed.” Mrs. Schneider’s funeral services will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Swindler and Currin Funeral home in Independence. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the service starts at 11 a.m.

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BRIEFLY Yard sale set

The South Covington Community Action Association will host its annual yard and craft sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Hands Pike Park, 1255 Hands Pike.

Schroeder appointed

Gov. Steve Beshear has reappointed David E. Schroeder of Ludlow to the State Archives and Records Commission. He will serve for a term expiring Aug. 14, 2015. Schroeder is the director of


the Kenton County Public Library. He represents the Kentucky Library Association.

Seniors Picnic returns Sept. 8

The Kenton County Fiscal Court will present its 10th annual Seniors Picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept, 8, at the Kenton County Fairgrounds, 1620 Harris Pike. The picnic will take on a 1950s theme and feature karaoke, a hula hoop contest, door prizes and more.

Lunch will be a chicken picnic and snacks and refreshments will be served before the meal. Tickets cost $7 and the picnic is open to Kenton County residents 55 or older. Spots are limited and to make a reservation call 859392-1920.


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Arts centers throw a parade By Patricia A. Scheyer

nity, a few steps away,” Brass said. “And there are fun things to do at these centers that can help people in the community appreciate art in everyday life. Everything is free to the public on Saturday, and we want people to come and enjoy themselves.” My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus has some interesting things planned for the day, too. “We will have kids unicycling, juggling, and hooping, activities we will teach them to do,” said Steve Roenker, of Covington, director of the organization. “We will invite the entire family to participate, too. I think it will be a very enjoyable day for everyone.”

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Good to the last drop

Sumner Edelbroich, 6 of Independence, likes the ice cream down to the last drop at the ice cream and fireworks event at the Durr Library Friday night.

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Daniel Stacy, a participant at Baker Hunt Arts and Cultural Center, makes a drum for the Aug. 27 parade celebrating Community Arts Centers Day. hand to help with makeup, and people from the Behringer-Crawford will help children design masks, while other artists from Baker Hunt will assist the children with shoebox parade float hats. Members from the Carnegie will help wherever needed in creation and design, and the Center for Great Neighborhoods will have art by Covington’s Future on display, and set

up an onsite photo booth so children can take home a souvenir from the day. “The purpose of the event is to raise awareness for the art centers which are right there in your commu-

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FORT MITCHELL - A fifth-grader is on the mind of his community. Members of the Fort Mitchell community are coming together to host the Smiles for Jonah Benefit. The event benefits Jonah Steenken and his family. Steenken is a fifth-grader at Beechwood Elementary who has leukemia. For the last year, Steenken has been in and out of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for treatments, and he’s remained in the thoughts of the community. “People do not forget,” said Suzanne Deatherage, the mother of one of Steenken’s classmates. Over the summer a group of Steenken’s friends all shaved their heads as a sign of solidarity with Steenken as he was going through chemotherapy. And now the community is coming together again to support him. “The community wanted to do something because medical bills are piling up,” Deatherage said. Smiles for Jonah will be


Jonah Steenken, who has leukemia, gets a visit from his friends who shaved their heads during his chemotherapy. from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Beechwood Swim Club, 397 Beechwood Road. The night will feature full use of the swim club, carnival games, raffles, silent auctions and live music by Kruzad and the Growlers.



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Madelyne Garcia, 10 and her brother Bennie, 6, and sister Lilly, 9, line up in front of the sign so mom can take the traditional first day of school picture at Beechwood Aug. 18.

Emmaline Farmer, 6, gets a kiss from mom, Sara, as she carries her special box of pictures into first grade at Beechwood School.

Nine-year-olds Hannah Wells, Olivia Farmer and Carli Mockbee, all entering fourth grade, have been friends since kindergarten at Beechwood School.

Beechwood treasures back-to-school traditions

The grand old trees on Beechwood school’s campus were festooned with toilet paper as an unofficial rite for the first day of school Aug. 18. Principal Jamee Flaherty greeted students and parents took lots of pictures as students conquered first-day butterflies and marched into their classrooms to begin another school year. The Beechwood campus, festooned with toilet paper.

Madelyn Mockbee and her friend Emmaline Farmer, both 6, are excited about starting first grade.

Principal Jamee Flaherty greets Cassidy, 11, Alex, 9, and Darcy, 7 Grence, and their mom on the first day of school at Beechwood.

Ashley Funez, 4, and Aileen Funez, 2, of Fort Mitchell get ready for school at Beechwood Aug. 18.

Mike and Meg Counts give their daughter Maryah, 5, a sandwich kiss before she starts kindergarten at Beechwood.

Lauren Schell, 7, is excited to be starting second grade at Beechwood and seeing all her friends.

Twins Lily and Darby Emerson, 8, of Fort Mitchell, smile as they find their classes on the bulletin board at Beechwood Aug. 18.

One last hug from mom Nicole, and Madison Wells, 5, is off to her first day of kindergarten at Beechwood.

Eliza Earle, 5, poses as mom, Gina, takes her picture for the first day of kindergarten at Beechwood. Matthew Chamblee, 10, and sister Kaitlin, 8, search for their class list at Beechwood School Aug. 18 on the first day of school.


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One to One launches new year with music fest A new year of One to One, a volunteer-based program that pairs adults with elementary-age children struggling with reading, will launch Wednesday, Aug. 31, with a musical rally and a call for new reading coaches. One to One Rockin’ Rally: A Music Fest for Literacy will recognize volunteers and introduce the One to One: Practicing Reading with Students to potential new literacy coaches. The music fest will be 57:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Sanitation District No. 1’s outdoor classroom on Madison Pike in Fort Wright. The event will feature local rock band Jack Trigger and guest speaker Dr. O’dell Owens, president of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, along with refreshments, door prizes and raffles. Coaches spend 35 minutes per week with their student at one of more than 30 Northern Kentucky schools that participate in the program. Training is provided and offers step-bystep instructions on how to

One to One Rockin’ Rally: A Music Fest for Literacy will feature Owens local rock band Jack Trigger and guest speaker Dr. O’dell Owens, president of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, along with refreshments, door prizes and raffles. maximize every minute to help students practice reading. Training opportunities are available in daytime and evening sessions beginning Tuesday, Aug. 23, though Sept. 15. For more on volunteering, visit and click on the Initiatives tab. To register for a session, contact Nancy Costello at or 859-282-9214.


First day of school

On Aug. 16, 345 students and their families returned to Calvary Christian School for orientation and a complimentary Back to School Fried Chicken Picnic. Calvary matriculated 53 new students for its 38th year, and were welcomed by new administrator, Dr. Bill Dickens, and the entire CCS faculty and staff.


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N. Kentucky University president Votruba to retire By Cliff Peale

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Northern Kentucky University will look for more than a new on-campus leader after President Jim Votruba retires next spring. It also will need a public face, a champion for students, an advocate to legislators in Frankfort and to companies and schools across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. That s the role Votruba, 66, has filled for 14 years. He said Friday he and wife, Rachel, will remain in their Lakeside Park home, working this year before taking a year s leave and then returning as a graduate school professor. Lawyer Marty Butler, a member of NKU’s governing regents, will chair a search committee that hopes to find a new president by March 2012. Votruba leaves an NKU radically different from the one he found in 1997 when he arrived from Michigan State University. “Today we are a mature, modern metropolitan uni-


Jim Votruba, president of Northern Kentucky University, laughs after joking with Michael Graham, far left, president of Xavier University, during an announcement to improve education in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Votruba, who has led Northern Kentucky University for 15 years, is retiring next spring. versity,” Votruba said Aug. 19 while announcing his retirement to a packed Greaves Hall on the campus here. “And we remain the people’s university, offering access and opportunity to those who might otherwise be denied.” Since he arrived, NKU has added 4,000 students and 500 employees, more than doubled the annual budget to $210 million and more than quintupled the

endowment to $68 million. The campus has been transformed with the $69 million Bank of Kentucky Center, a $37 million student union and the $53 million Griffin Hall, which is opening this fall as home for the College of Informatics. His influence has extended far beyond that. Votruba helped start and lead the Vision 2015 Northern Kentucky planning effort and the Strive educa-

tion partnership with the University of Cincinnati and the region’s community colleges and urban public school systems. “Jim always has the interests of NKU at heart, but he’s much bigger than that,” said Rob Reifsnyder, president of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, where Votruba serves on the board. “He thinks regionally, he thinks nationally, he thinks globally.” Last year Votruba earned $338,441 with an $86,798 bonus. “I think his legacy is that he came to the university and figured out where it ought to go,” NKU board Chairman Terry Mann said. “I think he found a home here and that he and Rachel really became comfortable with the community.” In a statement, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear called Votruba “a force of great change.” “His sharp focus on making the university a full participant in the surrounding community, as well as his drive to cultivate continued growth in student population have helped make

NKU a dynamic, accessible and thriving institution,” Beshear said. During Votruba’s tenure, NKU received its largestever donation, a $15 million gift from the Haile/USB Foundation. Tim Maloney, president of the group, said it approached NKU first. He said Votruba has been skilled at negotiating political turf battles at NKU. “Jim is very diplomatic but quick to make a case for support in a very direct way,” Maloney said. “I think he’s a relationship builder and he builds credibility over time.” Always buttoned up and diplomatic, Votruba rarely showed any public irritation with internal turf battles or state budget restraints. One exception was a new general education curriculum that drew bitter complaints from some academic departments. On Aug. 19, Votruba emphatically declared, “That debate is over.” He has accomplished some of the hardest work, including the general education change and the slashing of millions out of NKU’s

administrative budget. But major challenges remain, most prominently a proposed $92 million Health Innovations Center, for which NKU has been unable to secure state funding. NKU senior Dustin Robinson, president of the student body, said he’s always felt the president cared about students’ opinions. “I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like Dr. Votruba,” Robinson said. “He has reached out.” Speculation about how long Votruba would stay at NKU has been an annual ritual, with various rumors having him leaving for his native Michigan or for another Kentucky university. He said even though he got nearly monthly calls from recruiters, he never let discussions get far enough for a job offer. “After five or six years when things really started to pop, I thought we were going to lose him,” said Judy Gibbons, chairwoman of the fundraising NKU Foundation.

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Cov Cath wins 42-2 to open season By James Weber

KENTON COUNTY – The latest football battle of the Colonels will be early this year, as Covington Catholic and Dixie Heights square off at Dixie in part one of a Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown doubleheader. Kickoff is 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. The blue Colonels of Park Hills come in with a surge of momentum after a 42-2 win over Campbell County to start the season. The red Colonels of Edgewood had a tough 42-13 loss to Newport Central Catholic. Cov Cath rolled the Camels in the first half, leading 35-0 and gaining 321 yards. Blake Bir threw for 232 yards and four touchdowns, with most of the yardage coming in the first half. Charlie Mader caught three passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Mitch McDowell had two catches for 47 yards and a TD. Clint Massie caught two balls for 43 yards and a score, and Michael Best had three receptions for 36 yards. All are seniors. Gabe Gray had a TD run


Dixie Heights running back Seth Bruns runs against NewCath during their season opener. NewCath won easily Aug. 19 at Dixie Heights. in the first half, and backup QB Sam Dressman had a TD run in the second half. “We have so many good players on this team,” Bir said. “I just want to get the ball around and try to make them all happy.” “We know we have a good quarterback, we know we have good receivers and we feel confident we can protect him,” CCH head coach Dave Wirth said. “Most weeks we’re going to try to pass the ball a little bit. They ran some coverages that were conducive to some of the things we were

doing.” By contrast, Dixie had a rough beginning against NewCath. Without senior quarterback Zeke Pike, the Auburn recruit, the Dixie offense struggled all night. Pike was serving a onegame suspension for being ejected from Dixie’s last game of 2010. Dixie was outgained 280-62 in the first half as its defense couldn’t contain the NewCath offense led by standout quarterback Brady Hightchew. NewCath drove inside the 20 on all five of its

drives in the first half, scoring on three of them and turning the ball over on the other two. Goose Cohorn recovered a fumble in the first quarter, and Terry Moore made a fine leaping interception in the second period to deny a NewCath score. Seth Bruns returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in the first half, and Cohorn scored on an 8yard run in the fourth quarter. Beechwood and Simon Kenton will play the Skyline nightcap, 8:30 p.m. Friday

at Dixie. It is Beechwood’s season opener, as the Tigers opted to play a second scrimmage in Week 0 in lieu of having a bye week later in the season. The senior-loaded Tigers will put first-year starting quarterback Taylor Davis and a versatile array of weapons against a reloading Pioneer squad. Simon Kenton (1-0) is coming off a 34-9 win over Class 3A Casey County. Sophomore quarterback Brennan Kuntz went 10-of20 for 139 yards and two touchdowns to wide receiver Jared Swanson, who finished with 115 receiving yards and seven catches. Simon Kenton junior running back Nate Powell finished with seven carries for 61 yards and a score. Kuntz, in his first varsity start, also had a TD run, as did Trey Pinkelton. The Simon Kenton defense forced five turnovers, all fumbles. Jared Bowling led with 19 tackles and Tate Huesman 15, Derek Iles 11 and Brady Gowen 10. Holmes and Scott, separated by five miles, will both start their seasons Aug. 26 in Taylor Mill, kicking off at

7 p.m. Holmes won 47-16 last year, and will play its first game under new head coach Terry Liggin. Holy Cross (1-0) routed Dayton 65-13. The Indians scored six touchdowns in the first quarter. Jalen Beal had four of them, including two runs, a reception and a blocked punt. Eric Walker had three touchdowns in different ways, on defense, kick return and reception. Kyle Fuller threw for a touchdown, rushed for one and kicked five extra points. HC limited Dayton to 142 yards offense. The Indians play at Cooper 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Ludlow (0-1) fell 39-12 to Gallatin County. Mitchell Cody threw for 91 yards and a touchdown. Doug Wright had 57 receiving yards on two catches, with one touchdown. Jake Kleier had a TD run. Ludlow allowed 175 rushing yards. The Panthers will play at Pendleton County 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. Lloyd (0-1) fell 28-13 to Owen County in Josh Stratton’s debut as head coach. Lloyd hosts Dayton (0-1) 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26.

New starters step up for Eagles By James Weber

TAYLOR MILL - Many of the most recognizable names are gone, but the goals and many veterans remain for the Scott High School boys soccer team. The Eagles are coming off their best ever season, a 19-6-2 record and advancement to the state semifinals. They graduated almost all their goal-scoring, including all-state forward Alec Robbins, and all-state goalkeeper Matt Kees. But Casey Seibert has built veteran experience in his four years as head coach and said the Eagles will be ready for another run. “A lot of the success we had at the end of the year was because of the guys on the bench, and those guys are starters now,” Seibert said. “I feel like we didn’t lose anybody. Guys are step-

ping up and doing whatever it takes.” Scott has nine seniors this year, most of whom started Aug. 18 in Scott’s second game of the year against Bishop Brossart, a 3-2 win. Senior Sean Marshall had three goals in the first four games of the year. Senior Jared Wagner had five and speedy forward Luke Treadway three. Walker Mettens takes over in goal. Other seniors are Jacob Anneken, Spencer Dummitt, Cameron Hart, Jimmy Hillman, Josh Schneider, and Nick Schnieders. Hillman scored Scott’s lone goal in its state semifinal loss to Henry Clay. “They have been in the program for so long,” Seibert said. “They’re focused on the team aspect of soccer. They want to win together. They don’t want to be the team that lets the program down. Our goal is to get to the

state final and win.” The Eagles went 3-0 in the Scott Christian Memorial Invitational, when the Eagles hosted seven other teams and played three games in three days. It is the second year for the tourney, which honors a deceased former Boone County High School soccer star and friend of Seibert. “Our parent support is phenomenal and our administration has done a great job,” Seibert said. “We hosted Soccerama, too, so we did this two weeks out of three.” Scott will host Campbell County Aug. 25 and play at Ryle Aug. 26. The Ryle game will be a big test for the Eagles early to see where they stand in the Ninth Region. Seibert expects a highly competitive year in Northern Kentucky, with several top teams returning a lot of talent.

Other local teams

Covington Catholic

The Colonels posted a 105-3 record against a tough schedule last year, including three ties against Greater Catholic League powers in Cincinnati. The Colonels return eight starters from that group as they have their sights set on a state title. Cov Cath won the district title last year and was eliminated in the regional in a penalty-kick shootout. “We are returning a large crop of starters and to complement a deep senior class and a talented junior class,” second-year head coach Jason Mott said. “The outlook for this season is very positive, and we plan on showing well in NKY and around the state.” The returning starters are Evan Talkers, Sean Cooney, Mitchell Jacobs, Nick Weber, David Moser, Sam Mullen, Nick Thelen and Jon Wessels. Talkers had 13 goals last year and Cooney 12. Mullen posted seven. Jacobs returns at goal after posting five shutouts a year ago. He allowed 17 goals in 17 games. Top newcomers are Johnny Yung, Wheeler Blersch,


Calvary was 6-10-1 last year for Ken Chard who returns as head coach. Calvary is 2-0 and plays in the All “A” regionals starting Aug. 23. Calvary returns home Aug. 30 against the other local Cougars, Conner.

Dixie Heights

Alex Koenig returns as head coach for the Colonels, who are 2-1 and play at North Hardin Aug. 27. Dixie returns home against Owen County Aug. 30.



Simon Kenton senior Eli Dalton moves upfield against Conner. Conner beat SK 1-0 Aug. 18 at Scott High School. Ben Reis, Nick Wessels, Adam Goddard, Nick Ackley, Eddie Sketch and Bryan Metzger. Cov Cath lists 14 seniors overall. Cov Cath started the season with an impressive 1-0 win over Highlands and returns home Aug. 30 for a rematch with Campbell County.

John Bradley is head coach for the Bulldogs, who are developing a program. He listed 17 players on the roster. Holmes won its first game of the year, 1-0 over Owen County. The Bulldogs have 11 games scheduled this year after playing four last season.

Holy Cross

The Indians were 8-10 last year under head coach Dave Groneck. HC plays in the All “A” tournament beginning Aug. 23.

Simon Kenton

The Simon Kenton High School boys soccer team has gone through some rough patches in recent years. Last year, the Pioneers won just three games and scored seven goals for the year. They were a very young team last season and are looking to win more than four games for the first time since 2007. “We should be much improved from last season,” said Jeremy Wolfe, who returns for his 14th season. We are still young with mostly juniors and sophmores on the varsity roster. Defense will be our strength this season and hopefully we can score a few goals.” SK returns six starters, including leading scorers Mitchell O’Hara and Eli Dalton (senior), and keeper Austin Cagle. The Pioneers tested themselves early in the Scott Christian Memorial tournament, going 0-2-1 in a three-day span. The tie came against Campbell County. SK only gave up a goal in each game. SK returns home Aug. 24 to face Carroll County and hosts Villa Madonna Aug. 27.


Scott High School senior Josh Schneider (left) against Brossart Aug. 18.

Villa Madonna

VMA was 10-7-1 last year, falling to Dixie in the district tournament. The Blue Lightning graduated third-team all-region selection Andrew McLean but return seven starters in Kenny Kurzendoerfer, Karl Weickgenannt, Greg Beymer, David Hermeler, Zack Rightmire, Thomas Steinkoenig and Marius Van Melle. Van Melle had 11 goals and 12 assists last year. Weickgenannt had six assists. Top new contributors include Deuce Gibson, Randy Lund, Luke Hontas, Andy Piccirillo, Andy Poos, Glenn Rice and Andrew Wagner. Poos will likely start in goal after the graduation of Eric Lamping. Albrinck, who enters his third season as head coach, said the team is loaded with juniors and seniors who are now familiar with his coaching style and system. The coach

said he has beefed up the schedule this season and expects the team to have a better record this year. VMA plays St. Henry in the All “A” regional Aug. 22, then goes to Simon Kenton Aug. 27 before returning home to host Cooper Aug. 30.

St. Henry

The Crusaders were 11-73 last year under head coach Steve Hahn, who returns for his fifth season with a 42-2310 record. St. Henry lost in the Ninth Region semifinals. St. Henry returns four starters in Andrew Svec, Ben Hils, Brenden Murphy and Jonathon Rolfsen. Aaron Baeten is the top newcomer. The Crusaders list 14 seniors on their roster so they have a lot of experience to fill in the new starting spots. St. Henry starts play in the All “A” regional Aug. 22 and plays at Boone County Aug. 30 before returning home to host Cooper Sept. 1.

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August 25, 2011

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State champions deal with adversity By James Weber

ERLANGER – The St. Henry District High School girls soccer team reached the pinnacle of the sport last season, winning the school’s first postseason state championship in the sport Nov. 6 and completing a 24-win season. Since then, adversity has struck the program. In late July, 2011 graduate Sarah Wheeler, a key part of that title team, was seriously injured in a car accident. Her younger sister, Heather, is a starter on the team now, and she and the team have been soldiering through as the season begins. The Wheelers lost their mother to cancer a year ago. “She’s made some good improvements, but with the injuries she had, it will take a while,” St. Henry head coach Steve Lorenz said. Other challenges have been more typical of a team coming off a state championship, as the Crusaders lost eight overall starters from last year including some of the best players to ever wear a St. Henry uniform. Working in the new pieces in the lineup has been tougher emotionally because of the accident, and physically as the Crusaders only played 16 minutes of scrimmage time in August because of weather issues. “Our focus has not always been there, and understandably so,” Lorenz said. “With so many new kids, we’re trying to put them in different combina-


St. Henry junior Laura Felix (23) battles for the ball Aug. 20. Felix is a returning veteran for the Crusaders. tions and see what works. We’re trying to figure out where we are.” St. Henry has one key building block back in one of the top scorers in the entire state, junior Libby Leedom. She had 35 goals and 10 assists last season. Melissa Spare, who scored the game-winning goal in last year’s state final, will be looked upon to pick up the scoring slack, as will fellow returnees Jenna Litzler and Catie Garcia. Laura Felix, Sully Culbertson and Madison Foley will be likely starters in the midfield. Heather Wheeler will look to lead the defense. Liz Vagedes starts in goal after playing nine games there last year. St. Henry’s next home game is Aug. 24 against Assumption. They host Beechwood Aug. 27. Among other top upcoming games are Sept. 7 against Ryle at home and Sept. 21 at home against Notre Dame.


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August 25, 2011


Allan Walcott has been a driving force in helping the Beechwood high School girls soccer program since its beginning three years ago. The program is now helping the coach/trainer as he deals with the challenge of his life. His wife, Shannon, and daughter, Jade, 10, were both seriously injured at the Indiana State Fair two weeks ago when a stage collapsed during a windstorm. Shannon suffered several broken bones and Jade was in a coma as of Aug. 23. The Tigers have dedicated their season to him. They had two wins and a tie in their first three games this year. The tie was against much larger Campbell County. Alexis Bradford, a senior, had three goals in the first three games, and Emily Pawsat and Annie Wilson two. The Tigers are in their third full

year of varsity play. They were a sparkling 13-7-2 last year, with all the losses coming to bigger schools. Pawsat had 25 goals last year, and Bradford 10. Returnee Morgan Fritz, a sophomore, posted nine scores. Sophomore Kara Schwartz returns in goal. She had six shutouts a year ago. Beechwood challenges itself this week, with games at Boone County Aug. 24 and 2010 state champ St. Henry Aug. 27. Beechwood returns home to face Dixie Heights Aug. 29.

Calvary Christian

The Cougars were 7-10-3 last year despite only having 11 players on the roster, making them unable to substitute during the game. Head coach Jeff Bowers, who enters his 14th season, said he won’t have that problem this year as he has

15 players on the roster, including five seniors. Calvary has four returning starters in Brittany Bowers, Jenna Wright, Myrle Shelton and Zania Caudill. Caudill is a junior and the others are seniors. Caudill had six shutouts in goal last season. Bowers was the team’s leading scorer last year with 14 goals and 17 assists. Promising newcomers include Alissa Owens, Rachel LeDuc, Ashley Bowers, Kathryn Grinstead and Janae Sheaffer. Calvary will be in the All “A” regional starting Aug. 29 and returns home to face Grant County Sept. 9.

Dixie Heights

Covington Latin

Craig Lipscomb returns as head coach for the Indians, who won 10 games last year. HC hosts Simon Kenton Aug. 24 and plays in the All “A” regional starting Aug. 29.

The Trojans were 6-10 last year and started this season with a 5-1 win over Pendleton County. Maddie Grote and Bridgette Hildreth had a pair of goals apiece.

The Colonels were 9-8-5 last year and 2-0 this season under returning head coach Curt Critcher. Dixie plays at Brossart Aug. 24 and hosts Pendleton County Aug. 27. Ali Critcher and Lauren Nemoroff have two goals apiece.


Angela Turnick returns as head coach for the Bulldogs, who won three games last year. Holmes plays at Dayton Aug. 24.

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Bessie McGraw returns for her fourth season as head coach. The Eagles were 3-19 last year and lost to Dixie in the district tournament. Returning starters are Morgan Fite, Monica Ortwein and Audra Starnes. Sophomore Bobie Bramlage got a lot of playing time off the bench last year and is one of the team’s top offensive threats. Top newcomers include Natalie Jehn, Monica Ortwein and Morgan Fite. McGraw said the team is young but developing well together. Scott hosts Campbell County Aug. 24, goes to Calvary Aug. 25 and hosts Ryle Aug. 29.

Simon Kenton

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Villa Madonna

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Stage collapse victims fight for lives By Nancy Daly

ERLANGER - As Shannon Walcott and her daughter Jade fight for their lives in two Indianapolis hospitals, many who know the victims of the Aug. 13 stage collapse gathered at New Beginning Church in Erlanger Aug. 17 to pray for their recovery. Shannon, 35, of Erlanger, used tips from one of her three jobs to get tickets right up front – in the section fans call the “Sugar Pit” – to see Sugarland, one of Jade’s favorite musical acts. Minutes before the concert, someone snapped a photo of Shannon and Jade that shows how excited they were about the Indiana State Fair concert. Shannon immediately emailed the photo to a friend, saying, “Look how close we are. This rocks.” Then high winds caused the stage to collapse. Struck by falling equipment, Shannon couldn’t move but was conscious. “My daughter, my daughter,” she told those who rushed to help, pointing to a pile of rubble, said her sister, Trisha Kissell, 33, of Erlanger. “Jade was under the rigging. If she had not been found right away she would have died,” said Shannon’s brother Scott Berger, 31, of Villa Hills. The family is very grateful for concert-goers who ran down to lift rubble off victims including Jade, 10, and to those who helped treat them. “Praise the Lord a lot of doctors and nurses are Sug-


Before a prayer service for Shannon and Jade Walcott, relatives leaf through a family photo album. From left are Summer and Scott Berger of Villa Hills and Trisha Kissell of Erlanger. Walcott and Jade remain hospitalized in Indianapolis following the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.


Shannon and Jade Walcott, of Erlanger, are shown waiting for the Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair moments before the stage collapse. ter are described as strong people who are usually ones to help others in any situation. “Jade is such a wonderful person because Shannon is such a beautiful person,” Kissell said. “She gravitates to people that need friendship the most,” Kissell said of Jade. “She’s alive and she’s fighting. It’s hard to see her hooked up to all those awful things (at the hospital),” she said. A tall girl who loves dance and basketball, Jade is “in charge of the class when the teacher has to leave,” her aunt Summer

arland fans,” Kissell said. Shannon suffered broken ribs, broken vertebrae, a broken pelvis and a thirddegree burn on her leg. She is being treated at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis and family members hoped she’d be released this week. Jade has been in critical but stable condition at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. She had a crushed skull, fractured neck vertebrae and an ear laceration. Doctors were hoping to wean her from a medically induced coma this week. Both mother and daugh-

Berger said. Shannon, a divorced mother of two, gets up almost every morning at 4 a.m. to work out at an exercise boot camp at Silverlake Family Recreation Center. She works three jobs: as a cook at Twin Bistro at Panorama Towers in Covington; as a Huff real estate agent; and as co-owner of a small beverage catering business she opened with sister-in-law Summer Berger. On Aug. 16, the orthopedic surgeon asked Shannon if she had any questions after her Aug. 15 hip repair surgery. According to Kissell, Shannon replied, “When will I be able to swim?” Shannon swam competitively in high school. Hearing that, Kissell said, “The doctor kind of giggled.” Last spring Shannon came up with the idea of a children’s worship at New Beginning Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She and Jade both love music. Jade’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” makes people cry, Summer Berger said. Family members went to Indianapolis to see Shannon

and Jade the day after the incident, getting back last week to get their children ready for the first day of school. Counselors were available for Jade’s classmates Aug. 17 at River Ridge Elementary. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the family, which used to operate Proverbs Coffee Cafe in Erlanger, took all the cousins to Indianapolis. Shannon’s son Preston turned 8 that day. The kids visited the Children’s Museum and the whole family had a birthday party in a visitor’s room at Jade’s hospital. Shannon saw both her children, Jade for the first time since the stage collapse. The close-knit family is in “constant prayer” and hope Shannon and Jade’s strength – in faith, will and spirit – will pull them through this ordeal. The family members visited the state fair site on Aug. 16 to track down Shannon’s car. “We actually went to the scene and it was sickening,” Summer Berger said. But while in Indianapolis,


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A Recovery Benefit Party is planned for Shannon and Jade Walcott from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. It will be at Guys and Dolls, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. There will be a silent auction, food, prizes, cornhole and music. Cost is $20 per person. For information, visit or email KWnorthernkentucky@ You can also text or call Heidi Fore at 502-7773578. they also saw an inspiring gift to Jade at the hospital. Jade went on a ride at the Indiana State Fair before the concert began on Aug. 13. Two girls met Jade on the ride. Later the girls saw Jade’s photo in disaster coverage and remembered her. They brought her a big yellow dolphin they’d won at the fair with a message of hope. The family appreciated the kindnesses and outpouring of messages and support. “We all have really strong faith,” Kissell said. The family has set up a website – – as well as several accounts to accept donations to help pay for medical treatments. Shannon does not have health insurance, her family said. Three funds have been set up for the family to help with their medical bills. Donations can be made to: The “Shannon and Jade Recovery Trust” at PNC Bank, the “Jade Walcott Benefit Fund” at Fifth Third Bank or the “Shannon and Jade Walcott Fund” at the Bank of Kentucky.

Drive sober or get pulled over in Kentucky The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will join nearly 10,000 law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation through Labor Day to take part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired driving. “Highway safety has always been a high priority of this administration,” said KOHS Acting Director Bill Bell. “We fully support this campaign and the law enforcement officers throughout the state working to keep drunk drivers off the road.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of alcohol-related fatalities in American fell from 2008 to 2009, but the numbers are still too high. In 2009 alone, nearly 11,000 people were killed in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher. “A BAC of 0.08 is the legal limit, but that doesn’t mean you can safely drive at 0.07,” said Bell. “Impairment begins as soon as you take that first drink, affecting your reaction time and ability to think clearly.” Last year, Kentucky recorded over 4,700 alcohol-related crashes, resulting in 139 deaths and more than 2,400 injuries. Jefferson County ranked No. 1, with 914 such collisions, causing 480 injuries and 15 fatalities. During the 2010 Labor Day holiday weekend, eight

Bell encouraged motorists to take a simple precaution to help prevent injury or death.

people were killed and 325 were injured on Kentucky roadways. Two of those deaths involved alcohol.

“Wearing a seat belt is not only the law in Kentucky, but it is your best defense against a drunk

driver,” said Bell. The federally funded national crackdown, led by NHTSA, combines high-vis-

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Pension day of Name band room after Roden reckoning ahead public policy.” The United States isn’t the only These costs government that’s had its credit are skyrocketing rating lowered. Two agencies also as individuals recently downgraded Kentucky’s live longer and, bond rating. In reducing the comas a result, monwealth’s rating, Moody’s require more Investors Service pointed to two health care. major problems: too much debt Gov. Beshear’s and underfunded public pensions. Jim Waters answer, echoed Enter the latest news that in addition to Kentucky’s current Community by Cherry, is the state $31 billion worth of unfunded Recorder that simply needs to pension liabilities for government guest make its retirees, the commonwealth’s columnist required pension pension-fund stocks are taking a payments, beating on Wall Street, losing which will solve the problem $1.7 billion since July 1. While that may not be as much down the road. But how much in terms of actual dollars as some stock can we put into that other states (California’s fund lost approach, considering Kentucky $18 billion during the same time has one of the worst records in the period), it’s a very high percent- nation of funding its pension sysage (15 percent of Kentucky’s tem? An analysis of state reports fund vs. California’s 7.5 percent) and should serve as yet another shows that Kentucky has, in wake-up call for Frankfort to tack- recent years, made less than half le what longtime Rep. Mike Cher- of the required contributions ry, D-Princeton, called “a tough needed to keep its pension funds subject” in a recent CN/2 inter- solvent. As the state contribution has gotten smaller, the unfunded view. liability has But are lawgrown larger. makers willing to W h i l e make “tough” While there’s no magic pill addressing the calls needed to here, it’s hard to see how issue right now prevent the moving from a system that is “tough,” it state’s pension obligates the state to fund could get a lot slide? tougher if steps The only spe- pension and health-care are not taken cific measure benefits of retirees for life to beyond dependCherry commits ing on the luck to “being open to one that puts younger workers of Wall Street’s a discussion of” in charge of their own plans draw or contriis withholding butions of c o s t - o f - l i v i n g with the state contributing a employers or raises for current portion is “bad public policy.” even employstate retirees for a couple of years. But experts say ees. At current rates, Kentucky’s the savings from this action alone pension funds could require an would hardly amount to a dent in annual contribution of nearly $6 billion out of the state’s General a $31 billion problem. It’s politically safer to fritter Fund, which currently is around around the edges of a problem by $9 billion, by 2022 just to keep talking about limiting COLAs from going broke. Of course, by that time, many rather than pushing for fundamental change, including doing of the current politicians will have what private-sector companies moved off the scene. It would be have had to do to remain in busi- tempting on the part of most ness: moving workers to a incumbents to bet on any pension 401(k)-style plan whereby they, calamity sweeping through Kenrather than taxpayers, are respon- tucky on someone else’s watch in sible for their own retirement. Sig- the future and not worth endannificant savings could be realized gering powerful careers in the if the state would take this present. Plus, how long will it be before approach – at least with all future we start hearing talk of tax hires. But Cherry calls such an idea increases, cuts to essential servic“bad public policy.” While there’s es or both? It’s a mini version of no magic pill here, it’s hard to see what’s happening in Washington. how moving from a system that Only, the day of reckoning has obligates the state to fund pension finally arrived in our nation’s capand health-care benefits of ital. For Kentucky, it cannot be far retirees for life to one that puts behind. younger workers in charge of Jim Waters is vice president of policy their own plans with the state and communications for the Bluegrass contributing a portion is “bad Institute,

All of us five Stephenson kids, Barbara (until her passing on to Heaven), Gerald, Mary Ruth, Judy and I sing to this very day. We span the years from 1947 to 1965 and many of you have seen or heard The Robinson Family Singers which consist of my sister Mary Ruth and her husband, Prof. Jackie Robinson and their five children. They have traveled America earning their living singing and playing music and still do so at the Kentucky Jamboree. Gerald and I still also entertain with a group called the “Who So Ever Will Group” at nursing homes, churches and the homeless shelters and have so for the past 15 years. I have sung in every county of Kentucky and anywhere I have traveled with Ms. June GeimanStephenson to promote tourism and goodwill for our commonwealth through our “Travels with the Stephensons” television shows.

It was a band director and chorus leader who encouraged us Stephenson children, and many others, to gain some formal structure and discipline with our God-given talents. I will never forget that Robert Roden went out of his way to help me obtain my first Harmony electric guitar. This brings me to the point of this column. The Simon Kenton High School Class of 1961 and those from 1956 to 1976 have expressed their interest and a way has been proposed to honor Mr. Roden, naming the band room after him and placing a plaque in his honor at the August meeting of the Site Based Decision Making Council. Mr. Roden began that tradition of excellence, which continues,

John Stephenson Community Recorder guest columnist

and we feel he deserves this honor. His influence and compassion influenced hundreds of students who still today make music for all of us to enjoy. “Robert Roden died in the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire saving his music,” said Bill George, former band director. “I treasured my collaboration with Bob and feel we left a fine legacy of wonderful musicians,” Mr. George reported. Mr. George’s statement is very true. We, the class of 1961, and others feel that there should be something to remind all students of Mr. Roden and how he helped to set the tone of excellence for all of us to obtain in our walk through life. If you agree send me a note or email or join me on JohnStephenson John Stephenson, of Independence, is former superintendent of public instruction for Kentucky. He can be reached at or call 859653-7000.

Equal coverage: Is cost too high? Requiring the media to provide equal coverage to every candidate for political office would be a flagrant violation of the First Amendment. Although the intentions may be good, this would set a dangerous precedent and start the country on a perilous path toward government control of the media; I would certainly not support such an action by Congress on the grounds of the violation of constitutional rights. Furthermore, a major problem that would result from such an action would be choosing the method of measuring the media coverage of each candidate to ensure that they are receiving equal coverage. Would all coverage be required to be favorable or at least equally favorable? If equal coverage is required, this of course would result in strict control of how elections are reported. Everyone has an opinion, even news personalities and producers; how could bias be prevented from reaching the public? Every time bias toward one of the candidates is suspected, which I believe would happen quite frequently because of the large volume of programming on news channels and radio stations, a complex court case would result. Legal fees would run news companies into the ground and the court system would become clogged. How would the “crime” of unequal coverage be prosecuted and punished? Such an action by Congress would effectively kill the journalism business because

those responsible for the content of newscasts would be facing criminal charges regularly. M o r e o v e r, not necessarily Travis Wilson every person Community who fills out the to Recorder paperwork run for office is guest qualified and columnist deserving of media coverage. Many races involve several candidates who come from obscure parties that have a very non-competitive or no primary process. If a law was passed requiring equal coverage of every candidate, the coverage would have to be very tedious to include every candidate regardless of whether they ran for office to take advantage of an equal coverage law just so their views will be heard or they are a leading candidate. Obviously this would take air time away from credible candidates to cater to those candidates that hold extreme views that are impractical and have no serious chance of winning the election. For example, Jimmy McMillan, of the “Rent is Too Damn High Party,” was an unsuccessful candidate for the New York governorship during the 2010 elections. He managed to make national headlines when he took part in a six-way debate among the candidates for governor. He relied on theatrics and a shocking array of

facial hair to grab media attention, but he had an extreme, underdeveloped platform which precluded his chance at winning the race. Imagine if television and radio stations had to devote the same amount of air time to covering candidates such as Jimmy McMillan and present his views as favorably as the two or three leading candidates who actually have a respectably large group of supporters. As entertaining as this would be, it would hardly be effective at helping to inform the voters. It is important in a democracy to have a myriad of views at the table to debate; however, news services should ultimately make the decision to distribute their coverage between candidates and their platforms at their own discretion. Congressional action would violate the first amendment to the Constitution and set a dangerous precedent of media control. As I see no benefits to controlling media coverage, I would definitely not support such an action mandating equal coverage because of the impracticality, violation of the Constitution, and for the sake of the business of journalism. Travis Wilson, a homeschooled student from Burlington, is 11th grade winner of a freedom of the press essay contest. It was sponsored by Kentucky’s Office of the Secretary of State, with support from the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, a division of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications, and KEA Retired.

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Day at the park

Jacob Bayer, Jack Lord and Luke Fedders lend a hand to help get the ground ready for the new playground equipment at Trolley Park on Aug. 13. The Park Hills Civic Association broke ground on the park after raising $17,000.


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Thirteen-year-old Matthew Gravely of Edgewood serves as a Powder Monkey for the 5th and 6th Artillery as they prepare to shoot the cannon.






Bob Clements, president of the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, has a word with Taylor Kessen, 17, of Burlington, who intends to major in history in college, during the Battery Hooper Days at the museum.

Battery Hooper Days re-enact Civil War heritage Joyce Huggins, of Chicago, portrays Harriet Beecher Stowe during the Battery Hooper event at the James A. Ramage Museum, and stands with her parents Herschel and Jewell Wells of Cincinnati.

The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum hosted the seventh annual Battery Hooper Days Aug. 20-21 at its location off Highland Avenue in Fort Wright. A lot of history buffs were in attendance to see Abraham Lincoln speak, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Stephen Foster among others. History has it that Fort Wright was one of 29

forts built in 1862 to defend Cincinnati from the Confederate forces, and when the Confederate General looked across the hills at the great number of forts, he pulled his men back. Battery Hooper Days celebrate the heritage of the area with re-enactments of shooting the cannon and the guns, and showing people what life was like then.

Mark Regensburger, of Elsmere, steadies the horse named Lee as Rob Brack, of Brookville, Ind., saddles the horse. Both belong to the 7th Indiana Cavalry. A rare treat: Listening to Abraham Lincoln speak at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum Aug. 21.

Laura Oldfield of Crestview Hills shows her nephew and niece, Jeremy Bohl, 14, and Marissa Bohl, 7, of Crestview Hills, a map of the positions during the Civil War.

Members of the 5th and 6th Ohio Artillery shoot the cannon, which is a three-quarter replica of a genuine Civil War cannon.

Soldiers re-enact how the Civil War soldiers shot their guns during the war, when it took 20 seconds to reload the weapon.


First Lt. Mike Hernandez, of Sharonville, Ohio, explains to the crowd how a soldier, in this case, Taylor Kessen, 17, of Burlington, uses a bayonet on the end of his musket.

Ruth Horstman, of Cincinnati, fixes 16-year-old daughter Cecelia’s hair for the Battery Hooper Days at the James A. Ramage Museum in Fort Wright on Aug. 21.

Abe Lincoln, portrayed by Stanley A. Wernz of Cincinnati, chats with Ed Von Eye of Elsmere at the annual Battery Hooper Days at James A. Ramage Civil War Museum.

Tom Porter, of Hamilton, Ohio, Taylor Kessen, 17, of Burlington, and Mike Hernandez of Sharonville, Ohio, stand around the campfire while supper cooks Aug. 21 at the Battery Hooper Days.


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I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Pop culture art show celebrates all things ‘80s; from movies and cartoons to music, fashion and more. Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Twoyear anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. Through Sept. 23. 859-292-2322. Covington.


Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, 7-9 p.m., Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Cold readings from the script. Texas accents desirable for all roles. Cast requirements: one woman, 50s; two women, late teens-early 20s; five women, 40s; one man, late teens-early 20s. Performance dates: Feb. 17-25. Free. 513-5181077; Fort Thomas.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Fort Thomas, 90 W. Alexandria Pike, Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas. Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, 6570 Vineyard Lane, Stonebrook is on the Northern Kentucky Back Roads Wine Trail. Pick up a passport at one of the five wineries and get it validated at each winery for a gift. Information and list of participating wineries at website. Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road, Brief health questionnaire, blood pressure, height, weight, pulse and spinal/postural evaluation. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.


Girls Taking Over the World Young Adult Author Tour, 7-9 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Christine Johnson, Julie Kagawa, Saundra Mitchell, Rhonda Stapleton and Lara Zielin speak on and sign their books. Free. Presented by Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore. 859-781-0602; Fort Thomas.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Exhibit features stunning photos of news photographer Gordon Baer. Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Charlie and Trike, two new explorers, show young visitors the Bible in a charming and imaginative way. Ages 5-12. $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.

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Mick Denton and Don Mackie, 8 p.m., Vintage Wine Bar - Kitchen - Market, 2141 North Bend Road, 859-689-9463; Hebron. Chuck Cleaver, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


500 Miles to Memphis, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With Fifth on the Floor. Ages 18 and up. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859-431-2201; Newport. Final Friday Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Music by the Turkeys. Featuring some of the best local bands. Free. 859-9624002; Erlanger. Feywill Music Festival, 5-11 p.m., Goebel Park, Philadelphia Street between Fifth and Sixth, Music continues at Pachinko, Cock & Bull, Zola, Village Pub, Up Over, Strasse Haus, Dubbs and Mulligans in MainStrasse Village 10 p.m.-2 a.m. More than 50 Indie bands and DJ’s Mowgli and Gerald Shell performing. With Dantes Gypsy Circus, Circus Mojo, Anaya Gypsy Dance and firebreathers. $10 weekend passes; $7 Saturday, $5 Friday. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-491-0458; Covington.


Big Rock Club, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Mokka and the Sunset Bar and Grill, 500 Monmouth St., Free. 859-581-3700. Newport. The Skallywags, 6-10 p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, 859-291-0550. Newport. Alias, 10 p.m., Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 859-342-7000; Erlanger. Live Music, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 10020 Demia Way, Live rock and country acts. Cover includes first drink. Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-282-1264. Florence.


Lavell Crawford, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. $22. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, 7950 Freedom Way, Fireworks Friday. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. 859-594-4487; Florence.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Includes wine, food, desserts, silent auction, raffles and penguin party. Auction items include trip packages, spa packages, gift baskets, sports packages and tickets, a Fuji bike and more. Benefits Crohn’s & Colitis Southwest Chapter. Ages 21 and up. $560 table of eight, $280 table of four, $65 single. Presented by Southwest Ohio Chapter of Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. 513-772-3550; Newport. Light the Night Hafla, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, Cash bar, belly dancers, fire performers, ghost tours and raffles. Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Smoking not permitted during the event. Ages 18 and up. $10. 859431-5588. Wilder. Smiles for Jonah Steenken Benefit, 7-11 p.m., Beechwood Swim Club, 397 Beechwood Road, Swimming and carnival-themed activities for children. Music by Kruzad and the Growlers, silent auction, raffles, food and more. Rain date: Aug. 29, 5-9 p.m. Benefits Smiles for Jonah. Family friendly. $35, $30 advance per family. Presented by Smiles for Jonah. 513-608-2719; Fort Mitchell.


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


Mad Anthony 7-inch Release, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole house. With the Yellow Belts, Banderas, the Dukes and Bella Clava. $8 ages 18-20, $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport. Colbie Caillat, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Andy Grammer. Doors open 7 p.m. Pop singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist from Malibu, Calif. Standing only on main floor. Benefits the Pink Tie Guys of Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Greater Cincinnati. $27. Presented by Q102-FM (101.9). 859-491-2444; Covington. Feywill Music Festival, 2-11 p.m., Goebel Park, Music continues at Pachinko, Cock & Bull, Zola, Village Pub, Up Over, Strasse Haus, Dubbs and Mulligans in MainStrasse Village 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 weekend passes; $7 Saturday, $5 Friday. 859-491-0458; Covington.


Surf Night, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Surf rock music. Includes beach drink specials. Dinner available 6 p.m. Family friendly. $5. 859-261-1029. Latonia.


Lavell Crawford, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Ages 21 and up. $22. 859-957-2000; Newport.



The Community Arts Center Day free art parade will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at Baker Hunt, 620 Greenup St., and will end at the Covington Artisan Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., for a post-parade ice cream social. Preparade activities will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Baker Hunt. Baker Hunt and The Carnegie will help children design shoebox parade float hats, masks, musical instruments and costumes, like the one Zoe B. of Fort Thomas is pictured in, for the parade. Artist Mary Faith Colon will be on hand to help with makeup and My Nose Turns Red will teach circus tricks for children to do during the parade. The Center for Great Neighborhoods will have Art by Covington’s Future onsite running a photo booth. From 9:30 a.m. to noon children can help artist Debbie Brod create a sculpture from recycled materials.

Open Play Paintball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes Field Rental, Unlimited CO2 and 500 paintballs and Refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m.. All paintballs must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring a waiver signed by a parent prior to play. $25, $12 500 additional paintballs, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; Wilder. Teddy Bear Motorcycle Ride, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Boone Post 4, 8385 U.S. Highway 42, Bring new wrapped stuffed animal to deliver to St. Elizabeth’s pediatric ward in Florence. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., ride begins at 11 a.m. and returns by 4 p.m. Door prizes, raffles and afterparty in lounge.Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-835-1145. Florence. Strike Out Child Abuse, 3-5:30 p.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Includes bowling, shoes, food and door prize ticket. Raffle baskets, split-the-pot, music and food from local restaurants. Benefits the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. Family friendly. $15, $10 children. Reservations required. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. 859-572-3365; Erlanger.


Art Parade to Celebrate Community Arts Centers Day, Noon-4 p.m., Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Children will create everything they need to put on a festive parade. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m. and travels to Artisan Enterprise Center for an ice cream social. Free. Presented by Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. 859-431-0020. Covington.


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center kicks off its season with the musical “Pippin.” War, politics, women; nothing seems to bring fulfillment for young Prince Pippin. Bursting with energetic choreography and hip tunes by three-time Oscarwinning composer Stephen Schwartz, “Pippin” is a fun, sexy and dangerous fairy tale of self-discovery. Presented in partnership with the Commonwealth Theatre Company, the professional production arm of Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The musical will be 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 3, at The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. Tickets are $19-$26. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 859957-1940 or visit Pictured, from left, is Suzanne Blunk, Christopher Stewart (Pippin), Mollie Bryson and Allison Evans.


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


Newport Gangster Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. Fifth St., Explore the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their fortunes and their lives, and ladies of the night earned their reputations. $15. Presented by American Legacy Tours. 859-491-8000; Newport. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 8


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; e-mail; Covington.


Pittie Please Find a Cure, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., England-Idlewild Park, Idlewild Road, Registration at 11 a.m. for walk at noon. Owners of all breeds showcase well-behaved and socialized dogs to disprove the negative stereotypes of certain breeds. Includes walk, silent auction, vendors, rescues with animals available for adoption, food, demonstrations and more. Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. $10, $7 advance. Presented by Good Deeds For Bullied Breeds. 859-334-2117; Burlington.

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AUDITIONS Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble Voice Evaluations, 4:30-7 p.m., Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2551 Dixie Highway, To evaluate voices for membership in the Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble, Voice for the Young Singer for grades 2-5, and Concert Choir for grades 6 and up. Membership: $160 per semester. Free. Presented by Northern Kentucky Children’s Ensemble. 859-341-5330; Lakeside Park. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 3 1


One to One Rockin’ Rally: A Music Fest for Literacy, 5-7:30 p.m., Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, 1045 Eaton Drive, Outdoor Classroom. Celebrate dedication of current reading coaches and welcome potential new coaches. Featuring motivational address by Cincinnati State President Dr. O’dell Owens and music by Jack Trigger. Free. 859-282-9214; Fort Wright.


Alexandria Fair & Horse Show, 6-10:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Lane, All ages. Family friendly. $8. 859-635-2667. Alexandria.

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Scoliosis/Posture Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Homan Chiropractic Newport, 52 Carothers Road. Free. 859-291-2225. Newport.


DeRay Davis, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Ages 18 and up. Special engagement. No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 18 and up. $20. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Rescue Fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, 3441 Valley Plaza Pkwy., Dinner, silent auction and split the pot. Present dining coupon and 10 percent of meal goes benefits Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Email for dining coupon. Benefits Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Free. 859-803-8428; Fort Wright. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 1

SUPPORT GROUPS NKY Lunch Buddies: Living with MS Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse Restaurant, 6835 Houston Road. Family friendly. Presented by National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 859-817-9144. Florence.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington. Kneehigh Exhibits, Noon-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.


Julius Caesar, 7 p.m., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Shakespeare in the Park. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 859-331-5330; Edgewood.


Mommy & Me Time, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Star Lanes on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Unlimited bowling, shoe rental and soft drinks. Includes cheese pizza, popcorn and cartoons on endof-lane screens. Reservations available in two-hour increments. $15 per child with same day purchase, $10 advance. 859-6257250; Newport.


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 Third and 10th streets. Free. Presented by Historic Newport Downtown Merchants. 859-992-5062. Newport.


Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:05 p.m. vs. River City Rascals, Champion Window Field, Kids Club. Family Sunday includes Honey Hill Farm petting zoo and Liberty’s Newport Aquarium Kids Club-all children may join via website. $12 VIP, $10 reserved, $7 lawn. 859-594-4487; Florence.


The band Lonestar will perform with special guests/American Idol contestants Danny Gokey, pictured, and Casey James at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, at the Alexandria Fairgrounds. Gokey and James both finished third on American Idol; Gokey in season 8 and James in season 9. Advanced tickets are $25-$60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 859781-7700.


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Gluten-free food doesn’t have to be taste-free Each morning I say a prayer asking for guidance in setting priorities for what is usually a crazy busy day. Well, today that prayer led me to an interesting woman who is contributing to the health of folks who have gluten and other allergies. Her name is Chris Coleman and here’s how we met. I was trying to decide where to go first, Kroger or GFS. GFS won out and as I was walking in, Chris was walking out and introduced herself. She’s an Anderson Township reader who said, “I saw your pancake recipe in the paper and thought how nice it would be to share a gluten-free version.” Turns out she’s got a thriving business selling her tasty gluten-free, dairy-free goods at area retailers and it all started because her son is gluten intolerant. Her story is inspiring and shows that there’s a reason for challenges in our lives. She told me, “My son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2001 at age 11.

At that time as a mother of a child with food restrictions I chose to go gluten-free Rita with him so could figHeikenfeld we ure out how Rita’s to live this life kitchen new style and enjoy it. “Ten years ago there was very little information about gluten-free, the selection of gluten-free choices were so slim and the products you could buy were not very good at all. “I started baking every day. In the beginning we threw more food away I made rather than eating it. Even today it sometimes takes me a few tries to get it right and taste great. “My son is now 21 and my mission is to help get more great tasting choices of gluten-free foods available for those who need them. I do make quite a few of my products dairy-free as well.” She sells her items under the Sonny Marie name, and

her website is: Her philosophy is “Brighten your day.” She certainly brightened mine.

Buttermilk pancakes Chris Coleman’s/Sonny Marie’s gluten-free/dairy-free version of Rita’s recipe

1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 ⁄2 cup rice flour (brown or white) 1 ⁄4 cup potato starch 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda 1 ⁄8 tsp xanthan gum 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Butter for griddle Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Mix dry ingredients together and add to egg mixture. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Dairy-free: Replace buttermilk with 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed into 1 cup rice milk and





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Xanthan gum is a food additive made from corn syrup, used as a thickener, stabilizer and emulsifier.

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Catfish is readily available and is a good source of protein. For the Colerain Township reader who enjoyed a pan-fried version with pecans at a restaurant and wanted a simple recipe to make at home.

You can also do this by hand by putting the nuts in a plastic food bag and hitting them with a mallet and then mixing them with the cornmeal, etc. Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, patting it to coat well. Film a pan with oil over medium high heat. Cook filets until golden brown and firm, four to five minutes each side. Adjust seasonings and serve with squeeze of lemon.

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For Jenny, a Covington reader, who wanted a foolproof white sauce for veggies like her mom made. “It looked easy when she

made it,” she said. It is! 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk Melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour. When it bubbles whisk in milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until it thickens, a couple minutes longer. Season to taste. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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There are plenty of fish in the aquarium Fish fear me. When they see me walk into the pet store, they jump out of their tanks convinced that they have a better chance on land than in any water I’d put them in. The problem is, I love fish. A couple of months ago, both of my goldfish died within a few days of one another. They had been in a large bowl in my office and I’d had pretty good luck with them as they lived for several months. I decided not to replace them, but after a few days went to Meijer and bought another. After getting her home, I put her into the

bowl but realized that she was too big for it. After a couple of days I startfeeling Marsie Hall ed sorry for Newbold her. Maybe I Marsie’s should buy an Menagerie her aquarium, I thought. But, no, I’ve had at least a dozen through the years and have never had that much luck; I always end up with a broken heart. Now, I am the kind of person who gives pets “forever homes,” not believing

in giving them away once you commit to them. So giving her to one of the little kids down the street was not an option. After sleeping on it a few nights, I got to thinking, “The York Street Café in Newport has an aquarium with large goldfish. She would be so happy there!” I called Terry and Betsy Cunningham, who just happen to be two of my very best friends, and asked if they would give my fish a home. “Sure!” Betsy said, enthusiastically. “Bring her over!” So we floated the fish (in its plastic bag) that Betsy


David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue. dubbed “Marsie” in the aquarium while we sat at the table in front of the tank drinking Diet Coke out of little bottles and chortling at how “Marsie Fish” was going to enjoy living there. An older gentleman who had been sitting at a table nearby stopped by on his way out and put a hand on my shoulder. “That is very good, you know what you are doing, you are floating the fish in the plastic bag.” He beamed. I grinned like a Cheshire Cat and said, “Thank you, sir, I am a fish enthusiast!” Soon after he left, we determined enough time had passed and we released “Marsie Fish” into the tank. She immediately began swimming in circles, darting about, practically bouncing off of the glass walls. “Look at that!” Betsy and I cried, “She’s so happy to have that much room!” After I left, I called several friends and bragged that there was now a fish named after me at the York


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Street Café. I crowed on and on about how brilliant I was. The next day I told my husband, Tom, that I was going to take him to the York Street Café to see my fish. Upon our arrival, I spotted Betsy in the kitchen. She looked surprised to see me. Undeterred, I ran ahead of Tom to the tank which was … empty. “Oh, I’m so sorry!” Betsy was at my side, hands over her face. “Marsie Fish died about 10 minutes after you left yesterday. She just went belly up. I was going to call you, but didn’t have the heart … I am so sorry.” Marsie Fish hadn’t been frolicking after all; she was desperately looking for a way out of a hideous death trap. When Terry arrived at the restaurant he came rushing to our table. “Oh, Marsie, I’m so sorry about your fish!” “That’s all right, I sadly replied, then asked, “So, what was the special last

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David Schulze, manager of Monfort Aquarium & Pet Shop on Colerain Avenue (, has been successfully setting up aquariums and advising hobbyists since 1963. He’s considered the “goto” guy when it comes to anything finny, so I asked what his top tips might be for the prospective aquarium owner. 1. Determine what your commitment to the hobby will be. The amount of time you are willing to devote to your aquarium will determine what type or size of tank you invest in. For example, a freshwater tank will take less effort than a saltwater one. 2. Before buying, decide where your aquarium will be kept. This will determine the size that will be best for you. 3. Be patient! Schulze says that the biggest mistake people make when setting up an aquarium is to try to rush the process. The water needs to stabilize and it will take at least three weeks for the aquarium to be ready to accept fish. In fact, he refuses to sell fish to people on the same day that they purchase their first aquarium. 4. Add fish to your aquarium a few at a time. 5. Resist the temptation to overfeed your fish. 6. When you are purchasing your basic setup, put your money into filtration. “The filter,” he said, “Is your aquarium’s life support and you pay for performance.” night?” “Fish sandwiches,” he deadpanned, “But we had some trouble finding tiny enough buns.” For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at


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Question: I gave up on my spring garden, but now I would like to grow some veggies for the fall and winter. Is that still possible, or am I too late? Answer: There is still time to plant a few things without winter protection or many more if you construct a simple cold frame or just cover the crops with some kind of frost protection. It is not too late to continue to enjoy the garden and add new plantings. A variety of produce can be grown in Northern Kentucky gardens in the coming weeks, allowing fresh items to be available well into the fall. The cooler nights experienced later in the year as these vegetables mature may increase the sugar content of many crops and thus increase their quality. Cooler nights also slow growth, so crops can take longer to mature than in the summer. Keep this slower pace in mind when you check seeds for days to maturity. You need to plant lettuce seeds right away for a fall harvest. Try some of the red, purple, yellow, or spotted varieties for added color and fun. In addition, go ahead and plant seed now for mustard greens, turnip greens and beet greens. Also, between now and Sept. 1, make two staggered

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Do you need a fresh start? I think we can all answer that question with a resounding yes from time to time. A fresh start signifies a new chance, a clean slate. My mother believes in the power of fresh starts. Growing up, if I was hurting, she would say, “Go get your hair cut, it will make you feel better.” She was right. A haircut, new outfit or simple change of pace, are small, yet have more impact than given credit at times. The problem for most of us is that we wait for major events in life to start fresh; Mondays, New Year’s Day, college, divorce and even death. In weight loss meetings at Equipped, we remind members, they get a fresh start with every bite. Life is much the same. Every time we open our mouths or, get into our car, we have the opportunity to start fresh. We get the chance to say the right thing or go to the right place. Just over three weeks ago, my family was forced into a “fresh start” after an accident in our home. My husband accidentally ran over our baby kitten. It had been sleeping on his back tire. Telling the kids and consoling the mama cat were difficult to say the least. Yet, without ever having a conversation about it, we realized that through this tragic accident we had been given a “fresh start.” Life is pretty chaotic at times. Busy schedules,

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Gala to benefit Transitions The Grateful Life Foundation will sponsor its third annual gala which will benefit Transitions Inc. Oct. 7. The gala will take place at the Drees Pavilion in Devou Park, Covington. Gourmet coffee, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering along with ice cream and gourmet chocolates at 7 p.m., and entertainment, a live auction, and dancing will begin at 8 p.m. “We are raising awareness and support for ‘the change that changes everything,’ namely long-term sobriety,” said gala co-chair Jim Corbett. Cost is $75 per person or $600 per table of eight. Reservations, due by Sept. 23, can be made at the- 011_Gala.html or by calling 859-491-4435. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available at three levels: Gold, $5,000 (sponsor to receive eight gala tickets); silver, $3,000 (sponsor to receive six gala tickets); and bronze, $1,500 (sponsor to receive four gala tickets). All donations are tax deductible. The Grateful Life Foundation was incorporated in 2009 as a nonprofit public charity. Its three purposes are to: increase the resources needed to support and guide the alcoholic and addict clients and the family members; explore gratitude and use its lessons to give back to the community; provide opportunities to change lives for the better.

Beechgrove Baptist Church

450 Independence Station Road, Independence Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Service; and 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Evening Service. Pastor: Rev. Daniel “Dan” Hillard. Phone: (859) 282-8816. Email:

Bethesda Community Church

989 E. Mt. Zion Road, Independence Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:40 a.m. Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Service. Pastor: Rev. Tim Freimuth. Phone: (859) 647-6109. Email: Website: www.bethesdacommunitychurch.o rg.

First Baptist Church

11691 Madison Pike, Independence Service Times: Sunday: Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Worship Service 11 a.m. Evening Worship: 6:00 PM Pastor: Ronald Crisp Phone: (859) 356-8135

Grace Baptist

5288 Madison Pike, Independence Sunday: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Service; and 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Evening Service. Pastor: Michael Smith. Phone: (859) 356-9090.

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Piner Baptist Church

15044 Madison Pike, Morning View Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Morning Service; and 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Pastor: Tony Robinson. Phone: (859) 356-3222. Email: Website: Facebook group: Piner Baptist Church

Wilmington Baptist

15472 Madison Pike Independence, Ky 41051 Phone: (859) 356-1393 St. Barbara Church 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger Sunday: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. Mass. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Mass. Pastor: Rev. John Sterling. Phone: (859) 371-3100. Email: Website:

St. Cecilia Church

5313 Madison Pike, Independence Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass. Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. Mass. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Mass; 5 p.m. Vigil Mass. Rosary payer is a half-hour before all weekend Masses. Pastor: Fr. Mario Tizziani.

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St. Patrick Church

3285 Mill Road, Taylor Mill Sunday: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass. Monday: 7:35 a.m. Mass. Tuesday: 7:35 a.m. Mass. Wednesday: 7:35 a.m. and 7 p.m. Masses. Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Mass. The second Wednesday of every month, Holy Hour will follow 7 p.m. Mass. Pastor: Fr. Jeff VonLehman. Phone: (859) 356-5151. Email: Website:

Community Bible

1632 Shaw Road, Independence Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Bible Study; 11 a.m. Service. Pastor: Tom NeCamp. Phone: (859) 356-9835. Email: Website:

Independence Christian Church

5221 Madison Pike, Independence Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Service. Pastor: Don Deweese. Phone: (859) 356-3525. Email: Website:

Nicholson Christian Church

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

Faith Community United Methodist

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

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11815 Staffordsburg Rd. Independence, Ky 41051 Pastor: Rev. John Losey Phone: (859) 356-0029 Website:

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1404 Walton-Nicholson Pike Independence, Ky 41051 Phone: (859) 363-1404

True Vine Praise & Worship Fellowship

691 Persimmon Drive, Independence Sunday: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Services. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. Pastor: Dan Ison. Phone: (859) 3568979.

Community Family Church

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

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Phillip Dunford recently graduated National Guard Military Police basic training. In the 795th MP Batallion, he excelled at warrior tasks, battle drills, urban operations and convoy live fire. Dunford is the son of Phil Dunford of Independence and Celia (Marion) Bose of Florence.

Staff Sgt. Halsey earns associate’s degree

Staff Sgt. John S. Halsey of Walton received an associate’s degree in applied science from Mountwest Community & Technical College in Huntington, W.Va. Halsey currently serves on active duty as an assistant platoon sergeant at the National Guard Patriot Academy in Butlerville, Ind., helping new soldiers earn their high school diplomas. In July, Halsey set the world record for the most push-ups in 60 seconds while wearing a 39-pound backpack. In January, he saved the life of a 17-month


Army National Guard Pvt. Michael D. Haney graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational mainte-


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old child who suffered a seizure at a restaurant. As a professional soldier, Halsey has served two tours in Iraq from 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a tour in Korea from 2003-2004. Halsey is a graduate of Walton-Verona High School and the father of three girls, Alexandra, Shayla and Ally. His parents, Rose and Bob Kelly, reside in Walton.

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The 2011 BetterInvesting National Convention will be Sept. 15-18 at the Marriott at RiverCenter in Covington. The convention includes a wide variety of classes and panel discussions for all levels of investors. BetterInvesting is a non-

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Patriot Academy Commandant Lt. Col. Wm. Kenny Freeman presents Staff Sgt. John S. Halsey of Walton with an associate’s degree in applied science from Mountwest Community & Technical College in front of a formation of more than 100 soldiers on Aug. 5, 2011, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex in Butlerville, Ind. nance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications. Michael is the son of Robert M. Haney of Independence and Martha E. Haney of Ashland, Ky. He is a 2009 graduate of Boyd County High School.

Warner graduates

Navy Seaman Recruit Joshua D. Warner, a 2007 graduate of Simon Kenton High School, completed U.S. Navy basic training at

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Warner completed a variety of training, including classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations,” which gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

A free online CooperClayton Method to Stop Smoking course will begin Tuesday, Aug. 31. Participants in the webbased class will need use of a computer capable of accessing the Internet. A facilitator will be online for live chat during the time given for the webbased classes, but the information can be retrieved at any time. Live chats will be from noon to 1 p.m. and 67 p.m. every Wednesday for the duration of the 13-week program. Cooper-Clayton helps participants stop smoking with peer support, educational guidance and nicotine replacement therapy. Classes are free, but participants must purchase nicotine

patches, gum or lozenges, if utilized. In the first online session of the program, more than 30 percent of participants successfully stopped smoking, a rate comparable to inperson courses. Cooper-Clayton is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Physicians and the Kentucky Cancer Program. For more information or to register, visit

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New Banklick Baptist Church plans homecoming New Banklick Baptist Church will have its 115th Homecoming Service 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the church located at 10719 Banklick Road, Walton. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately following the service on church grounds.

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce won the 2011 Going International Award Thursday, Aug. 4, for its world-class international trade program that assists area Stevens businesses in connecting to the global marketplace. The award was divided into two categories: a U.S. or Canadian chamber with a budget less than $2 million and a U.S. or Canadian chamber with a budget greater than $2 million. The Northern Kentucky Chamber received the award in the $2 million or less category. “Matchmaking is truly critical to helping businesses grow and impacts our economy,” said Steve Stevens, president of the Northern Kentucky

Chamber. “When foreign countries and their businesses contact us, they are looking to buy or sell and we serve as a group that seeks out products and services. We try to deliver exceptional customer service in order for these countries to continue partnering with our region.” The award, sponsored by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, was presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at its annual conference in Los Angeles. The award celebrates the achievements of international trade and commerce programs, campaigns and projects to recognize a chamber’s efforts to connect its community to the world. The Northern Kentucky Chamber was awarded $5,000 and a complimentary hosting and tour of Dubai,

United Arab Emirates for two chamber executives. “We want to thank our Chamber members and businesses who have worked so diligently to bring a stronger focus to international trade in our region,” said Daniele Longo, vice president of international affairs. “While winning an award is always an honor, we are most proud that the Northern Kentucky Chamber is providing much-needed international support and services for our business community.” The keynote speaker for the event was former California Gov. Arnold Swarzenegger who discussed California budgetary woes, attracting visitors and avoiding political gridlock. Stevens and Longo accepted the award.

Nora Ephron to speak at luncheon Sept. 6 The Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund will kick off October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the 10th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon, a yearly fundraiser that supports the organization’s Pink Ribbon Programs. Celebrating 10 years of support to local women, the Pink Ribbon with host this year’s Pink Party Oct. 6 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This year’s guest speaker is author, film director, screenwriter and journalist, Nora Ephron. Ephron is best known for some of the most famous romantic comedies,

including “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “You’ve Got Mail” and “Julie and Julia.” Her most recent book, “I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections,” was released in November 2010. Prior to the luncheon, the Pink Ribbon will feature the “Ten Year Tune Up” Pre-Luncheon Physician Panel beginning at 10:30 a.m. Physicians will discuss the most popular issues in women’s health. A silent auction with more than 100 items from local establishments and boutiques will also be available

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Join the Teddy Bear Run on Aug. 27 The American Legion Riders of the American Legion Post 4 in Florence is sponsoring its second annual Teddy Bear Run on Aug. 27. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Kickstands are up at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $5 to purchase a teddy bear or bring a new wrapped teddy bear or stuffed animal to be donated to the St. Elizabeth’s Pediatric Center in Florence. Last year the post donated 250 teddy bears. This year the goal is 500 to 1,000.

Gallerie USA in Hebron is assisting the post with special prices on teddy bears for the ride. The teddy bears will have a tag that shows the American Legion Riders donated them. The purchaser can also sign their name on the tag so the children will know who gave them a bear. Those unable to make the ride by car or motorcycle may stop by the American Legion and purchase a teddy bear tag for $5. It will bear your name and hang in the post’s lounge

on display. The ride will take place rain or shine. If it rains, participants will drive to the hospital and deliver the bears and return back to the American Legion Post to celebrate. If there is no rain, the post will ride and deliver the bears, then proceed on a leisurely 84mile ride and then back to the American Legion Post to celebrate. David Brotherton, director of the Florence American Legion Riders, started the Teddy Bear Ride in 2010.

ed additional wreaths. Lillian Knue of Sunman, Ind., and Chris McHenry of Lawrenceburg, Ind., were recognized for their many years of researching the life of this American patriot and the history of Dearborn County, Ind. The joint color guards presented George Mason with a salvo of musket and rifle fire followed by Taps. A bronze SAR emblem was installed at the gravesite of George Mason, forever identifying him as a true American patriot. Many Mason descendants reside in Dearborn, Franklin and Ripley counties in Indiana, Hamilton County, Ohio, and Boone and Kenton counties in Kentucky.

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More than 100 descendants and friends gathered at the Lawrence Cemetery near St. Leon, Ind., to honor George Mason, a Revolutionary War patriot. The Simon Kenton Chapter Color Guard of the Northern Kentucky Sons of the American Revolution presented this patriotic and unique event. The service was initiated by cannon fire, followed by the posting of colors by the joint color guards. A summary of this American patriot’s 80 years of life was presented by Virginia Noerr LaPasso of Chicago, a seventh-generation descendant. Ryan Eckerle of Fort Wright, a ninth-generation grandson, presented a family memorial wreath. Tom Geimeier of Simon Kenton Chapter SAR, the Rev. Forrest Chilton of Kentucky Society SAR, Chuck Scott of Gov. Isaac Shelby Chapter SAR, Alex Geimeier of Boone County Chapter DAR, and Darlene West of Gov. Othniel Looker Chapter DAR present-

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Labor of Love Car Show will be Aug. 27 The annual Labor of Love Car Show will be Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. All models and makes of cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. Gates open at 8 a.m. Registration will be 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Awards will be given out at 4 p.m. Registration is $10. Admission is free. Stations to donate to Shriners Hospital will be available. There will music by Hot Sounds Mobile DJ Systems, a model car contest, and various door prizes and food. The Red Rover Van

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from the Cincinnati Reds will be in attendance from 10 a.m. to noon, along with the Covington’s DARE Car and a racecar from the Kentucky Speedway. A goody-bag of jewelry and cosmetics will be given to the first 75 women at the show. There will be raffles to win a signed Cincinnati Bengals football, Cincinnati Reds tickets, University of Kentucky football tickets and more. For more information, call 513-683-4072. On the day of the show call 513383-0506 or 513-3484883.


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Five Northern Kentucky residents are on the cheerleading squads at the University of Kentucky for the 2011-2012 season. They are Hannah Rich (Ryle High School), Lindsey Goderwis (St. Henry High School), Adam Sunderhaus (Boone County High School), Stephanie Johnson (Campbell County High School) and Megan Murdock (Ryle High School).

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has announce the results of the 2011-2012 elections of the board of directors, effective July 1, 2011. Newly elected officers: President: Jeff Rosenstiel of Fort Thomas, Frost Brown & Todd, LLC.; President-elect: Chris Beckman of Erlanger, Hanover Insurance; Treasurer: Paul Houston of Cincinnati, retired from Jim Beam Global; and Secretary: Paula Steiner of Villa Hills, MedPace.

Newly elected board members: Tracy Stringer of Fort Wright, PNC Bank; Ray Panko of Florence, Schiff, Kreidler-Shell; and Mike Conway of Park Hills, Winegardner & Hammons. KSO’s free Summer Series concerts conitnues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 in Covington’s Devou Park Amphitheatre. For more information, visit or call 859-431-6216.

Art from the Heart planned Mark your calendar for Art from the Heart, an evening show and sale of handcrafted jewelry and original art work by Marianne Burke, Kathy Wulfeck and Jean Mathena.

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Verna Ruth Adams

Verna Ruth Galloway Adams, 91, of Erlanger, died Aug. 19, 2011, in Fairfield, Ohio, following a long illness. She was a homemaker, retired employee of Levi Strauss & Co. in Florence and a member of Elsmere Baptist Church. Her husband, Ray William Adams, and two sisters, Helen Pavey and Kathryn Blackburn, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Gore of Fairfield, Ohio; son, Connie A. Adams of Rennselaer, Ind.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Pendleton County.

Elbert Baldridge Sr.

Elbert Douglas “Doug” Baldridge Sr., 78, of Independence, died Aug. 17, 2011, at his residence. He retired after 35 years of service as an auto body mechanic for C.G.& E. Auto Body and was a U.S. Navy Korean conflict veteran. He was a member, deacon, Sunday school teacher, chairman and Elder Emertius at First Christian Church in Covington. He was a member of IBEW Local No. 1347 and American Legion Post No. 203. He enjoyed hunting, horseback riding and coaching/umpiring church softball leagues. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Louise Flynn Baldridge; son, E. Douglas Baldridge Jr. of Covington; daughters, Cheryl Louise Losey and Lana Gail Schaff, both of Independence; brothers, Bud Baldridge of Nicholasville, Ky., and George Baldridge of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sisters, Eunice Burke of Paris, Ky., Orpha Messer of San Diego, Anita Mote of Chicago, Linda Conley of Thomasville, N.C., Midge McBryant of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Donna Davis of Tacoma, Wash.; and nine grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: First Christian Church, 14 W. 5th St., Covington, KY 41011.








Thomas J. Clancy, 77, of Fort Wright, formerly of Hornell, N.Y., died Aug. 12, 2011. He was a district operations manager and employee of J. C. Penney Co. for 37 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Korean War veteran and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Clancy; children, Thomas Joseph Clancy Jr. of Barrington, R.I., and Pamela J. Clancy of Albany, N.Y.; brothers, Edward Clancy, John Leo Clancy and Richard Clancy, all of Hornell, N.Y.; sister, Mary O’Connor of Dansville, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fremont, N.Y. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Homer ‘Don’ Fuller

Homer “Don” Fuller, 86, of Crescent Springs, formerly of Ironton, Ohio, and Ashland, Ky., died Aug. 13, 2011. He served as an aerial radio operator in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a mechanical engineer for more than 40 years. He was a member of Good Faith Lodge No. 95 F&AM, Smith Lodge No. 775 F&AM, LaGrange Chapter No. 68 RAM, Ironton Commandery No. 45, El Hasa Temple Ashland and Ironton Lodge No. 177 BPOE. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Cook Fuller; daughter, Sherida Dougherty; sister, Patricia Hopkins; and two grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: NTAF South Atlantic Kidney Transplant Fund, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F-120, Radnor, PA 19087 or Designate donation to the Heath/Morgan Battrell Fund.

Ralph J. Glaser Sr., 92, of Independence, died Aug. 15, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired home builder and contractor. He was a U.S. Army

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DEATHS World War II veteran with the rank of Master Sergeant and received the Purple Heart and European Theater Ribbon with seven Bronze Stars and Battle Stars. He owned and operated the 3L Garage for more than 15 years and was a former Boy Scout leader and a Knothole baseball coach. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 275 in Independence and enjoyed training beagle dogs for rabbit hunting and breeding and raising Tennessee Walkers. His brothers, John, Frank, Alfred and Fred Glaser; and sisters, Marcella Brown, Viola Smeal and Florence Flickinger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Margaret E. Brown Glaser; son, Ralph J. Glaser Jr. of Erlanger; grandchildren, Ralph J. Glaser III of Hebron and Sherry Glaser of Jonesboro, Tenn.; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Harry ‘Gus’ Huff

Harry Gayle “Gus” Huff, 69, of Hamilton, died Aug. 14, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a farmer, retired railroad brakeman and conductor, and a member of Boone-Union Masonic Lodge No. 304. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte A. Huff; daughters, Sandra G. Forsyth of Irvine, Calif., and Mary A. Texter of Erlanger; sons, William V. Huff of Phoenix, Ariz., Harry G. Huff Jr. of Hamilton and John E. Huff of Normansville, Ky.; sister, Wilma R. Linn of Knoxville, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. Burial was at Big Bone Cemetery. Memorials: Big Bone Cemetery, 11036 Big Bone Church Road, Union, KY 41091.

was a Kentucky Colonel. Her husband, James H. Martin, and two sons, Ronald Martin and Gerald Martin, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Boughner of Fort Thomas and Cheryl Heuser of Edgewood; sons, Dennis Martin of Mason, Ohio, and Robert Martin of Aurora, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

Albert Nebraska Miller

Albert Nebraska Miller, 85, of Sebastian, Fla., formerly of Fort Wright, died Aug. 11, 2011, in Sebastian, Fla. He was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He retired from General Electric then opened Miller Tax Agency in Fort Wright. He was a member of Golden Rule Lodge No. 345 in Covington, Scottish Rite 32nd degree Valley of Covington, St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Latonia, National Association of Public Accountants and the Masonic Lodge of Covington. His wife, Mildred Behner Miller, died previously. Survivors include his son, Robert Miller; daughter, Lois Bruin; brother, Tom Miller; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.



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His parents, Charles Melton and Louise Laverne Reinders Moore, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Fay Dunagin Moore; daughters, Darlene Downey of Crittenden, Nancy Hart of Glencoe and Kathy Moore of Sparta; sons, Paul Mullins of Crittenden, James Moore and Albert John Moore Jr., both of Verona; brothers, Michael Moore of Virginia Beach, Va., Richard Moore of Florence and Steve Moore of Warsaw; sisters, Laura McQuerry of Burlington and Anita Moore of Erlanger; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Markey Jane Noble

Markey Jane Noble, 90, of Brownstown, Mich., formerly of Northern Kentucky, died Aug. 19, 2011, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich. She enjoyed cooking, sewing



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On the record

August 25, 2011

Diggers and Planters Club visit the Creation Museum Gardens Congratulations to Anna Maria Denney and Gilbert Lynn McIntosh on their marriage on Saturday at the Erlanger Baptist Church. Anna Marie is the daughter of Wayne and Judy Denney. Family and friends extend best wishes for a long and wonderful life together. Twelve members of the Dig-

gers and Planters Garden Club visited the Creation Museum Gardens last Tuesday. They enjoyed the beautiful plants and water gardens. Also, said it was a perfect place for a picnic. Christy Wood Daniell and new daughter Janel were visiting grandparents J.R. and Debbie Wood on Friday.

Theora Locke of Verona enjoyed getting out to visit her sister, Naomi Spegal of Demossville, recently. We are sorry to report “Pete” Simpson fell and was to undergo some shoulder surgery on Tuesday. We hope to report a positive outcome. Sympathy is extended to the

Simpson family on the death of their sister, Zella Elliott of Tampa, Fla. Zella was the sister-in-law of JoAnn Richards of Verona and Pete Simpson. Our prayers to Deana Clarke, who is having some outpatient treatments this week. Bud Young celebrated his

They are role models for what it means to be a leader and an achiever, an advocate and a giver. And they are making this world a better place through their contributions. These are the qualities of YMCA Character Award

recipients. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 15 online at or by faxing the information to 513-961-3201 or by calling the Community Services YMCA at 513-961-3200.

Blanca Cruz-Rivera, 40, and William Chace, 51, both of Florida, issued April 19. Kristie Chaney, 42, and David Hoffman, 49, both of Erlanger, issued April 19. Neha Patel, 28, and Michael Hawk, 28, both of Texas, issued April 20. Brittany Ziegler, 20, of Covington and Robert Harris, 24, of Newport, issued April 20. Desiree Brown, 27, and Brett Sova, 31, both of Villa Hills, issued April 20. Marcella Wendling, 25, and Kevin Burris, 29, both of Independence, issued April 21. Rebecca Lind, 27, and Ryan Rust, 34, both of Independence, issued April 21. Kelly Riddle, 25, and Harold Lewis, 24, both of Latonia,

WHEREAS, the City of Taylor Mill, Kenton County, Kentucky is a city of the fourth class and the City of Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, is a city of the second class, and WHEREAS, the City of Taylor Mill and the City of Covington share a common boundary line, and WHEREAS, BF Development Associates, Inc. is the owner of two parcels of land situate in Kenton County Kentucky, with each parcel being divided by the common boundary line of the City of Taylor Mill and the City of Covington, and WHEREAS, Holds Branch Investment Associates, LLC is the owner of two parcels of land situate in Kenton County Kentucky with each parcel being divided by the common boundary line of the City of Taylor Mill and the City of Covington, and WHEREAS, there are currently no residents on either of the two parcels of land owned by BF Development Associates, Inc. or on either of the two parcels owned by Holds Branch Investment Associates, LLC, and WHEREAS, the City of Taylor Mill and the City of Covington have determined that one specified area of the parcels owned by BF Development Associates, Inc. can be better served by the City of Taylor Mill, and one specified area of the parcels owned by BF Development Associates, Inc. can be better served by the City of Covington, and WHEREAS, the City of Taylor Mill and the City of Covington have determined that one specified area of the parcels owned by Holds Branch Investment Associates, LLC can be better served by the City of Taylor Mill, and one specified area of the parcels owned by Holds Branch Investment Associates, LLC can be better served by the City of Covington, and WHEREAS, BF Development Associates, Inc. and Holds Branch Investment Associates, LLC have consented to the transfer of parcels between the City of Covington and the City of Taylor Mill, and the written consents of each property owner are attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference,

issued April 21. Elizabeth Hyland, 25, and Eric Van Buskirk, 25, both of Columbus, issued April 22. Elizabeth Becker, 41, of Park Hills and Roy Wade, 39, of Walton, issued April 22. Sarah Shepard, 22, and Jared Kidd, 25, both of Independence, issued April 22. Meghan McMahon, 27, of Florence and David Franks, 27, of Erlanger, issued April 22. Teresa Lancaster, 38, and John Thompson, 42, both of Ludlow, issued April 22. Laureen Rachford, 24, and Andrew Harmon, 27, both of West Chester, issued April 22. Margaret Davis, 20, and Walter Moore, 21, both of Latonia, issued April 2.

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Robert Melvin Poe Sr.

Robert Melvin Poe Sr., 76, of Elsmere, died Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a sheet metal brake press operator and retired from Southern Ohio Fabricators. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran and a member of the Simon Kenton American Legion Post No. 20. A daughter, Janet Poe; two sisters, Mary Alice Snyder and Dora Lee Barker; and two brothers, Milton B. Poe and John Westley Poe, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Craig Poe; daughters, Samantha Gillespie of Falmouth, Sharon Charles of Erlanger and Neva Teegarden of Morning View; sons, Joseph Poe of Covington, Jerry Poe, George Poe and Robert Poe Jr., all of Elsmere; brothers, Edward Lawrence Poe of Newport and Frank Gerold Poe of Highland Heights; sister, Sharon Grace Flemming of Newport; sister-in-law, Janet Ellen Twehues of Independence; 32 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Garden, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Simon Kenton American Legion Post No. 20, 119 Garvey Ave., Elsmere, KY 41018.

Nellie Powers

Nellie Powers, 86, of Latonia, died Aug. 21, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired from Dillard’s in gift wrap and was a member of Decoursey Baptist Church and Hickory Grove Baptist Church. Her husband, Bill Powers, died in 1990. Survivors include her daughter, Pat Gill of Covington; son, L.B. Powers of Covington; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Mildred Price

Mildred Price, 85, of Covington, died Aug. 18, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Charles W. Price, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Charles Price of Florence and Ron

Section 1.0 Specified Areas Transferred to the City of Covington

1.1 A parcel of land described as Parcel "B" on page 2 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference and as further identified in the Exhibit "A" Annexation/De-Annexation Plat prepared by Cardinal Engineering on April 21, 2011 on page 5 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. 1.2 A parcel of land described as Parcel "C" on page 3 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference and as further identified in the Exhibit "B" Annexation/De-Annexation Plat prepared by Cardinal Engineering on April 21, 2011 on page 6 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. Section 2.0 - Inclusion Within the City Boundaries of Specified Areas Transferred by the City of Covington Pursuant to K.R.S. 81.500 the City of Taylor Mill hereby includes in its boundaries the following specified areas transferred by the City of Covington: 2.1 A parcel of land described as Parcel "A" on page 1 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference and as further identified in the Exhibit "A" Annexation/De-Annexation Plat prepared by Cardinal Engineering on April 21, 2011 on page 5 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. 2.2 A parcel of land described as Parcel "D" on page 4 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference and as further identified in the Exhibit "C" Annexation/De-Annexation Plat prepared by Cardinal Engineering on April 21, 2011 on page 7 of the documents attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference. Section 3.0 - Statement of Financial Consideration There shall be no financial consideration between the City of Taylor Mill and the City of Covington regarding the specified areas transferred and there is no financial agreement between the cities for the specified areas transferred. Section 4.0 - Resolution of Taxes and Revenues 4.1 There are no taxes or revenues to be resolved from the specified areas transferred herein and there shall be no proration of taxes for any of the specified areas transferred. 4.2 Beginning with tax year 2011, Parcels A and D shall be subject to taxation by the City of Taylor Mill. 4.3 Beginning with tax year 2011, Parcels B and C shall not be subject to taxation by the City of Taylor Mill. Section 5.0 - Statement of Zoning Regulations 5.1 As of the effective date of this Ordinance, Parcel A shall be zoned R-1E (PUD) (DP-5) according to the zoning ordinances of the City and subject to the land use regulations thereof. 5.2 As of the effective date of this Ordinance, Parcel D shall be zoned R-1D (PUD) (DP-5) according to the zoning ordinances of the City and subject to the land use regulations thereof. Section 6.0 Provisions Severable The provisions of this ordinance are severable; and the invalidity of any provision of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other provision thereof; and such other provisions shall remain in full force and effect as long as they remain valid in the absence of those provisions determined to be invalid. Section 7.0 Conflicting Ordinances Repealed All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. Section 8.0 Effective Date This ordinance shall be effective as soon as possible according to law. Section 9.0 Publication This ordinance shall be published in summary pursuant to K.R.S. 83A.060 (9). ____________________________________ DANIEL L. BELL, MAYOR 1660016

Price of Covington; daughters, Phyllis Penick and Vickie Taylor, both of Berry, Diane Kinney of Cynthiana, Debbie Hauenstein of Alexandria and Beverly Fryer of Butler; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Sunrise Cemetery, Cynthiana.

Claire Lauraine Ratliff

Claire Lauraine Ratliff, 80, of Erlanger, died Aug. 14, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired as a manager for the Internal Revenue Service after more than 25 years of service and was a long-standing member of the Ralph Fulton VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, Lloyd Ratliff, died in 2007. Survivors include her children, Deborah Clark, Janet Steier, Rhonda Claire Ratliff, Karen Bunning and Richard B. Ratliff; sisters, Cecile Pivarunas and Irene Fusaro; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. Memorials: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Loretta Sizemore


Pursuant to K.R.S. 81.500 the City of Taylor Mill hereby transfers to the City of Covington the following specified areas:

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YMCA seeking nominations for teen character awards The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is looking for teens in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati who are role models to others for leading a life by the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, responsibility and respect.

94th birthday this week. Birthday wishes to Liz Poore, Aug. 26, and Wally Lane on Aug. 28.

NORTHERN KY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION The NKCAC Weatherization program is seeking Weatherization Private Contractors, for Heat Systems and Hot Water repairs or replacements. Energy Conservation installation , Applicants must have proficient carpentry and energy conservation material skills , and/or HVAC and Plumbing Licensure as well as communication skills with clients. Applicants must comply with current codebooks and State Weatherization manuals. Must be willing to travel and work throughout an 8 County designated service area in Northern Ky. Certificates of Insurance for General Liability and Comprehensive Coverage should meet minimum $800,000. Master HVAC minimum Certificates of Insurance required in amount of $500,000 for general liability and $300,000 for property damage. Orientation meeting, to be held on Thursday, September 1st 2011 at 9:00 am, at Boone County Weatherization at 7938 Tanners Gate Florence, Kentucky 41042. Application packets can be obtained at the orientation meeting, or sooner by calling the Weatherization Department at 859586-9250. Monday through Thursday 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 8176

The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Seeks Public Comment PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE NLNAC Announcement The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science nursing program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the nursing program in person at a meeting scheduled for September 28, 2011 from 3:30 4:30 at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 email: All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by September 20, 2011. 1001659242

NOTICE OF DIVISION ORDER AND APPELLATE RIGHTS Jonathan D. Renslow ("Respondent"), whose d.o.b. is May 5, 1981 and whose last known address is 711 Stevies Tr., Independ ence, KY, 41051, is hereby notified that the Ohio Dept. of Commerce, Div. of FiInstitutions, nancial has issued an Order refusing to renew his loan originator license due to his failure to 1) cooperate with a Division investigation; and 2) meet all of the requirements for renewal set forth in R.C. 1322.041 (B). Respondent is hereby notified that pursuant to R.C. 119.12, this Division Order may be appealed by filing a notice of appeal with the Division setting forth the order that Respondent is appealing from and stating that the Division’s Order is not supported by reliable, probative, and substantial evidence and is not in accordance with law. The notice of appeal may also include, but is not required to include, the specific grounds for the appeal. The notice of appeal must also be filed with the appropriate court of common pleas in accordance with R.C. 119.12. In filing the notice of appeal with the Division or court, the notice that is filed may be either the original notice or a copy of the original notice. The notice of appeal must be filed within fifteen (15) days after the date of publication of this Order. Mail filings to: Division of Financial Institutions, Attn: Lori Massey, 77 S. High St., 21st Fl., Columbus, OH 43215. 1001659422

Loretta Knuckles Sizemore, 66, of Covington, died Aug. 20, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired cafeteria manager for Kenton County Schools at Taylor Mill Elementary and enjoyed bingo, yard sales and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, George Sizemore; sons, Jeff D. Sizemore and Brian Sizemore, both of Covington, and Russell Sizemore of Independence; daughter, Teresa Lynn Marcum of Demossville; and six grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Jamie L. Vanderpool

Jamie L. Vanderpool, 42, of Erlanger, died Aug. 12, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. His mother, Karen Mcallister, died previously. Survivors include his father, Roger Vanderpool; and half brothers, Rusty and Frank, both of Ludlow, and Jonathan of Erlanger. A memorial service may be scheduled at a later date.

Michael Del Webster

Michael Del Webster, 43, of Atlanta, Ga., died July 16, 2011, in Atlanta, Ga. Survivors include his mother, Margaret Collinsworth of Dry Ridge; father and stepmother, Michael and Debria Webster of Linden, Ind.; sisters, Valerie Collinsworth Coleman of Williamstown, Dana Smith of Williamsport, Ind., and Beth Mitton of Attica, Ind.; and brother, Eddie Webster of Erlanger.

Howard Lowell Wright

Howard Lowell Wright, 76, of Erlanger, died Aug. 19, 2011. He retired from the steel manufacturing business, was an employee of Kirk & Blum Manufacturing Co. and former owner of Lowe-Mar Steel. He was a member of the Northern Kentucky Football League and served in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Woods Wright; daughter, Jennifer Wright-Hatfield; sons, Curt Wright and Matt Wright; sister, Cheryl Wright-Slater; and two grandchildren. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 or Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Florence, KY 41042.


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