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St. Elizabeth Covington opens By Regan Coomer

Volume 13 Issue 46 © 2009 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Recipe for success

Twins Aaron and Adam Eversole were not fans of school up until their sophomore year. The brothers tended to get lower grades until they discovered The Success Academy, a joint venture between the Kenton County School District and the Kentucky National Guard 1204th Aviation Support Battalion. Now the two brothers are excelling at their studies, displaying leadership, and looking forward to an opportunity to serve their country. SCHOOLS, A6

Father Lou

“It’s easy for patients to stop downstairs for their test on their way to and from the physician’s office.”

The new St. Elizabeth Heathcare center off of Covington’s 12th Street opened its doors for outpatient and emergency services Monday Aug. 31. The $20 million, 118,000square-foot St. Elizabeth Covington incorporates green features such as a vegetative roof and Biofiltration swales with outpatient services all easily accessed on the first floor of the facility. “I’m looking forward to seeing the patients interact with the building,” said Paula Roe, assistant vice president of operations of the Covington and Grant County facilities. Available office space for physicians in The Covington St. Elizabeth will make outpatient care for both physicians and their patients more convenient, Roe said. “It’s easy for patients to stop downstairs for their test on their way to and from the physician’s office,” she said. Summit Medical Group is the first to take up space in St. Elizabeth Covington, with a 10,000square-foot office overlooking the green roof, which is one of the first of its kind in the region. The roof is vegetated with the resilient leafy succulent sedum to filter rain water run-off and insulate the building. The vegetation will also promote longevity of the

Paula Roe Assistant vice president of operations


St. Elizabeth Covington features a green roof planted with highly tolerant plants called sedum as well as a 21-by-21 square foot exterior Vidi wall that projects messages and information about the hospital to vehicles traveling on Interstate 75. roof. St. Elizabeth Covington is also fitted with a 21-by-21-foot Vidi Wall, which is made up of thousands of energy efficient LED lights. The screen will show stable images with information about St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the facility itself to motorists on I-75. Patients and employees alike are happy about the opening of the new facility. “It’s beautiful,” said Michele Halloran, nurse manager of the Emergency Room. “It’s amazing. Our whole department at North would fit inside the new nurse’s station.” The hospital’s ER wing features

Father Lou is back in the Life section this week as Sports returns to its normal spot in the A section. Read how Father Lou suggests we deal with the unfairness of life that is sometimes thrown our way. Find Father Lou, recipes, calendars and other columnists in our Life section each week. B3

Floor plan of the first floor of the new Covington St. Elizabeth Medical Center, which opened its outpatient and emergency services Monday Aug. 31. The second floor features physician office space.


State officials discuss Kenton road projects By Regan Coomer

Sing it out loud

Ryan Henry expresses his faith through his music and shares that enthusiasm through recording and teaching. Read about what this Independence resident is up to and what his future plans are. Henry’s second CD, “The Beautiful Brokenness” will be released soon. LIFE, B1

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Kenton County Police Officer Larry Shelton, 34, topped lawyer Eric Deters, 45, in their cage fight Saturday Aug. 29. The fight came about when Deters was talking about police misconduct on the radio and issued a challenge to local police officers. To place an ad, call 283-7290.

16 rooms with a sliding glass door to preserve the privacy of the patient, but also allow nurses to check on patients easily. By the middle of September each ER room will be equipped with a computer, Halloran said, to allow nurses to complete their paperwork in the same room as the patient, thereby “taking our nurses back to the bedside.”

Current and future state road projects were the focus of a caucus with Kenton officials and state legislators at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 headquarters Aug. 31. Executive Director for KYTC District 6 Rob Hans gave updates on the Brent Spence Bridge, Ky16, Ky-536 and more projects at the meeting, which drew representatives from several cities in Kenton County. Three construction alternatives have been determined and will be further narrowed down in the next year, Hans said, adding the cost estimate for the bridge’s replacement is between $2.2 and 2.7 billion. “That money is currently not available,” he said. “That’ll be the next challenge to acquire that money. The project is still on-schedule to begin actual construction of the new Brent Spence Bridge in 2015, Hans said. Construction could take four to five years. Officials also discussed the upcoming reconstruction of Ky16. The first portion of the project, starting in the south, will cost $8 million and kick off in March. The second phase’s design, completing the road up to I-275,


won’t be ready until the next fiscal year. District Planning Engineer Mike Bezold estimates the second part of the project will cost around $30 million. “This is my No. 1 priority for my portion of Kenton County,” said Sen. Damon Thayer. “We will try in the next fiscal year to do our best to get as much of that money in there for construction.” Taylor Mill City Administrator Jill Bailey and Commissioner Dan Bell urged the district to expedite the Ky-16 project. “The intersection of Old Taylor Mill Road and Taylor Mill Road causes a tremendous amount of problems traffic-wise for our residents and residents on the southern end of the county,” Bell said. The city also hopes to launch a business district in the area once Ky-16 is complete. “This is shovel-ready from a zoning perspective. It’s something advantageous for the state. There’s not too many places off of 275 that aren’t developed. We have a chance to do a really great development,” Bell said. Future reconstruction work on Ky-536/Mt. Zion Road was also discussed. Hans and Bezold said right-ofway plans are scheduled for next year and right-of-way acquisition could start then if funds are available.

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BRIEFLY Hope holds picnic

The GARDEN OF HOPE Ministry Community Picnic will take place Sunday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m. Come out and enjoy an evening of worship, music, food and watch the WEBN fireworks in a safe

envirnoment up at the HILL. Please bring a side dish of your choice to help share. Meat and Drinks will be provided. For more info call 859750-5611 . The Garden is located at 699 Edgecliff St., Covington.

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Community meeting

COVINGTON – The South Covington Community Action Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 10 at the Hands Pike Firehouse, 1255 Hands Pike. The guest speakers will be Family Court judges Bushelman and Mehling. There will also be a sign-up sheet for the annual SCCAA Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. The meeting is open to all South Covington residents and businesses.

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KENTON COUNTY – The Kenton County Public Library will host the Third Annual Scholastic Chess Tournament from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 12 at the Mary Ann Mongan branch, 502 Scott Boulevard in Covington. All levels and ages are welcome to participate in the free tournament with four non-rated sections: Grades K-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Trophies for the champion and runner-up will be awarded in all sections. Beverages and snacks will be provided. Registration is required by calling 962-4077 or visiting Registration will not be permitted on the day of the tournament.

Kenton officials raising taxes 3 percent in 09-10 By Regan Coomer

The Kenton County Fiscal Court unanimously passed the second reading establishing the 2009-2010 real and property tax rate at the regular meeting Aug. 25. The rate has been increased to 14.8 percent from 14.2 percent in 2008, which would mean tax bills will increase to an additional $6 per $100,000 value in the county. County commissioners chose to take the compensating rate, which creates the same amount of revenue as the year before plus a little over 3 percent increase of the 4 percent allowed by state law. Officials received no comments from residents in writing or in person at a public hearing, which was held prior to the second reading. Raising taxes is required to keep the county, and its services, running smoothly, said Deputy Judge Scott

Kimmich, who added county commissioners refrained from taking the 4 percent because of the economy right now. “They recognize the situation everyone is facing, but they also accept responsibility for the effective and safe operation of the county,” he said. “You either have to adjust revenue or reduce services.” County Treasurer Jerry Knochelmann said commissioners set the rate to match the tax amount budgeted in the 2009-2010 operating budget. Knochelmann said the 14.8 percent tax rate would create about $14.3 million in revenue for the county, less 7 to 8 percent for county sheriff’s fees and early payment discounts, which would come to about $13.1 or $13.2 million in revenue. “I think it’s very important for people to realize when you get your tax bill it doesn’t all go to the county,” said Knochelmann, who broke down last year’s property taxes according to

recipient. Last year Knochelmann said 15 percent of taxes went to the county, 13 percent went to the state and as much as 56 percent went to schools. Costs are rising for county governments, Kimmich said. “We’re paying retirement benefits at the highest rate ever before in Kentucky history,” he said. “Every type of insurance is going up, fuel is going up. All these things affect the bottom line.” Kimmich said the county has been working to be as efficient as possible – 30 full-time positions have been cut in the last four years and very soon Thomas More College students will be doing a top-tobottom study of county operations. “That is why we asked Thomas More for efficiency recommendations on other ways to reduce spending. We’re certainly willing to look at them,” Kimmich said.

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Get ready-made, custom burgers at Five Guys By Regan Coomer

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a restaurant specializing in burgers made your way, just opened in the Crestview Hills Town Center

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Aug. 30. “We’re glad to be here,” said co-owner Joseph Carroll. “We’re excited to be at this location.” The 2,700 square feet restaurant seats about 85 people and serves up three basic burgers: the hamburger, the cheeseburger and the bacon cheeseburger. How you take your burger from there is all up to you, Carroll said. “You can built it however you want,” he said. “All the topping are included in whatever burger you start with.” Customers can use Five Guys’ 15 free toppings such as the traditional onions and lettuce or the harder-tofind burger toppings grilled mushrooms and green peppers to complete their perfect burger. Five Guys Burgers and Fries was founded in 1986 by five brothers in Arling-

ton, Va. Since then, over 300 stores have been opened across the country. The Crestview Hills location is the second Five Guys in Greater Cincinnati and the first in Northern Kentucky. Carroll said he and his business partners, who make up the Orlando-based KRNBLZ, LLC., will eventually open 25 locations of Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Greater Cincinnati. The first, located in Clifton, has been open for about two months and is doing well, Carroll said. The restaurant’s fresh ground beef, Idaho potato fries and buns baked daily will make all the difference to burger lovers, Carroll said. “I think a lot of people who have not experienced Five Guys will be curious to come in and see what we’re all about,” he said. “Then


The restaurant chain Five Guys Burgers & Fries opened in the Crestview Hills Town Center Sunday Aug. 30. The restaurant specializes in customized, fresh burgers. they’ll be hooked.” The Crestview Hills Five

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Relax this Labor Day By Regan Coomer


Author talk

Kaza Kingsley, a Cincinnati resident and author of the best-selling Erec Rex fantasy series, spoke at the Independence branch of the Kenton County Library Friday Aug. 28. Kingsley explained the meanings of character’s names, showed covers of her books from other countries and took time to answer questions from children at the event.


Children’s fantasy author Kaza Kingsley autographed books from her Erec Rex series at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library Friday Aug. 28. Here 10-year-old Zachary Depiore of Cincinnati gets his book signed by Kingsley. For more information about Kingsley’s books, visit

Celebrate your hardearned day off this Labor Day watching fireworks from Devou Park or catching live music, rides and a homemade chicken dinner at the St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend 2009 Festival. The Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Fireworks party starts at 6 p.m. Sunday Sept. 6 in the Drees Pavilion in Covington and will feature a view of the WEBN fireworks, dinner, games and raffles. “It’s a really fun, relaxing event,” said Sarah Siegrist, assistant director of the BCM. “You don’t have to worry about the hassle of the crowds and traffic. It’s just beautiful views of the city and of the fireworks.” Fireworks party tickets are $95 for adults and $25 for children. All proceeds go to educational programs at the BCM. Sponsorships are also available. Ticket price includes a shuttle from Dixie Highway to Devou Park for party goers, dinner, cornhole, music and dancing with a


John and Martha Lange and Rick and Anne Meyer (right) enjoyed dinner at the Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Labor Day Fireworks Party last year. Tickets are $95 and are still available for the Sunday Sept. 6 event. Call 491-4003 to purchase tickets. DJ, silent auction and children’s games and crafts. “The overlook is gorgeous. You see all of downtown Cincinnati and Covington and Newport from our vantage point,” Siegrist said. In Independence, the St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday Sept. 5 with a performance by the Independence Sugarfoot Cloggers and Eight Days a

Week, a Beatles tribute band. The Brandon Garnett Memorial Firework Show will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Sept. 6 at the St. Cecilia Festival will feature musical performances by Ruckus and the Little River Band. Monday Sept. 7 is Family Day with free Kona Ice and Mister Softee Ice Cream for everyone between 1 and

2 p.m., the finalists performance of Independence Idol and the grand prize drawing for a 1962 Corvette or $50,000 at 9 p.m. Corvette raffle tickets will be sold for $25 a piece. Raffle proceeds will go to St. Cecilia School. To purchase tickets to the BCM Fireworks Party, call 491-4003. For more information on the St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival, visit


The Kentucky Amateur Baseball Association (KABA) & the Learn to Play Academy are taking registrations for the

2009 Fall Learn to Play Fall Baseball season. The season starts September 12th with its first practice and concludes October 31. A parent meeting is to be held at the time of the first practice. Individual, group and team registrations will be accepted. Registration form may be downloaded from or picked up at one of the Community Registration dates held at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Florence.


The league uses age to group children into playing divisions. The age of a child on April 30, 2010 (yes, 2010) determines the players league age. The divisions include Tee Ball (ages 3 & 4); Rookie Machine Pitch (ages 4-6) and Machine Pitch (ages 6-8). The league reserves the right to modify player assignments based on the skill level of the child.


The first practice is set for September 12th. Games start September 19th. Practices are conducted during the week and games are played on Saturday. A minimum of six games are offered. Volunteer Coach and parent involvement is encouraged.


The cost of participating in this league is $75. Players receive a full uniform (hat, shirt, pants and socks) as part of their fee. Insurance is provided in the league participation fee. Uniforms are passed out prior to the first game (September 19th).


KABA & the Learn to Play Academy will sponsor a number of trainings this year for its coaches and players. Each Coach in the league holds Cal Ripken Coaches Certification.


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Success academy helped cadets want to learn By Regan Coomer

Seventeen-year-olds Aaron and Adam Eversole changed their lives for the better after three years at the Kenton County School District’s Success Academy. The twin brothers admit school wasn’t a priority for them before becoming cadets in their sophomore year of high school. “I don’t think I’ve had a D since I’ve been here. That’s a huge improvement for me,” Adam said. The Success Academy is a cooperative program between the school district and the Kentucky National Guard 1204th Aviation Support Battalion that offers students experience in military science, leadership, citizenship, physical fitness and life skills. The Eversoles said they really didn’t have parental guidance growing up and their attitude toward school reflected that. The twins agree the academy gave them the discipline they needed to succeed. “They want us to love to learn.

When you’re done learning in high school and college you want to keep on learning,” Adam said. Starting at the academy was hard at first, especially when Aaron was caught stealing another student’s boots to complete his uniform. “That was kind of the turning point. I knew I wanted to become a better person, but I didn’t realize what it took,” he said. “I took this guy’s boots without even asking and he still let me use them. I said ‘OK I’m going to be a good guy from here on out.’” Adam noticed the difference in his twin and decided to try it himself. “I knew that if it changed my brother a little bit I knew it would change me,” he said. Now the twins are seniors and plan to join the U.S. Marine Corps after high school. “It’s something completely different to a middle schooler going through seven years of school doing the same thing every day,” Aaron said. “You’re not going here to make it easier on yourself, you’re coming here to discipline

and set higher standards for yourself.” At the academy Adam and Aaron said there are no cliques the cadets think of themselves as one entity. “We all want to be here,” Adam said. “We all have pride in our school,” Aaron added. Principal Clay Dawson, who first met the twins when he was principal at Scott High School, said he’d take 100 Eversoles at the academy. “When I have seen in them from their first years at Scott is a huge difference in their attitude towards school, especially in their leadership and how they step up. I’m so glad we have this program and I’m incredibly proud of these guys.” Adam hopes the academy will keep growing after he’s gone. “It’s an awesome place. I can’t wait for it to expand. I want to come back in 25 years and see thousands of cadets. And a big picture of me on the wall,” he laughed.


Adam and Aaron Eversole, 17, are cadets at the Kenton County School District's Success Academy. The Eversoles say their time at the academy changed their outlook on getting an education.

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Holy Cross Elementary School Principal Mary Ellen Matts wears her “princess crown.”


Princess crowned at Holy Cross By Vicki Accardi Holy Cross Elementary

On the first day of school at Holy Cross a kindergarten student discovered a “new” person. It was a princess. While standing in line, the student called out several times, “princess, princess.” Holy Cross Elementary Principal Mary Ellen Matts asked the student, “who are you talking to?” The student responded, “you,

you are the princess of the school, right?” Matts informed the student she always wanted to be a princess, but no, she was the principal. The staff was so totally captivated by the statement of the kindergartener that we quickly went out and found Ms. Matts her “princess crown.” She truly is our princess. She makes things happy here at Holy Cross that’s what it’s all about. Happy students and a happy staff.

Several students, grades first through third, at Calvary Christian School participated in the Tail Waggin’ Tutors summer course taught by CCS second-grade teacher Jodi Harding this past August. Harding’s own Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) Gracie, who is a black Labrador, and CCS parent, Stephanie Meade’s Bernese Mountain dog, Callie, attended and encouraged the students in reading and confidence building. The mission of the R.E.A.D. program is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors. The R.E.A.D. program improves children’s reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method; reading to a dog. But not just any dog, R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. The students also gained knowledge of safety around dogs and basic dog care. When asked what her favorite part of the program was CCS first grader Hannah Stremmel responded, “the petting!”


Calvary Christian third-grader Andrew Meyer reads out loud to teacher Jodi Harding and her dog Gracie in the school’s Tail Waggin’ Tutors course this August.

Kenton County students illustrate love for America With students heading back to school its time once again for the kick off of the ninth annual “Why I Love America” calendar contest. The theme reminds us to remember the incredible freedom and opportunities the United States bestows upon us. This contest is an excellent way for students to artistically express their feelings by producing creative and original pieces of art. This annual calendar contest allows students the opportunity to reflect on our government and its history as well as modern day practices. The contest is open to all students grades K-12. A panel of judges will select 26

original works – one winner and one honorable mention from each grade – which then will be made into a calendar for 2010. Winning students receive a $200 U.S. Savings Bond, and honorable mentions receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. The teacher of each winning student will also receive a $50 check. Additionally, both the winning student and his/her teacher are pictured in the 2010 calendar. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will benefit the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky. For information on becoming a sponsor or purchasing a calendar please call Susan Straw at the Kenton County Attorney’s Office 491-0600.

Happy days


St. Augustine School third-graders were excited to start the new year with their teacher, Elaine Goetz. Many students at the school benefited from donations made by the Catholic Health Initiative. The group donated three van-loads of school supplies and backpacks as well as shoes and uniforms for those students who needed them. Everyone had a smile on their face and the supplies they needed to start the school year out right.


Programs promote health


Matthews joins CYC’s AmeriCorps Program Cincinnati's at risk youth in exploring further educational opportunities by working in Cincinnati Matthews P u b l i c Schools and Community College resource centers. Her responsibilities while involved with the CYC's AmeriCorps program will include assistance in the completion of FASFA forms,

Julie Anne Matthews of Fort Mitchell has joined the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative's (CYC) AmeriCorps College Access Program which helps aid youth in their pursuit of post secondary opportunities. CYC AmeriCorps is in its third year of funding and second year of providing services to students in Cincinnati Public Schools. While participating in the AmeriCorps program Miss Matthews will be assisting

improve the health and wellness of their students and/or staff. The REACH incentive fund process began in 2000. Since then, more than $164,000 of funding has been awarded to local schools. Many of the programs funded for the 2009-2010 school year promote physical activity for students. For example, "Girls on the Run," funded at two schools, targets girls age 8 to 13 years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. "Steps to Respect," funded at two schools, is a bullying prevention program that focuses on school policies and teaches students to recognize and report bullying behaviors. A complete list of schools, program names, type of program and amount funded is attached, and can be found on the Health Department's Web site, “At Twenhofel Middle School, we are thrilled to be approved for the REACH grant for the 2009-2010 school year,� said Cheryl Jones, Principal. “The REACH grant will allow us to offer other incentives for students by purchasing Wii's for use as rewards instead of doing pizza parties, sundae parties or other prizes involving food. This will enable us to reward our children with something fun and enticing without offering additional calories. “It will also provide opportunities for appropriate social interaction and physical activity that will benefit our children and teachers while rewarding them for good behavior, attendance and strong work ethic.� For information on coordinated school health or the REACH Coalition,call the Health Department's Community Health Promotion office at 341-4264 or visit

essay development, scholarship services, and various other college bound responsibilities. Miss Matthews graduated from Beechwood High School in 2005. In 2009 she graduated “Cum Laude,� achieving her Bachelor of Arts in History

and Religion from Duke University, Durham NC. Prior to joining the AmeriCorps program, Miss Matthews was the Scholarship Chair for the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and held the position of Coordinator for Campus Crusade For Christ organization.

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By the time a child graduates from high school, he or she will have spent more than 15,000 hours in a school setting. During that time, school programs touch on many aspects of students' lives, including their health. To promote school health programs, the Northern Kentucky Health Department annually provides funding to local schools to implement evidence-based health promotion and education programs. A total of $19,639.15 has been awarded to public and private schools in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties for the 20092010 school year. The funding is provided through the REACH (Resources and Education to Achieve Coordinated school Health) coalition, which is coordinated by the Health Department. To receive funding, programs must focus on physical activity, nutrition, or social and emotional health. “Health and school performance are closely linked," said Steven R. Katkowsky, M.D., District Director of Health. “Factors such as physical inactivity, violence and hunger all impact a child's ability to perform academically. Local school leaders realize the need to address these health issues, and the Health Department is fortunate to be able to provide them with some financial support to do so.� To apply, schools must send at least two representatives to the Health Department's annual REACH for Excellence in School Health conference, held each winter. Then, the schools submit applications for funding. Applications are reviewed by the Health Department staff, and programs are funded based on their demonstration of need and plan to use evidencebased health programs to


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S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 9 Dixie Heights Class of 1964 Reunion, 6 p.m.11:30 p.m. Walt’s Hitching Post, 3300 Madison Pike, Dinner served 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Dixie Heights Class of 1964. 371-7056. Fort Wright. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6 Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458. Newport. S U N D A Y, O C T . 4 Annual Campbell County High School Picnic Reunion, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pendery Park, Williams Lane, Classes of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Bring food to share, drinks and seating. Presented by Campbell County High School. 635-3592. Melbourne. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0 Dayton High School Class of 1989’s 20 Year Reunion, 8 p.m.-midnight, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single. Reservations required. Presented by Dayton High School Class of ‘89 Committee. 261-8400. Covington.

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This week in soccer

• Calvary Christian High School girls pummeled Withrow High School in a 10-0 shut out, Aug. 24, thanks in part to two saves from Calvary’s Zania Caudill. Scorers for Calvary were Mikayla Turner with five, Liz Niehaus with two and Brittany Bowers, Sarah Schock and Kara Heineman with one each. Calvary girls now stand at 2-1 thus far this season. • The Aug. 25 Simon Kenton High School boys’ soccer game against Scott County High School ended in a 2-2 tie. The tie leaves Simon at a 0-2-1 record. Cody Herald and Kody Hutchins scored the two goals for Simon Kenton. • Scott High School boys defeated Campbell County in a 2-0 shutout, Aug. 25. Scott advances to 3-0 with the win. Scott’s goalkeeper Matt Kees made 17 saves. Scoring Scott’s two goals were Stephen Supe and Alec Robbins. • Calvary Christian boys defeated Conner High School, 4-3, Aug. 25. Calvary advances to a 2-1 record with the win. Leichter scored three goals and Amelang scored one for Calvary. • Holy Cross High School girls defeated Connor High School, 7-3, Aug. 26. Scoring goals for Holy Cross were Angel with three, Frye with two and Kaiser and Scott with one each. Holy Cross advances to 24 with the win. • Holy Cross boys defeated Conner High School 2-1, Aug. 29. Holy Cross advances to 23 with the win. • Dixie Heights High School girls defeated Cooper 3-1, Aug. 29. Dixie’s Critcher scored two goals, and Hoffman scored one. The win brings Dixie Heights to a 3-1 record. • Simon Kenton High School girls’ game against Bishop Brossart ended in a 11 tie, Aug. 29.

Punt, pass and kick contest

Kenton County and Independence Parks and Recreation will present the NFL Youth Football Punt, Pass and Kick Football Competition, from 4-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in Memorial Park in Independence. The event is free and open to boys and girls ages 8-15. Only gym shoes (soft sole) will be permitted. No bare feet are allowed. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 of this year. Participants must fill out an entry form. A valid birth certificate and parental signature are required. Age-group winners at the local competition will receive ribbons. The top finishers from each of four age groups (8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 14/15) at the local competition will advance to a sectional competition at Georgetown Oct. 17. The winners at sectionals will have their scores compared with other sectional champions; the top five scorers from the pool of sectional champions advance to the team championship. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of 32 Team Champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January. Call 525-PLAY or 356-5302 for details.

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Holmes takes control in opener By Adam Turer

Holmes High School blew wide open a close game in the second quarter and held on for a 41-12 win over Lloyd High School in the regular season opener for both teams. The Bulldogs took control in all three phases of the game – offense, defense, and special teams – to secure the victory. Leading just 6-0 after the first quarter, Holmes took advantage of almost every opportunity in the second frame. The Bulldogs had another chance to score in the first period but fumbled the ball near the goal line. Jesse Jenson scored the game’s first points on a 38-yard run. In the second quarter, Damien Oden took control of the ballgame. The running back rushed for two touchdowns and returned a punt 62 yards for a score, breaking the game open and giving Holmes a commanding halftime lead. “Our kicking game gave us great field position all night,” Holmes head coach Stephen Lickert said. “Our backs ran well, our line blocked well, and our blocking on the edge from our wide receivers was as good as it’s been in three years.” The offensive line paved the way for Jenson and Oden to pile up yardage. Jenson finished with 146 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Oden added 13 carries for 81 yards and three touchdowns. Jenson also completed six of seven passes for 80 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown strike to Dasean Peterson. “We didn’t contain their speed real well,” Lloyd head coach Roy Lucas Jr. said. The Juggernauts also struggled to move the ball offensively. Dylan McGuire saw some action at quarterback, but freshman Dexter Smith took most of the snaps. When he was not at quarterback McGuire lined up in the backfield or in the slot and rushed for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Smith scored the Juggernauts’ first touchdown of the game in the third quarter.


Defenders Jalonte Wilson (25) and Tommy Courtney of Holmes pursue running back Seth Chappie.


Holmes’ Jalonte Wilson shows the ball to the offical after making a leaping interception. “It was tough for us offensively, especially with a freshman at quarterback,” Lucas said. “I think now that we have a game under our belts it will make a huge difference.” The Holmes’ defense made it tough on Smith and his teammates all night. Led by defensive end Regal Lowe and linebackers Carlos Calimeno, Greg Clemmons, and Tommy Courtney, the Bulldogs pitched a first half shutout. The Juggernauts showed resiliency after the break, scoring on their first possession of the third quarter. “The kids were playing hard, but we got behind in the second quarter,” Lucas said. “We told the kids to relax and continue playing hard and be more positive.” The Juggernauts stayed positive and scored first in the second half to make the score 28-6. Holmes bounced right back, responding with a scoring drive to regain control of the game. “We responded, and that’s what good teams do,” said Lickert. Both teams have areas they need to improve on heading into the second week of the regular season. Lickert would like his

team to play more disciplined football and cut down on the number of penalties they commit. Lucas wants to see his team improve in every facet of the game. He believes his young team, like most high school teams, will make great strides over the next few weeks of the season. “A lot of times teams make the most improvement during the first few weeks of the season,” said Lucas. Holmes plays at Bellevue at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4.

Dixie Heights 47, Beechwood 7

The Colonels piled up 500 yards of total offense and the defense kept the Tigers scoreless until the closing seconds as Dixie Heights dominated Beechwood. Ryan Wilson passed for 165 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 99 yards and a score. He also added a 41-yard field goal. Corey Klei rushed for 141 yards on 18 carries. Dixie Heights scored on two plays of over 40 yards each to jump out to an early lead and built a 30-0 lead by halftime. The Colonels play at Simon Kenton, while Beechwood hosts Highlands on Friday, Sept. 4.

Taylor 15, Ludlow 6


Simon Kenton running back Sage Powell yells as he celebrates after his touchdown in the second quarter during SK’s 29-8 win over Newport Central Catholic Aug. 29.

Ludlow fell short in a defensive battle against its opponent from across the river, Taylor. Ludlow scored in the second quarter on an 11 yard pass from Zach Stegemoller to Chris MacKay and trailed 7-6 at halftime. But in the second half, the Yellow Jackets defense took over, pushing the Panthers back into their own endzone. A safety and a blocked punt recovery in the endzone by Taylor accounted for the only second half points. Ludlow travels to Carroll County for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Sept. 4.

Lexington Catholic 23,

Covington Catholic 17

Covington Catholic dropped its second straight game to start the season, losing a tight back-andforth contest to Lexington Catholic. The Colonels trailed 16-7 at halftime but cut the lead to two late in the third quarter on Leo Schaffer’s touchdown run. Schaffer ran 13 times for 138 yards to lead the Colonels. Brayden Erpenbeck completed 11 of 25 passes for 94 yards. He rushed for the Colonels’ first touchdown. CovCath outgained the Knights, 322 yards to 314, but could not recover an onside kick after Evan Talkers’ 30-yard field goal with 27 seconds left cut the deficit to six. The Colonels host Cincinnati La Salle at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.

Holy Cross 32, Pikeville 14

Markel Walker rushed for 182 yards and passed for 135 to lead the Indians to victory in the Pike County Bowl. The Indians jumped out to a 20-0 halftime lead and responded after Pikeville scored to start the third quarter. Walker rushed for a touchdown and passed for a touchdown. Andy Roenker also rushed for a touchdown and had an interception on defense for the Indians, who forced four turnovers. Holy Cross improved to 2-0 on the season and has a bye this weekend.

Eric Champ scored on a TD run in the second half, and the Cougars later scored on an Aaron Stephens field goal and a safety. Zach Sowder avoided the shutout for the Eagles, scoring from 14 yards out in the final minute of play.

Simon Kenton 29, NewCath 8

Simon Kenton looks to go 2-0 this week by hosting school district rival Dixie Heights 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Both teams have beaten Newport Central Catholic already this year. The Pioneers dispatched NewCath 29-8 Aug. 29 as part of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown at the University of Cincinnati. SK, last year’s Class 6A state runner-up, had 383 yards offense, mostly without major college prospect Miles Simpson, who had a mild ankle sprain. Chad Lawrence threw for 141 yards and three touchdowns, two to Zach Carroll and one to Ryan Winkler. Carroll was the team’s leading receiver with four catches for 59 yards. Sage Powell put the Pioneers on the board in the first half and had 66 rushing yards overall. Lawrence had 87 rushing yards, part of SK’s 242yard ground attack. Nik Brown had 53 on the ground. Zach Kaiser had an interception with a 23-yard return.

Conner 40, Scott 7

The Scott Eagles will look for their first win as the Eagles host the Cooper Jaguars at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. They hope it goes better than their home game against similarly named but more established Conner from the Boone County school district, as the Cougars walked away from Taylor Mill with a 40-7 win. Conner senior quarterback Nick West, a top college prospect, dominated the game. He rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns. All four scores came in the first half from distances of 17, 37, 56 and 40 yards.


Simon Kenton quarterback Chad Lawrence looks down field as he prepares to throw the ball.

Sports & recreation

Kenton cross country hits early stride

By James Weber

Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cross country are definitely not running in place this fall. Meets began Aug. 29 for local teams. The big local meet this weekend is the Ryle Invitational Saturday, Sept. 5. Here is information on local teams either submitted by head coaches or gleaned from season-opening meets. Several coaches did not submit information to the Recorder.


Trey Hemmer of Holy Cross runs in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 1A state meet.

Covington Catholic

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The Trojans fielded a full team for the first meet of the 2009 season hosted by Holmes. Runners were John Deis (18th), Donald Meyer, Matthew Lindley, Sean Cleves and Jesse Anderson.


The Bulldogs hosted a home meet Aug. 29 to start the season with runners Justin Booth, Jaylin Wilson, Christian Varney, Ramone Dandridge, Willie Bonds and Aaron Burden.

Holy Cross

Holy Cross finished third at the Holmes meet Aug. 29. Trey Hemmer was sixth to lead the Indians. Nick Jehn, Bret Bey, Taylor Bergman, Eric Brinkman, Aaron Fuller and Andy Bramer also started.


Returning starters for head coach Erin Pifer are Joey Landrum, Matt Lemox, Rian Derringer, Camron Musk, Nick Nieporte, Sungkwon Kudo, and KT Williams. Landrum was the regional champion last year in 2A and sixth at state. He won the Holmes meet to start this season. Sophomore Alex Henn is the top newcomer.


Senior Jordan Laws placed 16th last year at the Class 1A state meet, and senior Kyle Shea was 88th. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They both have worked hard in our summer workouts and I expected them to provide the leadership needed to the younger runners to make us a competitive team this year,â&#x20AC;? first-year head coach Adam Clary said. Tyler Soward, Jack Wright and Kenny Patton also return for the Panthers. Cody McMillen, Robbie Brown and Kenny Cobb are top newcomers. Laws finished second at Pendleton County to start the 2009 season, and Shea was fourth.

St. Henry

Eric Neuhaus returns as Crusader head coach after


CovCathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s James Simms finished seventh in the 2A regional meet. two years away. He had been the head coach for five years prior. He will hold the team to its usual high standards, as the team will look for its eighth straight Class 1 A state team championship. The team graduated standout Michael Whitehead but returns five starters in Ben Bessler, Brendan Dooley, Luke Behler, Frank Bruni, and Nick Wilson. They all finished in the top 31 at state last year. Top newcomers are Armand Frigo, Zach Haacke, Nathan Mark, Sean Robinson and Cameron Rohmann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a number of good runners, an even better work ethic, and very impressive senior leadership,â&#x20AC;? Neuhaus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope to overcome our lack of a frontrunner with our biggest strength, which will undoubtedly be our depth.â&#x20AC;?

Simon Kenton

SK finished seventh at Holmes to start this season. Casey Jones and Chris Palladino were 10th and 11th. Tyler Lincoln, Jared Yocum, Andrew Adams, and Eric Hicks also started.

Calvary Christian

The Cougars are building their program and began the year with a fourth-place finish at the Holmes Licking River Run Aug. 29. Christina Sandberg, a state qualifier last year, finished third overall at Holmes. She was 40th in 1A last year. Myrtle Shelton and Kirsten Larson were 13th and 15th. Maria Urz, Meagan Urz, Cece Higgins and Tiffany Isbell also started. They did not provide additional information to the Recorder.


Holy Cross

Tricia Arlinghaus takes over as head coach for the Indians, who were fourth in the region and fifth at state in Class 1A last year. They lost three of their top runners but return Gabby Bergman (15th in state), Lily Barth, Julie Arlinghaus (25th), and Maddie Schweitzer. Megan Wilkerson returns as a senior. Top newcomers are Natalie Jehn and Kaitlyn Bryant. Holy Cross began 2009 by finishing third at the Holmes Licking River Run. Bergman was sixth.


The Juggernauts return several runners from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 2A regional champs and state runner-up. Top runners are Courtney Siefert, Elisha Overpeck, Torey Duncan, Sarah Duncan, Traci Bard. Siefert was individual regional champion last year and sixth at state. Overpeck was sixth. Torey Duncan was 36th. Lloyd began the season by finishing second in the Holmes Licking River Run Aug. 29. Overpeck won the individual title.


Ashley Lancaster qualified for state last year in Class 1A. Jasmine Laws is also a returning runner. Shelby Miller is the top newcomer for new head coach Adam Clary. Lancaster opened the 2009 season by finishing second at the Pendleton County meet Aug. 29. Laws was fourth.

St. Henry

As usual, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state title or bust for the Crusaders. The Crusaders return five starters from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 1A state champs, the fifth time in six years they claimed that crown. Maria Frigo (third at state in 2008), Kelsey Hinken (seventh), Lindsey Hinken (fifth), Paige Dooley (24th), and Allysa Brady (19th) are the top returners. Frigo, Kelsey Hinken, and Dooley are seniors. Frigo is defending regional champion. Top newcomers are Ashley Svec, Kirsti Ryan and Jackie Gedney. Eighth-year head coach Tony Harden returns to the Crusaders this year.

Simon Kenton

Rachel Stoehr is the new head coach for Simon Kenton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a team determined to make a difference this year,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to make a name for themselves after being overlooked the past few seasons. While we are still building up the program, look for Simon Kenton to finish higher up in the rankings than in past years.â&#x20AC;? Simon finished fifth at the Holmes meet Aug. 29. Morgan Yocum was fifth to lead the Pioneers. Tessa Combs, Malia Kidwell, Michelle Kloentrup, Danielle Wills, Alisha Marshall and Maria Chitkara also started.


Kiley Stoll (front) and Katie Miller of Villa Madonna run in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Class 1A state meet.

BRIEFLY This week in golf

â&#x20AC;˘ Scott girls defeated Newport Central Catholic High School by one point, 249-250, Aug. 24. â&#x20AC;˘ Simon Kenton High School girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; golf team member Morgan Larison shot 1 over par 36 on the front nine at Pioneer, Aug. 25, helping her team defeat Dixie Heights High School, 192-215. Simon Kenton advances to 6-2 after the win. â&#x20AC;˘ Cooper High School golfer Adam Millson shot a 3over par 38 on the front nine at Lassing Point, Aug. 27, helping the Cooper boys defeat St. Henry High School 166-172. Cooper advances to 5-2 with the win.

This week in volleyball

â&#x20AC;˘ Scott High School defeated Bishop Brossart High School, 25-13, 25-11, Aug. 25. Scott advances to a 10-2 record with the win. â&#x20AC;˘ Simon Kenton High School girls defeated Ryle High School 20-25, 27-25, 2518, Aug. 25. Simon advances to a 6-5 record after the win. â&#x20AC;˘ Scott defeated Lexington Lafayette 24-26, 25-21,

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The Colonels were local 2A regional champions last year. They finished sixth in the Louisville St. Xavier meet Aug. 29. Stephen Schwab led the way in 15th. James Simms was 25th. Other starters were Matt Smith, Kevin Crush, Paul Cusick, Paul Kemp and Khang Le. Crush was CovCathâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top finisher at state last year at 24th, with Simms, Smith and Schwab close behind.

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Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; teams run for the finish line

By James Weber Cross country season is in full stride. Meets began Aug. 29 for local teams. The big local meet this weekend is the Ryle Invitational Saturday, Sept. 5. Here is information on local teams either submitted by head coaches or gleaned from season-opening meets. Several coaches did not submit information to the Recorder.

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â&#x20AC;˘ Scott defeated Gallatin County 25-12, 25-7, Aug. 27. Scott advances to 12-2 with the win. â&#x20AC;˘ Holy Cross High School girls defeated Beechwood 2624, 25-20, Aug. 27.

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September 3, 2009


On Aug. 17, this writer attended the city council’s public hearing on the proposed tax increase. No one spoke in favor of raising taxes. All persons who spoke, including two council members, opposed raising residential taxes. One person proposed decreasing the taxes. That sounds like the right target in the view of the harsh economy and the city’s five million dollars in reserve. The mayor and council members who “saved for a rainy day” did well. Kudos are deserved for that. That rainy day is here now. For many of us receiving social security, the taxes are high. The taxes on my home (city and county combined) equal about two months’ worth of social security checks. For obvious reasons, it would be wonderful to see the high tax burden reduced. And may we please be aware that just because someone is retired, that doesn’t mean that the home owner receives a homestead exemption. The homestead

exemption is based on age, not necessarily retirement status. One of the people who spoke at the public hearing pointed out that while property values have been decreasing, the assessments for tax purposes have been increased. While the rate of taxation has been fairly stable, the dollar amount of taxes has increased due to the “valuation assessments” being unrealistically high. Thank you for the opportunity for at least a few people to voice their concerns at the public hearing. Due to time constraints, obviously everyone there could not speak. This written letter is my “two cents worth.” One might wish the taxes were only “two cents,” but, of course, one needs to deal with reality. It is hoped the city will deal with reality by reducing city spending and reducing taxes. Jean Fricke Longmeadow Lane Fort Mitchell

Reading on the rise Have you heard about the national studies that note a decline in literary reading such as the National Endowment for the Arts' 2004 “Reading at Risk” report? As a librarian, I've reviewed these studies multiple times prior to writing reports or giving community talks. In fact, I got online to look at them prior to starting this article and, much to my surprise, discovered that it's being reported that the tide has turned. Literary reading is no longer on the decline! According to the study “Reading on the Rise” published by the National Endowment for the Arts in January 2009, literary reading has increased for the first time in approximately 25 years! That's right - people of all ages and in all demographic groups are reading more books. Even 18 to 24 year olds, the population who had previously experienced the largest drop in reading for pleasure, are now reporting an increase in the number of books they read. That's exciting news! Now, if you're like me, you're probably wondering why? What happened in the past few years to cause this? In the executive summary to the “Reading on the Rise” report, former chairman of the NEA Dan Gioia hypothesized that the change is due to community based reading initiatives such as The Big Read and the actions of parents, teachers, civic leaders and, yes, librarians. He rightly argues that we all got fired up about the decline in literary reading and took action with programs designed to address the problem. I'd certainly say that's true in our community. Your Northern Kentucky libraries offer many programs designed to encourage reading. In fact, one of our favorite literary programs starts





again this September: Northern Kentucky One Book One Community. Your local Boone, Campbell, Grant, and Kenton County Public Libraries have joined forces again to offer the third annual Northern Kentucky One Book One Community program. Designed to build community through people reading and talking about the same book, this great literary program offers book discussions, related arts and humanities programs to supplement your understanding of the book, and culminates in November with meet the author events. The selection this year is “The Jazz Bird” by Craig Holden, a compelling fictionalized account of the 1920's murder trial of famous local bootlegger George Remus. At your Kenton County Public Libraries, the series kicksoff with a Roaring Twenties Jazz Concert on Saturday September 12 at 2 p.m. at your Erlanger Branch Library and continues with interesting programs on bootlegging, prohibition, jazz, flappers, the Roaring Twenties, etc. For more information, please visit or contact your library. I hope you'll join us in promoting literary reading and literacy by checking out a copy of “The Jazz Bird” and attending some programs. With your participation, we can continue to show that in our community and especially around the busiest library in Kentucky, the Erlanger Branch Library, literary reading is popular and really may be on the rise. Venus Moose is the Adult Programming Librarian, Erlanger Branch Library

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Children at risk for swine flu If there’s one thing that school children are good at, it’s spreading germs. They rub their eyes and noses. They stick things in their mouths. They cough or sneeze on a pencil and then hand it to their classmate to borrow. So it’s not a surprise that the new swine flu virus (H1N1) is able to spread in schools. On top of that, the virus appears to be affecting young people more, with the largest number of cases being reported in people age 5 to 24 years old – schoolchildren. With schools back in session in Northern Kentucky, the Health Department is working with local educators to provide information about the swine flu. We hope to educate students, parents and school staff on how to prevent the flu – both swine and seasonal – this fall. Children should learn about hand hygiene, a fancy term for keeping your hands clean. It’s important to scrub hands vigorously for 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Use a disposable paper towel to turn off the faucet and then another towel to dry your hands. School staff should make an extra effort to clean the school facilities. Disinfecting door knobs, desks and other common surfaces can help stop the spread of the flu virus.

The most important thing, however, is for children who are ill to be kept away from others. School must enforce their illness policies. Steven When a student Katkowsky, who is already M.D. at school shows signs of fever or Community other infection, Recorder he or she should guest be separated columnist i m m e d i a t e l y from other students and sent home as soon as possible. One reaction to cases of swine flu in a school is to shut the entire school down, which happened in many areas when the swine flu emerged last spring. This is a decision that must be weighed carefully, balancing the public health concerns about disease transmission with the disruption that a school closure can cause. For example, parents who work would have to find alternate forms of child care if a school is closed. Child care centers would not be an option, as the reason for closing schools is to separate children – not displace the schoolaged children and put them in a child care center instead. Kentucky law states that the

The virus appears to be affecting young people more, with the largest number of cases being reported in people age 5 to 24 years old – schoolchildren. decision to close a school is up to the superintendent. The Health Department will provide health advice to school officials on the specifics of each situation, but the decision will be theirs. Parents also play an important role. They should make plans for child care at home for a minimum of five school days if their child gets sick or their school is dismissed. Parents can also monitor their children for signs and symptoms of flu, and have supplies on hand to care for ill children. If members of the family are eligible for the swine flu vaccine and it is available, parents can make the effort to get their children vaccinated. Seasonal flu vaccination is also important. The swine flu is unfortunately here to stay. But, we have knowledge and tools to outsmart this flu virus. Let’s combine the efforts of parents, educators and public health to protect our school children this fall. Steven R. Katkowsky, M.D., is district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

Coal essential to economic growth Here in Northern Kentucky, we don’t spend much time thinking about coal – but we should constantly be thankful for the role it plays in our economy. I have learned about the coal industry from Jack Wells and Steve Weber, who own the Emerald International Coal Co., headquartered right here in Florence. I met Jack and Steve at Shakey’s Pub & Grub and had several good conversations about their industry over a “cold one.” While the bulk of the coal industry is concentrated in the eastern and western regions of our commonwealth, Emerald Coal is just one of the many coal-related businesses located in Northern Kentucky and the Bluegrass. In fact, Emerald is the largest shipper of coal down the Mississippi River! Even if you don’t work in the energy sector, though, coal plays a tremendous role in our everyday lives. More than 90 percent of all the electricity in Kentucky is produced through coal, giving us some of the cheapest rates in the nation. In fact, our home energy bills are about half that of people living in New York and New England. Affordable energy is great for consumers, but it also creates jobs. Power costs are one of the biggest expenses for businesses small and large. When a manu-

facturer decides where to locate their new facility, you better believe energy bills rank right up there with an educated workforce and low State Sen. taxes. Consider John that industrial Schickel energy in Kentucky is 16 perCommunity cent cheaper Recorder than in Indiana, guest and 31 percent columnist cheaper than in Ohio, and you’ll see why Northern Kentucky’s economy has continued to grow. And coal has had a major influence in that growth. Last month, along with my colleagues on the Natural Resources and Environment Committee, I had a chance to visit two mining facilities in Western Kentucky. Coaltek, one of those businesses, is involved in clean coal technology as well as coal-to-gas and coal-to-liquid processes. With the research they are doing, we’re discovering new ways to harness our state’s natural resources. Just as coal has led to cheaper electric rates, we may be able to reduce the costs of gasoline for your car, gas to heat your home, even make existing coal-fired

plants more energy-efficient – all while becoming better stewards of our natural environment and making the United States more energy independent. Our visit to Coaltek really showed us some great ideas for the future of the energy economy, not just in the Kentucky but across the nation. At a time when many jobs are being shipped overseas, we have the ability to develop jobs that would be based here at home without the threat of being outsourced. There’s an incredible future in clean coal technology, coal-to-liquid, coal-to-gas, and carbon sequestration, but only if we encourage that research and development. Instead of federal legislation focused on taxing these natural resource-based energy sources, Congress should follow Kentucky’s lead and push newer ways to process coal in order to keep energy affordable and economic development sustainable. As a nation, the U.S. gets nearly half its energy from coal. We’d be foolish not to invest in its future. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin Counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 800-372-7181.

CHATROOM Last week’s question

Do you think allowing casino gambling would hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? “I’m not a gambler and am definitely not in favor of casinos in our area, but I really don’t believe, even if they are approved, that casinos will have an impact on small venues that include gambling. I suspect that

people believe in and support their local charities and will continue in that effort. There is a personal camaraderie and community spirit that these events provide over and above the gambling component. L.D. “I don’t think casino gambling will hurt church festivals and charitable events, as these are limited events and draw their own

patrons who are loyal to the organization or cause, but I do think casino gambling will do widespread and serious harm to our society. Casino gambling does not benignly create wealth or profit; it takes money from those who are often least able to afford it. Gambling addiction is real, and on the rise – a problem that brings untold misery to families affected by it. I am firmly opposed to casinos and slot machines at racetracks and other venues.”

J.B. “The casinos in Indiana are 20-30 minutes away from the Cincinnati area. They are not affecting local charitable events and fundraisers here or there. “Those casinos bring in large tax revenues to Indiana and their local communities. Ohio could be reaping those same tax revenues and helping itself out of the tax shortfall it currently has. “The guess here is Cincinnati

Next question: What do you think is the enduring legacy of Ted Kennedy? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. will have the tax drain of two stadiums while Kentucky joins Indiana with enhanced gaming capabilities. So then even MORE Ohioans can spend their money in adjoining states. Go figure!!!” T.D.T.

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Owner Bob Ryan is celebrating his 30th year in business at Ryan Muffler Center in Florence.

Muffler shop celebrates 30 years See something bouncing under your car or hear a funny noise? A local muffler expert has a tip for you. “Get it checked out right away. You might save money by doing that.” Bob Ryan is celebrating his 30th year as owner of Ryan Muffler Center, 19 Banklick St. in Florence. The business started in 1979 in Park Hills then moved to Florence in 1980. Ryan built the current location – featuring 8,000 square feet and seven service bays – in 1985. “I’m fortunate to have two sons working with me, Kevin and Matt,” Ryan said. “I’m very fortunate to have long-term employees. Greg Neeley has been with me 25 years.

The shop is staying busy these days. “There’s still a lot of older cars on the road that need fixing. We’re seeing that,” Ryan said. “We’re a little bit different from most shops in that we do our own pipe bending,” he said. Their customized service appeals to customers trying to get more performance out of a car. Pointing to the service bays, Ryan spotted a Porsche on one, a Subaru on the other. That kind of range and customized service keeps customers coming back. “We enjoy the contact with our customers. We have a lot of long-term customers.”

THINGS TO DO Create your own comic

Become a comic book hero during Comics2Games weekly class, “How to Create Comics,” this Sunday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. The class will teach you the basics of comic book design including script, layout, character creation, penciling and more. Comics2Games is located off U.S. 42 in Florence. For more information, call 647-7568.

Rubber Duck Regatta

Buy a rubber duck and have it join over 85,000 rubber duckies in a race to benefit the Freestore Foodbank during the 15th annual Rubber Duck Regatta in Newport Sunday, Sept. 6. Ducks can be purchased for $5 each or “buy 5 and get

1 free” for $25. The winning duck holder will receive 2010 Honda Insight Hybrid. The race begins when the ducks are dropped from the Purple People Bridge into the Ohio River. From there, the ducks swim a quarter mile along the Serpentine Wall. For more information, visit or call 513-929-3825.

Dirty Rotten musical

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington presents its musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which is based off the 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The musical will run through Sept. 20. For more information, call 957-1940.

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Ryan Henry practices in the studio in the basement of his Independence home. Henry’s CD was released on Aug. 23.


Letting his voice be heard Local musician expresses faith with new CD By Jason Brubaker

Even when Ryan Henry heads off to work in the morning, he’s never far from home. That’s because Henry, 32, spends most of his time working at the studio in his Independence basement, where he recently finished recording his second CD, entitled “The Beautiful Brokenness”. Involved in music since he began singing in an a cappella group in high school, the Northern Kentucky native can’t get enough of music, whether its writing and recording songs in his basement, giving voice and guitar lessons to residents, or leading worship at Watermark Community Church. “I’ve always loved music,” he said, comfortably relaxing in front of a keyboard in his basement. “I started singing in high school, then just started to pick up the guitar and it’s really grown from there into my passion.” Henry, who has a music degree from Northern Kentucky University and is going back to receive a teaching degree, draws most of his inspiration from his faith, with the songs on his recently-released CD centering around themes like overcoming adversity and

The Beautiful Brokenness

For more information about Ryan Henry’s CD, or to purchase it, visit For more information about Eclectic Arts Studio, visit forgiveness. “It really is a great way for me to express my faith and express my emotions,” he said. “I’ve found that it really helps me to understand my faith a lot better, and that’s been a really fulfilling part of doing this.” Henry said putting the CD together took about nine months, although he actually wrote some parts of the songs three or even four years ago. “I always knew at some point I wanted to put all of it on a CD - I just didn’t know when I would be able to,” he said. “But even though the whole process was hard at times, it was really a great feeling when it was finally done and ready to share.” In between studio time and relaxing with his wife and two kids, 6-year old Elijah and 4-year old Lily, Henry also leads worship at Watermark, which meets at Dixie Heights High

School every Sunday morning. Henry recently performed at a brief concert during a special church-hosted visit of author William Paul Young, and says he thoroughly enjoys serving the church through his music each week. “He is phenomenally talented,” said Rick Bogard, a fellow member of Watermark and friend of Henry’s. “We always enjoy having him perform, and he is just a special person.” Henry isn’t content just sharing his talent through shows however. He recently started giving voice and guitar lessons out of his studio, which he calls Eclectic Arts Studio, reflecting the variety of work he does in there. “I give lessons and do video editing and recording - just a lot of different art forms related to music,” he explained. “So I just thought that was the perfect name for it.” Even as he attends school to become a teacher, he said he’s still committed to making music, looking to Christian artists like Derek Webb and Andrew Peterson, as well as rock sensation U2, for inspiration. “The depth of their lyrics and their great melodies- that’s what really moves me,” he said. “That’s what music is all about, and that’s really why I love it.”

Local woman’s jewelry designs for everyone By Regan Coomer

Melissa Jennings has been making jewelry for moms since 2006. The former teacher and mom started making mother’s bracelets and necklaces as a hobby, but when the jewelry started piling up she decided to create her own business. Enter MJennings Designs LLC. “I’ve always loved jewelry and for me it’s become an avenue of expression,” she said. Jennings launched her Web site,, to offer sterling silver, 14K golf-filled, Swarovski Crystal and semi-precious gemstone jewelry personalized with children’s names and birthstones. Jennings’ business has also expanded to create custom jewelry of any kind for any one as well as special event jewelry for weddings, christenings, confirmations and more. “Almost everywhere I go someone

stops me and asks me where I got my necklace, before I started my business it was kind of awkward, but now I just say ‘Here’s my card. I sell it.’” Jennings said. Jennings not only sells bracelets, necklaces and earrings, but also rosaries, keychains, wine charms, bookmarks and more. Besides making her own creations, another big part of MJennings Designs is repairing or updating jewelry. Jennings re-strands broken jewelry and can add and match more strands to mother’s jewelry if another child is born or a strand is lost. “The repair business is not something I planned, but I really enjoy doing it,” she said. Every piece of jewelry Jennings designs is tailor-made for the customer. “I design to meet their style,” she said. “I can design for people who are very traditional and for people who are edgy. I custom design each piece to match them and their needs.”


Independence resident Melissa Jennings is the owner of the online jewelry store MJennings Designs. Jennings specializes in custom jewelry made especially for each and every customer. To get a look at Jennings’ jewelry, visit For more information on MJennings Designs, visit her Web site or check out a class by Jennings at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. Jennings’ next class is scheduled for Sept. 17.


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First Friday Gallery Hop, 6 p.m.-4 a.m. Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St. Begins at Artisans Enterprise Center. Follow map to see all things artistic on southern side of Ohio River. Free. Presented by City of Covington. Through Dec. 4. 292-2322; Covington.


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Works by Kentucky artist, author, eco-pioneer and riverman Harlan Hubbard. Continues through Sept. 20. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. Through Sept. 20. 491-4003; Covington.


Boomers Dance Club, 8 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, Dance music of 70s90s. Ages 30 and up. $12, $10 members. Presented by Boomers’ Dance Club. 2910227. Fort Wright.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 586-6101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 4175 Burlington Pike, Fresh produce, baked goods, pumpkins, flowers, and more. 6892682. Boone County.


Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus #3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. Drinks available. Carry-out available. Benefits charities of Knights of Columbus #3908. $1.25-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus #3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere.


Oscar Mandagaran and Georgina Vargas Tango Concert, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Broadway dancers. Social dancing between shows. Bring your own wine. Cash buffet. $20. Registration required. 513-252-6647. Covington.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Musical comedy based on 1988 film. $25, $20 members, $18 students. Through Sept. 20. 957-1940. Covington.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere. Meet Your Match: Singles Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, For Boone County singles. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665; Burlington. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 5


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington.


Kentucky Kuzzins, 8 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Mainstream level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. $5. 513-929-2427. Covington.


Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Willis Music Store Performance Hall, 7567 Mall Road, Tommy Emmanuel conducts instructional guitar clinic for players of any level. $80. Registration required, available online. 513-484-0157; Florence.

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What is Hip?, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Boogie Band plays nostalgic music from 1970s horn bands Tower of Power, Chicago and more. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 431-6216; Covington.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $25, $20 members, $18 students. 957-1940. Covington.


Gangsters, Gamblers and Girls: Newport Historical Walking Tour, 11 a.m. Newport Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St. Meet at Newport Syndicate. Visit sites where Newport gained its reputation as America’s first Sin City. Tour lasts 90 minutes. $15. Reservations recommended. 888-269-9439; Newport. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 6


St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by Little River Band from Australia, 9 p.m. free. St. Cecilia Church - Independence, 363-4311. Independence.



Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Recall Turfway’s first 50 years through exhibits. Also on exhibit at Behringer-Crawford Museum through Oct. 31. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Recall Turfway’s first 50 years through exhibits. Also on exhibit at Boone County Main Library through Sept. 25. Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.


Melissa Hays, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. 261-1029. Latonia.


Metrio, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. Featuring Mickey Foellger, Eddie Wilbers and Tom Kohlhepp. 491-8027. Covington.


New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. 261-2365. Covington.

Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. 803-9483. Independence.


St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Music by Eight Days a Week, 8:30 p.m. The Brandon Garnett Memorial Fireworks Show, 10 p.m. St. Cecilia Church Independence, 5313 Madison Pike, Food, rides, music and raffle. Presented by St. Cecilia Church-Independence. Through Sept. 7. 363-4311. Independence. Old Timer’s Day Festival, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Music by Gunpowder Creek, Lagniappe, Keshvar Project, The Side Cars, The Star Devils, The Swells and others. Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Old fashioned games, food booths, local artists and entertainment. 586-7744. Rabbit Hash.


Dinsmore Homestead, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 717, members and ages 6 and under free. 586-6117; Burlington.


Labor Day Extravaganza, 9 p.m. Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. Whole House. With Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Ages 18 and up. $15, $10 advance. Presented by Stop AIDS. 859-431-2201. Newport. Bethany House Fireworks Party, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Fireworks display 9:05 p.m. Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, euchre tournament, Monte Carlo games and auction. Reception stations 6:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee stations 8:30 p.m. Program 9:35 p.m. Reservations required. 513-921-1131, ext. 105; Covington. Aubrey Rose WEBN Fireworks Spectacular, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Belle of Cincinnati. Private party room. Includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, beer, wine and fireworks viewing. WEBN broadcasts from this location. Boat doesn’t leave dockside. Benefits Aubrey Rose Foundation. $175. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Aubrey Rose Hollenkamp Children’s Trust Foundation. 513-265-5801; Newport. Labor Day Fireworks Party, 6 p.m.-midnight, Riverview 360, 175 Fifth St. Includes WEBN fireworks, one hour open bar, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, salad and stationed buffet. Cash bar available following dinner with entertainment. $250 per couple, includes tax and gratuity. Reservations required. 859-491-5300. Covington.


There are many activities on the Kentucky side of the river this Labor Day weekend, including Riverfest from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row. It is a family-friendly celebration with food, music and entertainment. Call 912-2509. That night, view the WEBN fireworks. They begin at 9:05 p.m. For more information, visit Dinner and Labor Day Fireworks Viewing Cruise, 6 p.m. Queen City Riverboats Cruises, 303 Dodd Drive, Board at Queen City Landing beginning 5:30 p.m. Menu on web site. Cash bar. Returns to Queen City Landing after fireworks. $99.99. Reservations required. 859-292-8687; Dayton, Ky. Labor Day Fireworks Viewing and Party, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Devou Park, 1344 Audubon Road, Drees Pavilion. Includes transportation with shuttles from and back to your vehicle, food, beer, wine, soft drinks, cornhole, music, children’s activities and silent auction. Benefits Behringer-Crawford Museum. $95, $25 children under age 12; additional packages prices available. Registration required. Presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum. 859-491-4003; Covington. Labor Day Fireworks Viewing Cruise, 6 p.m. Queen City Riverboats Cruises, 303 Dodd Drive, Board at Queen City Landing beginning 5:30 p.m. Cash bar. Hamburgers and hot dogs available. Returns to Queen City Landing after fireworks. $59.99. Reservations required. 859-292-8687; Dayton, Ky.

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


Fat Tuesday, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. Royal Palm Orchestra with Bill Gemmer, director. 261-2365. Covington.


Rubber Duck Regatta, 3 p.m. Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati and Third Street, Newport, As many as 100,000 ducks race along Serpentine Wall for prizes. Benefits FreestoreFoodbank. $100 for 24; $50 for 12; $25 for 6; $5 per duck. Advance purchase required. Presented by FreestoreFoodbank. 513-929-3825; Newport. Works for Kids Fundraiser, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Includes access to aquarium, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet buffet, music, silent auction and viewing of fireworks. Benefits Children Inc. $100. Reservations required. Presented by Children Inc. Through Sept. 6. 859-392-2846; Newport. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 7


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


St. Cecilia Labor Day Weekend Festival, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Free Kona Ice and Mister Softee Ice Cream, 1-2 p.m. Independence Idol karaoke, 2 p.m. Music by The Van-Dells, 7 p.m. Grand prize drawing for 1962 Corvett or $50,000, 9 p.m. St. Cecilia Church - Independence, 363-4311. Independence.


Running Word Wednesday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Share writing or monologue, or listen to readings by others. Free. Through Dec. 30. 431-2326. Covington. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 1 0


Swing Dancing, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Music by DJ. Free beginner lesson before open dancing. All ages. $5. Presented by CincySwing.Com Ltd. 513-290-9022. Covington.



Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 9


Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington.


Pub Quiz, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Final with a grand prize of $500. Ages 21 and up. 4916659. Covington.

Beginner Lindy Hop Series, 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Learn basic steps to classic swing dance and other moves to get started. Stay after class for open dancing. $40 four-class session; $12 one night. 513-290-9022; Covington.


Dixie Farmers Market, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave. Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 727-2525. Erlanger.


Smoking Cessation Options Seminar, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Women’s Wellness Heart Center, 210 Thomas More Parkway, How to quit smoking by exploring options available to help make transition. Free. Reservations required. 301-6333. Crestview Hills.


Bitter Bridesmaid Bash, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The Bridal Studio, 610 Main St. Registration 6-7 p.m. Pub crawl and prizes. Benefits Kenzie’s Closet. $10, free with dress donation. Registration required.Covington.


In Haus Comedy Night, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Local comedians perform. Free. Through Dec. 21. 432-2326; Covington.


Adoption Support Group, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Cornerstone Church of God, 3413 Hillcrest Drive, Assisting families with adopted children find support to help them parent better and avoid disruptions. Free. 3807325. Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 8



“Dinosaurs Unearthed,” the third most-attended exhibit at The Cincinnati Museum Center, comes to an end on Monday, Sept. 7. It is the first exhibit in the world to feature a set of full-size, feather-covered dinosaur models. Recent discoveries suggest some dinosaurs may have been covered in feathers for camouflage. Tickets are $15, adult; $10, child. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call 513-287-7000.

Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington.


Irish Session, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Irish ballets by Roger. Discounted Irish drafts and Crais. 491-6659. Covington.


Elaine Youngs, pictured, is one athlete scheduled to compete at the AVP Crocs Tournament of Champions at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, Friday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 6. Tickets are $5-$90. Visit


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September 3, 2009


How do we deal with the unfairness of life? Sooner or later we know that life is not fair. It never was. It never will be. Though that fact infuriates us at times, we are powerless to change it. Rather, it presents us with the challenge of what to do with such a life or with the cynical attitude it often engenders. Even though we may be religious-minded people, God does not step in to make our lives fair. Earth is not heaven. Earth is not where all unfairness is righted. As analyst Robert A. Johnson puts it, “The world is not supposed to work. All it does effectively is produce consciousness.” It is to wake us up before we die. It is to create situations that can potentially form us by how we choose and how our egos deal with the inequities that surround us. Spiritually we are called upon to discover that life is a mystery and a paradox. We’re forged by it,

One of the important questions we must ask ourselves at times – and which serves as an indicator of whether we’re becoming cynical through our experience of unfairness, or more whole – is, “How do I behave in the face of things I cannot change?” formed by it, made whole by it. Unfairness is such a part of the fabric of life that the most noble spiritual leaders who have lived among us have all been treated unfairly. In fact, it contributed to their nobility. Are we to expect to be treated better than they? Do they not try to teach us how to transcend unfairness? One of the important questions

we must ask ourselves at times – and which serves as an indicator of whether we’re becoming cynical through our experience of unfairness, or more whole – is, “How do I behave in the face of things I cannot change? In the face of things that are obviously unfair?” One of the best real-life examples in someone else’s life was the example George Will wrote of years ago in Newsweek. It was about his son Jon, the oldest of four children. Jon had just turned 21 years old and his father characterized him as a happy and active young man. Yet a crucial fact was that Jon has Down syndrome. George wrote, “… this is a chromosomal defect involving degrees of mental retardation and physical abnormalities.” Then we wrote of his son’s condition words we might all remember, “Jon lost, at the instant

he was conceived, one of life’s lotteries, but he was also lucky. “His physical abnormalities do not impede his vitality and his retardation is not so severe that it interferes with life’s essential joys – receiving love, returning it, and reading baseball box scores. Jon has seen a brother two years younger surpass him in size, get a driver’s license, and leave for college, and although Jon would be forgiven for shaking his fist at the universe, he has been equable. I believe his serenity is grounded in his sense that he is a complete Jon and that is that.” George Will and his family evidently love son Jon very much. He approaches head-on the unfairness of life wrought in their own family, and for Jon, accepting the fact that, through no fault of his own, “Jon lost one of life’s lotteries.” It’s most probable that you and I have already lost some of life’s

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Be on the lookout for moisture conditions in your house When you own a home, it’s always a good idea to get regular termite inspections to prevent possible infestation. But a Tristate couple who got termite treatment 10 years ago, and regular inspections since then, says they were shocked to find termites had returned with a vengeance. Debbie Harpring and her husband, Todd, had bought a termite inspection and protection plan and recently started remodeling their bedroom. “The contractor said, ‘What is that dip in your floor?’ We had to take everything out of the room. Todd said, ‘I don’t know,

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said. The termites were in the same spot back in 1999. At the time of that last treatment the Harprings had bought inspection and damage repair plans, so they called the termite treatment company. “The inspector came out and informed us right away

it was not their problem, it was our problem because there’s too much moisture,” Debbie said. The moisture is in the crawlspace underneath their house and it’s that moisture that attracts termites. Yet, the contract with the treatment company specifically excludes coverage if there’s moisture. “I didn’t know if we had moisture before or after. I had no idea because nobody ever said anything to us about moisture being in the crawlspace,” Debbie said. The termite treatment company had conducted inspections three times a year – but they were only checking a termite baiting

were no termites – and that was never done,” she said. So I contacted the termite extermination company, which sent out an independent inspector. He found inactive termite mud tubes and signs of other destructive insects still in the crawlspace. He concluded moisture, as well as termites, caused more than $9,300 damage to the house. The termite treatment company told me it values its long relationship with the Harpring family and so has agreed to pay for the full amount of repairs – both from the termites and moisture – even though it is excluded from its contract.

system located in areas around the house. No one ever checked under the home, in the crawlspace where the termites had been found in the past. There is an access panel to the crawlspace right out back so no one has to be home for the inspectors to check. Debbie Harpring said she was quite surprised to learn termites are back and that they had done considerable damage to her home. This occurred even though she was supposed to get regular inspections. “I think that’s what the whole contract is about, they’re supposed to inspect my home to make sure there

Bottom line, everyone should be aware of, and look out for, any moisture conditions in and around their house – particularly crawlspaces. Moisture can attract termites as well as lead to a number of other problems including mold. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.







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Reader spills the beans with Napa recipe

I was in a meeting the other day when a colleague told me how nice I looked in my magenta and black suit and trendy peep-toe heels. I had to laugh because had he seen me a few hours earlier in tank top and shorts digging potatoes he might Rita have had Heikenfeld a different opinion. Rita’s kitchen But I think I’m a lot like most of you: one look for the professional side and one for the personal side. It’s the personal side that helps keep me balanced in my high-tech world. I guess that’s why today was a perfect day: up early, feed the chickens, pull weeds from the garden, hang clothes on the line with enough time left to can peaches and make wild elderberry and rose petal jellies.

Labor Day’s almost here and I’ve got some good recipes for your celebration.

Napa Valley baked beans

Indian Hill reader Clare Ackerman shared this recipe recently. “Always a hit,” she said. Stir together: 1 can each: kidney, pinto, baked beans, French cut green string beans (drained) 1 jar chili sauce 1 ⁄2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon or so Worcestershire sauce Bake at 325 degrees for about two hours or so, uncovered. Cover when beans start to thicken, stir occasionally.

My attempt at Uno’s salad dressing

Clermont County reader Monica Friedl loves the blueberry pomegranate vinaigrette dressing from

Uno’s in Anderson Township. Rick Arbic, kitchen manager/chef told me the salad is an iceberg and romaine mix and they add cucumber, tomato and onion, a couple ounces of Gorgonzola and some candied walnuts which they purchase from a vendor. Uno’s dressing is from its food service. Rick told me it has blueberry purée, vinegar, sugar, oil, etc. It’s hard to re-create restaurant dishes – that’s why I always tell you to enjoy them there.

1 cup pomegranate blueberry juice (Kroger has it) 1 tablespoon red onion or more to taste White wine or rice vinegar – start with a tablespoon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon garlic minced Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil or soybean oil (Uno’s contains soybean) or more to taste Reduce juice to 1⁄4 cup. Let cool. Whisk in rest of ingredients.

My candied nuts

Any nut works here. Uno’s uses walnuts 1 egg white from large egg 1 tablespoon water 1 bag nuts (anywhere from 10-16 ounces) 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Cinnamon if you like – start with a couple good shakes. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and spray cookie sheet. Mix sugar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. Whisk egg white and water until frothy. Add nuts and coat evenly then toss in sugar mixture until coated. Pour in single layer on sheet and bake 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and store covered at room temperature.

Rita’s roasted garlic quinoa salad dressing

Carol Yeazell of Springfield Township needs a

recipe for the quinoa salad dressing at Whole Foods in Rookwood. Here’s one I use for quinoa and bulgur wheat salad. I’m thinking a squirt of Dijon mustard would be excellent, too.

1 ⁄2 to 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled Lemon juice to taste (start with 2-3 tablespoons) 2-3 tablespoons canola oil 3 ⁄4 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 clove garlic, minced (roasted or not) Chopped mint to taste (optional but so good) Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk juice, canola, cumin and garlic together. Taste for seasonings. Cook one cup of quinoa, let it cool and toss with dressing. Stir in mint and feta. Chill.

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Mary Ann Courtoy honored as Paul Harris Fellow At the Covington Rotary Club's weekly luncheon meeting on Aug. 18, the Covington Rotary Club honored member and Past President Mary Ann Courtoy for her significant volunteer work on behalf of the community and the Club. The Club names Ms. Courtoy a Paul Harris Fellow. The Club recognizes Ms. Courtoy for her service: • Club President 1999-2000 • Leading the Club's annual Clean Up America project, cleaning up the entrance to Covington

along the I-71/75N ramp into Fifth Street • Co-Chairing the Club's annual food drive for the hungry during the holiday season • Co-chairing the Club's silent and live auctions as part of the annual Rotary Golf Outing fund raiser • Long term service as Board member of the Behringer Crawford Museum (1992 - present) where she helped create the annual Fresh Art fundraising event • Long term service as Board member with Friends of Covington

where she serves as Chair of the annual Beautification Awards • Service leading maintenance of Covington Rotary Grove in Devou Park Ms. Courtoy is the Club's representative advising the City of Covington and the Devou Park Advisory Board about beautification, improvements and usability of Devou Park including the section of the park named Covington Rotary Grove. Rotary Grove includes trees planted in honor of Rotarians and a memorial marker

recognizing leaders of the Covington Rotary Club who have passed away. Each Spring, Ms. Courtoy leads members of the Club in sprucing up Rotary Grove and preparing it for the Club's annual Memorial Day service in the Grove. In accepting her award, Ms. Courtoy said, “I encourage people to volunteer to help their community. You get more back than you give.” One of Rotary's mottos is “They Profit Most who Serve best”.

Library card offers discounts this month Looking for ways to save money? Stop by the Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton County Library and get your FREE Library card. Then visit any participating business during the month of September for your discount or freebie. September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. In recognition of this special month, over 100 Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton County businesses are offering discounts and freebies to anyone who shows their new or existing Library card. Library patrons could

receive a discount or a free item at several local restaurants, retail stores, hair salons and other businesses by just showing their Library card from Sept. 1-30. People can save money all year long at the public library by borrowing books, movies and music instead of purchasing it. They can also save money by attending programs like storytimes, free concerts, plays, craft programs and much more. A Library card is very easy to get and FREE. All a person needs is a photo ID with their current address. If an ID does

not have a current address a person can bring a piece of mail that has been postmarked in the last 30 days. Libraries and businesses partner for this communitywide effort to bring more people into the libraries, to illustrate the importance of having and using a library card, and to reward patrons who are already active within the library community. It is also a joint effort among the libraries of Northern Kentucky to make people aware of the dozens of different programs that are offered every month at the library.

For a complete list of participating businesses and the discounts offered, pick up a brochure at any participating businesses or participating libraries or visit ges/2009/savemoney.pdf. The Kenton County Public Library has three locations: Erlanger Branch, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, 859-962-4000; Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, 859-962-4071; Durr Branch, 1992 WaltonNicholson Road, Independence, 859-962-4030.

Honoring Ms. Courtoy with her second Paul Harris Fellow award, the Club donated $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation to support its goal of advancing international understanding, goodwill, and peace. The award is named for Paul P. Harris, founder of Rotary International. Paul Harris formed the world's first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905. For more information, contact Covington Rotary Club President Arun Lai at 513-762-7727 or

Help offered to cancer patients People fighting cancer often face many challenges and fears. The American Cancer Society is here to help community members who have been diagnosed with cancer through various patient services, support programs and cancer information anytime, day or night. The American Cancer Society office for Northern Kentucky has a selection of various gift items on hand free of charge for those currently battling the disease. A variety of free wigs, turbans, breast prostheses, prosthetic bras, hats and

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Chef, director team up for KSO The two best-known J.R.s in town – chef JeanRobert de Cavel and music director James R. Cassidy – have teamed up for a fundraiser for the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. “An Evening with the JR’s, A Duel of Culinary and Musical Delights” will be on Sunday, Oct. 4. “Anything that I can do for the Kentucky Symphony; I love going to the concerts,” said Jean-Robert. The evening will include a five-course gourmet menu and wine pairing composed and prepared by Chef JeanRobert with the area’s greatest views from the Radisson

Reservations may be made by phone at 4316216 or online at Seating is very limited. Riverview 360. To further add to the ambience, the KSO’s Flood Wall Jazz Quintet will perform throughout the evening. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Reservations may be made by phone at 859431-6216 or online at Seating is


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Burton Emile Bridges, 47, of Burlington, died Aug. 22, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a die cutter for Hennegan Co., played drums in various bands in Northern Kentucky and assistant coach for youth sports. He is survived by his wife, Janet Bridges; sons, Kramer and Conner Bridges, all of Burlington; sisters, Shirley Bradford of Fort Mitchell, Holly Mayerchak of Independence, Dawn Koors of Villa Hills and Lois Edwards of Florence and brothers, Donald Bridges of Walton, Dennis Bridges of Erlanger, Lloyd Bridges of Union and Derf Bridges of Louisville. Entombment was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Benefitâ&#x20AC;? c/o Any Huntington Bank Branch. Burtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Benefit will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Ludlow/Bromley Yacht Club.

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Vicky A. Clarke, 52, Florence, a homemaker, died Aug. 27, 2009, in Mt. Vernon, Ky. Survivors include her husband, Allan B. Clarke; daughters, Rhonda Hale of Covington, Christina Lindsay of Mt. Vernon and Ernestine Bretz of Fairfield; sons, Steven Hale of Pikeville and Wayne Downs of Mt. Vernon; sisters, Kimberly Hale and Sherry McNaulty, both of Cincinnati; and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati.

Edgewood. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for S.A Ruebel, a machinist for Morris Machine & Tool, a 50-year member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Local No. 18, a WWII Navy veteran, member of the USS Degrasse Reunion Group, Piner Baptist Church, Montana Avenue Church of the Nazarene, Pioneer Senior Group, Masonic Lodge 362 in Amelia, Ohio, the Scottish Rite, Shriners and the Mt. Carmel, Ohio VFW. Survivors include his wife, Betty Darnell; daughter, Dinah Hufford of Florence; son, Arthur T. Darnell Jr. (Becky) of Piner; and four grandchildren. Burial was at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown. Memorials: Piner Baptist Church Building Fund, 15044 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063-9664, or Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Elizabeth Donovan

Elizabeth â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lizâ&#x20AC;? Caroline Boehmer Donovan, 63, of Greensboro, N.C., formerly of Covington and Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 23, 2009, at Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro. She was a homemaker and member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greensboro. Survivors include her husband, Michael Donovan; daughter, Shannon Cripe of Asheville, N.C.; son, Daniel Donovan of Greensboro; sister, Regina Boehmer and brother, Lou Boehmer, both of Fort Mitchell; and two granddaughters. Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, Guilford Chapel, Greensboro, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Palliative Care at Wesley Long Hospital, 501 N. Elam Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403.

Loyd Early

Loyd Early, 89, Taylor Mill, died Aug. 25, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a yardmaster for the CSX Railroad and worked 40 years with the B&O Railroad, a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia. His first wife, Mary Early, and son, Tommy Early, died previously. Survivors include wife, Ruth Rowland Early of Taylor Mill; sons,

Kenneth Early of Fort Mitchell and Douglas Early of Walton; stepdaughter, Sue Rowland of Independence; stepson, Michael Rowland of Lexington; brothers, Robert Lewis Early of Kettering, Ohio and Walter Early of Deer Park; sister, Ruby Wiley of Louisville and five grandchildren. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the arrangements.

Anna Eger

Anna Mae â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mickeyâ&#x20AC;? Eger, 90, Southgate, died Aug. 29, 2009, at Fellowship Home in Valdosta, Ga. She was a homemaker, nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aide and member of Fellowship of Believers in Florence. Her husband, William A. Eger Sr., died in 1999, and her daughter, Carolyn M. Eger, died in 1955. Survivors include her sons, William A. Eger Jr. of Valdosta, Ga., Thomas R. Eger of Florence, Jeffery A. Eger of Taylor Mill and Todd R. Eger of Fort Thomas; daughter, Jo Anna Bennett of Independence; sister, Patty Rump of Covington; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Harrington Funeral Services of Valdosta, Ga., handled the arrangements. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky Remembrance Fund, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Charles Jackson

Charles A. Jackson, 83, of Bridgetown, formerly of Morning View, died Aug. 25, 2009, at Hospice of Cincinnati at Mercy Hospital, Western Hills. He was the founder of Jackson Home Improvement Co., a World War II Navy veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, member of Cheviot Westwood Kiwanis, Wilmington Lodge No. 362 F. &A.M., Ohio LST/Amphibs, Military Order of the Purple Heart 3620 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10380. Survivors include his wife, Joyce B. Henke Jackson; daughter Lyn J. Bonhaus of Montgomery; sisters, Wilma Neal and Nellie Sipple; brother, Frank Jackson; and two granddaughters. Burial was in Bridgetown Cemetery, Cincinnati. Memorials: North Bend United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, North Bend, OH 45052.

William Kerl

William James Kerl, 63, Florence, died Aug. 24, 2009, in Cincinnati. He was an installer for Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AllGlass in Cincinnati, a Vietnam Air Force veteran and assistant district commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife, Carol Kerl of Florence; son, Jay Kerl of Williamstown, daughter, Carrie Kerl of Cincinnati; brother, Ray Kerl of Erlanger; sisters, JoAnn Wilke of Bellevue, Rose Goedel of Covington, Patsy Willenborg of Piner, Betty Boese of Bloomington, Ind. and Pauline Stambaugh of Florence, and one grandson.

Kimberly LeMaster

Kimberly Kay LeMaster, 47, Covington, a homemaker, died Aug. 13, 2009, at her home. Survivors include her mother, Coa Cleo LeMaster; sister, Sherry Holt; and brother, Lon LeMaster, all of Covington. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements.

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Harold â&#x20AC;&#x153;Macâ&#x20AC;? McKinley, 83, of Park Hills died Aug. 22, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was the original owner of Grandpaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Cream, former mayor of Park Hills, member of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame and a WWII Army veteran. His son, Kevin McKinley, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Loretta McKinley; daughters, Cheryl Foltz of Burlington and Colleen Eldridge of Florence; son, Tim McKinley of Crestview Hills; brother, Eugene McKinley of Latonia and eight grandchildren. Burial was at St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011.

George Michael Jr.

Memorials: St. Charles Care Center, 500 Farrell Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

George Michael Jr., 80, Burlington, died Aug. 21, 2009, at his home. He was a transport operator with Consolidated Freightways of Nashville, Tenn. and a member of Florence No. 949 F&A.M. Masonic Lodge. His son, Stephen Thomas Michael, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jo Michael; daughter, Cindy Jo Beard of Florence; sons, Jerry Michael of Union and Bob Michael of Independence; brother, Carl Michael of Walton; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice.

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Marjorie L. Morris, 86, Covington, a homemaker, died Aug. 28, 2009, at St. Charles Care Center, Covington. Her husband, Milton E. Morris, died in 1975. Survivors include her daughter, Sherry Blu of Lexington; son, David Morris of Fort Mitchell; brother, Gordon â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tokeâ&#x20AC;? Landrum of Erlanger; six grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

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Charles B. Palmer Jr., 92, Lakeside Park, died Aug. 22, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a pharmacist and businessman who founded Palmer Drugs, the owner of the Cabana Supper Club and co-owner of the White Horse restaurant and a real estate developer. His wife, Ethel Voss Palmer, died in 1994. Survivors include his son, Charles B. Palmer III of Lakeside Park; daughter, Janis V. Malley of Union; brother, Howard Palmer of Covington; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to The Humanitarian League, Attn: Jan Malley, 705 Buttermilk Pike, Crescent Springs, KY 41017.

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Band plans to boogie of the KSOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual galas and free concerts in Devou Park always moving audiences to dance wherever they play. For Labor Day weekend, the 21piece studio orchestra features its side men with a salute to the horn bands of the 1970s (Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Tower of Power, Chase, Lighthouse, etc). Singers featured for this show include Rick Marksberry, Stuart Anthony, Troy Hitch and Steve Brun. The all-star horn section includes Brian Hogg, Pat Hession, Gary Win-

In 1999 the KSO rolled out a subsidiary group of musicians that included a few KSO regulars along with the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best studio session players and vocalists. The group â&#x20AC;&#x201D; dubbed the KSO Boogie Band â&#x20AC;&#x201D; boasts a broad repertoire of nearly 200 pop hits (from the 1950s through today) thanks to the authentic orchestrations of Terry LaBolt. (Go to this site to hear our group: The Boogie Band has been a staple

MARRIAGE LICENSES Bobbie Jo Landrum, 30, and James Earls, 26, both of Covington, issued August 18, 2009. Margaret McInally, 35, and Shawn Price, 37, both of Covington, issued August 19, 2009. Karen Kleier, 46, of Edgewood and Steven Schrantz, 49, of Cincinnati, issued August 19, 2009. Marianne Helton, 45, of Lakeside Park and Richard Dammert, 49, of Alexandria, issued August 19, 2009. Heather Daniel, 23, and Kent Haas, 37, both of Florence, issued August 19, 2009. Lynn Mardis, 59, of Crescent Springs and Robert Neuhaus, 61, of Lakeside Park, issued August 20, 2009. Randalee Goins, 21, and James Chapman, 30, both of Covington, issued August 20, 2009.

Abigail Gross, 27, and Phillip France, 25, both of Covington, issued August 20, 2009. Gina Parks, 41, and Donald Schibi, 53, both of Park Hills, issued August 21, 2009. Grace Peters, 91, and Richard Austin, 91, both of Erlanger, issued August 21, 2009. Holly Driscoll, 38, and William Martin, 39, both of Taylor Mill, issued August 21, 2009. Nitosha Riggs, 18, and Bradley Miller, 18, both of Covington, issued August 24, 2009. Sharon Simpson, 23, of Florence and Thomas Huff, 24, of Covington, issued August 24, 2009. Juwelene McCown, 22, of Williamstown and Christopher Faulkner, 36, of Independence, issued August 25, 2009.

ters and Paul Piller. Join Music Director, James Cassidy and the KSOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boogie Band Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Devou Park bandshell. The Free TANK Shuttle from Covington Catholic to the band shell is back this year beginning at 6 p.m. the night of each KSO show. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and pack a picnic. For more information and directions, visit the KSO at or call (859) 4316216. Free admission and parking, though a $5 donation is suggested.

Toastmasters recognize speech contest winners The Northern Kentucky Toastmasters Club would like to recognize Christy Powell for winning the Humorous Speech Contest, and Trisha Brush for winning the Table Topics Speech Contest. They will go on to compete in the Area-wide Toastmasters Contest being held in early October (date and location TBD). Powell, a resident of Fort Mitchell, has been a member of Northern Kentucky Toastmasters for 10 years. She is a seasoned veteran of

Toastmasters Contests, representing both the Northern Kentucky Toastmasters Club and the Pioneer Toastmasters Club at the Area-wide Toastmasters Contest. Trisha Brush, a resident of Pierce Township (Clermont County), has been a member of Northern Kentucky Toastmasters for 5 years. She has also represented Northern Kentucky Toastmasters Club before at the Area-wide Toastmasters Contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christy and Trisha did an excellent job at the club competition and are well deserving winners,â&#x20AC;? says Todd Wallace, president of the Northern Kentucky Toastmasters, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am confident that they will represent our club well at the area level.â&#x20AC;? Northern Kentucky Toastmasters typically meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission offices at 2332 Royal Drive in Fort Mitchell. Meetings are held from noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 p.m. The next meeting is Sept. 10. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Northern Kentucky Toastmasters was chartered in 2004, and has grown to include 16 members. The club welcomes guests to attend meetings at no charge. For information, please visit the club website at

DEATHS From B7 She was a cook and waitress for Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant in Cincinnati and member of First Baptist Church of Covington. Her husband, William Schneider, and son, Robert Trimble, died previously. Survivors include her son, Eugene Trimble of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, William and Joseph Jenkins of Covington; seven grandchildren; many great- and great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: First Baptist Church of Covington, 14 Brent Spence Square, Covington, KY 41011.

Mollie Sebree

Mollie Ellison Sebree, 82, of Morning View, died Aug. 25, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a farmer, member of Goshen Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Donald Sebree, died in 1979. Survivors include her sisters, Ann Vargas of Morning View and Rhoda Dietz of Carrollton; brothers, Hollis Ellison of Washington Courthouse, Ohio and Harold Ellison of Elsmere. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home of Independence handled the arrangements. Memorials: Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011-2343.

Vivian Seissiger

Vivian Livingston Stone Seissiger, 73, of Homosassa, Fla., formerly of Covington, died Aug. 22, 2009, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Lecanto, Fla. She was a switchboard operator for Cincinnati Bell and Frost & Jacobs Law Firm, member of St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church in Covington, Ladies Alter Society and served on St. Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School Board. Her first husband, James H. Stone Jr., died in 1990. Survivors include her husband, Frank Seissiger of Homosassa, Fla.; daughters, Lori Criteser of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Vicki Whitford of Independence; son, James Stone of Independence; sisters, Nancy Webster of Fort Thomas, Judy Murphy of Covington and Elaine Collins of Ormond Beach, Fla.; brother, William Livingston of Dauphin, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory, Lecanto, Fla., handled arrangements in Florida.

Patricia Shepperd

Patricia Diane Burgin Shepperd, 52, Gardnersville, died Aug. 27, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a self-employed pet

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groomer for Country Cuts Pet Salon and member of Gardnersville Christian Church. Her granddaughter, Lynnsie Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hair and grandson, Christopher Burgin, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Paul Shepperd; son, Donald Lee Burgin of Newport; daughter, Crystal Diane Shepperd of Demossville; father, Wilson Henry Burgin of Silver Grove; sisters, Joyce Hickey of Cold Spring, Rita Clark of Shelbyville, Jackie Vickers of Alexandria, Robin Lucas of Corinth and Tammy Crombie of Shelbyville; brothers, Gary Newman of Falmouth, Mike Ross of Newport, Steve Burgin of Florence, Wilson H. Burgin of Covington and Matthew Burgin of Shelbyville; and four grandchildren. Burial was in Gardnersville Cemetery. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, handled the arrangements. Memorials: In memory of Patricia to Woodhead Funeral Home, 310 W. Shelby Street, Falmouth, KY 41040.

LaQuetta Smith

LaQuetta Diane Gee Smith, 51, Covington, died Aug. 22, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a housekeeper for Embassy Suites Hotel, attended Ninth Street Baptist Church in Covington and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her son, Ricardo Smith of Covington; daughters, Latoya, Artangus and Monique Smith, all of Covington; mother, Claudette Gray Gee of Marion, Ind.; brothers, William and Leverett Gee of Marion, Ind.; sisters, Delbra Gee, Yolanda Reed, both of Marion, Ind. and Melba Gee of Atlanta, Ga.; grandmother, Christine Gee of Hopkinsville; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Cave Spring Cemetery in Hopkinsville.

Ralph Spaulding

Ralph W. Spaulding, 80, of Demossville, formerly of Kenton County, died Aug. 26, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Grant County. He was a farmer, worked for Pendleton County Schools, ran a milk route, paper route and was a member of Piner Baptist Church. His son, David Spaulding, died in 1993. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Rosella M. Finnell Spaulding; daughters, Deborah A. Spaulding of Ludlow and Darla Spaulding Hartley of Brentwood, Tenn.; sons, Daryl R. Spaulding of Demossville and Douglas A. Spaulding of Florence; sister, Wilma Collins of Morning View; nine grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Gardnersville Cemetery. Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials: Piner Baptist Church, 15044 Madison Pike, Morning View, KY 41063; or the Arthritis Foundation, 124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243.

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Despite the tough economy, a number of Northern Kentucky businesses were able to successfully contribute to the economic growth of the Northern Kentucky region through direct engagement in the global economy. General Cable and Hahn Automation, Inc. were awarded with the International Trade Award of Excellence to during the recently NKITA Annual Luncheon. The keynote speakers were T. James Min II, Esq., vice president, Int'l Trade Affairs & Compliance, DHL Express (USA) Inc.; and State Representative Tanya Pullin, District 98, Boyd, Greenup. The two talked about the changing international trade climate and the reopening of the DHL hub center at CVG in front of a sold out crowd of 150 attendees.

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David N. Snow, 14 E. 32nd St., fourth degree assault at 14 E. 32nd St., Aug. 17. Spiro Christidis, 5531 Childs Ave., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia, failure to improper signal, at 1847 Holman Ave., Aug. 17. Jeffery L. Mcgee, 1819 Holman St., possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at 303 Court St., Aug. 17. Nicholas A. Bolton, 19 W. 36Th St., failure to or improper signal, rear license not illuminated, possession of marijuana at Juarez Circle, Aug. 18. Dallas T. Andrews, 1017 Madison Ave., #10, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 1017 Madison Ave., Aug. 19. Marian D. Adams, 5620 Winton Rd., #6, possession of marijuana at 301 Riverside Dr., Aug. 16. Shane R. Talbert, 511 Delmar Pl., fourth degree assault, menacing at 301 E. 21st St., Aug. 20. Ricky L. Fletcher, 2676 Larch Ct., trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 2676 Larch Ct., Aug. 20. Ernie E. Jones, 2430 Ky Hwy 562, second degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia, at Lewis St., Aug. 20. Ernest H. Edwards, 343 W. Pike, fourth degree assault, prescription controlled substance not in proper container at W. 15th St., Aug. 19. Jose Parez, No Address Given, theft at 512 Pike St., Aug. 19. Peggy T. Fornash, 9 Hideaway Dr., menacing, second degree disorderly conduct at 9 Hideaway Dr., Aug. 19. Donald Conrad, 121 Jacob Price, third degree assault, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest at 1100 Greenup St., Aug. 19. Angelo R. Young, 2339 Iroll, prohibit commerce counterfeit good and services at 613 W. 4th St., Aug. 18. Raymond C. Brown, 223 E. 15th St., first degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 1026 Madison Ave., Aug. 13. Russell E. Mccombs, 145 W. 21st St. Apt. 3, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance at 22 E. 16th St., Aug. 13. Waylon J. Dennis, 625 Debbie Lane, possession of marijuana, serving bench warrant for court, fugitive from another state at 3524 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 22. Carl E. Foltz Iv, 6246 Stonehenge Circle, first degree wanton endangerment (police officer), first degree wanton endangerment, first degree fleeing or evading police, no operators license, operating motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failure to illuminate headlamps, disregarding traffic controlled device, failure to produce insurance card at Pike St., Aug. 22. Mack R. Jackson, No Address Given, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, prescription for controlled substance not in proper container at 525 W. 5th St., Aug. 22. Michael D. Stewart, No Address Given, theft of services at 401 Crescent Ave., Aug. 21. Donald J. Oggy, 3306 Emerson Ave., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first degree possession of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia, operating on a suspended or revoked operators license, tampering with physical evidence at 3306 Emerson Ave., Aug. 23. Megan C. Berggren, 145 11th Ct., first degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), first degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), prostitution, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 1100 W. Robbins Ave., Aug. 20. Steven Banks, No Address Given, third degree criminal mischief, menacing at 613 Madison Ave., Aug. 17. Antonio Lewis, 670 E. 87th St., first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, operating on a suspended or revoked driver's license at 1000 Washington St., Aug. 17. Joseph H. Mcmeans, 710 Greer St., #6, second degree possession of a controlled substance, serving bench warrant for court at 401 Crescent Ave., Aug. 23.

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A man was punched, bitten, and kicked at 325 W. 7th St., Aug. 23. A woman reported being assaulted at Main St., Aug. 23. A woman was struck in the eye and back at Welsh Dr. , Aug. 22. A woman reported being punched and kicked at Decoursey Ave., Aug. 22. A man reported being assaulted at Madison Ave., Aug. 20.









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A woman reported being assaulted at 600 block of W. 8th St., Aug. 23. A woman reported being assaulted at Pike St., Aug. 23. A woman reported being assaulted at E. 16th St., Apt. 2, Aug. 23. A man was stabbed at 8th St., Aug. 18.

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A man was struck in the face and a vehicle was damaged at 122 Martin St., Aug. 17.




A brick was thrown through the residence of a window and a door was damaged at 731 W. 8th St., Aug. 17. Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 504 E. 17th St., Aug. 17. Five tool boxes were stolen at 910 Greenup St., Aug. 19. A game system was stolen at 639 Philadelphia St., #3, Aug. 20. Three lawn trimmers and two blowers were stolen at 1564 Banklick St., Aug. 20. $1,000 in quarters were stolen at 23 W. Southern Ave., Aug. 19. A set of three keys were stolen at 323 E. 2nd St., Aug. 18. A dish set, three cell phones, flash drivers, coach purses, and a lawn-

mowere were stolen from a garage at 515 E. 20th St., Aug. 14. Copper piping and a table saw were stolen at 1518 Banklick St., Aug. 22. Several DVDs, a computer, a game system, a TV and phones were stolen at 2234 Center St., Aug. 22. $400 in cash and a poker machine were stolen at 820 Madison Ave., Aug. 22. $700 in cash, two purses, and keys were stolen at 1200 Highway Ave., #309, Aug. 21. Copper piping and a floor sander were stolen at 1604 Garrard St., Aug. 21. A TV was stolen at 811 Greenup St., #3, Aug. 21. Copper piping was stolen at 3205 Mable Ave., Aug. 20.

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A man entered a residence and made threats at 4314 Glenn Ave., Aug. 18.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 15 E. 18th St., Aug. 19.

Burglary, rape

A woman was raped and had a computer taken at E. 38th St., Aug. 20.

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Wrought iron fencing was damaged by a vehicle at 910 Holman Ave., Aug. 17. A window of a residence was broken at 517 W. 23rd St., Aug. 19. A large rock was thrown on a vehicle at 3706 Huntington Ave., Aug. 18. The rear windows of two vehicles were smashed at 117 E. 8th St., Aug. 18. A rock was thrown through a vehicle's window at 312 W. 8th St., Aug. 17. A vehicle window was shattered at 427 Wallace Ave., Aug. 18. A vehicle window was shattered at 615 Greenup St., Aug. 18. A vehicle was scratched on its rear quarter panels and rear hood at 1320 Hazen St., Aug. 18. Two shingles were torn from a residence at 1565 Maryland Ave., Aug. 20. The tire of a vehicle was flattened at 301 E. 21st St., Aug. 20. A vehicle was damaged with a golf club and a piece of wood at Haden Ct., Aug. 23. The rear window of a vehicle was scratched at 403 E. 13th St., Aug. 22. A door and front quarter panel of a

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A man was threatened over the phone and had his motorcycle damaged at 1706 Woodburn Ave., Aug. 23.


An automobile title was forged at 1710 Eastern Ave., Aug. 19.

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Unauthorized transactions were made on an ATM card at 2001 Madison Ave., Aug. 16. A food stamp card was used without permission at 1616 Madison Ave., Aug. 19.

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A woman reported being harassed by telephone at Garrard St., Aug. 17.


A woman was slapped in the face at W. 12th St., Aug. 22.


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The Th K Th Kentucky k A Agricultural i l lD Development l Board B dh has approved d the following County Agricultural Investment Programs for Kenton County residents: Agricultural Diversification; Cattle Genetics Improvement; Cattle Handling Facilities; Commercial Poultry, Dairy & Swine; Farm Livestock Fencing Improvement; Farm Structure & Commodity Handling; Forage Improvement and Utilization; Goat and Sheep Diversification; On-Farm Energy Efficiency & Production; On-Farm Water Enhancement, and Technology. All funds in these cost-share programs will be distributed using an evaluation method on a reimbursement basis only. The application period to participate in these programs will be Tuesday, September 8 through Wednesday, September 30. Contact the Kenton County Extension Office, 10990 Marshall Road, Covington, KY 41015, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, for further information.

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Kenton Recorder

On the record

September 3, 2009

POLICE REPORTS From B10 menacing way and then made verbal threats to the occupants at Promontory Dr., Aug. 20.

Possession of drug paraphernalia

A man had several pipes for sale used for the smoking of marijuana at 803 Madison Ave., Aug. 12.

Possession of marijuana

A man was found to have marijuana at Philadelphia St., Aug. 19.

Rape, kidnapping

A woman was forced to have intercourse at John Roebling Bridge, Aug. 17.


A deli was robbed at knifepoint at 1432 Madison Ave., Aug. 15. A woman was punched and had her purse taken at 221 Athey Ave., Aug. 23. Approximately $8,000 cash was taken at gunpoint at 1013 Greenup St., Aug. 23. A wallet was taken by force at 1500 Holman Ave., Aug. 23.

Robbery, theft

A vehicle, clothing, and a wallet were stolen. at 1400 Kavanaugh St., Aug. 20.

Terroristic threatening

A woman threatened to kill another woman and her husband at 857 Crescent Ave., Aug. 17.

Terroristic threatening, harassing communications

A woman reported receiveing repeated harassing and threatening calls at 1519 St. Clair St., Aug. 20.


A firearm was stolen at 217 Bush St., Aug. 18. A vehicle was stolen at 50 E. 11th St., Aug. 18. $31.74 was stolen at 410 Philadelphia St., Aug. 17. A cut-off saw, pipe laser, generator, chain set, and grease gun was stolen at 4400 Vermont Ave., Aug. 17. A game system, CDs, $60 in cash, and clothing were stolen from a vehicle at 28 W. Pike St., Aug. 17. A vehicle was stolen at 1259 Altamont Rd., Aug. 19. A bicycle was stolen at 429 Russell St., Aug. 19. A lawnmower was stolen at 1716

Theft, fleeing or evading police, driving DUI on suspended license, failure to improperly signal, disregarding traffic controll device

Glenway Ave., Aug. 18. A radio and set of keys were stolen from a vehicle at 2023 Garrard St., Aug. 19. A stereo was taken from a vehicle at Berry St., Aug. 17. A cell phone's SIM card was stolen at 4522 Decoursey Ave., #3, Aug. 18. A saw-zaw was stolen from a vehicle at 208 Sterrett Ave., Aug. 20. A MP3 player, cologne, and 10 CDs were stolen from a vehicle at 2210 Eastern Ave., Aug. 20. Speakers and an amplier were stolen from a vehicle at 2218 Morrison Ct., Aug. 20. Prescription medication and cash was stolen at 3400 Caroline Ave., Aug. 14. A purse was stolen at 604 6th St., Aug. 23. Medication was taken from a purse at 20 E. 43rd St., Aug. 22. A bicycle was stolen at 409 Emma St., Aug. 21. A bottle of beer was stolen at 613 4th St., Aug. 20. A vehicle was stolen at 700 Greenup St., Aug. 20. A lawn chair was stolen at 1220 Fisk St., Aug. 20. Several items were stolen from a residence at 18 W. 18th St., #6, Aug. 23. Lawn decorations were stolen at 326 E. 33rd St., Aug. 19. A phone was stolen at 3933 Winston Ave., Aug. 19. A basket filled with clothing was taken at 4293 Winston Ave., Aug. 20.

Someone stole 4 cartons of cigarettes and led police on a chase at 410 Philadelphia St., Aug. 18.

Theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A gold necklace, 10 pairs of tennis shoes, eight baseball caps, and a vehicle were stolen at 2713 Alexandria Ave., Aug. 22.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

A vehicle was taken. at W. 14th St., Aug. 19.


Incidents/investigations First degree criminal possession of forged instrument

$20 counterfeited at 2513 Hazelwood Drive, Aug. 20.

Fourth degree assault

Reported at Mary Street, Aug. 25. Reported at 539 Greenfield Lane, Aug. 27. Possession of marijuana, operating on suspended license Reported at Jack Scheben Drive, Aug. 24.

Theft by deception

A bad check was passed at 132 11th St., Aug. 2.

Second degree burglary

Theft of identity

Victim reported several subjects tried to make a withdrawal from his account at 3517 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 17. Satelite TV service was obtained using the identity of another at 3703 Winston Ave., Aug. 20.

Theft, criminal mischief



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Reported at 405 Locust Street, Aug. 27.

Third degree burglary

Reported at 2470 Lorraine Court, Aug. 24.

Third degree criminal mischief

Third degree terroristic threatening

Trafficking marijuana, operating on suspended license, giving false name

$150 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 116 Commonwealth Avenue, Aug. 26.

Second degree forgery


Theft by deception

Matthew S Moore, 38, 2447 Dixie Highway, fourth degree assault, Aug. 24.

Reported at 4146 Circlewood Drive, Aug. 21. Reported at 3516 Mary Street, Aug. 26.


TiER1 named to Inc. magazine 5000 Two Northern Kentucky companies were named to the Inc. Magazine list of America’s fastest-growing private companies – the Inc. 5000. TiER1 Performance Solutions, based in Covington, ranked 2,848 and Verst Logistics Group, of Walton, ranked 3,255. The Inc. 5000 list is comprised of the fastest growing private companies in America ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. “We congratulate TiER1 Performance Solutions and Verst Group Logistics on their success and inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list,” says Dan Tobergte, President & CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (TriED). “Both companies are led by an energetic and aggressive team of executives. It is exciting to watch them grow and succeed in Northern Kentucky.” TiER1, a leader in developing end-to-end online learning and knowledge management solutions, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for three years in a row, since the list was founded in 2007. TiER1 has improved its ranking on the list each year moving from 3,351 in 2007 to 3,218 in 2008 and 2,848 in 2009. TiER1 ranked number 33 in the “Education” industry. Verst Group Logistics, the premier provider of warehousing, transportation and logistics services,

ranked 3,255 on the Inc. 5000 list and number 82 in “Logistics & Transportation.” Earlier this year, TiER1 was named small technology business of the year by ConnectKentucky. In addition, the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) awarded SBIR-STTR Matching Funds of $99,982 to TiER1 to conduct research for “Accelerated Learning through Serious Game Technology” for the Department of Defense. TiER1 was founded in the Northern Kentucky ezone, a division of Tri-ED, in 2002. Northern Kentucky businesses can become ezone clients and apply for grants of $30,000 or other funding options ranging from $100,000 to $750,000 toward the commercialization of high-tech/highgrowth companies and ideas. The grants enable individuals or businesses to create and market new products, technologies and processes. The funding received from the Commonwealth can assist or compliment companies whose strategy includes raising capital. The Fall 2009 application period opens September 17, 2009, and closes October 15, 2009. For more information or to begin your application, please contact Keith Schneider at the Northern Kentucky ezone at 859-292-7785 or visit for more information.

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Theft of property

Second degree fleeing police, third degree assault

Feature of the Week


Reported at 2511 Woodhill Court, Aug. 26.

Reported at 1 Lakemont Drive, Aug. 25.

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Theft of identity

Second degree disorderly conduct, carrying concealed weapon



$50, $100 worth of audio/visual recordings reported stolen at 2515 Woodhill Court, Aug. 18. $5,000 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 3247 Field Crest Drive, Aug. 24. $250 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 2990 Riggs Avenue, Aug. 24. $30 reported stolen at 4112 Dixie Highway, Aug. 20. $229 worth of tools reported stolen at 37 Kenton Lands Road, Aug. 22. $300 worth of jewelry/precious metals reported stolen at 573 Crescent Avenue, Aug. 22. $300 worth of tools reported stolen at 599 Donaldson Highway, Aug. 25. $184.50 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 619 Stevenson Road, Aug. 27. $5,00 vehicle reported stolen at Circlewood Drive, Aug. 26. $1,000 worht of vehicle parts reported stolen at 802 Nelson Road, Aug. 26.

$200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3882 Carriage Hill Drive, Aug. 23. Reported at 537 Buttermilk Pike, Aug. 26.

$16, 499.37 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Aug. 26.



$1,000, $280 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 2515 Anderson Road, Aug. 21. $800 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3334 Appomattox Drive, Aug. 18.

Reported at 530 Greenfield Lane, Aug. 22.

Approximately 30 CDs and loose change was stolen from a vehicle at 240 Greenup St., Aug. 18. Two cell phones and a purse were taken from a vehicle at 525 Philadelphia St., Aug. 23. A TV was stolen at 3 Levassor Ave., Aug. 22. A computer was stolen at 16 Holmesdale Ct., Aug. 22.

Reported at 3412 Baker Street, Aug. 24.

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Paula Roe Assistant vice president of operations By Regan Coomer Melissa Jennings is the owner of the online jewelry store MJennings Designs...