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Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

Awareness, equipment help first responders work together

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People may not have given a lot of thought to 9/11 recently, but as the 10th anniversary of that fateful day approaches, first responders throughout the region - police, firefighters, emergency management personnel - have agreed: “We’re all in this together.” Mark Ihrig, director of Boone County Emergency Management, said his agency is part of a threetiered approach to national security - local, state and federal. “There was a need, post-9/11, to come up with a national strategy on how to manage incidents (through) intelligence sharing, infrastructure protection and finally coming up with preparedness guidelines and target capabilities,” said Ihrig. “Out of a national strategy came a need to develop a regional vision.” Thus, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) has evolved from President George W. Bush’s 2003 Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, Management of Domestic Incidents. It is directed by Homeland Security. “From my viewpoint, (NIMS) emphasized a methodology for incident management that’s been adopted across the nation” said Ihrig. “The way an incident is managed in Florence is the way it is managed in Alexandria or Erlanger.” The strategy has made more equipment from Homeland Security available. A mass-casualty trailer containing vital medical equipment in Florence that can be taken to many people injured in one location. Or a ventilation truck in Point Pleasant that can move smoke or contaminant from a building. “We’ve also been able to secure personal protective equipment, training equipment, communications equipment,” said Fort Thomas Fire Capt. Chris Amon. “If


“Hazardous materials” has taken on a more ominous meaning since 9/11. This recently acquired HazMat truck at Hebron Fire Station No. 1, funded by the Department of Homeland Security, is operated for the Northern Kentucky Regional HazMat/WMD Team. Firefighter paramedic Anthony Scheben, pictured, says the 50-foot truck includes a mobile lab as well as monitoring and diagnostic equipment that can be transported to any emergency situation in the Northern Kentucky area.

anything big happens, we’re gonna be there.” Enhanced equipment and regional procedures have made first responders more vigilant, said Independence Police Chief Shawn Butler.

“I think it just makes you more aware of what’s going on in the community (in terms of) infrastructure, power, water, “ said Butler, whose department has received such equipment as license plate readers through a Homeland Security grant. “It’s a camera-based system that continually reads license plates, looking for wanted people based on registration. It’s definitely helped us in our everyday jobs.” Fort Wright Police Chief Daniel Kreinest said his department has received grants for video systems and securing the building where he and his officers work. “You don’t want to put your employees at risk,” Kreinest added. Situational awareness has also had an effect on fire safety, said

Florence Fire Chief Marc Muench. “Firefighter deaths are down (over the past decade), from just being aware,” said Muench. Alexandria Police Chief Mike Ward said post-9/11 awareness has also helped all departments cooperate with such federal entities as the U.S. Treasury on credit card fraud and leading to a stronger relationship with law enforcement. “It’s no longer a mentality of ‘If it’s not happening in my backyard, it’s not gonna happen,’” said Ward. Most first responders agreed that 9/11 rarely comes up except in training meetings, but Butler said the biggest change has been regional sharing. “It has forced us all to work together more,” said Butler. “We can all call on each other.”

Church leaders share 9/11 messages By Amanda Joering Alley

With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, approaching, church leaders from throughout Northern Kentucky are planning the message they will share with their congregations that day. At the First Baptist Church of Highland Heights, Pastor Mark Webb said his sermon that day, which he is calling “Are You Ready?” will center around whether or not people are ready for what tomorrow may bring. “I plan to touch on the fact that tomorrow is not promised to any of us and that we have

to be ready for tomorrow and what it may bring,” Webb said. “I’ll be asking ‘Are you ready to give your life to God?’” In honor of the anniversary, the church will be playing a video in remembrance of the attacks and having moments of silence. Webb said he hopes to encourage his congregation to look at the before and after and recognize how their lives have changed since Sept. 11, 2001, and ask if people have or are ready to fulfill the promises they may have made at that time. At Union Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Kevin Milburn said he plans to share a message of hope during his service, which will include

songs, video, scripture and prayerful reflection about 9/11. Milburn said he hopes people will remember that on Sept. 11, 2001, we got a glimpse of what true heroes look like. “Those who gave their lives to save others on 9/11 and those who give there lives each day to help our world be a better and safer place are true heroes who deserve recognition and honor,” Milburn said. “I hope those who gather to worship on 9/11 will turn their hearts to Jesus, the greatest hero, who gave his life for our sins and rose again to give us eternal life through faith in him.”

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‘Rising out of the ashes’: Northern Kentucky makes plans for 9/11 monument By Melissa Stewart

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, a day that even those living more than 600 miles from the site of the World Trade Center, have not for-


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gotten. Now local residents, city council members, mayors, representatives from public service, police officers, fire firefighters and employees of the airline industry are part of the Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial Committee, volunteering their time and efforts to create a monument. “People should support this project because it’s for our history and for honoring and supporting those

impacted by this event,” said Lou Hartfiel, chairman of the Kenton Vets Memorial and Crescent Springs councilman. Plans are under way for the construction of a memorial that will be located at the Crescent Springs Community Park. The memorial will be in close proximity to

the existing Kenton County Veterans Memorial, at the corner of Buttermilk and Collins Road. Committee members are already starting to see the memorial turn into a reality. The design work is complete and a concrete base has been poured. They are now looking for financial support. Donations are tax deductible. “Our goal is to raise $150,000,” Hartfiel said. “We’re looking for the donation of services too.” Hartfiel said the response so far has been good. All the printed materials, including a sign at the site that provides information on the project and an artist’s rendering of the monument, have been donated. The concrete for the base was also donated. Plans for the memorial first started about four years ago when Jeff Wendt, fire chief for Crescent Springs and Villa Hills, put in an application for the department to receive a piece of the World Trade Center. “About 10,000 applied and only 1,044 got the steel,” Wendt said. The piece weighs about 280 pounds and is four-feetlong. “I sent in the application because I think it’s important for those who can’t go to New York to have a chance to see and touch a piece of the World Trade Center,” Wendt said. Conceptually, the memorial will include renderings of the Twin Towers and a timeline. In the shape of a pentagon at the base, the memorial will pay tribute to five groups deeply affected on that day, including firefighters, police, the airline industry, civilians and the Pentagon. The centerpiece

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Recognition prominently on one of three benches that will surround the memorial. Inclusion on marketing materials and recognition at the ground breaking, dedication and other public events when possible. Furthermore, a tree in close proximity to the memorial will be dedicated with a stone engraved with the name of the donator.

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Recognition on one of the benches that will surround the memorial. At this level, a name will be included on marketing materials and will be recognized publicly of the memorial is the IBeam from the Twin Towers that was secured from Ground Zero. Nancy Holian, of Holian Granite & Bronze, based in Florence, designed the memorial. “I have designed and built a lot of civic memorials and have created distinct monuments that have a lot of meaning,” Holian said. “I felt it was important to incorporate the Twin Towers and the piece of steel in the design.” She said that the design represents the towers “rising out of the ashes.” “The idea is to teach our youth the history of this great nation and to restore patriotism,” she said. Amy Prasinos, Crescent Springs resident and airline representative on the committee, said the fact that all groups affected are represented, even the flight crew,


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Milburn said keeping in mind that the thousands of people who left their homes the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, did not know that it would be their last day of life, he hopes people will remember that life is uncertain. “We should make the most of the time we have with family and friends because we never know when we will be with them for the last time,” Milburn said. “When we have a grip on the brevity and uncertainty of life, then we can ultimately soak up more of each and every day.” In Covington, Bishop Roger Foys will be holding a prayer service on the

anniversary at 3 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. The service, which is open to the public, is meant to be a time to remember, reflect and pray for healing, strength and peace, according to a press release sent by the Diocese of Covington. “I hope people take this invitation to prayer seriously and that they will gather to pray for peace,” Foys said in the release. “Peace is something, I have learned, that starts in the heart of each individual person.” During the service, Foys will bless a memorial featuring a piece of steel beam from the destroyed World Trade Center.

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Recognition on one of the benches that will surround the memorial. Additionally, a name will be included on all marketing material and will be recognized publicly whenever possible. Recognition will be given at the ground breaking and the dedication. First, Second and Third Responders will also be identified on a memorial plaque that will be in close proximity to the memorial.

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All contributions of any size will be accepted. For donations of $250 or more, donors will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be in close proximity to the memorial. makes the monument unique. “That means so much to me – these were my coworkers,” she said. “This (memorial) is really unique, and I think it will touch a lot of people.” Villa Hills Mayor Mike Martin said it’s also another way to honor those service men and women who give so much. “This shows our support to our service men and women and all that they’ve done for us and continue to do for us,” he said. Sgt. Greg Pohlman, with the Erlanger Police Department, can’t help but think of all the civilians this will honor. “We think about the civilians and how many lives were up rooted that day,” he said. “It changed everybody’s life. It’s very important that we don’t forget.”

Community -wide 9/11 ceremony To mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a broad coalition of religious, civic and education leaders has formed the local 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Commemoration Coalition to plan a community-wide observance. Focusing on the principles of democracy, freedom and justice for all, even in difficult times, the event theme is “9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Remembrance, Unity, Hope.” This tribute, which is free and open to the public, will be 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, with activities all day, at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave. The family-friendly event will include a series of activities and speakers including Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, Cincinnati Fire Chief Richard Braun, an interfaith children’s choir, children’s orchestra, and a multi-religious prayer. The event will recognize those who lost their lives and those who performed acts of heroism during the 9/11 tragedy, including local firefighters, police, military personnel and others. Themes of patriotism and interfaith collaboration will resound throughout the program of remembrance for those who were touched personally by the tragedy. For details, go to or email at


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Sept. 11 events planned around Northern Kentucky By Stephanie Salmons

It was the moment of a generation – Sept. 11, 2001. Ten years later, area churches, cities and organizations are honoring the anniversary. First Church of Christ in Burlington is working with 7 Hills Church and Grace Fellowship Church on a special community service called “A Time of Remem-

brance and Renewal – 10th Anniversary of 9/11” which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington. “It’s one of those things, we all remember where we were (and) who we were with,” First Church outreach pastor Brian Heckber said of the attacks. Boone County Judgeexecutive Gary Moore will participate along with other

community leaders. The event aims to honor military and first responders, recognize local government leaders and pray for the nation and those affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. “We have a great community and a great county,” Heckber said. “These guys and gals dedicated a lot of time, put their personal safety at risk to protect and serve us (and) don’t always get the honor they’re due.”

Other Sept. 11 events planned in Kenton County • Bishop Roger Foys of the Diocese of Covington will host a vespers prayer service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 12th and Madison Avenue, Covington. It will be a time to remember, reflect and pray for healing, strength and peace. During the service, Foys will bless a memorial featuring a piece of steel beam from the destroyed World Trade Center which was donated to St. Elizabeth Healthcare by the New York/New Jersey Port Authority. Following the prayer service, the steel piece will be on display at St. Elizabeth's Edgewood campus. • Nicholson Christian Church will honor first responders in the community and remember the victims and families affected by the Sept. 11 attacks at its Sept. 11 worship services, which are held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. • The Villa Hills Historical Society with support from the cities of Villa Hills and Crescent Springs will hold a memorial ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at Crescent

Springs Community Park near the Kenton County Veterans Memorial, 800 Buttermilk Pike. Villa Hills resident John Lomax of Local 12 News will emcee the event which will include guest speakers, the Erlanger Color Guard and perfomances by third-grade students from River Ridge Elementary, Villa Madonna Academy and St. Joseph School. Plans are currently under way for the construction of a Northern Kentucky 9/11 memorial that will be located at the park. • The city of Independence will hold its Sept. 11 Patriot Day Service at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Memorial Park amphitheater. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. • Thomas More College will honor the "heroes, victims and families" of the Sept. 11 attack with activities surrounding its season football opener against Hanover College on Saturday, Sept. 10. Local first responders can get free admission to the 1:30 p.m. game.Additional military tributes are planned including the presence of two ladder fire trucks and a 21 gun salute. For a full list of events visit

Virginia Lainhart, secretary of local Woodmen of the World Lodge 688, said the organization’s home office had sent an American flag featuring the names of those who lost their lives in the attack. Plans call for the flag to be flying at the Boone County Fire Memorial located at the Burlington fire station on Ky. 18 by the morning of Sept. 11, she said. “We ask that people as they go by, if they have a few minutes, stop by and give a little salute,” Lainhart said. Not only did the people in the buildings lose their lives, but people who were not in the buildings, helping those who were, she said. The Northern Kentucky Firefighters Association, comprised of more than 40 area fire departments, has marked the anniversary each year since the attack. This year a memorial service will be held at noon, Sept. 11, at the World Peace Bell in Newport. According to Newport Fire Chief Paul Uebel, the Peace Bell will chime 5-55, or the firefighter’s last call and a memorial wreath will be presented in front of

the Northern Kentucky Firefighters Memorial, a bronze statute in front of the bell. After the service ends, Uebel said a monument, incorporating a portion of a steel beam from the World Trade Center, will be unveiled. The monument will feature two granite towers that are built to scale of the World Trade Center twin towers and will feature the names of the 343 firefighters who were killed. According to Uebel, the

monument has been in progress “quite a while” and has changed designs several times. “It’s something we’re really happy with and does them justice to honor them,” he said. The anniversary of Sept. 11 is “huge,” Uebel said.

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Independence unit ready for deployment By Justin B. Duke

ly 600 soldiers based in Independence are ready to serve in Iraq. The Kentucky National


Guard's 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, which is based in Independence, is set for deployment to Iraq. The battalion is made up of about 600 soldiers, 325 of whom are from Kentucky. "About 50 percent of our unit lives within 50 miles of Independence," said Lt. Col. Tom Roach, the battalion's commander. While in Iraq, the battalion will provide signal support, logistics and maintenance for the combat aviation brigade. The deployment is scheduled to last one year, which goes beyond the Dec. 31 deadline for the removal of troops from Iraq. "If they want us somewhere other than Iraq, we'll

follow our orders," Roach said. The battalion got its original alert order in 2009, and have been eager to move to action. "We've been on alert for a long time," said Command Sgt. Tim Walton. The long wait has led to ups and downs in morale, but they spent 32 straight days training together after getting their mobilization order. "Our morale is actually soaring right now," Walton said. Before their deployment, the battalion was honored at a ceremony at the Bank of Kentucky Center on the Northern Kentucky University campus in Highland Heights.


Brian Scott Schwartz, of Independence, gets a hug from his daughter Mya. Schwartz is a member of the Kentucky National Guard’s 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, which is being deployed to Iraq. The ceremony served two purposes because it allowed the community to show the soldiers their support, but also to let the soldiers' families know there will be support while they are at home, Roach said. When soldiers are deployed, the families that

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Nicole Ziege, 14, of Piner, attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. this past summer. Ziege is a freshman at Simon Kenton High School.

Student youngest at National Young Leaders Conference By Melissa Stewart

Just at the start of her freshman year in high school Nicole Ziege, 14, of Piner, is already working hard to make a difference in the world. A testament to her leadership abilities and go-for-it nature, the Simon Kenton freshmen spent nine days of her summer at The National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC). “It was one of the greatest experiences of my life,� Nicole said. “It was just amazing. I enjoyed learning new things about the government, meeting new people, and learning more about myself. I’m a better person for it.� NYLC gives high-achieving high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a greater understanding of their roles in democracy and the responsibilities of leadership. As these students meet with the men and women who shape laws and policies, they gain an inside perspective on key issues. Nicole, just 13 at the time of her trip to Washington, D.C. for the conference, was the youngest member of the group of 349 students from across the country. Nominations are typically extended to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Rod Pierce, Nicole’s eighthgrade English teacher at Twenhofel Middle School nominated her for the conference. “Once the initial forms were sent in, it is up to the selection committee to choose the students. It does not surprise me that Nicole made it through the process,� Pierce said. “Nicole is an immensely talented young lady. She is amazing at vocal music, she is talented in drama, she is a mature writer, and she is just a

nice person.� At the conference, Nicole participated in workshops that involved the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. She received college credit from George Mason University for attending the conference. And she even met with Congressman Geoff Davis. “He was very nice,� Nicole said. “At first it was a little intimidating meeting him and being at the place where all the representatives and congressmen work. Wow, it’s an experience I won’t forget.� It’s also an experience that inspired her to take action and start her own charitable organization, Dollars for Dogs, to raise funds for the Kenton County Animal Shelter. She’s still pounding out the details, but hopes to have things up and running soon. “It’s because of the conference that I started Dollars for Dogs,� she said. “I now have a clear picture of how the world works and how I can make the world a better place. The world is always needing something and no matter how young you are you can do something.� Nicole spends her spare time participating in student council and drama club at Simon Kenton. She’s also got an ear for politics. “I like politics because I like stating my opinion,� she said. “I have an opinion on everything and I’m the kind of person who has to share it. I want to be a lawyer or be in politics some day.� Her parents Jim and Kimberly Ziege are very proud. “It took a lot of courage for her to go to D.C. by herself, not knowing anybody, and be with all kinds of different people and relate to them,� Kimberly said. “It was an awesome opportunity for her. We are proud that she was recommended.�

The Gateway Community and Technical College cosmetology department is open for business. Based on Gateway’s Park Hills/Covington campus, the cosmetology department offers discounted prices on haircuts, hair coloring, manicures and other services. “Everything you would expect from a beauty salon, only at a discounted price,� said Paula Brown, an instructor for the program for seven years. Gateway’s prices usually work out to about half of what a salon would charge, Brown said. The department has offered the service for a long time, but things have been especially busy lately. “We just came back for the fall semester,� Brown said. While the program offers discounted prices, the curriculum ensures clients get experienced students doing the work, she said. Before students can work with a client, they must have 450 clocked hours in book work and working with mannequins.


Gateway cosmetology students Teasa Johnson, left, and Anna Heck team up to give a haircut. “We look for the students to gradually progress,� Brown said. Overall the program requires 1,800 clocked hours, which typically takes about two years. This means many of the students who are providing services at Gateway will be performing the same services at salon prices in just a few months, Brown said.

For information about the Gateway cosmetology program or to make an appointment call 859442-1190. All services are done at the Park Hills/Covington Campus located at 1025 Amsterdam Road in Covington. For more about your community, visit

Field house dedicated to football founders By Patricia A. Scheyer Contributor

The giant field house at Simon Kenton High School in Independence is open and being used by the sports teams at the high school, but the actual dedication of the facility will be at 6:45 p.m, before the Homecoming football game Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. The facility will be dedicated to Leonard (Junior) and Betty Sue Cook, and Randall and Patsy Wagner, two couples who started the football program at the school and have been involved with the sports programs and the school for years. “This field house gives our students a state-of-the-art practice facility and locker rooms,� said Simon Kenton Principal Martha Setters. “Bad weather does not prevent practices. It helps them prepare for numerous sporting events. There is an indoor turf practice field, two weight room areas, locker rooms, coaches offices, and restrooms. The Cooks and the Wagners were instrumental in starting the football program at Simon Kenton, and have been lifetime supporters of all sports here at the school.�

The field house opened last August, but the decision was made by the alumni association and the site based committee and approved by the principal and the board of education to dedicate it to the two couples. Randall Wagner is a 1945 graduate of Simon Kenton and Patsy was an elementary teacher in Kenton County. Betty Sue Cook was a Simon Kenton cheerleader and worked for the board of education for 53 years, while Junior came from Walton and became a supporter of Simon Kenton. Both couples had three sons apiece, and all six played a sport at Simon Kenton. In 1966 both couples got together and took out a loan with their private residences as collateral to start the football program at Simon Kenton. “They also started the Boosters a couple years earlier, and they sold all the concessions you could think of to get money to pay off their loan,� said Jeff Marksberry, athletic director at Simon Kenton. “Randall subscribes to many newspapers, and whenever he sees a story about any student at Simon Kenton, he clips it, puts it in an envelope with the student’s name on it, and sends it to the

school. “Betty Sue and Junior’s son, Jeffrey, was the first quarterback for the new football team. These are unbelievable people, and everybody around here knows them. Their commitment to this school is as deep as the foundation walls.� “My grandma used to say she washed more uniforms than anyone in Kenton County,� said Jeremy Cook, grandson of Betty Sue and Junior. “Tons of kids know who these four people are. Everybody knows my grandma hollers all through the game.� Randall and Patsy Wagner are proud of their sons, just like the Cooks, and proud of being part of Simon Kenton. “I couldn’t believe it – I was shocked when I heard they were dedicating the building to all of us,� said Wagner. “Probably when I see our names up there, it will bring me to tears. I never thought the school would do something like that for us.� The two couples are all in their early 80s, and will serve as grand marshals in the Homecoming Parade before the game. For more about your community, visit

Piner Elementary School wins wireless lab By Melissa Stewart

Piner Elementary’s lucky win launches students into the realm of 21st century learning. The school is one of three nationwide grand prize winners of the Discovery Education/CDWG Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. Discovery Education Discovery Education is a provider of curriculum-based digital content, professional development and assessment resources. “We were speechless when we

got the call,� Principal Christi Jefferds said. They will receive a mobile wireless tablet computer lab, an interactive whiteboard with a projector and document camera, a student response system, a digital camera, two wireless access points, and a printer, as well as a $5,000 professional development package. The total value of the prize is approximately $50,000. “The result is that we will have a cart with 25 notebook computers for teachers to check out of the

library and take to their classroom to use for instruction,� Jefferds said. “This will give our students more access to technology which is important for getting our students ready for the future. Many use technology in their free time, so it’s only natural they should use it as part of their learning. Technology is engaging and helps students to learn on a different level.� Piner was chosen from more than 700,000 entries largely due to secretary Trina Mardis’ persistence, according to Jefferds.

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Bluegrass legend coming to Richwood By Stephanie Salmons

RICHWOOD - Bluegrass musician Dr. Ralph Stanley is a “legend in the business,” Richwood Opry promoter Gary Strong said. Now, residents can can see a legend live in concert. Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Opry, 10915 Dixie Highway (in the Journey building next to the Richwood Flea Market) and will appear with Stanley’s grandson Nathan Stanley. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets cost $25. There is no reserved seating. According to Stanley’s website, he and his older brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers duo in

1946 and traveled together for 20 years. Their catalog includes songs such as “Angel Stanley Band” and “Man of Constant Sorrow.” Stanley received his first Grammy Award for best male country vocal performance in 2002 for his rendition of “O Death” featured in the movie and included on the soundtrack for “O Brother Where Art Thou.” Strong has known the bluegrass legend personally since the 1970s. “His agent saw where people were playing the Opry and she called and asked if I’d be interested in having Ralph down,”

Strong said. “I said ‘who wouldn’t be.’” After that, things came together pretty quickly, he said. The Opry has already hosted some of the “major acts in the bluegrass business,” Strong said. The family-oriented venue, which opened in April and doesn’t allow drinking or smoking, has “some of the best entertainment in the country,” Strong said. “No matter what it is – country, bluegrass, rock and roll. Whatever it is, we try to get the best entertainment we could possibly bring in.” Stanley is probably the biggest act they’ve booked so far because of the movie status, Strong said, but they’ve had other award winning acts like Doyle

Lawson and Quicksilver, and IIIrd Tyme Out. The Opry gives people a chance to see entertainment without having to travel far, Strong said. “They can come locally and see some of the best acts in the country at a very reasonable price,” he said. Strong said with Stanley’s show, he figures they’ll “pack the place out.” Those interested in attending should purchase their tickets early and arrive early. “I think it’s going to be really big,” Strong said. “It may be the biggest one we’ll ever have. You never know. He’s a great talent. He’s an icon. You can’t say enough about him.” For more information call 859-474-0554 or visit.ww

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• Holy Cross beat Scott 177-181 in boys golf Aug. 30. Tim Goss picked up another medalist honor for Scott. • Beechwood beat Brossart in a 179-180 thriller. Quinn Sesher was medalist with a 39.


• Dixie Heights beat Bishop Brossart 26-24, 25-13 to hand Brossart its first loss of the season against eight wins.


• Simon Kenton beat St. Henry 1-0 in girls soccer Aug. 30, knocking off the defending state champions. Aris Kuntz scored SK’s winning goal. Natalie Meyer posted the shutout. • Covington Catholic improved to 6-0 with a similar 6-0 win at Campbell County. Evan Talkers scored twice. CovCath is No. 1 in the state coaches poll. Cov Cath’s next home game is Sept. 8 against Cooper. • St. Henry won the regional championship in the girls soccer All “A” Classic Sept. 3. St. Henry beat Newport Central Catholic 4-0 to improve to 6-2 for the year. St. Henry will be in the All “A” state cup Sept. 17-18. Against NewCath, Libby Leedom had two goals. Catie Garcia and Madison Foley scored once each. Liz Vagedes and Morgan Potts combined for the shutout. • Notre Dame went 1-2 in a tourney in Zionsville, Ind. Sept. 2-3. NDA is 7-2 after beating Cincinnati St. Ursula, ranked 12th in one national poll, Aug. 29.

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No cupcakes on CovCath football schedule By Adam Turer

Week two football scores

COVINGTON – There are no cupcakes on Covington Catholic’s football schedule. The Colonels have been and will continue to be tested early and often. If you think they risk looking ahead to one of their marquee matchups, think again. Despite games on the horizon against defending state semifinalist Beechwood and defending state champion Highlands, Cov Cath is completely focused on its Week Four matchup with undefeated Boone County. “We have a tough oneweek stretch, and there are no stretches longer than that,” Colonels head coach Dave Wirth said. The Colonels suffered their first setback of the season on Sept. 3, falling at home 41-10 to Cincinnati La Salle. It was a strange game, and one the Colonels are happy to have behind them. The game was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Wooten Field, but was moved to 10 a.m. in anticipation of the day’s dangerously high temperatures. By halftime, the heat index had reached 106 degrees, leading officials to postpone the game. Because the archdiocese rules prohibit the schools from playing on Sunday mornings, and because the field is not equipped with lights for night games, the teams were unable to finish the game over the weekend. Neither Wirth nor La Salle’s Tom Grippa wanted to complete the game on Monday, with their next games scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9. The only option available

Conner 41, Holy Cross 20


Scott senior Justin Hoskins stretches for a touchdown Sept. 2. Scott beat Taylor 39-7 at Scott High School in Taylor Mill, Ky. was to call the game after one half of play. “That was pretty bizarre,” said Wirth of the abbreviated game. “In 16 years of coaching, I’ve never seen anything like that.” Two of the most explosive offenses in the Tristate lived up to their billings in the first quarter and it looked like the border battle would turn into a shootout. La Salle led 14-10 after one quarter, but blew the game open in the second frame. Keyed by big plays on defense and special teams, the Lancers outscored the Colonels 27-0 in the second quarter. The CovCath offense, led by junior quarterback Blake Bir, continued to perform well. Bir completed 11 of 18 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception that set up a LaSalle score. Through the Colonels’ first two and a half games, Bir has passed for 715 yards and eight touchdowns. “I can count on one hand

the bad decisions he’s made,” said Wirth of his quarterback. “He’s been playing real well.” Sophomore linebacker Sam Burchell and senior noseguard Ben Maile have led the defense. Wirth called Burchell an “absolute beast” and Maile “nearly unblockable,” and said both defenders have been pleasant surprises at this point in the season. The defense has given up a lot of points and yards in the past two weeks and will be tested again by Boone County. The Rebels are traditionally a power running team, but this year have a quarterback capable of stretching the field with his arm. The entire team was disappointed in the outcome of the La Salle game. The loss was compounded by the fact that the Colonels could not even attempt a second-half comeback. Cov Cath takes that bad feeling into Week Four. They take on Boone County at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

The Indians (2-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but could not contain Conner running back Drew Barker. Barker rushed for five touchdowns to lead the Cougars (1-1) to the come-frombehind win. Quarterback Kyle Fuller passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Holy Cross. Conner outscored the Indians 27-6 in the second half, including Barker’s final two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Next game: Holy Cross plays at Beechwood at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

Carroll County 27, Ludlow 18

Ludlow (0-3) started strong, marching down the field on their first possession to take a 6-0 lead, capped by running back Josh Martin’s 14-yard touchdown run. After Carroll County responded to tie the game, Martin put Ludlow back on top with his second rushing score of the game. Ludlow took a 12-6 lead into halftime, but turnovers and special teams play helped Carroll County take control in this battle of Panthers. In the second half, Carroll County took a 27-12 lead thanks to an interception which led to a scoring drive and a punt return for a touchdown. Martin led Ludlow with 145 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Quarterback Mitchell Cody added Ludlow’s last touchdown run. Next game: Ludlow has a bye Sept. 9, but returns to play Bethlehem at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at home.

Beechwood 21, Holmes 13

The Holmes defense did its best to keep Beechwood’s offense in check, but the Bulldogs could not muster enough offense to spring the upset.

Holmes (1-1) jumped out to the early lead on a 82-yard fumble return by Jamel Cutright. Beechwood’s Cameron Vocke took the ensuing kickoff 83 yards and scored from two yards out on the next play. Vocke added another touchdown run in the first quarter to put Beechwood (2-0) on top, 14-7. Max Nussbaum added another touchdown for the Tigers in the third quarter, but Holmes refused to give in. Greg Clemons returned a fumble 67 yards for a score to cut the deficit to 21-13, but Beechwood held on for the win. The Bulldogs forced six Tigers turnovers, taking two of them to the house for scores. Beechwood’s defense also rose to the challenge, holding Holmes under 100 yards of total offense and pitching a shutout. Next games: Beechwood hosts Holy Cross at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8. Holmes welcomes Simon Kenton at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9.

Scott 39, Taylor 7

Brandon Stamper started the game with a bang, returning the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles (1-1) had little trouble holding on after that. Stamper added a touchdown reception and fullback Justin Hoskins rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries. Quarterback Joey Heeb passed for 121 yards and a score, as the Eagles used a balance attack to overwhelm Taylor (0-2). The Eagles were able to post the impressive win without relying on their do-it-all back Ryan Sowder, which should give the team confidence heading into Week Four. Next game: Scott travels to Newport at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9. Simon Kenton had a bye in Week Three and plays at Holmes on Friday, Sept. 9.

Healthy Julian leads Indians into All ‘A’ By James Weber

Where are they now?

• University of Kentucky baseball standout Luke Maile has been honored as one of the top prospects by Perfect Game USA. Maile was ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the Perfect Game League. Maile opened his summer in the Cape Cod League, before moving over to the Amsterdam Mohawks in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Through his 26 starts in the PG League, Maile hit .378 (34for-90) with seven doubles, eight homers and 25 RBI, posting a 20-18 walk-strikeout ratio and a 1.231 OPS (onbase + slugging). • Covington Catholic graduate Josh Bleser was the starting punter for Louisville during its 21-6 win over Murray State Sept. 1 to open the football season. Bleser averaged 35 yards on five punts, but on three of those punts he was working with a short field and had the punt downed inside the 20yard line. • Simon Kenton standout Miles Simpson made his college debut at UK. The redshirt freshman got playing time during its win at Western Kentucky.

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Holy Cross’ Elizabeth Ehlman (left) and Georgia Childers go for the block during the Scott September Slam volleyball tourney, which took place Sept. 3. Ten teams participated. HC finished third in the tourney.

COVINGTON – The volleyball season in Kentucky features a multitude of tournaments with potential for trophies, champions and momentum boosts. The Holy Cross High School Indians have had good experience in tourneys this year, and now they have their eyes on a title they didn’t claim last season. Holy Cross will hunt for the All “A” Classic state title Sept. 10 in Paducah. The Indians were runnerup last year. “We finished second last year, so we’re hoping to bring it home this year,” senior outside hitter Jayden Julian said. “If we play well, we’ll be a contender.” The tourney is in a pool-play format. Holy Cross (9-2) will play Whitefield Academy, Whitesville Trinity and Lexington Christian early in the day starting at 8 a.m., with a single-elimination bracket following at 3:30 p.m. Julian is enjoying her senior year as one of the best hitters in Northern Kentucky and a Division I college prospect. She is enjoying getting to play, period, after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee last November in a bas-

ketball scrimmage. The surgery scar is barely noticeable and Julian does not have to wear a brace. She said she is basically at full strength. “It doesn’t hurt at all. No problems,” she said. “Everything is great.” “She worked really hard in rehab,” HC head coach Becky Houston said. “I think it’s amazing to come back from an ACL injury and do that well on the volleyball court. She’s a true leader on the team because the girls want to play hard for her.” HC went 4-1 in its most recent tournament, the Scott September Slam at Scott High School. The Indians beat Scott for third place in the tourney Sept. 3, the first time Julian and the other seniors have beaten the Eagles. That was after a tough loss to HC’s Louisville namesake, who won the tournament title. Louisville Holy Cross has beaten many of Louisville’s top teams this season, including recent state champs Mercy and Sacred Heart. Against the Indians, the Cougars came back from a 23-16 deficit in the first set and won in two. “I thought we did really well, especially against Louisville Holy Cross,” Julian said. “It shows that we can compete with the higherlevel teams. Our service and pass-

ing are fantastic and we’re playing really well as a team. We don’t have a lot of height but we’re playing very smart and doing a great job even with the teams that do have the height. ” The Indians are off to the fine start with four returning starters. The secondary weapon to Julian is sophomore Georgia Childers, a 6foot-1 middle blocker who is already drawing interest from Division I schools. Childers is the main target for kill attempts when Julian is aligned in the back row and not allowed to hit from the net. Childers is also adept at her primary job of blocking the other team’s attempts. “She gets more excited on a block than a kill, and that’s a true middle blocker,” Houston said. “She’s going to be an animal by the time she gets to be a senior.” Junior Megan Krumpelman is the Indians’ starting setter and made the all-tournament team at the Scott event. Senior Stefanie Sinclair is the other setter and has helped out Krumpelman a lot, Houston said. Leah Volpenhein and Abbey Tally are other seniors. Houston didn’t schedule any matches between the Scott and All “A” state tourneys and the Indians will return home to face Highlands Sept. 13.

Country For A Cause concert at Freedom Sept. 9 The Home of the Florence Freedom will host Country For A Cause, a benefit concert for two local victims of the Indiana State Faire stage collapse, featur-

ing future country music stars on Friday, Sept. 9. Shannon and Jade Walcott of Erlanger were injured in the stage collapse Aug. 13 in Indianapolis that

killed seven people. Both mother and daughter remain hospitalized in Indianapolis. On Sept. 9, The Home of the Florence Freedom will

host multiple acts on the main stage near second base. The benefit will also feature a silent auction, split the pot and other activities. Tickets start at $10, but

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PARK HILLS – The Notre Dame Academy volleyball team always has a brutally tough schedule year in and year out, testing itself against the best and brightest from Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere. Sometimes the Pandas will take several losses against those top competitors. For instance, the Pandas had 10 losses last year on their way to the Ninth Region final. This year, however, there is still a goose egg in the loss column as the Pandas are off to one of their best starts ever. The latest win was possibly the most impressive of the year, as the Pandas (70) beat Cincinnati Ursuline in three sets, 25-23, 25-13, 25-22 (Kentucky matches are best-of-three sets, but the teams agreed to play best-of-five). Ursuline had gone 84-2 the previous three years, making the final four of the Ohio Division I playoffs each of those seasons and winning it all in 2009. Although UA lost nine sen-

on the cake. I think we did a lot of things really well, and I still see a lot of room for improvement, so I’m excited about the rest of the season.” One key factor was sophomore setter Elly Ogle, who served during an eightpoint run in the first set, served on two key points later in the set, then served on match point in the third set. A third-year starter at setter, and second at NDA after coming over from Beechwood, Ogle has grown to 5-foot-11 since transferring. Her height and experience gives the Pandas an advantage at her position. “Playing with these girls and going to the tournaments have really seasoned her,” Lanham said. NDA has an experienced group of six seniors in Emily Schmahl, Carley Jones, Lindsay Hartmann, Shelby Reid, Katie Glassmeyer and Kristen Schellhaas. Most of them have played together in club volleyball or at St. Pius. Schmahl, a starter at outside hitter since her freshman year, was the conference player of the year last

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TMC Saints football looks for 4-peat MSJ football sees By Adam Turer

CRESTVIEW HILLS – The Thomas More Saints return 16 starters in their quest to repeat as Presidents’ Athletic Conference champions for the fourth straight season. The Saints have not lost a regular season contest since Nov. 8, 2008. This season, Thomas More will have even more motivation to continue its streak, as the Saints honor a fallen member of their family. Tony Merk sadly lost his battle with medulloblastoma July 4. The 6-year-old was adopted by the Saints as an honorary team captain prior to the 2010 season. He was often on the sideline, wearing his No. 7 Saints jersey. “We adopted Tony about a year and a half ago,” TMC head coach Jim Hilvert said. “He and his family have been motivating to our team.” The Saints will enter 2011 with heavy hearts, but plan to honor Tony the way they always have: By winning. Thomas More players will wear “TONY” decals on their helmets and have dedicated the 2011 season to the Merk family. Several players and coaches attended Tony’s funeral service. “It was an eye-opener for us,” Hilvert said. “Tony’s family members are heroes to us. Our guys understand how important Tony was and is to us.” Thomas More enters the season ranked No. 11 in the

The Saints have not lost a regular season contest since Nov. 8, 2008. top 25. PAC coaches picked the Saints to four-peat as conference champs. An explosive offense and athletic defense should help the Saints reach, and possibly exceed, these lofty preseason expectations. Junior Rob Kues (NewCath) enters his second season as starting quarterback. The coaching staff has expanded the playbook for Kues and the talented playmakers surrounding him. The Saints feature three talented running backs in senior captain Kendall Owens (LaSalle) and sophomores Domonique Hayden and Adam Rauch. Owens and Rauch are also receiving threats out of the backfield or the slot. “We are very, very excited about our offense this year,” Hilvert said. The skill players benefit from four returning starters on the offensive line, led by junior captain Jeremy Hoop (Glen Este). The pressure will be on Kues to take advantage of the protection in front of him and the athletic weapons around him. “He feels more comfortable in the offense,” Hilvert said. “We expect big things from him this year.” The defense will be based on athleticism and is eager to prove that the 62point loss their last time out was a fluke.

Defensive end John French leads the front line. Jake Smith (NewCath) is expected to have a breakout year at defensive tackle. The linebackers are led by junior captain Nick Gramke (Elder) in the middle. The secondary is led by junior safety Zach Autenrieb (Elder) and senior cornerback Antonio Booker. Their intelligence fuels the Saints’ defense and allows them to be aggressive. “They are both very smart,” said Hilvert of the two captains. “Having Antonio is like having a coach on the field.” All-conference punter Aaron Walter (LaSalle) gives the Saints a special teams advantage. “He is a big-time difference maker for us,” Hilvert said. “He definitely changes games with field position.” The Saints have not lost a PAC game since Hilvert’s first season, in 2007. Thomas More has won a playoff game each of the past two seasons, but the program is eager to take the next step and advance past the Division III round of 16. Last season ended with a 69-7 loss to Mary Hardin-Baylor and left a bad taste in the Saints’ mouths. “The playoffs were a very humbling experience for us,” Hilvert said. “Our guys now know what it takes to be a top-five team in the country.” Thomas More opens the 2011 season at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at home against Hanover.

changes for 2011-12 By Adam Turer

Which College of Mount St. Joseph football team is going to show up in 2011? From 2004-2006, the Lions won three straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference titles, and earned an at-large berth into the Division III playoffs in 2007. A disappointing 55 season followed in 2008. The Lions bounced back to win the HCAC in 2009, but followed that with another .500 season in 2010. “We were very disappointed in last year,” head coach Rod Huber said. “We had to make some changes in the offseason.” Those changes included turnover in the coaching staff and on the roster. Huber enters his 12th season as MSJ’s head coach, and will be taking over defensive coordinator duties for the third different time. He brought back former Lions head coach Ron Corradini to serve as his codefensive coordinator. It helps that Huber has faith in assistant head coach

and offensive coordinator Vince Suriano to take care of the other side of the ball. The Lions will put eight men in the box and bring pressure to stop the run, while playing a heavy zone in the back. The defensive line is led by Brett Hambrick (Elder), Adam Bigelow (Anderson), and Rob Fox (Colerain). Linebackers Tyler Hopperton (Simon Kenton) and Jay Dolak will try to improve on last season. The secondary is led by senior strong safety Derek Termuhlen (Milford. Six quarterbacks enter camp competing for the starting role. Running back James Clay will carry the load early and often. Center Rob Bowman (New Richmond) and tackles Kory Bailey (Beechwood) and Joe Noble (Colerain) provide senior leadership on the offensive line. The Lions opened the season Sept. 3 with a 26-16 win at Wilmington. They will play Thomas More College (JV) at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at TMC.

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Yard therapy

Retired dentist William Graue of Villa Hills works in some “yard therapy” on Aug. 25. Graue cut 600 blooms from this Rhododendron bush he planted shortly after he moved into his house on Carpenter’s Trace in 1984. Removing the blooms ensures it will flower again next year. After moving the bush three times, Graue has finally found the perfect place for it to thrive – in the nook of his house, protected from winter winds.

The beginning of a new era for Kentucky public schools Dave Adkisson, Terry Holliday, Robert King and Phillip Rogers Community Recorder guest columnists

1990 with the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). We’ve seen improvement in our public schools since 1990, particularly at the early grade levels. We’ve maintained momentum and support through tough

times. We needed a recharge, though, and we got it with the 2009 passage of legislation mandating new academic standards, a new testing system, improved college/career readiness, enhanced teacher preparation and more. The law requires collaboration among P12, higher education and teacher preparation agencies to ensure students and their schools get the resources they need. The ultimate goal is for every child to graduate from high school prepared for college and/or career. With this preparation, our youngest citizens will be productive, and Kentucky’s economy will improve. Why is this important to all Kentuckians? Because we are now educating the future workers, earners and leaders of our state, and we’ll all pay a painful price if we fail to prepare them well. Parents, employers and community members can help simply by becoming informed – learn about the new academic standards, pay attention when school test scores are released and support teachers and administrators as they navigate through the upcoming school year. Most important, Kentucky’s children need our help and support. Communities must rally around their schools to ensure they have what they need to succeed. We challenge every Kentuckian to focus on what’s important this school year: making sure that our children are able to move from one grade to another and then out of high school ready to succeed no matter what path they choose toward adulthood. The bottom line is clear – Kentucky’s future is at stake. Dave Adkisson is the president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Terry Holliday is Kentucky Commissioner of Education. Robert King is president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Phillip Rogers is executive director of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

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This year’s back-to-school season marks the beginning of a new era for Kentucky’s public education system that offers great promise for moving our state forward. Kentucky’s teachers and students will have their first experience this fall with new academic standards that are designed to significantly improve students’ preparation for college and the workplace. Kentucky was the first state to adopt these new learning measures – known here as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards – and nearly every state in the nation has followed suit. Testing on the new standards will begin next spring to determine how much progress we’re making toward creating top-flight schools that educate students to become successful students and productive workers. These developments are of great importance to every Kentuckian because of the impact they will have on three interrelated aspects of our lives: education, employment and the economy. Here is a sobering statistic. In Kentucky’s public schools today, there are 50,000 eighth-grade students. If we don’t make changes, only 17,000 of these students will be ready for college and/or career by the time they graduate from high school. In addition, more than 6,000 of those 50,000 could drop out before they even graduate. Those figures are very disturbing. Adding up the number of students not ready to succeed after high school and the number of potential dropouts shows that we are falling short in engaging and preparing nearly half of our high school students. What does this mean for the state’s employment and economy? It means decreased tax revenue as a result of an unskilled labor force. It means higher public assistance expenditures, higher rates of incarceration and a dampening of state competitiveness when prospective employers look for areas in which to locate. It means a $10,000 gap in the average yearly salary of a high school graduate compared to that of a dropout. And the earnings gap is just as pronounced at other levels, according to the U.S. Census. A high school graduate earns $8,000 less a year than someone holding an associate’s degree and a substantial $27,000 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree. Still, there are reasons to be optimistic. Kentucky has embarked on an ambitious plan that began in



The first casualties in Obama’s war on fossil fuels will be Kentucky workers identified five With the economy showing aimed at coaltepid growth, a job scene characfired power terized by intractably high unemplants for the ployment and global financial purpose of markets see-sawing daily, one reducing emiswould think that President Obama sions. Kentucky, would be pulling out all the stops which generates to get business humming again. the vast majoriIn fact, his administration’s State Sen. ty of its electricpolicies - including the most Damon ity from coalrecent attempt to increase taxes Thayer burning plants, and borrowing in debt-ceiling enjoys negotiations - are doing little to Community also some of the get the economy going. RememRecorder lowest retail ber when Vice President Joe Biden guest rates in the announced the “Summer of Recovery” in June 2010? We’re columnist country. Now imagine the still waiting. But nowhere are the Obama effect on Kentucky families, busiadministration’s policies so poten- nesses and local government if tially lethal to our economic the EPA is allowed to run prospects - and especially so in roughshod over key industries Kentucky - as in the energy sec- here. In the wake of new EPA director. Here, the president and his supporters in Congress have tives aimed at coal-fired electricity mounted a two-pronged cam- plants, Duke Energy announced paign to increase taxes on energy that it would shutter, among othproducers while turning the Envi- ers, a plant in Hamilton County, ronmental Protection Agency Ohio, which provides electricity to loose on the coal industry in a Kentucky. The reason is that the Charlotte, N.C.-based breathtaking show utility said it would of regulatory overDoes the EPA cost too much to reach. upgrade that plant to With its hopes understand that comply with the new for cap-and-trade Kentucky’s coal EPA standards. dashed by the Duke can easily results of the industry paid $271 buy electricity on the November 2010 million in state wholesale market elections, the White and resell it to cusHouse is now severance taxes in tomers, but what advancing a “cap- 2009-2010, and that and-trade by other almost $100 million of about the lost jobs at the shuttered power means” campaign plant and tax revthrough its execu- this revenue was enue that would have tive and regulatory returned to coalto local powers. For Kenproducing counties for flowed schools and governtucky workers, this ment units? Rep. Jean “strangulation by economic (R-Ohio) r e g u l a t i o n ” development projects? Schmidt was told that the approach on the fosclosing of the power sil fuel industry plant would cost one Ohio school could prove disastrous. Remember, we have a presi- district $2 million in revenue. “The people who end up paydent who on the 2008 campaign trail vowed that an “aggressive” ing for the revenue lost because of cap-and-trade program would the EPA’s regulations will be the make it so costly to build a coal- students whose schools are not as fired plant that it would “bank- well equipped as they should be, rupt” the builders. He has the teachers who lose jobs or are described fossil fuels as “yester- not paid what they deserve, and day’s energy” and is pushing to the parents who have to dig deepraise taxes on America’s largest er into their pockets to cover tax gas and oil producers in a politi- increases that these localities cally-motivated campaign that could be prompted to seek,” labels legitimate tax deductions - Schmidt said. The Atlanta-based Southern broadly used by a numerous Co. recently announced that EPA industries - as “subsidies.” The EPA is currently preparing regulations would force it to either more than two dozen major regu- shut or convert to natural gas lations for implementation. The about 40 percent of its coal-fired U.S. Chamber of Commerce has plant capacity. To comply with

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First responders deserve recognition, thanks for their work, dedication A few years ago I participated in a ceremony at the Burlington Fire Department commemorating the loss of several firefighters on Sept. 11. Like many times before, I was struck by the commitment that our first responders have for service to our community. These professionals willingly do things that others wouldn’t dream of. And they simply call it work. First responders can be firefighters, law enforcement, EMTs, or paramedics. They are also fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters. Some may even have grandchildren. Many times I’ve learned they

Judgeexecutive Gary Moore Community Recorder guest columnist

do what they do because it’s in their blood. Their father was a cop. Their mother was an EMT. Others may not have grown up with first responders in their family but simply felt the call to service. And we are a safer community because of them. First responders give

much of their lives to help others. They sacrifice time away from their own families to help preserve someone else’s. And they do this because they wouldn’t want to live any other way. It’s just what they do. As we remember the events that unfolded on September 11th, I ask that you take a moment to thank a fire fighter, police officer, sheriff’s deputy, EMT, paramedic, dispatchers or emergency management personnel who has had an impact on your life. They deserve our recognition and thanks. Gary W. Moore is judge-executive of Boone County.

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Recorder readers share 9/11 memories Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. The Recorder asked readers to share memories of the day and thoughts about the 10 years since. Here are essays written by our readers:

A new beginning By Michele Ehrman

tour guide, Matt, stopped us in a grassy area. He then started to tell us a story about a statue that was between Tower 1 and Tower 2 when they fell. At that moment, he pointed to a brassy looking ball that kind of look liked a globe that had been in a fight. “That statue is what you see behind me.” I’m getting chills as I type this. He continued to say, “When the smoke cleared the statue was still standing.” We then proceeded to get on our tour bus, knowing that we were headed to see Ground Zero, but because I had never been to New York City before I had no idea where we were and how far away it was. He told our bus driver to pull over to the right up by a particular building. Once the bus stopped, Matt said, “If you look out the window on the left, you will see where the World Trade Center used to be.” He then went on to tell us about where he was that day and how absolutely terrifying it was for him. Not really knowing the kids’ ages, he proceeded to ask them, “How much do you all remember about that day.” I replied with tears in my eyes, as I have right now while I type, “They were 5 years old.” We stayed a little bit longer, just long enough to get some pictures and have a moment of silence, then we made our way to the 911 Memorial where there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. We saw St. Paul’s Church, which would eventually be “Ground Zero for Ground Zero,” where all the rescue personnel slept and ate. We saw St. Paul’s Cemetery, literally within walking distance from where the Towers stood, that wasn’t even touched when they fell. We also saw all the mementos, signs, pictures and poems that were left behind for the victims and their families. This was our last stop on our tour of New York City, and while I was on a bus with about 36 14year-olds and a bunch of women, you could have heard a pin drop for hours on our drive home. Dawn Immordino is a Union resident.

I know every proud mother has a story about their child’s birth, but mine happened to begin on September 11, 2001, in the cabin of an aircraft approximately 12,000 feet above North Carolina. Soon after takeoff, the Captain called me on the interphone above my Flight Attendant seat. My large belly and I were still comfortably strapped in. Being seven months pregnant, I waited until all the bumps were gone from takeoff before attempting cabin service. The Captain abruptly but calmly PROVIDED told me we would be heading back to the Raleigh-Durham airport and landing there. That was the extent of the explanation and then he Jeff Brown of Villa Hills shared a photo of the Pentagon Memorial, a tribute to the 184 men and women who lost their lives, killed both in the repeated the same to the passen- building and on American Airlines Flight 77 in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Brown visited the memorial last fall. gers over the PA. Kentucky...and went immediately But that’s what I’ll remember more hateful or “terrorized.” We We got off the plane and went into labor! that day. Everyone reaching out to have hope. We have experienced directly to the hotel as instructed. My baby boy was born two loved ones in a confusing time. and witnessed the triumph of The hotel lobby was packed with months early but had already Why don’t we reach out every- love. people staring at the big screen been through a lot in his short life. day? I think Sept 11th made me Keri Stevens is a Verona resident. TVs watching the events unfold. I He was large by premature stan- really understand to not take famwas seeing all the bits and pieces dards and had no major problems ily for granted. A solemn visit but not understanding the full other than lack of baby clothes in Sally Hunt is a Burlington resident impact of what was happening. I his size and warding off too many to Ground Zero stayed in the lobby all day. I could adoring family members. Those By Dawn Immordino The triumph of love not believe the world could let this are problems I could handle. Ten years ago, on Sept. 11th, I happen. Two planes crashed into Michele Ehrman is a Southgate By Keri Stevens was a 31-year-old, stay-at-home major American landmarks. Why I stood in front of my TV with resident mom to two beautiful daughters, did these people want to kill us? my infant on my hip and my ages 3 and 5. I remember that day Why did they hate us? How was I phone in my hand. like it was yesterday. My oldest going to get home? How could I Be close to loved ones “My sister’s on a plane to had just started kindergarten at bring my baby into this? It made By Sally Hunt Boston,” my friend Laura Little Red School House in my heart hurt. I was working in an HR Dept a said, her voice tight and Hebron, so we had taken her I was stranded in Raleigh- the time in Hebron. The morning shaky. “We can’t get through to school that morning as Durham for three more was chugging along to her. The phone’s not workusual. days. I cried on the slowly like an average ing.” I remember when I got the phone to everyone I I could not “I’m sure the phones are day. call from my cousin, during know: my husband, believe the world Some of the hourly overloaded right now,” I told Lindsee’s nap time. my mother, my superfloor employees came her, even though I “A plane just flew visor, the night clerk. I could let this into the office around 9 wasn’t sure of anyinto the World begged my supervisor happen. Two o’clock and told us to thing. “I’m sure she Trade Center,” she to get me home! All come in the breakroom. wasn’t on that plane. planes crashed said. My reply was ‘I miss you daddy’ the cars were rented There was something Just be patient. You’ll the same as a lot of By Janet Phifer out. Planes were not into major on TV we needed to see. hear from her,” I people, I’m sure, yet allowed into the American On Sept. 11, 2001, we were Something about promised, even though “What do you mean? skies. America did not living in New Jersey as I didn’t have the right to promise planes, World Trade Planes don’t fly into know what to do to landmarks. Why we had our whole lives. Center, not sure. Nearly anything. the World Trade Cenensure safety to its cit- did these people Many people from New As I stood there, the second of everyone in our buildNearly everyone ter.” From that moment izens. Jersey commute to NYC ing was hovered around the Twin Towers fell in science-ficwant to kill us? on, I was glued to the in our building As soon as flights on a daily basis for slow-motion-stop-actionthe TV looking at tion TV, uncertain of what was hovered were cleared, I was Why did they work, including my images of screaming unreality. “What are we seeing?” I that meant for the given my new assign- hate us? How husband for many people and a smoky asked her. “Laura? What’s going around the TV future of my children. ment. First stop, Orlanyears. On that morning NYC. We really didn’t on?” was I going to get Fast forward to looking at images while he was at work I do where a hurricane We wept a lot. We worried and understand what we Mother’s Day weekend was brewing but cur- home? How was in my car on my of screaming were seeing. Was this a prayed. in 2010. rently considered a could I bring my way to drop off paperThis summer, I stood on a boat movie? The reporter I had the opportuni- people and a tropical storm. I was to work when I turned on in Manhattan with Laura, gazing came back on and ty to chaperone my smoky NYC. We report as quickly as baby into this? It the car radio. repeated what everyone up at the new tower being built on daughter’s class to New possibly before it made my heart The normally jovial had already heard - the site of the attack. Laura really didn’t York City and I wasn’t upgraded. Next stop, hurt. radio hosts were very planes had struck the (whose sister was not on that about to pass it up. It understand what bomb threat Boston quiet and somber plane) was a little tired because Twin Towers. Michele Ehrman was such an amazing we were seeing. Logan International. describing what they As the clocked her hotel was adjacent to Ground trip. We saw everyGood thing I like dogs Southgate resident were seeing: The first ticked, we realized this Zero and the noises from conthing. We shopped on Was this a because the K-9 unit plane hitting one of the was not an accident but struction of the new One World Fifth Avenue, went to movie? The had to visit every flight before a planned attack. towers. At first I hoped Tower kept her awake at night. Little Italy and SoHo, takeoff. If that is what it took to they were discussing a reporter came The guide on our boat tour I was witnessing the apocadanced on the stage at get home, I was still willing. movie, but when reality lypse and I needed to talk about it. talked about how he and other the Apollo Theater, ate back on and In Boston, a regular looking hit I panicked. Myself and the rest of the HR small boat owners brought water middle-aged business man board- staff went back to our desks and and food to the residents of Lower soul food in Harlam, repeated what I immediately tried ed the plane and handed me a everyone got on the phone to Manhattan in the days following went to the top of the everyone had calling my husband in Empire State Building, teddy bear and a box of choco- loved ones. Manhattan but with the attack. He spoke in a calm, saw the Statue of Lib- already heard lates. He said, “I’m sorry for your every dial I got “all Well, my husband was a night matter-of-fact voice about how fallen colleagues. Thank you for shifter so I knew he was asleep. strangers pulled together to care erty - and of course, planes had struck lines are busy.” He coming to work today.” I hid in He had no idea what was going for one another. He spoke of the saw Ground Zero up the Twin Towers. wasn’t working in the close and personal. It the cockpit for a minute to cry. on. World Trade Center, but pride they have in the new One was so surreal and it Sally Hunt Oddly enough, it was the first time I had no idea if he hapStill needing to talk, I called my World Trade Center, which serves I considered that I could have sister in Grant County who I knew as both a place of business - the took me back to that Burlington resident pened to have a meetbeen in one of those planes. I was home that day. And we are tallest in the world - and a monu- day 8 1/2 years before. ing there that day or I remember the day thought about how just last week not that kind of family that just ment to the souls who perished. I how close his building was, if he’d we went to Ground Zero. We had be in a danger zone. a passenger got on the plane and chit-chats on the phone. wept a little and gave thanks. gotten up early so that we could made a joke about “Labor” Day When I got to the place I was In 10 years, Laura and I have I told her that I just felt like and how he was trained in talking to someone because I did- become closer friends. Between be on the first ferry to Liberty heading the woman at the countLamaze if necessary. Oh, how I n’t know what all this meant. She us, we’ve had three more children. Island. Upon completing our tour er had just heard that the Pentalonged for bad jokes to be the was really happy I called and we Are we more watchful now than of Liberty Island, Staten Island gon was hit but she thought it was and Ellis Island, we were exiting another building in NYC that was worst of my worries. made each other feel a little we would have been before the the ferry in Battery Park when our Finally, I made it back home to calmer. attacks? Perhaps. 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Bits and Pieces, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Showcases a collection of works connected by the use of repetition, be it small tiles, drawings, action figures or even Mylar balloons. Exhibition will feature solo shows by artists John Bavaro, Sheri Besso, John Koverman, Leslie Nichols, Kim Rae Taylor, Lathan Vargason and Art by Rondle West Rondle West. Free admission following the opening reception. $8, $5 students and seniors; free for members and ages 12 and under. 859957-1940; Covington.


Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Fish dinners and corn roast available. Games, food, drink, raffles, booths and corn roast. Through Sept. 10. 859-431-1335; Covington.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Family friendly. Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003. Covington.


Darren Carter, 8 p.m. (Ages 21 and up) and 10:30 p.m. (Ages 18 and up), Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. 859-957-2000; Newport.

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I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Wine Tasting, 1-5 p.m., Cork ‘n Bottle Covington, Free. 859-261-8333; Covington. Wine Tasting, 1-6 p.m., StoneBrook Winery, Five for $5. 859-635-0111; Camp Springs. Wine Tasting, 1-7 p.m., Camp Springs Vineyard, $1. 859-448-0253. Camp Springs.


Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Holy Cross High School, Pig and corn roast available. 859431-1335; Covington.


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


Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band, 7:30 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, Bobby Mackey celebrates his 33rd anniversary and George Jones’ 80th birthday. $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 859-431-5588; Wilder. The Cousin Kissers, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


The Worthmores, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With Horse Cop. Doors open 8:30 p.m. $8 ages 18-20; $5 ages 21 and up. 859-431-2201; Newport.

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Darren Carter, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, $17. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000; Newport.


Open Play Paintball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes Field Rental, Unlimited CO2 and 500 paintballs and refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m.. All paintballs must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring a waiver signed by a parent prior to play. $25, $12 500 additional paintballs, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859442-5800; Wilder.


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


I Love the ‘80s, Noon-6 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport.


Rent, 2-5 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, 802 York St., Prepare 32 bars of a rock song in the style of RENT. Free. Call 513-405-1882 for an audition appointment. Presented by Footlighters Inc. 513-405-1882; Newport.


Cincinnati Meets the Beatles! 1964 & 1966 The Liverpool Sensations Invade the Tri-State, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859491-4003. Covington.


The Friends of Baker Hunt are presenting Twilight in the Gardens from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Covington. The campus will be aglow with lights and there will be an art exhibition by the Baker Hunt faculty, food samples from 25 of the Covington area’s finest restaurants and adult beverages. Music throughout the evening will be provided by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s String Quartet and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Ragtime Band. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Baker Hunt Scholarship Fund. Tickers are $25 in advance; $30. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 859-4310020. Admission is limited and reservations are recommended. Pictured is Morgan Berning of Taylor Mill (center) examining art by Conner Dailey at a previous Twilight in the Gardens. Looking on are Dolores Hand of Covington (left), art teacher, Nancy Pugliano of Villa Hills and Oneeta Dailey of Edgewood.

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hit. I left my papers and hurried home hoping the “other building” she mentioned wasn’t his and hoping I could get a call through on my home phone. The radio station in my car was talking to one of their reporters who happened to be at the top of the building that was hit first. He was telling them not to worry, that he was above the fire and everyone with him was OK. When I arrived home I sat transfixed to the TV, and like everyone else watched with horror as the buildings collapsed. I still wasn’t able to call NYC, but a while later my husband was finally able to call and say he was OK. The authorities had closed the train station to be sure it wasn’t another target so he didn’t know when he’d be home. He described the city that was usually packed with cars and people moving quickly as being very still with cars and people just at a complete stop staring and crying. When they finally opened the station back up he got on the first train out. The train was usually packed and noisy but that day everyone sat in silence. When the

Concerts and Friday Family Fun Nights Series, 4 p.m., Independence Memorial Park, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway, 9/11 Ten Year Memorial. Presented by City of Independence. 859-356-6264; Independence.


Phil DeGreg Trio, 4:30 p.m. Sunday Jazz in the Afternoon., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7-11 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., With Mary Ellen Tanner. Free. 859491-8027; Covington.

train went through the Lincoln Tunnel, officially out of the city, everyone on the train cheered knowing they were now safe. We counted our blessings that day like many other people. It made many people reflect on what is truly important. Two years after that day I went with my parents on Father’s Day to visit my grandfather’s grave. There was a family nearby at another grave, a young mother in tears and a little girl coloring a picture. When they left I noticed a figurine of the World Trade Center at the grave and the little girl’s picture said “I miss you daddy.” It broke my heart. Now that it’s been 10 years, I think we should all look back and thank God for all of the happy moments in our lives despite any bad ones, and say a prayer for all of those who had their moments taken away that day. Janet Phifer is an Independence resident.

A fortunate homecoming By Gary Phifer

For me the early part Sept. 11, 2001, was spent sitting in my office in New York City (midtown), like any other day, preparing for meetings. It wasn’t until someone knocked on my door announcing that one of the World


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


Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 1229 Highway Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513509-5066; Covington. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 2

AUDITIONS Rent, 7-10 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, Free. Call 513-405-1882 for an audition appointment. 513-405-1882; Newport. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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


Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. Billy Catfish, host. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.


Pajama Story Time, 7-8 p.m., Fort ThomasCarrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 and up. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Tot Time, 11 a.m.-noon, Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Short stories, games, dancing and baby signing. Ages 18 months-2 1/2 years. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


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


George Hollenbeck Memorial Blood Drive, Noon-6 p.m., Star One Realtors, 580 Buttermilk Pike, Free. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 513-247-6900; Crescent Springs.


MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest 2011 will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in Covington. The festival, named one of Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Festivals for September 2011,” extends more than six blocks along the Sixth Street Promenade, Philadelphia Street, Main Street and Goebel Park in Covington. Oktoberfest will have a mix of German and international foods, music and arts and crafts. Kids can enjoy rides in the Kinderplatz area. Top local performers will provide live music on the Festival stage, Main Street stage, Goose Girl stage and the Goebel Park stage. For more information, visit Pictured is Mark Schmidt of Price Hill enjoying a beverage during last year’s MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest in Covington.



Toddler Story Time, 10-11 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave., Stories, songs, finger plays and craft. Ages 2-3. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Preschool Story Time, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 4-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.


MOMS Club of Alexandria Open House, 23:30 p.m., Alexandria Community Park, Alexandria Drive, Playground area. Refreshments, games and prizes, play time at park and opportunity to interact with other stay-athome or part-time working moms in the area. Includes information on non-profit organization. Free. Presented by MOMS Club of Alexandria, KY. 859-445-3717; Alexandria.


Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, 7 p.m., Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Musical selections chosen from 15 years of summer concerts. Includes music from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and others, as well as light classical and patriotic favorites. Bring seating. Food and drinks welcome. Part of Summer Concert Series. Family friendly. Free, donations suggested. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 513-941-8956. Fort Thomas. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 4

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Erlanger. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5

HEALTH / WELLNESS Diabetes Self-Management Support, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Covington, 1500 James Simpson Jr. Way, Free information and support group open to people with diabetes and their families. Free. 859-655-8910; Covington. LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Pajama Story Time, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Ages 3-6. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-781-6166. Cold Spring.


B-105’s Show for the USO: Joe Nichols, 7:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Phil Vassar and Hunter Hayes. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Standing room only. Benefits United Service Organizations Incorporated. Ages 18 and up. $20. 859-4912444; Covington. Toubab Krewe, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. With the Giving Tree. Doors open 8 p.m. Benefits School House Krewe Project. $16, $13 advance. 859-4312201; Newport.


Loni Love, 8 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, $17. Ages 18 and up. 859-9572000; Newport.


Preschool Story Time, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, Free. Registration required. 859-572-5033. Fort Thomas. Baby Time, 10-11 a.m., Cold Spring Branch Library, 3920 Alexandria Pike. Ages birth to one year. Free. Registration required. 859781-6166. Cold Spring. Lap Time, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fort Thomas-Carrico Branch Library, 1000 Highland Ave..Ages birth-2. Free. Registration required. 859572-5033. Fort Thomas.

ber how beautiful the Trade Center building day was, sunny and was on fire that I first We counted our comfortably warm. It became aware of the blessings that day like was eerily quiet comevents unfolding many other people. It pared to most days in downtown. I went the city and really all out to look at the made many people we could hear was monitors in the lobby reflect on what is truly people talking, listenand that was when ing to the news and the second plane important. Two years struck. At that after that day I went with watching TV waiting for the trains to begin moment it was clear my parents on Father’s running. Of course that we were going the steady stream of to war and that life Day to visit my emergency vehicles as we knew was grandfather’s grave. going by sort of going to change forThere was a family broke the silence and ever. The rest of my of day was spent nearby at another grave, uncertainty whether any addiaccounting for a young mother in tears tional planes were employees, locating places for people to and a little girl coloring a going to drop from the sky. The dust stay that weren’t picture. When they left I cloud from ground going to try to leave noticed a figurine of the zero was moving up the city that day and the island so we were trying to reach my World Trade Center at beginning to smell wife so she knew I the grave and the little debris and was OK. She knew I girl’s picture said “I miss burning sense the dust in the frequented downair as the day protown for meetings so you daddy.” It broke my gressed. I was fortuI knew she must heart. nate enough to be on have been worried, Janet Phifer the first train out of especially with the the city that afterphones being down Independence resident noon at around 2:30 following the attack. My staff and I decided we were pm. As the train began to move going to leave the city one way or and enter the tunnel you could another and began the trek down almost sense the fear folks felt to the train stations. As we walked about what might happen and down to the train station I remem- when we began to exit there was



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

some cheering and clapping that quickly ended as we looked back at NYC to see a big dust cloud covering the city and the missing buildings. I made it home that day very fortunate compared to many others, but was no less impacted emotionally. I was very grateful that day to be home with my wife and kids as we knew there were many other families that weren’t going to have that same home coming. The most difficult part of this event wasn’t getting out, but going back to work two days later and seeing, not just the empty skyline, but all of the missing people posters all over the train stations, street corners, etc. I had an opportunity to volunteer down at Ground Zero a month later and was able to view the site first hand. I have to say the devastation and sense of loss was overwhelming, however, the dedication of the first responders and construction workers was inspiring. Having been back to since the recovery and early stages of the new construction I have to say it’s nice to see a new beginning for the area form, however, I still find myself thinking back to day, thinking of the loss. Gary Phifer is an Independence resident.


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Garden peppers pop into a tasty Amish relish chopping them up for the freezer and making this delish relish.

Rita’s Amish pepper relish

If you go to an Amish grocery, you’ll find the shelves lined with this kind of relish. It’s pricey and sells amazingly fast. Makes a nice gift from the garden and is better than any commercial relish. I store my relish with my other home canned goods in my pie antique pie safe.


Grind or process in food processor, blender, or chop fine by hand, enough peppers to make 6 cups and enough onions to make a generous cup, or more to taste. Put ground peppers and onions in a bowl and pour boiling water over just to cover. Let sit 5 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile, make brine.


2 cups vinegar, either cider or clear 11â „4 cups sugar, or to taste 11â „2 teaspoons each: mustard seeds, celery seeds and dry mustard Let boil for several minutes, then add drained pepper mixture into brine and


Peppers clean up in Rita’s sink while waiting to be turned into relish. cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until onions are cooked through. Meanwhile, have 6 to 7 canning jars, 8 oz. each (or 4 pint jars) washed and kept in very hot water. Ditto with lids and seals. Drain water from jars and fill to first rim, wipe jars with clean, wet cloth on top to remove any residual pepper mixture (any food on top of the rim will cause a faulty seal). Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes. Even easier: instead of canning, let mixture cool and store in refrigerator for 2 months, or freeze up to 912 months.

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chefs at Jungle Jim’s. During a recent class that featured salmon, she mentioned a recipe that her kids love. “It’s got a great texture and crunch,� she told me. 4 salmon fillets Salt and pepper 1 bunch of green onions, chopped 1 box large pearl couscous or regular couscous, cooked 1 ⠄2 cup apple jelly 21⠄2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce Take 4 salmon filets, seasoned with salt, pepper and brushed with a scant bit of

olive oil and place on a foil lined pan. Place under a broiler for 5 to 7 minutes (7 to 9 minutes if a thicker cut on high, keeping an eye on it so as to not burn them) While fillets are in oven, heat the apple jelly, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce in a sauce pan on medium, stirring until all melted together. About 6 minutes into broiling the salmon fillets, spoon on the glaze. Place back under broiler until the glaze is bubbly. Remove from broiler and serve hot on top of hot couscous with remaining glaze over top as well as the green onions.

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wanted something spicy and citrusy to dollop on grilled salmon. Pretty tasty on grilled corn, too. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon each: cilantro and jalapeĂąo, minced or more to taste Lime juice: start with juice of 1â „2 lime Mix all together. At first, it won’t blend real easy, but will come together eventually. Roll into a log and wrap. Chill or freeze until firm. Thaw a bit before serving. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchenâ€? in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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I was talking to Dan Romito, producer for Fox 19’s morning shows, about the recipe I published a while back for Western Southern’s cafeteria’s stuffed bell pepRita pers. Dan’s Heikenfeld dad works Rita’s kitchen at Western Southern, so Dan, a Kentucky reader, decided to try the recipe out. “I didn’t have the tomato sauce that the recipe called for, so I used a can of tomato bisque soup,� Dan told me. He usually doesn’t like bell peppers, but he really liked those. His wife, Stephanie enjoyed the peppers and daughters Jalen and Emma “ate them right up.� The same thing happened to Pat Harmon, a loyal reader, who took my shingled cheese recipe and used mozzarella and cream cheese. “It was a hit,� she said. That’s what I love about this column, when readers take a recipe and are adventurous enough to change it up! And speaking of bell peppers, my plants are bearing so abundantly that I’m


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The Behringer-Crawford Museum’s 19th annual freshART will be 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the museum in Devou Park. The art, freshly created by local artists in the park during the day, will be auctioned off following a reception and dinner in the museum’s Fifth Third Bank/Schmidlapp Amphitheater. The event helps support many of the youth programs offered at the museum. The silent auction will include goods and services donated by com-

munity residents and businesses as well as original art including ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and textiles created by local artists. Returning this year is Art From the Heart, a special live auction of a painting donated by Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel. Ritschel, a founding participant of freshART who passed away February 2010, took steps to continue his legacy and support of BCM by providing the museum with paintings for auction. Artists will create the art for the

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Children Inc.: Call to creative, artistic and crafty volunteers for Children Inc., Covington. Call 859-4312075. Children Inc. is helping to host the Wee Folk Fairy Festival on Oct. 1 in MainStrasse. Volunteers who can use their imaginations to

cover the 6th Street promenade trees with flower garlands are needed. Call 859-431-2075, ext. 126. Brighton Center: After-School Program tutor in Newport. Call 859491-8303.



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National Committee on Youth, Covington: Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas. Ronald McDonald House: Corporate groups needed for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios. Action Ministries: Truck driver needed. Call 859-261-3649. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Florence: Escort needed. Call 859-3012140. Rubber Duck Regatta Race Day: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept.. 4 for FreeStore Foodbank, Cincinnati. Call 513-482-4500. Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati: Call 513-771-3262. Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays (excluding national holidays). Kicks for Kids: Christmas Celebration and golf outing volunteers needed. Call 859-331-8484. TriState Habitat for Humanity: Grass cutting/lot maintenance help needed. Call 5139429211. The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky: Residential home cleaning help needed. Call 859-491-9191. Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal:. Customer service and safety liaisons needed. Call 513287-7025. Welcome House: Client buddies needed. Call 859-431-8717. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky: Assist with mailings. Call 859-491-0522. Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky: Help with lawn and yard care. Call 859-581-4665. ALS Association Kentucky Chapter, Villa Hills: Office volunteers needed. Call 859-331-1384. The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky: Help with sealing/waterproofing ramps. Call 859-491-9191. St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas: Women’s Wellness Breast Center assistant needed. Call 859-301-2140.

Gibbs, Perino headline NKU political debate

Two former press secretaries for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, will highlight the 12th annual Northern Kentucky University Alumni Association and Fidelity Investments Alumni Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Student Union ballroom. Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Barack Obama, has been an advisor and strategist to Obama from the early days of his 2004 senate race to his sweep to the White House. Dana Perino served as the White House press secretary to President Bush from 2007-09. She was the second female press secretary in U.S. history. Perino is an expert on healthcare, energy policy and the position of female leaders in government and business. Tickets are $40; $35 for NKU alumni/faculty/staff; and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at or by calling 859-5725370. A 10 percent discount using promo code ALS2011 will be offered on tickets purchased before Sept. 23. Tickets for a pre-event reception may be purchased for $100, which includes a lecture ticket. The pre-event reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium. Seating for the event is limited.

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The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills is scheduled to host an open house and night sky viewing Sept. 10. Prior to the open house, Dr. Wes Ryle will present a lecture at 8 p.m. in Thomas More College’s Science Lecture Hall, located in the administration building. In this lecture, Ryle will discuss space flight and the Apollo program. The upcoming release of the movie Apollo 18 depicts a fictional extra mission of the now famous NASA program. While the plot of this movie is solidly in the realm of fantasy, the tale of the real Apollo missions is far more exciting in many ways. Following the lecture, participants will move to The Bank of Kentucky Observatory (located behind the lake at the rear of campus) and use telescopes for an up-close look at the Moon, stars and more (weather permitting). These events are free and open to the public with no reservation required. The observatory is an outdoor facility, so guests should dress accordingly. Thomas More College is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills. For more information or directions, visit w w w. t h o m a s m o r e . e d u / observatory.


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Fall is best time to fertilize lawns Question: When should I fertilize my lawn? What is the best type of lawn fertilizer, and how much will I need? Answer : New lawns should be fertilized whenever they are seeded. Fall is the best time to fertilize established lawns. To maintain a quality lawn, you should apply fertilizer every year in order to maintain turf uniformity, good green color, and reduce weed problems. The best way to determine what type of fertilizer your lawn needs is to have the soil tested. This should be done immediately through your local county extension office (a free service in Northern Kentucky counties), since it takes about two weeks days to get the results back, and you’ll need to be fertilizing soon. The soil analysis will provide an accurate recommendation for how much lime, phosphate and potash your lawn needs. Many lawns in this area only need nitrogen, and most don’t require lime, phosphorus or

potassium, but the only way to know what your soil needs is to do a soil test. Take several ranMike Klahr dom samples Horticulture to a depth of Concerns 2-4 inches, mix these in a bucket, air dry, and then bring in two cups of the soil for testing. Test the back yard separate from the front yard samples. Although the soil test measures several important elements, it does not measure nitrogen. Turf growth is highly dependent on nitrogen fertilization, but applying nitrogen at the wrong time or in heavy amounts may severely damage your lawn. A general recommendation is to apply 1 pound actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet for each application. This could be accomplished by applying 3 pounds of ammonium nitrate (34-0-0), or 2.2 pounds of urea (46-0-0), or 10 pounds of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 1,000 square feet of lawn. Once your soil

reaches a high level of phosphate and potash in the soil, you may not need to add more phosphate and potash for several years. When they are not needed, a single nutrient nitrogen fertilizer may be the best choice. Too much phosphorus, potassium or lime can cause problems by interfering with the uptake of other nutrients. One to three applications of fall and/or early winter nitrogen fertilization is best for fescues, Kentucky bluegrass, and ryegrass because they grow best during cool weather. The turf develops a better root system, becomes very dense, and has much better late fall and early spring color if nitrogen is applied in the fall. By eliminating or minimizing spring fertilization you: 1. Prevent the heavy flush of growth that occurs with spring fertilization; 2. Reduce frequency of mowing during spring; 3. Develop a better root system; 4. Reduce disease problems; and 5. Develop a more heattolerant, weed-free turf.

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Back to Church Sunday - Sept. 18

Upcoming events

• Horticulture Advisory Council: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, includes lunch if you register in advance. Everyone welcome to come help plan all 2012 horticulture classes, workshops, meetings and tours, Boone County Extension Office. Call 859-5866101 to register, or enroll online at • Preparing Gardens, Orchards, Lawns & Landscapes for Winter: 6:308:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Boone County Extension Office. Call 859-5866101 to register, or enroll online at • Arboretum Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Bargains on perennials, shrubs and trees for your landscape … supports the arboretum. Call 384-4999 or 586-6101 for info or to donate plants.

Community Family Church of Independence is participating in Back to Church Sunday, a national movement of churches to encourage former church attendees to rediscover church on Sept. 18. Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill

Road, will have service at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18 with Pastor Tommy Bates.


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Children Inc.: Call to creative, artistic and crafty volunteers for Children Inc., Covington. Call 859-4312075. Children Inc. is helping to host the Wee Folk Fairy Festival on Oct. 1 in MainStrasse. Volunteers who can use their imaginations to cover the 6th Street promenade trees with flower garlands are needed. Call 859-431-2075, ext. 126. Brighton Center: After-School Program tutor in Newport. Call 859491-8303. National Committee on Youth, Covington: Call 859-292-0444. Small nonprofit needs marketing assistant to help with marketing the organization and fundraising ideas.


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Ronald McDonald House: Corporate groups needed for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Cincinnati. Call 513-636-7642. Help with special projects such as painting, cleaning baseboards, deep cleaning kitchens, gardening, power-washing the garage and patios. Action Ministries: Truck driver needed. Call 859-261-3649. St. Elizabeth Healthcare Florence: Escort needed. Call 859-3012140. Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, Cincinnati: Call 513-771-3262. Help receive, sort, test and clean equipment from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Lloyd Memorial Craft Show and Vendor Extravaganza Saturday, September 17th 9am-4pm Family friendly event with 50 crafters/vendors from around the tri-state. Admissision is $3 for ages 12 and up. Proceeds benefit the LMHS Athletic Department Indoor event with music and a silent auction for great shopping! oppi op ping pi ng

Contact information:

LOCAL CHURCHES Beechgrove Baptist Church

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

Bethesda Community Church

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

First Baptist Church

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

Grace Baptist

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

Hickory Grove Baptist

11969 Taylor Mill Road, Independence Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Early Bird Sunday School for Adults; 9:30 a.m. Ser-

vice & Bible Study; 11 a.m. Service & Bible Study with interpretation for the deaf. Pastor: Bill Clark. Phone: (859) 3563162. Website:

Piner Baptist Church

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

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St. Patrick Church

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

Community Bible

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

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

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

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Independence Christian Church

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

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

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

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

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

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


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THIS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY This week’s events at William E. Durr Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road: • Mah Jongg Madness (Registration required) Monday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. Come in and learn this game that's popular all over the world. All skill levels are welcome.Games are played with the 2011 National Mah Jongg League cards and rules. • Toastmasters Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Build self-confidence and develop better speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters can help. See how this program has helped millions worldwide. Call 859-8029320 for additional information or just stop in. Learn more at the Toastmaster's website. Visit the Toastmaster's International website and the local webpage. Adults only please. • Open Crafting Grades 6 and over Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10-4:30 p.m. Join the library crafters. Come for an hour or pack a lunch and stay for the day. • Quilting (Registration required) Grades 6 and over Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30-noon Whether new to the art of quilting or wanting refresh quilting skills, this is the class for all. Instructors will teach basic quilting techniques while participants create a quilt block. Beginning students must call 859-962-4031 to register and obtain a list of Quilt Materials needed for the class. • Learn to Crochet (Registration required) Grades 6 and over Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2-4 p.m. Learn the basics of crochet at the library. Instructors will teach four basic stitches while making a scarf. Students will receive everything needed to get started. Registration is required for this class. • Weekly GED classes Monday, Sept. 12,


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sors. • PlayArt Sunflowers Ages 2-6 years and a parent Friday, Sept. 9 from 1010:30 a.m., 1-11:30 a.m. Brighten the day with a huge sunflower. Limited to the first 40 children in attendance. • Arting Around Mirror Images Grades K-6 Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11-noon Create water reflections using pastels and paint. Open to the first 40 children. • Second Saturday Book Club “The Tale of Desper aux” Grades 3-6 Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1:30-2 p.m. Snack and chat about awesome books while earning AR or Reading Counts points for school. Then stay to watch a movie based on the featured story of the month. September’s featured book is "The Tale of Desperaux" by Kate Dicamillo. Open to any child that can read at a thirdthrough sixth-grade reading level. • Movie Day “The Tale of Despereaux”

All Ages Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2-4 p.m. Join the Second Saturday Book Club in watching "The Tale of Desperaux." Open to the first 60 kids. • KidVentures Book worm Bookmarks Ages 6-12 years Monday, Sept. 12 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Make a fuzzy little friend to mark your place while you're reading. • Campout Cooking (Registration required) Ages 8-12 years Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Banana Boats with marshmallows and chocolate chips are on the menu at this indoor cookout. Make and snack on a bag of GORP while waiting for the boat to cook. Call 859-9624032 to register or register online. • PreSchool Story Time Ages 3-5 years and a parent Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 10:30-11 a.m. Music, stories, movement and laughs with Joel the Singing Librarian. No registration required. • School Age Program Puppy Tales Grades K-6 Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Puppy Tales on Tuesday evenings in Sept. from 5:30-6:45pm. Registered children in Grades K-6 will have a 15 minute time slot to read one-on-one to a dog who loves to hear stories. Call 962-4032 for more information. Registration Required. • Babes in StoryLand Ages 0-24 months and a parent Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7-7:30 p.m. Come for a storytime of songs, rhymes, and books to aid in language development. • KidVentures Book worm Bookmarks Ages 6-12 years Wednesday, Sept. 14

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Louis J. Abrams Jr.

Louis J. Abrams Jr., 85, of Covington, died Aug. 29, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired roofer with Roofer’s Union Local No. 42 in Cincinnati. His wife, Mimi Abrams, and a son, Charles Abrams, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Ray Abrams of Dayton, Ohio, Kenny Abrams of Eastgate, Ohio, and Nathan T. Abrams of Owenton; and daughters, Linda Stephens of Fort Wright, Jacqueline Fritsch of Independence, Pauline Osbourne of Columbia, S.C., Peggy Rice of Trenton, Ohio, and Carolyn Kelly, Janet Sizemore, Helen Smith, Juanita Hagen, Doranette Haste and Debbie Baird, all of Cincinnati. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

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Cheryl Lynne Smith Addington, 47, of Erlanger, died Aug. 28, 2011. She was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Covington and a former general manager of Penn Station in Springdale, Ohio, and Hardee’s in Burlington. A grandfather, William Sparks, died previously. Survivors include her children, Chasidy, Chet and Chauna Marler; parents, Shirley Davidson and Kenneth Smith; siblings, Eric Steven Smith, Diana Carol Winter and Bruce Kenneth Smith; husband, Randy Addington; former husband and father of her children, Chester Marler Sr.; grandparents, Penelope Sparks of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Arllie and Ethel Smith of Minford, Ohio; stepchildren, Randy, Matt and Kyle Addington; step siblings, Willie Davidson Jr. of Milford, Ohio, Brian Jones Beth Parsons, both of Amelia, Ohio, Karen Allen of Batavia,

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Cynthia Louise Beach

Cynthia Louise Beach, 56, of Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth. She was a volunteer at Hospice and HealthSouth Northern Kentucky Rehabilitation Center. She was involved in the W.M.U. and Job’s Daughters. Her husband, Harold Edward Beach, and a granddaughter, Demetriana Jordan, died previously. Survivors include her mother, Jewell Pettit; daughters, Bobbie Jo Pettit of Fort Mitchell and Michelle Hunter of Cincinnati; brothers, Charles “Chuck” Leroy Pettit and Anthony Wayne Pettit, both of Highland Heights, Robert Edward Pettit of Delhi, Ohio, Timothy Ray Pettit and Joseph Edward Pettit, both of Covington; and six grandchildren. Memorials: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Ralph D. Brockman

Ralph Dwayne Brockman, 38, of Independence, died Aug. 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He formerly did plumbing and remodeling. His brother, Benny J. Morris, died previously. Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Wanda Brockman of Independence; daughters, Autumn Ray Brockman, Raya Dawn Brockman and Louann Rae Brockman; son, Ralph Dwayne Brockman Jr.; grandmother, Ruth Brockman of Latonia; and girlfriend, Megan Eggleston of Florence. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Garden, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Ralph Dwayne Brockman Children’s Fund, c/o Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

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Mary Esther Dehner Brooks, 78, of Sparta, formerly of Covington and Florence, died Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a machine operator for Duro Bag Co., a former member of Florence Community Church of the Nazarene, a member of New Life Church of God in Glencoe and enjoyed playing the piano in church. Two sons, Kelvin Wayne Dalhover and William Dalhover Jr.; a daughter, Valeria Brown; and her husband, Jesse J. Brooks, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Betty Eckler of Burlington, Mary Ahlers of Sparta and Charlene Lowe of Independence; son, Phillip Dalhover of Sanders; brothers, David Dehner of Florence and James Dehner of Boston, Mass.; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: New Life Church of God, 1915 Tapering Point Road, Glencoe, KY 41046.

Lindsay Cardwell Jr.

Lindsay Cardwell Jr., 84, of Erlanger, died Aug. 27, 2011, at Emeritus of Edgewood. He was a switchman for the L&N Railroad in Latonia, a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of Erlanger Baptist Church. He was a volunteer at Senior Services of Northern Kentucky in Elsmere and a Kentucky Colonel. His wife, Mayme Ruth Rogers Cardwell, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Candice Sears and Laura Cardwell, both of Erlanger, and Dixie Lynn Cochran of Atlanta; sons, Greg Cardwell of Burlington and Todd Cardwell of Erlanger; sister, Martha Hugo of Erlanger; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Harry R. Daugherty

Harry R. Daugherty, 61, of Falmouth, died Aug. 28, 2011, at his home. He was employed by American Laundry Machinery and was a member of Butler Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, working farm equipment and cooking. His parents, Russell and Rose Bowling Daugherty, died previously. Survivors include his sons, James Daugherty of Alexandria and Anthony Daugherty of Latonia; daughter, Jenny Ficher of Latonia; brothers, Douglas Daugherty of Falmouth and Jeff Daugherty of Demossville; sisters, Judy Postel of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Fonda Ester of Flemingsburg, Ky., and Pam Hopskins of Cynthiana; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials: Harry Daugherty Memorial Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

Evelyn Ensor

Evelyn Greenwade Ensor, 77, of Crestview Hills, formerly of Mount Sterling, died Aug. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a teacher at Lloyd Memorial High School and a founding member of the Lloyd Memorial Alumni Association. She was active at Erlanger Christian Church and in the Betty Carter Morgan Federated


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Jennifer M. Fossett

Jennifer M. Knochelman Fossett, 29, of Erlanger, formerly of Morning View, died Aug. 27, 2011. She was a graduate of Simon Kenton High School and Brown Mackie College. She worked with special needs students at Simon Kenton and Dixie Heights high schools. She loved to cook and plan fun-filled theme parties for her daughter, Avery. Survivors include her husband, Chris Fossett; daughter, Avery; parents, Steve and Christine Knochelman; sister, Amanda Knochelman; and grandparents, Stephan and Lea Bachert, and Jeanne Winans. Memorials: Jennifer Fossett Benefit Fund at any Fifth Third Bank.

Michael Ray Frost

Michael Ray Frost, 60, of Elsmere, died Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked for Cincinnati Warehouse and Duro Bag. Survivors include his wife, Catherine; son, Corey Frost of Independence; brothers, Bob Frost of Louisville, John Frost of Booneville, Ky., and Berlin Frost of Alabama; sister, Sandra Duff of Booneville, Ky.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery, Latonia.

Mary Ann Galliher

Mary Ann Galliher, 74, of Independence, died Aug. 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a longtime employee of

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DEATHS the corporate offices of J.C. Penney Co. and a member of St. Barbara Catholic Church where she taught CCD classes. Survivors include her husband, Jack Galliher; daughters, Cindy Huff of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Vicki Baugh of Dayton, Ohio; son, David Galliher of Independence; brothers, Carl Wagner of Cincinnati, Robert Wagner of Alexandria and Steve Wagner of Villa Hills; sister, Carol Goetz of Taylor Mill; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials: St. Barbara Catholic Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Erlanger, KY 41018.

V. Lee Gillespie

V. Lee Hassert Gillespie, 75, of Villa Hills, died Aug. 29, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired real estate agent and broker and a member of Holy Cross Church. Her sister, Barbara Knobloch, and a brother, Walter Hassert, died previously. Survivors include her husband, James Gillespie; daughter, Holly S. Gillespie of Cold Spring; son, Daniel R. Gillespie of Taylor Mill; mother, Virginia Hassert of Covington; brother, Ronald Hassert of Slidell, La.; and four grandchildren. Interment was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Lester Grubb

Lester Grubb, 62, of Independence, formerly of Clay County, Ky., died Aug. 31, 2011. He was owner/operator of Grubb Consulting and a member of Community Family Church in Independence. He was a master of all trades including excavating, plumbing and building. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Reed Grubb; daughter, Sondra Addy of Vancouver, Wash.; sons, Rick Sester of Walton and David Sester of Falmouth; sister, Evon Woods of Manchester, Ky.; brothers, Whitley, Alvin and Bobby Joe Grubb, all of Manchester, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Interment was at Independence Cemetery.

Memorials: Community Family Church Building Fund, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.

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ers, Leland Horton and Robert Horton, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Lacie N. Vines of Union; sons, Gregory L. Horton and Travis B. Horton, both of Burlington; brothers, Ivan Horton of Independence, Dennis Horton of Hebron and Johnny Horton of Beattyville, Ky.; and sister, Mary Horton of Erlanger. Interment was at Sand Run Cemetery, Hebron.

Eleanor Sarah Harden, 88, of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Highland Heights and Pittsburgh, died Aug. 24, 2011, at Consulate Health Care in Winter Haven, Fla. She was a retired domestic and of the Catholic faith. Her husband, George M. Harden; a sister, Ethel; and a brother, Albert, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, JoAnn Schoo and Diane Crutcher, both of Lake Wales, Fla.; sons, Bill Harden of Crestview and Donald Harden of Boston, Mass.; sisters, Jeanette Ruebush of Taylor Mill, Mary Lou Arthur of Las Vegas, Nev., and Joann Runion of Wichita Falls, Texas; brothers, William and Robert Mullen, both of Fort Thomas; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

Lucy Marie Conner Jones, 93, of Erlanger, died Sept. 1, 2011. She was a member of Erlanger United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Erlanger Women’s Club. Her husband, Clyde Jones, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Breeze; grandchildren, Steven Breeze and Jeff Breeze; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

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Justin Lee Haywood, 38, of Park Hills, died Aug. 27, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Judy Haywood; son, Jonathan Jent; daughter, Rose Marie Jent; parents, Henry and Eileen Haywood; brothers, Henry Haywood and Samuel Williams; sister, Angela Haywood; and two grandchildren. Memorials: Floral Hills Funeral Home for Justin Haywood.

Elmer Lloyd Horton

Elmer Lloyd Horton, 60, of Burlington, died Aug. 28, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a first-shift lead with Emerson Power Transmission Solutions in Florence. His parents, Ivan E. and Lena Mae Sharp Horton; and two broth-

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Dr. John J. Jung, 71, of Fort Wright, died Aug. 27, 2011. He was a dentist and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Kearns Jung; daughters, Missy Robinson of Villa Hills and Beth Moriarity and Julie Paulsen, both of Fort Wright; sister, Sr. Mary Justina, OSB, of Villa Hills; and three grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials: Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratory, 931 Isabella St., Newport, KY 41071.

Terry Lee McCann

Terry Lee McCann, 53, of Independence, died Aug. 26, 2011. He was a Comair pilot and retired U.S. Army officer. He served in the U.S. Army as a cobra maintenance helicopter pilot. His father, John McCann, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Carol Miller McCann; son, John McCann of Elsmere; daughters, Grace Vander Laan of Florence and Christina McCann of Melbourne, Fla.; mother, Clarice McCann of Carmichaels, Pa.; stepchildren, Alyson Vykhovanyuk of Burlington and Ryan Colwell of Independence; two grandchildren; brothers, Dennis, Thomas, Timothy and Gregory McCann; and sisters, Sioux Harbarger and Dawn Wise, all of the Carmichaels, Pa., area.

Howard W. McKenney, 92, of Elsmere, died Aug. 30, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. He retired from American Airlines and served in the U.S Army during World War II. He was a prisoner of war. Survivors include his children, Carolyn Gadker of Erlanger, Beverly Groeshen of Hebron and Eugene McKenney of Cincinnati; stepdaughter, Kathy Robbins of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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South Kenton Recorder

On the rcord

September 8, 2011

MARRIAGE LICENSES Sandra Simms, 53, and David Holton, 42, both of Batavia; issued Aug. 11. Milagros Cairo, 26, and Dustin Zeller, 28, both of Villa Hills; issued Aug. 11. Warrie Barnette, 56, of South Haven and Richard Scarberry, 50, of Coldwater; issued Aug. 12. Christina Capone, 23, of Liberty Township and Brandon Young, 24, of Germantown; issued Aug. 12. Sara Sowder, 27, and Adam Gress, 27, both of West Mansfield; issued Aug. 12. Cari Henry, 36, and Michael Holm, 29, both of Cincinnati; issued Aug. 15. Patience Acheampong, 26, and Benjamin Osei, both of Louisville; issued Aug. 15. Tiffany Hensley, 24, and Mark Rice, 25, both of Covington; issued Aug. 15. Jodi Hardy, 21, and Daniel Shaw, 22, both of Edgewood; issued Aug. 15. Bonita Holt, 34, of Cincinnati and Daniel Proctor, 32, of Bethel; issued Aug. 15. Jarushia Pabst, 25, of Bellevue and Matthew Dameron, 23, of Cincinnati; issued Aug. 16. Donna Ellcey, 66, and Richard Ellecey, 65, both of Sidney; issued Aug. 16. Angela Moore, 35, of Florence and Donald Moore, 47, of Erlanger; issued Aug. 16. Katherine Brady, 25, Hebron and Matthew Campbell, 27, of Cincinnati; issued Aug. 17. Jana Wilson, 42, of Fort Mitchell and Richard Watson, 57, of Taylor Mill; issued Aug. 18. Jacqueline Derushe, 27, of Anchor-

age and Daniel Knue, 34, of Covington; issued Aug. 18. Melanie Traft, 22, of Bellevue and Derick Trenkamp, 23, of Ludlow; issued Aug. 18. Heather Dunlap, 30, and James Newcomb, 50, both of Florence; issued Aug. 18. Mary Race, 44, and Mark Cooper, 55, both of Park Hills; issued Aug. 18. Freda Wunderly, 52, and Dennis Rector, 43, both of South Charleston; issued Aug. 19. Susan Burhner 40, and Stephen Robinson, 48, both of Wellington; issued Aug. 19. Angela Rechtin, 27, and Jason Williams, 32, both of Covington; issued Aug. 19. Erika Roberts, 32, of Fort Wright and Nicholas Kaufeld, 28, of Cincinnati, issued Aug. 22. Stacy Rogg, 26, and Ryan Reed, 30, both of Independence, issued Aug. 22. Joanna Elam, 31, of Louisville and Nestor Martinez, 29, of Hamilton, issued Aug. 22. Kasey Leach, 22, and Joshua Day, 22, both of Chicago, issued Aug. 22. Sarah Rohe, 31, and Shane Mullins, 32, both of Covington, issued Aug. 22. Melissa Benson, 36, and Jason Straus, 34, both of Covington, issued Aug. 23. Lauren Hilgeford, 27, and Casey Spear, 30, both of Edgewood, issued Aug. 23. Emily Kelly, 23, and Aaron Bessler, 24, both of Edgewood, issued Aug. 23. Meghan McGee, 27, and William Ackerman, 26, both of Ludlow, issued Aug. 24.


Jeff Messer

Jeff Messer, 44, of Warsaw, formerly of Covington, died Aug. 27, 2011, in Georgetown, Ky. He was a self-employed contractor and member of the Lawrenceville Baptist Church in Williamstown. His mother, Hilda Fay Chipman Messer, died in 2009. Survivors include his father, Ray Messer of Warsaw; son, Joshua Ray Messer of Corinth; daughter, Jessica Nicole Centers of Georgetown; sisters, Janice Reams-Beckett of Fort Wright and Jennifer Donovan of Hebron; and one grandson. Burial was in Jonesville IOOF Cemetery. Memorials: The Jeff Messer Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Norman Ray Nutter Jr.

Norman Ray Nutter Jr., 76, of Hebron, died Aug. 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a brick mason and a member of the Brick Layers Union (BAC) for 52 years. Survivors include his wife, Vickey Head Nutter; son, James Nutter of Hebron; stepsons, Jonathon True of Highland Heights, Justin Flannery of Hebron and Brian Armacost of Cincinnati; sisters, Kay Bernert of Erlanger and Fay Bascue of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.

George ‘Bill’ Poorman

George “Bill” William Poorman, 81, of Cincinnati, formerly of Orlando, Fla., died Aug. 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was an automotive mechanic and a U.S. Army and Air Force Korean War veteran. Survivors include his daughters, Sandra McElfresh of Morning View and Melissa Janney of Florida; sons, Stephen Poorman, Brian Poorman, Martin Poorman and Gerald Poorman, all of Florida; sisters, Mary Schutte of Ohio and Margaret Marie of Texas; brothers, Bob Poorman of Indiana and Johnny Poorman of Connecticut; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

Ferrel G. Reeves

Ferrel Glenden Reeves, 89, of Edgewood, died Aug. 29, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired fork lift operator for Wilson Freight and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Survivors include his daughter, Nena Diane Horn of Ellensburg, Wash.; son, David Reeves of Florence; granddaughter, Heather Johnson; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Betty Jean Schulz

Betty Jean Schulz, 63, of Erlanger, died Aug. 25, 2011, at her residence. She worked for Howard Adams as an office manager. Her husband, Ed Schulz, died in 1999. Survivors include her son, Louis Green of Erlanger; daughter, Teresa Robinson of Latonia; brothers, James Horton of Tennessee and Harold Horton of Erlanger; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hill Mausoleum, Taylor Mill.

Jennetta Fay Spegal

Jennetta Fay Spegal, 78, of Dry Ridge, died Aug. 28, 2011, at Grant Manor Nursing Home in Williamstown. She was a homemaker and worked at Levi Strauss & Co. in Florence. Later, she worked in the cafeteria at the Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary School. She was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school, worked in Vacation Bible School and was a member of the church WMU. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Two grandchildren, Brandon Spegal and Stacey Spegal, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Spegal; daughter, Paula M. Spegal of Erlanger; son, James R. Spegal of Mount Zion; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery.

POLICE REPORTS Arrests/citations

Robbie L. Hagan, 209 W. 32nd St., theft at 1601 Madison Ave., Aug. 21. Kelvin U. Marshall, 641 W. 12th St., serving bench warrant for court, first degree possession of a controlled substance at W. 8th St., Aug. 21. Daymion T. Mayfield, 329 Verona, giving officer false name or address, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license, license to be in possession at W. 12th St., Aug. 20. Johnny A. Hammons, no address given, receiving stolen property under $500, third degree criminal mischief, first degree fleeing or evading police, menacing, resist-

ing arrest, possession of burglary tools, giving officer false name or address at 402 Madison Ave., Aug. 19. George P. Bradford, 26 Edwin Court, theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Aug. 19. Kenneth J. Spicer, 819 Dayton St., No. 2, fourth degree assault, resisting arrest, menacing, third degree criminal mischief at Bakewell St., Aug. 19. Jonathan T. Mazzion, no address given, theft of services at 520 W. 5th St., Aug. 18. Joshua M. Black, 634 Cardinal Drive, no registration plates, improper registration plate, failure of owner to maintain required insurance at Taylor Mill Road, Aug. 17. Nocole L. Simpson, 7 W. Southern Ave., No. 2, first degree posses-

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sion of a controlled substance, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 420 W. 4th St., Aug. 17. Raymond W. Klette, 2406 Madison Ave., fourth degree assault at 2406 Madison Pike, Aug. 17. Shawn A. Goyen-Davis, no address given, first degree criminal mischief, third degree terroristic threatening, second degree disorderly conduct at 300 W. 8th St., Aug. 17. Denzel J. Sydnor, no address given, second degree criminal trespassing at 100 E. 8th St., Aug. 17. Rodolfo Chun Paz, 509 W. 8th St., failure to or improper signal, second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at W. 8th St., Aug. 17.

A man was assaulted at 500 W. 5th St., Aug. 20. A woman was struck at 1207 Highway Ave., Aug. 19. A woman was assaulted at 627 Greenup St., Aug. 19. A man was punched at 600 block of Main St., Aug. 18. A woman was thrown, choked and punched at 1512 N. Woodburn St., No. 1, Aug. 18. A woman was assaulted at 4609 Eureka St., Aug. 16. A woman was struck several times at 727 Edgecliff Road, Apt. B25, Aug. 15. A woman was pushed to the ground at 115 E. Trevor St., No. 2, Aug. 15.

A porch was set on fire at 317 W.

Someone broke into a residence at 505 Oliver St., Aug. 21.

Incidents/investigations Arson

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Robert Lee Taylor, 78, of Park Hills, died Feb. 5, 2011. He practiced law and served as a teacher, basketball coach, school administrator and school board member in Northern Kentucky. Survivors include his wife, Meralyn Taylor; brother, George Taylor of Butler; daughters, Lynette Davidson of Fairdale and Lori McKnight of Independence; son, Dr. Jeff Taylor of Enumclaw, Wash.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Private inurnment was at Forest Lawn, Erlanger. Memorials: Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA, 22116 or Welcome House Covington, 205 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

James L. Vaughan

James L. Vaughan, 66, of Covington, died Aug. 26, 2011, at his residence. He was a conductor for Conrail for 20 years and maintenance director for Southside Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Brenda; sons, James Vaughan Jr. and Kevin Vaughan, both of Covington; daughters, Tawnia Marceau of Covington and Suzette Torres of Latonia; sisters, Shirley Bishop of Dayton, and Janell Ramsey and Vicki Rector, both of Ludlow; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

About police reports

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Jewelry and rare coins were stolen at 1726 Woodburn St., No. 24, Aug. 20. Someone broke a window trying to enter a residence at 412 E. 38th St., Aug. 20. A TV was stolen at 923 Lewis St., Aug. 19. A lock box with approximately $300 in cash was stolen at 3715 Winston Ave., Aug. 18. A TV was stolen at 710 Greer St., No. 4, Aug. 17. Wiring, plumbing parts and four window screens were stolen at 234 E. 10th St., Aug. 17. Copper piping was stolen at 1714 Greenup St., Aug. 15. A resident interrupted a burglary at his home at 609 Bakewell St., Aug. 15.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper wiring was stolen at 315 W. Southern Ave., Aug. 20.

Carrying a concealed weapon

A man was found to be concealing a knife at 3 Sterrett Ave., Aug. 15.

Criminal mischief

A drinking glass was dropped from a balcony onto a vehicle at 500 W. 3rd St., Aug. 21. Someone tried to steal copper pipes and components at 821 Perry St., Aug. 20. A vehicle was damaged at 661 Sipple Drive, Aug. 20. A vehicle was vandalized at 509 Madison Ave., Aug. 19. A residence was vandalized at 1103 Holman Ave., Aug. 18. A window of a vehicle was smashed out at 651 Crescent Ave., Aug. 17. A small engine and mounting plate were stolen at W. 12th St., Aug. 17. Two vehicles windows were damaged at 3208 Rogers St., Aug. 16. The front door was tagged with graffiti at 141 W. Pike St., Aug. 16. A mail box was damaged at 120 Promontory Drive, No. G, Aug. 15. A window of a vehicle was smashed out at 400 E. 4th St., Aug. 15. The door of a vehicle was damaged when someone kicked it at 1810 S. Garrard St., Aug. 15.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument Someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill at 420 W. 4th St., Aug. 15.

Criminal trespassing

Someone entered another’s home at 511 Sanford St., No. 1, Aug. 20. A man reported his property was trespassed on at 1324 Greenup St., Aug. 17.

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In Memoriam




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Lawrence Colbert, no address given, theft, resisting arrest at 613 W. 4th St., Aug. 16. Randall Gross, 11500 Alexandria Pike, No. 3, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1700 Madison Ave., Aug. 16. Martin L. Simmons, 3904 Leslie Ave., serving bench warrant for court, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 3000 James Ave., Aug. 16. Rodney D. Allen, 803 Bakewell St., No. 4, one headlight, careless driving, trafficking in marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 803 Bakewell St., Aug. 16. Randall L. Griffith, 5 Madison Court, 1St Floor, fourth degree assault at 5 Madison Court, Aug. 15.



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Failure of owner to maintain required insurance, possession of marijuana

A uninsured driver was in possession of marijuana at 1400 Russell St., Aug. 17.

Don and Gail Schultz of Alexandria, KY announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly to Austin Geiman, son of Tony and Chris Geiman of Grants Lick and Darlene Emerson of Southgate. A May 2012 wedding is planned.

Tony and Chris Geiman of Forgery personal checks were forged at Grants Lick and Darlene Two3937 Winston Ave., Aug. 19. Emerson of Southgate, KY Fourth degree assault announce the engage- A woman was assaulted at 411 W. 19th St., Aug. 21. ment of their daughter, Ashley to Chris Smith, son Fraudulent use of a credit card of Frank and Michelle A food stamp card was stolen at 1420 Scott St., No. 2, Aug. 18. Smith of Alexandria, KY. A stolen credit card was used to buy An August 2012 wedding gas at 609 W. 4th St., Aug. 15. is planned.


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