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Toastmasters celebrate status By Regan Coomer

For a cause

Simon Kenton High School faculty, staff and students are coming together this school year to raise money for the family of teacher Chris Fossett. Fossett’s wife Jennifer, a former teacher at the high school, contracted a virus this past summer that almost took her life. Jennifer is recovering and staying at home with their 2-year-old daughter, Avery. Read more about what her friends plan to do in order to help out. SCHOOLS, A6

Harvest time

The Kenton County Senior Harvest is right around the bend. Read about this year’s event to be held at the Kenton County Fair Grounds, where 250 seniors will participate in a dinner, dance, and other entertainment. Also, check out to see if there are any spots available at the table and on the dance floor. NEWS, A4

Raise your glasses to the Independence Toastmasters club at 6:30 p.m. Monday Sept. 14 at the Durr branch of the Kenton County Public Library. The club, which has grown to 20 members, has organized the special event to celebrate its beginnings as an official chapter of the national organization earlier this year. Toastmasters International is a non-profit that has helped individuals develop public speaking and leadership skills since 1924. The celebration will include presentations by local dignitaries, a Humorous Speaking and Table Being a Toastmasters member Topics contests as well teaches you public speaking as light refreshments. “It really marks all skills, confidence and the support the com- leadership. munity has given to us,” said John Humpert, the club’s vice president of education. “We do everything on a shoestring budget, but the effects are something that are really priceless.” Being a Toastmasters member can be “life changing,” Humpert explained, adding it teaches you public speaking skills, confidence and leadership. The Humorous Speaking contest will feature Toastmasters members sharing a funny topic for 5 to 7 minutes, Humpert said. Table Topics competitors are given a speech topic at the celebration and must give a 1- to 2-minute talk on that subject. The winners will advance to a regional competition. “It will be fun for everybody,” said Juanita Simmons, the club’s vice president of public relations. The public is welcome to the celebration event as well as regular meetings, which are on the second and fourth Monday of every month at the library. “I’m very happy we have come this far,” Simmons said.


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United Dairy Farmers founder Bob Lindner and manager Nancy Smith celebrated the opening of the new Independence location of the ice cream/convenience store and gas station on the corner of Centennial Boulevard and KY-17 Friday Aug. 28.

SD1 confident transfers completed soon Goodbye

This week’s Life cover bids farewell to the lazy, pool days of summer with pictures from around Kenton County’s various watering holes. See who braved the rather cool temps to spend a day on a raft tanning in the sun and romping in the water. Don’t forget to share your own summer photos, and those involving the oncoming fall events at LIFE, B1

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Despite concerns from several cities, officials from Sanitation District No. 1 remain confident that they will have assumed ownership of all of the public storm sewers in Northern Kentucky by the end of the year. In 2003, SD1 entered into an interlocal agreement with the local governments in Northern Kentucky that allowed them to eventually assume full ownership and maintenance of the public storm sewers. To date, only six communities have completed the transfer agreement and had their agreement ratified by the SD1 board: Crescent Springs, Edgewood, Independence, Crestview, Woodlawn and unincorporated Camp-

bell County. Per the contract, SD1 will assume full ownership of the storm sewers in those areas on Sept. 24. However, for a variety of reasons, several other cities have delayed signing the transfer agreement, which SD1’s director of governmental relations Mike Apgar attributes mostly to the complexity of the process. He said that some cities are approving the agreement as a resolution, which requires only one reading, while others are doing it as an ordinance, which requires two readings. He said that, combined with the different monthly meeting schedules of various cities, have led to the delay in many cases. “But we did get those (six communities) approved by our board

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at the last meeting, and we expect to have another series ready to go at our next meeting,” he said. “It’s a evolutionary process, but we think it’s going along very well for the most part.” Several cities, including Fort Mitchell and Cold Spring, have also held up signing the transfer agreement due to questions over the language in the contract regarding liability and where actual ownership of the system would begin, as well as the amount of money that will be spent on storm sewer projects versus the amount of money paid by the city. “We’ve currently paid about $1.4 million in stormwater fees, and SD1 has spent a little over $400,000 in stormwater projects here,” said Fort Mitchell councilman Denny Zahler at a recent

meeting. “That’s what really worries me- that our taxpayers won’t get out of this what they put in.” Apgar said SD1 officials have regularly been attending meetings and talking with city officials to address those concerns. “There’s no question this is a complicated agreement, and we expected there to be some questions along the way,” he said. “But I think we’ve answered a lot of them and we’re getting closer to having everyone on board.” Apgar said SD1 hasn’t put a timeline on getting every community to sign the agreement, but they expect it to occur soon. “It’s really in their hands now,” he said. “But I think we’re pleased with where we’re at now, and we think everyone will come on board soon.”


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Kenton library filling up month with programs for all By Regan Coomer

The Kenton County Public Library has cooked up a smorgasbord of events for young and old in September. Adults can take advantage of discounts and a community book reading and children can improve their reading skills and become a member of the library’s birthday club. Here’s a roundup of this month’s events: The library is bringing the Roaring ‘20s to life with the newest installment of their One Book, One Community program. The program features the Craig Holden book “The Jazz Bird,” a fictional story based on the reallife exploits of Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus. The book focuses on the trial of Remus, who became well-known after murdering his wife and becoming the first area criminal to successfully plead insanity. “It’s a terrific read, and I think people will really like it because of the local ties,” said Venus Moose,

the adult program coordinator at the Erlanger Branch. “People are really excited about it, and it’s just flying off the shelves.” To kick off the program, the Erlanger Branch will hold a Roaring ‘20s Jazz Concert at 2 p.m. Sept. 12. There will also be a variety of events throughout the fall centering on the theme of the book, including a special event Oct. 8 at Chez Nora Restaurant, where several local actors will portray characters from the book. The One Book program will conclude with a visit from the author, scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 14. Local librarians are also celebrating September as national library card sign-up month. As an incentive for residents to get a library card, these savvy librarians have put together over 100 businesses where library card holders in Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties can get a discount during the month of September. While the discounts are responsible for sign-ups, Gina Holt, public relations coordinator for the

Kenton library, said more and more people are using the library and its services. “We’re seeing an increase every day in sign-ups, in programming and in circulation, which I think is a direct result of the economy,” Holt said. “You can save money by coming here and borrowing books, music and movies and attending programs.” Puppy Tales is also back this September. Puppy Tales is an Animal-assisted Literacy Education Program allowing children to read one-on-one to a dog. Studies show it improves reading test scores and confidence, Holt said. “The dogs are just there to listen,” said mom Jennifer Stephens, whose 5-year-old twin daughters participate in the program. “The people who are there are great and offer nothing but encouragement. Being able to read without people continually correcting them is so nice.” Puppy Tales dogs are chosen by the Friends of Kenton Paw Park and have passed the Canine Good Citizen behavior test.


Twins Emily and Anna Stephens, 5, participate in Puppy Tales and are now at reading at level 5 of Easy Reader. Registration for Puppy Tales is required at all three branches. Call your local branch for times and appointment availability. Booker Buddies is a new program at the Kenton County Library that also kicked off in September. Booker is the library’s “reader retriever.” Similar to Johnny’s Toy Store, members will receive a birthday card and will take it back to the library to pick something out of the “treasure chest.” Since Sept. 1, over 100 chil-

dren have already signed up, Holt said. Members get a special sticker on their library card and will be invited to exclusive events at the library. “Booker Buddies is a great way to make the library very fun for children,” Holt said. For more information about these programs and any other upcoming events, visit

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Senior Harvest picks Sept. 17 By Regan Coomer

Kenton County residents over 50 will be pullin’ on bib overalls and square dancin’ skirts at the Eighth Annual Senior Harvest Celebration Sept. 17. The event, to be held at the Kenton County Fair Grounds, invites 250 seniors to participate in dinner, dancing, entertainment, door prizes and a best “country” outfits contest. Only 40 tickets are left, said Steve Trauger, programming coordinator for Kenton Parks. “It’s an opportunity for seniors to get together and meet new acquaintances,” Trauger said. “A lot of seniors grew up on farms. This is a chance for them to go


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visit the country; take a drive out to the fairgrounds and just enjoy a day out.” For $10 seniors can have a chicken dinner, play bingo and dance to live music in two barns decked out for the fall harvest with hay bales, pumpkins, gourds, mums and more, Trauger said. Patty Krohman, administrative assistant to Judge Executive Ralph Drees, has helped run the Senior Harvest Celebration since it began. “It’s just been a wonderful thing every year. Everybody loves it,” she said. Krohman has assembled prizes for the bingo and the free raffle such as gift certificates to local restaurants, gift baskets and a horn of plenty.

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The Eighth Annual Senior Harvest Celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday Sept. 17 at the Kenton County Fairgrounds in Independence. The event will be held in the barn with a country theme. The harvest celebration is open to Kenton County seniors age 50 and over. Tickets are limited. Ticket cost is $10. To purchase tickets, call 3921920. “It’s just such a fun day,” she said. “For 10 dollars you get to play bingo and get a chicken dinner plus all the prizes, dances and entertainment. It’s just a very fun day for them.” Prizes will be awarded to the best “Country” costume as well as to the “King” and “Queen” of the harvest celebration. Krohman said the oldest man and oldest woman at the event are given a crown and a prize. “Our seniors are so valuable,” she said.

Job fair just for veterans By Justin B. Duke

America’s servants are getting a special chance to find a new job. Turfway Park will host the RecruitMilitary Opportunity Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. The event is a career fair for military veterans with more than 20 different organizations looking for former service men and women. “We are bringing companies to the area that want to hire veterans,” said RecruitMilitary spokesperson Karen Galvin.

Based in Loveland, Ohio, RecruitMilitary offers online job listings and career fairs for veterans across the country. Although they have fairs all over, this one is a special treat, Galvin said. “We love doing it in our hometown,” she said. The events are usually successful because companies look to hire veterans because they’ve proven their skills, integrity and responsibility by serving their country, Galvin said. “They are thrilled to have any kind of event where they can meet a big

group of veterans,” she said. Even in the recession, there are employers actively seeking veterans, Galvin said. “It’s encouraging to have these events across the country,” she said. Along with bringing in companies looking to hire, the fair will have several educational institutions on hand because many veterans are making use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill to go to school to prepare for a new career, Galvin said. For more information visit

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KENTON COUNTY – The Kenton County Golf Course is celebrating the Pioneer golf

course’s 40th anniversary by rolling back game prices to 1969. Golfers will pay just $1.30 for nine holes and $2.35 for 19 holes Sept. 13, 20 and 27. The Kenton County Golf Course is located at 3908 Richardson Road in Independence. Call 371-3200 for more information.

under the county forms tab. Class members will be given classroom and hands-on instruction on various aspects of law enforcement. For more information contact officers Greg Sandel at greg.sandel@kentoncounty.or g or Larry Shelton at larry.shelton@kentoncounty.o rg.

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TAYLOR MILL – The city of Taylor Mill will host the 11th Annual Park Fest from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Sept. 19 in Pride Park, 5614 Taylor Mill Road. Park Fest will include rides, demonstrations, live bands, hay rides, food booths, contests, door prizes, raffles and a fireworks display to end the day. Free shuttle bus service will be provided from the parking lots of Scott High School and the Allison & Rose Funeral Home.

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KENTON COUNTY – The Kenton County Police Citizens Academy will kick off Sept. 14 and run through Nov. 23. The class is free and applications can be obtained online at

COVINGTON – The Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest 2009 is coming up Sept. 11, 12 and 13. The festival will feature a mix of German and international foods, music, arts and children’s rides and activities over six city blocks along the Sixth Street Promenade, Philadelphia Street, Main Street and Goebel park. Kinderplatz will feature rides for younger children while Amusement Midway is geared for older kids. All You Can Ride tickets can be purchased for $15 Saturday and Sunday. Live bands will play pop, German, country, ‘80s and more throughout Oktoberfest on four different stages. For more information, visit

Independence won’t raise taxes in 09-10 By Regan Coomer

Independence City Council has decided not to raise taxes in the 09-10 fiscal year to help out residents who could be feeling the economic crunch. “There’s so much uncertainty about the economy,” said Mayor Chris Moriconi. “We can afford to get by on our conservative budget. I’m just glad we’re able to do this.” Council passed the first reading of the ordinance at their Aug. 27 special meeting. Council will hear the second reading at the regular meeting Sept. 14. Historically, council has been more apt to adopt the compensating rate, which allows cities to generate revenue equal to the year before, but usually means a

rise in taxes due to inflation. The city’s property tax rate will remain at $200 per $100,000 of value, which will generate about $2,684,276 in revenue compared to the more than $2.9 million projected had the city taken the compensating rate. Moriconi said Independence is fortunate because it has a “diverse” tax base with schools, industrial, residential and businesses that have been “fairly stable.” Including taxes from personal and real property, the city is expected to generate about $3,169,583 total, a little less than the $3,295,000 budgeted for tax revenue in the 09-10 budget. “We’ll be a little short, but we’ll be all right,” said Council member Donna Yeager. “I just can’t see raising our taxes this year.”

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Hopebox Derby gives hope to the homeless By Regan Coomer

Soapbox cars will race for a good cause in Fort Wright Sept. 12. The 2009 HealthPoint Hopebox Derby will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Sept. 12 on Wright’s Summit Parkway in Fort Wright. HealthPoint Family Care is a nonprofit heath care organization giving medical and dental care to the community. The event, created by the 2008 Leadership of Northern Kentucky class, raised more than $42,000 last year for the Pike Street Clinic for the Homeless in Covington, which is operated by HealthPoint. Hopebox Derby organizers hope to


The HealthPoint Hopebox Derby 2009 will take place Sept. 12 at Wright’s Summit Parkway in Fort Wright. Here local sponsors come together to promote the Chas Seligman Distributing Co.’s Boylan Bottling Co. soapbox car on display at the Crescent Springs Remke Aug. 31. Left to right: Gail Peace of Seligman Distributing, Remke Markets co-manager Ray Gibson and HealthPoint CEO Chris Goddard.

match that amount this year. “As fun as this event is, there’s still a very serious message,” said event co-chair Andy Tracy, a 2008 leadership class member. “The fine folks at HealthPoint, who serve the community so well, need support.” About 70 sponsors, including the city of Fort Wright, have come forward to support the derby, Tracy said. “It’s pretty amazing this many businesses and individuals have gotten involved again with this event,” Tracy said. HealthPoint CEO Chris Goddard said the Pike Street Clinic, which provides medical care, clothing and other services to the homeless, runs at an annual deficit. “Any fundraising we can do specifically for that program helps go a long way,” he said. The 2009 race will include 17 soapbox cars that will go head-tohead in a double elimination for-

mat. Two cars will face off one way, then they’ll switch and the best time between the two will determine the winner. Besides the soapbox race, the event will also include a classic car show, kiddie play area with inflatables, food and drink from local Fort Wright businesses and more. “It’s going to be such a fun, family-oriented event – that’s what it’s all about,” Goddard said. A portion of the proceeds from food sales and the car show will go directly to HealthPoint. “I believe this is quickly becoming a Northern Kentucky signature event like the Rubber Duck Regatta,” Goddard said. The race will take place behind the National City Bank at the corner of Kyles Lane and Dixie Highway. Entry fee is $10 for the classic car show. For more information, visit

Fort Wright looking for new revenue sources balance has also been used to balance the budget. “Eventually there won’t be any balance to carryover,” he told council. “You can’t spend money out of the carryover balance without eventually depleting it, which would be a major problem.” Council member Todd McMurtry called this a “bad practice,” adding he was “very worried” the city hasn’t been taking in enough money to run the budget. “We’re still borrowing against our future and our children’s future when we do that,” he said. Council made a point to say the tax increase will not solve the

city’s long-term financial problems. Taxes from residents only make up about 30 percent of the city’s revenue. Council agreed the budget must be gone over carefully and new sources of revenue must be found - whether that means cutting the budget or looking into a street tax. “When you only see it for one year and you don’t break out the true receipts from the carryover balance it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal,” Hatter explained. The rising cost of gas and rock salt as well as property values decreasing and zero growth in the last year have contributed to the

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Erlanger and Kenton County are still in discussion about possibly merging their emergency dispatch centers, but no timetable is in place as of yet for a decision to be made. Currently Erlanger handles emergency dispatch for Elsmere, Park Hills, Ludlow, Bromley, Crestview Hills, Villa Hills, Crescent Springs, Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright and Lakeside Park. The county currently dispatches for Independence and Taylor Mill, as well as unincorporated parts of the county. At a Sept. 1 city council meeting, Erlanger Mayor Tom Rouse spoke about the positives of a potential merger, saying one dispatch



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Executive Ralph Drees said a deal could be done as soon as January, but estimated a more realistic time frame would suggest the merger being completed later in 2010. He said that Erlanger is currently completing an audit before moving forward with any details for a merger. “It would be good for the county and good for all the people,” he said. “It should be done, but we have to get to an agreement first.” Rouse said that talks had been progressing smoothly, and expected them to continue. “It looks very promising, and it’s something we’ll keep working on,” he said. “This would be a good thing for all of us.”

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city’s financial difficulties, Hatter said. Mayor Joe Nienaber said the city needs to take a “stronger look” at the budget. “We had more input and more knowledge of the budget from October of last year to now than ever before,” he said. “I hope that everyone can sit here in clear conscience and say ‘We did pass the leanest budget we possibly could while still providing the level of service the people of Fort Wright expect.’”

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Fort Wright City Council passed the second reading of the 20092010 property tax rate at their meeting Sept. 2. Council voted to take an additional 2 percent over the compensating rate. The property tax rate will rise from .199 to .210. The increase will mean an additional $15,000 in revenue from property and real taxes for the city. Residents will pay about $210 per $100,000 of assessed property. Council used a spreadsheet compiled by Council member Dave

Hatter showing actual revenue and expenditures for the last five years to help make their decision on the tax rate. Hatter said the city has been spending more than it has been bringing in since 2004 and has been kept in the black using carryover balances from the previous year. The amount covered by the carryover budget has ranged from $25,000 to $1.3 million. While a carryover balance is supposed to be used to pay for projects done in the previous year or to keep the city going until funds come in for the new fiscal year, Hatter said a portion of the


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SK working as one to help teacher’s family By Regan Coomer

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Noah Dillion (left) of the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 88, presented Holmes High School Choir and Music Theatre Director Rex Sholar a $200 check to support the school's music department Wednesday Sept. 2. The donation was given in honor of '74 graduate Gary Lee Hall, who was killed in action in Vietnam. For more information about the chapter, visit

Covington schools make attendance a priority It is an exciting time for new opportunities and challenges for your child in the Covington Independent School District. As the school year begins, we would like to encourage parents to make regular school attendance a priority for their children. It's a fact that regular school attendance is crucial to the development and education of children. Children attending school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than children who do not. Parents who make regular school attendance a priority also are helping their children learn to accept responsibility, a very important lesson for a successful life. Attendance patterns are developed early in life. Children who develop good attendance habits in the early grades will be more likely to continue them throughout their school career and beyond. That's important, because children who are absent miss out on key academic concepts, new learning opportunities, how to socialize with others, follow directions, and solve problems creatively while at school. Children not attending school regularly develop a greater chance of dropping out and are almost twice as likely to be unemployed. What Parents Can Do: 1. Let your child know that you expect her/him to attend school every day. Explain that, just as you have a job, it's her/his job to go to school and learn. 2. Set a time for doing homework each evening and a time for going to bed. Unfinished homework and too little sleep are common reasons why parents hear the words, “I don't feel good,” on school mornings. 3. Get involved with your child's school. When your child sees you in the halls or the classroom, they will understand that school is important. 4. Make school a priority by making medical and other appointments during non-school

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hours when possible. 5. Schedule family vacations during holidays or during summer breaks. What Parents Should Do: 1. Notify their child's school on the day their child is absent 2. When your child returns to school send a note stating the reason he/she was absent. 3. Sign, date and return the note with your child to school on the day he or she returns to school. 4. The note must be turned into the school office no later than 48 hours (Parent Note) after the absence. If a note is received after 48 hours your child's absence will not be excused. Board policy allows 5 days for a medical note. 5. If your child will be late for school because of a medical or other appointment, a written note is required. The note may be written by the parent/guardian, the doctor, and/or other professional providing a service to the student. 6. If your child will need to leave school early for a medical or other appointment, the school will not release him/her without a written note from you or the medical professional. When your child is sick and you are unable to get a doctor's appointment, you may have him/her seen by the staff at the Covington Independent SchoolBased Health Centers located at John G. Carlisle Elementary and Holmes Middle School. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child's attendance, academics, or other issues please contact your child's school. We look forward to working with each family throughout the school year and look forward to many positive results as all children are on their journey to Destination: Graduation. Eric Neff is the Director of Pupil Personnel for Covington Independent Public Schools

Simon Kenton High School will be serving mugs brimming with love this school year. The school’s faculty, staff and students are working together on “Mugs from Hugs,” a benefit to raise money for teacher Chris Fossett and his family, who live in Erlanger. Fossett’s wife Jennifer, a former Simon Kenton teacher, contracted a virus in July that eventually led to the removal of most of her small intestine. Fossett said Jennifer’s body was attacking itself; the family almost lost her. “We’re a great big family,” said art teacher Tammy Smith, who came up with the idea for the benefit. “This is a small-town community and we take care of our own. If they hurt, we hurt.” Smith’s idea was to have as many students and faculty as possible create a mug from clay and then sell the mug with coffee or cocoa for $5 at the Oct. 8 football game. Smith estimates over 200 mugs will be created and sold. The mug idea has “blossomed” into more than 40 baskets with themes like “Mexican Fiesta” and “Betty Crocker” to be auctioned off in a silent auction that night, Smith said. Twenty-one homerooms are competing to put together baskets, she said. All proceeds will go to the Fossett family. “It’s just kind of grown. It’s gotten bigger and bigger. The students are really buying into it – they want to help. They want to be a part of this,” she said. Fossett said he and Jennifer are


Simon Kenton High School faculty, staff and students are coming together this school year to raise money for the family of teacher Chris Fossett. Fossett’s wife Jennifer, a former teacher at the high school, contracted a virus this past summer that almost took her life. Jennifer is recovering and staying at home with their 2-year-old daughter, Avery. grateful for the school’s support. “She’s recovering. It’s a daily struggle, but every day she gains more and more strength and is doing more and more things,” said Fossett, who teaches social studies and coaches football at SK. “Her surgeons are completely surprised every time she goes in with how she looks and how she’s doing.” Jennifer is currently on daily IV nutrition and will have to undergo blood thinning treatments the rest of her life, Fossett said. “We’ve been extremely blessed,” he said. “We’re almost taken aback by the amount of support we’ve gotten.”

Jennifer’s mother Christine Knochelman is a secretary at Simon Kenton High School. Knochelman was also blown away by the Hugs From Mugs project. “We’ve had such wonderful support. It goes to show, when you have a need, your friends stick with you.” For more information about the Fossetts or how to donate, call Smith at 859-960-0100 ext. 107. Mugs For Hugs mugs and baskets will be sold at the Simon Kenton High School football game Oct. 8 at the school.


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Dixie Heights Class of 1964 Reunion, 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Walt’s Hitching Post, 3300 Madison Pike, Fort Wright. Dinner served 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Dixie Heights Class of 1964. For information, call 371-7056.

Newport Central Catholic Class Reunion of 1949 stag, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Barleycorn’s Restaurant, 1073 Industrial Road, Cold Spring. For more information, call 581-5047 or 442-7464.

Annual Campbell County High School Picnic Reunion, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pendery Park, Williams Lane, Melbourne. Classes of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Bring food to share, drinks and seating. Presented by Campbell County High School. 635-3592.

S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 0 The Newport High School Alumni and Associates All-Class Reunion. Cash bar at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Program and festivities at 7 p.m. Marquis Banquet Center, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder. Dinner is $32. For information, call 442-9050.

S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6 Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth Street, Newport. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458.

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S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0 Dayton High School Class of 1989’s 20 Year Reunion, 8 p.m.-midnight, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Covington. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single. Reservations required. 261-8400.


Villa Madonna eighth graders are studying the monuments and museums of Washington, DC in preparation for their class trip to the nation's capitol. Here, Ben Bertsch and Radek Lord attempt to build a model of the Marine Corps War Memorial depicting the flag raising at Iwo Jima.


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and be inspired to become good readers because of this.” But the first-graders aren’t the only ones learning through the program. Fourth-grader Hailey Burk said she finds herself becoming a better reader and learning new facts from the books she’s been choosing to read to her partner, Courtney Hall. “I like being able to read to her, but it’s cool because I haven’t read these books either,” said Burk. “I’ve


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Arnett first-grader DeSean Williams tried in vain to stifle a giggle as he listened to fourth-grader Jared Simpson bring a book on farm animals to life on Sept. 4. “And the pigs go ‘Oooooink!’”, exclaimed Simpson, unable to contain his own smile as he turned the page. “’s on to chickens!” Simpson and Williams are two of the students participating in the new Reading Buddies program, where fourth-grade students visit first-graders once a week to read to them. The fourthgraders select their own books, and then are partnered with a younger student for about 20 minutes. “It’s something we wanted to try out this year, and it’s gone great so far,” said fourth-grade teacher Regina Pelfrey. “It’s just a way of bringing the school together and creating more of a family atmosphere, and the kids love it.” Pelfrey said the eventual goal of the program is to have the first-graders confident enough in their reading abilities by the end of the year to return the favor and read to fourth-graders. “We may even work on some writing skills too,” she added. “It’s just a great way for our kids to help out some younger kids, and there’s a lot of different ways we could go with this.” First-grade teacher Stephanie Ruttle said the program is a benefit for her students, because they view the older students as role models. “Oh- they love being

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This week in golf

• Holy Cross High School men’s golfer Trame shot 5 over par 40 on the back nine at Twin Oaks, Aug. 31. The Holy Cross men, however, were defeated by Conner High School 177-185.

This week in soccer

• Holy Cross High School girls beat Villa Madonna 4-1, Aug. 31. Holy Cross advances to 3-4 with the win. Mueller, Winter, Angel and Bradford scored Holy Cross’ goals. • Dixie Heights High School girls defeated Conner High School 2-1, Aug. 31. Dixie advances to 4-1 with the win. Margolen and Critcher scored Dixie’s goals. • Calvary Christian and Villa Madonna tied 1-1, Sept. 1. Moran scored Calvary’s goal. Calvary advances to 2-2-1 with the win. • Notre Dame Academy girls defeated Boone County in a 6-0 shutout, Aug. 29. Notre Dame goalie Voskul made two saves. Rolfson had one save. Scoring goals for Notre Dame was Scheben with two, Courtney Clark, Chandler Clark, Brown and Shelton. • Notre Dame girls defeated Bishop Brossart 2-1, Aug. 31. Notre Dame advances to 7-0 with the win. Clark and Russo scored Notre Dame’s goals.

This week in volleyball

• Ludlow High School defeated Silver Grove 26-24, 25-10, Sept. 1. • Notre Dame Academy defeated Conner High School 25-11, 25-7, Sept. 1. • Beechwood High School defeated Villa Madonna 25-15, 23-25, 25-13, Sept. 1.

Fall lacrosse skills

The Northern Kentucky Lacrosse Club Warriors are conducting Fall Skills 2009 to help players sharpen ball and stick skills, tactics and moves and get some time on the field to practice for the competitive season. Eric Grombala will join the Warriors for Fall Skills. Grombala played at Hillsdale College for four years, coached Bluejays lacrosse for eight years and spent one year as assistant coach at St. Xavier High School. To sign up for Fall Skills, go to x. Go to “Online Forms” under the left-hand menu and follow the instructions. All money and fees are due by Sept. 28. The club is looking for parents to help run skills for all three age levels. E-mail Coach T.J. Burns at The Northern Kentucky Lacrosse Club is also looking for board members. Send nominations to Colleen Zirkelbach at or to

Girls’ basketball tryout

Midwest Lady Knights (formerly Kentucky Elite) has openings for fourth-grade girls who want to play on an AAU team. The Knights will play in fall and winter leagues to get ready for AAU spring season. The team teaches girls the fundamentals to take them to the next level. The coaches have coached basketball for more than 20 years in all levels. Call Dave Brock at 6097111 or 513-460-2867.

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Injury gives Simon Kenton confidence By Adam Turer

An early-season injury to a team’s top player is usually a bad way to start the season. For Simon Kenton High School, playing without injured running back Miles Simpson for much of the season opener was a positive for the Pioneers. Now that Simpson is back at full strength, his teammates are playing with confidence knowing that they can win without Simpson and dominate with him. The Pioneers are rolling to start the season, crushing Dixie Heights 49-28 to improve to 2-0 on the year. The offense is clicking on all cylinders with Simpson and quarterback Chad Lawrence leading the charge. Simpson was limited by an ankle injury in the season opener against Newport Central Catholic. His teammates rallied and led the Pioneers to a 29-8 victory. “I think overall it helped the team realize that we have other players who can make plays and get in the end zone for us,” said Simon Kenton head coach Jeff Marksberry of Simpson’s injury. “It was huge for the guys we had to have step up, and it gave some other guys more confidence.” One of those players who gained confidence was Lawrence. With opposing defenses focusing on Simpson, the quarterback needs to continue to carve up defenses with both his arm and his legs. He did just that against Dixie Heights, passing for 201 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 119 yards. “Chad is a confident quarterback,” Marksberry said. “He is a great leader on the field.” Dixie Heights lost its first game of the year to fall to 21. Turnovers put the Colonels in an early hole. Three straight fumbles led to three Pioneers touchdowns and the Colonels trailed 210 late in the first half. Quarterback Ryan Wil-


Simon Kenton running back, Miles Simpson, runs the ball against Dixie Heights defensive back, No. 4 Billy Menkhaus in the first quarter during the Simon Kenton High School and Dixie Heights High School Football game at Simon Kenton High School Friday Sept. 4, 2009 in Independence. Simon Kenton leads at half time 28 to 14. son rallied the Colonels for two touchdowns in the second quarter. Simon Kenton responded quickly to the first Colonels’ score, as Simpson rushed 55 yards for a touchdown. Wilson hit Ben Haggerty for a touchdown to start the second half scoring and cut the Pioneer lead to one score, 28-21. Wilson completed 31 of 45 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns. Haggerty caught 10 passes for 150 yards and two scores. “Dixie is much better than they were a year ago at this time,” Marksberry said. “That was a great win for our football team.” The Pioneers stopped the Colonels rally as Simpson rushed for his fourth and fifth touchdowns of the game. He finished the night with 186 yards rushing and five scores, including one receiving touchdown. It was an impressive showing by one of the state’s premier players, in front of University of Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks who was in attendance, presumably to scout Simpson. “Any time he touches the ball, it’s instant offense and

a chance for us to score,” said Marksberry of his running back. “It helps our passing game and it gives our offensive line confidence.” With Sage Powell and Nik Brown stepping up to support Simpson in the backfield, the Pioneers have increased their depth and strength on offense. Simpson said that he felt less than 100 percent in his return to full-time action. Lawrence continues to show opponents that the Pioneers are much more than a oneman show. If the Pioneers can cut down on penalties and continue to limit turnovers, they should make a return trip to the state championship game at season’s end. “We’re playing with a lot of confidence right now,” said Marksberry. Simon Kenton hosts Shroder Paideia at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11. Dixie Heights travels to Conner and kicks off at 7 p.m., Sept. 11.

Cooper 28, Scott 27

Junior Dvontae Bradley rushed 28 times for a school record 268 yards and two touchdowns to lead Cooper to victory. The Jaguars scored all of their points in the second half after trailing 7-0 at halftime. Zach Sowder led the Eagles, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for another score. Logan Schulkers rushed for the game-winning two-point conversion after he completed a touchdown pass to Bret Berry with 25 seconds left. Sowder led the Eagles back into Cooper territory but was sacked by Corey Barnes on the game’s final play.

Holmes 24, Bellevue 8

The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season. Sophomore Greg Clemons rushed


Simon Kenton quarterback, No. 6 Chad Lawrence, runs with ball against Dixie Heights running back, No. 30 Ben Wolfe, in the first quarter during the Simon Kenton and Dixie Heights high school football game at Simon Kenton Friday, Sept. 4. 13 times for 132 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way. Niko Ghanbar added a 29-yard field goal for Holmes. Bellevue took an 8-7 lead after one quarter on a 14yard touchdown pass from Richard Wills to Mike Rankin and a successful two-point conversion. The Bulldogs defense pitched a shutout for the final three quarters and forced four Tigers turnovers. Bellevue fell to 1-2 on the season.

Carroll County 36, Ludlow 21

In a game of big momentum swings, Carroll County struck first and stayed on top to improve to 3-0 on the season. Ludlow fell to 0-2. Trailing 6-0 but threatening to score, Ludlow lost momentum when D’Anthony Collins picked off a Zach Stegemoller pass and returned it 102 yards for a touchdown to put Carroll County up 13-0. Ludlow responded immediately, as Chris Yates took the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a score.

Yates later added a 45yard touchdown reception. Carroll County’s Andy Sisenstein took over at that point, catching a touchdown pass and rushing for two more to seal the win. Stegemoller led the Panthers with 96 yards rushing on eight carries.

La Salle 44, Covington Catholic 35

Senior quarterback Brayden Erpenbeck had his best day as a Colonel, but the Lancer offense was too much for CovCath. Erpenbeck threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 162 yards and three scores. However, La Salle scored 23 unanswered points in the first half and answered the Colonels every time they scored in the second half. Erpenbeck had an 83yard TD rush in the first quarter after throwing a long TD pass to Alex Connelly. He connected with Connelly again in the third quarter for a 10-yard score. The Colonels, 0-3, will travel to play Campbell County 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.

Sibling soccer rivalry enjoyable for family By James Weber

Soccer-playing sisters Grace and Emmie Wyatt separately used the same word to describe their headto-head meeting on the Pendery Park pitch Sept. 1. “I thought it was funny,” Grace said after the game.


Sisters Grace (left) and Emmie Wyatt share a laugh during their soccer game between Covington Latin and Bishop Brossart Sept. 1.

“Because she’s my sister, I made fun of her when she was playing.” The sisters from Alexandria are seniors on separate teams. Grace’s Covington Latin Trojans faced Emmie’s Bishop Brossart Mustangs in an All “A” Classic regional game in Melbourne. Brossart came away with a 9-1 win to advance in the tourney before losing to Newport Central Catholic in the semifinals. Emmie had a goal and an assist against Covington Latin. The sisters started soccer when they were little and have grown up with the sport. Last week marked the first time they competed against each other. Grace, 15, is two years younger than Emmie. Grace skipped two grades as part of Covington Latin’s advanced academic program, so they will both graduate next spring. Several times during their matchup, the Wyatts


The Wyatt family and supporters wore special T-shirts for the game between sisters Emmie and Grace. contested the ball in the same space. After the game, they made friendly jabs at each other over different plays. “She got called twice for pushing me,” Grace said, a fact Emmie disputed with a smile. “It was fun,” Emmie said. “It’s never a dull moment with us. We make fun of each other like sisters.” Several family members and supporters attended the game wearing T-shirts with

a picture of the sisters together, the phrase “Bishop Latin” on the front and “Wyatt” on the back. “It was exciting to see them play against each other in their senior year,” said their mother, Angie Wyatt. “They’re very competitive with each other, but they love each other very much.” Grace has been the second-leading scorer the past two years for the Trojans, behind senior Beth Whitacre, who could crack

the 100-goal mark for her career this season. The loss to Brossart was the only blemish in the Trojans’ 4-1-1 start. Emmie is one of eight seniors for the Mustangs (3-5-1). “She’s been very important as a leader,” said head coach Andy Deimling. “She was a little bit tentative today because of her sister, but she has been a fantastic leader and a big part of helping us get to where we are.”

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Pandas proud of 8-0 start to season By James Weber

The Notre Dame Academy girls’ soccer team has steamrolled through local competition so far this season. But the Pandas are looking to the future, and facing challengers such as archrival Highlands Sept. 12 in Fort Thomas. The Pandas are off to an 8-0 start after beating Lexington Catholic 2-0 Sept. 5. It was the second close game in a row for Notre Dame after winning its first six by a combined score of 43-0. LexCath is traditionally one of Kentucky’s top programs. “It makes us a better team,” NDA junior Courtney Clark said. “It helps us grow so we can try to win state.” Clark is one of six returning starters for the Pandas this year as they try for a run at their second state championship following their top prize in 2004. She is the team’s leading scorer with seven goals and three assists. Sydney Scheben and Heather Shelton have six goals apiece.

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players have scored a goal this year. Ali Critcher and Anna Crosthwaite have three apiece, and three others have two.



Notre Dame senior Torrie Lange goes for the ball during the Pandas’ 2-0 win over Lexington Catholic Sept. 5 at Xavier University. Senior midfielder Torrie Lange leads NDA with five assists. “We have a lot of people who can score and make plays,” Clark said. The Pandas haven’t had to score much, giving up just one goal for the year in a 2-1 win over Bishop Brossart. Rachael Rolfsen and Olivia Voskuhl have been the goalkeepers, and NDA head coach Sara Raak-

er said the team defense has been strong this season. Highlands is a follow-up to an early-week game with Cincinnati power Ursuline. NDA plays in the Lexington Catholic tournament beginning Sept. 15, an invite with many of the state’s top teams. “We try to see the best in the state and Ohio every year,” Raaker said. “They’re great tests for us.”


Kenton County girls have varied successes By James Weber


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Calvary is 2-2 heading into a Sept. 8 game against Covington Latin. The Cougars host Newport 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 before playing two game in the Boone County Rebel Showcase Sept. 12. Mikayla Turner has an eye-popping 12 goals to lead the Cougars through four games.

Dixie Heights

The Colonels are off to a solid 4-1 start including wins over big-school rivals Scott, Cooper and Conner. They have scored 16 goals and allowed four through five games. Dixie’s next home game is Sept. 14 against St. Henry. The Colonels have had balanced scoring. Nine

Holmes was 1-3 entering a home match with Campbell County Sept. 9. The Bulldogs go to Bellevue Sept. 12.

Holy Cross

The Indians started off 2-5 and host Ryle 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Peyton Angel and Alexis Frye lead the Indians with three goals apiece.


The Panthers were 0-51 entering a game against Villa Madonna Sept. 8.


Scott started the season 1-5, albeit against a brutal schedule. Sarah Handlon led the team with two goals.

Simon Kenton

The Pioneers started the year 2-3-1 and were set to play in the Boone County Rebel Showcase Sept. 12. Their next home game is Sept. 14 against Calvary. Allison Ponzer led the team with two goals in the early going.

Villa Madonna

VMA was 5-2-1 heading into home games Sept. 8 and 9. The blue Lightning are in the Boone County Rebel Showcase Sept. 12, playing two games, then host Scott Sept. 14. Soccer and cross country standout Kiley Stoll is the top goal-scorer in Northern Kentucky with 13 goals. Megan Barton, Chloe Nemann and Lauren Mikhail have five apiece. Olivia Haas is a returning starter, and Rachel Bailey and Katie Miller are other top newcomers to the team.




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Tucky Duckies take gold

The Tucky Duckies U12 girls’ soccer team shows off their medals after going undefeated in the Kentucky Bluegrass State Games, July 19. From left: Back, coaches Dan Telgkamp and Kevin Brenner; middle, Allyson Bridewell, Lauren Brenner, Lauren Vandierendonck, Brooke Dougherty and Haley Best; front, Lauren Best, Allison Zachary, Lydia Graves, Kelsey Schmiade, Olivia Sayre, Sam Telgkamp and Emily Anderson.

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The NKYA U14 Fastpitch Girls Green Team celebrates winning the league June 30. In top row are Coach Dave Deidesheimer, Assistant Coach Donna Ingram, Marissa Glahn, Corey Zeigler, Alan Setty, Jennifer Sexton, Katie Youtsey, Ashley Dellar, Erin Franke and Assistant Coach Mark Glahn. In front are Sydney Tolle, Christina Enzweiler, Caroline Woeste, Miranda Kopp, Betsy Willett and Jackie Sexton. Not pictured are Katie Viox and Brianna Ellison.

Tucky Duckies take gold

The Tucky Duckies U12 girls’ soccer team shows off their medals after going undefeated in the Kentucky Bluegrass State Games, July 19. From left: Back, coaches Dan Telgkamp and Kevin Brenner; middle, Allyson Bridewell, Lauren Brenner, Lauren Vandierendonck, Brooke Dougherty and Haley Best; front, Lauren Best, Allison Zachary, Lydia Graves, Kelsey Schmiade, Olivia Sayre, Sam Telgkamp and Emily Anderson.


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Next question Should there be laws banning all use of cell phones while driving? Why or why not? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. a young lady dying when he ran off a bridge and she drowned. He sobered up and later revealed the accident. “If I remember right he received a six months suspended sentence. I’m sure the Kennedy’s paid the girl’s family off in order keep him from being sued. “There is no doubt that he could not been re-elected to the Congress if he had been from most if not all of the other states. This just goes to show you that money can take care of most everything.” J.L. “A Catholic who supported abortion!” N.G. “Ted Kennedy was a boozer and womanizer – did little of value with his time in the Senate and now they want to canonize him. There is no enduring legacy. Give me a break!” R.A.V. “Setting aside any preconceived notions about the ‘Kennedy Dynasty,’ it’s hard to imagine any intelligent citizen – Democrat, Republican or Independent – not recognizing the amazing volume of lifetime contributions made by this great American patriot and statesman. “Sure, Ted Kennedy had some ‘shady’ events in his past, just like any other politician under the media’s intense microscope. “But as a long-term senator, he has made major changes in the laws affecting the rights, values and freedoms of so many Americans. “His commitment to just American politics is unmatched. There’s great sadness in the loss of the last of the Kennedy brothers - he will be sorely missed. M.M.

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Galls are strange tree growths Question: My pin oak tree has some strange growths on the leaves and twigs. One type is round, one inch in diameter, red and green like a speckled cherry tomato. The other growth is like a small golf ball with spikes coming out of it. What is the cause of these strange balls on my tree, and will they hurt the tree? Answer: The strange growths on your oak tree are called “galls.” Galls are irregular plant growths which are stimulated by the reaction between plant hormones and powerful growth regulating chemicals produced by some insects or mites. Certain galls may occur on leaves, bark, flowers, buds, acorns, or roots. Leaf and twig galls are most noticeable. The inhabitant (a small insect) gains its nutrients from the inner gall tissue. Galls also provide some protection from natural enemies and insecticide sprays. Important details of the life cycles of many gall-makers are not known, so specific recommendations to time control measures most effectively are not available. Gall makers must attack at a particular time in the year to be successful. Otherwise, they may not be able to stimulate the plant to produce the tissue which forms the gall. Generally, initiation of leaf galls occurs around “bud break” or as new leaves begin to

unfold in the spring. The “tomatolike” galls you describe are called “oak apple galls.” These are large to 2-inch Mike Klahr (1diameter) Community r o u n d e d Recorder growths that filled with a columnist are spongy mass. A single wasp larva is located in a hard seed-like cell in the center. Galls are usually found on the petioles or midribs of leaves. They will eventually dry to a brown, paper thin wall. Removing and destroying galls before they dry and before wasps emerge from a hole may help to reduce the infestation. Leaf galls rarely affect tree health so control is rarely justified. However, an application of carbaryl (Sevin) at bud break may reduce infestations. While large and spectacular, they cause no measurable harm. The woody gall you describe as a spiny golf ball is a more serious problem. It is called the “horned oak gall.” A similar gall without the horns or spikes is called the gouty oak gall. Twig and stem galls, such as the gouty oak gall and horned oak gall, are solid, woody masses that can girdle branches (killing them at the

tips) or make them droop from the sheer weight of the heavy growths. The galls can grow to more than 2 inches in diameter. Horned oak galls can be found on pin, scrub, black, blackjack, and water oaks while gouty oak galls occur commonly on scarlet, red, pin or black oak. These galls have a long and complex development that takes two or more years to develop. The first stage is a blister-like leaf gall that occurs along larger leaf veins. The second stage is a knotty twig gall that is started in mid-summer and becomes fully mature in 1 to 2 years. Tiny adult wasps emerge in the spring. Gouty oak twig galls are smooth; hormed oak galls have horn-like projections. One female wasp can emerge from each horn. Generally, insecticidal control is not satisfactory because the wasps are physically protected within the galls. Correctly timing applications to provide effective preventive control is difficult. Where practical, pruning of infested twigs may help to reduce the problem on lightly-infested trees. However, pruning is impractical if large trees are heavily infested. A commercial arborist may be able to provide assistance with valuable plantings. Mike Klahr is the Boone County Extension Agent for Horticulture.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR We were deeply dismayed by the letter we received from the Kenton County School District, stating that parents could have their children opt-out of viewing President Obama’s address to American students about the value of education. What message does this send to our children? That they should not respect and support our country’s President? That education is NOT a universal American value? That we shouldn’t listen to someone we may disagree with? This is un-American. Right-wing extremists are crying that Obama’s speech is brain-

washing; but their incessant distortions, hostility, and intolerance—perpetuated by radio personalities—do more to indoctrinate our children to hatred and disrespect than one presidential speech ever could. This is just their latest fabricated crisis, intended to sandbag Obama, stifle meaningful debate on serious issues, and divide the country. Don’t they realize that if Obama fails, the country fails? We need to start respecting opposing views and looking for common ground; to be discriminating media consumers and think for ourselves; and to teach our chil-

dren to do this. THAT’s what will move our nation forward. It’s a shame that Kenton County Schools gave voice and credence to the right-wing extremist propaganda mill and catered to the parents who have been indoctrinated by it. The only positive thing is that KCSD did not ban Obama’s speech as other districts had. You should have stood your ground, dismissed the controversy, and said we’re showing the broadcast—out of respect for OUR President. Kimberly and John Kennedy Villa Hills, Ky.

Employers, employees should make health care choices – not government

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and its members are dedicated to improving our nation's health care system. We support ongoing, thoughtful debate on health care and urge Congress to focus on consensus areas that accomplish shared goals. Chief among these goals should be initiatives to reduce costs and provide a robust marketplace for consumers. Unfortunately, Congressional leaders are acting quickly in an effort to push through a political solution to our current health care system that not only fails to reduce cost but which will harm American employers and their employees and families. Our members have been telling us for years that health care costs are out of control and are their primary constraint on economic growth and job creation. Some of the factors that contribute to high cost and rapid medical inflation are complex and require reasoned discussion and analysis. But some of the factors are blatantly obvious and have relatively simple remedies.

The Northern K e n t u c k y Chamber supports immediate low-cost reforms to health care that include: medical liability reform; the Gary Beatrice increased use of health informaCommunity tion technology; Recorder incentives for guest wellness and columnist p r e v e n t i o n ; administrative simplification; and combating fraud and abuse. By implementing reforms of this nature, congress would bend the cost curve without spending a trillion dollars or raising taxes. The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce also believes it is imperative that employers and their employees have the freedom to work together to develop the best health care plan to meet the unique needs of their company and its employees. An employer mandate, also known as “pay or play,” would

force employers to provide “one size fits all” insurance or face an 8 percent (for starters) payroll tax. Many in Washington speak of the need for employers to take a “shared responsibility” in providing health care. The notion that employers are not sharing responsibility is disingenuous at best. In fact, employers know all too well the challenges facing our health care system. Every year, employers voluntarily pay more than $500 billion for health insurance to 160 million Americans. The Chamber believes that an employer mandate will likely lead to lower wages and job loss. Unemployment in this region is already at 11 percent and families can ill afford policies that will threaten their wages and jobs. The Chamber supports providing a vibrant marketplace for individuals and businesses to seek health care options. Many in Congress are singing the praises of a “public option,” a governmentrun health insurance plan to “compete” with private insurers.

The public option would have a tremendous advantage over private insurance plans and would be anything but a legitimate competitor, as the government would both own the competition and set the rules for the insurance industry. A government plan, unlike an employer-sponsored plan, can exempt itself from federal taxes and state regulations and force hospitals to accept submarket reimbursements. How is that legitimate competition? How could this not quickly dissolve into a single government sponsored system? The 800-pound gorilla in the room is the cost for this proposed plan. The price tag is somewhere between $1 trillion and $1.5 trillion. A suggested “surtax” on the wealthiest will directly hit the bottom lines of small businesses that pay their business taxes at a personal rate. At a time when we most need our nation's small businesses to create jobs, current health care reform proposals would tax job creators out of existence.

Congress is also considering taxing health benefits, which are currently tax-exempt. This would be a significant change to tax policy that would have lasting negative ramifications to employers and employees. The Chamber believes meaningful health reform can happen and we support the debate. Lowering the cost and slowing the rate of medical inflation are key components to a strong rebound from the current recession. We believe that this can be accomplished by building on what works and fixing what's broken. We believe that much can be accomplished by making the easy fixes, grabbing the “low hanging fruit.” The business community has always developed new and innovative ways to solve problems and the Chamber will continue to offer solutions and provide leadership that moves our region forward. Gary Beatrice, president of Business Benefits/Hammerlein Garner, is president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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Kayla Hermann enjoys a slide at the Silverlake Waterpark on Sept. 1. With summer winding down and schools back in session, the pool crowds are thinning out.


Debbie Mason of Florence and Pam Duncan of Independence have been best friends for 34 years.

Friendship grows over 34 years

Debbie Mason and Pam Duncan became friends at Ninth District Elementary School, some 34 years ago. They sang in choir together, hung out at prom together. After high school, Pam “moved away for a while and the only way we could be in contact was by phone and by letters,” Debbie said. Pam’s now back in the area, living in Independence, so she’s not too far from Debbie, a Florence resident. Their relationship remains intact. “It’s awesome to have a friend for that long,” Debbie said. These days they remain best friends, but the activities have changed. Comparing notes about each other’s grandchildren gives them plenty to talk about.

“We’re inseparable. She’s my rock and I’m hers,” Pam said. They like going shopping and going out to lunch. “I’ve had some personal problems and stuff and any time I need her she’s there for me,” Debbie said. “When I lost my mom several years ago, she was there for me. I was there when she lost both of her parents.” Debbie said the friendship is “very important to me. You have people who say they’re best friends and once high school’s over it’s done and over with. It’s not like that. It’s kind of like family. It means a lot to have a friend like that.” If interested in being featured as a “Best Friend Forever,” please send an e-mail with the subject line “Best Friends” to bmains@ Call 578-1062.

Swimmers say sayonara to summer at local pools By Regan Coomer

Some dedicated Kenton Countians said good-bye to summer in the best way possible: taking a dip in local pools. In the week leading up to Labor Day some swimming enthusiasts were taking advantage of the low attendance due to the cooler temperatures in late August. As an homage to the end of summer and a hello to fall, The Community Recorder snapped photos at the Bluegrass and Taylor Mill swim clubs and the Silverlake Recreation Center.


Ethan Thomas, 4, gets a little help from grandma Tracy Thoerner at the Taylor Mill Swim Club Sept. 3.


Two-year-old Evie Thomas didn’t mind cheesing for the camera at the Taylor Mill Swim Club Thursday Sept. 3.


A day at the track

Turfway Park opens its 2009 fall meet this week. The track will feature live racing throughout the month of September. Post times begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and at 1:10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. The fall meet closes Oct. 8. The Kentucky Cup Day of Champions, which will feature three races with purses equal to or greater than $100,000, will take place Sept. 26. For more information, visit

Holy Cross festival

The 20th annual Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival will take place on the school grounds this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12 from 6 p.m.

to midnight each night. The festival features a raffle that will award $1,500 to its grand-prize winner. On Saturday, the popular chicken/ribs dinner will be available for $12.50. For more information, visit


J. Medicine Hat returns to the Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant this weekend for shows, Thursday-Sunday. Not only is J. Medicine Hat a comedian, but he is also a master hypnotist. There will be one act Thursday (8 p.m.); two acts Friday (8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.); two acts Saturday (7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.); and one Sunday (7:30 p.m.). Visit

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Sophie Middendorf and Victoria Schewe jumped a last jump for summer at the Bluegrass Swim Club Sept. 2.

IT business offers fast worry-free solutions By Regan Coomer

Steve Schleper of Pandora Computer Service wants to be your friend who’s good with computers. “We try to be friendly and downto-earth,” he said. “We respond quickly to service calls, most of the time on the same day and you’re talking to the same person all the time – you’re not having to explain it to somebody else.” Pandora Computer Service will celebrate its five-year anniversary this October. Located on Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, the business provides computer repair, one-on-one training, Internet security, data recovery and more to local residents and businesses. Schleper makes a point to never speak “computerese” to a customer. “We don’t talk down, we talk directly to them,” he said. Pandora Computer Service can handle anything ranging from removing spyware from your computer to doing a complete overhaul, Schleper said. Usually Pandora makes house calls so you don’t have to break down

and bring in your computer. “We only bring computers here if more extensive work has to be done on them. We try to do all the stuff in your house and work around your schedule,” he said. “Then you don’t have to worry about it.” Schleper said he has no problem with people calling him with a question. “We don’t charge for a phone call,” he said. “If I can fix the computer by talking to someone over the phone we’re not going to charge for that. We’d rather them see the value in it and call us next time.” To make computer repair even easier for customers, Pandora Computer Service just debuted a service plan for residents offering full remote support all year long. The plan, with introductory costs of $99.95 a year and $24.95 for each additional laptop, allows residents to call as many times as they like to fix the little problems such as security issues, hardware diagnostics, virus removal, etc. “Call us for the little stuff, we can fix it really easily instead of waiting until it gets really bad and you don’t


Pandora Computer Service owner and IT analyst Steve Schleper wants to be your personal computer guy. The business, located in Crescent Springs, provides troubleshooting services to residents and businesses. have your computer for days,” Schleper said. The remote plan can even extend to children away at college. “If you try it once, you will see the value in it,” he said. For more information about Pandora Computer Service located at 618 Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, call 344-8880 or visit


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Six New Exhibitions, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Exhibit continues through Oct. 16. $8, $5 students and seniors, free members and ages 11 and under. 957-1940. Covington.


Child Safety Week, 11 a.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Listen to story about lost critters and discuss important safety issues. Create take-home personalized first aid kit. Included with admission: $7.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia.


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


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


Memories of Elvis, 9 p.m. Bulldogs Roadhouse, 2015 Declaration Drive, Elvis Tribute artist, Jim Jones performs. Free. 513-2271893. Independence.


No Clue, 10 p.m. Peecox, 635 Donaldson Highway, 342-7000. Erlanger.


American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St. $4. Presented by Northern Kentucky Bridge Club. 689-5743; Elsmere.


Thoroughbred Racing, 7 p.m. Fall Meet. Mascot races: Turfway Tommy vs. area mascots, 8:30 p.m. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Free. 371-0200. Florence.


Open House and Adoptathon, noon-8 p.m. Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Visit our newly remodeled facility and meet animals. Learn about community’s campaign to bring mobile adoption unit to Northern Kentucky. Refreshments, gifts and prizes. Free. 586-5285. Burlington. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 1 2



Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Fish dinners available. Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St. Games, food, drink, raffles, booths and corn roast. Through Sept. 12. 431-1335. Covington.


Indie Film Night, 6:30 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Watch and discuss recent release. Free. 962-4002; Erlanger.


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


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


Swingtime Big Band, 7 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Ensemble plays 1920s era favorites. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 3422665; Burlington.


Swan, 10 p.m. Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 356-1440. Independence. Jack Trigger, 9:30 p.m. Shimmers, 1939 Dixie Highway, $3. 426-0490. Fort Wright.

Harlan Hubbard: the Complexity of Simplicity, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 4914003; Covington. Ars Longa. Vita Brevis: Recent Works by Bekka Sage, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas More College, 341-5800; Crestview Hills. Six New Exhibitions, noon-3 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Free. Through Oct. 16. 957-1940. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 2922163. Covington. Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 5866101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 803-9483. Independence.


Holy Cross High School Indian Summer Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight Barbecue chicken/ribs dinner available 5-8 p.m. Holy Cross High School, 431-1335. Covington.


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

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NKY One Book One Community Kickoff Event, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Includes Roaring Twenties jazz concert with Elizabeth Barnes of the Lizz and Rex Club Combo. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4002. Erlanger.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.


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


Everything for Kids Sale, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Stein Mart, Fort Wright, 1949 Dixie Hwy, Baby/children’s furniture and clothes, toys, equipment, shoes, books and bedding. More than 50 sellers. Benefits Northern Kentucky Mothers of Twins Club. $1. Presented by Northern Kentucky Mothers of Twins Club. 6405179; Fort Wright.


Thoroughbred Racing, 1:10 p.m. $100,000 Fall Championship for the Breeders’ Cup. Join the stick pony gathering to break Guinness World Record. Face off against the top 16 players in the American Cornhole Organization. Turfway Park, Free. 371-0200. Florence. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


Ars Longa. Vita Brevis: Recent Works by Bekka Sage, 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Thomas More College, 341-5800; Crestview Hills.


Southern Stars Square Dance Club, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Convention benefit dance. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Family square dance club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2429; Covington.


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


MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, noon-9 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Free. 491-0458. Covington.


Northern Kentucky History Lecture Series, 2 p.m. “The Balcony is Closed: A History of Northern Kentucky’s Long Forgotten Neighborhood Movie Theaters” with Bob Webster. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Light refreshments, music and free tours after lecture. $45 series; $7 per lecture, $4 students. 291-0542; Covington.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 3 p.m. American sign language interpreted and close captioning available. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $25, $20 members, $18 students. 957-1940. Covington.

RECREATION PROVIDED Toby Keith, pictured, with guest Trace Adkins, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. For tickets, call 800-7453000 or visit

NFL on Sunday, 10 a.m. vs. Denver Broncos at 1 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Bengals football games shown on eight flat-screen televisions. Brunch available and food from JC’s outside grill. Wings 25 cents, five for $10 buckets. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington.


Mick Noll sips beer at last year’s MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest. This year’s festival begins Friday, Sept. 11. Event hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. This year’s event features numerous bands and a “Lil’ Hansel & Gretel Pageant” at 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information visit M O N D A Y, S E P T . 1 4


Oliver, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Ages 8-17. For Oliver, Artful Dodger and children/young adult ensemble. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Prepare musical theater selection in style of show. Accompanist provided, bring sheet music in correct key. No acappella or pre-recorded accompaniment. Bring two copies of headshot and resume. Production dates: Dec. 11-27. For Ages 8 and up. Registration required. Covington.


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7 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. No charge to visitors and guests. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 802-9320. Independence.


Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

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Hex Squares, 7 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

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



Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665. Burlington. Overcoming College Challenges, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Dan Bisig leads panel discussion on how to overcome some of most common challenges families face with their college-bound students: poor test scores, uncertainty about where and what to study, indifference about enrollment process and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 342-2665. Burlington.


Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Children must be accompanied by adult. Free. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 962-4002; Erlanger. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5

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Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.


Cory Moore, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 344-1413. Crescent Springs.

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



Brandi Carlile, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. With Noises 10. $20. 4912444. Covington.


Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m. Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St. With John Von Ohlen. 261-2365. Covington.


Oliver, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Adults for principal and ensemble roles. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Registration required. Covington.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Boone County Main Library, 342-2665. Burlington.


Turfway Turns 50: Photographs and Memorabilia, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, Free with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, free members. 491-4003; Covington.


Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St. 2617510. Covington.


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


Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Final game held at end of an eight week period. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington.


Barney comes to the Cincinnati Zoo to perform two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the zoo’s Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney will dance and sing his most popular songs. The shows are free with zoo admission, $13, adults; $9, ages 2-12; 2 and under, free. Donate a new children’s book or pajamas on Sept. 11 for The Great Sprout Tuck-In and receive one free child’s admission with a paid adult admission on Sept. 11. Visit


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Playing hide-and-seek, but not really seeking All humans live in hiding from themselves. That’s one of Albert Camus’ central insights about human nature. We practice what psychology calls repression and denial – thereby remaining unconscious to who we really are. Why hide certain experiences or realities of our life? We fear it would be too difficult or frightening dealing with them. We prefer, as Kierkegaard puts it, to tranquilize ourselves with the trivial. Hiding strong personal elements from ourselves is usually futile. They keep trying to get our attention. They express themselves through symptoms such as anxiety, stomach trouble, insomnia, headaches, irritation or depression. True, some depression comes from chemical imbalances and must be treated with medication. But another kind of depression can

be caused by pushing down and away i.e. depressing, unwelcome feelings. One of the strange things about our feelings is, however, that we can’t just bury the unpleasant ones and keep the pleasant ones. They’re all intertwined. Bury anger and we bury the potential for joy; bury sexuality and we bury spontaneity; bury conflict and we bury peace of mind. Symptoms of hidden and scary feelings tap on the walls of our minds and bodies as if to say, “You can’t lead a full life unless you deal with me and achieve a certain understanding of me as part of your life.” Those of us who have been abused or neglected, bruised or wounded by significant others, must come face to face with our pain and the truth about the whole situation. Understanding the truth

will help set us free. It’s difficult for us, but doing so begins healing and integration. Often, facing what we’ve kept hidden is best accomplished with the assistance of a competent professional counselor. One example of the hidden being revealed occurred when I was pastor and a young woman made an appointment. During it she denounced her current boyfriend and his interest in sex. She showed me newspaper articles confirming her belief that our culture is too permissive and men are the villains causing it all. She wanted me to write about it and preach about it to my parishioners. It was her growing intensity, her insistence and deepening rage that led me to suspect there was much more to her concerns. After a long period of listening, I asked

her gently, “Would you be willing to tell me what happened to you? Did someone hurt you or frighten you?” What followed was a profound change in her behavior. She stared into space in silence. Then, with contorted face, an angry snarl in her voice, she whispered, “I was raped when I was 18, and by damn, no man will ever have that power over me again!” With some relief, she said she had hidden and denied that fact for years. She tried – and for a while it worked – to consider that trauma as just a nightmare. She never wondered why she was not able “to find the right guy” with whom to consider marriage. Her repressed fear of sex and anger at men were affecting her life tremendously. From that point on she was willing to confer with a psycholo-

gist and work through the brutal disrespect forced on her by her attacker.A healthier life was ahead for her. She proved more courageous than most people are wont to be in Father Lou facing what’s hidden inside. Guntzelman Too many of Perspectives us fulfill Camus’ claim that most humans live in hiding from themselves. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Celebration marks addiction recovery month Sept. 19 Northern Kentucky People Advocating Recovery (PAR), will be hosting its fifth celebration of recovery at Goebel Park in Covington on Sept. 19 from noon until

3 p.m. Free food and entertainment will be provided. This event is part of the 20th anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Recovery Month, recognizing people in recovery from substance use disorders, as well as their families, friends, and treatment providers. The entire community is wel-

come. This year's theme, Together We Learn, Together We Heal, promotes the need for better awareness about addiction.

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It’s all a piece of pie this week

I guess I should call this week’s column the “Pie Issue.” I’ve been asked by several Kentucky readers to clone Maysville’s most famous transparent pie made by McGee’s Bakery. And a reader on the northern side of the river has been clamoring for Jimmy Gherardi’s e m o n Rita lblueberry Heikenfeld pie. First, Rita’s kitchen the story about McGee’s. I stopped in their bakery last year and got several items including their transparent pie. The recipe is secret so I can’t tell you how I sleuthed information but will tell you my “anonymous source” said McGee’s uses powdered milk. Now most transparent pies call for cream or milk so I have no idea how true the

powdered milk theory is, but it’s plausible for sure when baking in large amounts. Anyway, I ran into Nick Clooney last year when we were both on Fox 19’s morning show. Nick said he thought his brother had a recipe similar to McGee’s. Nick and I lost touch so I never did get the recipe in my hot little hands. The recipe I’m sharing is so delicious and almost dead-on McGee’s – and as close as I’m ever going to get to it. Jimmy’s pie, on the other hand, was a cinch to get. He is so generous when it comes to sharing recipes so I’ve got his authentic one to share here.

Transparent pie close to McGee’s

Originally from Martha Jane Zeigler, a Batavia resident and fine baker. Now this isn’t the prettiest pie – the filling isn’t real high but is so enticingly sweet and good you’ll

understand when you take a bite. A thick filling would just be too much. Now if all you have is dark Karo, that should be OK too. I’ve adapted this slightly from her original recipe. 1 pie shell 1 stick butter, room temperature (salted or unsalted is OK) 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup half & half 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon clear Karo syrup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until mixture is fairly fluffy. Add rest of ingredients and blend well. Don’t worry if it looks curdled. Pour into pie shell. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then turn oven down to 325 degrees and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes more, or until

pie has set. Awesome with a dollop of whipped cream.

Chef Jimmy Gherardi’s lemon sour cream blueberry pie

For reader Cathy Grosse who told me she’s tried to duplicate “but have only nearly got it – worth stuffing myself for.” Cathy wanted to wish Jimmy well and thinks, like I do, that Jimmy is a wonderful and caring person.

1 cup sugar ⁄4 cup all purpose flour 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup sour cream 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 egg yolks 1 ⁄3 cup fresh or organic bottled lemon juice Whipped cream Fresh or thawed frozen blueberries or blueberry syrup. Place sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Whisk. Add sour cream and 1

water. Whisk until smooth. Place on stove top over medium heat and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until melted and well combined. Stir in yolks, Keep stirring until well combined – don’t worry if butter is floating around. Place back on heat and stir constantly until mixture is well combined and thick again. Stir in juice and keep stirring until it becomes thick and starts to hold its shape. Remove from heat and pour into prepared pie crust. Allow to cool completely at room temperature, then place in fridge until cold. Top with as much whipped cream, berries, etc. as you want.

Can you help?

Like P.F. Chang’s lemon sauce for chicken. Dan Romito, producer of Fox 19’s morning show asked me to find this for his mom, who reads my column. This is one of P.F. Chang’s most

Congrats to Rob and Sheila

I recently celebrated 10 years of cooking with Rob and Sheila with a special cooking demo on the Fox 19 morning show. Go to my blog at www. to see the link for the video.

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Chocolate zucchini bread/cake a huge hit

My editor, Lisa Mauch, and her co-workers gave this a two thumbs up. She made this both as cupcakes and in a loaf pan. Like everyone who has made it, Lisa declares this a keeper. This is a good recipe to use those gargantuan zucchini that look like they’re on steroids. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at



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Children open up their shoeboxes provided by Operation Christmas Child inside a church on the outskirts of Lima Peru. An estimated 100 children received a shoebox, which included hygiene items, school supplies and small toys.

Local residents to help children around the world

Area residents will help bring joy this Christmas by simply packing and collecting shoebox gifts for children through Operation Christmas Child. Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria will receive gift-filled shoeboxes at the Calvin Perry Community Center during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 1623. This location will be open Monday-Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to a kick off luncheon Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the community center. Livia Satterfield a shoebox recipient from Romania will be the featured speaker. Cost is $4. For reservations 6350228. Satterfield will also be speaking at both services at

the Main Street Baptist Church that Sunday. Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, the international Christian relief organization headed by Franklin Graham. Children, families, churches and groups fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, photos and personal letters, and Operation Christmas Child delivers them around the world to girls and boys suffering from poverty, war, disease, disaster and terrorism. Operation Christmas Child has handed out more than 46 million gift-filled shoeboxes since 1993 and last year reached over 7.6 million children in more than 100 countries. This is Alexandria Community Center’s eighth year as a collection center. This location hopes to collect

14,000 shoebox gifts from Alexandria residents and the surrounding area this year. Collection center relays are also located in neighboring counties. For information and hours, call 1-800435-2649. “It is a real joy to serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts,� said Pam Kinney, Northern Kentucky Area Team Coordinator. “This is a great opportunity to involve the whole community in a project that touches the lives of children a world away from us. “For most of their lives, these children have only known suffering and hurt, so the opportunity to reach them and their families through a simple shoe box is a privilege.�

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Northern Kentucky Mothers of Twins Club Sale

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Mother of twins sale Sept. 12

The Northern Kentucky Mothers of Twins Club (NKMOTC) is planning the EVERYTHING FOR KIDS Fall sale for Saturday, September 12, from 9 – 11 a.m. The sale will take place in the old SteinMart Building at 1949 Dixie Highway in Fort Wright. Admission is $1 per person (cash only)and there will be a bake sale also. This semi-

annual sale typically draws a crowd of more than 500 shoppers and is open to the public. Approximately 50 sellers participate in selling consignment quality toys, baby furniture, car seats, swings, holiday outfits, bottles, bedding, high chairs, maternity, strollers, coats, books, videos, and much more. The Northern Kentucky Mothers of Twins Club non-

profit organization with over 150 members, formed in 1964, dedicated to the support of families expecting or raising twins, triplets, and more. If you are a current mother of twins or awaiting the birth of your twins you are encouraged to join. For more information on the club or the sale, please visit

KENTON COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSES Angela Isgro, 25, of Ohio and Adam Jolley, 27, of Kentucky, issued August 25, 2009. Susan Bray, 58, of Dayton and Michael Stanforth, 61, of Ludlow, issued August 26, 2009. Maria Leanez, 27, and Igor Valor, 28, both of Fort Mitchell, issued August 26, 2009. Bobbie Palmer, 50, and William Palmer,

50, both of Elsmere, issued August 27, 2009. Amanda Barnes, 24, of Kentucky and Kevin McCray, 34, of West Virginia, issued August 27, 2009. Stephanie Gantzer, 21, of Covington and William Jackson, 30, of Independence, issued August 28, 2009. Ariane Jackson, 26, and Michael Mitchell, 38, both of Erlanger,

issued August 28, 2009. Ora Kirtley, 33, of Kentucky and Clarence Stephens, 27, of Ohio, issued August 28, 2009. Lisa Lovely, 44, of Kentucky and Thomas Royer, 38, of Ohio, issued August 31, 2009. Rachel Summerford, 24, and Anthony Jordan, 50, both of Latonia, issued August 31, 2009.

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Panerathon to raise funds for Kid’s Café Sept. 20 Panera Bread’s Second Annual Panerathon raises the goal for this year’s event Breads of the World, the local franchisee for Panera Bread will be hosting its second annual Panerathon on Sunday, Sept. 20. The race will begin at the Panera Bread on Paxton Road and participants will have the option to participate in a 2-mile walk/run or a 4-mile run. All proceeds will


benefit Kid’s Café, a division of The FreestoreFoodbank. Participants will receive an event t-shirt and a race bag filled with gifts and goodies provided by Panera Bread. The top three finishers, both male and female, and top three finishers in each age group will be awarded medals. Food from Panera Bread will be available for racers as they cross

the finish line. The event will also feature a special quarter-mile course for kids under the age of 12. This year Panera Bread is encouraging local businesses to get involved through the team component. The group entry fee is $150 per 10-person team. “Panera Bread strives to be a community partner putting the

emphasis on the children,” said Jim Hach, Operating Partner for Cincinnati area Panera Bread bakery-cafes. “Ending hunger is a significant long term goal for Panera Bread.” Last year’s event drew 240 participants and raised $5,450 for The Freestore Foodbank. This year’s event hopes to increase in both participation and donations

to benefit Kid’s Cafe. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. The children’s run is held separately at 8:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park Parking Lot. Go to to pre-register. The pre-registration fee is $20 and the registration fee on race day will be $25. For information, visit

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call (513) 287-7025. Be a star for Union Terminal. Cincinnati Museum Center needs to pass a levy Nov. 3. Distribute Yard Signs Distribute Literature Door-toDoor Work at Local Events Make Phone Calls Office Work Volunteering is easy. Visit the link below to sign-up.

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Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Volunteers are needed to help out with student stock market challenge event. Volunteers will serve as floor traders, student coaches and assist with registration.

Bad to the Bone Duathlon

Friends of Big Bone, Petersburg. Call 859-689-5631. Help is needed on the Run and Bike routes to make sure participants stay on the route, and are not having any problems or at water stations to pass out water to participants. Also need help checking in the participants and making sure all their paperwork is complete.

Cincinnati History Museum Program Developer

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call (513) 287-7025. Main responsibility is to assist Cincinnati History Museum staff with program development. Individual will write lesson plans, prepare materials and if interested can present programs on the museum floor. Would also evaluate existing programs for accuracy and educational standards.

Cincinnati History Museum Detective Agency Volunteer/Intern

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati. Call (513) 287-7025. Main responsibility in Cincinnati History Museum is to ensure that all museum guests have a satisfying, educational, enjoyable and safe experience. Work individual or with a team to assist children with solving mysteries. Will help with program sign-ups and documenting program fees. During office time, may be asked to assist and pre-

pare program materials. Needs to feel comfortable dressing in period clothing.

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Children, Inc., Covington. Call 859431-2075. Assisting classroom teachers in preparation of materials for classroom instruction. Help with small repairs at the centers. Help with individual instruction of children.

GOTR 5k Volunteers

Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati. Call 513321-1056. Volunteers to make this 5k run for local girls a success. Options include Water Stop Volunteers, Cheer Zone Volunteers, and others.

Thanksgiving Day Race Volunteers

Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati, Inc., Cincinnati. Call 513321-1056. Volunteers are needed to hold up Pace Signs for the runners at the start of the race plus be responsible for welcoming runners at the finish line and removing their timing chips. Catch the excitement of the race and celebrate with everyone at the end.

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The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue, Florence. Call 859-760-7098. Taking order for hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks, chips

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Amazing Grace Cats, Inc., Edgewood. An Adoption Volunteer Coordinator for Saturday adoptions at the Florence Petsmart to oversee the other volunteers as well as adoptions.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Covington, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. To staff the Gift Shop and providing service to all customers. Accept responsibility for shop operation and ringing in all sales on the register.

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St. Elizabeth Healthcare - Covington, Covington. Call 859-301-2140. Assist staff, patients and visitors during day to day functions of the department.


New Perceptions Inc., Edgewood. Call 859-344-9322. Individual will be responsible for greeting all guests. Will also learn to use phone system to transfer calls to appropriate staff member. Other duties may be assigned depending on abilty and need. Position open one to five days per week.

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Children, Inc. - Young Families Program, Park Hills. Call 859-4919200. Make baby blankets or quilts. Supplies to make blankets would need to be donated.

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Children, Inc. - Young Families Program, Park Hills. Call 859-4919200. Make and assemble activity kits to use with families during home visits.

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Mentoring in Covington (community based)

Covington Partners in Prevention, Covington. Call 859-392-3182. Reach out. Become a mentor to a Covington youth. The Community based mentoring program is offered at Holmes Middle School. Adult volunteers are matched with middle school students (6th-8th grade). Adults meet with students once a week after school, in the evening, or on the weekends for an hour. Mentors listen, support, befriend, and encourage local youth. A one year commitment is required. Background checks are required of all volunteers. One-onone training is provided with a program coordinator before volunteers start to meet with students. On-site program coordinators are available for on going support.

trained to review applications and determine if the potential adopter is a responsible pet owner who meets our requirements for adoption. They are required to approve and deny applicants. Counselors also perform vet checks and check with landlords to make sure adopters live where pets are allowed. Becoming a counselor does involve a training period of assisting other counselors to gain experience with the adoption process. Hours needed: MondayFriday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m./ 1p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m., and Sunday the same as Saturday.

Childcare Aide

Welcome House, Covington. Call 859-431-8717. Volunteers are needed to watch the children in Shelter while the moth-

ers participate in activities. Volunteers help children learn to effectively socialize with other children and adults which will help them throughout their entire lives. Volunteers are needed every other Tuesday or every Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Must be 18 years old.

Dietary Go To Volunteer

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Assist the Dietary Supervisor with collecting free donations from various sources, including St. Vincent DePaul, Remkes and Action Ministries.

Tutor- Reading

Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Work with kids to help them learn to read and improve reading ability.

Vehicle spruce up

Redwood Center, Ft. Mitchell. Call 859-331-0880 . Vacuum, wash and clean one or all nine of the vehicles.

Drama coach

Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Work with Club members to create drama productions at the Clubs and encourage creativity in proforming arts.

Game Room Volunteer

Boys & Girls Clubs-, Cincinnati. Call 513-421-8909. Interact and assist in supervising teens in the Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati.

Adoptions Counselor

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue, Florence. Call 859-760-7098. TPC is looking for people interested in becoming an Adoption Counselors. An adoption counselor is


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DONATIONS Raffle Items

Howl-o-ween Event Committee 859-356-3925

Crafter and Home Party Sales

Howl-o-ween Event Committee 859-356-3925

Animal Rescue Groups

Howl-o-ween Event Committee 859-356-3925

$1 Small Prizes

Brighton Center Inc. 859-491-8303 x. 2413

Lunch for Bike MS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter 513-956-4110

Air Mattress

Welcome House 859-431-8717

School Supplies


Gift certificates to local restaurants and passes to zoo, Red's games, Bengal's games and bowling

Welcome House 859-431-8717 Welcome House 859-431-8717

Cat Litter

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc. 513.702.4898

Can Openers

Paper Products/Office supplies

Welcome House 859-431-8717


Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Wooden puzzles

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Canning jar lids (flat circular piece)

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Ziplock bags - sandwich, freezer quart and gallon Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Baby wipes

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Lysol disinfectant wipes

New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322

Tennis balls

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Glue sticks

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200


Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Baby blankets/quilts

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200


Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Safety outlet covers

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Colored duct tape

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Safety cabinet locks

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children's blunt tip scissors

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program

Safety door knob covers

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

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Safety gates

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Dvelopmental toys ages birth-3 years

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Colored card stock paper

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Donations or sponsors

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Provide full dinner for families attending group therapy prorams Family Nurturing Center 859-525-3200

Juice bags and snack packs Family Nurturing Center 859-525-3200

Computers up to 4 years old Family Nurturing Center 859-525-3200

Tickets - to games, museums, the zoo, etc.

Covington Partners in Prevention 859-392-3174 meredith.potter@covington.kyschools .us

New toys and board games

Covington Partners in Prevention 859-392-3174 meredith.potter@covington.kyschools .us

Video Games, Movies, Cds

Covington Partners in Prevention 859-392-3174 meredith.potter@covington.kyschools .us

New books- picture books and chapter books

Covington Partners in Prevention 859-392-3174 meredith.potter@covington.kyschools .us

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20-yr. Reunion

Contact paper - plain colors and patterns

Conner Sr. High School Class of 1989 20-yr. Reunion will be held on Saturday September 19th at 7:30PM at Turfway Park. Please see details on the reunion website: http://conner2009.blogsp

Sports Equipment

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School materials - pencils, notebooks, crayons

Covington Partners in Prevention 859-392-3174 meredith.potter@covington.kyschools .us

Need dog runs or kennels

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

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Alarm Clocks

New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Plastic golf balls

Large picture coloring books

Finger paint

Sponsors or donations

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200


Ping pong balls

Dish soap

Small paper plates - solids colors and white

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc. 513.702.4898

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Amazing Grace Cats, Inc. 513.702.4898

Poker chips


Foam art paper

Cat Food

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Large or jumbo crayons

Infant/toddler board books

Material for baby blankets

Pots and Pans


Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

New Perceptions Inc. 859-344-9322

Trash Bags

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Cleaning supplies


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DONATIONS From page B8 Good quality used clothing and housewares Be Concerned, Inc 859-291-1340


Queen bed set

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Sleeper sofa

Appointment book

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 8597607098


The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 8597607098

Computers and supplies

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 8597607098

Walkers for Children

The Point/ARC of Northern Kentucky 859-491-9191

Office Supplies

Redwood Center 859-331-0880

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Bunk beds

Redwood Center 859-331-0880

Remnant Vision Community Development Corporation of Greater Cincinnati 513-793-7823

Toilet Paper

Welcome House 859-431-8717 The Frank Duveneck Arts and Cultural Center 859.491.3942

Playground equipment

Stephens Elementary School and PTA 859-384-9726


Taylor Mill Family Resource Center 859-356-4639

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Hot Water Heaters

living room furniture

Sheets, towels, blankets

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444


Office Desk Chairs

Welcome House 859-431-8717

American Cancer Society 859-372-7880


Cages and carriers for dogs and cats

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Feminine Hygiene Products Welcome House 859-431-8717

Tri State County Animal Response Team 859-801-5224

6ft. tables (need 6)

Boys & Girls Clubs513-421-8909 Boys & Girls Clubs513-421-8909

Hats & Gloves

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Scarf It Up For Those In Need (859) 802-4881

Small Electric Heaters

Ronald McDonald House Charities 513-636-5586

The Disabilities Coalition 859-431-7668

Dog and Cat Food

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky 859-292-7953


Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Wish List

Pop Tabs

Ronald McDonald House Charities 513-636-5586

Handmade scarves

Scarf It Up For Those In Need (859) 802-4881

Bolts, nails, joist hangers, concrete

Cat Beds/Bedding

Kentucky Tails 859-795-1868

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607


Cat Litter

Exterior Wood 2x4's, 2x6's, 2x8

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Canned Goods

Veterinary exam table

Cat supplies

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Small locking medicine cabinet

Tri State County Animal Response Team 859-801-5224

Portable CD Player

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Ronald's Workshop

Veterinary exam light

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Tri State County Animal Response Team 859-801-5224 Tri State County Animal Response Team 859-801-5224

Hats, Scarves and Gloves

Old/new materials

Blankets, material, yarn

Hats, Coats, Gloves, Scarves, Mittens

Old blankets, towels, linens

Portable keyboards

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Used children's clothing

Ronald McDonald House Charities 513-636-2760

Canned Meat

Building Supplies

Boys & Girls Clubs513-421-8909


Salon Chairs and Massage Tables/Chairs

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Pool Sticks

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444


Website/ Logo Design

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Welcome House 859-431-8717

Office Size paper shredder


Boys & Girls Clubs513-421-8909

Ronald McDonald House Charities 513-636-2760 Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607

Need Bocce Ball sets, NEW Basketballs, Ski Helmets, Softball gloves, bats Special Olympics - NKY 859-525-7705

Fleece Material

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607

Kentucky Tails 859-795-1868

Cat Cages

Kentucky Tails 859-795-1868

Cat/Kitten food

Kentucky Tails 859-795-1868

Grant writers

Rising Star Studios 859-331-8326

Cooking utensils

Rising Star Studios 859-331-8326

Art supplies

Rising Star Studios 859-331-8326

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission 859-581-6607


Welcome House 859-431-8717


Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Toddler Bed

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Potty Chair

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Pack and Play

Tri State County Animal Response Team 859-801-5224

Stamps ,copy paper

Handyman services Rising Star Studios 859-331-8326

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Outdoor Science Lab for Preschoolers


Construction services

Bouncer Seat

Children, Inc. 859-431-2075

The Pet Castle, Inc. Animal Rescue 8597607098 Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

Rising Star Studios 859-331-8326

Children, Inc. - Young Families Program 859-491-9200

Calculators- Regular and

Rescue Our Shelter Animals and Strays, Inc. (ROSA'S) 859-743-6460

KY Licensed Plumber

Cornerstone Project of Four Seasons Community Church 859-992-4379

KY Licensed Electrician

Cornerstone Project of Four Seasons Community Church 859-992-4379


Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern KY 859.431.9178

Home Improvement Specials • Interior Exterior Painting • Decks Stripped & Stained • Decks Repaired/Decks Built (Certified GEODECK Installers)

Coffee and end tables

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

Entertainment Center

Shoulder To Shoulder Inc. 859-371-0444

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Only one time, in the entire bible, is the question asked. “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). In the next verse (Acts 16:31) the question is answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt



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be saved, and thy house.”

Hell’s Hot Life’s Short Death’s Sure Eternity’s Long and “There Ain’t No Exits In Hell.” NO MAN KNOWS, HOW SOON IT IS TOO LATE “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.” Exodus 20:7 Any way that you use God’s Name, the Lord’s Name, Jesus’ Name, other than in a Holy manner, is taking His Name in vain. For God so loved the worlds, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him Should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Acts 2:21 And Romans 10:13 indicate that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In the next verse, Romans 10:14 it says, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?” Believing precedes calling upon The name of the Lord. Jesus Himself said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” God reaffirms this truth in I Timothy 2:5 saying “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” When someone says “repeat this prayer after me to be saved” it is making people feel like they have to “do” something to be saved, other than believing. If someone is asked to say a prayer to be saved, the person who says the prayer is still on his way to hell, after repeating the prayer, if he hasn’t believed in his heart. Nowhere in the Bible is it found that a person has to pray a prayer to be saved. God does not hear a prayer unless you go to God in the name of Jesus Christ, The Only Mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ is not your Mediator unless he is your Lord and Savior. So according to God, the steps are, first, you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. By believing as Acts 16:31 indicates, you are saved! Acts 16:30,31 is the only time in the Bible where the question is asked, “what must I do to be saved?” God answering through Paul said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. By being saved, Jesus Christ is your Lord, Savior, and Mediator between God and your self. Now you can pray to God, because you have the Mediator, Jesus Christ. I believe that when a person “prays” to God, without being saved, his prayer goes no higher than the ceiling, and God probably says, “Who do you think you are, to think that you can come to Me, without coming to Me in the only possible way that I have set out in My Word? For you come to Me, through My Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the One and Only Mediator between you and Me.” You don’t just pull Jesus Christ out of the air, and say today I want You to get me to God, by my go-between for God! It doesn’t work that way. Jesus Christ is either your Lord and Savior, making Him your Mediator, or, if Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Savior. He is not your Mediator. I believe it is very important to stress that you are saved by believing only. John 3:16, probably the most quoted verse in the Bible, says that, “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Again, this passage clearly prescribes believing, not repeating a prayer. In Jon 3:4, Nicodemus asks Jesus, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into this mother’s womb, and be born?” He was asking this in regard to Jesus’ statement in John 3:3, that a man needs to be born again Jesus’ answer in John 3:5 and following is “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Nowhere does Jesus say, pray to be saved, it is always believe. Years ago, I heard Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse say “I’m deeply offended when I hear a prayer that does not end with the idea that God must be approached only through the Name and the Being of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:13 says “In whom (Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.” Romans 10:9 tells us “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hat raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth (first) unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (next) is made unto salvation.” How many people have gone to hell or are going to hell by putting their trust in the ungodly “pray the sinners prayer” or “repeat this prayer after me”, instead of believing John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Luke 23:39-43 tells us “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us.” But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” In these verses in Luke, we see that a man was saved by believing only. The malefactor did not, and was not instructed by Jesus, to pray, to receive salvation. He said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verify I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” You don’t fool Jesus. Jesus knew that this man believed in Him; that this man believed that this Jesus that he was talking with was the Lord, The Messiah, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Savior, and in believing, the man was saved. Now if you think that you have to pray first; repeat, first, or anything first, before believing, why did Jesus tell him “today thou shalt be with Me in paradise?” OR if there is a need to do for anything to go along with believing believing, why didn’t Jesus tell him what that was? Jesus doesn’t make mistakes! God’s Word is true. You don’t (really you can’t), add to or take away from God’s Word, and it be true. Just leave His Word alone, and do what God said, believe, Psalm 119:89” “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” Revelations 22:18,19” For/testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Take your Bible and check the references that we contained herein—nothing added to and nothing taken away; and when you hear “the plan of salvation” from anyone, get your Bible out and see if it is God speaking or “someone’s” idea. I can’t see “ten steps” to salvation, I can see only one step: believe. The malefactor on the cross had but one step, and he took it. You, I, we all have “one step,” believe. Please take it, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation. All Scripture references are from The King James Version, (Cambridge, Cambridge) 1789.

Mary Birkenhauer

Mary Olivia Stratman Birkenhauer, 72, Alexandria, died Aug. 31, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a school bus driver for more than 20 years. Her husband, Herbert Birkenhauer and son, Gregg Birkenhauer, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Olivia Birkenhauer of Alexandria, Vicky Enzweiler of Cold Spring, Donna Fick of State College, Pa.; sons, Frank Birkenhauer of Colerain Township, Herb Birkenhauer of Cold Spring, Jeff Birkenhauer of College Corner, Ind., Matt Birkenhauer of Ludlow and Rick Birkenhauer of Cincinnati; brother, Frank Stratman of Cold Spring; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Alexandria. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: Saint Vincent DePaul, 2655 Crescent Springs Road, Erlanger, KY 41018; or Bishop Brossart Building Fund, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001-1295.

Nancy Browning

Nancy Lambert Browning, 65, Latonia, died Aug. 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a seafood clerk at Kroger in Latonia and member of Community Family Church. Survivors include her husband, Grant Browning; daughter, Erica Browning of Latonia; son, Adam Browning of Latonia; sisters, Brenda Wydell of Clearwater, Fla., Sondra Mardis and Judy Lawson of Covington; brother, Thomas Lambert of Clearwater, Fla. and one granddaughter. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum, Erlanger. Memorials: Community Family Church, 11875 Taylor Mill Road, Independence, KY 41051.

Juanita Clem

Juanita H. Clem, 82, Latonia, a homemaker, died Aug. 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Eewood. Her husband, George Clem, died in 1980 and grandson, Adam C. Clem, died in 1974. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Tapp of Walton, George W. Clem of Walton and William Clem of Dry Ridge; daughters, Van Rogers of Winchester and Carolyn J. Tye of Latonia; brother, O.C. Hamm of Winchester; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 752650309.

Ramona Doyle

Ramona Jean Allen Doyle, 78, Mt. Olivet, died Sept. 2, 2009, at Robertson County Health Care Facility in Mt. Olivet. She worked for January & Wood Co. in Maysville and attended Victory Christian Center in Washington. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Hodges of Noblesville, Ind., Carol Thomas of May’s Lick and Jan Doyle of Maysville; stepdaughter, Linda Halleran of Augusta; sisters, Mary Cooper of Covington, Sandy Ayers of Florence and Peggy McVey of Greensburg, Ind.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Shannon Cemetery. Memorials: Shannon Cemetery, c/o Dick Clary, 4064 S.R. 596, May’s Lick, KY 41055.

George East

George O. East, 87, Edgewood, died Aug. 29, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a station manager for 40 years with Delta Airlines and an Army Air Corps veteran. His first wife, Marie East, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Alice East; daughter, Mary Anne Marsh of Florence; sons, George Richard East of Carrollton, Texas, Lawrence Donald East of Cumming, Ga. and David Allen East of Gastonia, N.C.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Charles Ecklar

Charles Allen “Charlie” Ecklar, 57, Covington, died Sept. 1, 2009, at his home. He was a disabled diesel mechanic for various trucking companies. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Gross Ecklar; sons, Eric Ecklar of Erlanger and Greg Ecklar of Silver Grove; sisters, Nancy Baston of Lexington, and Mary Beach of Fort Orange, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Virginia Flake

Virginia L. Flake, age 79, of Edgewood, died Aug. 31, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a court reporter, member of Latonia Baptist Church and Cincinnati Bell Pioneers. Her husband, George H. Flake, died in 1998. Survivors include her stepson, Jack C. Flake of Hebron; stepdaughter, Peggy Clephane of Independence; brothers, Robert, Charles and Donald Sears, all of Taylor Mill; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Erie Gamble

Erie Gamble, 83, Walton, died Aug. 29, 2009, at Grant Manor Health Care Center, Williamstown. She was a seamstress for Sizemore Manufacturing Co. in Walton and member of Walton First Baptist Church. Her first husband, Terry Virgil Mulford, died in 1955 and second husband died previously. Survivors include her son, Dewey L. Mulford of Morning View; sister, Jeanette Cleek of Florida; brother, Vernon Chapman of Owensboro; one grandson; and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery, Verona. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504; or Grant Manor Health Care Center, 201 Kimberly Drive, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Ross Gillespie

Ross “Kevin” Gillespie, 44, Erlanger, died Aug. 20, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a machinist. Survivors include his son, Christopher Worley; brothers, Robert Gillespie of Cincinnati and Richard Gillespie of Blanchester, Ohio; and sister, Robin Browning of Batavia. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Randall Hicks

Randall Keith Hicks, 46, Independence, died Aug. 26, 2009, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a self-employed carpenter and attended Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Tammie Hicks; sons, Sean Hicks of Florence and Darryl Hicks of Independence; brothers, Wayne, Dennie and Darryl, all of Independence and Greg of South Carolina; sister, Teresa Hicks; and four grandchildren.

Gayle Hodge

Gayle Warner Hodge, 67, Covington, died Aug. 31, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of Northern Kentucky Bengal Tigers youth sports and the Birthday Club. Her first husband, Robert A. Warner, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Hodge; sons, Christopher Warner of Indianapolis, Ind., Brian Warner of Taylor Mill, Allen Warner of Atlanta, Ga., Michael Warner of Mason, Ohio and Matthew Warner of Covington; stepmother, Mary Rebholz of Cincinnati; stepbrother, Chris Powell of Aurora, Ind.; stepsister, Joellen Timmons of Cincinnati; six stepchildren; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Northern Kentucky Bengal Tigers, c/o Brian Warner, 5082 Old Taylor Mill Road, Apt. 184, Taylor Mill, KY 41015.

James Kellerman

James Patrick Kellerman, 39, Covington, died Aug. 31, 2009, at his home. He was a self-employed carpenter. Survivors include his daughters, Autumn and Allison Kellerman of Florence; father, Mike Kellerman of Burlington; step-mother, Marie Kellerman of Burlington; brothers, Robert M. Kellerman of Covington and Andrew T. Kellerman of Norwood; grandparents, Arthur F. and Elizabeth J. Kellerman of Florence. Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington, handled the arrangements. Memorials: James Kellerman Memorial Fund, c/o any Bank of Kentucky.

Marie Meeks

Marie Bonar Meeks, 85, Dry Ridge died Aug. 31, 2009, at Grant Manor Health Care Center, Williamstown. She was a bookkeeper for Baldwin Piano & Organ in Cincinnati and Motch Jewelers in Covington, member of Williamstown Order of the

Eastern Star 301, National Archery Association and Ponderosa Archery Association. Her husband, Giltner Allen Meeks; daughter, Barbara Sue Meeks; and two grandsons, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Mavis Simpson of Crittenden and Patricia “Pat” Conrad of Dry Ridge; son, Giltner E. Meeks of Florence; brother, Lou Bonar of Edgewood; 12 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Crittenden Cemetery. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

James Moertl

James L. Moertl, 76, Fort Mitchell, died Sept. 2, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He was a laborer for ITTAC Pump and a Korean War Navy veteran. Survivors include his son, Chris Moertle of Connecticut; daughters, Tammy Mirick of Fort Mitchell, Jamie Moertl of Cincinnati and Dawn Snider of Crittenden; sister, Mary Emerich of Connecticut; and two grandchildren. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere, handled the arrangements.

William Mitchell

William Lawrence “Larry” Mitchell, Sr., 87, Lawrence, Kan., died Aug. 30, 2009, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar, Lawrence, Kan. He worked for Charles Bruning Co. and at API Blueprint Co. He owned C&E Art and Engineering Service. He was a deacon of the Southern Baptist Church and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Lenexa, Kan. His wife, Zelma Katherine Skirvin Ross, died in 1998. Survivors include his daughter, Margaret Rose Mitchell of Sanford, N.C.; sons, Charles Mitchell of Atlanta, Kan. and William Mitchell Jr. of Lawrence, Kan.; brother, Rev. Charles H. Mitchell Jr. of Villa Hills; sister, Patricia Kern of Homosassa, Fla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, Kan. WarrenMcElwain Mortuary & Cremation Services, Lawrence, Kan., handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, c/o Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Kenneth Rains

Kenneth Ray Rains, 70, Williamstown, a truck driver, died Aug. 30, 2009, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Vanover Rains; sons, Kenny Rains of Union, Jeff Rains of Hebron and Sean Rains of Williamstown; daughter, Jeanine Rains of Harrogate, Tenn.; brother, Joe Ed Rains of Park Hills; sisters, Clauetta Duncan of Jeffersonville, Ind., Judy Grout of Florence, Betty Surkamp of Milford, Dorothy Pendleton of Harrogate, Tenn. and Martha Yeary of Lafollette, Tenn.; and 12 grandchildren. Burial was in Williamstown Cemetery. Memorials: Kenneth Rains Memorial Fund, c/o Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Peggy Spaulding

Peggy Rae Hogle Spaulding, 68, Covington, died Aug. 31, 2009, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was a homemaker, worked for Willis Music, Disabled American Veterans in Cold Spring and Float High in Sun Valley. Her husband, Claude Eugene Spaulding, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Mary Lou Steffen of Alexandria and Phyllis Maybury of Newport. Burial was in Persimmon Grove Cemetery.

Mary Voss

Mary Leistner Voss, 93, Covington, a homemaker, died Aug. 30, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Louis Voss and son, Charles T. Voss, died previously. Survivors include her sons, John Leistner of Florence and Clarence Voss of Ryland Heights; daughter, Mary Lou Wilson of Covington; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass-Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

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Kristina N. Lyvers, 211 W. 10th St., Apt. 1, fourth degree assault at 211 W. 10th St., Aug. 25. Patsy A. Mercer, 2216 Sterrett Ave., Apt. 6, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1500 Madison Ave., Aug. 24. Melissa J. Holt, 1423 Sleepy Hollow Rd., first degree possession of a controlled substance, operating on a suspended or revoked driver's license, improper registration plate at 3590 Madison Pike, Aug. 24. Marvin T. Arnold, 1526 Russell St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest at 1713 Garrard St., Aug. 26. Robert Steven Fischesser, 16 Sterrett Ave., third degree criminal mischief, menacing at 16 Sterrett Ave., Aug. 26. Brad R. Wilson, 807 Scott St., possession of marijuana at 2 E. 5th St. , Aug. 25. Tommy J. Wagers, 310 E. 20th St., theft, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 0-100 block of E. 18th St., Aug. 25. Joseph K. Scott, 635 W. 11th St., #2, possession of marijuana at 2500 Herman St., Aug. 25. Jamon C. Higgs, 4315 Huntington Ave., theft at 3926 Winston Ave., Aug. 27. Sean F. Victor, 2214 Center St., trafficking in marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 2214 Center St., Aug. 25. William Wanamaker, No Address Given, theft at 1616 Madison Ave., Aug. 29. Michael E. Hennel, 8881 CincinnatiDayton Rd, second degree assault at 500 W. 3rd St., Aug. 29. Kenneth E. Strong, 710 W. 7th St., Apt. 10, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), fugitive from another state, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 700 W. 7th St., Aug. 28. Susan G. Brock, 1428 Holman Ave., possession of drug paraphrenalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin) at 401 Crescent Ave., Aug. 28. Rushema R. Maddox, 4797 Prosperity Pl., possession of marijuana at 400 Main St., Aug. 28. Jeaun C. Dean, 1626 Holman Ave., theft at 1525 Madison Ave., Aug. 28. Robert L. Penn, 4260 Fergus St., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third degree terroristic threatening, failure to notify address change to department of transportion at Monte Lane and Casino Dr., Aug. 27. Robert L. Baker, 1228 Scott Blvd., Apt. 2, first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 1228 Scott Blvd., Aug. 27. Spencer Dailey, 3025 Round Hill Ct., possession of marijuana at 26th St. and Madison Ave., Aug. 26. Shawn M. Thompson, 20 Garard St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 1600 Madison Ave., Aug. 30. Matthew S. Dotterman, 6225 Turtle Dr., alcohol intoxication in a public place, carrying a concealed weapon at Bakewell St., Aug. 30. John M. Ball, 114 Grand Ave., receiving stolen property, first degree criminal mischief at 3433 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 29. Edward F. Etzwiler, 202 Lyness Ave., Apt. #10, carrying a concealed weapon at 668 W. 5th St., Aug. 29.

Incidents/investigations Arson

A fire was intentionally started at 812 Crescent Ave., Aug. 29.







Burglary, criminal mischief

A miter saw, table saw, and stereo were stolen at 4522 Decoursey Ave., #2, Aug. 26. An air conditioner was stolen at 336 Bush St., Aug. 26. $1600 in cash, a game system, and a bag were stolen at 1812 Greenup St., #2, Aug. 27.

Burglary, theft

Cash and jewelry were taken from a home at 4415 Vermont Ave., Aug. 25.

Criminal mischief

Two tires on two vehicles were cut at 609 Patton St., Aug. 24. The front door of a residence was damaged at 324 Southern Ave., Aug. 24. A window was shattered at 300 Prospect Ave., Aug. 24. Two mirrors of a vehicle were torn off at 1235 Hermes St., Aug. 25. A vehicle was damaged when someone tried to steal it at 126 Martin St., Aug. 27. A steering wheel and ignition switch of a vehicle were damaged during an attempted theft at 1424 Kendall St., Aug. 27. A vehicle's windshield was cracked at 142 Bluffside Dr., Aug. 29. A vehicle's tires were slashed at 702 Welsh Dr., Aug. 30. A vehicle's window was broken at 810 35th St., Aug. 28. A vehicle's window was broken at 1735 Russell St., Aug. 28. Rocks were thrown at vehicles from a railroad overpass at 1608 Garrard St., Aug. 29. Fencing was damaged at 1105 Lee St., Aug. 29. A vehicle's window was broken at 611 E. 1th St., Aug. 29.

Criminal mischief, criminal trespassing

A man was trespassing and damaged property at 2407 White Ct., Aug. 27.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument Someone tried to pass counterfeit money at 1722 Madison Ave., Aug. 29. Checks were written on another's account at 322 E. 16th St., Aug. 29.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A stolen debit card was used to purchase merchandise at 1320 Madison Ave., Aug. 29.

Harassing communications

A man reported receiving threatening text messages at 21 Indiana Dr., Aug. 25. A woman reported receiving harassing text messages at 2508 Alden Ct., Aug. 26.


A woman reported being verbally assaulted at 511 W. 7th St., Aug. 26. A man reported being threatened at 4147 Madison Pike, Aug. 28.

A man was found to have unprescribed medication at 900 block of Russell St., Aug. 27. A crack pipe was found in a hotel room at 500 W. 3rd St., Aug. 29.




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St., Aug. 28. A man entered a building displaying a handgun at 209 Byrd St., Aug. 28. A residence was broken into at 943 York St., Aug. 26. 13 cartons of cigarettes were stolen at W. 43rd St., Aug. 28. A computer, printer, three check books, miter saw, and jewelry were stolen at 1720 Scott Blvd., Aug. 30.

Possession of a controlled substance


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POLICE REPORTS Possession of marijuana

A man was found to have marijuana in his possession. at 800 Scott St., Aug. 29.

Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found at 1830 Pearl St., Aug. 25.


A woman reported being raped at Madison Ave., Aug. 27. A woman reported being raped at Pike and Russell, Aug. 28.

pressor, and a battery charger were stolen at 914 Vernon Pl., Aug. 25. A license plate was stolen off a vehicle at 2445 Warren St., Aug. 24. Checks were written on another's account at 4386 Kidwell Ln., Aug. 27.


Theft of identity

Harassing communications

Victim's credit card information was used without his consent to make purchases at 21 E. 26th St., Aug. 28.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A vehicle's license plate was stolen at 1428 Madison Ave., Aug. 26.


A man was beaten in a robbery attempt at 258 Pike St., Aug. 25. A walle was taken from a man at Byrd and Garrard St., Aug. 25. A man had his car, cell phone, and $15 in cash taken from him at gunpoint at W. 8th St., Aug. 29. Someone stole a cell phone then fired three shots into the air at 1320 Scott St., Aug. 28. A man was assaulted and had $132 taken from him at 2234 Hanser Dr., Aug. 30. $48 was taken at gunpoint at 235 W. 5th St., Aug. 29.

Theft, criminal mischief

Terroristic threatening

Theft, possession of marijuana, prescription medication not in proper container

A woman was threatened at W. 12th St., Aug. 28. A woman threatened to burn a vehicle at 5968 Taylor Mill Rd., Aug. 27.


A wallet was stolen at 4456 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 25. A firearm was stolen at 727 Edgecliff Rd, B9, Aug. 25. A bicycle was stolen at 1616 Madison Ave., Aug. 24. Prescription medication was stolen at 1909 Denver St., Aug. 24. A food stamp card was stolen at 811 Greenup St., Aug. 24. $5000 in cash and several pieces of jewelry was stolen at 3278 Madison Pike, Aug. 24. A vehicle was stolen at 306 33rd St., Aug. 24. A vehicle was stolen at 609 Union St., Aug. 25. Several cartons of cigarettes were stolen at 301 W. 4th St., Aug. 25. An air compressor was stolen at 512 E. 38th St., Aug. 25. A woman gave a bad debit card to pay a bar tab at 402 Bakewell St., Aug. 25. A vehicle was stolen at Augustine Ave., Aug. 25. A concrete saw was stolen at 200 W. 5th St., Aug. 27. Golf clubs and a GPS unit were stolen from a vehicle at 806 Willard St., Aug. 27. A wallet was stolen at 923 Lewis St., Aug. 26. The catalytic converters of two vehicles were removed at 234 Robbins St., Aug. 26. A GPS unit and case of beer were stolen from a vehicle at 300 W. 9th St., Aug. 30. Cash and jewelry were taken from a home at 712 Greer st., Aug. 28. 68 video games were stolen at 3813 Winston Ave., Aug. 28. A bicycle was stolen at 3516 Glenn Ave., Aug. 28. Landscaping plants were stolen at 1233 Pike St., Aug. 28. An iron gate was stolen at 1521 St. Clair St., Aug. 27. A sign was stolen at 5966 Taylor Mill Rd., Aug. 27. A vehicle was stolen at 507 W. 14th St., Aug. 27. Several pieces of electronics were stolen at 521 E. 16th St., Aug. 30. A laptop was stolen at 1613 Garrard St., Aug. 29. Shoes were stolen at 409 Byrd St., Aug. 29. A chainsaw, fishing rods, an air com-

A bag, wallet, checkbook, and keys were taken from a vehicle at 701 Garrard St., Aug. 24. A motorcycle helmet was stolen from a vehicle at 870 Crescent Ave., Aug. 28. A vehicle's window was broken at 338 Delmar Pl., Aug. 28. A stereo and GPS unit was stolen at 414 Delmar, Aug. 28. A GPS unit and MP3 player was stolen from a vehicle at 512 Durrett St., Aug. 29.

$300 was taken from an impounded vehicle which was found to have loose prescription medication and marijuana at 155 E. 43rd St., Aug. 25.

Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault

Reported at 3992 Woodchase Drive, Aug. 28. Reported at 538 Rosary Court, Aug. 28.

Possession of controlled substance, operating on suspended license

Reported at 5 Short Hill Lane, Aug. 31.

Second degree burglary

Reported at 5 Short Hill Lane, Sept. 2. $130 reported stolen at 620 Debbie Lane, Sept. 1.

Theft by deception

ton Lands Road, Sept. 2. $81 reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Sept. 2. $200 worth of audio/visual recordings, $65 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 3137 Dixie Highway, Sept. 1.

Third degree criminal mischief

$100 worth of vehicle damage reported at 405 Sunset Avenue, Aug. 28. $100 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3161 Riggs Avenue, Aug. 31. $400 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3922 Lloyd Avenue, Sept. 2.

Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO

Reported at 63 Delphi Drive, Aug. 31.

Violation of stalking/restraining order

Reported at 3110 Spring Valley Drive, Sept. 1.

Reported at 500 Clock Tower Way, Sept. 2.


Theft by unlawful taking

Kevin Fields, 54, 2832 Harrison , driving under the influence, third degree criminal mischief, Aug. 31. Mario Tellez-Miranda, 18, 427 East Chelsea Circle, disregarding traffic control device, no operator's license, no insurance, Sept. 1.

Reported at 22 Sagebrush Drive, Aug. 28. $3,500 vehicle reported stolen at 633 Donaldson Road, Aug. 11. $100 worth of radios/TVs/VCRs reported stolen at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Aug. 30. Reported at 3162 Dixie Highway, Aug. 31. $12.06 worth of drugs/narcotics reported stolen at 3158 Dixie Highway, Sept. 2. $400 worth of negotiable instruments reported stolen at 401 Ken-




Michael Waddell, 46, 8318 Dixie Highway #8, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 4033 Charwood Circle, Sept. 2.


A woman was punched in the ear at Alexandria , Aug. 24. A woman reported being assaulted at Hayden Ct., Aug. 27. A woman was struck in the head at Edgecliff Rd, Aug. 26. A man assaulted a man and woman at Taylor Mill Rd., Aug. 26. A man was hit in the head with a pipe at 500 Philadelphia St., Aug. 30. A woman reported being assaulted at Madison Ave., Aug. 30. A woman was assaulted at 1909 Denver St., Aug. 30.













Copper pipes and aluminum ductwork was stolen at 2008 Pearl St., Aug. 24. $140 was stolen at 11 W. 31st St., Aug. 26. Copper piping was cut from a residence but not taken at 29 W. 36th St., Aug. 25. 6 ceiling lights, 10 GFI receptacles, 100 plug covers, 11 smoke detectors, and 2 outdoor security lights were stolen at 217 Trevor St., Aug. 25. Copper pipes were stolen from a residence at 9186 Blue Ridge Dr., Aug. 28. A television was stolen at 1924 Scott


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Fort Mitchell Baptist celebrates 85 years Fort Mitchell Baptist Church celebrates its 85th Anniversary on Sept. 27. Focusing on the theme, “Homecoming, A Celebration of the Family,” events are planned to demonstrate how members, as a congregation pray, grow, and serve together. Beginning the week of Sept. 21, there will be a special emphasis on prayer, and the sanctuary will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the church family and community members to have individual prayer time. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the church will kick off the “Share the Love” Ministry as a part of our service to the community of Fort Mitchell and to emphasize how we DO make a difference. The “Share the Love” Ministry is a six-week outreach program on Tuesday evenings which targets visitation to every home in Fort Mitchell; giving residents an informational bag about the church as well as freshly baked cookies to let everyone know that the church cares about their needs. Informa-

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practice tests like fourth grade math, eight grade reading, the SAT, GRE, GED and much more for free. Students having trouble with their foreign language course can also get free online help. Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for 12 different languages. A library card number is needed to use the Library online databases, even when accessing from home. September is National Library Card Sign Up Month so it's the perfect time to get your free library card if you don't already have one. Adults only need a valid ID or a piece of mail with their current address. Children can get a free library card with parent permission. The Kenton County Public Library does not share information with other agencies.

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The Kenton County Public Library offers several services that can help students of any age - elementary, middle and high school or even college. Many children need to use the Library for research help but try to find ways around it because they have fines on their library card account. Children and teens can read off their fines due to late fees (not lost or unreturned items) and get a fresh start. Children wanting to read off their fines should stop by the children's desk at the Covington, Erlanger or Independence location. The value of reading time for Fresh Start is 10 cents a minute. For example, for every 15 minutes you read, you can reduce your fines by $1.50. Parents, siblings, and friends can read to young children. “We know people sometimes forget to return items on time, especially chil-

and later converted to educational space. The sanctuary used today was dedicated in 1981. Current members with ties back to our charter members include Janie Truitt and Ruth Korzenborn. Presently the church has 615 members. A number of programs operated by Fort Mitchell Baptist Church benefit not only the members, but they also serve a broader segment of the community. These include the Jump for Joy Preschool Program, the Men's Prayer Breakfast which brings in an average of 100 men each week who represent more than 35 churches and denominations, and an annual Vacation Bible School. Each year groups of Youth and Adults participate in mission efforts both locally and beyond the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. All members, former members, and community members are invited. Call the church at 331-2160 or visit for additional details about the celebration.

tion included gives residents an opportunity to submit prayer requests or tell the church about their special needs. On Sunday, Sept. 27, our celebration begins with a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. which runs concurrently with Sunday Bible Study. At 10:30 a.m. the morning worship service will feature Rev. Jim Taulman, a former pastor of Fort Mitchell Baptist Church; recognition of past ministers and staff, recognition of local officials and legislators, and special music by Gary Greiser, a local musician and Christian comedian. After the church service, lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall, with a concert by Gary Greiser at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary. Fort Mitchell Baptist Church was founded in 1924 by 34 charter members. The North Bend Baptist District Board authorized the purchase of a parcel of land at the corner of Silver Avenue and Dixie Highway, and a small, wood-framed tabernacle was erected. A sanctuary was built in 1959


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