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Volume 1 Issue 12 © 2011 The Community Recorder ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

By Stephanie Salmons

Simon Kenton could not get past Newport Central Catholic last week in dropping their record to 202. The Pioneers will host Ryle Friday. – SEE STORY, A7

Long bike trip

An Edgewood man is riding a bicycle more than 400 miles to raise money to help injured Marines – even though he doesn’t have any family or close friends in the Marines Corps. It’s a three-day trip from Scottsdale, Ariz., to San Diego. – SEE STORY, A3

Royal connections

An Independence woman writes book about a case involving Princess Diana. – SEE STORY, A2

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Joan Geohegan understands what it’s like living with diabetes. A registered nurse and certified diabetes educator with the Northern Kentucky Health Department, Geohegan has had Type 1 diabetes for most of her life. According to information on the health department’s website, nearly one out of eight adults in Kentucky have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Some 13 percent of the state’s high school students have been told they are at a risk of getting diabetes due to their nutrition and activity habits. Type 2 diabetes is preventable in 75 percent of cases with lifestyle change, Geohegan said. According to Geohegan, a fasting blood sugar of 100 to 125 warrants a diagnosis of pre-diabetes. When she was younger, Geohegan said she “totally ignored” her diabetes and has the complications to show for it. When she took the job, Geohegan’s A1C was a 12, though the target for someone with diabetes is seven or lower, Geohegan said. Her vision was at 20/200 and her kidneys were failing. Her vision is now at around 20/40 and while her kidneys are still failing, they “have been consistent for years,” she said. According to the American Diabetes Association, the A1C test measures your average blood glucose control for the past two to three months. “Before I took the position, I didn’t have the education I now teach,” she said. “Taking the education and making small changes allowed me to lower my A1C. Even if someone has complications, we can stop them or signif-

icantly slow them from progressing.” By every full percentage point A1C is lowered, the risk of eye, kidney and nerve complications are lowered by 35 percent, Geohegan said. “We don’t aim for perfection,” Geohegan said. “None of us are perfect. If we can make small little changes to improve, those changes add up as time goes on. The education and knowledge you can gain through the education, it’s power.” Diabetes is controllable, but it sometimes takes someone making a conscious decision to do something about it, she said. The health department offers diabetes control programs, community classes and support groups. Two, four-hour diabetes selfmanagement classes are held each month in the health centers of Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties. The cost is $15 per class. Health center locations are: • Boone County Health Center – 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence. • Kenton County Health Center – 2002 Madison Ave., Covington. • Campbell County Health Center – 1098 Monmouth St., Newport. • Grant County Health Center – 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown. According to Geohegan, Boone County classes are typically held the first two Mondays of the month, while Grant County classes are typically the first two Tuesdays, Kenton County the first two Wednesdays and Campbell County the first two Thursdays. The approach taken in this program “give people some tools to empower themselves,” health department public information administrator Emily Gresham

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Joan Geohegan, a certified diabetes educator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department, holds a ball which is used to illustrate the effect excess weight can play in diabetes. Wherle said. “A lot of what we try to do is empower people to take care of themselves.” To register for a class, to confirm class dates or for more information about the self-management class, call 859-363-2115. The health department also holds community classes, which are free and open to the public at various times and locations. Support groups meet usually from 10 a.m. to noon on the third

Friday of each month at the Boone County Health Center, 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence, 859363-2060, and from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Campbell Senior Center, 3504 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, 859-5724300. For more information about diabetes education call 859-3632115 or 859-363-2116.

Farmers Market hosting fall festival By Stephanie Salmons ssalmons@nky.com

INDEPENDENCE – Welcome autumn with the Simon Kenton/Independence Farmers Market fall festival which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the farmers market located at the Kenton County Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike. According to manager Reta Vann, the farmers market usually tries to host both a summer and fall festival, but because of rain they couldn’t have one this summer. “We thought we’d vamp up the fall festival,” she said.

Previously, the organizers would have music, food and crafts, but this year it’s expanding with more things to do and more school and community involvement, Vann said. In addition to food, drinks, music and crafts, there will be more games for children, face painting, a wagon with hay (sorry, no actual hay rides) and a pumpkin painting contest between the middle and high schools and St. Cecilia, she said. According to Vann, organizers are working to have some sort of silent auction for the pumpkins with money going back to the schools, though plans haven’t been finalized

for that. Simon Kenton’s FFA group will be helping out while different class groups will have different activities, Vann said. Breakfast will be available for $2 or less and lunch will be available for $4. The festival gives people a chance to “get a day out and enjoy the fall weather and get some good food too,” Vann said. This is the fourth year for the market which operates Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October at the courthouse. Vann said they are still seeking craft vendors for the event. Those interested can contact Vann at 859-803-9483.

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September 22, 2011

Woman makes royal connection with book By Melissa Stewart

A good story. The story begins when Deborah Aull shared her What do a princess and a long-time desire to write a “simple girl” from Indepen- book with her boss, an dence have in common? attorney in Cincinnati.

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Just a few months later he told her about a client, Rich “Mac’” McDonough, who was looking for someone to help him write a book. “I laughed thinking he was teasing me. He wasn’t,” Aull said. “Sure enough Mac called to set up a meeting. Turns out he is a prominent private investigator of many years in Cincinnati. We arranged to meet at the Kenton County Library in Covington. I was curious as to what type of book he had in mind.” McDonough told her a “fascinating story” about a case he worked on for Princess Diana of Wales back in 1993. “The one-time future Queen of England,” Aull said. “I told Mac that I thought I could handle it even though I had absolutely no experience as a book writer.” He hired her on the spot. McDonough said he was intrigued by her “energy.” “I found her to be extremely smart. She asked

all the right questions, and I enjoy her smile and laughter,” he said. Aull admits, however, she was a little nervous. “As I walked to my car I couldn’t help but wonder just what exactly how much in over my head I had gotten,” she said. “But, I was excited. I was excited about the story and thrilled that I was about to do something that I always wanted to do: Write a book.” Over the next few months, Aull took down McDonough’s day-to-day accounts of his case with Princess Di during many phone conversations. “I took notes, notes, and more notes,” Aull said. “At the end of the day I would organize my thoughts and call him with additional questions.” McDonough laughed as Aull asked questions like: “What was she wearing? What was she eating and drinking? What about her personality? Was she funny or serious? Did she act, well, like a princess?”

“Mac’s focus was more on the case, but I wanted personal information because I wanted to feel as if I knew her too.” According to McDonough, Aull’s inquiries helped make “the princess a real person.” “I think her talent brought out all the dimensions of Diana,” he said.” The investigation involved the kidnapping of Princess Diana’s childhood friend’s 11-year-old son. The boy had gone missing in London in 1991 and was believed to be in Cincinnati. “She really did go out of her way to help a dear friend try to find her kidnapped son,” Aull said. “She was involved in some very dangerous aspects of the case. She actively worked with Mac.” In fact, during the progress of the case, Princes Di was in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky - without the whole world knowing. The book, “A Cincinnati Private Eye Protecting

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“A Cincinnati Private Eye Protecting Princess Di,” co-authored by Independence resident Deborah Aull tells the unique story about a Cincinnati investigator and his work with Princess Diana. Princess Di: A Fascinating Footnote in History,” was published in April four months after Aull met McDonough. “Of course I wasn’t there with Mac in 1993 when he worked with Princess Diana, but somehow I felt as I had gotten to know (Princess Di) personally,” Aull said. “Funny, a simple girl from Independence, Ky., writing about a real princess as if we were close friends.”

Gold named new director of senior center By Melissa Stewart mjstewart@nky.com

Tim Gold, 58, jokes that if he adds one more thing on his plate he’ll be a “renaissance man.” Now that he’s been named the new director of the Independence Senior Citizen and Community Center, he just might earn that title. Gold, a 22-year Independence resident, spends most of his time and efforts mak-

ing the community a better place. The professional artist, avid gardener, and cat-lover says it’s just part of who he is. “My wife and I both like to serve and give back to the community,” he said. “It’s a passion for where you live. You just want to contribute and try to make sure it stays a great place to live.” Gold served on the senior center board for four years acting as treasurer, vice

president, and president. He’s also served on the city’s park board. His wife, Mary Pat, is a former council member. Gold spent 35 years with Kroger’s for as produce manager. Several of those years he was working at Independence store. “So I know a lot of people in the community,” he said. Originally from Delhi, Gold has a bachelors and masters in art education. He currently serves as art manager for the Park Hills coffee shop Reality Tuesday Cafe where, when he finds the time, he likes to spend his mornings reading and sipping a cup of coffee. Gold also works with Art Machine, in Newport, an organization that offers after school and summer programs in art. And, he’s even worked as a substitute teacher. “I’m dancing as fast as I can,” he laughed. Mayor Chris Moriconi said Gold is a good fit for the center.

“Tim is well known in the senior community,” he said. “He worked at Kroger’s for many years, many people know him from there, but he also served on the (senior center) board. He has a unique knowledge of the day-to-day operations of the center. We’re excited to have him.” Gold said he’s looking forward to working at the center. “I’m a people person and look forward to building relationships with the members,” he said. He said centers like this are very important to have in a community, especially for the seniors, because this population is growing at an increasing rate. “This is a destination they can go to and talk and share and make new friends,” he said. “You need a place you know you can go to, like Cheers, that friendly place where everybody knows your name.”

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Newly hired Independence Senior Citizen and Community Center Director Tim Gold, 58, reads a book while sitting at Reality Tuesday Cafe in Park Hills. The Indpendence resident spends his mornings there reading and drinking coffee, when he finds the time.


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September 22, 2011 South Kenton Recorder

Schulte bikes 400 miles for injured Marines

September is Hunger Action Month

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Edgewood resident David Schulte is participating in a three-day, 430-mile bike ride from Arizona to California to raise money for injured Marines. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.ride430.com. of the service, is something that I’m just really passionate about, because our freedom isn’t free,” he said. “We should all want to honor the people who back up our freedom every day, and that’s why I’m doing this.” For more information about the ride, or to make a donation visit www.ride430.com or www.active.com/donate/rid eforsemperfi2011/dschulte2 011

Optimist Club of Covington finalizes Speaker Series The Optimist Club of Covington has finalized the schedule for the 2011 Speaker Series, which features many of the candidates for the Statehouse races in Kentucky. Sept. 22: Ken Moellman, Libertarian candidate for State Treasurer. Sept. 29: Bill Johnson, Republican candidate for Secretary of State. Oct. 6: The Optimists’ annual dinner will be 6:30 p.m. with local musician Danny Sidebottom as the speaker/entertainment. Oct. 13: James R. Comer, Republi-

can candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture. Oct. 20: L. J. “Todd” Hollenbach, Democratic candidate for State Treasurer. Oct. 27: John T. Kemper III, Republican candidate for Auditor of Public Records, will complete the Speaker Series. The series will be at noon on Thursdays at Chez Nora, 530 Main St., in Covington. The public is invited and can register at the door. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Registration

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made at an event hosted by the Kentucky Association of Food Banks in the Capitol Rotunda. “Hunger Action Month is important for all of us to observe,” said State Representative Tom McKee. “So many of our neighbors aren’t sure where their next meal will come from. I urge anyone who is able to find a way to volunteer or donate to a food pantry in your community this month.” “Hunger in Kentucky is closer than most people think,” said Executive Director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks Tamara Sandberg. “But, so is the solution. Volunteer at your local food pantry. Donate to your locate food bank. Visit www.hungeractionmonth.org and re-post the public service announcements on Facebook or Twitter. We all have a role to play in ending hunger in Kentucky.”

According to Map the Meal Gap, a recent study by Feeding America, more than 700,000 people in Kentucky, or 16.7 percent, experience food insecurity, meaning they do not always know where they will find their next meal. Rates of hunger among children are even higher; 24.1 percent of Kentucky’s children experience food insecurity. In response, First Lady Jane Beshear announced the official declaration of September as Hunger Action Month in Kentucky and encouraged all Kentuckians to take action in support of hunger relief in Kentucky. “Hunger leads to higher costs in health care, education, eldercare and workforce readiness,” Beshear said. “Anti-hunger programs are more than just a safety net for individual families. They are investments in our communities. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is committed to raising awareness about the need to combat hunger in our state and encourages Kentuckians to get involved in efforts to end hunger in their local communities, which is why the Governor is proclaiming September as Hunger Action Month.” The announcement was

By Jason Brubaker EDGEWOOD - David Schulte has a simple explanation for why he’ll ride his bike more than 400 miles in mid-October to raise money for injured Marines, despite not having any close friends or family in the Corps. “The people who protect and guarantee our way of life every day should be honored, and I’m just trying to do my part,” said the Edgewood resident. “I have so much respect and admiration for all of our servicemen and women, and this is my way of showing that.” That’s why Schulte has committed himself to a three-day, 430-mile trip from Scottsdale, Ariz., to San Diego, Calif., to raise money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which helps injured Marines and their families. Close to 40 riders, all of whom will pay their own expenses to get to Scottsdale, will be taking part in the ride. “I stumbled across this online one day, and it really caught my attention,”

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Bridge game goes high-tech, but it’s still friendly By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

ELSMERE - The Northern Kentucky Bridge Club knows, as the song says, when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. They would like to share their hobby with others who mistakenly think the game of bridge is too tough to play. On Sept. 28, the club will hold a six-week class on intermediate bridge at the Senior Center at 179 Dell St.

in Elsmere. The class, which costs $10, will be taught by Betty Hurst, an accredited American Contract Bridge League teacher. Those interested may call her at 859-3317557 to sign up for the classes. “Our club is known for its friendliness and congeniality, and we don’t tolerate unfriendly behavior,” said Don Duritsch, of Florence, who has been playing for eight years.

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“I call bridge a senior sport because so many of our members are seniors, and we have the time to play. But, at our club, whether you win or lose, you have a good time,” Duritsch said. Tim Martin, of Fort Thomas, started the club 10 years ago and still plays regularly. “Bridge is a form of the old card game called whist,” Martin said. “Back in November of 2002 we only had one or two tables and now we can have up to 45 to 50 tables. Of course, over 99 percent of our players

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are seniors, so it is convenient that we meet here at the senior center.” Not all the players are seniors, however. John Taylor, 11, of Burlington, started learning bridge when he was 4 and began competing at age 8. “My grandma started showing me things about bridge, and I thought it was fun to try,” said Taylor, who also receives straight A’s in school. “By the time I was 6, I could count the points and knew how to bid. And by 7, I knew how to play good enough to play with adults. My grandma is teaching my 8-year-old sister to play now, too.”

Computerized dealing

Bridge has come a long way since the 1950s and ‘60s when people had bridge clubs and sat around in each other’s living rooms playing the game. Computer programs now deal the cards, and keep track of the cards so that no one can complain that they got bad cards all day. At the senior center, play starts at 10 a.m. on Fridays. One of six directors will

the games are stratified so that everyone has a chance of earning points,” Martin said. “And if you are dummy in the game, you still have responsibilities, you can’t just get up and walk around. But people bring in food and you can snack while you play. We are associated with the clubs in Cincinnati, and participate in tournaments there.” PATRICIA A. SCHEYER/CONTRIBUTOR

Don Duritsch of Florence plays bridge with Tim Martin of Fort Thomas, who started the bridge league, Jackie Swango, also of Fort Thomas, and Dan Hance from Piner. monitor the computer and the games while all the others take their seats – on the north, south, east and west. Hands are timed, and two hands have to be played within 15 minutes. Then the east and west partners change tables, and more computer-dealt cards are distributed. At the end of the day, usually around 2:30 p.m., scores are tallied and duly computed. “All I have to do is start the process, and the program does it all,” said Sheila Dippel, of Florence, the club’s manager and a direc-

tor. “We have these little hand-held units called Bridgemates and they keep track of everyone’s score and transmit the information back to the computer. It is a lot more high-tech, but it is a lot more accurate, too. Bridge keeps people alert, and thinking logically. And the friendships in the club are like family.” Martin said the club now has four games a week; 10 a.m. Tuesday and Friday, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. “There are divisions based on level of skill,but

Kind to novices

Courtney Thurman lives in Fort Mitchell and has played bridge in several different clubs, but says the Northern Kentucky Bridge Club is the friendliest. “I am a charter member, and I remember when we would hope for enough for five tables. Now we have at least 13 tables every week,” she said. “We are very kind to our novice players, and help them along. I like bridge because it is mentally stimulating, and I also like the social aspect, that I can meet people from different parts of the Tristate. I would definitely recommend the game to others.”

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COVCATH HONOR ROLL Here are the fourth-quarter honor roll students for Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills:

First Honors

Learning about the K-9s

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Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Ruber talks to a home school group about the department’s K-9 unit. Julie Williams of Florence organized the trip because they were studying the character quality of self control and thought it would be a good field trip “to relate our self control and the self control of the dogs.”

Seniors: Alexander Emerson, Alexander Glavan, Daniel Gregory, Stefan Hempel, Andrew Kendall, Neil Kennedy, Khang Le; Connor Maschinot, Cory Matsko, Joshua Moorman, Anuel Nevels, Brett Riedinger, Jason Simon, William Stengle and Nathan Zembrodt. Juniors: Joseph Bernhard, Ian Dollenmayer, Brian Fagel, Grant Guess, Tyler Hoefinghoff, Paul Kleier, Clinton Massie, Michael Maurer; Blake Perkins, Matthew Rolf, Stephen Schafer, Brayden Schlagbaum, Eric Schneider, D. Nick Weber and Kurt Wittmer. Sophomores: Ryan Bowman, Andrew Brueggeman, Prescott Drees, Tanner Fangman, Adam Goddard, Christian Gruner, J. William Huber, Joseph Kendall, Liem Le; Corbin Maschinot, Kyle Massie, Alexander Mize, William Nutter, S. Alex Scanlon, Andrew Schwartz, Benjamin Schweitzer, Nathan Wainscott, Jonathan Wessels, Norbert Wessels and David Zalla. Freshmen: Brett Bauereis, Joseph Berns, Maxwell Boyle, Conner Brown, Samuel Burchell, Daniel Chal, Nicholas Cheesman, Bradley Couch, Anthony Goebel, Jeremiah Greer; Evan Harmeling, J. Drew Henize, Kyle Hennies, Benjamin Heppler, Thomas Hiltz, Adam Holstein-Seibert, J. Riley Kinsella, Thomas Lawler, William McMurtry; William Neltner, Sean Nemann, Keith Radcliff, Thomas Ryan, Aaron Schilling, Daniel Schlachter, Zachary Smith, Neal Stansel, Louis Vennefron, Andrew Whitacre and Nathan Wichmann.

Second Honors

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Home school student Andrea Becker, 10, of Independence, watches a demonstration of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit. According to Sgt. Kayne Brown, the department does several demonstrations through the year.

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Sgt. Kayne Brown, left, deputy Jeff Ruber and Norton, a member of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit, prepare for a demonstration for a group of area home school students who recently visited the department.

Seniors: Lucas Armor, Matthew Baker, Andrew Baldridge, John Bayer, Nicholas Bessler, Michael Bowdy, Reid Butler, Patrick Ciuccio, Andrew Etling, Luke Finke, Joseph Fredrick; Jack Grosser, Sean Hamm, Matthew Jeffrey, J. Nathan Kathman, Evan Kuderer, Kenneth Lonneman, Jacob Matracia, Nicholas Meier, Paul Ritter; Clayton Salchli, Kevin Schoettle, Andrew Schult, Jordan Seitz, Robert Sturm, Jacob Thelen, Kevin Tillman, Troy Timmerman, William Torbeck, Rafael Torres, Eric Warning and Mitchell Wendling. Juniors: Nick Ackley, Quinn Birch, W. Jacob Condon, Timothy Connaughton, Tanner Coyne-Chailland, Joseph Drees, Michael Helton, Mark Hiltz; Mitchell Jacobs, Kevin Jeffrey, Nicholas Kanter, Dominic Michels, David Moser, Dylan Neff, Garret Oien, Hunter Pasek, Thomas Reitzes, Eric Schieman, Austin Schroder, Corey Severson, Edward Sketch, Casey Stewart, Kyle Surace and Eric Torres. Sophomores: Robert Bayer, Robert Beatrice, Blake Bir, Kevin Boerger, Andrew Gregg, Noah Gripshover, Daniel Hellmann, William Henry, Alex Hodge, Mitchell Humphrey; Nikolaus Knipper, Grant Lyons, Christopher Molony, Casey Moore, Cameron Murphy, Nicholas Otte, Ross Rohling, Daniel Shumate, James Stratman; Brandon Ward, Samuel Wehrman, Nicholas Wessels and Maxwell Williamson. Freshmen: Adam Atkinson, Merik Berling, Luke Bir, Alec Bradley, Michael Brunot, Colin Cummings, Brian Day, Samuel Dressman, Connor Field, David Hacker, Alec Hardcorn, Samuel Hatter; Nathan LaMarre, Zachary Landwehr, Kyle Morrison, Brennan Mullen, Austin Oberhausen, Tyler O’Connell, Sean Panoushek, Nicholas Pope, Brian Radcliff, Andrew Rensing, Alex Riedinger, Collin Romer; Matt Schmahl, Mark Schult, Andrew Skubak, Christian Stewart, Evan Wall, Matthew Way and Andrew Wittmer.

Poster contest deadline is Sept. 30 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the beginning of the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age. Exposure to the contest and to the Adopt-a-Highway program provides young people with a sense of ownership in Kentucky’s highways and stresses the importance of keeping Kentucky’s highways clean and free of litter. The contest is aimed at educating and encouraging children not to litter and to spread the message to others. “Through this program the

cabinet hopes to increase environmental awareness and stewardship among children and to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviors concerning a growing problem with litter,” said transportation secretary Mike Hancock. Parents, teachers and family members are asked to encourage children to participate in the contest. The entry form with the necessary certificate of authenticity can be obtained by contacting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Public Affairs. The form also is available online at http://adopt-a-highway.ky.gov/. Click on poster contest. Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30.

Grand champions of dance

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BRIEFLY Annual reunion Sept. 25

Spring Lake School and Ryland Heights Communities annual reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Red Barn, 9626 Decoursey Pike. Those attending are encouraged to bring a covered dish. Food will be available at 1 p.m. There will also be games, contests, a live band, and prizes. For more information contact Mayor Bob Miller at 3637707.

Spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council No. 14993 will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the cafeteria of Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, 1150 Don-

aldson Road in Erlanger. The cost is $7; $4 for ages 2 to 10; and children under two are free. Cost includes salad, dinner, dessert, coffee or ice tea. Additional refreshments and carry out are available.

Kenton child development center awarded accreditation

The Kenton County Child Development Center has received National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) Accreditation. This award acknowledges an early childhood program exemplifying high standards in the care and education of young children. The commis-

sion review made particular note of strengths in curriculum implementation. The Kenton County School Board wished congratulations to center director Tina Cook and her staff for this honor at the Sept. 12 board meeting.

lunch of soup, BBQ, or a coney with all the trimmings. A bake table sponsored by the youth group will be available, as well. Proceeds from the sale will go to the church's general fund.

The Independence Christian Church is holding a Fall Rummage Sale at the church, located at 5221 Madison Pike, Friday through Saturday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, starting at 9 a.m. The sale will include clothes, kitchen items, books, furniture, toys, and many more miscellaneous items. After shopping, enjoy a hot

ton office. Fort Mitchell native Meghan Groob replaces Jennifer Krimm who is leaving after three years to write a book on political uprisings in the Middle East. Groob, a graduate of New York University, served an internship in Chandler’s office while in college. Chandler, a Democrat from Woodford County, has represented Kentucky’s Bluegrass region in Congress since 2004.

Fort Mitchell native Independence Christian joins to Chandler’s staff Church host fall U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler has hired a new communicarummage sale tions director for his Washing-

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Northern Kentucky Wine Festival

The Northern Kentucky Wine Festival will be held 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, rain or shine, at MainStrasse Village. The festival will feature Kentucky’s own wineries on the Sixth Street Promenade at the Goose Girl Fountain. Admission is $10 and includes a souvenir wine glass and four sample tickets. Additional sample tickets may be purchased for $1 each or six for $5. You must be 21 to attend. Local artisans and live entertainment will be on hand. For more information visit www.mainstrasse.org.

Keenland bus trip

Crestview Hills has reserved tables in the Lexington Room at Keenland for 40 people for Saturday, Oct. 22. The trip includes admittance, luncheon, snack and beverages. The bus departs at 9:45 p.m. from the city building. Tickets are $50 each. Reserve your seat by calling 341-7373.

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Off to school

Piner Elementary first-grader Savannah Collett, 6, gets ready to head to school.

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Savannah Collett, 6, a first-grader at Piner Elementary, gets on the school bus Aug. 26.

Regional college fair Sept. 27 at TMC The Northern Kentucky Regional College fair will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Connor Convocation Center at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills. TMC and Northern Kentucky University are working together as sponsors for

the annual event, which will host more than 100 colleges and universities. For more information, visit thomasmore.edu/collegefair or contact Billy Sarge at billy.sarge@thomasmore.ed u or 859-344-3332.

Ky. GEDs up 10 percent More than 10,000 Kentuckians earned GEDs during the 2010-11 fiscal year that ended in June, representing a 10 percent increase from last year. According to the Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, 10,294 GEDs were awarded, up from 9,357 last year. The pass rate of test takers also increased from 80 percent to 83 percent. Officials attribute the increase to free testing offered during April, May and June. Kentucky Adult Education paid the $55 test fee during the three-month

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the Holbrook Student Center. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the reception. The lecture will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Sponsors of this program are Thomas More College’s James Graham Brown Honors Program and The Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati. Thomas More College has hosted the Father Theodore Hesburgh Lecture for the last six years in collaboration with the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the

Notre Dame University alumni. Ray Hebert, Thomas More College history professor, said that Thomas More College has been privileged to welcome several talented and nationally respected Notre Dame Scholars in fields such as history, political science, philosophy, theology and psychology. Thomas More College is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway in Crestview Hills. For more information, visit thomasmore.edu.


SPORTS PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Golf

• Notre Dame repeated as Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference champions in Division I girls golf Sept. 17. NDA shot 336 to beat Ryle by 13 shots. Jill Edgington and Ali Cheesman tied for second with 81. Sydney Swingos was fifth at 83. • Villa Madonna won Division II in girls golf, shooting 381 to beat Brossart by 17. Katie Gross finished second individually with 86. Emily Armbrecht of Holy Cross was third at 90 and St. Henry’s Ashley Schneider 4th with 91. Holy Cross was third as a team with 415. • Covington Catholic’s Seattle Stein was individual medalist with a 75 in the Cov Cath Steve Flesch Invitational Sept. 17 at Boone Links. Cov Cath was third as a team.

Cross Country

• Covington Catholic won its invitational cross country meet Sept. 17 at Devou Park. Brayden Schlagbaum finished fourth to lead the way, and Brian Menke was ninth.

Volleyball

• Emily Schmahl of the Notre Dame Academy volleyball team was named the La Rosa’s MVP of the Week Sept. 13. The senior is the reigning Northern Kentucky Division I player of the year and will continue to play volleyball at Murray State.

Soccer

• St. Henry’s girls soccer team won the All “A” Classic state championship for the third time in four years Sept. 18 in Frankfort. St. Henry beat Lexington Christian 5-3 in penalty kicks after the teams were scoreless through regulation and overtime. It was a rematch of the postseason state final in 2010, won by St. Henry, as well as a rematch of the 2010 All “A” final, which Lexington Christian won. St. Henry is 12-3. Libby Leedom, Catie Garcia, Laura Felix, Alex Isler and Jill Bauer scored in the shootout, as the Crusaders were perfect on their kicks. Bauer was the fifth and final shooter and clinched the win. Morgan Potts made a save in the shootout to open the door for St. Henry. Jenna Litzler scored for SH in its 1-0 win over Owensboro Catholic in the semifinals. Leedom scored three times against Murray in the quarterfinals. Leedom was the MVP of the tourney. Bauer, Felix and Sullivan Culbertson were alltourney picks. • Luke Treadway scored five goals in Scott’s 10-2 boys soccer win over Cooper Sept. 13. Scott improved to 10-2.

On Deck

Sept. 23, Dixie Heights will recognize the 2011 boys track team during its homecoming football game for winning the regional championship for the first time since 1957. Each member of the 2011 team who participated in the regional meet will receive a custom-made jacket from the athletic boosters for their accomplishment. All 1957 members are welcome to attend, and those interested in coming can contact Matt Wilhoite at matt.wilhoite@kenton.kyschools.us.

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INDEPENDENCE – Entering the midway point of the season, the Simon Kenton Pioneers are starting to show flashes of reaching their potential. Despite lacking experience, the Pioneers held their own with defending Class 2A state champion Newport Central Catholic on Friday, Sept. 16, before falling 2414. Simon Kenton fell to 22 while NewCath remained undefeated. While there is no such thing as a moral victory in most coaches’ eyes, the Pioneers showed signs of progress in defeat. “We’re starting to figure it out,” head coach Jeff Marksberry said. “I think some of it is the maturity process. We’ve got inexperienced upperclassmen and inexperienced sophomores.” After a Week Three bye, the Pioneers scratched out a win over Holmes and battled NewCath for four quarters. The players, almost all of whom are first-year varsity starters, are starting to feel more comfortable in their roles. “We simplified some things and worked on them in the bye week,” Marksberry said. “I think it gave our guys more confidence.” Junior running back Nate Powell sparked the offense in the first half against NewCath, as the Pioneers rolled up 214 yards in the first two quarters. Powell rushed 25 times for 173 yards and a touchdown on the night. While the Pioneers miss having a game-changer like past stars Miles Simpson and Chad Lawrence, Powell is emerging as the offense’s go-to guy. But in the second half, the offense was slowed down by NewCath and resembled the team that came into the game averaging just 193 yards of offense per contest. “We just don’t have that guy that’s got breakaway speed,” said Marksberry. “We need our quarterback to make more plays.” Trey Pinkelton’s second quarter touchdown run – set up by a long pass from Brennan Kuntz to Jared Swanson – tied the game at 14, but the point after try was blocked. In the second half, the pace of the game slowed down. Simon Kenton

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Nate Powell (22) and Tyler Wilke of Simon Kenton celebrate after Powell scored a touchdown in the first quarter of the football game against NCC Sept. 16.

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Mike Krallman (31) and Tate Huesman (90) celebrate after Trey Pinkelton of Simon Kenton makes a diving interception during the football game against Newport Central Catholic Sept. 16.

Week 4 football scores Cov Cath 40, Beechwood 28

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Nate Powell of Simon Kenton fights his way through tacklers in the football game against Newport Central Catholic. was shut out, while the Thoroughbreds added a touchdown to go with the late first half field goal that gave them the lead for good. “We’ve been in games like that in the past where we pull away in the second half,” Marksberry said. “That’s a credit to NewCath; they’re a championship team.” At this point in the season, Marksberry believes his players are able to start playing with instincts and stop thinking so much on the field. That should allow the Pioneers to play faster and with more confidence. Knowing their assignments going into the game, rather than thinking about their assignments at the line of scrimmage, will help the Pioneers play like a more experienced team. “Our guys are much more sure of what their job is now,” Marksberry said. “They understand where they’re supposed to be and that helps our execution.” Leaders have emerged on both sides of the ball. Senior captain and offensive linemen Colin Patrick has

provided leadership on offense. On defense, Jake Schneider, Jared Swanson and Jared Bowling have stepped up to lead the younger players. With district games on the horizon, it is important for the Pioneers to get over the earlyseason mistakes that have plagued them on both sides of the ball. While their inexperience may have been an excuse early in the year, that will not be an excuse in district play. “We needed to get used to varsity speed,” said Marksberry. “I think we’re getting used to it now and we’ll be at our best when District play starts.” Simon Kenton hosts Ryle Sept. 23. The Raiders are missing star running back Travis Elliott, but still present a big challenge for the Pioneers. Hitting the midway point of the season with a winning record would be a big boost for the inexperienced Pioneers. “For confidence, especially for an inexperienced team, getting over .500 plays a huge part,” Marksberry said.

yards rushing. Walker totaled 92 yards on three receptions. Holy Cross (3-2) travels to Lloyd on Sept. 23.

The Colonels (4-1) handed the Tigers (3-1) their first loss of the season. CovCath rolled up 519 total yards of offense, led by Gabe Gray. Gray rushed 29 times for 279 yards and four touchdowns. Cameron Vocke led Beechwood with 132 yards on 17 carries, and scored a defensive touchdown on an 80yard fumble return. In the end, CovCath’s depth wore down the smaller Tigers and their many two-way players. Next up: Beechwood travels to Elizabethtown on Sept. 23 while CovCath hosts Highlands in a highly anticipated matchup on Sept. 24.

Junior quarterback Dexter Smith totaled 227 yards of offense and two touchdowns. Smith passed for 107 yards and a score and rushed 20 times for 120 yards and a touchdown. Dakota Kidd added two rushing touchdowns. Mitchell Brooks added a receiving touchdown. Tyler York’s 68-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the game for the Juggernauts (2-3). Next up: Lloyd hosts Holy Cross on Sept. 23.

Ludlow 29, Bethlehem 28

Franklin County 54, Scott 14

The Panthers (1-3) earned their first win of the season in thrilling fashion. Chris Yates ran in for a two-point conversion in overtime to give Ludlow the win. Yates finished with six carries for 36 yards and caught nine passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. After Bethlehem scored in its overtime possession, Mitchell Cody answered with his second touchdown of the game. Rather than attempt the tying extra point, the Panthers went for two and the win. Next up: Ludlow hosts Newport on Sept. 23.

Holy Cross 34, Oldham County 7

Senior quarterback Kyle Fuller dominated in the Indians’ rout of Oldham County. Fuller accounted for 374 yards of offense and four touchdowns. He also kicked five extra points. Fuller connected with Eric Walker for two scores and ran for two more. He finished with 223 yards passing and 151

Lloyd 39, Gallatin County 12

The Eagles (2-2) had no answer for Franklin County’s Ryan Timmons, who totaled 278 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns in the rout. Next up: Scott hosts Cooper on Sept. 23.

Holmes 8, Cooper 6

It was not pretty, but the Bulldogs (2-2) held on for the win. The defense made sure that Jonathan Scruggs’s 77-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Carlos Gipson’s subsequent two-point conversion run, held up. The Bulldogs finished with just 137 yards of offense on the night, led by Scruggs’s 99 yards rushing on seven carries. Gipson and Charles Knox made big defensive plays in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. Next up: Holmes hosts Pendleton County on Sept. 23.

Dixie Heights

Dixie Heights (1-3) had a bye and hosts Boone County on Sept. 23.

NFL Youth Punt, Pass & Kick contest Sept. 26

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Holy Cross midfielder Alexis Frye (12) battles Campbell County midfielder Lauren Macke during their soccer game Sept. 14. Holy Cross lost 1-0. TONY TRIBBLE/ CONTRIBUTOR

Kenton County and Independence Parks & Recreation will present the NFL Youth Football Punt, Pass and Kick Football Competition 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Memorial Park, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway, in Independence. The event is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. The annual, nationwide football competition scores youth in punting, passing and place-kicking based on distance and accuracy. Participants must fill out an entry form. A valid birth certificate and parental signature are required. Agegroup winners at the Local competition will receive ribbons. Age classification is as of Dec. 31, 2011.

No football shoes, cleats or turf shoes are allowed. Only gym shoes (soft sole) will be permitted. No bare feet are allowed. The top finishers in each age group (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) will advance to a sectional competition in Georgetown. The top five scorers from the pool of Sectional champions will advance to the team championship. The top four finishers in the boys’ and girls’ divisions within each age bracket from the pool of 32 team champions will qualify for the National Finals at an NFL playoff game in January. Visit www.ppk.nflyouthfootball.com, or call 859525-7529 or 859-3565302.


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Knothole champions

The Northern Kentucky Rays won the south region Campbell County District 22 Class C2 Knothole Championship. Players are from Fort Thomas, Highland Heights, Cold Spring and Independence. Pictured, from left, front row: Aaron Verst, Drew Rom, Luke Murphy, Joel Day and Jacob Chaberlin; second row: Ryan Adkins, Jackson Recht, John Taul, Adam Suedkamp, Grady Combs and Jack Hegge; and back row: Coaches Mark Rom, Greg Combs, Nelson Taul and Mike Day. Not pictured is player Elliot Schuett and coach Mike Schuett.

THANKS TO MAGGIE TAUL AND GREB COMBS

SIDELINES March With the Lady Saints

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Special Olympics bowling and soccer kick off in September. Interested new bowlers should email Susan Viel at sviel@insighbb.com. Those interested in participating in soccer should email Beth Hoffman at bahoff@insightbb.com. Swimming will start back up around Oct. 22 with practices from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays October-June; independent swimmers swim the first 45 minutes and developmental athletes swim 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meets will be most weekends in April and the State

nati Reds’ first-base coach Billy Hatcher, who was a member of the 1990 World Series team. The event will include live and silent auctions, cocktail hour and dinner. Tickets are $60. For tickets, to donate prizes or for additional information, call 859-3928999 or purchase tickets online at www.hcsportsnite.com.

Summer Games will be the first weekend of June. Volunteers are needed. Email Debbie Ogden at swimmom@fuse.net. The Bean Bash will be Oct. 15. Tickets are $1 for a chance to win $500 in gas; $10 tickets for a week at a Hilton Head condo, plus $500 cash. Sponsors and auction items are needed. Visit www.beanbash.org or contact Cindy Fischer at fischercindy66@gmail.com or Mark Staggs at staggsm@fuse.net.

Norse Youth Hockey

Registration is open for the Northern Kentucky (NK) Norse Youth Hockey 2011-12 season. NK Norse is open to players of all skill levels and beginners are encouraged to join. Teams are available for ages 6-14, as well as an instructional program for younger players. Visit www.nkyha.com or email Marc Webb at mdw1094@fuse.net.

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Holy Cross High School will have its seventh Sports Nite at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Drawbridge Inn, Fort Mitchell. Featured speakers are former Cincinnati Reds Lee May and Cincin-

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one involved. Their efforts start in practice and translate to the playing field on game day. “Our older guys set the tempo in practice of how we want to train,” Basalyga said. The seniors have also helped the Norse overcome the graduation of two very important members of last year’s squad, goalkeeper Michael Lavric and twotime national player of the year Steven Beattie. The Norse are breaking in two young goalkeepers – sophomore Ben Dorn and freshman Sanjit Kang have split time in front of the net so far. It helps that the three senior captains are defensemen. “(The goalies) aren’t forced to be the quarterback back there because they have the three of us,” Donnelly said. “We try to take

The new guys still have their work cut out for them. In addition to living in a new setting, balancing their classwork, and adjusting to playing with new teammates, they also know that there is a very high standard of success to uphold. The Norse have won four of the last five NCAA Regional Championships, including a final four run in 2008 and last year’s title. The Norse hosted Rockhurst Sept. 18, when the 2010 team received its national championship rings in a special ceremony prior to the match.

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“The most immediate way to help create jobs and stimulate the economy is to pass the President’s bill, the American Jobs Act. While the bill isn’t intended as a longterm solution to the unemployment problem, its passage would provide a terrific kickstart toward getting people back to work and increasing household incomes. A long-term solution should include a comprehensive infrastructure plan to get America’s crumbling bridges, roads, sewer systems, power grids, etc. up to speed.” L.N. “President Obama’s American Jobs Bill is more than adequate to provide jobs for not only blue collar workers but office support staff as well. It needs to be passed with minimum controversy and as soon as possible. Republicans offer nothing but continued, dreary, repetitive rhetoric to combat whatever President Obama offers. Enough. I’ve had enough Republican Obstructionism.” D.H. “The Obama organization should establish a federal agency to plan, organize, develop, prioritize, maintain, and administer infrastructure progress including transportation, communications, and energy applications. “Funding sources for this agency would be derived from both individual income taxes and the industries benefiting from the service. “Employment would be comprised of newly created jobs within the both the public and private sectors. Projects would be accomplished by both public employees and private sector contractors. Services and supplies would be provided by the private sector. “The Obama organization should further establish a policy of long term industrialization. The newly created agency for infrastructure progress would be responsible for implementating and coordinating this policy. Federal regulations would be evaluated in the context of both social and economic objectives. Private sector initiatives would be eligible for public funding and support based on feasibility and social and economic objectives.” M.D. “I would recommend that the $450 billion slated for the stimulus package be given out directly to taxpayers in the form of vouchers with a value of, say, $1,500 or more. “Based on our 313 million population there should probably be about 200 million taxpayers. So this would work out to around $2,250 each! “The vouchers should expire in 90 days and require that it only be used for the purchase of merchandise. Gosh, I already have a use for it!” D.B. “Create some sense of stability. If the president thinks that he can beat the wealthy by taxing the source of jobs, he’s sadly mistaken. Who does the hiring? The wealthy. All they have to do is wait it out. “The other problem is the misuse of the benefits for those who are out of work. I personally know three such people who

Are you concerned about giving kids apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? Send your answer to “mshaw@nky.com” with Chatroom in the subject line. apply for jobs and never show up if they’re hired. It’s good to have a safety net, but the loopholes make it a money pit. “Quit rewarding those who send jobs overseas. We need jobs here. “Fraud needs to be stemmed. While there are always those who beat the system, the overcharges to the government are astronomical. And if you try to report it good luck in finding the correct person to report it to. Government is so big and unaccountable it’s almost impossible. “Quit making laws to cover every little thing that might happen in one’s life. Let things play out as the should without interference. Those people in Washington need a reason to be there, and we suffer. “Quit loaning money to those who can’t pay. How many bailouts do we need before someone gets the point? Buying a house is much more than a mortgage payment. Maintanance, repairs, taxes, etc. are all involved. There are those who shouldn’t own a house, but no one seems to get the message. “Quit mandating things for the local governments to do. Whe the money dries up, we’re all responsible for it. “And last but not least, forget the streetcar.” J.K. “America’s economic problems began about three years ago and the current status, 9.1 percent unemployment, a stumbling stock market, etc., indicate no one in Washington has the answer or is willing to do what must be done. “Solving our economic problem is the simple answer to creating jobs. But achieving that takes political courage that is not evident in any of our leaders. “What must be done? Just look at Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland and other European economies that are on the brink of disaster because they refused to get government spending and borrowing under control.” R.V. “In a word, ‘infrastructure.’ Adding a few more words, I personally thought the bailout was necessary but the stimulus package should have dealt more with actual job creation. F.N. “I would like to see Congress take a very serious look at the plan the President presented last week, not from a political standpoint, but from really trying to create jobs for the American public that so desparatately needs jobs. “It seems to me that we cannot continue in the path we were going now ... there must be a change so people can get back to work supporting themselves and their families. Let’s support the President’s plan!” E.E.C.

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Now is the time for the South Branch library to be built The Library has held two public meetings on the construction plans for the South Branch and four more are planned. Honestly, the Board and I are very excited about the possibilities. We know there is great enthusiasm for the services a local library can provide in southern Campbell County. Libraries are not being replaced by the Internet. Our branches had 560,000 visitors who checked out over 1 million physical items last year. Do libraries still have a place in our communities? Absolutely. A lady from the daycare down the street brings a string of children, each little hand holding onto a knot on a rope, to the Cold Spring Branch about once per week. She understands the library’s value. Now is the smart time to build a library. The poor economy is an opportunity. Interest rates are low and the Library’s credit status ensures excellent rates on debt. The construction of the branch itself puts people to work and provides an asset for southern Campbell for a long time to come. Waiting for interest rates to go up and for construction costs to rise is not sound thinking.

Buildings are not, however, cheap. Just like anyone buying a home or a car, we will have to borrow the funds to build. After the conJC Morgan struction is complete, we would Community staff and equip Recorder the building to the guest provide same level of columnist services that people enjoy in the rest of the county: programs, computer access, and the same operating hours. We estimate an annual cost of $1 million dollars for repaying debt and covering operating expenses. To generate those funds, we would need to increase the Library’s property tax rate. Currently, that’s $74 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home. The tax would increase to $94 per year, a difference of $20 per year. We recognize people are hurting financially, but a public library is one of the best resources in

troubled times. Library visits and circulation are up all across America exactly because times are hard. Patrons of all ages leave our buildings with armfuls of books, DVDs, music CDs, and other materials every day. A single trip to the library can honestly repay most, if not all, of your entire annual library tax. Twenty dollars can buy a lot of things. It can also build a library. A library that can serve its community for a long time. A library for families to use to grow up and together. A library where, every day, you can see your tax dollars working for you. I hope that you’ll come to one of the meetings about the South Branch. I hope that you’ll express your excitement and enthusiasm for what a library can bring to this community. People in southern Campbell are already paying for library service. It’s time that they had the opportunity to enjoy it too. Meeting times, dates and locations are on the Library’s website: www.cc-pl.org. We hope to see you there. JC Morgan is the director of the Campbell County Public Library.

Sen. Stine reviews summer legislative activities

As the days grow shorter and cooler, it is a good time to review summer activities. In general, the most visible work of the state legislature is during our winter session but committees continue to meet to gain information and review potential legislation during the summer. Besides being a member of Senate Leadership as Senate President Pro-tem, I am also vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and serve on the Program Review and Investigations Committee, the Health and Welfare Committee, the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, the Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee. I also co-chair the Child Obesity Task Force, the Medicaid Managed Care Oversight Committee and the Subcommittee of Families and Children. On the Judiciary Committee, we’ve been focused on looking at the laws regarding juveniles. We are having discussions about the efficacy of treating youthful offenders outside of actual incarceration. Our paramount concern is obviously public safety but it is worthwhile to study whether our troubled youth can be rehabilitated in other more effective ways. We are still trying to get answers from the Beshear Administration regarding the Medicaid managed care contracts they signed. Many providers have stated that they cannot have it implemented by the Oct. 1 deadline. This calls into question the actual amount of savings that the Governor promised. The Program Review and Investigations Committee has held several meetings on the topic but despite numerous bipartisan requests, we seem unable to obtain clear answers from the Cabinet of Health and Family Services. In July, the Health and Welfare

Committee met in Louisville and heard from private non-profits and the challenges they face providing services in this tight financial enviSen. Katie ronment. The Stine latest meeting focused on the Community impact of the Recorder potential hospiguest tal merger there. The Interim columnist Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment has heard testimony on proposed federal regulatory changes that will increase electric utility rates by about 20 percent. These changes in how long-standing environmental laws as interpreted by the current federal administration are expected to result in Kentucky job losses due to those increased electric utility costs. Representatives of the Public Service Commission have also testified on the future impact of increased federal regulation of electric utilities. The Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection has heard testimony on the status of veterans’ nursing homes and cemeteries across the state. Specifically, research on the rates of hospital borne infections and what the Department of Veterans Affairs is doing to control this problem. The Committee also heard reports from Kentucky’s public universities concerning what steps they take to recruit and assist veterans to take advantage of higher education programs. This is especially important in regard to soldiers returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The committee has also spent part of the interim

planning events to honor veterans and learning about services available for blind Kentucky residents. The Child Obesity Task Force has met twice so far. The Task Force first met in Northern Kentucky to discuss the impact of childhood obesity on military readiness. A second meeting took place in Frankfort, where leaders considered the relationship between nutrition and academic success. The Task Force will continue meeting throughout the interim to confront the obesity epidemic affecting children across the Commonwealth. Regarding taxes; while it was reported that the state’s tax revenues have increased, Kentucky still struggles with an unemployment rate higher than our surrounding states. Members of the Administration testified about the new Medicaid managed care contracts they have signed. It is still unclear to many of us how they intend to implement the new practices or even how much they will save. Finally, as we reflect on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we mourn the loss of innocent life at the hands of cowardly terrorists. We also celebrate our great nation’s resilience because of the spirit and courage of our people. We will take this time to thank the heroes of 9/11 and their families for their sacrifice in the name of freedom. These heroes are our brave first responders as well as the men and women of our military. God Bless America! As always, if you have any comments or questions, please let me know by leaving a message toll-free at 1-800-372-7181 or TTY 1-800-896-0305. You can also keep up with legislative meetings via www.lrc.state.ky.us.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Trash for Cash

The Silver Grove girls’ volleyball team did a trash cleanup project on Saturday Sept. 3. We walked a total of 10 miles from Tarvin Road to Camel Crossing

Loop. Overall with 19 participants we collected 32 bags of trash. We were surprised at the amount of garage just laying on the side of the road. Personally, I think that littering is wrong and for our volleyball team this was a

mind opening experience. When you litter, it makes your community look bad and damages the environment. I know we will all think twice and not litter! Wesley Murray Silver Grove Volleyball

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Linda Shields, 78, of Independence and Jo Thoerner, 77, of Kenton County stay dry under a picnic shelter at the Senior Picnic.

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Bert, 76, and Frank Kidwell, 84, of Independence enjoy a good time with friends at the Kenton County Senior Picnic.

Myra J. Stephenson, 73, of Walton and Jane Garner, 67, of Erlanger sport their poodle skirts for the 1950s-themed Kenton County Senior Picnic held Sept. 8 at the Kenton County Fair Grounds in Indpedendence.

Senior Picnic volunteer Caitlyn Gilmore, 21, of Indepenence serves up some ice cream for Kenton County resident Dot Robertson, 88. Gilmore works with the Kenton County Jail.

Phylliss Vetter, 69, of Independence and Betty Williams, 72, of Kenton County play a game of cards during the Senior Picnic.

Elsie Hopple, 93, of Indpendence and Kenneth Williams, 77, of Kenton County, try their luck at a game of cards during the Senior Picnic.

Denise Moore, 48, gets ready to serve up some snacks in her ’50s threads at the Kenton County Senior Picnic. Moore, who lives in the county, works at the Kenton County PVA.

Singing his rendition of “Walkin’ on the Fightin’ Side of Me,” Sid Evans, 76, of Ryland Heights entertains the crowd at the Kenton County Senior Picnic. Evans is the owner of the Red Barn in Ryland Heights.

The Kenton County Sheriff’s Honor Guard took part of the opening ceremonies at the Kenton County Senior Picnic, Sept. 8. In front, Todd Massey; behind, David Hampton.

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Mary Helman, 79, Virginia Noem, 80, Sandy Gadd, 66, and Naomi Wolf, 83 dance to 1950s classic “It’s My Party.” The Independence residents are all members of the Senior Center where they do line dancing.

Violet , 85, and Thomas Solomon, 91, of Erlanger, dance in the rain at the Kenton County Senior Picnic.


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ART EXHIBITS

I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Newport on the Levee, Pop culture art show celebrates all things ‘80s; from movies and cartoons to music, fashion and more. Free. 859-261-5770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport. Artists as Activists, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Twoyear anniversary exhibition of works by artists featured in the semimonthly column by Saad Ghosn, “Artists as Activists” in Streetvibes since September 2009. 859292-2322. Covington. Bits and Pieces, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Showcases a collection of works connected by the use of repetition, be it small tiles, drawings, action figures or even Mylar balloons. Free. Through Oct. 7. 859957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

FESTIVALS

Newport Oktoberfest, 5-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Riverboat Row, Large festival tents. Munich Oktoberfest style of German food, beer and music. Free. Presented by City of Newport. 513- 4773320; 1.usa.gov/9y0FRW. Newport.

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USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Thirtyminute tour of haunted boat. Two levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Tour not recommended for children under age 10 without adult. Family friendly. $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family fourpack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859802-5826; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport.

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River Road, 7:30 p.m., York St. Cafe, 738 York St., Benefits the Dragon Fly Foundation. $20, $15 advance. 859-261-9675; www.yorkstonline.com. Newport.

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Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Golf Classic, Noon-7:30 p.m., Twin Oaks Golf Course, 450 E. 43rd St., Featuring 18 holes (9-hole option) with lunch and dinner. Special on-course games and after-golf prizes. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. Benefits Daniel’s Care Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care. $75. Registration required. Presented by Hospice of the Bluegrass - Northern Kentucky. 859-441-6332; www.hospicebg.org. Covington.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Bras Across the Bridge, 7 a.m., Purple People Bridge, Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati; Third Street, Newport, Jeff and Jenn, Q102-FM (101.9) on air personalities, and volunteers raise collected bras to raise awareness for breast cancer. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Presented by Newport on the Levee. 513-699-5102; www.wkrc.com. Newport.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas, 85 N. Grand Ave., Room A. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 513-921-1922. Fort Thomas. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 4

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Newport Oktoberfest, Noon-11 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513- 477-3320; 1.usa.gov/9y0FRW. Newport. Merchants and Music Festival, 4-11 p.m., Fort Thomas Midway District, 850 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Celebration with 40 local businesses. Music by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rusty Griswolds, G. Miles & the Hitmen and Tupelo Honey. Food and drink available. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Fort Thomas Renaissance. 513-543-4230; www.ftthomas.org. Fort Thomas.

MUSIC - JAZZ

New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859-2612365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

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Los Honchos, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Free. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Ballroom. Doors open 8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $15, $12 advance. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

RECREATION

St. Henry Boosters Golf Outing, 1-6 p.m., A.J. Jolly Golf Course, 5350 Ky. 27, Fourperson scramble. Includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, beverages, steak dinner and various awards. Benefits St. Henry Boosters. Family friendly. $65. Registration required. Presented by St. Henry Elementary School. 859760-3325. Alexandria. Open Play Paint Ball, 3-5 p.m., Town and Country Sports and Health Club, 1018 Town Drive, Golf Range Clubhouse to pay and for orientation. Includes Field Rental, Unlimited CO2 and 500 paint balls and refs and two free additional hours of open play, which is normally 3-5 p.m.. All paint balls must be purchased from Xtreme Paintball at Town & Country. Field paint only. Ages 10 and up. Ages 17 and under must bring a waiver signed by a parent prior to play. $25, $12 500 additional paint balls, $10 marker/gun, gloves, mask and vest. 859-442-5800; www.towncountrysports.com. Wilder. Ride the Richwood Railroad, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Richwood Tahoe Railroad, 740 Centre View Blvd., Ride half-scale steam locomotive. Includes child-centered games. Skyline Chili cheese coneys, cold drinks, old-fashioned popcorn and other treats available for purchase. Benefits Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center. Family friendly. $25 family; $10, $5 children. 859-572-3365; www.nkycac.org. Crestview Hills.

ANTIQUES SHOWS

Play Me Records Tour, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Reid Speed, FS, Cyberoptics, and Oreo and El Produckdo. Standing only on main floor. $15. 859-4912444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington. Bobby Mackey and the Big Mac Band, 7:30 p.m., Bobby Mackey’s Music World, 44 Licking Pike, With Dick Buchholz, singer. Includes giveaways. $10 ages 18-21, $5 ages 21 and up; free before 10 p.m. on Friday. 859-431-5588; www.bobbymackey.com. Wilder.

The Time Traveler’s Ball: A Midwest Steampunk Extravaganza, 9 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Whole House. Doors open 8 p.m. With the Extraordinary Contraptions, Steam Powered Giraffe, Ford Theatre Reunion, Deadly Sins Burlesque and DJ Roundboy. $15, $10 advance. 859431-2201; www.ticketfly.com. Newport.

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MUSIC - CONCERTS

MUSIC - COUNTRY

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USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family four-pack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport.

MUSEUMS

Steamboat Bicentennial Weekend, 1-6 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebration of 200-year anniversary of first successful steamboat voyage up and down the Ohio River. 859491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

MUSIC - BENEFITS

Debi and Friends Present: Hot Vegas Fun, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Debi, Rodney, Whitney, Jonathon, Darryl, Saba, the Rainbow Jazz Ensemble and Dick and the Roadmasters. Doors open 7 p.m. Benefits FACE Cincinnati. $20. 859491-2444; www.madisontheateronline.com. Covington.

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

FESTIVALS

Newport Oktoberfest, Noon-9 p.m., Festival Park Newport, Free. 513- 477-3320; 1.usa.gov/9y0FRW. Newport.

FILMS

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, 24 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Comedy classic from 1948. Successful New York advertising executive decides to build his dream house in the country – a real money pit. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 859962-4031. Independence.

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USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 super saver six-pack, $48 family four-pack; $20 RIP express, $16, $6 matinee. Group discounts and coupons available online. 859-802-5826; www.ussnightmare.com. Newport.

THANKS TO CHRISTY GLOYD

Newport on the Levee’s 10 year anniversary celebration will conclude with the Levee’s signature Taste of the Levee Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Levee restaurants will have delicious sample offerings and live music will be provided by Chuck Brisbin and the Tuna Project from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and The Whammies from 3-7 p.m. For more information, visit www.newportonthelevee.com.

MUSEUMS

Steamboat Bicentennial Weekend, 1-6 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Super Sunday, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Free admission to museum and all activities. Family friendly. Free. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

COMMUNITY DANCE

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

SCHOOLS

Big Top Festival, Noon-6 p.m., Samuel Woodfill Elementary School, 1025 Alexandria Pike, Games, cake walk, raffle baskets, silent auction and inflatables. Free. 859-442-7648. Fort Thomas.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

ART EXHIBITS

I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport. Bits and Pieces, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Songwriter Showcase and Open Mic Night, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St., Juney’s Lounge. With Misty from the Newbees, host. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Picturing Your Crafts: Step By Step, 7-8:30 p.m., William E. Durr Branch Library, 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Katie Conley teaches how to take a more professional picture of your hard work with the use of a light box and a little imagination. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 859-962-4031. Independence. COMMUNITY DANCE

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. 859-802-8965. Independence. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 8

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Pioneer Toastmasters Public Speaking Club Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Holiday Inn Riverfront, 600 W. Third St., Learning experience for those who wish to improve speaking and networking skills for work, one-onone or just for fun. Includes dinner if pre-registered. 513-541-9319. Covington.

EDUCATION

Tadpole Time, 9-10 a.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Ages 18 months to 3 years. F is for Frog. Each program includes story, animal encounter and guided tour of Aquarium. $7 per child/adult pair. Registration required. Presented by WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium. 859-815-1442. Newport.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three-month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965. Lakeside Park.

SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington.

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MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Hillbilly Thursday, 9:30 p.m., Southgate House, 24 E. Third St. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

MUSIC - STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Young Band Night, 6-9 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Four young or new bands perform. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

SHOPPING

Thrift Sale, 7 a.m.-noon, United Christian Volunteers of Elsmere, 15 Kenton St.. 859-7274417. Elsmere.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Free. 513-5095066; www.cincinnatioa.org. Covington.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Stand-up Comedy, 8:30 p.m., Beer Sellar, 301 Riverboat Row, Different line-up each week. Content rated R. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-6969. Newport.

RECREATION

Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Elsmere. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 7

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Cabbage, corned beef and Irish dancing come to Fountain Square Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, for the Cincinnati Celtic Festival. Two stages will offer live music, dance, food and drink, including a corned beef and cabbageeating contest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. To sign up for the contest, visit www.myfountainsquare.com. Festival hours are: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Entrance is free. Pictured are the Celtic Rhythm Dancers performing at a previous Cincinnati Celtic Fest.

ART EXHIBITS

I Love the ‘80s, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; www.artonthelevee.com. Newport. Bits and Pieces, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

THANKS TO SARAH SIEGRIST

The Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Super Sunday program will celebrate the 200th anniversary of steam-powered transportation on the Ohio River from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the museum in Devou Park, Covington. The Super Sundays program offers free admission to the museum and all activities that day. Activities will be presented by RiverWorks Discovery, a boat race, 19th century dancing and music, and storytelling by Greg Jowaisis. University of Louisville Humanities Professor Allan Share will present a tale of the trials and tribulations of bringing steamboats to local rivers from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Super Sundays feature an area set up for children to make crafts. For more information, visit www.bcmuseum.org or call 859-491-4003.


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Applesauce cake a good way to bake into the season Along with the pears, Mother Nature’s friends nabbed the apples on our trees, so I was looking forward to purchasing some apples f r o m Rouster’s A p p l e House in Milford. T h e Rita Heikenfeld Krispy and K r i s p y Rita’s kitchen M a c apples are unbelievably delicious and were developed by the Rouster family. But I just got word that the apples grown this year will be made into cider and there will be no fresh ones to pick. In fact, owner Dan Rouster said they are closing the apple part of the orchard. It’s the weather that made them decide to close. The good news is that the business’ U-pick blueberry and blackberry operations will continue. But no more apples. I hope Dan and Donna Rouster know how much everyone appreciates Rouster’s not only for their fine produce, but also for their ongoing community involvement. Going there is always a family adventure, with the little ones helping pick right along with the adults. As I have always told you, support your local independent farmers like the Rouster’s. They’re jewels that we need to keep shining. In honor of the

Rouster’s, today’s column is all about apples!

Easy applesauce cake

From Caroline Quinter of Amelia United Methodist church. She’s the minister’s wife and shared this recipe with my editor, Lisa’s, mom, Nancy, and it wound up, through the Clermont County grapevine, to me. Caroline said this moist cake goes great with a cup of tea or coffee. “My husband and our four children really enjoy it and I hope your readers will give it a try. I wish I could claim it as an original but it came from a 1950s cookbook.” Caroline said the recipe calls for a mixture of 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to “dust” the pan and then cut through the batter. She uses about 2⁄3 of that mixture. When I made the cake, I used it all and agree with Caroline – 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 would be plenty. I didn’t have yellow cake mix but used a butter recipe golden cake mix and added the 3.4 oz. box of instant pudding. This is a wonderful cake to tote to a potluck. 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 box yellow cake mix with pudding (or add 1 small pkg. of instant vanilla pudding) 1 ⁄4 cup oil 3 eggs 2 cups applesauce Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease 9by-13 pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle

RITA HEIKENFELD/CONTRIBUTOR

Moist applesauce cake goes great with tea or coffee. half of sugar mixture inside pan. (I also sprinkled it on the sides. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs and applesauce. Pour batter in, sprinkle remaining sugar mixture on top of batter and swirl through cake with a knife. Bake 50to 60 minutes.

Paper bag apple pie with streusel topping

This old favorite is now making the rounds once again. And yes, it does work. Use a bag without any printing on it. Use your favorite crust recipe. The trick of cooking the apples a bit beforehand is one I learned in cooking school. We would cook them on top of the stove. This recipe calls for the microwave. Either works well, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just helps soften the apples. Granny Smith, Jonathan, or just about any apple other than Red Delicious will work.

Here’s the filling:

7-8 cups apples, peeled and sliced 1 cup light or dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Couple dashes salt 1 ⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 ⁄4 cup lemon juice 4 tablespoons flour

Put the sliced apples in a big microwave-safe bowl, and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and lemon juice. Microwave, uncovered, for five minutes. Sprinkle flour over and mix. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour filling into crust.

Streusel topping: 1

⁄3 cup sugar ⁄3 cup flour 1 ⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up 1

Combine everything together until crumbly but don’t over mix. You want a real crumbly topping. Put streusel on top of filling. Place pie in brown paper grocery bag or make a parchment paper bag by stapling two pieces together. Close the bag. I stapled it but uncoated paper clips work OK, too. Bake 60 minutes. Remove carefully from bag. Makes eight servings.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen:

Instead of cinnamon and nutmeg, substitute 2 teaspoons apple pie spice. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away! Apples help lower the risk of heart disease, prevent constipation, help control diabetes and help prevent cancer. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Program helps women lose weight through lifestyle changes A session of the OFF Program, a weight loss plan for women sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, begins on Monday, Sept. 26. OFF, which stands for Outsmarting Female Fat, is specially designed for women who want to lose weight by making long-term lifestyle changes. The program is led by a Registered Dietitian from the Health Department and deals with all aspects of weight control, healthy eating and exercise. The OFF program will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, from Sept. 26 through Dec. 5, in the Lower Level Conference Room of the Health Department District Office, 610 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, Ky. The class is open to women living or working in Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties. Those who

cannot sign up for the fall 2011 session of the OFF program, but are interested in future classes, will have another opportunity when the Health Department holds a spring session that will run from March to May 2012 at the same location. There will not be any sessions offered at the Boone County Health Center or in Grant County in the fall of 2011 or the spring of 2012, as there have been in the past. Cost of the program is $25 to help cover the cost of materials that participants will receive. The fee will be collected at the first session. The class is limited to the first 35 people who register. To register online or for more information and a detailed schedule of classes, please go to http://www.nkyhealth.org/ Offregister, or call Monica Smith at 859-363-2114.

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September 22, 2011

Quick tips to keep your pets safe, sound and returned One afternoon last winter, I gratefully pulled into my driveway during a particularly bad snowstorm. The wind was blowing snow so thick that you could barely see a few feet in front of your face. That’s when I noticed a woman run up to the car. It was the grown daughter of the woman who lived next door. She was hysterical, sobbing. “My mother’s dog is missing and we can’t find her,” she cried, “Can we check in your backyard?” “Of course,” I said, pulling into the garage and jumping into my snow boots. Joining in the search, I found out that one of the family members had left their garage door open for a few seconds and the 16year-old Malti-Poo had apparently slipped out into the yard. It was a heavily wooded lot attached to our own and we all feared the worst. Within the hour, we had

our answer. T h e woman’s son found the dog in the woods, under some The Marsie Hall brush. elderly dog Newbold had lost its and Marsie’s way had sucMenagerie cumbed to the elements. It was a very sad day in our neighborhood. Jim Berns of Pet Search and Rescue nodded sympathetically when I told him our story. Berns is Cincinnati’s very own “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” who for the past 3 1⁄2 years, along with his trusty Search and Rescue dogs, has been helping people to find their lost pets. “The very best way to ensure your pet’s safety is to take preventative measures,” says the soft-spoken University of Cincinnati DAAP woodshop teacher,

who searches for lost pets on weekends. “It is much easier to prevent your pet going missing in the first place than to find them later.” He suggests that all pets wear a well-fitted collar at all times with complete contact information. This is the very most important thing that an owner can do to ensure their pet’s safety. This information should include the name and phone number. “Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a rabies tag or pet license will be enough,” he counsels. “Make it easy for the person who finds your pet to contact you directly and immediately.” Micro chips are also very helpful. Friendly pets are the most likely to be reunited with their owners after they go missing. “A dog can be its own best ally,” Berns chuckles, “If you have a friendly pet,

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Here is Jim Berns of Pet Search and Rescue and his team on the track of a lost pet! they will go up to the first people they see and want to be patted. “That happened to one of my dogs once, a bloodhound, and that was how we found her. She went up to people who saw the tag around her neck and called us.” He also suggests that pet owners be hyper-vigilant about keeping gates closed and continually inspect the perimeters of a fenced in yard. “There is almost always a gap in fencing,” Berns says, “I guarantee that I could go out into almost any yard and find a spot where the pet could slip out. You might think that they can’t, but it can hap-

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Race for the Cure on Sept. 24

The Susan G. Komen 2011 Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Great American Ball park. The race is an opportunity for breast cancer movement supporters to celebrate survivors and honor loved ones who have lost their battles. Race schedule: Registration - 7 a.m. 5K Competitive Runner 8:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk - 9 a.m.

2K Family Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. Kids’ Fun Run on the field - 10:30 a.m. Following the Fun Run, Komen will pay tribute to breast cancer survivors with “A Celebration of Hope” Survivor Ceremony and Awards. Those unable to join on Race day are encouraged to register to “Sleep in for the Cure.” For more information or to register, visit www.komencincinnati.org.

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Eagle Bend Alpacas celebrates National Alpaca Farm Days BURLINGTON - On Sept. 24-25, alpaca breeders from across the U.S. and Canada will invite the public to come to their farm to meet their alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive animals, the luxury fiber they produce, and why the alpaca business is perfect for environmentally conscious individuals. Eagle Bend Alpacas, located at 7812 East Bend Road, Burlington, will open its gates from 1 to 5 p.m. both days to allow people to experience the world of alpacas. “With the tragedy of 9/11 and the sadness it represents so prevalent in our minds at this time of year, it’s nice

to share something wholesome and uplifting that makes you smile. Greg and I experience this joy everyday as we tend our herd, and celebrating Alpaca Farm Days allows us to share this joy with people everywhere!” farm co-owner Linda Salsbury said. “We have hosted this event for four consecutive years and given people an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of alpacas, many for the first time. We see infants, toddlers, and young children with their moms and dads, mothers, older daughters, children with disabilities, senior citizens – just so many people of all ages enjoying life with their families, friends, and

alpacas. Countless smiles, alpaca kisses, families enjoying the farm, and heartwarming pictures that capture these spectacular moments in life happen right here at Eagle Bend on Farm Days,” Salsbury said. Admission is free. Eagle Bend’s Fiber & Gift Shoppe will be open so people can see what’s done with alpaca fleece. People are urged to bring cameras and old shoes and come prepared to see a working farm raising alpacas. Visit the website at www.eaglebendalpacas.com for directions to the farm or call 859-750-3560 if you have questions.

The fourth annual Carnival Noir Costume Party returns for a night of fairy tales and fantasy at The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 6. As a special Halloween treat, Carnival’s fairy tale themed show will be the opening act for the Bellydance Superstar dancers, as they team up with local bellydance troupes with Club Bellydance. Festivities start at 7 p.m. Tickets at $20 are on sale now. Club Bellydance is a twoact performance concept that features select internationally renowned Bellydance Superstars (www.bellydancesuperstars.com) dancers Sabah, Moria, Sabrina, Stefanya and Victoria and locally-based premier

belly dancers Zahara's Tangled Web, Dante's Gypsy Circus, Alhambra and Anaya Gypsy. Prizes will be given during the costume party contest that follows the performances. Vendors and tarot readers will also be available. The Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center is located at 1028 Scott St., Covington. Hours are 7-11 p.m. For ticket information (discounts for groups of 10 or more), visist www.TheCarnegie.com or call 859957-1940.

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NKY Health Dept. to offer flu vaccines Oct. 3 The Northern Kentucky Health Department will offer a limited number of doses of flu vaccine by appointment at its county health centers this year. Appointments will be taken starting Oct. 3. To schedule an appointment, call the health center in the county where you live. Boone County: 7505 Burlington Pike, Florence; 859-363-2060. Campbell County: 1098 Monmouth St., Newport; 859-431-1704.

Grant County: 234 Barnes Road, Williamstown; 859-824-5074. Kenton County: 2002 Madison Ave., Covington; 859-431-3345. The Health Department will administer flu vaccine to children under age 18 without insurance or Medicaid or whose insurance does not cover the vaccine. Adults without insurance, Medicare or Medicaid and who can’t otherwise afford the vaccine, are encouraged to

seek it from the Health Department. Those who are able to pay a $30 fee for the vaccine will be asked to do so; those who are unable to pay will not be turned away. The vaccine will provide protection against the swine flu (H1N1) strain and two others expected to circulate this flu season – a H3N2 virus and a type B virus. For more information on the flu, visit www.nkyhealth.org.

IN THE SERVICE Navy Seaman Johnathan A. O’Neal, son of Belinda B. Lee of Williamstown and Steven A. O’Neal of Independence, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Johnathan received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft

safety. “Battle Stations,” the capstone event of boot camp, gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Johnathan is a 2010 graduate of Simon Kenton High School. • Air Force Airman Matthew R. Webster graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Matthew completed an

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Check cholesterol levels in September September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month - a good time to find out what your cholesterol numbers are, to learn about your risk for high cholesterol and what you can do to keep your levels in check. More than 98 million Americans 20 and older have high blood cholesterol - one of the most controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association. High cholesterol doesn't always have symptoms. So, it's important to check cholesterol levels starting at least by age 20, and earlier if there is a family history of heart disease. The two types of cholesterol are high-density lipoprotein, or HDL (“good” cholesterol), and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL (“bad” cholesterol). Too much bad cholesterol or not enough good cholesterol can increase risk for heart disease or stroke. The ideal cholesterol level for most people is less than 200 mg/dL. The amount of triglycerides (or blood fats) in blood is another important barometer of your health; high levels are associated with coronary heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver disease. A doctor can measure triglyceride levels with the same test for cholesterol. A normal triglyceride level should be less than 150 mg/dL. Diet, weight, physical activity and exposure to tobacco may affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These factors may be controlled by: • Eating a heart-healthy dietary pattern. • Engaging in physical activity. • Controlling blood pressure.


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William A. Ackley, 89, of Edgewood, died Sept. 12, 2011. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and worked as a printer at American Book Co. in Cincinnati. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Momper Ackley; daughters, Mary Ann Lemming and Kathy Romito; sons, Thomas Ackley and William Ackley; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Entombment was at Mother of God Mausoleum. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017.

Augie Nixon Clegg

Augie Nixon Clegg, 74, of Covington, died Sept. 17 in Owenton. She was a retired realtor, a member of Planned Parenthood and the Senior Citizens of Northern Kentucky, and an Erlanger Lioness. Her husband, Thomas Clegg, died in 1985. Survivors include her son, Patrick Clegg of Covington; daughters, Rachel McKeehan of London, Ky., and Kathleen Ball of Independence; brother, Charles Nixon of Alexandria; sister, Patsy Ligon of Petersburg; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Bullittsburg Baptist Church Cemetery.

Herberth Espinosa

Herberth Miranda Espinosa, 54, of Elsmere, died Sept. 12, 2011. He was a quality control worker with ZF Sterling and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Ermila Miranda; son, Herberth G. Miranda; daughter, Melissa Lee Miranda; and four grandchildren.

Richard W. Herrmann

Richard W. Herrmann, 72, of Latonia, died Sept. 16 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He retired as a sergeant with the Covington Police Department in 1989 and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion and F.O.P., was a Kentucky Colonel and an avid University of Kentucky fan. Survivors include by his wife, Rebecca L. Herrmann; daughter, Kristy Herrmann of Erlanger; son, Tim Herrmann of Erlanger; stepdaughter, Tina Robinson of Erlanger; sisters, Rosemary Youger of Edgewood and Joyce Allender of New Richmond, Ohio; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Charity of donor’s choice.

Mary Emily Jones

Mary Emily Jones, 96, of Independence, formerly of Owenton, died Sept. 10 at her residence. She was a homemaker and retired after 34 years as a custodian from Owenton First Baptist. She was a former member of the TriCounty Choral Union, New Liberty Second Baptist Church and Owenton Second Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served as treasurer. Her husband, William Thomas “Tommy” Jones; a sister, Ida Ware; and her brothers, Homer, James and Theodore Livers, died previously. Survivors include her son, William Jones of Hope, Ind.; daughter, Georgia Sanders of Independence; sister, Lillian Thomas; five grandchil-

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Rosemary Menkhaus

Rosemary Schlickman Menkhaus, 94, of Taylor Mill, died Sept. 16 at her home. She was a homemaker, member of St. Anthony Church, and a volunteer and board member at Redwood School. She was a past president of the Holy Cross High School Boosters and a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include her husband, Frank E. Menkhaus; daughter, Mary Jo Menkhaus of Taylor Mill; sons, David Menkhaus of Fort Wright and Jim Menkhaus of Hebron; sister, Ruth Miller of Fort Mitchell; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201.

Frank D. Perkins

Frank D. Perkins, 71, of Williamstown, died Sept. 11 at his residence. He was a former machinist for Powell Valve Co. in Cincinnati for more than 30 years, served in the U.S. Army from 1962-64 and was an active member of the American Legion Post No. 137 in Williamstown. His wife, Flora Sue King Perkins; two brothers, James Perkins and Robert Perkins; and three sisters, Mildred Bustle, Shirley Clemons and Alverta Ingram, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Jeff F. Perkins of Elsmere and Tom D. Perkins of Williamstown; sisters, Jane Crider of Verona, Janette Hicks of Florence and Hazel Cooper of Crittenden; brothers, Jimmy Perkins of Erlanger and Tommy Perkins of Walton; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown. Memorials: Stanley Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Cynthia M. Robinson

Cynthia Marie Carroll Robinson, 52, of Erlanger, died Sept. 15 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker. Her parents, Lee and Sybil Carroll, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Eric Lane Robinson; daughters, Amber Woosley of Florence, Jade Woosley of Covington and Summer Lane Robinson of Erlanger; brothers, Steve Carroll of Walton and John Carroll of Greenville, Ohio; sisters, Joyce Prasuhn of Greenville, Ohio, and Pat Cobb of Vera Beach, Fla.; best friend, Kristen Hiatt of Erlanger; and close friend, Larry Woosley of Walton. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Foundation, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite B248, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Violet Hopkins Russo

Violet Hopkins Russo, 94, formerly of Taylor Mill, died Sept. 12 at Highland Springs of Fort Thomas. She was a retired bookkeeper for Bud Re Produce of Cincinnati and served with the WAVES in World War II. Her husband, Michael Russo, died in 1995. Survivors include her sons, Tony Russo of Demossville and Paul Russo of Genoa, N.V., formerly of Florence; and four grandchildren.

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Betty M. Schroder

Betty M. Schroder, 85, of Florence, died Sept. 12 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She retired from Square D. A granddaughter, Julie Tinker, died in 2004. Survivors include her sons, Ronald Sterling of Independence and Timothy Sterling of Florence; daughters, Sandra White, Peggy Schumacher and Cheryl Colwell, all of Florence; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 28 greatgreat-grandchildren. Memorials: The family.

Joyce Ann Scudder

Joyce Ann Brigmon Scudder, 76, of Villaspring of Erlanger, formerly of Ludlow, died Sept. 10 at St. Elizabeth Florence. She and her husband operated Joyceramics in Ludlow. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and gardening. A son, William J. Gentry, and a grandson, Benjamin Moore, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Edwin F. Scudder; sister, Vera Brigmon Burger; children, Bonnie Gentry, Nancy Moore, Thomas Gentry, Tammy Russell and Edwin F. Scudder Jr.; stepchildren, Theresa Summers, Linda Scudder, David Scudder, Anthony Scudder, Gary Scudder, Regina Mansour and Brian Scudder; 38 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Crestview Hills, KY 41017 or Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 4568 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

Leslie Ann Walz

Leslie Ann Walz, 42, formerly of Erlanger, died Sept. 15 in Vernon Hills, Ill. She worked for W.W. Grainger for nine years. Survivors include her parents, Paul and Phyllis Walz of Crestview Hills; sister, Paula Tobergte of Elsmere; brothers, Christopher Walz of Norfolk, Va., and Richard Walz of Verona; niece, Nicole Walz Holliday, U.S. Army, Hawaii; nephews, Demonte Walz of Norfolk Va., Justin Tobergte of Florence, and Jakob Walz and Brennan Walz, both of Verona. Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at St. Henry Church, Elsmere. Memorials: St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati OH 45215.

Charles H. Wharton

Charles Haydon Wharton, 81, of Erlanger, formerly of Lexington, died Sept. 7 at Baptist Village of Northern Kentucky, following a brief illness. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran and a retired insurance executive. He was an avid fan of University of Kentucky basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. He enjoyed golf and model railroads. His brother, John Wharton, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ann Pennington Wharton; sons, Bill Wharton of Florence and Haydon

Sister Ruth Yost

Sister Ruth Yost, OSB, 86, of Villa Hills, died Sept. 13 at St. Walburg Monastery in Villa Hills. She was a Benedictine Sister for more than 61 years, served as prioress of the community, and was a teacher, nurse and assistant administrator at Madonna Manor. Her sister, Joan, and brother, Joseph, died previously. Survivors include her sister-inlaw, Wanda Fischer Yost of Mandeville, La.; nieces, Catherine Yost, MD, Diana Gegenheimer and Rebecca Burke; and nephews, David Yost, Paul Yost and Stephen Yost. Memorials: St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017; www.stwalburg.org.

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David Harold Simonton, 74, of Newport, formerly of Erlanger, died Sept. 10 at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. He was a retired car wholesaler in the Greater Cincinnati area and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his dear friend, Patricia Kirchhoff Wilson of Highland Heights; sister, Sally Knight of Frankfort; and nephews, Greg Knight and David Knight. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or Baptist Convalescent Center, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071.

Wharton of Union; sisters, Margaret Julia Bohan of Lexington and Mary “Tissie” Mathews of Gurnee, Ill.; and four grandchildren. Interment was at Lexington Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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William C. Trigg Jr.

William C. Trigg Jr., 84, of Covington, formerly of Villa Hills, died Sept. 12 at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. He was a retired development director for Episcopal Retirement Center and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Crescent Springs, an Eagle Scout as a youth and active in the St. Louis area Boy Scouts as an adult. He began his fundraising career at St. Louis University and was affiliated with Thomas More College. His wife, Dr. Janet Trigg; and two sisters, Florence Trigg and Connie Nickle, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Dr. William C. Trigg III of Stillwater, N.Y., and Michael Trigg of Waukegan, Ill.; daughters, Karen Wigger of Villa Hills and Mary Janet Moore of Kula, Hawaii; brother, Joseph Edward Trigg of St. Louis; sister, Mary Elizabeth Woodland of St. Louis; and 12 grandchildren. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, Ill. Memorials: Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Pkwy.,

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police, second degree criminal trespassing, third degree criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools at 315 W. Southern Ave., Aug. 23. Juacquez C. Key, 4025 Delaney St., fourth degree assault at 109 Promontory Drive, No. D, Aug. 23. Melinda A. Thomas, 1413 Russell St., No. 1, prostitution at 401 E. 20th St., Aug. 22. Johnny A. Hammons, no address given, receiving stolen property, third degree criminal mischief, first degree fleeing or evading police, menacing, resisting arrest, possession of burglary tools, giving officer false name or address at 402 Madison Ave., Aug. 19. Michael Curtis, 601 York St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess at 3209 Decoursey Ave., Sept. 5. James A. Tackett, 1310 Russell St., possession of burglary tools,

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POLICE REPORTS Byron A. Seagraves, 1429 Russell St., No. 4, fourth degree assault at Madison Ave. and 8th St., Aug. 29. Dominic D. Bell, 2550 Harrison Ave., C1, resisting arrest at 624 Durrett St., Aug. 28. Maria Schutzman, 2108 Wexford Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest at 801 Willard St., Aug. 27. Lisa T. Baker, 268 W. Pike St., No. 4, second degree assault at 268 W. Pike St., No. 4, Aug. 26. Andrew J. Brunkhart, 6815 Us Route 50, second degree disorderly conduct, second degree criminal trespassing at 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Aug. 26. Anthony Moore, 3 E. 43rd St., fugitive from another state-warrant required at 3 E. 43rd St., Aug. 25. Terry L. Baldrick, 2000 Queen City Ave., first degree criminal posses-

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POLICE REPORTS From B7 receiving stolen property at Banklick St., Sept. 5. Gerald Baker, 4517 Decoursey Drive, third degree criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 1301 Holman Ave., Sept. 5.

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Brian M. Kidwell, 3017 Magnolia Court, theft of identity at 1700 block of Madison Ave., Sept. 4. Melissa R. Escobar, 2411 White Court, second degree burglary at 1017 Scott St., No. 2, Sept. 4. Jason L. Hale, 3826 Decoursey Ave., second degree burglary at 1017 Scott St., No. 2, Sept. 4. Andrew J. Brunkhart, no address given, third degree criminal mischief, public intoxication-controlled substance at S. Garrard St., Sept. 4. Antwyane D. Lowe, 707 Delmar, third degree criminal trespassing at 1318 Madison Ave., Sept. 3. Kayla E. Creech, 416 Emma St., third degree possession of a controlled substance at 3000 Decker Crane Lane, Sept. 2. Bryan K. Shouse, 125 E. 8th St., No. 2, alcohol intoxication in a public place, third degree terroristic threatening, third degree possession of a controlled substance at Greenup St. and 8th St., Sept. 2. Thomas M. Williams, no address given, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 228 E. 15th St., Sept. 1. Russell F. Bowman, no address given, third degree burglary at 530 Main St., Sept. 1. Unique K. Mason, 1231 Banklick St., one headlight, possession of marijuana, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at Madison Pike at Ashland Drive, Aug. 31. Antonio G. Massey, 517 Muse Drive, theft at 3700 block of Decoursey Ave., Aug. 31. Mackenzie J. Lennon, 335 Washington St., leaving scene of accidentfailure to render aid or assistance, operating motor vehicle under influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. at 1500 Woodburn St., Aug. 30. Bonnie Peniston, 4508 Church St.,

third degree possession of a controlled substance at 4622 Eureka St., Aug. 30. Garren A. Patty, 1222 Russell St., first degree fleeing or evading police, second degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, reckless driving at 200 E. Robbins St., Aug. 29. Candace L. Wells, 28 Bluffside Drive, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess at 28 Bluffside Drive, Aug. 29. Anthony D. Lattimore, 1509 Woodburn Drive, menacing, possession of marijuana at Ashland Drive and Madison Pike, Aug. 29. Derek W. Parson, 1616 Jefferson Ave., second degree disorderly conduct at 309 W. 16th St., Aug. 29. Deron R. Mills, 2101 Center St., No. B, fourth degree assault at 2101 Center St., No. B, Aug. 29.

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A man was shot in the leg at 1512 Woodburn St., No. 2, Aug. 28. Two people assaulted each other at 157 E. 43rd St., Aug. 28. A man was assaulted at 1621 Russell St., Aug. 26. A woman was assaulted at W. 12th St., Aug. 26. A woman was punched in the face at 1427 Banklick St., Aug. 22. A man was poked in the eye and punched at 1805 W. 18th St., No. 1, Aug. 20. A man was stabbed in the arm at Scott St. and 8th St., Sept. 3. A man was struck in the face at 122 Martin St., No. 2, Sept. 2. A woman was assaulted at 305 W. 20th St., Sept. 1. A man was sprayed with pepper spray at 602 E. 16th St., Sept. 1. A man was assaulted at 1809 East-

ern Ave., Sept. 1. A woman was struck in the head several times at 502 Scott St., Aug. 31. A man was struck several times at Highway Ave., Aug. 31. Two people pushed and punched one another at 1719 Holman Ave., Aug. 30. A woman was pushed to the ground and choked at 503 W. 14th St., Aug. 29.

Burglary

A TV was stolen at 415 Emma St., No. 1, Aug. 27. Two computers and a TV were stolen at 212 W. Pike St., Aug. 28. A wallet was stolen at 400 Farrell St., Aug. 26. A watch and bracelet were stolen at 914 Main St., No. 1, Aug. 25. A computer and garbage can were stolen at 1201 Russell St., Aug. 25. An air conditioning unit, TV and two rings were stolen at 4107 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 24. A game system and video games were stolen at 1552 Holman Ave., Aug. 24. Two chain saw and a tool box was stolen at 1229 Hermes St., Aug. 24. Three gold necklaces and a sleeve of personal checks was stolen at 3108 Rogers St., Aug. 24. A computer and prescription medication was stolen at 1229 Hermes St., Aug. 23. Copper piping was stolen at 822 Perry St., Aug. 23. Several items of jewelry were stolen at 2617 Eastern Ave., Aug. 22. A pair of earrings were stolen at 1901 Pearl St., Aug. 22. Several items were taken from a residence at 814 Western Ave., Sept. 4. An air conditioning unit and prescription medication was stolen at 1009 Scott St., Sept. 4. Several items were taken from a resi-

dence at 517 Montgomery St., No. 1, Sept. 3. $44 in cash was stolen at 113 Ashland Drive, Sept. 3. A handgun, two 8-round magazines, a computer and prescription medication was stolen at 520 W. 23rd St., Sept. 1. A TV was stolen at 117 E. Trevor St., Sept. 1. Copper piping was stolen at 2234 Center St., Sept. 1. A TV and jewelry were stolen at 729 Philadelphia St., Aug. 31. A game system was stolen at 421 W. 11th St., Aug. 31. A computer and monitor were stolen at 1016 Jackson St., Aug. 30. A TV, $120 in change and prescription medication was stolen at 6 E. Southern Ave., No. B, Aug. 30. Two handguns were stolen at 3517 Lincoln Ave., Aug. 29. A workbench was stolen at 422 W. 22nd St., Aug. 29. A file folder containing business information was stolen at 302 Court St., Aug. 29.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper piping and wiring was stolen at 1630 Holman Ave., Sept. 2.

Criminal mischief

The bumper of a vehicle was damaged at 3451 Clover Drive, Sept. 5. A glass window was damaged at 409 W. 11th St., Sept. 4. Bleachers and a trash can were set on fire at 1 W. Castle Court, Sept. 4. Four tires of a vehicle were punctured at 1715 Banklick St., Sept. 4. A mail box was set on fire at 680 Brandtly Ridge Drive, Sept. 5. The driver’s side window of a vehicle was broken out at 1234 Highway Ave., Sept. 3. A paving stone was thrown through a window at 1611 Banklick St., Sept. 2.

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The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. An air conditioning unit was damaged at 1432 Banklick St., Aug. 31. The glass on the front door was broken at 512 Pike St., Aug. 31. Two windows of an apartment were broken at 819 Scott St., No. 1, Aug. 31. A golf cart was damaged at 1344 W. Audobon Road, Aug. 30. A door frame was damaged at 2615 Crisnic Court, Aug. 30. A man was pushed off a moped which damaged the vehicle at Altamont Road, Aug. 29. The left, rear window of a vehicle was broken at 223 Covington Ave., Aug. 28. The window of a vehicle was damaged at 1234 Madison Ave., Aug. 28. The rear window of a vehicle was damaged at Russell St., Aug. 28. The front door of a business was written on with a permanent marker at 141 W. Pike St., Aug. 27. The right passenger side window of a vehicle was broken out at 509 Madison Ave., Aug. 27. Cable service lines to a residence were cut at 1611 Banklick St., Aug. 27. A man vandalized a vehicle at W. 7th St., Aug. 27. A rock was thrown through the window of a residence at 26 W. 36th St., Aug. 26. The window of a building was shattered at 1304 N. Holman Ave.,

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Sometimes it’s best to just give up “Just Give Up” is not typically the advice you expect to hear from someone whose job it is to motivate and inspire others to make changes in their lives, yet it is just the advice many of us need to heed at times. We have been conditioned in today’s world to believe that giving up means losing, disgrace, failure and defeat. However, when we look at the Bible, giving up by God’s standards means, “I give up, I can’t do this alone, I need you, and I need your strength.” The Bible says, “He gives power to the weak, and strength to the powerless. Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run, and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:29,31. When I am weak, God’s power is at its greatest, yet there are times I don’t utilize it. I don’t call out for help, and I refuse to “give up.” We are fighting many battles in life today: the ever-changing economy has many of us working one day and not the next. Divorce, chronic illness, drug abuse and death have entered our homes and changed the face of “normal” in many families and left us reeling in pain. Too often we try to bear these burdens alone. Fighting them by trying to forget, move on, pushing forward, stuffing down the pain. The problem is that pain cannot stay buried and will eventually “erupt” in the form of decreased patience, loss of focus, inability to sleep, depression, divorce, drug and alcohol abuse, etc. This vicious cycle will con-

tinue until we “give up.” As a homeschooling mother, I am often relieved Julie when my House child says, “I Community give up. I Recorder can’t figure problem guest this out.” By columnist doing so, he opens the door for me to come in and show him how to do it correctly before he wastes too much time doing it wrong. Granted, I am aware that there are times he may want a little too much help as well. God is savvy and smart like that too. He knows just when we need the help and when we need a little nudge to go a little further on our own. Yet, like my children, he can’t step in until we say, “I give up, I need help.” Today, I challenge you to give up. If you are struggling with the pain of loss, addiction, change, remember what God says, “I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10b Give up today and experience a whole new kind of “winning.” Julie House is a resident of Independence, and Founder of Equipped Ministries, a Christian based health and wellness program with a focus on weight loss. She can be reached at 802-8965. Check out her website for meeting times and locations www.equipped4him.blogspot. com

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POLICE REPORTS From B8 Aug. 26. A window was damaged at 3428 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 25. A BB was shot through a window at 1706 Woodburn St., Aug. 23. The windows were broken out of a vacant property at 868 Crescent Ave., Aug. 23. The tires of a vehicle was slashed at 7 Otter Drive, Aug. 22. Someone attempted to steal the copper pipes and components of an air conditioning unit at 821 Perry St., Aug. 20.

Criminal mischief, assault

A woman was assaulted and had her vehicle window broken out at Tripoli Lane, Aug. 28.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

Someone tried to cash a forged check at 1713 Madison Ave., Aug. 26. Someone passed two counterfeit $50 bills at 3702 Huntington Ave., Aug. 31.

Criminal trespassing

Someone broke into a vacant home at 820 Perry St., Aug. 23.

Disorderly conduct, menacing, alcohol intoxication in a public place, public intoxicationcontrolled substance

A woman was found intoxicated after a vehicle crash and caused alarm to others at 100 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Aug. 27.

Forgery

Someone passed a forged check at 3313 W. Latonia Ave., Aug. 29. Someone forged several checks at 302 Court St., Aug. 29.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

A credit card number was stolen and used at 2729 Dakota Ave., Sept. 2. Approximately $500 in charges were fraudulently made to a credit card at 3719 Lincoln Ave., Aug. 31. A credit card was used without permission at 1930 Madison Ave., No. 2, Aug. 31. Someone has been using another person’s credit card at E. 16th St., Aug. 31. A stolen credit card was used without permission several times at 613 W. 4th St., Aug. 30.

Harassment

A woman reported being harassed at 215 E. 17th St., Aug. 25. A woman reported being harassed at 402 E. 18th St., Sept. 2. A man threatened a woman at 212 Alexandria Drive, Aug. 30.

Harboring a vicious animal

A dog bit a man’s finger off at 59 Indiana Drive, Aug. 27.

Menacing

Possession of marijuana

A man was found to be in possession of marijuana at Decoursey Ave., Aug. 23. A man was found to be in possession of and smoking marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 4. A man was found to be in possession of marijuana at 1210 S. Garrard St., Sept. 3. A bag of marijuana was found at Madison Ave., Aug. 30.

Possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, possession of open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicle prohibited

A man was found in possession of marijuana and two glass pipes at 311 Pershing Ave., Sept. 3.

Rape

A woman was raped at Martin St., Sept. 3.

Receiving stolen property

An iPod was stolen at W. 10th St., Sept. 3.

Robbery

A watch and $6 was stolen at E. Robbins St., Aug. 26. A handgun was stolen at 1244 Maryland Ave., Aug. 25. A man was assaulted and had his cell phone taken from him at 1300 block of Greenup St., Aug. 22. Two people were robbed at gunpoint at 3208 Rogers St., Aug. 31. Prescription medication was stolen at 315 E. Southern Ave., Aug. 30.

Terroristic threatening

A woman reported being threatened at 1128 Greenup St., No. 206, Aug. 23. A woman received repeated threatening phone calls at 116 E. 41st St., Aug. 23. A man’s life was threatened at 216 E. 18th St., Aug. 22.

Theft

Shoes and clothing were stolen at 501 Johnson St., No. 3, Aug. 29. Diapers were stolen at 1601 Madison Ave., Aug. 28. A speaker box and amplifier were stolen at 1525 Madison Ave., Aug. 28. A vehicle was stolen at E. Rivercenter Blvd., Aug. 28. $930 in cash was stolen at 207 4th St., Aug. 28. A cell phone was stolen at 414 W. Pike St., Aug. 27. A wallet was stolen at 300 Scott St., Aug. 27. A watch was stolen at 800 Highland Pike, No. 609, Aug. 27. A video recorder was stolen at 1211 Hermes St., Aug. 28.

A wallet was stolen at 212 W. Pike St., Aug. 27. A vehicle was stolen at 1000 Madison Ave., Aug. 26. $33 was stolen at 401 20th St., No. 419, Aug. 26. A firearm was stolen at 117 Summit Drive, Aug. 26. Seven movies were stolen at 2001 Madison Ave., Aug. 25. A copper down spout was stolen at 1140 Madison Ave., Aug. 25. A wallet was stolen at 1530 Madison Ave., Aug. 25. A tire was stolen at 4310 Decoursey Ave., Aug. 25. A catalytic converter was stolen at 709 E. Delmar Place, Aug. 25. A set of keys were stolen at 923 Cherry St., Aug. 24. A watch, necklace and $75 in cash was stolen at 3118 Latonia Ave., Aug. 24. $143.58 was stolen at 200 Crescent Ave., Aug. 24. A vehicle was stolen at 800 Greer Ave., Aug. 24. Speakers and an amplifier were stolen at 300 block of W. 16th St., Aug. 24. Two flashlights, pliers and a screwdriver were stolen at 909 W. 35th St., Aug. 24. Several tools were stolen at E. 12th St., Aug. 24. $50 in cash and other items were taken from a purse at W. 5th St., Aug. 24. A wallet was stolen at 920 Highland Pike, No. 12, Aug. 24. A vehicle was stolen at 212 Wright St., Aug. 23. An Apple iPad was stolen at 310 E. 45th St., Aug. 20. Construction equipment was stolen at 3792 Lake Park Drive, Aug. 23. $222.50 was taken from a bank account without permission at 730 Washington St., Aug. 22. Bicycles were stolen at 250 W. Pershing Ave., Aug. 22. A wallet was stolen at 1919 Scott St., Aug. 23. An amplifier and jacket were stolen at 406 E. Linden St., Sept. 4. A pocket book was stolen at 50 E. 11th St., No. 906, Sept. 3. The catalytic converter of a vehicle was stolen at 319 Hawthorne St., Sept. 2. A music center was stolen off the front porch of a residence at 3806 Leslie Ave., Sept. 2. A cell phone was stolen at 643 Bakewell St., Sept. 2. A bicycle was stolen at 726 Craig St., Sept. 1. Two converter boxes, two DVDs, 50 DVDs, a TV, an air pump, personal

documents and $200 were stolen at E. Southern Ave., Sept. 1. A cell phone was stolen at 509 Madison Ave., Sept. 1. A game system and cell phone was stolen at 312 E. 16th St., Aug. 31. A video camera was stolen at 38 E. 41st St., Aug. 31. Two computer jump drives were stolen at 724 Francis Lane, Aug. 31. A wallet and bag were stolen at 2403 Rose Lane, Aug. 31. An in-dash car radio was stolen at 1615 May St., Aug. 31. A bicycle was stolen at 4299 Winston Ave., Aug. 30. A vehicle was stolen at Patton St., Aug. 30. A purse was stolen at 400 block of W. 7th St., Aug. 30. Several tools were stolen at 416 W. 12th St., No. 2, Aug. 30. A wallet was stolen at 634 Scott St., Aug. 30. A gas grill and a mountain bike were stolen at 5 Madison Court, Aug. 29. Two rings were stolen at 301 Scott Blvd., Aug. 29. Two GPS units and an iPod were stolen at 903 Scott St., Aug. 29. An iPad was stolen at 412 Riverside Drive, Aug. 29.

Theft of controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 111 W. 4th St., Aug. 27. Prescription medication was stolen at 4449 Huntington Ave., Aug. 24.

Theft of controlled substance, theft

Prescription medication and $326 was stolen at 10 Martin St., Aug. 24.

Theft of identity

A man learned someone using his identity had filed tax returns in New York state at 2816 Madison Pike, No. 2, Aug. 26. Someone used another’s identity to obtain cable TV services at 221 W. 34th St., No. 2, Aug. 23. Another person’s identity was used at a check cashing store at 1713 Madison Ave., Aug. 30.

Theft, fraudulent use of credit card

A credit card was stolen and used for purchases at 4218 Church St., Aug. 22.

Theft of mail matter

A chain saw was stolen at 4535 Ashley Jo Drive, Sept. 2.

Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

A temporary registration tag was stolen at 126 Park Place, Sept. 4.

A man pointed a handgun at two people at 900 Holman Ave., Sept. 4.

Possession of a controlled substance

Crack cocaine was found at 11 W. 15th St., Aug. 31.

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