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A big visit

Ryland Heights Elementary received a big surprise last week when Reds first baseman, Joey Votto, and second baseman Brandon Phillips rolled into their school to kick of Jump Rope for Heart. Ryland was selected for the special pep rally for being annual participants in the program. See photos and read reactions to the event. SCHOOLS, A5

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Meier: County needs options

By Regan Coomer


The Kenton County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday Sept. 14 respectfully declining an invitation from the Kenton County Mayors Group, which had approached the county about appointing someone to serve as a voting member of the Mayors’ Group. The Fiscal Court voted 3-0. Commissioner Sara Reeder Voelker was not present at the meeting. Mayors’ Group members voted Sept. 18 to enact bylaws for the first time in the group’s history. Bestowing the right to vote on Mayors’ Group issues is part of the approved bylaws, which are meant to allow the members to speak as a group. Judge-executive Ralph Drees said that a fiscal court member voting on Mayors’ Group issues could be problematic due to the possible clash between county and city governments. “As much as we think their new organizational structure is huge for the group and as beneficial it is for the county to be there in attendance on a regular basis, we actually are opposed to having a voting member on the Kenton County Mayors’ Group,” Commissioner Kris Knochelmann said. Knochelmann did say county officials are willing to choose a fiscal court member to act as a non-voting ad-hoc Mayors’ Group representative. Crestview Hills Mayor Paul Meier, a member of the Mayors’ Group bylaws committee, felt the fiscal court acted hastily and should have waited before taking a vote because most of the current fiscal court will no longer be a part of county government in 2011. “They’re tying the hands of the new fiscal court by saying they don’t want to be a voting member on the Mayors’ Group,” he said. “If the new Fiscal Court feels the same way, all they would have to do is abstain from voting.” Meier said now that the Mayors’ Group has passed its bylaws, the Fiscal Court representative can simply abstain whenever a vote is taken. The issue of appointing a Fiscal Court member to serve on the Mayors’ Group and a Mayors’ Group member on the Fiscal Court was first discussed at a forum attended by many Kenton County politicians in April. The Fiscal Court and Mayors’ Group hope the appointees will better communication between the city and county.

Park Fest fun

Taylor Mill hosted its 12th Annual Park Fest Saturday Sept. 18. Vanessa Hagedorn and her 18-month-old daughter, Madison, took a spin on the slide at Park Fest. For more photos from the festival go to page A3.

Most at forum against regulations By Regan Coomer

Kenton County residents and businesses owners asked policy makers to respect not only the hillsides, but also the rights of property owners. The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) hosted the third public meeting Sept. 15 to discuss the future of Kenton County’s hillsides. NKAPC Director Dennis Gordon said input from meetings and the online survey will be considered while drafting hillside development regulations, which will then be presented at a fourth public meeting in November. Gordon asked the audience of 50 to discuss conservation of hillsides as well as design concepts that could “mitigate” the impact of development on surrounding properties. “By conservation, we are really talking ultimately about purchasing hillsides,” Gordon said. “The only way this community, if it has the desire and the will, to pursue

complete conservation … is to purchase those hillsides because governments do not have the ability to simply regulate development on private property.” However, some residents felt purchasing property for conservation isn’t a valid use of taxpayers’ money. “As a taxpayer, I don’t think my neighbors should have to buy my land to preserve it,” said Mark Hunter of Independence. “As a taxpayer, I don’t want to be buying other people’s land for aesthetic reasons.” Many representatives of the Kenton County Tea Party were present and spoke at the meeting, including Garth Kuhnhein, who felt hillside regulations would be “extending the reach of government into unconstitutional areas.” “How do we do something with property that is not theirs?” he asked. One resident felt the NKAPC needed more input from residents before regulations are drafted. “I’m in favor of regulations for

hillsides, but I’m not in favor of a small amount of people deciding what 160,000 people have to pay for,” Dennis Delaney said. Delaney also questioned the integrity of the NKAPC’s online survey: more than 200 responses were received, but no restrictions were made on the number of surveys that could be completed from one computer in case more than one family member wanted to participate. “You could never conduct that kind of poll and expect anybody to use that information,” he said after the meeting. While most of the comments were anti-regulatory, Gordon said they were just as important as comments about conservation and site design. “A lot of comments expressed what they didn’t want and that’s as legitimate as people expressing what they do want,” he said. “It’s unfortunate that some of them appeared to have come with pre-conceived notions about regulations that haven’t been drafted yet, but that’s OK.”

Sudbrink resigns from city council seat By Regan Coomer

Park Hills City Council Member Christopher Sudbrink is resigning from public office as of Sept. 30. Sudbrink, who has been absent the last three council meetings, said illness prevents him from finishing his two-year term. “I resigned for personal health issues,” he said. “I need to concentrate on myself, my family and my health right now.” Sudbrink is one of 15 candidates who have filed to run for city council this November. Sudbrink said he plans to stay in the running and if elected, serve on city council next year. “I’m looking forward to working with the city once my health

improves. I’m not going away forever,” he said. In his resignation letter addressed to Mayor Michael Hellmann dated Sudbrink Sept. 16, Sudbrink asked that council appoint council candidate Pamela Spoor to serve the remainder of his term and gave council “an honest piece of advice.” “Please think about how you and the other members of council can be more respectful to each other and to petitioners that wish to address the city during your meetings,” he wrote. Sudbrink thanked Hellmann and council, adding, “learned from

you and each member of council and look forward to working with each of you in the future as my health improves,” he wrote. Hellmann said there are three ways council can fill Sudbrink’s seat as of Sept. 30. Council can do nothing during the allotted time and then Gov. Steve Beshear can choose to appoint someone; council can choose one of the 14 other candidates running for council or council can choose someone else not on the ballot, Hellmann said. Hellmann predicts there will be “a lot of conversation” at the caucus meeting Sept. 27 about the course of action to be taken by council. Councils are given 60 days to fill a seat, starting at the next regular council meeting, in this case, Oct. 11.

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A full spectrum of art returns to Covington By Regan Coomer

Covington’s month-long art event is back for a second year. Full Spectrum will include six arts-related events spanning the month of October, including the Art Off Pike street festival, the Wee Fairy Folk Festival and the ever-popular Zombie Crawl. “Covington is just as vehemently supporting the arts as it has ever been,� said Natalie Bowers, Covington’s Arts District Manager. “We want to attract people to downtown and allow them to discover the creativity there.� While this year’s Full Spectrum features returning events, that doesn’t mean

things could change next year, Bowers said. “These events are fun and people enjoy them,� she said, but “if anyone has an idea that would make this month even better, they need to let me know.� Last year, the monthlong event drew more than 8,000 people. Bowers is hoping to break that record in 2010. “It’s creative and unusual and to have fairies and zombies in one month is slightly weird,� she laughed. “It captures attention. You don’t see that everyday.� Visit or call 292-2322 for general information. Covington Business Council Hyper Hop, 6-10

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p.m. Friday Oct. 1. The Covington Business Council is sponsoring this year’s Hyper Gallery Hop, which will feature more than 50 businesses showcasing local art. Visit or call 292-2322 for a full list of venues. Wee Fairy Folk Festival, noon-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 2. The festival’s second year will welcome all Fairies and magical beings to Mainstrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade. The event will include street performers, activity booths, a petting zoo and a foot parade. Families are encouraged to come in fairy costume. “It brings out the little child in us as adults,� said event organizer Stoney Stonebraker. “It’s a really happy, fun, magical day.� Art Off Pike, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 9. Covington’s Annual Urban Street Arts Fair, Art Off Pike, is inviting regional artists, non-profits and businesses to participate. Applications can be found at or by calling Jean St. John at 547-5536 or e-mailing Cash prizes worth $1,000 will be awarded by a jury. A quality committee has been established this year to ensure quality arts and crafts are sold at the fair. Full Spectrum Cinema, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday Oct. 16. Cincy World Cinema and Cincinnati Film Festival are partnering with Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center to bring Covington a schedule of regional and international films. CFF is hosting its annual five-day event prior


Covington’s 2010 Full Spectrum, a month-long celebration of the arts, is back for the second year with belly dancers, film festivals, and of course, zombies. For more information about Full Spectrum, visit or call (859) 292-2322. to Full Spectrum Cinema and will show highlights of the festival at the Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd. CWC will show a selection of international film picks focusing on youth, music and other cultures. World Music Fest, Saturday Oct. 23. World Music Fest features music and art from around the globe with an emphasis on regional artists. Bowers said the event is a celebration of culture and diversity. This year, the event spans across five Covington venues, including the Artisans Enterprise Center, Baker Hunt, StepNOut Studio and others. DeComposition Zombie Crawl, 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday Oct. 30. Covington’s Zombie Crawl will begin at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, 112 E. Fourth Street and will visit five other Covington venues. Be Concerned, 714 Washington Street, will provide a Zombification Room where people can select a zombie wardrobe.





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Throng fills Pride Park By Regan Coomer


Taylor Mill hosted its 12th Annual Park Fest Saturday Sept. 18. Six-year-old Madilyn Ford of Taylor Mill beat the heat with a refreshing drink at the water fountain.

Festivities lit up Pride Park at the 12th Annual Park Fest Sept. 18 in Taylor Mill. Hosted by the city, Park Fest spanned the entire park located on KY 16 and included carnival rides, games, live music, food booths, contests, raffles, door prizes and the big finish: fireworks. Scott High School students helped out by running game booths for children with sand art, temporary tattoos and face painting. Park Fest is just one of the many events held by the city during the holidays. For more information about city events, call 581-3234 or visit


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Kenton schools keeping tax rate status quo By Regan Coomer

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tional cost savings of $2.9 million by reorganizing services, reducing administrative staff and furthering energy efficiencies. Recently, the district refinanced the debt on the latest Dixie Heights High School renovation, saving $2 million, Gamble said. Without those cost savings over the last few years, Kenton County Schools wouldn’t have been able to only take a compensating rate in the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year without a “debilitat-

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does not mean a loss in the quality of education in Kenton schools. “We are able to do this because we have been strategic about reducing costs and efficient in the management of our dollars,” Collins said. “But even with the cost reductions, I want the public to know that our mission of providing superior educational opportunities and graduating students prepared to compete in the global work market remains our clear focus.”

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Brandon Phillips and Joey Votto answer questions at Ryland Heights Elementary Sept. 15. Phillips and Votto shared their tips on staying healthy, including exercising, getting plenty of sleep and eating right.


Joey Votto encourages students to stay healthy and participate in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart Program Wednesday Sept. 15.

Reds’ Votto, Phillips encourage healthy living

By Regan Coomer

Ryland Elementary students were in for a home run of a surprise Wednesday Sept. 15. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips visited the school to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to help kick off the school’s Jump Rope For Heart, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The AHA chose Ryland to visit for the school’s years of dedication and fundraising for Jump Rope For Heart. After entering the school’s gyms to the deafening sound of the kids’ cheers, Votto and Phillips answered questions, led several

school cheers and horsed around with Principal Cathy Barwell. “We’re both professional athletes and baseball players and it’s very important for both of us to take good care of ourselves,” Votto told the students. Phillips thanked students for their enthusiasm. “I just got the chill bumps when you all were cheering for us,” he said with a big smile. Jared Fogle, otherwise known as Jared the Subway guy, also spoke to Ryland students about the dangers of childhood obesity. “Don’t wait a year, don’t wait five years. Let’s make those healthy habits today,” he said. “Let’s try to find a positive solution to our problems.” Barwell asked Votto and

Phillips about healthy eating habits and their take on The Golden Rule: do unto others as you would have then do unto you. “I just try to put myself in their shoes. I ask myself, ‘Is what I’m going to do going to hurt them?’” Votto said. “Don’t do nothing to someone you don’t want done back to you,” Phillips advised. Votto and Phillips also cheered on Barwell and Assistant Principal Natalie Carpenter as they demonstrated a jump off, the culminating activity for students involved in Jump Rope For Heart. “It was exciting to see a celebrity. It’s not every day that you get to see that,” said Michael Mardis, a fifth-grade student at Ryland.


Cincinnati Reds player Brandon Phillips says good-bye to students at Ryland Heights Elementary after he and fellow Reds player Joey Votto talked about the importance of healthy habits. “My friend is a really big fan of Joey Votto. She’s going to be so jealous,” laughed Ally Niece, the school’s student council president. “It was cool to be right there in front of them.” Ryland students will begin the Jump Rope For Heart program by spending two weeks collecting pledges from family and friends. After the two weeks are up, stu-

dents will engage in a jump-athon in Ryland’s gym. All funds raised will go to the AHA. “The kids love being active and they’re great at doing things for others,” said Rachel Bea, the school’s physical education teacher. “We’ve gotten Jump Rope For Heart off to an exciting start and I think this will be our best year yet.”

Library visit

Second grade students at St. Augustine School enjoyed a trip to the Kenton County Public Library Mary Ann Mongan Branch in Covington. Their teacher, Maria Schappert, helped each of them pick out books to check out.


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Special visit

Ryland Heights Elementary third grade students enjoyed a visit from Officer Steve Benner who discussed responsibilities of citizens, rules and public safety.

Holy Cross High School will present “Mystery at Shady Acres,” Sept. 23-26 at The Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. in Newport. The audience will also participate in helping solve the baffling theft at Shady Acres, a cozy hotel tucked away in the remote English countryside. The play gives audience members a chance to meet staff members as well as guests in the whodunit comedy. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saterday, with an afternoon performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for general admission.

Fall festival

The Kenton Elementary Fall Festival will be held Sept. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the school, located at 11246 Madison Pike in Independence. The family-friendly festival will feature

games, including a bounce house and dunk tank. A themed basket raffle will be held at 7:30 p.m. for a chance to win one of 30 different baskets with prizes including Bengals tickets, UK vs. Auburn football tickets, a deluxe room at Belterra Casino and Resort with a golf package, Cincinnati Reds tickets and more. Concessions including pizza, hot dogs, cotton candy and snow cones will be available at an affordable price. All proceeds from the festival will go toward school improvements to benefit students. Visit for more information.

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Booth rental is $50 for a 10 feet by 10 feet space. All proceeds benefit the marching band. The event includes a bake sale, concessions and basket raffle. Admission is $3. For information contact Cindy Benken at 859-341-9311 or www.

Teacher retirement

The Kenton County Retired Teachers Association and the Northern District Retired Teachers Association will host a Pre-Retirement Seminar presented by the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Drawbridge Inn, 2477 Royal Drive, Fort Mitchell. The workshop is open to active teachers who are seeking assistance in retirement planning. It is never too early to begin planning for the important period of life. The seminar runs for 9 a.m. to noon.


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Teironey Hinkston and Savannah McDonald have fun in the pool at the Bluegrass Swim Club during the St. Augustine School Forrester's Pool Party to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Both girls are third graders at the school.


New faces at Calvary

Calvary Christian School welcomed 64 new students Aug. 23, raising the school's enrollment to just under 400 students. New head of school Ed Ryan will oversee changes to dress code, the dedication to a new cafeteria and a stronger emphasis on Christian ethics and leadership.

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Teachers, parents, and students can take advantage of the Conservation Writing and Art Contests to learn more about Kentucky’s soil. This statewide contest is open to all Kentucky students, grades K–12. State and local prizes are awarded. Student entries are due Dec. 1 to your county con-

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The week at Simon

• The Calvary girls soccer team tied 0-0 with Simon Kenton, Sept. 13. Simon Kenton’s Ashley Repka made 19 saves. • The Simon-Kenton beat Calvary Christian 1-0, Sept. 14. Simon’s Austin Cagle made eight saves, and Cody Koch scored the goal. • In girls cross country, Simon Kenton placed 13th with a score of 344 in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18.

The week at Simon

• The Simon-Kenton boys soccer team beat Calvary Christian 1-0, Sept. 14. Simon’s Austin Cagle made eight saves, and Cody Koch scored the goal. On Sept. 16, CovCath beat Simon Kenton 9-1. Simon’s Tyler Smith scored his team’s goal. • In girls soccer, Simon Kenton beat Scott 3-1, Sept. 18. Simon’s Chelsey Landrum, Tiffany Landrum and Jessie Cooper scored one goal each. Scott’s Sarah Handlon scored her team’s goal.

The week at Calvary

• Calvary Christian’s boys soccer team beat Cooper 2-0, Sept. 16. Looy made three saves for Calvary, and Moran and Garbig scored the goals. • In girls cross country, Calvary finished 15th with a score of 397 in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18.

The week at Scott

• Scott’s boys soccer team shut out Bishop Brossart 1-0, Sept. 16. Scott’s Matt Kees made seven saves, and Sean Marshall scored the goal, with an assist from Dexter Morgan. On Sept. 18, Scott beat Simon Kenton 4-0. Scott’s Morgan scored three goals, Richie Supe scored one, and Kees made five saves. • In volleyball, Notre Dame beat Scott 25-20, 25-16, Sept. 16.

Kersting nabs award

Thomas More College senior defender Angie Kersting, a Mercy High School graduate, has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week today (Monday, September 13, 2010) by the conference office. Kersting helped anchor the Saint defense last week as Thomas More posted a pair of shutouts during a 1-01 week by defeating Ohio Wesleyan University, 2-0, and playing Olivet (Mich.) College to a 0-0 scoreless draw. Kersting scored one of the Saints' goals in the win over Ohio Wesleyan. The Saints, who have not been scored upon in four matches this season, allowed just 18 shots (13 vs. Ohio Wesleyan, five vs. Olivet) in two matches.

Goalkeeper of week

Thomas More College junior defender Keith Kreidenweis, an Elder High School graduate, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s soccer Defender/Goalkeeper of the Week today, Sept. 13, by the conference office. Kreidenweis anchored the Saint defense last week, as defending PAC champion Thomas More remained unbeaten and unscored-upon following a 0-0 double overtime draw at Wittenberg University and a 2-0 home victory over Denison University. The Thomas More defense had its two North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) opponents to a combined 20 shots in two matches.

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Teams begin district play this week

By James Weber

Exhibition season ends for most local prep football teams this weekend. While the first five weeks of the 2010 season were eminently more entertaining than the NFL preseason, the games played so far hardly count for anything concrete unless a team gets in a three-way district tie at season’s end and the strength-of-victory tiebreaker comes into play. Certainly many early games were fun rivalries and offered plenty of chances for energetic teenagers to do something memorable. But this week, the stakes rise as district seeding games begin. Simon Kenton travels to Conner to begin 6A play 7 p.m. Friday. The Pioneers improved to 3-1 with a 21-18 win over Henry Clay Sept. 17. SK posted 341 yards offense and allowed 264, including just 80 rushing yards to Henry Clay. Chad Lawrence accounted for almost all the offense,

throwing for 184 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 154 on 25 carries. Ryan Winkler was his top target, catching eight balls for 96 yards. Cory Crane and Zach Carroll had touchdown grabs. Austin Baldwin and Parker Deters had fumble recoveries on defense. Baldwin led the Pioneers with 11 tackles. Scott and Dixie Heights begin 5A district play against each other 7 p.m. Friday at Dixie. Dixie lost 20-7 to Ryle to drop to 2-3. Zeke Pike had Dixie’s lone touchdown. Scott lost 28-22 to Harrison County to fall to 1-3. Ryan Sowder threw for 78 yards and a touchdown to Nick Farris. Sowder rushed 19 times for 77 yards. Farris caught two passes for 37 yards. Alex Swinford grabbed three passes for 41 yards. Brandon Stamper rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown and returned the opening kickoff of the game for a score. Scotty Campbell had 21

tackles, including 14, and Ron Swinford had 11 solo tackles. Holmes has already won a district game this year, and the Bulldogs host Pendleton County to continue 4A play 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Bulldogs are 4-0 after beating Bourbon County 52-7 in their district seeding opener. Holmes had 454 yards offense and allowed just 116. Greg Clemons rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown. Tyrique Simpson had two rushing touchdowns and 47 yards. Travis Wischer had a rushing TD. Senior quarterback Jesse Jensen threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns in addition to rushing for 55 yards and a score. Dasean Peterson had three catches for 29 yards and a score. Charles Knox had two catches for 63 yards and a TD. Carlos Gipson had three grabs for 31 yards and D.J. Coston one for 25. Jonathon Scruggs returned a fumble 49 yards


Dixie Heights quarterback Zeke Pike runs the ball during the first half of Ryle’s homecoming game at Ryle High School Sept. 17. for a touchdown. Ludlow plays Brossart in its 1A opener 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Newport Stadium. Ludlow is 1-3 after dropping a 40-20 decision to Louisville Shawnee. Ludlow had 360 yards offense but allowed 333 on the ground to Shawnee. Mitchell Cody had 134 passing yards and a touchdown to Chris Yates, who had three catches for 103 yards. Cody and Anthony Jordan had TD runs. Jordan had 40 yards and Jake Kleier 42. Holy Cross hosts Bishop Ready, a small-school power from Columbus, Ohio, 1:30 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 25 at Holmes. HC is 2-2 after an impressive 41-21 win at Conner. Jerry Arlinghaus threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed for 46 yards and two scores. His TD strikes were to Josh Jasper, Eric Walker and Chad Fuller. Jasper had four grabs for 96 yards. Kyle Fuller had five catches for 106 yards. Chad Fuller rushed 12 times for 69 yards and a score. Jasper was strong on defense with two interceptions and nine tackles. Justin Kohake had a fumble recovery. Paul Lampone had 14 total tackles and John Bradburn 11.

NDA volleyball aims for consistency By Adam Turer

A tough schedule and an inexperienced team could have led to a down season for Notre Dame Academy’s volleyball team. The Pandas stand at 11-4 through Sept. 19, with several tough matches left on the regular season schedule. At several times this season, the Pandas have shown flashes of ability to play like a more veteran team. There have still been times, however, when the team’s youth and inexperience shows. “We are really young and we’ve had a bit of ups and downs,” said Lanham. “We’ve been pretty inconsistent, but I’m happy with our progress. All the girls are getting better.” Three seniors getting their first significant varsity experience, six

juniors, three sophomores, and two freshmen have been adjusting to playing together at the varsity level for the first time. Growing pains were expected. “A lot of the mistakes we’ve been making are a result of our youth and inexperience,” Lanham said. As the youngest players learn to play with more consistency, the Pandas will improve as a team. The underclassmen were thrown into the fire and are learning on the fly, playing for a highly ranked team against several highly ranked opponents. Freshman middle Heidi Thelen, freshman setter Elly Ogle, and sophomore outside hitter Taylor Angel have made major contributions this season despite their youth. Angel saw limited varsity action late last season as a freshman. Ogle played varsity for Beechwood High School last season as an

eighth-grader. “I see them growing with each game,” Lanham said. “I think the more they play, the more confidence they are gaining.” Notre Dame has been invited to play in the Nike Challenge in Chicago for the second straight season. The Pandas will travel to the Windy City for the elite tournament on Oct. 1-2. Kentucky powers Assumption and Sacred Heart will also play in the tournament. Two of the Pandas four losses so far this season have come to Sacred Heart. Notre Dame will play Assumption the week after the Nike Challenge. “There will be a lot of national powerhouses in Chicago,” said Lanham. “It’s nice that we got invited back.” The Pandas will play for a lot Sept. 23, when they travel to St. Henry. Not only will they try to avenge an early-season loss to their

local rival, but both teams are raising money for breast cancer research before and during the match. Notre Dame has the talent to be a big factor in the postseason and will be battle-tested after playing against several of the top teams in Kentucky, Cincinnati (Ursuline, Seton, McAuley, Mercy), and the nation. By October, Lanham is hopeful that youth and inexperience will give way to confidence and consistent quality play. The Pandas have the motivation to play beyond their years. “We want to get past making youthful mistakes,” Lanham said. “We have a lot of girls that work hard. They really want to play and a lot of them have goals to play beyond high school.” The Pandas play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at St. Henry.

Experience will help Villa in postseason By Anthony Amorini

The thunder of 25 years of collective varsity experience for five Villa Madonna seniors accompanies the Blue Lightning girls’ golf team into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Region 6 Championships Monday, Sept. 27. In six of the past seven years, at least one Lightning golfer advanced through regionals to qualify for the state championships. The girls scored team state qualifications on four of those occasions. Ninth-year head coach Ken Theissen hopes similar exit music provides a fitting swan song for his quintet of longtime players after the girls missed out on state in 2009. The top two teams, and top five individuals not on a qualifying team, advance from

regionals to state. “We have to click on all cylinders to get it done and all our girls know that,” Theissen said of Villa Madonna’s state aspirations. “I think we have a great chance to do something if we put it all together.” Standing at 4-2 in duals, Villa Madonna’s best team finish occurred at the All “A” State Championships – “the small-school state championships” - during the Blue Lightning’s fourthplace finish at the event Saturday, Sept. 11, Theissen said. Theissen suspects Notre Dame Academy will take first place at regionals with Grant County, Owen County and his Villa Madonna girls battling for the secondplace, state qualifying slot, he said. “On any given day, we will all be within five

strokes of one another and we see those teams all the time,” Theissen said of Grant County and Owen County. “It’s just a matter of who comes with the right head on. Hopefully at regionals, that’s us.” Villa Madonna senior Katie-Scarlett Skinner is currently No. 8 in the AllState rankings with 17.33 points. At season’s end, the top 10 players in the rankings are named to the AllState team, Theissen said. A varsity golfer since seventh grade, Skinner leads the team with an 18hole average of about 78 strokes, Theissen said. “She is our lead dog and there is no question about that,” Theissen said of Skinner. “She started with us in the fifth grade. Her mental toughness and her ability to play, and score, is what every coach wants.”

Additional seniors on the team include starters Katie Ransdell (90 strokes per 18 holes) and Lauren Wagner (92 strokes per 18 holes) and also Kimberly Yocom and Sarahmarie SpechtBird. Skinner has been to state twice with Ransdell housing one year of state experience. “There are going to be some tears at the end any time you have a group that’s played together as long as these girls have,” Theissen said. “They are great friends.” Aside from Skinner, Ransdell and Wagner, additional members of the Blue Lightning’s starting five include junior Katie Gross (95 strokes per 18 holes) and freshman Nicole Zatorski. Zatorski became a varsity starter just under a month ago and her score of 95 strokes at the Gene Hilen

Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 4, validated the decision, Theissen said. “She was coming on strong and she had been the leader of our (junior varsity team) for a few seasons so we moved her up,” Theissen said. “We value our seniors but also realize it’s about putting together the best team score in the end.” Regardless of Villa Madonna’s results at regionals, Theissen was quick to give a respectful nod to the senior quintet’s contributions across their careers. “It’s been quite a ride and the end is going to be bittersweet,” Theissen said of waving goodbye to his seniors. “In the end, the girls will be able to look back knowing they had a very respectable season no matter what happens in the next few weeks.”


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September 23, 2010

Sports & recreation

St. Henry girls adjust to challenges By Adam Turer

After graduating 10 seniors from last year’s team, the St. Henry girls’ soccer program was unsure of what to expect in 2010. The season was thrown into further disarray when the team’s top returning player, senior Abby Janszen, suffered a serious leg injury during the club soccer season in the spring.

With 10 first-time varsity players and little veteran leadership, the Crusaders had plenty of obstacles to overcome this year. So far, they have risen to the challenge. “It’s been an unusual season,� said head coach Steve Lorenz. “Considering all that we’ve had to deal with, I think we’re probably right where we ought to be at this point.� Lorenz and his staff

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implemented a new formation this season. One benefit of having so many new varsity players was the ability to change their primary formation without much confusion. For veterans like Janszen, who returned for the team’s fifth game, the change has been more of an adjustment. Instead of playing with two attacking forwards, the Crusaders have been playing with one forward and three players behind on the attack. “It’s been a matter of getting the kids to understand where they fit on the field,� Lorenz said. “We’re still refining things. We’ve been known as an attacking team and we want to keep that identity.� With so many new faces, the Crusaders have counted on some newcomers and former junior varsity players to make a big impact in their first season at the varsity level. Junior center midfielder Jill Bauer and junior outside midfielder Melissa Spare have stepped up. Junior

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transfer Sullivan Culbertson was making a big impact at outside defender before suffering a season-ending knee injury during the All “A� Classic. “There have been some pleasant surprises,� Lorenz said. “These girls have done well with the opportunities they have been given.� The Crusaders reached the finals of the All “A� Classic the weekend of Sept. 10-12, falling in the championship match to Lexington Catholic. St. Henry bounced back with a 5-0 win over Simon Kenton in their first game after the All “A� Classic. The offensive game plan continues to improve and the win over the Pioneers was a good sign for the Crusaders. “We made a couple of adjustments after the All “A� Classic,� said Lorenz. “If we can keep building on that, I think we’ll be where we want to be at the end of the season.� St. Henry is 10-2 through Sept. 18, including a big win over Notre Dame Academy on Sept. 8. Libby Leedom scored both goals in that victory and leads the team with 11 goals through Sept. 18. The Crusaders travel to Brossart on Sept. 20 and host Lexington Catholic on Sept. 22.


Advancing the ball

St. Henry junior Aaron Beaten (6) advances the ball away from Milford midfielder John Nagle (7) during the first half of their soccer match at Northern Kentucky University soccer field Sept. 13. St. Henry lost 2-1, bringing their record to 5-2-2 at that time.

BRIEFLY The week at Ludlow

In volleyball, Beechwood beat Ludlow 25-10, 25-7, Sept. 14.

The week at Holy Cross

• In volleyball, Holy Cross beat Highlands 25-18, 23-25, 25-14, Sept. 13. • In girls soccer, Holy Cross beat Ludlow 10-0, Sept. 15. Holy Cross’ Reinhart made one save; Herrman and Angel made two saves each; and Groneck, Frye, Jasper, Plunkett, Staubitz and Tupman made one save each.

• The Holy Cross boys soccer team tied 1-1 with Conner, Sept. 16. Fortner scored Holy Cross’ goal. • In boys cross country, Holy Cross placed sixth in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. Holy Cross’ Hemmer placed eighth in 18 minutes, 8 seconds. • The girls cross country team placed seventh with a score of 191 in the Covington Catholic Invitational, Sept. 18. Holy Cross’ Bergman placed fourth in 21 minutes, 14 seconds.

The week at Dixie Heights

• In boys soccer, Villa Madonna beat Dixie Heights 2-0, Sept. 14. • In boys golf, Dixie Heights beat Campbell County 166-171, Sept. 16. Dixie’s Jason Rose medaled with 4 over par 39 on the back nine at Hickory Sticks.

The week at Holmes

The Holmes volleyball team beat Covington Latin 25-20, 15-25, 25-15, Sept. 15.


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Waltz: I share voters’ Davis: We need to fight government frustration tax and spend agenda As a Boone County resident, I appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to voters in my hometown paper. My name is John Waltz and I am running for Congress because I share the frustration and anger so many other people are feeling this year. Our government is not functional and I’m tired of watching those who are supposed to represent us play their own political games. When I came back from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I needed help from the Veteran’s Administration. I went to our own congressman, Geoff Davis, for help and I got the brush-off. I had to take my case all the way to the White House before I got the help I needed. I realized too many other vets have the same problems and I started working for veterans by trying to pass legislation like the new GI Bill. I also realized how much of our hard-earned money was being flushed away in Iraq to out-of-control contractors that weren’t doing their jobs. I helped start a nonprofit to rebuild hospitals in Iraq. As I worked for vets and got more involved in politics, I came to know one thing for certain. Washington, and in particular, Davis, is not working for us anymore. We need to make some serious changes, and we can start right here at home by electing someone

t h a t k n o w s what it’s like to struggle to make e n d s meet. I don’t John Waltz t h i n k Community there are nough Recorder epeople in guest Congress columnist like you and me. I care about the wars because I actually served in the Navy. I care about getting health care reform done right because it has affected my family every bit as much as it has affected yours. I care about financial reform because I know too many people that have lost their homes and their jobs. These issues are not abstract and we need legislators that can relate. Here are a few of my plans when I get to Congress. 1. I’ll cut my own salary in half and will fight to see that the president and Congress can never get pay raises if they haven’t balanced the budget. Davis has voted for every pay raise he could. 2. Congress should be tied to the same programs they enact for the

America is at a critical crossroads. The Washington agenda set by President Obama and Speaker Pelosi is not working. With the failed trilliondollar stimulus, the trilliondollar government takeover of health care, the answer given has been more government, more spending, more borrowing and more taxes. Our unemployment rate continues to hover near 10 percent and the federal debt exceeds $13 trillion. Simply put, we cannot spend our way to prosperity. Empowering the American people will lead us toward prosperity. As a former small business owner, I understand the importance of rewarding ingenuity and creativity I am committed to f i s c a l l y responsible solutions for creating jobs here in Kentucky. I am I appreciate the Recorder’s efforts to inform fighting against the borrow, people about the candidates bailout, tax and spend and thank them for their agenda in Washington. The federal government efforts. must adopt a Balanced BudJohn Waltz, a Florence resident, get Amendment to the Conis the Democratic candidate for stitution to require fiscal the 4th District U.S. House of sanity in Washington. Representatives seat. Restoring fiscal discipline to Washington is necessary to protect and promote the opportunities of the next generation. Otherwise, we are robbing our children of a future.

people. Representatives can pay into Social Security and get a 401K like the rest of us. Maybe then they would actually fix Social Security instead of kicking the can down the road. 3. Congress should be obligated to use the same health care system all the rest of us use. 4. No more shipping jobs overseas. I’ll vote to end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs out and work hard to reward small businesses for creating jobs. 5. I am tired of bickering political games. I’ll work with anyone when it means creating jobs, getting our budget under control, or helping people succeed.

What do you miss most about prerecession life? “My investment portfolio, my retirement plan and mostly the lack of fear that I’ll have to keep working until I’m 75 just to afford the state-run home they’re going to put me in when the bank forecloses on my house! ‘Nuff said!!!” M.M. “What do I miss most about pre-recession life? The anxiety produced by the choice I make for health coverage each year as a retiree. “I thought it was bad, but it’s nothing like what I anticipate later in the year when I wlll have to choose again for one more year. In spite of the complexity of the whole thing, and the uncertainty about which choice would be best, it wasn’t as bad as it’s gonna be this year after The Messiah’s Health Care Plan has been enacted.” Bill B. “Not gasping when I see the tab at Nicolas Restaraunt.” J.Z. “Two years ago both my son and my son-in-law had secure, well-paying jobs (we thought). In that span of time both lost their jobs, got unemployment, then found new, lower-paying jobs with no seniority. “There is constant stress for

Next question: How far do you think the Reds will go in the playoffs? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. three families that they’ll lose their jobs again.” R.V. “I replied earlier expressing concern that my son and son-inlaw lost their jobs in the past 18 months, but then found lowerpaying jobs. “I expressed our daily concern that they might lose their jobs again. Last night we learned that our son-in-law will lose his job at the end of this month.” R.V. “I miss seeing the ocean, buying clothes at places other than Goodwill, and eating out. “I miss not having that sick feeling when our child needs money for a school-related trip, and I miss not dreading Christmas, birthdays, weddings and graduations because of the expenses they will entail.” C.G. “George Bush’s first six years.” D.J. “The value of my stock!”


“The number of zeros at the end of my 401K account statement.” J.J.

Geoff Davis of Hebron is the Republican candidate for the 4th District U.S. House of Representatives. He is the incumbent.

“My husband’s job! He was selfemployed for 17 years making a good living until the recession hit. Then work dried up and no job. “Since he was self- employed that meant no unemployment compensation. “He now has a part- time seasonal job now for which we are grateful. I am also thankful that I am a teacher and my job is secure as well as provides insurance.” K.S. “I’m not even going to waste my time thinking about your question, because the past is history and I can’t change it. “Now, if you had asked what is good about post-recession life, that would be more interesting as it addresses people’s ability to adapt to changes. “How about not feeling pressured to buy the latest tv/pc/cell phone ... as soon as it’s announced. By increasing the time I use these items from two years to 30 months I save myself 25 percent, and lose very little real-life benefit. Same is true for cars. “If I eat a little less, I can save on the food bill, lose weight, improve my health and save on medications. “If I make the right choices, I come out better not worse and don’t even miss my youth!” D.R.

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The Mayor of Independence seems to think we have crazy people in our city and John Richardson thinks we have politically motivated people using guerilla tactics to scare the people in Hartland Estates. I have lived in Hartland for seven years and have not received crazy letters that the mayor spoke of. Personally, I feel it was an unprofessional statement to make. I, and only I, wrote the letter concerning the proposed walking trail. I have a copy of this map (C-7 Development Areas & Trail Connectivity) and I am willing to show anyone interested in viewing it. As of Sept. 2 Chris Reinersmen knew I wrote the letter, and I asked him to tell the mayor. I am not opposed to “Welcome to Independence” signs but I think we have to consider a frugal budget. Do we need the upkeep of landscaping, lights, flags and do we need a copula/dome on the signs? Some people even say

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$10,000 is too much to pay in hard times. In January, 2010 I asked Council how many bids they obtained and they had not gotten bids from different companies. I feel that they should get outside bids, not ones that are from committee members and affiliates. This is called a conflict of interest, or the Good Old Boys Club. I believe Mr. Richardson has spread rumors that others have written this letter. I do believe he is on a witch hunt and he owes those folks a sincere apology. He knows who he has spread the rumors about. My only interest is to keep our families safe, bring some spirit and good will to Hartland and in my community. Mayor and Mr. Richardson, please don’t put me down for that and take me off your dirt list.

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rates doubled and voters had no say. This is wrong. With REINS, we could restore control to the people and prevent this type of regulatory tyranny. In addition, I have led efforts to correct the inequities in disability retirement pay for the National Guard and Reserves who are injured in combat, increased transparency in financial reporting, improve programs for the homeless; and enhance coal-to-liquids technology to create jobs and affordable energy. I have always made service to Kentuckians a top priority. I am committed to responding to the concerns of constituents, assisting seniors and veterans, and ensuring that all Kentuckians have a strong advocate with federal agencies. As an 11-year Army veteran, I am working to ensuring that all veterans receive the benefits they deserve. Our office has helped thousands of Kentuckians and I hope to have the opportunity to help thousands more. I am committed to serve you by hard work and listening to your ideas. Together, we can restore our nation to strength and prosperity.


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Washington must be made to manage t h e national budget the way Geoff Davis f a m i l i e s small Community and business Recorder o w n e r s guest do: balcolumnist anced. As I listen to Kentuckians across the district, I constantly hear deep concerns over the government takeover of health care. This fiscally destructive law must be repealed and replaced with reforms that will protect your doctor/patient relationship; Medicare benefits for seniors; Social Security; and reduce the cost of health care. Working with a constituent, I introduced H.R. 3765, the REINS Act, which would rein in the regulations imposed by unelected Washington bureaucrats burdening Kentucky families and businesses. The REINS Act would require Congress to take an up-or-down vote on every new major rule before it can be enforced on Americans. For example, when the EPA imposed an $800 million consent decree on Northern Kentucky to comply with an unfunded mandate for storm water compliance, all of our sewer

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Todd and Nichole Preisler hold some of the cupcakes featured at Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes located at the end of Oakbrook Drive.

Heavenly Cupcakes ‘out of this world’ By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor

For families who have two working parents, time is a precious commodity, and saving time by ordering birthday cupcakes from Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes can seem like heaven-sent help. But that’s not all the fledgling company offers. “Everything we have, cupcakes and frosting, is homemade, and it’s a great taste difference,” said Nichole Preisler, who, along with her husband, Todd, own Heavenly Frosted Cupcakes. “We know that people want to give their children special treats that are homemade with love, and we can do that. We do birthday parties, anniversaries, office parties, weddings – just about any special occa-

sion.” Located in a fairly new strip mall at the end of Oakbrook Drive, near Pleasant Valley, Heavenly Cupcakes opened inside of Saturday Sweets on July 10, but had been filling orders via the Internet, at, before that. The business grew out of Nichole’s passion for baking, and a nationwide trend for sprinkle cupcakes. With business picking up, Nichole’s next ambition is to install a convection oven in Saturday Sweets before the holidays. “I believe this business can do very well,” she said. Todd agrees. “It’s all about getting your name out there,” he said. The phone number is 859-394-2295.


Mary Lou Klein arranges some sample campaign signs in the store window. With the election a little over a month away, she said business is steadily increasing, with politicians looking to get their name out to the public.

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Mary Lou Klein was definitely not sad to see the primary elections in May come to an end. “By the time it was over, I felt like I had been running in a race too,” she recalled with a smile. “We had a ton of late nights, meeting with the candidates and working late and going over designs and plans - it was exhausting! But it was also kind of fun too- we were right in the middle of the action.” Klein is the owner of Klein Printing and Promotions, the Fort Mitchellbased shop that is among those who handle printing campaign signs, fliers, bumper stickers, magnets, coffee mugs, lapel stickers and anything else a candidate might want to put his or her name on before an election. With the Nov. 2 election a little over a month away, she said business again has been crazy...but in a good way. “This is what we love to do,” she said. “It definitely gets busy, but we love being able to work with all of the candidates and try to help them get elected. It’s fun for us to know that we’ve helped them when they win.” Her son, Jonathan, who is a graphic designer for the company, agreed. That’s because there’s a lot of work to be done - everything from picking out a catchy color scheme to incorporating any slogans or specific designs before the signs are ready to fill the yards of residents. “For about two or three weeks leading up to an election, we basically


Jonathan Klein plays with a design on the computer. In the weeks leading up to an election, Klein said he can "forget about having a social life." have no social life, because we’re here all the time, and until all hours in the morning,” he said. “But it’s fun to be a part of all of it.” With more campaign signs sprouting up all over the place, Mary Lou said they’re starting to get into the election atmosphere again. For many candidates, she said it’s just about developing their “brand,” and getting their name out to the public in as many ways as possible. “Some of the candidates who haven’t run before don’t really know what they want or need, and they’re just looking for a way to get started,” she explained. “So we try to work with everyone individually to meet their specific needs, and get them going down the right path for an election.” However, the road isn’t always easy. There are always late orders and rushed orders that need to be filled, as well as candidates who may not be fully familiar with the sign regulations for their community. There’s the volume of orders, like in 2006, when they printed approximately 50,000 signs throughout the election. Additionally, there’s always the sensitive issue of printing signs for multiple candidates within a single election. While Klein says they are strictly a “non-partisan” print shop,

they still take extra precautions to ensure they’re not stepping on any toes or showing favoritism to any candidate or political party. For example, when an order of signs is finished, they are stored away and a specific pick-up time is arranged, to avoid an opponent dropping by, seeing the signs, and possibly feeling slighted. “But we’ve had times where two opponents both come in at the same time to pick their signs up, and it can get awkward,” she said. “We just do whatever we can to stay neutral and stay out of the middle of the races which is why we don’t do negative signs.” But just because they stay out of the politics of election season doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the spoils of victory. She said they’ve tracked each of the candidates they’ve worked with over the years, and figures they have worked with the winning candidates about 90 percent of the time. She said they often field invitations to victory parties, and that they get as excited about election night as some of the candidates. “There’s definitely a sense of pride there,” she said. “We enjoy what we do and we enjoy working with the candidates, and we feel like we’re a part of their success when they win.”

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A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Works by M. Katherine Hurley, Oliver Debikey, Katham, M.P. Wiggins, Maureen Holub and Alex Hibbitt. Vintage bicycles from the collection of Hugh Rosensweig. Free. Through Oct. 15. 859957-1940; Covington.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8-10 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Group lesson 8-8:30 p.m. DJ dance to multiple styles of ballroom dance music begins 8:30-10 p.m. $5. Through Dec. 17. 859291-2300; Covington.


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


Back 2 the Grime featuring DATSIK, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With DIGIRAATII, Trip Turlington vs. MisterShifter, Royal Soundsystem and J.A.N.K. Doors open 8 p.m. $12, $10 college students. 859-491-2444; Covington.


John Henton, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Dinner available. $17. Comedian and actor. Ages 21 and up. 859-957-2000. Newport.


Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Now accepting sign-ups for fall leagues. Search for the league that’s right for you, or create your own. Go to for online registration or call 859-727-2000. 859-727-2000; Erlanger.


Four-Legged Fashion Show, 6-9 p.m., Lexus RiverCenter, 633 W. Third St., Featuring NVISION, Serket Jewelry and Licks and Giggles Boutique. Find latest fashions for you and your favorite four-legged friend. Includes shopping and product sampling from fashion and pet-friendly vendors. Event is free to attend. To RSVP and more information go to Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. Covington.


Wine Tasting, 4-8 p.m., D.E.P.’s Fine Wine & Spirits Covington, 670 W. Third St., Sonoma County: Affectionate look at this popular California wine region. Free. 859-291-2550; Covington.


USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, 101 Riverboat Row, Fortyminute tour of haunted boat. Three levels and more than 40 horrifying areas. Nightmare Landing, family-fun center with enclosed waiting area. RIP express tickets “skip the line.” Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. Presented by USS Nightmare. 859-261-8500; Newport. Sandyland Acres Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, Twenty five minute tractor drawn wagon ride, sending you into the deep darkness of corn fields and woods. $12. 859322-0516; Petersburg.


Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Bar Monet, 837 Willard St., Free. 859-491-2403. Covington/Mainstrasse.


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Celebrate a century of regional history. Find out about one of the founders of the Boy Scouts who was a resident of Covington, how the trolley from Cincinnati helped establish Fort Mitchell and how one of the largest urban parks in Greater Cincinnati is in Northern Kentucky. $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Kentucky Myle, 10 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence.

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Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 859-426-1042. Crestview Hills.


Covington Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade behind the goose girl fountain under the trees. Formerly called Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. Presented by Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market. 859-292-2163; Covington. Simon Kenton High School Farmer’s Market, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Independence Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike, Includes local vendors’ produce and products and organic produce grown by Simon Kenton’s Future Farmers of America. Presented by Simon Kenton High School. 859-803-9483. Independence.


Edgewood’s Fabulously Fun Day, Noon-9 p.m. Entertainment by a stilt walker, magicians, a juggling workshop and Ronald McDonald. Music by DJ., Presidents Park, 281 Dudley Road, Cornhole, Frisbee golf, three-way volleyball, arts and crafts, children IDs, carnival games, nine-hole mini golf and more. Pet show at noon and Fire Aerial Acrobats Show 4-9 p.m. Free; $5 play on inflatables all day. Presented by City of Edgewood. 859331-5330; Edgewood.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 315 W. Southern Ave., Climb aboard a caboose or a diesel switch engine. Collection of engines, cars and cabooses. $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513-574-7672; Covington.


Pumpkin Days on the Farm, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Benton Farms, 11946 Old Lexington Pike, Hayride, barnyard animals, corn maze, cow milking and sheep shearing demonstrations. Last hayride at 5:15 p.m. Family friendly. $7, free ages 3 and under. 859485-7000. Walton. USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 859-261-8500; Newport.

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Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


John Henton, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Funny Bone Comedy Club, Dinner available. $17. 859-957-2000. Newport.


Nightmare at Shadowbox, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Shadowbox Cabaret, $30; $20 students, seniors and active military. Reservations required. 859-957-7625; Newport. The Full Monty, 8 p.m., Stained Glass Theatre, $20. 513-474-8711; Newport. Forever Plaid, 8 p.m., Village Players, $15. 859-392-0500; Fort Thomas.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


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


Centennials: The City of Fort Mitchell, Boy Scouts of America and Devou Park, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7; $6 ages 60 and up; $4 ages 3-17; free to members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Royal Palm Orchestra, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Seven-piece ensemble directed by BIll Gemmer. 859-261-2365; Covington.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 7


Voice of Independence Toastmasters Club Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, Open to area residents interested in improving speaking, listening and leadership skills in supportive environment. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Voice of Independence Toastmasters. 859-6523348. Independence.


Discovering Wine, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thomas More College, Center for Adult & Professional Education, 365 Thomas More Parkway, Continues Mondays through Oct. 18. Learn tradi-


The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center hosts its season gallery opener, “A Time to Celebrate,” through Oct. 15, at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. The exhibit features the work of Oliver Debikey, M. Katherine Hurley, M.P. Wiggins, Kathy Hamm (Katham), Alex Hibbitt, Maureen Holub and a special exhibition of vintage bicycles from the collection of Hugh Rosensweig. It is free. Pictured is a work by M.P. Wiggins. Call 859-491-2030 or visit tional and less common food and wine pairings. Seminar includes recipes, crackers, cheeses, chocolates and other wine accompaniments. Part of the Thomas More Furthermore series of non-credit courses and events designed for adults who want to expand on a hobby or skill. Ages 21 and up. $65. Registration required. 859344-3304; Crestview Hills. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 8


Twisted & Talented Halloween Art Exhibition, 2-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, Free. 859-261-5770; Newport. A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. Through Dec. 28. 859-7270904. Fort Wright.


Rebecca Schaeffer Wells, 11 a.m., Covington Art Club, 604 Greenup St., Kate Scudder House. Daughter of Dr. Robert Schaeffer, music director for 62 years at Covington Cathedral. Followed by a luncheon at noon. Ages 18 and up. Free. 859-341-7274. Covington. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 9


A Time to Celebrate, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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SENIOR CITIZENS Senior Movie Day, 1-3 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Free. 859-9624002. Erlanger.

SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS Fall Bowling League Sign-Ups, 5-11 p.m., Super Bowl, 859-727-2000; Erlanger. T H U R S D A Y, S E P T . 3 0


Fall Festival, 6:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market Street, Hayrides, games and smores. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Petersburg.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 859-261-8500; Newport.


Karaoke, 9 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-356-1440; Independence. Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers, 859-4260490. Fort Wright.





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. Ages 18 and up. $5. 513-2909022; Covington. Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Fresh produce, fruits, baked goods and flowers. 859-727-2525. Erlanger.

The Carnegie in Concert, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., The Faux Frenchmen. Ultra-smooth gypsy jazz group. $90 six concerts, $48 three concerts, $19. 859-9571940; Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.


Zumba Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, $10 drop-in, $5 class punch cards. 859-291-2300. Covington.


Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati, $4, $2 ages 10 and under. 513574-7672; Covington.


USS Nightmare, 7-11 p.m., BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 six-pack, $48 four pack; $20 RIP express - skip the line, $16 single. 859-261-8500; Newport.


Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., 859-4918027; Covington. Original Wed Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Dick and the Roadmasters award-winning blues band. Burgers & Blues Dinner starts 6 p.m. 859-2611029; Latonia. PROVIDED

The Showboat Majestic presents the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” which will be performed through Sept. 26. The musical is the story of Millie moving to New York in the 1920s to seek her independence. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 513-241-6550 or visit Pictured is Lisa DeRoberts as Mrs. Meers and Alyssa Hostetler as Millie.


Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859261-2365; Covington.


The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra hosts Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel for its debut season opener, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 24-26, at Music Hall. Menzel, also an actress, most recently can be seen on the television series “Glee.” She has performed on Broadway and the London stage in “Wicked” and “Rent,” and will sing pieces from these musicals, as well as classic pop, other theater favorites, and songs from her album, “I Stand.” Conductor John Morris Russell will return to lead the Pops for these performances. They are at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $26. Call 513-381-3300 or visit


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How do I know I’m making the right decision? “prude,” or is misunderstood as b e i n g ultra-cautious or a nambyp a m b y Father Lou afraid to Guntzelman take risks. P r u Perspectives dence has been valued for a long time – prized in the Hellenistic and Roman cultures, as well as in Chinese Confucianism. St. Thomas Aquinas calls prudence the virtue that enables us to do the right thing at the right time. It’s impossible, but who wouldn’t like to be able to do that? That’s because life is complex, relationships require many sensitive decisions, raising children is fraught with balancing love and discipline, and in legal and business decisions the mental dexterity required is mind-boggling. It is not easy to always know what to do. Prudence doesn’t demand we be infallible, but that we put forth effort. Imprudence complicates lives and brings misery to our door. What are some factors to help us become more prudent in our decisions? 1) Be inquisitive enough to gather all the facts and various sides of the issue involved. Half-truths leave us half-informed. 2) Know ourselves well.

To sift the gold of understanding from the gravel of impulse is a great endeavor. It would be nice if we could do this with ease all our lives. Some of our decisions are imprudent because we don’t realize how often we decide matters based only on our emotions and not on the facts. We must know when to trust our thoughts and emotions and when not to. 3) Do some “damn good thinking.” Reason logically, be honest, weigh solid moral principles and what is genuinely good for our self as well as others involved. One theologian described prudence as “the vigilant eye of love.” 4) Our greatest enemies are apathy, fear and selfishness. Apathy leads us to avoid decisions we personally need to make with the attitude of, “Who cares? Let somebody else decide.” Fear brings extreme caution, timidity in making decisions, or taking an unreasonable amount of time to make them. It can also lead us to dread displeasing others – so we conform to what others think is to be decided. Selfishness and pride can delude our minds into thinking, “I have all the answers so why take the time to think deeply or discuss it with others?” “Why consider in my conscience what God might want?” 5) If necessary, be open to seek advice from some-

one competent whose wisdom we trust. They cannot make our decision for us but they may be able to help us

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have greater confidence in the validity of our reasoning. Today many people seem to decide, even about important issues, on the basis of minimal information, few values, and little in-depth thinking. Short slogans and spin experts do

our thinking for us. Bye, bye, prudence! Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.


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No-cook banana pudding has great ‘a-peel’ Yesterday I took dinner to a friend who was ill. I wanted to bring a dessert for the family along with the meal Rita but didn’t Heikenfeld have a lot of time, so Rita’s kitchen I decided to make banana pudding. Now usually I make the

pudding from scratch, like a pastry cream, but that wasn’t going to happen yesterday. So I carried in my nobake version and it was a huge hit. Here’s the recipe for you to try.

My mom’s no-cook best banana puddin’

The “mom” in the title is me. This heirloom recipe is an easy dessert that the little ones can help with, and it tastes so good. You can double this

recipe for a 9 by-13 pan. If you double the recipe, use the larger box (5 oz. or so) of pudding. I put mine in a smaller casserole dish. 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 ⁄2 cup sweetened condensed milk (this is half of the 14 oz. can – freeze leftover milk 3.5 oz. package instant vanilla pudding 11⁄2 cups milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups whipping cream, sweetened to taste*, whipped, and divided or 12 to 16 oz. whipped topping, thawed 3 ripe bananas, sliced About half a box of vanilla wafers

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Noodles Romanoff

For Ginny. This is a twist on an old favorite. 3 cups noodles, boiled and kept hot 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 ⁄4 cup finely chopped onion or more to taste 1 teaspoon minced garlic or more to taste 1-2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce Dash Tabasco or to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except cheddar. Place in greased or sprayed 8-by-8 square baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar. Bake 25 to 35 minutes.

Vegetarian black beans and rice

For the fellow who loves Skyline’s vegetarian black beans and rice. I hope he likes this. I might toss in a shake or two of chili powder, too. 1 cup rice 2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed and drained 1 medium to large onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic,


Rita’s no-cook best banana pudding.

minced 1 ⁄2 to 1 teaspoon cumin 1 ⁄2 teaspoon oregano or to taste Salt to taste Cayenne pepper to taste or chopped jalapeño to taste Optional garnishes: cilantro, chopped tomato, lime juice, cheese Cook rice according to package directions. While rice is cooking, sauté onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil. Add beans, cumin and oregano. Cook until heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix with rice. Garnish as desired.

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Come enjoy Walton’s Fall Festival Several Waltonians attended the U.S. Army Spirit of America presentation at Northern Kentucky University’s Bank of Kentucky Arena on Saturday. Those enjoying history being brought to life with the beginning of Paul Revere’s Ride – even a beautiful horse – to our present day by our soldiers were Fay Norris and family, Barbara Keller, Sandy McMillian, Carol Bullock and Connie Puckett. There was precision timing and marching by members of the U.S. Army Band, The Old Guard including the Fife and Drums Corps, the Caisson Platoon, the Com-

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mander in C h i e f ’ s Guard, Continental Color Guard and the Drill T e a m . Singers were very special. More than 200 new Army recruits were recognized. The next performance will be in Grand Rapids, Mich. We wish Thelma Sturgeon a quick recovery form gall bladder surgery on Monday. Daughter JoAnn Chapman is spending a few days to help her recuperate. Randy and Denise Lawrence spent a few days vacation in Orlando, Fla., this past week.

There will be a Fall Festival at the Walton Library on Friday, Sept. 24, for all ages. There will be hayrides, games and s’mores. James and Correane Craft attended her 53rd Nancy High School Class Reunion last week at Cumberland Falls. There were 27 classmates at the dinner on Saturday evening and 25 attended the prayer breakfast on Sunday morning. Correane was one of the 48 graduates in her class. It was so nice to see Jim and Louise Bonar among the “Golden Oldies” from Walton First Baptist attending the Boone County Senior Citizens Picnic last Wednes-

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Humana Regional CEO Larry Savage has been appointed by Kenton County Judge-executive Ralph Drees to the Kenton County Airport Board for a fouryear term. Savage replaces Richard D. Crist, who retired at the end of his term in July. The 18-member Kenton County Airport Board owns and operates the Cincin-

nati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Created under Kentucky Revised Statute 183, the airport board is responsible for setting policy, overseeing development and establishing the mission and goals for the airport. Board members provide oversight and service to the airport without compensation. Savage, a Northern Kentucky native, was named

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Agritourism alliance wants to help farmers

River Valley Agritourism Alliance has been restructured to include a total of 13 counties in the River Valley Region. Campbell, Kenton and Boone are among the counties added to the original group of Mason, Lewis, Fleming, Nicholas, Robertson and Bracken counties. Pendleton, Grant, Greenup and Gallatin counties will also be served. The alliance went through reorganization and has employed a new marketing/education director along with working on many new ventures. A new website and pock-

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Wine tasting to be held in Ludlow venue The Ludlow Wine Tasting event will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, on the Knights of Columbus grounds in Ludlow. Attendees will be supporting four Kentucky wineries who will be there handing out samples of at least 24 locally grown and produced wines. The four wineries that are sharing their products are Baker-Bird from Augusta, Camp Springs from Camp Springs, Elk Creek from Owenton, and Stonebrook from Melbourne. It takes a lot for a small winery does to get its product from just an idea to a finished bottle of wine? First there is a start-up cost of hundreds or thousands of dollars to buy land and vines and to build posts and wire trellises. Then those vines must be planted and nurtured for four to five years before they will produce quality grapes. But you’ll never get any of those grapes if you don’t install bird netting which is another expense. You then have to build a facility for making the wine and buy expensive winemaking equipment. Once the grapes are a good quali-

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Eagle Bend celebrates Alpaca Days Sept. 25-26 alpaca farms in the state of Kentucky, Eagle Bend has become the largest in the Northern Kentucky area and one of the largest in the state. “We are a full service farm,” Linda Salsbury said, “providing stud services to other breeding operations, agistment to farms preparing for alpacas, seed stock sales of alpacas for beginning and

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There is a coloring contest for children ages 5 and under. Joining in this event are other Boone County alpaca farms. Wheelrim Alpaca Ranch, owned and operated by Jason Fishel of Verona, will be on hand, as will Teetor Totter Alpacas of Burlington. Alpacas of Windy Ridge, based in Dry Ridge, will also participate.


Question: What is the best lawn fertilizer, and when and how often should it be applied? Answer: The only way to know what is the best or “proper” fertilizer for your lawn is to do a soil test of the soil in your lawn. Your neighbor’s lawn probably needs a different fertilizer than yours, since he has applied different nutrients than you have over the years. You may even discover that your back yard needs a different type of fertilizer than your front lawn. Too much nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium or lime can be harmful to your lawn and landscape plants. Soil testing is a free service provided to Northern Kentucky residents by their local county extension office. A soil test often reveals that the soil only needs nitrogen, in which case you can purchase a cheaper, “farm-type” fertilizer, such as urea (46-0-0), or ammonium nitrate (340-0). Or you may find that your soil is high in phosphorus (the middle number on the fertilizer bag), but it is low in potassium (the third number). So the only way to know what numbers to look for as you are buying fertilizer is to look at the results of your soil test. If your ground tests low in phosphorus, you’ll want to select a fertilizer with a high middle number, such as 10-20-10. If you catch and remove the grass clippings from the yard when you mow, you may need to apply more phosphorus and potassium to the soil, since the clippings contain nutrients. To maintain a quality lawn, you should apply fertilizer every year. Fertilization helps maintain turf uniformity, a good green color, and reduces weed problems. These positive effects can be lost, however, if fertilizer is applied improperly or at the wrong time. Turf growth is highly dependent on nitrogen fertilization, but applying nitrogen at the wrong time or in heavy amounts may severely damage your lawn. A general recommendation is to apply 1 pound of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of lawn for each application. That would be equivalent to 10 pounds of a 10-10-10 fertilizer per 1,000 square feet (since that fertilizer is only 10 percent nitrogen, by weight), or three pounds of a 34-0-0 fertilizer (since it’s approximately one-third nitrogen). How often you apply nitrogen depends upon the level of overall maintenance desired. Low and medium maintenance levels are best for general lawns that get little or no summer irrigation. High and very high maintenance levels can produce a lush, green lawn, but usually require some irrigation, high mowing frequency, and often more pest control. Low maintenance cool-season lawns (fescues, bluegrass and peren-

5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 26. The farm is located at 7812 East Bend Road, Burlington. Admission is free and there are opportunities to view alpacas up close, have photos made with alpacas, ride the haywagon (weather permitting), and peruse the Fiber Workshop to see how alpaca fleece is used.


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Walter S. Cozatchy, 82, of Cold Spring, died Sept. 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood. He was a retired street sales manager for the Cincinnati Enquirer and member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Melbourne. Survivors include his wife, Irene (Heiert) Cozatchy; daughter, Dianne Stortz of Crestview; sons, Bruce Cozatchy of Cold Spring and Gary Cozatchy of Fort Mitchell; sisters, Helen Parrish of Aurora, Colo., and Elsie VonStein of North Fort Myers, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Memorials: St. John Lutheran Church, Lower Tug Fork Road, Melbourne KY 41059.

Joan Duncan

Joan Duncan, 77, of Covington, died Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosedale Baptist Church. Her husband, Harold Duncan, died in 2009 and her first husband, Irvin Granneman, died in 1987. Survivors include daughters, Pamela Walls of Hebron and Kimberly Shannon of Covington; son, Arthur Gosney of Taylor Mill; sisters, Delores McNagee of Kiowa, Texas,

Dale Powers of Taylor Mill and Alice Gosney of The Villages, Fla.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Highland Cemetery.

Mary M. Dusing

Mary M. Walther Dusing, 89, of Fort Wright, died Sept. 15, 2010. Her husband, Raymond Dusing, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Susan Gaffield of Lexington, Marianne Wilson of Covington and Rebecca Davis of Dayton, Ohio; sons, Gerald Dusing of Union, Michael Dusing of Dallas and Mark Dusing of Philadelphia; sisters, Sister Martha Walther, O.S.B., of Villa Hills and Carole Wichmann of Crestview Hills; brothers, George Walther of Bradenton, Fla., Paul Walther of Atlanta and Louis Walther of Dayton, Ohio; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials: The Benedictine Sisters, St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills KY 41017.

Oakie Hicks Jr.

Oakie Hicks Jr. 53, of Erlanger, died Sept. 13, 2010, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. His mother, Buelah Faye Hicks, and father, Oakie Hicks Sr., died previously. Survivors include his wife, Michelle Hicks of Erlanger; stepson, Branden Davis of Cincinnati; and sister, Vickie Lynn Williams of Craw-

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Sue Ellen Hodges

Sue Ellen (Taylor) Hodges, 86, of Campbell County, died Sept. 12, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired bookkeeper, dental assistant and homemaker. She was a former president of Ladies Auxiliary of the Newport Elks Club and was on the board of directors for Newport Boys and Girls Club. She was a member of the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District and Campbell County Women’s Democratic Club. Her son, Ron Hodges, and one granddaughter died previously. Survivors include her husband, Roland A. Hodges; daughter, Sue Hodges Moore of Villa Hills; two sons, Tom Hodges of Newport and Tim Hodges of Taylor Mill; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials: Sue Hodges Memorial Scholarship Fund, NKU Foundation, 100 Nunn Dr., Highland Heights KY 41076.

Arlene Ruth Hoh

Arlene Ruth Hoh, 84, of Bellevue, died on Sept. 12, 2010, at Highland Spring of Fort Thomas. She was a retired clerk with the

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. in Newport and a member of St. Bernard Church, Mothers Club and Chaperone Club. She was an avid square dancer. Her husband, Joseph Hoh Sr., died previously. Survivors include son, Joseph Hoh Jr. of Alexandria; daughters, Carolyn Cottengim of Edgewood, Katheryn Fischer of Edgewood, Roberta Hoh of Bellevue, Georgeann Bestfelt of Fort Thomas and Mary Ann McQueen of Dayton; 14 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren. Burial was at St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Bernard Church, Fifth and Berry avenues, Dayton KY 41074.

Edna M. Kratz

Edna M. Holyoke Kratz, 90, of Erlanger, died Sept. 14, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a legal secretary and member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Her husband, Courtney Kratz, and granddaughter Amy Varnadore died previously. Survivors include daughter, Jean Kratz Holycross of Dayton, Ohio; grandson, Casey Holycross of Dayton, Ohio; and niece, Nancy Kidd of Villa Hills. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials; Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2718 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills KY 41017.

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Hilda Katherine Lay

Hilda Katherine Lay, 90, of Covington, died Sept. 10, 2010, at Villaspring Healthcare, Erlanger. She was a member of the Queen City Doll Club, Triple Crown Doll Club and United Church of Christ in Covington. Survivors include cousin Isalda Bazak of Wessenberg, Germany. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Athal McElroy

Athal McElroy, 76, of Kenton County, died Sept. 15, 2010, at his home. He was a retired electrician for General Electric. Survivors include his wife, Iris McElroy of Kenton County; daughter, Karen Stall of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sisters, Eva Hardy of Taylor Mill and Kathy Moore of Richwood; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Rufina ‘Fanny’ Miller

Rufina “Fanny” Miller, 98, of Crescent Springs, died Sept. 12, 2010, at her residence. She was a member of the Lady Elks in Covington and the St. Anne’s Mothers Club. Survivors include daughter, Donna Engel; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Dorothy Lee Mills

Dorothy Lee (White) Masters Mills, 84, of Covington, died Sept. 14, 2010, at The Baptist Towers in Covington. She was a retired secretary with the EPA and a retired teacher with the Covington Weekday School of Religion. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Latonia. Her husband, Marvin Mills Jr., died in 1989 and her first husband, James C. Masters Jr., died in 1961. Survivors include sons, Ed Masters of Alexandria, Tom Masters of Florence, David Masters of Lakeside Park and Stephen Mills of Covington; sister, Vivian Watson of West Chester; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Interment was in Independence Cemetery. Memorials: Weekday School of Religion, P.O. Box 15071, Latonia KY 41015 and/or The Baptist Towers, 800 Highland Ave., Covington KY 41011.

Richard ‘Dick’ C. Rice

Richard “Dick” C. Rice, 77, of Covington, died Sept. 15, 2010. He worked as business manager in the family business, Serv-All Foods Co., and at St. Anthony Messenger in Cincinnati. His sister, Rita Mae Rice, died previously. Survivors include sister, Mary Ann Menke; brother, Robert “Bob” Rice; sons, Joseph Rice of Dana Point, Calif., Dr. Peter Rice of Charlotte, N.C., and David Rice of Highland Heights; daughters, Susan Early of Cincinnati and Mary George of Atlanta; his former wife, Betty Rice; and five grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17152, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Billy Ray Sams

Billy Ray Sams, 29, of Park Hills, died Sept. 11, 2010, at his residence. He was a cook at McDonald’s. Survivors include daughters Desiree, Alexis and Jasmine Sams; sons, Jordan, Elijiah and Kalem Sams; father, Jerry L. Sams Sr. of Cincinnati; sister, Tonya Sams of Dayton, Ky.; and brothers, Jerry L. Sams Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind., Chris Sams of Dayton, Ky. and Joey Sams of Fort Wayne, Ind.

Della M. Setters

Della M. Setters, 91, of Latonia, died Sept. 14, 2010.

Elizabeth Schneider Tepe Elizabeth Schneider Tepe, 77, of Williamstown, died Sept. 17, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood. She was a former registered nurse for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Bob Tepe; sons, Bill Tepe of Independence and Bob Tepe of Burlington; daughter, Maggie Ann Geiger of Walton; brother, Charles Schneider of Union; sister, Mary Ann Voris of Lincoln, Ark.; and nine grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia. Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ethel K. Wagner

Ethel K. Wagner, 90, of Berlin, N.H., formerly of Covington, died Aug. 25, 2010, in Berlin, N.H. She was a retail clerk with The Kroger Co. for 30 years and an active member in the retail clerks union. Her husband, Clifford Wagner; sister, Elsie Hatton; brother, Frank Donato; daughter, Delores; sons, Jerry Cox and Dennis Cox; and grandson, Chad Wagner died previously. Survivors include sister, Ann Myers of Cincinnati; brother, Dayton Edie of Louisville; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Internment was at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fairfield Glade, Tenn . Memorials: Chad Joseph Wagner Memorial Fund c/o Heritage Bank, Fort Wright KY 41011.




Timothy W. Kenney, 106 Mccullum Rd., first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 501 Crescent Ave., Sept. 2. Thomas Howell Jr., 322 E. 16th St., burglary at 719 Philadelphia St., Sept. 3. Willie P. Rowlett, 322 E. 16th St., burglary at 719 Philadelphia St., Sept. 3. James K. Singleton, 3028 W. 28th St., possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1100 Short Main St., Aug. 30. Waymond L. Williams, 3930 Wynnbrook no. 23, fugitive from another state, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree fleeing or evading police at W. 8th St., Aug. 31. Randall A. Jones, 1049 Banklick St., no. 5, fourth degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at 1049 Banklick St., Sept. 1. Michael W. Owens, 321 Chestnut Way, no. 201, third degree criminal mischief, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 401 Crescent Ave., Sept. 2. Mark Prater, 5968 Mindy Dr., second degree indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at W. 5th St., Aug. 29. Almeda R. Plogman, 9420 Locust Pike, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 520 W. 5th St., Sept. 3. James M. Jent, No Address Given, second degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property at 222 W. Pike St., Sept. 3. Jeffrey L. Tinsley, 1239 Hermes St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, first degree criminal possession of a forged instrument at 303 Court St., Sept. 3. Lamont T. Jackson, 3375 Mchenry

Ave., failure to wear seat belts, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, giving officer false name or address at E. 5th St. and Scott Blvd., Sept. 3. Jodie E. Spencer, 1665 Central Ave., operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc, possession of marijuana at E. 6th St., Sept. 2. Sean R. Russell, 201 E. Southern Ave., no. 2, possession of marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Jordan A. Addington, 204 Sterrett Ave., possession of marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Jesse T. French, 427 James Ave., possession of marijuana at 200 Madison Ave., Sept. 5. Randy B. Cooper, 24 W. 10th St., second degree fleeing or evading police, second degree disorderly conduct, second degree criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, second degree criminal mischief at 1108 Banklick St., Sept. 6. Scott J. Ferguson, 4515 Valley View Ln., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana at 414 W. 6th St., Sept. 5. Harold E. Galarza, 410 W. 16th St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana at 900 block of Main St., Sept. 5. Jamie K. Hein, 3045 Verdin Ave., second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 630 Main St., Sept. 5. Lonnie L. Langley Iii, 4501 Victory Ln., fourth degree assault, alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct at 141 W. Pike St., Sept. 4.

Incidents/investigations Assault A man was assaulted at Holman

Ave., Sept. 2. A woman reported being assaulted at W. Pike St., Sept. 3.

Assault, burglary

Men forced entry into a residence taking a cell phone and assaulting two people at Scott St., Sept. 2.


Copper piping was stolen at 4344 Glenn Ave., Aug. 30. Several items were stolen at 229 E. 11th St., Aug. 30. Copper pipes were stolen at 118 W. 32nd St., Aug. 31. Several items were stolen at 3 E. 43rd St., Aug. 30. A handgun was stolen at 1609 Greenup St., Sept. 1. A TV was stolen at 734 Dalton Ave., Sept. 2. Copper piping was stolen at 12 Holmesdale Ct., Sept. 2. Copper piping was stolen at 1615 Maryland Ave., Sept. 2. Copper piping and wiring was stolen at 1313 Russell St., Sept. 1. Copper pipes and wires were stolen at 1313 Russell St., Sept. 1. Prescription medication was stolen at 1316 Hill St., Sept. 5. Jewelry was stolen from a residence at 3716 Church St., Sept. 4. A freezer, washer, and dryer were stolen at 86 Indiana Dr., Aug. 30.

Burglary, criminal mischief

Copper tubing and wiring was stolen at 707 W. 9th St., Aug. 30. An air conditioning unit and copper pipes were stolen at 1327 Maryland Ave., Sept. 3.

Criminal mischief

A vehicle was damaged by being kicked at 1400 Garrard St., Aug. 30.

Three tires of a vehicle were punctured at 1116 Greenup St., Aug. 31. A window was smashed at 3005 Madison Pike, Aug. 31. The rear door of a residence was kicked damaging the frame at 1401 Scott St., Sept. 1. A vehicle was stolen at 401 Crescent Ave., Sept. 1. Words were scratched into a vehicle's paint at 19 W. Robbins Ave., Sept. 2. Rocks were thrown onto a vehicle at 908 Monte Ln., Sept. 1. A van was driving on a sidewalk damaging property at 66 Indiana Dr., Sept. 4. A vehicle was spray painted at 1919 Greenup St., Sept. 4. Turn and parking light lens covers of a vehicle were removed and/or broken at 1 Police Memorial Dr., Sept. 3. An air conditioning unit was destroyed at 1609 Maryland Ave., Sept. 3. An air conditioning unit was destroyed at 1934 Pearl St., Sept. 5.

Criminal possession of a forged instrument

A bad check was cashed at 258 W. Pike St., Sept. 2.

Possession of marijuana

A man was found to be in possession of marijuana at 200 8th St., Sept. 1.


A man tried to steel a woman's purse at 903 Scott Blvd., Aug. 31. $45 was stolen at Greenup St., Sept. 4. A wallet was stolen at E. 11th St., Sept. 4.

Terroristic threatening

A man was threatened with harm or death at 1601 W. 16th St., Sept. 1.

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Laverne Williamson, 74, of Ludlow, died Sept. 15, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Edgewood. She was a Homemaker and a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Her husband, Ronald Williamson, died previously. Survivors include sons, Ronald L. Williamson of Ludlow, Lloyd Dunaway of Independence and Ray Williamson of Hebron; daughters, Anita Clary of Ludlow, Karen Bruener of Alexandria and Joan Dunaway of Ludlow; brothers, Bernard VonBokern of Owenton, Bobby VonBokern of Owenton, Jerry VonBokern of Shelbyville, Ind. and David VonBokern of Covington; sisters, Betty Harold of Fort Wright, Sister Barbara VonBokern of Louisville, Darlene Hill of Independence, Marie Roberts of Owenton, Mary VonBokern of Erlanger and Shirley Harlow of Florence; 14 Grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

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