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Frisch’s Big Boy opening Independence location By Regan Coomer

Independence residents could be eating Big Boys in their hometown next March. Company officials confirmed ground will be broken on the site at 2112 Declaration Drive in December with construction wrapping up in early 2010. The restaurant will create 50 new jobs in the city as well as increase dining options for residents in the city limits. “We are very strong here in Cincinnati and as we look at areas of opportunity in Kentucky Independence was one of the areas our Northern Kentucky supervisors have told us would work very well,” said Karen Maier, the company’s vice president of marketing. The 5,000 square foot restaurant will seat 146 people and will be similar in style to the Frisch’s Big Boy off of US 42 in Florence. The Independence Frisch’s will be the 12th restaurant in Northern Kentucky. Workers are on the site now moving dirt in preparation for


This is an illustration of the Frisch’s Big Boy that is set to open in Independence in March. The company plans to break ground in December. The restaurant will seat 146 people and create 50 jobs. the ground breaking in December. Independence residents have expressed the need for sit-down restaurants in the city for some time now. “We’re excited,” said Independence Mayor Chris Moriconi. “Not

only is it driving more services for our citizens, the jobs are very much needed, especially now.” Moriconi said the reason bigger companies such as Walgreens, Kroger and Frisch’s Big Boy are locating in Independence is

because “We’re a healthy, growing city,” he said. “You’d never know there was a recession going on if you’re driving through that part of Independence.”

Survey ranked Kenton library No. 1 By Regan Coomer

The Kenton County Public Library is No. 1 in their book – again. The library has been ranked first for the second year in a row out of Kentucky libraries according to a national survey by the staff of Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings (HALPR), which provides library systems with a comparative ranking system they can use to evaluate and improve areas of service. The HALPR index evaluated information such as circulation, staffing, materials, reference service and funding levels from 116 libraries in Kentucky.

“It’s just a wonderful honor,” said Dave Schroeder, the library’s executive director, who credited the dedication of the library’s staff, board of directors and over 100 volunteers with the coup. “We’re here to provide the best quality service and materials that we can to the people of the county,” he said. “At all three of our locations we have really highquality staff members who are dedicated to what we do. Most of our employees, they’re not here for the paycheck, they’re here because they really believe in what they’re doing.” Schroeder called the Kenton County Public Library’s board of trustees “unsung heroes” behind the library’s success.

“They give so much of their time to working with the staff and making sure we have wonderful buildings and great collections. They take very seriously the fact we’re using taxpayer’s dollars. They want to make sure those dollars are being spent in the best way possible,” he said. But Schroeder is also thankful for the community’s support of the library, which has been a county system since the late 1800s. “That’s also the key to the ranking – it’s the amount of support everyday Kenton Countians give us,” Schroeder said. “They’re very proud of their library.” Since January, the library has seen a dramatic increase in circulation, Schroeder said. In August,

all three branches broke circulation records and 650 people applied for a library card. “We’re really hitting our demographic well and providing good services and some of it is the economy,” Schroeder explained. “People don’t have the money to spend like they did last year or the year before and so they’re rediscovering the library, which is great.” The Kenton County Public Library system has three locations in Covington, Erlanger and Independence. In the last fiscal year, more than one million visitors checked out 2.1 million items. For more information, visit

Cold shelter to open again on Scott Street A Reds affair

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Northern Kentucky’s homeless will continue to have shelter when the temperatures drop this winter. The Kenton County Fiscal Court entered into a one-year contract authorizing the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky to continue overseeing the cold shelter located at 634 Scott St. in Covington at their regular meeting Sept. 22. The shelter, located in a formerly vacant building owned by the county, was opened last December as a temporary haven for the homeless in the region. The county is paying the Emergency Cold Shelter of Northern Kentucky $1 to supervise the shelter while the city of Covington works to open a permanent cold shelter haven for the homeless. “It’s not just a Covington issue, it’s a community issue,” said Com-

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• An average of 32 people stayed in the shelter each night. • About 75 guests were linked to social service agencies or government benefits. • Ninety percent of guests were male with an age range between 18 and 65. • Seventy percent of the shelter guests were from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties. • The shelter was ran by six part-time staffers, 25 volunteer monitors and 15 church and school groups for 2008. missioner Kris Knochelmann, adding he was happy the building was available for a temporary solution. Covington is in the process of purchasing the Stewart Iron Works building on 18th Street as the permenant home for the shelter as well as social service offices, a community area and a certified kitchen. “This facility can be more than just a place to fill needs for a specific population, but it can also be something for the whole neighborhood and community there,”

said Covington City Manager Larry Klein. The county has agreed to halve the $550,000 cost of purchasing the Iron Works building. Klein said the city had hoped to open the shelter in the Iron Works building this year, but “due diligence” in research of the building, structural evaluations and environmental assessments delayed the purchase. The first phase of evaluation has completed and the second phase will begin soon, Klein said. Eventually, Covington hopes to renovate the building, which

could cost from $12 to $15 million. “We’re going to have to come up with a plan working with our partners on this and various agencies to try to determine what their space needs are and where the funding is going to come from,” he said. In the meantime, Shelter Operations Manager Rachael Winters is proud of last season’s success and is getting ready for the shelter’s second year. “We already have 45 people throughout Northern Kentucky who want to volunteer, which is just a fantastic response when it’s not even cold yet,” she said. “Northern Kentucky is just awesome as far as providing services. We did not want for much of anything last year.” An open date and hours for the shelter have not been decided yet, but should be announced by the beginning of October, Winters said.

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blessed to work with some great people, and it’s truly a team effort that makes this place go.” Ewing has been with United Ministries, a local center that assists lowincome families, since 2001 after retiring from the Erlanger-Elsmere School District, where she taught for 27 years. She began her time at United Ministries as an Americorp volunteer, eventually moving onto

become the associate director, and then four years ago, the director. And although Ewing was recognized by the NKADD individually, she is quick to credit her staff, comprised largely of volunteers, for keeping the center running smoothly. “I’m a retired art teacherI didn’t know how to do any of this,” she said with a smile. “But there are so many wonderful people who come in here and give their time and effort, and that’s what makes this all worth it.” While other similar centers may focus on just providing the necessities to families, Ewing said United Ministries also looks to refer families to other agencies where they may receive help, such as job centers, church groups or even therapy. The center does maintain

a thrift shop and pantry where they provide goods to families in need, but she said ultimately, they want to help families help themselves. “We look at ourselves as a doorway to other resources,” she said. “We just want to help families get back on their feet.” Ewing said United Ministries worked with 293 families in August, providing case management services and referring them to other agencies based on their specific needs. “We’ve definitely noticed an increase with the economy being the way it is,” she said. “We’ve had a lot more people coming through the doors, but that’s why we’re here.” Volunteer Lynn Ernst said Ewing’s dedication and vision have been the driving force behind United Ministries, which started as

a small food pantry in a local church 25 years ago. “She is the success of this place - don’t let her tell you any different,” he said. “She’s gotten everybody to recognize the importance of a center like this, and she’s made this place what it is.” Always quick to deflect credit, Ewing said she just considers herself blessed to be in a position to help people. She said she never imagined taking another job like this once she retired from teaching, but now can’t imagine a day without United Ministries. “Nowhere in the Bible does it say anything about retiring - you can always help people,” she said. “It’s a great feeling to see people’s lives change, and that’s why we are all here.” For details about United Ministries, call 727-0300 or visit

BRIEFLY Fall festival in Devou

COVINGTON – The Devou Park Fall Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 11 at the Drees Pavilion and Overlook area in Devou Park in Covington. Admission is free to the event, which will feature food booths, wedding planning information, arts and crafts, kids’ fun zone, music and free carriage rides. For more information, visit or call the Covington Recreation Department at 292-2151.

Clydesdales to visit

COVINGTON – The Anheuser-Bush Budweiser Clydesdale horses will visit Covington starting at 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 24 in Goebel Park and will finish the visit with a parade on Philadelphia, Bakewell and Main streets in Mainstrasse Village. Eight Clydesdale horses will be hitched to Budweiser’s famous red wagon in and around the village for residents who want a closer look at the iconic animals. The Budweiser horses will also appear at Turfway Park Sept. 25 and in Maysville Sept. 26.

Second reading

TAYLOR MILL – City commission will hear the second reading of the 2009-2010 property tax rate at the regularly-scheduled Oct. 14 meeting. Commission passed the first reading of the ordinance at the regular meeting Sept. 9. Commissioners plan to take the compensating tax rate plus an additional four percent over last year’s rate. The 2009-2010 tax rate will be .280 per $100 of property or $280 for a $100,000 dollar home, up from .2490 per $100 in the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

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Fairy comes to life at first-ever fantasy festival By Regan Coomer

Quote William Shakespeare’s famous line “What fools these mortals be,” don some fairy garb and head to the First Annual Fantasy Fest at noon Saturday Oct. 3 in Covington’s Mainstrasse Village. The event will celebrate all things fairy with a carriage-led fantasy foot parade, arts and crafts booths and performances by a Celtic storyteller, jugglers and more. But fairies are also visiting Mainstrasse for a good cause: all proceeds from an auction Saturday night will

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benefit children who don’t have the resources to pay for classes at Covington’s Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center. “It’s different, it’s familyoriented, it’ll have new vendors nobody’s seen before with a bit of magic and a bit of fantasy,” said Sandi “Stoney” Stonebraker, the woman who dreamed up Fantasy Fest and the owner of Stoney’s Gift & Frame Shoppe in Mainstrasse. Stonebraker said she wanted to bring something “new and fun” to the village and benefit a good cause at the same time. “Because the schools have cut back on art classes this year we feel it’s important that kids here have art as a part of their lives. We think that Baker-Hunt is a great treasure for this area and we wanted to make it available for kids who couldn’t otherwise afford to

do it,” Stonebraker said. Scholarship funds will come from Baker-Hunt student-created “fairy windows” with magical scenes inside that will be auctioned off at the Razzamatazz Gala that will take place at 7 p.m. at the Leapin Lizard Gallery at 8th and Main the evening of the festival. “When people see these fairy windows they’re just going to be amazed they were done by children,” Stonebraker said. “They’re real pieces of art.” Stonebraker encourages festival goers to come in costume, but if you’re short on fairy wear, you can always get your face painted and find magical clothing at the festival starting at noon. At 5:30 p.m. the Fantasy Parade begins, complete with a horse-drawn carriage, unicyclers, clowns and stilt walkers.


The First Annual Fantasy Fest will be held at noon Saturday Oct. 3 in Mainstrasse Village and will include all things fairy: a parade, vendors, music and performances as well as a live auction selling “fairy windows” created by children at the BakerHunt Art & Cultural Center. Sandi “Stoney” Stonbraker dreamed up the Fantasy Fest to bring something new to Mainstrasse. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center. Both children and adults, with or without costume, are welcome to participate, Stonebraker said. “We want lots of children

and families,” she said. “This is a totally inclusive event.” Admission to the festival is free. Parking will be avail-

able at the Mainstrasse Village parking lot at Fifth and Main streets. For more information, call Stonebraker at 655-9571.

OKI launches Web redesign

The Ohio-KentuckyIndiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) has unveiled its new Web site at The redesign has transformed OKI’s previous Web site by updating the existing information and adding new links and features. “After months of hard work from our staff, we are proud to unveil the new Web site,” said OKI Board President and Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery. “The new site increases OKI’s ability to communicate how it is improving the region’s transportation network and the economic vitality of communities throughout the region.” Visitors to OKI’s newly designed Web site can easily access the latest OKI news, find upcoming events, download maps and link to other OKI pages with information involving its

Clean Air and RideShare programs. Some other key features of the site include access to information such as developments involving the I71/I-75/Brent Spence Bridge project or area American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. It also enables visitors to easily browse important planning documents such as the latest Transportation Improvement Program amendments or the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan. The new Web design also vaults OKI into the social media universe through links to the agency’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts. OKI is experimenting with the social media sites to improve the availability of information and to provide an interactive component for the public.

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Economic crunch still yields growth for local companies Stock markets, housing markets and job markets may be slow on the rebound as the economy begins to turn around. However, there are 30 signs of growth in Northern Kentucky. “The Emerging 30 companies represent the tremendous growth of our region’s economy,� said Randy Rawe, investment advisory representative of Roeding Group Companies and chair of the “Emerging 30� committee. “These companies are a prime example of the true entrepreneurial spirit.� The program, celebrating

its 10th year, acknowledges the accomplishments businesses that have experienced and sustained extraordinary growth. In some cases, some businesses retain successful growth for more than eight consecutive years. The revenues of this year’s winners increased at an average rate of at least 15 percent per year, employed more than 697 employees in the area and have averaged 123 percent growth over the last three years. “Emerging 30� applicants included all three-year

and older small companies headquartered in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, or current members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The nominees were also required to have at least 15 percent per year average growth for the past three years, exceed $250,000 in revenues and have fewer than 150 employees. The 2009 “Emerging 30,â€? broken down by number of consecutive appearances in the list, are: • Eight time Designees: Architectural Group International and Christopher

Financial Group • Five-time Designee: CForward, Inc. • Four-time Designees: Abstract Displays, Inc.; Bonfiglioli USA, Inc.; D.M. Insite; Nuvo Technologies, LLC; OMEGA Processing Solutions and Ty’s Toy Box, LLC • Three-time Designees: Comprehensive Medical Management, LTD; Rich Insurance Group and TiER 1 Performance Solutions • Two-time Designees: Advanced Surgical Care, PSC; City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati; Cleves & Lonnemann Jewelers; Eisen

Marketing Group; Emerge Technologies, LLC; ML Barnard, Inc. and Tom Sexton & Associates, Inc. • First-Time Designees: AXIA Consulting, LLC; Bowlin Energy; H3 technologies, LLC; KLH Engineers; LeanCor; Legacy Financial Advisors; Partner Professional Staffing; Payroll Partners, Inc.; Tracker Products; US Voice Data Video and Van Gorder, Walker & Co., Inc. A cocktail reception is 57 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, hosted by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at the Newport Syn-

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Erlanger may soon be the home of a new Kroger fuel station. The city council heard a presentation at their Sept. 15 committee meeting from Kroger about the possibility of a new fueling station, which would sit south of the current Kroger store location on Dixie Highway in the Silverlake Shopping Plaza. Tom Jones, a representative from Kroger, said they are currently in negotiations to purchase the land currently owned by Margarita’s Restaurant for the fuel station, which would include a 176-square foot kiosk, a 5,418-square foot canopy and seven fueling dispensers. Jones said the cost to put in the fueling station would be close to one million dollars, not counting the pur-

chase price of the .85-acre property. “This is a big commitment to the community,� he said. “We’ve been looking at the Dixie corridor for some time now, and this is a great opportunity for us.� Mayor Tom Rouse said the addition of the fuel station would seem to signify a positive future relationship between the city and Kroger. “There is a great deal of brand loyalty here for Kroger, and we want to keep it that way,� he said. “This says to me that Kroger is committed to being here for the foreseeable future, and we’re certainly pleased with that.� Police Chief Marc Fields said the fuel station may draw more traffic than Margarita’s, but he doesn’t see the location as a safety risk. “There’s not a ton of accidents around there, and they won’t be adding any curb cuts, so I don’t really see this as being detrimental, even if there is some extra traffic,� he said.

dicate, 18 E. Fifth St., to announce the 2009 “Emerging 30.� Reservations are accepted online, Sponsors for the 2009 “Emerging 30� Cocktail Reception are Gold Level: Fifth Third Bank; Insight Communications; Ohio Casualty; OMEGA Processing Solutions, LLC and The Roeding Group and Silver Level: Aaron Asch Photographer; Frost Brown Todd LLC; Grove Transportation Services, Inc. and SS&G Financial Services, Inc.

Mayor Tom Rouse said the addition of the fuel station would seem to signify a positive future relationship between the city and Kroger. In order to get the station built, Jones said Kroger would need to have the property changed from neighborhood commercial zone to a neighborhood commercial 2 zone. Since the property is less than five acres in size, the change can be done through a text amendment to the zoning ordinance. Zoning administrator Mark Stewart said the council can make a formal application for the text amendment at their next council meeting. The amendment will then go before the Kenton County Planning Commission for a public hearing, and then a recommendation will be made to the city. The council then can vote to approve or reject the recommendation of the planning commission, and the potential text amendment would come in the form of an ordinance, which would require two readings. The next council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.



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Dress code going over well at Howell By Jason Brubaker

As you walk through the hallways at Howell Elementary this year, there’s no mistaking what the school’s mascot is. As part of the school’s new dress code this year, students are being encouraged to wear Howell “Spirit Wear” shirts emblazoned with the Howell Gators logo. All over the school, students can be found with a variety of Tshirts and sweatshirts proudly displaying the school’s name accompanied by a smiling alligator head. “Our PTO has really worked to keep the prices low for the spirit wear so all of our kids could afford to buy everything,” said secretary Linda Wilmhoff. “We’ve even had quite a few teachers get into the act this year. It seems like everywhere you look, there’s Howell shirts.” But more spirit wear isn’t the only change at Howell this year. With the implementation of the new dress code, students can now choose between only spirit wear or solid-colored polo shirts, worn


Howell student Braydon Kennedy shows off a Howell Spirit Wear shirt as he hangs up his backpack in the morning on Sept. 17. In the background, classmates Josie Stone and Lauren Cress are also donning dress-code approved clothes. This is the first year the school has had a dress code. with khaki or navy blue pants and shorts. There are also restrictions on the length of shorts allowed, as

Women’s Cancer Coalition awards four scholarships Four Northern Kentucky University students were recently awarded the Clydette Huddleston Memorial Scholarship by the Northern Kentucky Women's Cancer Coalition. The scholarship was developed in memory of Clydette Huddleston, a cancer coalition member who passed away from breast cancer in October 2008. Huddleston's family worked closely with NKWCC to establish the scholarship fund. The recipients for the 20092010 academic year were: • Raeanne Halloran of Highland Heights. Raeanne is the daughter of Cathy and Greg Halloran. She is a sophomore education major at NKU. • Maria Scherrer of Hebron. Maria is the daughter of Fran and Paul Scherrer. She is a sophomore studying nursing at NKU. • Krista Abney of Taylor Mill. Krista is the daughter of Cheryl and Don Abney. She is a junior studying nursing at NKU.

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Elizabeth Foote of Kenton County was awarded the 2009 Graduate Kentucky Essay Award – second place, Division V, by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear on Saturday, Sept. 12, during the 2009 Graduate Kentucky: A Community Approach Summit. The Graduate Kentucky Art & Essay Contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Out-of-School Alliance, was part of the inaugural dropout prevention summit hosted by the First Lady. Students across the Commonwealth were

The scholarship was developed in memory of Clydette Huddleston. • Nate Abney of Taylor Mill. Nate is the son of Cheryl and Don Abney. He is a junior studying criminal law and justice at NKU. To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship, students must be a family member of a breast cancer survivor or be a survivor of breast cancer, and meet requirements for GPA and county of residence. Students must also be accepted or enrolled at Northern Kentucky University. The NKWCC, representatives from NKU and the Huddleston family, considered several factors in selecting the winners, such as community service, educational goals, letters of recommendation and an essay about how breast cancer had affected the applicant's life. The scholarships were awarded at the NKWCC's Aug. 3 meeting. Visit


well as when shorts are allowed to be worn (not between Nov. 1 and April 1).

The dress code was voted on by the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council last spring. Howell is the first elementary school in the district to adopt the dress code, although Tichenor Middle implemented a similar one two years ago. “We just wanted to have the students look a little more professional when they come in here,” explained Wilmhoff. “I’ve always thought the students at Tichenor look great when you see them all walking or when you go into the school, and that’s what we wanted to establish here.” Wilmhoff said the school notified parents about the dress code in June, allowing for plenty of time for parents to purchase appropriate clothes for the school year. She said that several items, such as sweatshirts, have also been donated to the school for kids who may not have them. “I think it’s gone over pretty well with everyone,” said Wilmhoff. “The school looks better when visitors come in, and I think everyone is pretty happy with it.”

Among the graduates was Covington resident Emily Thiem, who earned an Associate in Arts. For information on the school, visit

encouraged to share their voices as to the importance of graduation and the impact of the dropout issue. More than 100 students participated in the contest, contributing to a comprehensive statewide conversation to understand why students contemplate dropping out of school and to share ideas and best practices of how communities can play a pivotal role in reducing the dropout rate and creating a strategic vision for keeping children engaged in school. Learn more about Graduate Kentucky: A Community Approach and upcoming regional summits across Kentucky at

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S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6 Boone County High School Class Reunion of 1969 and 1970, 6 p.m. Carnegie Events Center and Museum, 401 Monmouth St., Newport. Includes dinner and dancing. Music by DJ. $30. Presented by Boone County High School. 653-0444; 283-1458. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 3 Heritage Academy School-Wide Alumni Reunion, 7 p.m. Heritage Academy Gym, 7216 US Hwy 42, Florence.

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S U N D A Y, O C T . 4 Annual Campbell County High School Picnic Reunion, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pendery Park, Williams Lane, Melbourne. Classes of 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966. Bring food to share, drinks and seating. Presented by Campbell County High School. 635-3592. O C T. 9 - 1 0 Holmes High School Class of 1959 Reunion, Oct. 9-10, Hilton Airport Inn, I-75 and Turfway. $50. Buffet dinner on Oct. 10 and night social with complimentary wine, beer and snacks on Oct. 9. Reservations required. 3448553; email

S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1 0 Dayton High School Class of 1989’s 20th Year Reunion, 8 p.m.-midnight, Embassy Suites Rivercenter, 10 E. Rivercenter Blvd. Covington. Includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks music by DJ. $120 couple, $65 single. Reservations required. Presented by Dayton High School Class of ‘89 Committee. 261-8400. JUNE 11-12, 2010 Boone County High School Class of 1960’s 50th Year Reunion. The following classmates have not been located: Pat Bowling, Carol Brashear Copher, Nancy Stevers Bihl, Barbara Youell, Beverly Romans, Carol Smith, Siguard Papratta and Terry Elliott. If anyone has any information on those classmates, call Hope Ellis Kinman at 283-2796 or Pat Jurtsen Tanner 371-9254.

Calvary Christian School to host Funfest Calvary Christian School will host its annual Funfest/Homecoming Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:45 a.m. through 4 p.m. The event will include the following fun activities; a parade at 9:45 a.m., “Calvary’s Got Talent” show at 10:30 a.m. and the Chili Cook-Off Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. There will also be many great Funfest inflatables and activities

starting at 11:30 a.m. including bumper cars, Rock ‘Em/Sock ‘Em, Rat Race, obstacle course, horse rides, Bounce House, Lazer Tag, Paintball Gallery, Cake Walk, dunk tank, face painting and Kona Ice. The cost is only $5 for children ages five and under and $10 for children ages 6 and older. Kona Ice, horse rides and dunk tank all have additional costs.

Also during the day, the CCS Boys soccer team will play Villa Madonna at noon and the CCS Girls volleyball team will play Williamstown at 6 p.m. Concessions will be sold along with a Cake Walk and a bake sale. Calvary Christian is located at 5955 Taylor Mill Road in Taylor Mill. Call 356-9201 for details or visit

NEWS FROM NKU McConnell earmarks funds

Sen. Mitch McConnell placed $2.4 million in the Senate’s version of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill for Northern Kentucky University’s informatics center. The earmark will potentially be the second federal investment Sen. McConnell has secured for the facility. Earlier this year, he secured $1.9 million in the Financial Services Appropriations Bill. The bill has several steps to go through before final approval, including full Senate action, and President Barack Obama’s signature. If the earmark stays in the bill, NKU will be about $4 million short of

the $17.3 million dollar fundraising goal to complete the center with the best technology available.

Cunningham selected

The Northern Kentucky University Haile/US Bank College of Business has selected Bill Cunningham as transitional director of the Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute as it begins its search to permanently replace former director Rebecca White. “Bill has been a valuable member of the Entrepreneurship Institute Advisory Board for years and brings a wealth of experience and community connections to the position,”

said Haile/US Bank College of Business Dean John Beehler. “He will enable our EI to continue its momentum as we transition to a new director. With the full support of the EI Advisory Board, I am confident that we will continue the excellence of the Entrepreneurship Institute.” NKU’s Fifth Third Bank Entrepreneurship Institute is the focal point for all entrepreneurial activities and courses on the school’s campus. Named as one of the nation’s top 25 entrepreneurship programs in 2007, EI delivers the curriculum for over 200 entrepreneurship majors and minors, provides extra-curricular programming such as the Master Entrepreneur Program, the Chelgren

Speaker Series, the annual High School Challenge and the InOneWeekend.

Pi Kappa Alpha celebrates

Northern Kentucky University’s Eta Rho chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is once again in the top 5 percent of all 221 Pike chapters in the United States and Canada. The chapter has been honored with its second consecutive Robert Adger Smythe Award, presented to the top organizations within Pi Kappa Alpha. The honor was presented to the men of Eta Rho Aug. 1 in Memphis, Tenn., at the fraternity’s bi-annual

International Leadership Academy. “I couldn’t be more proud of a group of college men,” said chapter president Mike Roark. “The things these men were able to accomplish throughout the year and the way these men conduct themselves is well deserving of this honor. They are not only gaining recognition for Northern Kentucky University but are proudly representing over 220,000 initiated men by winning this award.” This marks only the second time the chapter has received the award since it became an official organization on NKU’s campus in 1972. The first award was given to them last summer.


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This week in soccer

• Scott High School boys beat Nelson County 3-1, Sept. 12. Scott advances to 7-0 with the win. Alec Robbins scored two goals and Chad Allender scored one goal for Scott. • Dixie Heights High School girls tied with George Rogers Clark 1-1, Sept. 12. • Calvary Christian girls beat Walton Verona 7-0, Sept. 12. • Calvary Christian boys beat Pendleton County 5-4, Sept. 15. Peirce Kohls scored three goals and Victor Amelang scored two goals for Calvary. Calvary advances to 44-1 with the win. • Simon Kenton High School boys beat Grant County in a 1-0 shutout, Sept. 15. Simon’s Sam Benner made six saves. Cody Herald scored Simon’s goal. Simon Kenton advances to 2-7-1 with the win. • Scott boys beat Simon Kenton 5-0, Sept. 19. Matt Kees made 13 saves, Jared Wagner and Cameron Baston each scored two goals and Dexter Morgan scored one goal for Scott. Scott advances to 9-2 with the win.

This week in volleyball

• Simon Kenton High School beat Pendleton County 25-10, 25-7, Sept. 12, in the Cake Classic, then went on to defeat Highlands High School in the quarterfinals, 25-20, 2426, 27-25. The team then beat Campbell county in the semifinals 25-22, 15-25, 27-25, taking them into the finals, where they were defeated by Scott High School 25-15, 2516. To make it to the finals, Scott defeated Highlands 2516, 25-16, then beat Pendleton County in the quarterfinals 25-7, 25-15, and North Oldham in the semifinals 2519, 25-14. • Scott beat Boone County 25-15, 25-21, Sept. 15. • Scott beat Calvary Christian 25-6, 25-12, Sept. 17. Scott advances to 27-3 with the win.

This week in golf

• Holy Cross High School boys tied with Boone County High School, Sept. 14. Holy Cross’ Broering shot 3 over par 38 on the front nine at Twin Oaks. Holy Cross is 2-82 with the tie. • Dixie Heights High School’s Jason Rose shot 4 over par 40 on the front nine at Devou Park, Sept. 16, helping his team defeat Holy Cross 168-180. Dixie Heights advances to 7-7-1 with the win. • Dixie Heights’ Corey Abeling and Jason Rose both shot 40 on the front nine at Hickory Sticks, Sept. 17, helping the Dixie Heights boys beat Newport Central Catholic 175-187. Dixie advances to 7-7-1 with the win.

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Turnovers, execution plague Colonels first five games were all tune-ups for this.”

By Adam Turer

The football programs at Ryle High School and Dixie Heights High School both begin district play this week, but with different levels of momentum. The Colonels have lost three straight after opening the season with two wins. They have given up an average of over 42 points per game in the three losses. Despite having a potent offense, Dixie Heights has spent most of the past few weeks playing catch-up after falling behind early. That was the case again on Sept. 18, when the Colonels fell behind the Raiders 21-0 before mounting an unsuccessful comeback attempt. The Raiders held on for a 42-28 win. “We need to get out of the gate faster,” said Dixie Heights head coach Tom Spritzky. “Playing catch-up all the time makes it difficult.” In a game that was expected to be a shootout, both defenses looked impressive in the first half. Ryle led 14-0 at the break. The offenses came to life in the second half as Dixie Heights tried to claw its way back into the game. The Colonels put up 21 points in the fourth quarter, but Ryle had an answer for every big Dixie Heights play. “We gave up some big plays over the top in the fourth quarter,” Spritzky said. “Those were backbreakers.” A 58-yard touchdown pass from Conner Hempel to Trenton Fugate was the final backbreaker that put Ryle back on top 42-21 after Corey Klei scored on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Wilson to bring the Colonels within two

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scores. Wilson connected with Josh Raleigh for the game’s final touchdown, but it was too little, too late for the Colonels. Wilson finished with three touchdown passes on the night. Klei also rushed for a touchdown. Sophomore running back Travis Elliott led the way for the Raiders, rushing 28 times for 146 yards and four touchdowns. Elliott has averaged 158 yards rushing per game for the 3-1 Raiders. Junior Zach Senvisky had two clutch interceptions to lead the Raiders defense. His first pick set up Elliott’s first touchdown of the game and his second stopped a Dixie Heights drive deep in Ryle territory. Turnovers and lack of execution in the red zone plagued the Colonels. They turned the ball over three times, while Ryle had zero

turnovers. The Colonels will need better execution on offense and the defense will need to return to its early-season form as Dixie Heights begins district play. The Colonels have played what Spritzky said was the toughest non-district schedule in his 15 seasons as head coach. All five games so far have been against opponents ranked in the top 12 in the Enquirer Coaches’ Poll. The three losses have been to three of northern Kentucky’s top four teams, according to the poll. Dixie Heights is currently ranked sixth. The Colonels have the talent to compete for a top two seed in their district, ensuring a home playoff game. They will need to bounce back from three straight losses as they travel to Scott on Sept. 25 for the first district game of 2009. “We are trying to keep the kids confident,” Spritzky said. “We play a tough second half schedule, too, but we should be prepared. Our two scrimmages and the

The Colonels (2-3) scored on four of their first five possessions on their way to an impressive victory of the Tigers (1-3). CovCath quarterback Brayden Erpenbeck completed 17 of 20 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown and rushed 11 times for 102 yards and three scores. The Colonels gained 517 yards of offense while holding Beechwood to 253 total yards.

Henry Clay 42, Simon Kenton 31

Simon Kenton (3-1) running back Miles Simpson was held to 69 yards and one touchdown on 14 carries as the Pioneers suffered their first loss of the season. The Pioneers offense, which has been overpowering opponents all season, was held to just 255 total yards. Simpson returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score. Quarterback Chad Lawrence rushed for one score and passed for another. The Pioneers turned the ball over four times.

Scott 36, Harrison County 30

Scott (1-3) rallied for its first win of the season. The Eagles trailed 18-0 before running back Ryan Sowder and quarterback Zach Sowder led the comeback. The brothers rushed for two touchdowns each. Zach’s extra point kicks made a big difference. He was 4-4 on PATs (points after touchdowns), while the Thorobreds attempted and failed twopoint conversions after each

of their scores.

Holmes 47, Bourbon County 21

The Bulldogs (4-0) remain unbeaten after cruising to their fourth victory of the season. Holmes built a 40-0 lead before Bourbon County scored. It is the best start to the season for Holmes since 1999, when the Bulldogs started 6-0.

Ludlow 31, Shawnee 30

The Panthers’ Alex Hall made a crucial fourth-down tackle in the closing minutes to preserve the win for Ludlow (2-2). After taking the onepoint lead, the Panthers stopped the Golden Eagles final drive at the Ludlow 34-yard line. Jake Ashcraft led the Panthers with 248 yards rushing and scored the goahead touchdown and twopoint conversion. Jordan Webster added two rushing touchdowns for the Panthers.

Conner 30, Holy Cross 14

The Indians (2-2) travel north to take on Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Ready 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. Against Conner, senior quarterback Nick West hurt the Indians defense, throwing for 229 yards and a touchdown, and rushing for 92 yards and a score. For HC, Markel Walker threw for 128 yards and had 31 rushing yards and a score. Jerry Arlinghaus threw a TD pass to Eric Walker late in the game, as HC had 274 yards offense but allowed 418 to Conner. On defense, Paul Rafizadeh had eight tackles to lead HC. Ryan Ellinghausen had an interception.

Colonels, Eagles respond to challenges By Adam Turer

The boys soccer programs at Covington Catholic and Scott high schools are playing with confidence heading into the final weeks of the regular season. Each program has been tested early in the season and responded to the challenges. Both are poised to take the top seed in their respective districts and both aim to advance to the state tournament when postseason play begins next month. CovCath and Scott faced each other Sept. 17 in one of northern Kentucky’s biggest prep soccer matches of the season. Entering the contest, Scott was ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer Coaches’ Poll, while Cov Cath was ranked No. 3. The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half. The Colonels rallied early in the second half, scoring two goals in the first seven minutes. Sophomore Evan Talkers scored both goals on assists from Trey Evans. The Colonels went on to defeat the Eagles 4-0. “Scott did a great job


Covington Catholic’s Michael Huffmyer, a senior, drives the ball towards the goal as Moeller’s C.J. Polak tries to catch up during the varsity soccer match at Moeller High School in August. pressuring the ball and we were holding it just a second too long in the first half,” said CovCath head coach Al Herstenberg. “We tried to open up the field a little bit in the second half and spread their defense.” With the win, CovCath improved to 6-5 on the season. The record is not indicative of the progress the Colonels have made this season. Playing a brutal nonconference schedule which

includes three of the top 10 teams in Cincinnati’s Division I. The Colonels lost five straight games before reeling off four in a row. They have yet to lose to a northern Kentucky team. “Our goal is to play quality opponents early in the season to figure out who we are,” Herstenberg said. “We lost five in a row, but we got better each time we played a tough opponent.” Talkers leads the team with nine goals. Forward Michael Huffmyer leads the Colonels with 11 assists. Backed by the defense of Garrett Justice, Matt McDonald, Jacob Toebben, and Logan Siemer, the Colonels aim to shut out the rest of their opponents this season. They have allowed a total of two goals in their six victories. Goalie Brett Futscher has posted three shutouts. “Our defense has really come together,” said Herstenberg. “If our defense plays well, I’m confident we will score goals. Our defense will get us to state.” For the Eagles, the Cov Cath loss was a disappointment, especially after the two teams played to a draw

in the first half. Fortunately for Scott, they did not have time to mourn the loss. The Eagles hosted rival Simon Kenton two days later and posted a 5-0 win. “It was a big show of character for our kids to come back the way we did,” said head coach Casey Seibert. “We wanted to play again as soon as possible (after the CovCath loss) and we had to forget about that one quickly.” Junior Alec Robbins leads the team with 12 goals and eight assists. Seibert is confident that Robbins will earn All-State honors at the end of the season. Junior Dexter Morgan has chipped in five goals for the Eagles, who are now 92 on the season. Scott won its first six games to open the season after winning just seven games all last season. “I’m extremely happy with where we’re at now,” said Seibert, in his first year leading the Eagles. “The kids are working hard and are starting to jell.” The schedule over the final weeks of the regular season will be a big test for the Eagles. They travel to Ryle on Sept. 26, where

Seibert was a varsity assistant for five years before taking the head job at Scott. They then travel to Villa Madonna on Sept. 29 with the top seed in the district on the line. The Eagles close the season at top-ranked Highlands. “We have some big tests coming up,” Seibert said. “Those will be good measuring sticks for us heading into the tournament.” It is possible that the Eagles can double their win total from last season. The turnaround would be a testament not just to Seibert and his staff, but to the players who have committed to turning the program around. Senior captains Cameron Batson and Chad Allender are two of the five seniors who “are doing whatever they can to help the team,” Seibert said. Showing resolve after the CovCath loss was a big step for the Eagles. Seibert is hopeful that his team recognizes what they are capable of accomplishing this season. “We need to stay focused and continue to stay mentally tough,” he said. “The boys are seeing that their hard work pays off.”

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September 24, 2009


SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Northern Kentucky Athletics are conducting baseball tryouts for the 2010 11U team, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 26, at Central Park Field No. 1. Call or e-mail Todd Cundiff at 4627175,

Fall lacrosse skills

The Northern Kentucky Lacrosse Club Warriors are conducting Fall Skills 2009 to help players sharpen ball and stick skills, tactics and moves and get some time on the field to practice for the competitive season. Eric Grombala will join the Warriors for Fall Skills. Grombala played at Hillsdale College for four years, coached Bluejays lacrosse for eight years and spent one year as assistant coach at St. Xavier High School. To sign up for Fall Skills, go to Go to “Online Forms” under the left-hand menu and follow the instructions.


The Northern Kentucky Braves 12U baseball team finishes in a tie for 33rd place out of 104 teams at Cooperstown Dreams Park to end the season with a 26-10 record. The Braves, a team out of Kenton County, play in the Southwest Ohio American League. In front, from left, are Jake Ohmer, Ryan Seeney, Blake Schneider and Jared Seibert. In second row are Brenton Hughes, Alec Garnett, Matthew Shumate, Ethan Stringer, Evan Hicks and Andrew Trame. In back are coaches Rick Seeney, Duane Hughes, Jeff Schneider and Jeff Trame.

BRIEFLY This week in soccer

• Scott High School boys beat Nelson County 3-1, Sept. 12. Scott advances to 7-0 with the win. Alec Robbins scored two goals and Chad Allender scored one goal for Scott. • Dixie Heights High School girls tied with George Rogers Clark 1-1, Sept. 12. • Calvary Christian girls beat Walton Verona 7-0, Sept. 12. • Calvary Christian boys beat Pendleton County 5-4, Sept. 15. Pierce Kohls scored three goals and Victor Amelang scored two goals for Calvary. Calvary advances to 44-1 with the win. • Simon Kenton High School boys beat Grant County in a 1-0 shutout, Sept. 15. Simon’s Sam Benner made six saves. Cody Herald scored Simon’s goal. Simon Kenton advances to 2-7-1 with the win.

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• Simon Kenton High School beat Pendleton County 25-10, 25-7, Sept. 12, in the Cake Classic, then went on to defeat Highlands High School in the quarterfinals, 25-20, 2426, 27-25. The team then beat Campbell County in the semifinals 25-22, 15-25, 27-25, taking them into the finals, where they were defeated by Scott High School 25-15, 25-16. To make it to the finals, Scott defeated Highlands 25-16, 25-16, then beat Pendleton County in the quarterfinals 25-7, 2515, and North Oldham in the semifinals 25-19, 25-14. • Scott beat Boone County 25-15, 25-21, Sept. 15. • Scott beat Calvary Christian 25-6, 25-12, Sept. 17. Scott advances to 27-3 with the win.

• Holy Cross High School boys tied with Boone County High School, Sept. 14. Holy Cross’ Broering shot 3 over par 38 on the front nine at Twin Oaks. Holy Cross is 2-82 with the tie. • Dixie Heights High School’s Jason Rose shot 4 over par 40 on the front nine at Devou Park, Sept. 16, helping his team defeat Holy Cross 168-180. Dixie H e i g h t s advances to 7-7-1 with the win. • Dixie Heights’ Corey Abeling and Jason Rose both shot 40 on the front nine at Hickory Sticks, Sept. 17, helping the Dixie Heights boys beat Newport Central Catholic 175-187. Dixie advances to 7-7-1 with the win.


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Florence Freedom look to 2010 By James Weber

The Florence Freedom have still failed to qualify for the postseason in the Frontier League professional baseball league, but they had plenty of highlights this season. The Freedom finished 49-47, their second winning season in seven years as a franchise, four wins off their best mark of 53-42 in 2005. General Manager Kari Rumfield was named Frontier League Executive of the Year. They had a late eightgame winning streak to give them a shot at the playoffs entering the final week, but ultimately finished nine games behind East Division

champion Kalamazoo and seven behind Windy City for the last wild-cart spot in the Frontier League playoffs. Demetrius Banks had an outstanding season in short relief, giving up just 41 hits in 63 innings pitched. He was part of a standout bullpen down the stretch which had 18 consecutive scoreless innings in the final week. Despite a high ERA over 5.00, Everett Saul started 22 games and was among the league leaders in wins (12). The real find in the pitching staff was Preston Vancil, who threw the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter in his second start for the Freedom. The 22-year old from Sacramento ended the season with a 6-4 record and

3.26 ERA. He gave up just 42 hits in 66 innings. Billy Mottram was strong from start to finish, ending the year a .281 average, 23 home runs and 79 RBI with 30 steals. Catcher Justin Pickett quietly had similar numbers to Mottram without the stolen bases. They were two of six players with double digits in homers on the team. Pickett had 26 homers, five off the league lead. Outfielder Erold Andrus hit .302 with 15 steals. Ryan Basham was fourth in the league in hits (118), compiling a .313 average with 16 homers and 64 RBI. Covington Catholic grad Tim Grogan hit .270 with 12 homers and 60 RBI.

Ultimately, the team was middle of the pack in both offense and defense in the league statistics. Field Manager Toby Rumfield will immediately prepare for the offseason. Like other Frontier League teams, the Freedom roster will look much different for 2010 Opening Day because of league rules which limit the amount of experience a team can have. One of those rules is the age limit, in which the calendar year a player turns 27 is his last in the league. The Freedom will lose outfielder Jay Johnson, the Dixie Heights grad, for that reason. Johnson was 4-for-5 with a league-record tying nine RBI on Sept. 5. He hit .281 with 12 steals for the season.


Ring, ring

Mark Rodgers, father of Covington Latin School senior Lily Rodgers, presents to Lily her state championship ring at the Latin School August Honors Assembly. Lily was the state champ for the 3,200 track meet last May. This is the second state championship ring she has received in the last three years. Lily and her father and mother, Sheree Rodgers, live in Edgewood.

Young competitor excels in the martial arts By Adam Kiefaber

Elizabeth Davis, 9, has not been a student at the Master Martial Arts Academy in Florence very long, but she has already left her mark in the sport in competitions throughout the country. Most recently, Davis had medaled in three different events at the 2009 AAU National Karate Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., June 16. At the event, she earned gold medals in the both the bo kata (choreographed series of moves with a staff as a weapon) and sparring

events as well as a silver medal in kata (choreographed series of moves without a weapon). “She (Elizabeth) picks up things extremely fast,” father Ron Davis said. “She has to learn a lot of moves and do them with the correct form. It provides her with discipline. “She takes to those things very fast and performs them very well right off the bat.” Davis’ teammates also performed well at the national tournament: Jacob Bennett of Florence earned a silver in bo kata, Nick Bachman of Burlington earned a silver in sparring PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO MLAUGHMAN@NKY.COM

After competing well during the SomerSlam in Somerset, Ky., April, 11, the competition team at the Masters Martial Arts Academy in Florence gathers for a picture with medals; front row from left-to-right : Jacob Bennett (Florence), Sensei Steve Napier (Florence), and Mia Arnett (Independence). Back row from left-to-right: Noah Nelson (Union), Tyler Evans (Walton), Ethan Arnett (Independence), Evan Kenwright (Independence), Kevin Tupman (Hebron), Debbie Hoppenjans (Burlington), Nick Bachman (Burlington), Nolan Dreyer (Burlington), and Elizabeth Davis (Lakeside Park). Not shown: Danny Ballow (Fort Mitchell), Shane Scott (Florence).

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and a gold in bo kata, Noah Nelson of Union earned a bronze in sparring and a bronze in bo kata, Nolan Dreyer of Burlington finished fourth in bo kata, Travis Koopmans of Union earned a bronze in sparring and a bronze in bo kata and


Mia Arnett of Independence earned a gold in sparring, gold in bo kata and a gold in kata. Davis and her teammates trained together for six months preparing for the event. Leading up to the AAU National Karate Cham-

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pionship, the group also competed in statewide and regional events in Chicago, Ill., and in Mason, Ohio. Davis started at the Master Martial Arts Academy in January of this year. Her father had her join with her twin sister, Valerie, and younger brother Jeremy. “One of the big reasons I was looking at karate originally was to elevate selfesteem, teaching them discipline and respect for other people as well as to be able to defend themselves if need be,” Ron Davis said. With three young karate students at his home, Ron Davis credits the Florence martial arts studio with teaching his children discipline. “Occasionally they get into a wrestling match (at home), but I have never seen any kicks, karate chops or anything like that. They are trained at their studio that if they do something like that they would be in trouble there, so it is kind of ingrained in them to not use it,” he said. Elizabeth’s favorite thing about karate is “competing” and her 7-year-old brother is the same way. Jeremy hopes to join the competitive team soon. Elizabeth admits she was “very nervous” during the event in Florida, but is now preparing for the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, July 31-Aug. 1.

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The important role of history in our society Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Erpenbeck Elementary School in Florence. Erpenbeck Elementary is less than a mile from my house in the Plantation Point subdivision. I visited the school as part of the America’s Legislators Back to School Program, which gives legislators the opportunity to meet personally with young constituents and answer their questions about public service. I spoke to the fifth-grade class about Kentucky history and the role of the Kentucky Legislature. We hear so much today about history not being properly taught in our schools, and I was happy to find that this was certainly not the case at Erpenbeck Elementary. The fifth grade was well informed and able to answer ques-

tions about Kentucky and American history. We talked about important concepts, such as the United States being a representative State Sen. republic and the John three co-equal Schickel branches of govCommunity ernment. After the Recorder p r e s e n t a t i o n , guest Principal Becky columnist Brown gave me a personal tour of the school, and I was very impressed. American history has always been important to me. I believe, as our Founders did, that it is impor-

tant to teach history to our children. Thomas Jefferson wrote that schooling in America should be “chiefly historical.” He said, “The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberty. History, by apprising them of the past, will enable them to judge the future. It will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men.” A century later, Woodrow Wilson agreed that history endows us with the “invaluable mental power which we call judgment.” Our Founding Fathers believed that a representative republic has a special need for education in history because this kind of democracy is government by the people. The people must acquire “demo-

cratic virtues” and learn through examples from history respect for the rights of individuals, regard for the law, voluntary participation in public life, and a concern for the common good. I’m happy to report that after a visit with fourth-grade teacher Kelly Roth, I feel confident that this is happening at the elementary school level at Erpenbeck Elementary. She shared with me the fourthgrade history curriculum, which includes U.S. history with a strong emphasis on Kentucky history. The textbook used is called “The Kentucky Adventure” by Tracy Campbell, a University of Kentucky professor of history. Ms. Roth lent me a copy of the textbook, and I have been very impressed with its content, cover-

ing subjects from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War in an interesting and adventurous way that would hold an elementary school student’s interest and, I must admit, my own. I have been reading it nightly. Students are tested on the material in the fifth grade before they leave the elementary school for middle school. I left Erpenbeck Elementary feeling good about the future of our community, knowing that our Founding Fathers’ wish of teaching history to our children is a reality in our own community. Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County. He welcomes your concerns or comments toll-free at 800-372-7181.

‘No Pass-No Drive’ law for students Best to apply fertilizer every year Question: What is the best to apply 1 pound lawn fertilizer, and when and actual nitrogen how often should it be applied? per 1,000 square Answer: The only way to feet of lawn for know what is the best, or “proper” each application. fertilizer for your lawn is to do a That would soil test of the soil in your lawn. be equivalent to Your neighbor’s lawn probably 10 pounds of a needs a different fertilizer than 10-10-10 fertilMike Klahr izer per 1,000 yours, since he has applied different nutrients than you have over feet Community square the years. You may even discover Recorder (since that fertilthat your back yard needs a differis only 10 guest izer ent type of fertilizer than your percent nitrogen, columnist by weight), or front lawn Too much nitrogen, phosphothree pounds of rus, potassium or lime can be a 34-0-0 fertilizer (since it’s harmful to your lawn and land- approximately one-third nitroscape plants. Soil testing is a free gen). service provided to northern KenHow often you apply nitrogen tucky residents depends upon the by their local level of overall county extension If you catch and remove the m a i n t e n a n c e office. desired. Low and grass clippings from the A soil test medium mainteoften reveals that nance levels are yard when you mow, you the soil only best for general may need to apply more needs nitrogen, lawns that get litin which case tle or no summer nitrogen, phosphorus and you can purchase irrigation. potassium to the soil, since a cheaper, “farmHigh and very type” fertilizer, high maintenance the clippings contain these levels can prosuch as urea (460-0), or ammoniduce a lush, green nutrients. um nitrate (34-0lawn, but usually 0). Or you may require some irrifind that your soil is high in phos- gation, high mowing frequency, phorus (the middle number on the and often more pest control. Low fertilizer bag), but it is low in maintenance cool-season lawns potassium (the third number). (fescues, bluegrass and perennial So the only way to know what ryegrass) only get fertilized once a numbers to look for as you are year, in October or November. buying fertilizer is to look at the Medium maintenance involves results of your soil test. If your two fertilizations per year, with ground tests low in phosphorus, one in September or October, and you’ll want to select a fertilizer a follow-up treatment six weeks with a high middle number, such later in November or December. as 10-20-10. High maintenance lawns need If you catch and remove the treated once in September/Octograss clippings from the yard ber, again in October/November, when you mow, you may need to and a third time in November or apply more nitrogen, phosphorus December, always keeping four to and potassium to the soil, since six weeks between treatments. the clippings contain these nutriA “very high” maintenance ents. level would be the result of also To maintain a quality lawn, applying an additional fertilizer you should apply fertilizer every treatment in the spring. If this is year. Fertilization helps maintain done, only half the normal rate, or turf uniformity, a good green one-half pound of actual nitrogen color, and reduces weed problems. per 1,000 square feet, should be These positive effects can be lost, applied in late May or early June. however, if fertilizer is applied Don’t miss the fall window of improperly or at the wrong time. opportunity for fertilizing your Turf growth is highly dependent lawn. Waiting until spring to fertilon nitrogen fertilization, but ize will mean more weeds, disapplying nitrogen at the wrong eases and pests next year. time or in heavy amounts may severely damage your lawn. Mike Klahr is the Boone County A general recommendation is Extension Agent for Horticulture.

Parents looking for another way to get their teenagers out of bed, on their way to school, and to apply themselves in school have some additional help now, thanks to a law amended by the Kentucky General Assembly earlier this year. The No Pass/No Drive Law, which was amended several years ago, states that all students must continually “earn” their driving privileges by staying in school and passing their classes. Most teenagers have a strong desire for the independence that comes with being able to drive. Now they can show that they are responsible enough to drive by fulfilling their responsibilities to attend and do acceptably well in school. This is quite a motivator for kids to stay in and do well in school. The law addresses both attendance and academics. Specifically, the law states that students ages 16 and 17 can lose their driver’s licenses, intermediate licenses, or learner’s permits if they have nine or more unexcused absences from school, or if they drop out altogether. Students also must pass at

least four classes each semester to meet the requirements of the law. If a student does not meet the law’s requirements, James A. then the superDaley intendent must report the stuCommunity dent to the Recorder Transportation guest Cabinet within (10) days of columnist ten receiving notification of a student’s failure to meet requirements. From there, the student has an opportunity to prove he or she deserves a license, despite allegedly not meeting the law’s guidelines. It would, however, require some work and some extenuating circumstances. To get a student’s license reinstated, the student’s parent or guardian must request a hearing in District Court. The license will be reinstated if the court finds any of the following: a) The license is needed to

meet family obligations or family economic considerations, thus causing an undue hardship; or b) The student is the only licensed driver in the home; or c) The student actually is not a dropout or academically deficient. The court’s decision can be appealed within thirty (30) days to Circuit Court. A student whose license has been revoked can reapply for his or her driver’s license after enrolling and completing one semester of school successfully, according to the law’s requirements. To regain a driver’s license, the student must pass at least four courses. The student must provide proof issued by the school within 60 days that he or she is enrolled and is not academically deficient. I hope this information is interesting and helpful. If you have any topics you would like to have covered in this column, please mail to me at 331 York Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071 or fax to me at 491-5932 or e-mail our office at James A. Daley is the Campbell County Attorney.

CHATROOM Last week’s question

Has there been a decline of civility at town hall and public meetings in general? Why do you think there has been a decline? “While I think that there is a decline in civility in this society in general and some of that has rubbed off on any public meetings, I believe that what we are seeing is not so much a decline in civility but a rise in passion. We are sounding more like the patriots did before the revolution. What the public officials are hearing is mainstream Americans extreme frustration with the overspending of both parties and the eroding of our freedoms. It is (and should be) scaring those officials who were used to the sleepy populace letting them get away with whatever they wanted. No more.” J.K.T. “There has been a quick and steady decline in acceptable behavior at town hall and public meetings almost to the point of being sadly entertaining. Frustration and uncertainty quickly spreads when subject matter and supporting information is

convoluted or unavailable. The American public is very good at differentiating between fact and B.S. and will have their homework researched and ready. Heaven forbid the person(s) directing the meeting is not in tune with the topics at hand and unable to give a straight answer to questions asked.” N.C.O. “Stress is running rampant. Finances are very troublesome for many people. Many people are apprehensive about their future and even getting through this week. To be civil, society needs security, optimism and hope. Currently these items are absent from many households.” G.G. “Having a serious debate about health care is democratic, bringing a loaded semi-automatic gun is irresponsible and speaks of violence. As a Christian and person with conservative values I’m embarrassed that so few people speak out against the lack of civility displayed by some cable and radio talk show hosts, politicians and citizens. In an era of total exposure, Twitter indulged selfimportance and shallow Internet

Next week’s question What new or returning fall TV show are you most looking forward to watching? Why? Send your response to with “chatroom” in the subject line. relationships, we forget about the cornerstones of society including civility, respecting your neighbor and recognizing authority.” K. “Unfortunately, yes, there has been a decline in civility at town halls and other public meetings. It is undoubtedly politically motivated. It’s sad to think that this is what they are teaching our children; as how to accomplish anything for the common good. The behavior is not only childish, It has been rude and prone toward violence. Most people want to hear the facts and debate the issues, not just listen to someone screaming obscenities and name calling. I hope this is not the new America. They have turned off a lot of people by this behavior. Where are the statesmen?” A.T.

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Local residents in amazement yesterday as Collectors provide a stimulus package to Florence. They are paying out right on the spot for my stuff. Unbelievable!! By CHRISTINA BUTLER STAFF WRITER

Spokesperson for the event said he expects to spend in excess of $200,000.00 this week for vintage items and precious metals from local residents. Here are some examples of what is going on in the event that started yesterday in the Homewood Suites. One person sold an old Gibson guitar that was purchased in the 1960’s for less than $250.00 to a collector at the event for $2175.00 Another person had a pocket watch collection that sold for $4600.00., with one of

the watches in this collection bringing $375.00 of the $4600.00 talley. A husband and wife brought in a box of old Jewelry, wristwatches, coins, and two German daggers from WW2 and left $785.00 richer. This is cool that something like this would come here to our town. Where else would this stuff ever be sold? The refinery has teamed up with the collectors for a 24 month tour of the United States, both big and small towns to dig up hidden gems.

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Items we will accept include:

WHO: Ohio Valley Refinery Reclamation Drive

WHAT:Opentopublictosellgold and silver. WHEN: September 22nd-26th WHERE: Homewood Suites 1090 Vandercar Way Florence, KY 41042 TIMES:TUESDAY,-FRIDAY 9:00am - 6:00pm SATURDAY 9:00am - 4:00pm

Scrap Jewelry Dental Gold Sterling Silverware Sterling Silver Tea Sets Silver Dollars All Coins Dated before 1965 Industrial Scrap All forms of Platinum

Silver and Gold Coin Prices Up During Poor Economy. Collectors and Enthusiasts in Florence with $200,000 to Purchase Yours! By CHRISTINA BUTLER STAFF WRITER

Got Coin? It might be just the time to cash in. This week starting Tuesday and continuing through Saturday the International Collectors Association in conjunction with the Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery will be purchasing all types of silver and gold coins direct from the public. All types are welcome and the event is free. Collectors will be on hand to identify and sort your coins. Then the quality or grade will be determined. The better the grade the more they are worth according to collectors I talked to. With the silver and gold markets high prices of older coins are too. Any coins minted before 1965 in the U.S. are 90% silver except nickels and pennies. The coins worth is determined by the rarity and the grade. Old silver dollars are worth a great premium right now even well worn heavy circulated ones are bringing good premiums. Franklin and Kennedy halves, Washing ton quarters, Mercury and Roosevelt dimes are all worth many times the face value. While older types like Seated Liberty, Standing Liberties, and Barber coins are worth even more. Gold coins are really worth a lot right now according to Brian Eades of the International Collectors Association. This country didn’t start minting coins until 1792 says Eades. Before that people would trade goods using gold dust and nuggets. Some shop keepers would take more gold than needed to pay for items purchased. There was no uniform

system of making change. The government opened the first mints and began distributing the coins in 1792. By the beginning of the 19th century coins and paper currency were wide spread and our monetary system was here to stay. In 1933 Roosevelt required all banking institutions to turn in all gold coins. Once all banks turned in this gold the president raised the gold standard from $20.00 per ounce to $33.00 per ounce. This was his way of stimulating the economy during the great depression. However gold coins were never redistributed after the recall. Not all gold coins were turned in. Many folks during that time didn’t completely trust the government and choose to keep their gold. These gold coins are sought after collectors today and bring many times the face value. Any gold coins with the mint marks of CC, D or O will bring nice premiums. Collectors at the event will be glad to show you where to look. Other types of coins will also be purchase including foreign coins, Indian head cents, two cent pieces, half dimes, three cent pieces and buffalo nickels to name a few. Collectors warn people against trying to clean their coins as significant damage can be done and the coins value lessened.

“I’m glad I came in! I really need the money.” CLAUDIA MCDONALD says, who received $825 for a gold coin minted

Dozens cash in yesterday with jewelry, railroad watches and guitars. An estimated $200,000 in Florence! By CHRISTINA BUTLER STAFF WRITER

The first day of the 5 day reclamation drive in Florence was a hit with those looking to sell their gold and silver. Representatives were on hand Tuesday purchasing all types of unwanted and broken jewelry. An estimated 55 people left the event with over $200 dollars from old class rings, wedding bands, herringbones, and gold teeth. Coins dated before 1965 were bringing big premiums as well. Silver dollars, halves and quarters arrived in large quantities. Lots of gold coins were also brought in. Rebecca Hughes walked away with over $1200.00 after selling an original $20 gold piece from 1888. On the other side of the room were

Items of Interest: Vintage Guitars; Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos and others Pocket Watches; Hamilton, Illinois, Waltham, Patek Phillipe, Ball, Howard, South Bend, Elgin and others Wrist watches: Omega, Accutron, Longines, Hamilton, Breitling and many more Old paper money: United States, Confederate States, Blanket Bills, $1000.00 bills and more Antique Toys: Trains, Tin windups, Mechanical Banks, Robots, Pressed Steel trucks, and many more War Memoribilia: Swords, Bayonets, Helmets, German, Confederate, Union, USA, and others Local records reveal to our research department that recent vintage guitar sold for $2400.00 and another for $12,000.00 to a collector that will be tied into the event this week via live database feed. Below: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting today through Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome!

representatives from the Antique Association. They were purchasing all types of guitars, large currency bills dated before 1923, military items and pocket watches. One watch was purchased by a collector in Montana for $835 dollars. There were piles of sterling silver items like old silverware sets and tea pots. One gentleman rolled a cart in with 3 boxes full of silver coins. Company officials reported spending over $80,000 the first day of the event, alone. Brian Eades with Ohio Valley said “we have had an overwhelming turnout this first day and we expect to get busier every day this week”. The event continues today and runs through Saturday. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Local Residents are ready to cash in! International antique buyers in town this week and ready to stimulate economy!


Hundreds of phone calls from local residents this week to the corporate office of the Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery pour in inquiring about items to be purchased all this week by the team of antique buyers that is on site with OVGSR. The team of buyers this week are purchasing a vast array of vintage items (see below) along with the coins, gold jewelry, and sterling silver items the refinery deals in. It is a Local shot in the arm for our economy. The spokesperson for the event expects to spend in excess of $200,000.00 this week at the Homewood Suites paying local residents on the spot. The spokesperson for the company has explained that these collectors are paying collector price for the vintage items and is great way for people to get a great value for their items.

Items we will accept include: Scrap Jewelry Dental Gold Sterling Silverware Sterling Silver Tea Sets Silver Dollars All Coins Dated before 1965 Industrial Scrap All forms of Platinum




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Loula Mae Acra, who turned 100 on Sept. 22, has seen at least one Reds game every year since 1932. Here, she shows off some her memorabilia, including a season-ticket package from 2008, a 1990 game program, and a commemorative platter from the 1976 World Series.


Best friends Parker Losure, 5, and Lydia Haubner, 5, both of Alexandria, share a sweet scented moment together earlier in the day before their crowning as Little Mr. and Miss of the Alexandria Fair & Horse Show. The friends have told their parents that they plan to marry each other eventually.


A ‘little’ love story

The “little” young love between inseperable best friends Parker Losure and Lydia Haubner, both 5, of Alexandria, is the reason their teacher seats them across the room from each other at St. Mary School. The kindergartners met a year ago when their families were vacationing together in Gulf Shores, Ala., said Paula Losure, mother of Parker. They connected from the start, both having similar charismatic personalities, Paula said. “They claimed that they planned to get married,” she said. It’s funny and humorous that they talk about getting married all the time, Paula said. “I think everybody in the school knows about it,” she said. “They’re not ashamed of it, that’s for sure.” Their relationship has

brought a lot of smiles to their families because they talk about each other a lot, Paula said. Paula and her husband Nathan, and Lydia’s parents Mandy and Rob Haubner, decided to enter the children in the Alexandria Fair Little Mr. and Miss Pageant this year, which they won. On the night of their win, Parker said “You know Lydia...we are going to get married someday,” Paula said. To which Lydia replied “I know, Parker.” Lydia’s father Rob, said she is always talking about her “boyfriend” Parker. “They’re 5 years old, so it doesn’t bother me,” he said of their friendship. Lydia said she does talk about eventually getting married, saying Parker is “really nice.” “He’s my friend,” Lydia said of Parker. -Chris Mayhew/Staff


Running out of antiques

There are only two dates left in 2009 for the MainStrasse Antiques show. There will be one this Sunday, Sept. 27, in MainStrasse Village located in Covington. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to attend. Parking is also free in the Fifth Street lot. The last scheduled antique show is scheduled for Oct. 25. For more information, call 468-4820.

Woman, 100, has been Reds fan entire life By Jason Brubaker

It’s only fitting that Loula Mae Acra would celebrate her 100th birthday at the ballpark. After all, it’s practically her second home. Acra, a Lakeside Park resident who turned 100 years old on Sept. 22, celebrated in style with a visit to Great American Ballpark on Sept. 19. Acre, a lifelong Reds fan, estimates she has seen at least one game every year since 1932, and was a season ticket holder until she was 97 years old. “Oh, it’s definitely all right with me,” she said when asked about spending her birthday watching the Reds play. “I’ve always loved the Reds, and I’ll be glad to see them play this year.” Born in London, Kentucky, Acra first attended a Reds game when visiting her sister in the area. She would later meet her husband here and settle down, all the while enjoying as many visits to the ballpark as possible. Over the years, she has seen the Reds play in three different ballparks; Crosley Field, Riverfront Stadium (later briefly known as Cinergy Field), and now Great American Ball Park.

She recalled especially enjoying Wednesday trips to the park, where Ladies Day tickets cost only a dime. “We would have a great old time those days,” she recalled with a laugh. And though the Reds have fallen on hard times in recent years, Acra has plenty of fond memories, having attended a number of playoff games and World Series games, including the Big Red Machine years in the mid1970s. She still has many of her game programs from those games, which she stores amongst her Reds memorabilia at her house. She also recalled how much she used to enjoy picking up her season tickets each year at the Reds front office in person - rather than having them mailed - so she could handdeliver some of her decorated Easter eggs to the front office staff and even former owner Marge Schott. “[Schott] used to have them all over her desk when I went in there each year, so I guess she really liked them,” said Acra. “It was just something I enjoyed doing.” Acra’s daughter, Nancy Creaghead, said she recalls many trips to Reds game as a child with her parents.

“She taught me all kinds of things at the game, like how to keep score and who the players were - things like that,” said Creaghead. “She just loved going to the games - she would have a smile on her face the whole time we were there.” And although she has literally seen hundreds upon hundreds of players pass through the Reds in her time, Acra doesn’t hesitate for a second when asked to name her favorite alltime player. “Oh- I loved Pete Rose the best,” she said with a fond smile. “I liked Johnny Bench too, but Pete was always my favorite.” Michael Anderson, the public relations director for the Reds, said the Reds staff was excited to recognize Acra at the game. Acra also was recognized at the stadium on her 90th birthday when her name was flashed across the scoreboard. “I just think it’s pretty neat that she’s been a huge fan all of these years,” he said. For her part, Acra couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate her birthday. “The games have always been fun for me,” she said. “I just love cheering for the Reds.”


Mortenson never turns patients away

Harvest festival

The Dinsmore Homestead will host its annual Harvest Festival this weekend, Sept. 26-27. The event will feature tours, raffles, food, crafts, music and children’s activities including pony rides. The cost to attend is $5 for general admission, $3 for ages 60 and up and for Dinsmore members, $2 for ages seven through 17 and free for ages six and under. Dinsmore Homestead is located at 5656 Burlington Pike in Burlington. For more information and directions, visit or call 5866117.

Take me out to the ball game

By Justin B. Duke

Newport Oktoberfest

If you have missed all the Oktoberfests in the area thus far, go to Newport’s version of the seasonal event this weekend, Sept. 25-27. Newport will host its Oktoberfest at Festival Park on Riverboat Row. The festival begins Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. continues Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and finishes up Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. The event will include Munich Oktoberfest style German food, beer and music. For more information, call 513-477-3320.

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A new dentist office looks to take a new approach to dentistry. “When someone calls, we always try to accommodate,” said Kim Kordenbrock, office manager for Mortenson Family Dental. Dr. Chris Zimmerman and the five staff members want their patients to be comfortable, Kordenbrock said. “Patients are very fearful of being reprimanded; people don’t want that,” she said. The staff works with patients to make sure they understand what is happening and exactly how much it will cost, so there aren’t any surprises, Kordenbrock said. “We get compliments all


At Mortenson Family Dental, Dr. Chris Zimmerman, Cassandra Brutsman, left, and Niki Daugherty work to accommodate patients. the time because we take our time,” she said. That approach is helping the office grow through word-of-mouth advertising, Kordenbrock said. “We usually get one or

two patients at first, then the whole family comes,” she said. Mortenson will host a patient appreciation day Saturday, Oct. 17, where they’ll show off the Morten-


son hot air balloon. Mortenson Family Dental is located at 7033 Burlington Pike in Florence. For more information call 525-7586.

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Portraits of Africa, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Gallery 31. Paintings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, pottery and jewelry centered on African theme, with emphasis on children orphaned by AIDS. Works by Ron Peake, David Whitelaw, Ann Harrod, Carin Hebenstreit, John Weber, Don Seither, Pat Jacunski, Paula Cole, Sue Friedmann, Linda Martin, Vernita Henderson and Paula Peake. Free. 3938358; Covington.


Six New Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. Works by Leslie Shiels, Craig Lloyd, Timothy Tepe, Igo Mintch, Patrice Trauth and Carnegie Kids. Free. Through Oct. 16. 957-1940. Covington. Tia Ellis Paintings, 7 a.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Works on display and for sale. Free. Through Sept. 30. 431-2326. Covington.


Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Bigger tanks, new cylinder tanks, interactive touch wall where children can play tag with computer projected jellies. Interactive tank and a propagation area. Two children ages 12 and under get in free with paying adult during Summer Family Hours 4:30-7 p.m. SundayFriday. Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Children-friendly, interactive exhibit features many species of frogs. Includes hands-on, visual and soundrich experiences. Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444. Newport. Penguin Parade, 10:15 a.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Outside Aquarium gift shop. Moves to lobby if inclement weather. Includes one or more of Blackfooted penguins and a randomly selected guest to lead the parade. Free. 261-7444. Newport.


Friday Night Ballroom Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Tango. 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. 291-2300; Covington.


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, Ky. 18 and Camp Ernst Road, From apples to zucchini, and everything in between. With perennial plants, there are annuals and hanging baskets for all occasions. 586-6101. Burlington.

Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, 4172 Belleview Road, $10. 3220516; Petersburg.


Delbert McClinton, 8 p.m. Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave. Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and musician. $25. 4912444; Covington.


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


Craft Show & Vendor Extravaganza, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Preview show. $5. Lloyd Memorial High School, 450 Bartlett Ave. Silent auction, concessions, music and shopping. Benefits Lloyd Memorial High School Athletic Department. 727-1555. Erlanger. S A T U R D A Y, S E P T . 2 6


Ready to Work/Work & Learn Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. American Legion Post No. 203, 3801 Winston Ave. Children’s and women’s clothing, home decor items, DVDs, books and more. Benefits Gateway Community and Technical College’s Ready to Work/Work & Learn Christmas Wish List. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College’s Ready to Work/Work & Learn Program. 442-1188. Latonia.


Zumba Fitness, 10 a.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Dance to variety of Latin rhythms. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Beginners welcome. $5. 491-3942. Covington.


Northern Kentucky Regional Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade. Mushrooms, onions, apples, baked goods, pumpkins, cut flowers and more. 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. 803-9483. Independence.


Dinsmore Harvest Festival, noon-6 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, Homestead tours, raffles, food, crafts, music, children’s activities and pony rides. $5, $3 ages 60 and up and members, $2 ages 717, free ages 6 and under. Through Sept. 27. 586-6117. Burlington.


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. Not recommended for children. Ages 10 and under with adult. Family friendly. $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport.

Wine Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Stonebrook Winery - Local winery shows off its fruit wines and more. Liquor Direct Covington, Free. 291-2550; Covington. Scarf It Up For Those In Need Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, Grandview Tavern & Grille, 2220 Grandview Drive, Includes food, designer Pick-A-Purse and door prizes. Benefits Scarf It Up For Those In Need. $25. Tickets required.802-4881; Fort Mitchell.

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USS Nightmare, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. BB Riverboats Newport Landing, $60 RIP express, $48 four pack; $20 RIP, $16 single. 261-8500; Newport. Haunted Hayride, 8 p.m.-midnight, Sandyland Acres, $10. 322-0516; Petersburg.


Creative Minds: Artistic Discussion, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. David Michael Beck, illustrator and comic artist, discusses sequential art and the comics industry. $10. Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St. Registration required. 431-0020. Covington.


Geocaching: What’s the Craze, 10 a.m.noon, Doe Run Lake, 1501 Bullock Pen Road, Nature trail entrance. Dress for moderately difficult hike, wear comfortable sturdy footwear and bring drinking water. Not wheelchair or stroller accessible. No restrooms. Rain cancels. All ages. Free.7507257; Covington.


Craft Show & Vendor Extravaganza, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. Lloyd Memorial High School, 727-1555. Erlanger. Beechwood High School Yard Sale, 9 a.m.2 p.m. Beechwood High School, 54 Beechwood Road, With Beechwood’s Forensics (Drama) Team. To raise funds for students to attend speech and drama competitions. Free. 331-1220, ext. 6407. Fort Mitchell. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 2 7


MainStrasse Antiques, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Promenade, Sixth Street. Parking in Fifth Street lot free. Rain or shine. Free. 468-4820. Covington.


Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Court Street, Court Street, Drop-in program. Music, educational booths, children’s activities, chefs’ demonstrations and more. Locally grown and produced food for sale. Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Rain or shine. All ages. Free. 513-300-6832; Covington.


Dinsmore Harvest Festival, noon-6 p.m. Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up and members, $2 ages 7-17, free ages 6 and under. 586-6117. Burlington.


Urban Forestry in the Historical Riverside Area of Covington, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Covington Historic Licking Riverside District, 405 Garrard St. Meet near Mike Fink’s floating restaurant for a guided walking tour of trees in the neighborhood. Not wheelchair or stroller accessible. No restrooms. Rain cancels. Ages 15 and up. Free. 380-2528; Covington.


The 16th running of the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions will take place this Saturday, Sept. 26, at Turfway Park. The event includes a Grade II race and two Grade III races. The Grade II race is for horses 3 years old and up and has a purse worth $350,000. General admission and parking are free. To reserve a seat, call 371-0200. For post times and other information, visit M O N D A Y, S E P T . 2 8


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


Boone County Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Boone County Farmers Market, 586-6101. Burlington. Kinman Farms, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Kinman Farms, 689-2682. Boone County.


Mothers of Preschoolers Meeting, 9:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, For mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten. Family friendly. $23.95 registration per year. Reservations required. Presented by Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). 620-9191; Burlington. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 2 9


Tia Ellis Paintings, 7 a.m. Bean Haus, Free. 431-2326. Covington.


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


Amazing Animals, 11 a.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Discuss live animals that live in Otterville, learn about their natural habitat, what they eat, how to care for them and more. Includes hands-on animal encounters. Included with admission: $7.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 4911441. Latonia.

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Knitting and Crocheting Group, 4:30 p.m.6 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, 1232 Greenup St. Ages 11 and up. Free. 491-3942. Covington.


Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m. Frank Duveneck Arts & Cultural Center, $5. 491-3942. Covington.


Amazing Animals, 11 a.m. Totter’s Otterville, Included with admission: $7.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia.

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Friendly Steppers, 8 p.m. Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Mainstream and plus level square dance club for experienced square dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.


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


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

Women and Heart Disease Seminar, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Women’s Wellness Heart Center, 210 Thomas More Parkway, Health and wellness seminar. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. Presented by St. 301-6333. Crestview Hills.




Dick & the Roadmasters Original Blues Jam, 6 p.m.-midnight, Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. All ages. 261-1029. Latonia.


Classic Films Program, 1 p.m. Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Friends, theater-style snacks and discussion. Free. 962-4002; Erlanger.

Totter’s Pumpkin Patch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Totter’s Otterville, 4314 Boron Drive, Trolley Station. Ride on Pumpkin Express to Totter’s pumpkin patch to select pumpkin. Includes pumpkin decorating station. Weather permitting. $9.95 ages 9 months and up, free for adults. 491-1441. Latonia.


Ten Tips for a Happy Holiday Season without a Financial Hangover, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Learn useful tips to help stay happy and relaxed this holiday season without having to face financial challenges after it is all over. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration recommended. 586-6101. Burlington.


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


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



“The Color Purple, The Musical about Love,” returns to the Aronoff Center for a one-week engagement from Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 3. It is based on the classic Alice Walker novel and Steven Spielberg film. Performances are at 8 p.m. through Saturday; also at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25-70. Visit or call 800-982-2787.

Scrabble Rama!, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bean Haus, 640 Main St. Scrabble tournament; prizes. 431-2326; Covington. Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Final game held at end of an eight week period. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington.


Halloween comes to Kings Island for adults and kids alike this week. Howl-OFest, family-friendly fun that celebrates the magic of fall, is from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, through Nov. 1. There is trick-or-treating, a dance party and costume parade. For adults, Halloween Haunt begins Friday, Sept. 25, and is through Oct. 31. It features 13 haunted attractions and 500 ghastly creatures. Hours are: 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays and Sundays; and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Visit


Kenton Recorder

September 24, 2009


Why love treats us the way it does When two people marry, one of the greatest mysteries of life is gradually demystified before their eyes. For when we marry, love itself comes to live with us. As children we learned there was something called love. Parents, older siblings, schoolmates, songs and movies spoke of it. Often they seemed to imply that love actually was sexuality. We didn’t understand. Yet, since we were old enough to know love existed, and then soon felt its attraction and enchantment we looked for love, too. After many futile relationships, heartaches, and years of searching, we believed we found true love with a special person. It must be true love, we thought, because of the thrilling way it made us feel. We were in love!

Our wedding was beautiful, our honeymoon was spent somewhere with our bodies in each other’s arms, and then we moved into a little home of our own. When we moved in, love moved in with us - though we didn’t realize all its intentions. One day we were amazed when love took off its clothes, stretched out on our bed while eating an apple, and announced it was here to stay. Suddenly, this elusive and mysterious thing called love was not so elusive or hidden. Rather, it became that which cannot be gotten rid of (unless we made the decision to throw it out.) What was glamorous and exciting and sexy now has its days when it is anything but all that. What was a dream is now here and asking daily to be listened to. In “The Mystery of Marriage,”

author Mike Mason notes, “The situation with love, now that one is married, becomes comparable to the philosophical question about the dog chasing the car - “What happens if he catches it?” Marriage faces spouses with the same question, “What do you do with love once you have finally caught it?” In a sense, he opines, marriage is a trap. A trap to get us to be brave enough to live with love day after day and to learn what love really is. For God knows, we misunderstand love. Spouses quickly become surprised to find out what’s underneath love’s charming exterior, and to know it when it’s stark naked and demystified. As Mason notes, over the years love sometimes pulls the rug out

from under us, turns the world upside down, or throws a pail of cold water in our faces and says, “You haven’t learned about me yet!” It demands the very best we can offer. And at other times that are just glorious, love teaches us it is the most exquisite thing in the world. When love is demystified and lives with us in the ordinary of every day, it is bothersome at first. We can even become disappointed and disillusioned and start looking for the mystified version again. We’re all seduced at times by the French proverb, “Only the beginnings of love are beautiful” But true love has its own purpose in being so demanding. Its purpose is to gradually transform us and turn us into genuine lovers. That’s why it employs such drastic strategies: asking us

to forgive over and over again; Father Lou to be patient Guntzelman with each other and ourselves; to Perspectives communicate instead of pouting or keeping a cool distance. Later in life, and especially in the next, love will take off its earthly mask and become further demystified. We will recognize that, as the scriptures say, “God is love,” and that all along he was growing us and teaching us what true love means. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Erlanger native Parton graduates military training Army Pfc. Scott J. Parton has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications


equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. Parton is the son of Patrick and Beth Parton of Forest Ave., Erlanger. The private graduated in 2004 from Lloyd Memorial High School, Erlanger, and received a bachelor's degree in 2008 from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.

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September 24, 2009

Get your hands on homemade foaming soap With the school year in full swing and flu season upon us, we’re all into the “wash your hands often” mode. I thought it would be good to share my recipe for homemade foaming soap. It’s actually been around a while but is sure timely today. Plus by making your own foaming soap, you’ll save money and be doing your part to be “green.” Let the kids help – they’ll have fun, and be more apt to wash their little hands if they’ve made their own soap.

Rita’s homemade foaming soap

The bonus? More suds with less soap!

Foaming hand soap:

The trick is in the dispenser. You have to use one made for foaming hand soap. I get mine from the dollar store, and after they’re empty I make my own as follows: Wash dispenser well. Rinse with clear vinegar.

R i n s e again and let drain. The vinegar helps kill any bacteria that may be in the container.

Rita Heikenfeld Rita s kitchen Make your 1


penser specifically made for this. Follow instructions above for cleaning, etc. The proportions are a bit different: 11⁄3 cups good quality water to 6 to 8 tablespoons dishwashing liquid (start with 6, check to see how it’s working, and add more if needed), plus 2 tablespoons clear vinegar (optional) to cut the grease.

1 ⁄3 cups good quality water to 6 tablespoons or so of favorite liquid hand soap. Anti-bacterial or not – you choose. I use a clear liquid soap and let the kids color it slightly with food coloring and add a few drops essential oil (available from health food stores) to it. Both the coloring and oil are optional. Use a whisk to mix gently. Let sit a few minutes to settle, then pour into your container. Violà! Your own foaming hand soap.

Cream puff fillings

Foaming dishwashing soap:

Fluffy cream puff filling:

And while you’re at it, go ahead and make a batch of foaming dishwashing detergent. Again, use a dis-

I’ve had several requests for cream puffs/fillings for Oktoberfest parties, similar to what Servatii’s serves. Use your favorite cream puff recipe (I have one on the Web version of this column). Here’s a couple different fillings. The first filling holds up better, meaning you can fill the puffs and refrigerate them at least several hours before serving; the second filling is more delicate and more creamy. This is also good in cream horns, Twinkie-like cakes, etc. Beat together:

11⁄2 cups cold milk 1 (3/4 ounce) package French vanilla pudding mix 1 cup whipped topping Confectioners’ sugar


Foaming soap made with my neighbor Sandy Shelton and her granddaughter, Jalese. 1 ⁄2 cup solid shortening like Crisco 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar Then beat in 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff

Jane and Carolyn’s cream puff filling:

Jane Cervantes is known as the cake and truffle lady and Carolyn Grieme is a Northern Kentucky reader, known as the gingerbread house queen, and good friend. They both use this for their cream puffs.

In a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for two minutes. Refrigerate for five minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Fill cream puffs just before serving; replace tops. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Tips from readers

From Mark A. regarding “parve” products. Mark says: “The definition of “parve” (or “pareve”) in your column was only half right. “Pareve foods are prepared without meat, milk, or their derivatives and may therefore be eaten with both meat and dairy dishes according to the laws of kashrut. “No dairy is correct, but no meat either. Meat can be sneaky; gelatin made from cattle hooves, for instance, is not pareve (probably not kosher either, but that’s beside the point).”

Cake tips from Martha

I’m taking a cake decorating class at Grant School in Clermont County. Martha Buckler is my teacher and she shared some valuable tips in last night’s class: • Bake cakes and quickbreads at 325 degrees and not at 350 degrees as most recipes state. You’ll have to bake them longer but the lower temperature allows them to bake all the way through to the middle without sinking. Especially true for very large cakes. • To smooth white or pastel color frosting, dip spatula in warm water and smooth over cake. Smooth top first, then sides. Don’t use on chocolate or deeply colored icing as this will leave streaks and spots. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

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All are welcomed to this free event. If possible, please bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit local charities. Live Music featuring “The Tillers”. If you would like to help out at the event, contact Vicky Bauerle at 859-581-8974. The event is outdoors and will meet regardless of weather. Presented by the Hungry and Homeless Committee in cooperation with: BAWAC

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September 24, 2009

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You can’t get much greener than composting dead plants, aquarium water/algae and plants, some newsp a p e r s , wood ash, shells, Ron Wilson egg c o f f e e In the grounds and garden lots more. S t a y away from meat, bones, dairy products, cat/dog feces, cooking oils, things sprayed with pesticides, even insects and diseased plants. NOTE: Although grass clippings can be added to the compost pile (and make a great addition), return them back to the soil/turf where they belong. Clippings returned to the soil/turf can generate as much as 25 percent of your lawn’s total fertilizer needs. So don’t bag it; return those clippings back to the turf (unless you absolutely need to add clippings to the compost pile)!

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How do I create the compost pile?

will begin about one week after the initial pile is made. Move the inside of the pile Find an out of sight area There are many methods to the outside. that is well-drained, away to building a compost pile, When your pile is really from tree roots, not in the including simply piling up cooking, it will heat to 140shade, and accessible with a the yard waste and letting 160 degrees in the middle! garden hose. Remove any Mother Nature do her thing. Your finished compost will be sod underneath so the pile It may take longer, but dark in color, crumbly in will be in direct contact with eventually, the waste will nature, and have an “earthy� the soil. break down. Here are a few smell. ways to speed up the The pile should be process and get that pile reduced to one-third to half Do I need a compost bin? “cooking.� its original size. And yes, the Composting does not Layer the materials you’ll process will be a bit slower require a bin, but bins do be using in your compost during the winter season. help to keep the pile neat pile. 6-8 inches of materials, and easier to handle. a little fertilizer (synthetic or Bins need to be at least natural), some garden soil, Composting tips 3x3x3 feet to heat properly. If the compost has a bad moisten, layer again, and A 5x5x5 foot bin is a much again until reaching the 3- smell, turn it to provide nicer size to work with. more air. to-5-foot height. Ready made bins are availIf the center is dry, moisNow it’s up to you to able, or can be made with help monitor proper mois- ten and turn the pile. concrete blocks, chicken If the compost is damp ture levels as the compostwire, fencing, wooden slats, ing begins. Turning the pile and warm only in the midetc. The sides must be designed to allow proper air flow to the pile. You may even consider the compost tumblers (best for smaller yards) for ease of turning the pile.

dle, the pile is too small. If the pile is damp and sweet smelling but still won’t heat up, add nitrogen. And remember, yard waste will compost quicker when finely ground. Good luck! For more information, visit the Ohio State University extension composting Web site at Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at

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Covington’s Full Spectrum festival in full swing Covington Arts District The City of Covington, its residents and businesses, are banding together for a month-long, family-friendly festival called Full Spectrum that bundles eight Arts events under one umbrella. Over 10,000 visitors are expected to the city. Over 400 individuals, artists and businesses are behind this tour de force. Generous sponsorship making it all possible are LISC, LIFT, place matters, Duke Energy, City of Covington, and Center for Great Neighborhoods. The first day of this

members to the public. On Saturday, Oct. 3, a Doors of Mainstrasse Fantasy Fest Parade, Gala and Festival invites the young and young at heart to proclaim Covington as a place where all fairy and magical beings are welcome. Sunday, Oct. 4, The Ascent of Praise, a glorious music festival that welcomes over ten bands from the region, will take place beside Covington’s Riverfront Ascent building, designed by world renown architect Daniel Libeskind. Covington’s Fifth annual Street Arts fair, Art Off Pike,

exciting event starts on Friday Oct. 2 and will see three events take place. First, a Hyper Gallery Hop where over 50 participating businesses are hosting art and other creative endeavors in the form of three mapped tours. Second, Experience Covington, a cultural heritage tourism program that has been “in the making” for the past two years, finally launches. Third, The CBC Spotlight celebration, which is a Hop of its own with a late evening reception, will also take place and showcase its


is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10 and takes place on West Seventh and Pike Streets between Madison Avenue and Russell Streets. This year’s festival showcases over 80 artists and community businesses, with musicians, performance, wine vendors and more. Oct. 16-18 will celebrate World Music Fest, at seven venues throughout the City. The event begins Friday with a VIP soiree at Baker Hunt Cultural Center and ends Sunday at the Madison Theater. The event offers performances, dance, story-

telling, art, food and more. On Sunday, Oct. 25, Covington’s first Film Festival is hosted by the Carnegie Visual & Performing Center for the Arts from noon to 5 p.m. Local companies Big Fat Brain and Barking Fish have collaborated to bring this collective film project together for filmmakers, students, and film lovers to enjoy as they watch Covington’s identity come to life on the silver screen. Everyone is invited to submit a film of their own or respond to their Film Zero they produced just for the Project,

which can be viewed at The final weekend falls on Halloween, Oct. 31 and Covington hosts its First Zombie Crawl. Zombie Lovers unite and are invited to gather at 6 p.m. at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub. From there they will visit five Zombie friendly venues offering a wealth of family friendly Zombie activities as they travel to the Leapin Lizard Gallery in Mainstrasse to take part in their B-Movie Bash. Visit www.covington for more information.

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RELIGION NOTES Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish in Erlanger is hosting the second in a series of presentations on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The parish’s adult education program, “Growing In Faith Together” commonly known as G.I.F.T. night, is held the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The topic Oct. 6 will be “Man’s Response to God and Divine Revelation” and will be presented by Father Timothy Schehr, Ph.D. He is a professor of biblical studies at the Athenaeum of Ohio. The evening is open to all adults of the Diocese. Babysitting is provided. The parish is located at 1130 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger and can be called at 371-8100.

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There will be a concert of vocal, choral and instrumental sacred music on Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Divine Mercy Church in Bellevue. The performers are soprano Marnie Lemma, flutist Abigail Westwood

and organist Ted Wartman. They will be performing the works of composers like Bach, Mozart, Faure, Pergolesi and others. The concert is free to attend. The church is located at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Division Street.

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Grant’s Lick Baptist Church in Alexandria will have its “Grant’s Lick 150th Year Celebration,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration includes dinner, which follows the morning worship services. The event is free. The church is located at 941 Clay Ridge Road. For more information, call 635-2444.

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The Community Family in Independence will host, “Where is the Love,” a marriage conference Oct. 2-3. The conference will discuss how to have a successful marriage. The deadline to register is Sunday, Sept. 27. The church is located at

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Technology changes so rapidly with new gadgets invented every day. Estimates show Kentuckians annually dispose of about 40,000 to 80,000 tons of electronic waste. Fortunately, many Kentucky counties offer recycling programs for this waste, also known as escrap. Electronics contain valuable materials including copper, precious metals or engineered plastic. Recycling electronics conserves these materials and reuses them, many times to make other electronic components. By using recycled materials compared to new ones, manufacturers use less energy in the production of new electronics. Many electronics also contain hazardous materials, such as lead, mercury and nickel, which could be hazardous to humans and the environment. Additionally, recycling cuts down on greenhouse gases emitted from the production of electronics by reducing the need for mining and processing new materials. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the production of one million computers emits as many greenhouse gases as the annual emission from more than 17,000 cars. Each county's solid

waste division has different recycling policies, and may only accept certain items. Some locations may not accept electronics at all while others only accept electronics during certain times of the year. Some common electronics which can be recycled include CD players, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, televisions, cell phones and computers. Check with the Kenton county solid waste coordinator or extension office to learn about recycling events and programs in your community. Many electronic retailers and manufacturers also have return programs for their products. When purchasing an item, ask an employee if one exists for the product you plan to purchase. Consider the longevity of a product when making a purchase. Upgrades are available for many electronics and can lengthen their lifespan. Repair broken electronics instead of replacing them. Sharing CDs or DVDs with friends and family reduces the amount of escrap and can cut down on purchasing costs. Many video game retailers buy used video games. Several charities also accept old electronics. For information contact Kenton County Cooperative Extension Office at 10990 Marshall Road, Covington, 356-3155.

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The Covington-Kenton Lions Club sponsors a monthly Speakers Program in the community interest. The Lions Club speaker’s program meetings are open to any interested citizen and are held at the Madonna Manor Club House beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an evening meal at no cost to any guest of a member of the Lions Club. Any person interested in attending may contact any member of the CovingtonKenton Lions Club, Club President Brian Kelly at 3317891 or Speakers Program Chairman William Schmaedecke at 341-0348 to make reservations to attend at least 48 hours in advance. Speaker for Sept. 24 is Alan Vicory, executive director and chief engineer of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. For further information, log into or e-mail

‘El Nino’ returns The cycle of warm seas, cool seas off the South American western coast has shifted again, bringing back warmer Pacific Ocean surface temperatures that ultimately determine Kentucky’s weather, the chief agricultural weatherman at the University of Kentucky says. “El Nino has returned, and the latest models say that’s going to impact us later in the fall and certainly as we move into winter,” said Tom Priddy, Extension meteorologist at the UK College of Agriculture. “We should have at least moderate conditions, and this could mean warmer than usual winter temperatures,” Priddy said. Kentuckians and residents of other states along the Ohio River Valley may start to notice the impact of El Nino late this fall, he said. Meteorologists noticed the emergence of a weak El Nino throughout August, but that should begin to strengthen. “Our models call for a slow buildup in warm Pacific sea surface temperatures over the next weeks. Once that gets fueled up, it can shift the jet stream, and that will tend to give us more warm temperatures,” Priddy said. That doesn’t mean Kentuckians won’t have to endure snow or frigid temperatures. It just means the state shouldn’t suffer through long periods of snowfall and cold. Priddy said the El Nino hints that Kentucky farmers will enjoy dry conditions at the right time – harvest season. He also said Kentuckians just enjoyed a record summer. “Kentucky had its second-coldest July in 115 years. We’ve also had above-normal precipitation over the last six months,” Priddy said. The amount of rainfall means the state has an abundant supply of drinking water. “We’re far, far away from a hydrologic drought, which would affect the water we drink,” he said.

Deaths Randall Keith Hicks, "Randy" 46 yrs old died August 27, 2009 survivors include Wife Tammie Hicks (nee Miller), two sons, Sean Hicks of Florence and Darren Hicks of Independence; brothers include Wayne, Dennis, and Daryl of Independence, Greg of North Carolina; and four grandchildren Hannah, Alexis, Sean Jr., and Mason Randall Hicks. Visitation was held at Cooper Funeral Home, Alexandria. Graveside service was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Robert Armstrong

Robert H. Armstrong, 77, Ludlow, died Sept. 15, 2009, at Mt. Washington Care Center, Cincinnati. He was a light equipment operator for the Kentucky Department of Transportation, a U.S. Army veteran, member of First Baptist Church in Ludlow, Disabled American Veterans, First Baptist Church Transportation Committee and charter member of the Taylor Mill Archery Club. Survivors include his wife, Edith Armstrong, and sister, Joyce Holmes of Independence. Burial was at Wilmington Cemetery in Fiskburg. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: First Baptist Church, 400 Linden St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Thelma Bell

Thelma L. Bryant Bell, 71, a homemaker from Milford, Ohio, formerly of Latonia Lakes, died Sept. 14, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Hollis Dwight Bell, and sons, David Bell and Dee Bell, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Hope Kerish of Erlanger and Jessica Albaugh of Covington; brother, Harold Bryant of Park Hills; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati, c/o Bethesda Foundation, P.O. Box 710784, Cincinnati, OH 45271.

John Bramlage

John Edward Bramlage, 75, Covington, died Sept. 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a Korean War veteran and worked for the Internal Revenue Service, was a member of Mother of God Church and taught at St. Henry School. Survivors include his sister, Evelyn Nienaber of Elsmere; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Covington handled the arrangements.

Herbert Brumley

Herbert Brumley, 80, of Elsmere, died Sept. 15, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a laborer with Pharo Trucking, a World War II Army veteran and a teamster. His wife, Ann Pittman Brumley, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Ken Brumley of Florence and James Brumley of Verona; daughter, Judy Carver of Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, Melvin Brumley of Walton, Harold Brumley of Florence and Herman Brumley of Cumberland; sister, Ruth Hignite of Glencoe, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery in Florence. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

William Case

William Edward Case, 73, Dayton, died Sept. 17, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. He was a custodian for ErlangerElsmere Board of Education, a truck driver for Ohio Welding Co. in Cincinnati and a member of the Campbell County Game & Fish Protective Association in Alexandria. His wife, Jean Hilda Reckers Case, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Keene of Independence and Barbie Case-Lukens of Dayton; sons, Michael Case of Dayton and Daniel Case of Taylor Mill; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Grace Clinkenbeard

Grace “Joyce” Clinkenbeard, 75, Atwood, died Sept. 16, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a member of Waterloo Holiness Church in Burlington. Survivors include her husband, Edward Clinkenbeard; son, Nelson Clinkenbeard of Atwood; daughters, Donna Pryor of Independence and Rebecca Cordle of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home in Independence. Memorials: Waterloo Holiness Church, 9133 Beechgrove Road, Burlington, KY 41005.

and Gary Fry and five grandchildren. Burial was in Fleming County Cemetery. Memorials: In Memory of Kathy Emmons, c/o Morehead State University, 150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351.

Joyce Groger

Joyce B’Hymer Groger, 89, a homemaker, of Hopkinsville, formerly of Covington, died Sept. 11, 2009, at the Christian Health Center in Hopkinsville. She was a past president of the Betty Carter Morgan Women’s Civic Club in Erlanger and the Hopkinsville Shakespeare Club and was a member of the First Christian Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship in Hopkinsville. Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Groger Williams of Hopkinsville and Gayle Groger Powers of Brentwood, Tenn.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memo-

rial Park in Erlanger is private and at the convenience of the family. Memorials: Christian Care Communities, The Cumberland Building, 12710 Townepark Way, Suite 1000, Louisville, KY 40243.

Albert Hackman Jr.

Albert H. Hackman Jr., 88, Fort Mitchell, died Sept. 13, 2009, at his home. He owned Airport Ford and was a WWII Army veteran. His wife, Betty Hackman, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Julie Tyner of Fort Mitchell and Beth Gay of Cincinnati; sons, Albert H. Hackman III of Columbus, Ohio, Paul Hackman of Milton, Ga., Stephen Hackman of Fort Mitchell, Arthur Hackman of Villa Hills, Bob Hackman of Nashville, Tenn. and Tom Hackman of Crestview Hills; brother, George Hackman of Fort Wright; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home in Fort Wright handled the arrangements. Memorials: Blessed Sacrament Church, 2409 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Bettie Hammer

Bettie J. Neiser Hammer, 80, Latonia, died Sept. 16, 2009, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Benedict Church in Covington. Her daughter, Bridget Lynn Mitchell, died previously. She is survived by her husband, Cliff Hammer of Latonia; daughters, Vanessa Lee Cepluch and Jamie Margaret Herald, both of Covington, and three grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Benedict Church, 338 E. 17th St., Covington, KY 41014.

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Cindy Herald

Cindy Herald, 73, Erlanger, died Sept. 16, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a punch press operator at Wadsworth Electric Company in Covington. Her daughter, Sharon Jean Herald, died in 2002. Survivors include her husband, Mitchel Herald of Erlanger; sons, Mitchel Herald of Erlanger and Joseph Asche of Dover, Ky.; daughters, Irene Turner of Walton, Mima Herald and Amber Asche, both of Erlanger and seven grandchildren.

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Dora V. Constiner, 98, Erlanger, died Sept. 18, 2009, at Villa Springs Care Center in Erlanger. Her husband, William Douglas Constiner, died previously. Survivors include her sons, William W. Green III of Buena Park, Calif., and Michael L. Green of Scott Depot, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Park. Memorials: Ramey Estep Home, P.O. Box 39, Rush, KY 41168-0039; or National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Cassi Elliott

Cassi Mae Elliott, 20, Ludlow, died Sept 17, 2009, in Merrillville, Ind. Survivors include her mother and step-father; Becky and Rick Deaton of Ludlow; father, Chester Elliott of Walton; brother, Chet Elliott of Hebron; step-brother, Mick Deaton of Fort Mitchell; step-sister, Rycca Deaton of Fort Mitchell and step-grandparents, Terri & James Deaton of Newport. Burial was in Floral Hills in Taylor Mill. Memorials: The Cassi Elliott Memorial Fund, c/o Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, 316 Elm St., Ludlow, KY 41016.

Kathy Emmons

Kathy Whisman Emmons, 55, Erlanger, died Sept. 13, 2009, at her home. She was project manager for Medsphere, Inc. and former director of laboratory services at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. Survivors include her husband, Elgin Emmons of Erlanger; daughter, Lee Ann Fogle of Fairfield, Ohio; sons, Scott Emmons of Lexington and Chris Emmons of Erlanger; mother, Hazel Whisman of Flemingsburg; sisters, Mary Hamilton and Nanny Manning; brothers, George Whisman, Charles Whisman, Tommy Whisman, Kenny Fry


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Ruth Horton

Ruth Horton, 94, Erlanger, died Sept. 14, 2009, at her home. She was a cashier with the former First National Bank in Latonia and a member of Florence Christian Church. Her husband, Joseph P. Horton, died in 1975. Survivors include her great-niece, Kimberly Haverly of Erlanger; and grand-nephews, Kevin Haverly of Erlanger and Tyler Haverly of Florence. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Juanita Kinner

Juanita “Shots” Kinner, 45, Dry Ridge, died Sept. 12, 2009, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a machine shop employee at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, co-founder of Rolling Recon Motorcycle Club and member of the Humane Society. Survivors include her husband, Paul “Snap” Kinner of Dry Ridge; mother, Barbara McCluskey of Independence; father, David McCluskey of Tennessee; step-mother, Anita McCluskey of Tennessee; brother, Sam McCluskey of Independence. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown. Memorials: Kentucky Humane Society, 241 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214 or Grant County Animal Shelter, 218 Barnes Road, Williamstown, KY 41097.

Marian Leisz


Marian Middendorf Leisz, 80, Highland Heights, died Sept. 13, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a member of St. Philip’s Church, St. Philip’s Seniors and the Altar Society. Her husband, Donald Leisz, died in 2006. Survivors include her sisters,

Betty Scherder of Latonia, Ruth Huff of Covington and Patricia Brossart of Highland Heights. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: St. Philip’s Church, 1404 Mary Ingles Highway, Melbourne, KY 41059.

James Mills

James E. “Jim” Mills, 85, of Mission Viejo, Calif., formerly of Covington died Sept. 4, 2009, in Mission Viejo. He was a business executive with Sears and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Mills of Mission Viejo, Calif.; daughter, Lynn Huston of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; son, Stephan Mills of Los Angeles and four grandchildren. Burial was in Ascension Catholic Cemetery, Lake Forest, Calif. McCormick Funeral Home in Laguna Hills, Calif., handled the arrangements.

Elmer Moore

Elmer W. “Bud” Moore, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Ludlow, died Sept. 19, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Health Care in Edgewood. He was a brewer at Wiedemann Brewery and a WWII Navy veteran. His wife, Joan Polley Moore and granddaughter, Faith Witt, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Larry Moore of Cincinnati, Bill Moore of Columbus, Ohio and Danny Moore of Florence; daughters, Isabelle Witt of Cincinnati and Nancy Prather of Florence; sisters, Dorothy Jenkins of Covington and Elsie Zeidler of Petersburg; brother, Robert Moore of Covington; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. Memorials: Atria Life Guidance Activity Fund, c/o Kate Race, 2625 Legends Way, Crestview Hills, KY 41017.

Anna Mullins

Anna Mullins, 82, Latonia, died Sept. 18, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a waitress at K and K Restaurant in Covington. Survivors include daughters, Diane Herzog of Elsmere, Janice Smith of Crittenden and Sandra Ferguson of Latonia; son, Timothy Mullins of Latonia; a sister, Helen Owens of Corbin, Ky., 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Saint Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Manilla Poer

Manilla L. Poer, 83, Newport, died Sept. 9, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a housekeeper for St. Elizabeth Covington. Her husband, Oris E. Poer, died previously. Survivors include her son, James W. Poer Sr. of Covington; daughter, Georgia Wright of Kansas City, Kan., four grandchildren and 12 greatgrand-children. Burial was in Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington.

William Rees

William “Billy” Alexander Rees, 57, of Dunwoody, Ga., formerly of Lakeside Park, died Sept 12, 2009, in Lexington. He was a branch chief of enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Atlanta, a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell and the Kentucky Bar Association. Survivors include his wife, Deanna Shank Rees of Dunwoody, Ga.; sons, C. Hunter Rees of Atlanta and John Rees of Washington, D.C.; brothers, John Rees of Madison, Ind., and James Rees of Fayetteville, W.Va. and sister, Jane Krudson of Cincinnati. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Inc. in Covington handled the arrangements.

Gary Rupard

Gary Coleman Rupard, 67, Covington, died Sept. 6, 2009, at his home. He was a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. He is survived by his friend, Donna Tudor of Cincinnati.

Clay Skeens Sr.

Clay E. Skeens Sr., 71, of Greenville Miss., formerly of Covington, died Sept. 17, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. The Army veteran was an administration officer for the Department of Agriculture. Survivors include his son, Clay Skeens Jr. of Greenville, Miss.; daughter, Deborah Jean Gammon of Ocala, Fla.; brothers, Delbert Skeens II of Edgewood and Steven L. Skeens of Fairfield, Ohio; sister, June Raborn of Wheatley, Ky.; and six grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Patricia Stapleton

Patricia K. “Pat” Lageman Stapleton, 53, Covington, died Sept. 19, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. A self-employed housekeeper, she was a member of St. Augustine Church of Covington. Survivors include her husband, Robert G. Stapleton of Covington; sons, Major Jason Lageman, US Army, of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Jamie Lageman and John Robert “Jack” Stapleton, both of Covington; daughter, Katrina Stapleton of Cincinnati; sisters, Mary Ann Tenfeld of Fort Wright, and Rose Ann Lageman, Nancy Lageman and Barbara Lageman, all of Covington; brother, John Lageman of Covington; and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in St. John Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

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Ronnie Johnson, 611 W. 7th St., menacing at 611 W. 7th St., Sept. 9. James E. Hamilton, 1113 Parkway Ave., fourth degree assault at 1113 Parkway Ave., Sept. 9. Jeffrey A. Wagers, 100 Riverboat Row, no.32 E, operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, carrying a concealed weapon at 700 Madison Ave., Sept. 9. William B. Brady, 3340 General Jackson Ct., possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at 14 8th St., Sept. 8. Anthony A. Williams, No Address Given, theft of services at 600 3rd St., Sept. 8. Bryan A. Price, Corner Of 8th And Green, Apt. 2, fourth degree assault at 20 W. 10th St., Sept. 7. Randy R. Saunders, 225 Crystal Park Ln., possession of marijuana at 1006 Banklick St., Sept. 7. Shawn Mcalister, 20 Judith Lane, improper equipment, carrying a concealed weapon, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 500 W. 12th St., Sept. 7. Scott Kareth, 1 Roebling Way, no.704, fourth degree assault at 1 Roebling Way, no.704, Sept. 7. Christopher L. Marshall II, 8788 Big Tree Ct., theft at 520 5th St., Sept. 7. James E. Richardson, 11543 Fremantle Dr., fourth degree assault at 329 Trevor St., Sept. 13. Deandre D. Kelley, 665 Steiner St., first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree promoting contraband, alcohol intoxication in a public place at I 75 N, Sept. 13. Ayinde E. Payne, 338 E. 13th St., traf-



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Romaine South

Romaine “Pat” South, 73, Covington, homemaker, died Sept. 11, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas. Her husband, Donald L. South, and son, Donald L. South II, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Terrie Hedger of Covington; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Barney Thacker

Barney Leonard Thacker, 72, Fort Thomas, died Sept. 14, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Survivors include his sisters, Maxine Klink of Fort Mitchell, Catherine Bullock and Arlene Ober, both of Latonia and brother, Ralph Thacker of Union. Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington handled the arrangements.


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Angela M. Brake Wilmhoff, 84, Erlanger, died Sept. 12, 2009, at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills. Her husband Donald “Dutch” Wilmhoff died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret Wilmhoff of Union; son, Joseph Wilmhoff of Seattle, Wash.; sisters, Esther Lageman, Marcella Schwartz, Lucille Cummings; brothers, William and Joseph Brake; four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Erlanger Lions Club, P.O. Box 18486, Erlanger, KY 41018 or St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

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The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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Her husband, Joseph B. Votel and daughter, Jerri Rich, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Paula Votel of San Antonio and Diane Tomlinson of Park Hills; brother, Paul List of Crestview Hills; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Middendorf Funeral Home of Fort Wright handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society of Northern Kentucky, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 or American Heart Association of Greater Cincinnati, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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Brennan Wayne Thomas, 20, Erlanger, died Sept. 13, 2009. He was a graduate of Dixie Heights High School where he was a baseball player. Survivors include his parents, Kimberly and Rodney Thomas of Erlanger; sisters, Jessica and Rachael Thomas of Erlanger; paternal grandparents, Wayne and Ruth Thomas of Florence; maternal grandparents, Wanda Setters of Independence and Don and Sara Abrams of Frankfort. Memorials: Dixie Heights High School Baseball Team, 3010 Dixie Highway, Edgewood, KY 41017.


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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…




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ficking in marijuana, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at E. 13th St., Sept. 13. James S. Snapp, 1019 Madison Ave., fourth degree assault at 1019 Madison Ave., Sept. 10. Alford R. Hartsock, 827 Madison Ave., Apt. no.2, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 900 Madison Ave., Sept. 9. Tyrone M. Smith, 1071 Baymiller Walk, third degree criminal trespassing at 323 E. 2nd St., Sept. 10. David M. Rimer, 1802 Jefferson Ave., theft at 1318 Madison Ave., Sept. 12. Thomas Howell Jr., 611 W. 7Th St., theft at 711 Dalton Ave., Sept. 12. Howard L. Boswell, 209 W. Pike, 2nd Fl., fourth degree assault at 209 W. Pike, 2nd Fl., Sept. 12. Steven L. Frasure, 6425 Clough Pike, Apt. 4, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of marijuana at W. 5th St., Sept. 12. Raymond W. Green, 910 Baker St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia at Lewis St. & Worth, Sept. 12. Ronnie Brown, 1515 St. Clair St., fourth degree assault at 1515 St. Clair St., Sept. 11. Benjamin B. Hope, 4099 Victory Pkwy, second degree robbery at 420 Madison Ave., Sept. 11. Andrea Housley, 1612 Scott St., no.3, first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third degree assault at 1612 Scott St., Sept. 8. Keith A. Arrick, 2267 Galaxy Dr., first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, second degree flee-




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From B11 ing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, prohibited commerce in counterfeit goods and services, third degree possession of a controlled substance at 513 Pike St., Sept. 13. Jason C. Lewis, 3223 Riggs Ave., alcohol intoxication in a public place, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphrenalia at Intersection of W. 6th St. and Bakewell, Sept. 13. Anthony A. Williams, No Address Given, theft of services at 600 3rd St., Sept. 8.

Incidents/investigations Assault

A woman was struck in the chest at 152 Ashland Dr., Sept. 7. A man assaulted a man and woman at Holman Ave., Sept. 7. A man was hit with a frying pan and cut with a knife at Banklick St., Sept. 13. A man reported being assaulted at Holman Ave., Sept. 9. A woman reported being assaulted at Maryland Ave., Sept. 12. A man was assaulted at McKee St., Sept. 12. A man had her hair pulled and was

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Police reports

September 24, 2009 scratched at E. 24th St., Sept. 12. A woman was struck in the head at Decoursey Ave., Sept. 13. A woman was slapped in the face at E. 5th St., Sept. 8. A woman was assaulted verbally and physically at Bluffside Dr., Sept. 8.


Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 308 Berry St., Sept. 9. A bank bag with approximately $100 was stolen at 1840 Jefferson Ave., Sept. 8. A TV was stolen at 532 Watkins St., Sept. 7. A metal fire box was stolen at 2426 Warren St., Sept. 7. $750 in cash and payroll checks were stolen at 2408 Rolling Hills Dr., Sept. 7. A TV and laptop computer were stolen at 505 W. 14th St., Sept. 7. Golf clubs and a ban saw were stolen at 2205 Sterrett Ave., Sept. 7. Jewelry and three game systems were stolen at 106 Promontory Dr., B, Sept. 9. Several pieces of jewelry were stolen at 3150 Beech Ave., Sept. 11. A person check, three watches, a camcorder, and bag were stolen at 3098 Beech Ave., Sept. 11. A carpet shampoo machine, earrings, and a game system were stolen at 1106 Holman Ave., Sept. 13.

A man entered a residence and assaulted a man with a metal pipe at 31 W. 15th St., Sept. 7.

Criminal mischief

Windows and a tire of two cars were damaged at 1711 Garrard St., Sept. 8. A kitchen door was damaged at 308 Berry St., Sept. 8. Four tires of a vehicle were slashed at 1107 Holman Ave., Sept. 7. A vehicle was scratched at 1525 Madison Ave., Sept. 2. The rear storm door of a residence was damaged at 2029 Donaldson Ave., Sept. 10. Gang signs were painted on a garage door. at 217 E 17th St., Sept. 12. A vehicle's window was broken at 800 Dalton Ave., Sept. 12. Names were written in marker on the Devou Park bandshell at 1215 Bandshell Blvd., Sept. 10. The window of a vehicle was shattered at 731 Philadelphia St., Sept. 12.

Criminal mischief, harassment

A man yelled at a woman and broke her phone, sliding glass door, and window blinds at 121 Promontory Dr., F., Sept. 8. A man grabbed a woman by the hair and hit her at 2414 Todd St., Sept. 10.

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Marijuana was being grown at 1514 St. Clair St., Sept. 8.

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Fraudulent use of a credit card, theft

Unauthorized purchases and withdrawals were made using a stolen debit card at 929 Highland Pike, Sept. 7.

Harassing communications

A woman reported receiving threatening phone calls at Willard St., Sept. 9. A woman was threatened with assault three times over the phone at Crystal Lake Rd., Sept. 11. A threatening note was placed on a vehicle's window at Scott St., Sept. 11. A woman reported being harassed by phone at Glenn Ave., Sept. 11. Two women sent two other women harassing text messages at Hands Pike, Sept. 10. A woman reported being harassed by a man by phone and in person at Church St., Sept. 13.


Raw eggs were thrown at a residence at 142 Ashland Ave., Sept. 9.

Intimidating a participant in a legal process

The witness in a court case was threatened at 318 43rd St., Sept. 13.

Possession of a controlled substance

A man was found with prescription medication not prescribed to him at 1525 Madison Ave., Sept. 11.

Possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphrenalia

Two used syringes were found at 233 Western Ave., Sept. 9.


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$10 in cash was stolen at 600 Craig St., Sept. 12. A wallet was stolen at 411 Patton St., Sept. 11. A man had his wallet taken at gunpoint at 208 E. 2nd St., Sept. 12.

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A chair was stolen at 1615 Maryland Ave., Apt. 2, Sept. 9. A GPS unit was stolen at 104 Winding Way, Sept. 9. A GPS unit was stolen at 100 Winding Way, Sept. 9. A vehicle was stolen at 400 block of Linden St., Sept. 8. A handgun was stolen at 500 Grand Ave., Sept. 8. An air conditioner, furnace blower motor, and circuit breaker box was stolen at 126 W. 31st St., Sept. 8. A vehicle was stolen at 300 W. 13th St., Sept. 8. A laptop was stolen at 2815 Madison Pike, Sept. 8. A check book was stolen at 314 Grant Ct., Sept. 8. A game system was stolen at 2619 White Ct., Sept. 8. A vehicle was stolen at 509 Madison Ave., Sept. 7. A bottle of whiskey was stolen at 2001 Madison Ave., Sept. 13. Three firearms and several pieces of jewelry were stolen at 1521 Holman Ave., Sept. 13. A bicycle was stolen at 1 W. 28th St., Sept. 13. A pair of sunglasses were stolen from a vehicle at 800 Dalton Ave., Sept. 13. $200 was stolen from a purse at 1025 Scott St., Sept. 10. A wallet was stolen at 4293 Winston Ave., Sept. 12. A dog and three cell phones were stolen at 29 Sterrett Ave., Sept. 12. A CD player, 2 speaker boxes, and two amps at 1415 Wheeler St., Sept. 12. A vehicle was stolen at 2834 Madison Ave., Sept. 12. A purse was stolen at Main St., Sept. 12. A wallet and two CDs were stolen at 2609 Greenup St., Sept. 11. $300 in cash was stolen at 3524 Decoursey Ave., Sept. 11. A tailgate was stolen from a truck at 505 Johnson, Sept. 10. A motorcycle was stolen at 517 W. 9th St., Sept. 10. A cell phone, shoes, three shirts, and a hat were stolen at 2610 White Ct., Sept. 10. A CD player, speaker box, and amplifier were stolen at 117 E. 30th St., Sept. 8.

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CHARLES L. KORZENBORN, SHERIFF KENTON COUNTY NOTICE OF TAXES DUES Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills will be mailed the first week of October. The face amount is due by December 31, 2009, but you will have the option of paying by November 1, 2009 to obtain a 2% discount. You may pay by mail, or to pay in person, at any Fifth Third Bank location in Northern Kentucky, the Sheriff’s Office in Covington or at the Independence Court House. Please see the back of your tax bill for more information. Collection Schedule October 1, 2009 through November 1, 2009 Face amount less 2% November 2, 2009 through December 31, 2009 Face amount of tax bill January 1, 2010 through January 31, 2010 Face amount plus 5% February 1, 2010 through April 15, 2010 Face amount plus 10% plus 10% Any payments sent to the Sheriff after April 15th will be returned. Delinquent Bills After the Sheriff’s collections unpaid tax bills will be turned over to the Kenton County Clerk resulting in additional penalties and fees. If the tax bill would be sold at the Clerk’s annual tax bill sale to a third party, substantial additional amounts will be due in order to redeem the outstanding taxes. Returned Checks Payments made with checks not honored by a financial institution will be removed and marked unpaid in the system. There will be a $50.00 charge for returned checks. Reimbursement for returned checks must be by cash or certified check only and will be processed in the applicable collection period, possibly resulting in penalties and interest. Change of Property Ownership If you have purchased property within the current year, the bill may still be in the name of the previous owner. If you or your mortgage company have not received a bill by October 15, 2009, please call the Sheriff’s Office, 859-392-1800. Please be advised that failure to receive a bill does not excuse you from penalty and or interest charges. Assessed Values Questions concerning assessed values or exemptions (disability or homestead) should be directed to the PVA Office at 859/ 392-1750. The Kenton County Sheriff, Charles L. Korzenborn is the collector of taxes. The Sheriff’s office does not assess or set tax rates, penalties, fees, etc. per Kentucky Revised Statues. Sheriff Charles L. “Chuck” Korzenborn 0000356706

Theft of a controlled substance

Prescription medication was stolen at 4449 Huntington Ave., Sept. 7.

Theft of identity

A woman discovered that her social security number was being used by another person at 407 Scott St., Sept. 9. A credit card account was opened using the identity of another at 1411 Maryland Ave., Sept. 8. Someone used another identity to obtain goods and services at 1108 Parkway Ave., Apt. 1, Sept. 9. The identity of another was used to open a cell phone account at 667 Garner Dr., Sept. 11. Another person's identity was used to take out credit cards at 1553 Greenup St., Sept. 10. A car stereo was stolen at 2025 Russell St., #5, Sept. 7. A vehicle was stolen at 707 W. 12th St., Sept. 13. A carpet kicker was stolen at 16 Martin St., Sept. 13. A washer and dryer were stolen at 408 E. 18th St., Sept. 12.

Theft of motor vehicle license plate

A license plate was stolen at 200 E. 17th St., Sept. 12. A license plate was stolen at W. 7th St., Sept. 12.



Heather M Kidd, 28, Boone County warrant, Sept. 17. George Hoover III, 21, 730 Washington Avenue, carroll county warrant, Sept. 17. Tanya A.C. Peterson, 23, 5935 Kellogg Avenue, receiving stolen property, Sept. 20.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Wallet reported stolen at Burdsall Avenue, Sept. 16. Purse, $500 worth of audio/visual recordings reported stolen at 60 Thompson Avenue, Sept. 16. $23 reported stolen at 139 Deauville Court, Sept. 16. Purse, cell phone reported stolen at Woodlawn Avenue, Sept. 16. $90 worth of merchandise reported stolen at 145 Deauville Court, Sept. 17.

Third degree criminal mischief

$200 worth of vehicle damage, $300 worth of damage to structure reported at 40 Ross Avenue, Sept. 15.

Third degree terroristic threatening

Reported at 139 Deauville Court, Sept. 16.



Joshia A. Cory, 20, 3682 Richardson, receiving stolen property under $10,000 at 3682 Richardson Road, Sept. 10. Shayla S. Smith, 18, 1314 Victory Lane, receiving stolen property under $10,000, receving stolen property under $10,000 at 5409 Madison Pike, Sept. 10. Amanda M. Fightmaster, 31, 2009 Woodcrest Drive, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance at 2004 Woodcrest Drive, Sept. 13. Peter Kolly, 26, 250 Brent Lane, no registration plates, no operator's moped license, reckless driving at Fowler Creek Road, Sept. 15. Rachael M. Bond, 22, 964 Regal Ridge Drive, execution of bench warrant for no registration plates at 964 Regal Ridge Road, Sept. 12. Mashell E. Russell, 21, 5660 Saturn Drive, execution of warrant for failure to appear at Saturn Drive, Sept. 16. Buddy A. Uxer, 25, 516 Muse Drive, execution of bench warrant for failure to appear at Elmwood Court, Sept. 11. Mark H. Wagner, 24, 2874 Victoria Avenue, disregarding stop sign, operating on suspended or revoked operator's license at Glenhurst at Tupelo Drive, Sept. 17. Gregory E. Sumpter, 26, 418 Dalewood Drive, execution of warrant for failure to appear at 418 Dalewood Drive, Sept. 12. John E. Dalton, 37, 424 West Seminary, possession of marijuana at 800 Bristow Road, Sept. 13. Cinnamon A Simpson, 32, 5324 Millcreek Circle, possession of controlled substance at Madison Pike, Sept. 15.

Incidents/Investigations Criminal mischief

Reported at 794 Cox Road, Sept. 10.


Reported at 1996 Declaration Drive, Sept. 13.

Fraudulent use of credit cards

Reported at 646 Lyonia Drive, Sept. 13.

Possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana

Reported at 2004 Woodcrest Drive, Sept. 13.

Possession of marijuana

Reported at 800 Bristow Road, Sept. 13.

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September 24, 2009

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Silver earns gold for strong leadership By Pat Hunt Hoffmann Dale J. Silver is golden in leadership circles. Her long involvement with the multiple civic, philanthropic, business and service organizations has earned her recognition as one of Northern Kentucky's Leaders of Distinction. “Dale is a quiet, thoughtful leader,” wrote Patricia Nagelkirk and Tracie D. Stacy, who jointly nominated Silver for the honor. “She is not one to seek the limelight or aspire to positions of power and influence. She only accepts such positions when the need is both great and unmet.” Such positions have been plentiful over the years, and Silver has stepped up time and time again. She's opened her heart to the needs of children, animals, the homeless, and the abused. She has helped with the Fur Ball, a fundraiser for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and chaired the Hoxworth Blood Center's annual gala. She sorts and delivers toys for the Steinford Toy Foundation as well as auction items for the

Family Nurturing Center's annual art affair. S h e helped open the Cold Shelter, regSilver ularly cooks hot meals at the Parish Kitchen, and routinely pitches in on clean-up and recycling efforts for the East Price Hill Improvement Association. And she long has supported the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Northern Kentucky. “She is someone who has taken initiative, someone who is extremely thoughtful and is always a sensitive, caring person to not just me, but to everyone she meets,” said Andy Tracy of VonLehman Technology, who met Silver through her affiliation with Leadership Northern Kentucky. “I can also speak personally on a work level, where Dale asserts herself as a leader and commands the respect of her co-workers.” Silver is business development director at VonLehman & Company. In addition to serving as a nonprofit board member

Dale J. Silver’s involvement with multiple civic, philanthropic, business and service organizations has earned her recognition as one of Northern Kentucky’s Leaders of Distinction. and volunteer, she is a member of the executive committee of the Chamber and chair of Leadership Northern Kentucky Alumni. Silver chaired Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2002. For the 30th anniversary of Leadership, six graduates of the program are being honored as Leaders of Distinction. Besides Silver, honorees are Ted Bushelman, Robert Elliston, Chris Goddard, Michael Hammons and Bob Hoffer. They'll be recognized during an anniversary celebration Sept. 12. Induction is at the Chamber's annual dinner Sept. 29. Call the Chamber at 578-8800. Pat Hunt Hoffmann is executive counsel at Pinger PR at Powers Agency and a volunteer with the Northern Kentucky Chamber.

Join the fight against breast cancer by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-mile walk Sunday, Oct. 11. The walk takes place at Yeatman's Cove on the Cincinnati Riverfront. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk starts at 9 a.m. This event typically attracts 8,000 to 10,000 people to honor and celebrate


Making Strides walk is Oct. 11

breast cancer survivors, educate women about the importance of reducing their cancer risk, and raise money to fund lifesaving research and support programs to further progress against this disease. To register or for further information, visit, call 1800-227-2345 or e-mail alice.sowers@

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