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Inmates to help clean up Kenton County By Amy Scalf



Kenton County inmates are going to help clean up local communities. Mayor Paul Meier said he was looking forward to a new program, recently approved by the Kenton County Fiscal Court, that would send non-violent offenders in the Kenton County Detention Center’s work-release program out with a seasonal county employee to pick up litter. “I feel like it’s a great service and we’re glad to have it,” said Meier. He said ordinarily Crestview Hills’ Public Works employees would handle picking up litter around the city, but he was glad to have the extra help. Meier also likes the idea of an assigned crew working with the same supervisor rotating among Kenton County’s cities. Kenton County Judgeexecutive Steve Arlinghaus said that’s the benefit of running the program at the county level. Arlinghaus said the costs incurred to the county would include the truck and the wages for a seasonal employee, because the inmate labor is free. If the individual cities each had their own crew, that would mean involving several trucks and paying additional city employees to supervise. “We’re paying to house these folks, so we might as well put them to work,” he said. “I’m a firm believer in allowing inmates to work as much as possible, as opposed to have them sitting around doing nothing.” He said he hoped to have the crew started by May 1 and expects they’ll work for five or six months, depending on the weather and city needs. “I’m hoping to put a schedule together so it will be convenient for us to be in certain areas at certain times. I’ve asked cities to give me a priority list of streets they would like to see addressed,” said Arlinghaus. “It’s just an additional service we can provide. It’s a civic duty to keep things cleaned up as best we can.”

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Ky. Symphony performing with Igudesman and Joo By Stephanie Salmons

FLORENCE — The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is continuing its tradition of one-of-a-kind programming with an upcoming performance combining virtuoso musicianship and zany comedy. Internet sensations Igudesman and Joo will make their regional debut 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. The duo, including Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo, will perform “A Big Night-

mare Music.” This will only be the Viennabased duo’s second time performing with an orchestra in the United States, KSO music director James Cassidy said. They first played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Cassidy first discovered the pair online. “What was interesting about it, they’re really fabulous virtuoso musicians. They can really play,” he said. But there’s a lot of slapstick to their shows too, as well as participation – both vocal and movement – from the orchestra, Cassi-

dy said. According to Cassidy, while putting together this season’s performances, he wanted a couple of things the KSO had never done. Bringing performers from other countries “isn’t something we do.” This performance is an opportunity to “see something you’d never see otherwise,” he said. “Here we are, a little group in Northern Kentucky and we’re bringing people that sell out across Europe and Asia.” The duo, Cassidy says, fits in with where the KSO is – wanting to reach an audience that isn’t

necessarily a classical music audience. He saw the performers and thought “they’d be great to have with the orchestra.” While an often-heard phrase may be “if you can’t beat them, join them,” Cassidy says the KSO’s motto is “if you can’t beat them, do something else.” “We usually beat them or do something else. That’s the way we look at it.” Tickets are $24, $32 and $40. Prices are half-off for children ages 6-18. For tickets, call 859-431-6216 or visit

Coming together to fight drug epidemic By Amanda Joering

From police and doctors to schools and families, many throughout Northern Kentucky are impacted by an increasing number of local residents struggling with addiction. With heroin-related incidents and drug overdose deaths on the rise, several groups are coming together to take a stand against the epidemic and discuss what they can do to help. Nearly 100 community members gathered at the Grateful Life Center in Erlanger Thursday, Feb. 28, to participate in the first meeting of the newly reborn Northern Kentucky Chapter of People Advocating Recovery

(PAR), part of a statewide advocacy group working to help those struggling with addiction. “This is our very first focus group, so it’s very much the ground floor operation for the Northern Kentucky Chapter of PAR,” said Jason Merrick, chair of the group. Before breaking into smaller groups to work on various aspects of PAR including membership, fundraising, legislation and education, the group heard from Bellevue physician Jeremy Engel, who shed some light on the addiction issues in the area and what needs to be done. “The biggest issue we need to address in the lack of available



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od. Since this is the center’s first meeting and attendance is not known, attendees are asked to bring their own “brown bag” lunch.

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Park Hills Senior Center will open for business on Thursday, March 21, at the Griffin Center located on the Covington Catholic Campus on Dixie Highway. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for registration and payment of 2013 dues. At 11:30 a.m., the fun begins with socializing. At noon, the senior center will have a lunch peri-

STARS walk helps kids cope with grief

EDGEWOOD — The Strides for STARS 5K Walk and Run, taking place at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Hwy., raises funds for the St. Elizabeth Hospice children’s grief support program. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults

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Elementary School will host more than a dozen other schools from around Kenton County at the Regional Governor’s Cup competition on Saturday, March 23. The competition features eight events, including Quick Recall, which is the only one open to the public. Quick Recall begins at 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Participating elemen-

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treatment,” Engel said. “Treatment centers regionally are overwhelmed and underfunded.” Engel said as an organized group, they have a better chance of addressing the area’s issues through legislation and education. “You need to develop a clearly defined political process to make sure your thoughts are heard,” Engel told the group. Dayton resident Brittany Spitler, who helped host an anti-heroin rally in Covington last summer, said she hopes that by bringing so many different people together, PAR can really make a difference. “With all of these different people coming together that have different ideas, hopefully we can get a broader perspective and really address the addiction issues in Northern Kentucky,” Spitler said. In Silver Grove, about 30 local residents, elected officials and organizers came together for the first town hall meeting of the Campbell County Drug Free Alliance to discuss the drug issues in the area. The alliance, formed in 2007, is made up of representatives from several Campbell County businesses, schools and organizations. “Our focus is to make Campbell County a healthy place for kids and families,” said member Julie Kaeff, family

FORT WRIGHT — The Independence International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3945 will host a Guinness “Give it Back” fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3441 Valley Plaza Pkwy., on Saturday, March 23. All money raised during the program stays with the Independence Local 3945’s Victim’s Burn Out Fund. For more information, contact John Seitz at 859356-2011.


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Time to vote for NKY’s Best Boss

What makes a great boss? Is it the guidance they gave that helped you bring your first major project to successful completion? Or did they go to bat for you to get an important promotion? The Community Recorder asked employees to nominate their boss for NKY’s Best Boss contest. Below are the five finalists for Kenton County. To vote go to and select your favorite. The public will have until April 1 to vote online for the Best Boss of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. The winners will be announced in the Community Recorder on April 18.

RAY ERPENBECK Erpenbeck Consulting Engineers

Ray Erpenbeck is president and owner of Erpenbeck Consulting Engineers. The small civil engiErpenbeck neering firm in Elsmere performs work all over Northern Kentucky. Mike Sexton, who’s worked there for 15 years, describes Erpenbeck as a steady and selfless leader who is compassionate toward his employees. “He’s an intouch boss,” he said.


BEST BOSS JOHN HAMILTON Universal Underwriters Insurance

As president of an insurance company, John Hamilton is used to giving people guidHamilton ance. The founder of Universal Underwriters Insurance in Independence is also helpful to his employees, said nominator Ariel Beighle, and will guide you in the right direction. “He is truly amazing and loved and respected by many. If every workplace had a boss like mine, there would be many more people happier about their jobs and careers,” Beighle said.

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Physicians Heart & Vascular in Edgewood, Evelyn Hitch shows a lot of heart. Employee Jessica Morris describes her as a kindhearted, humble boss. “She is there for all of us when we need a friend and confidante. Evelyn is knowledgeable and wise, discreet when she needs to be, frank when she needs to be, and calm in the face of overwhelming ignorance or belligerence. “Evelyn is always the first to show appreciation of others and looks for creative ways to do so - by sending cards, upbeat e-mails. She even made us hot fudge cake for Associate Appreciation Day.”

Rick Hulefeld encourages his employees to dream big. “Not only does he encourage dreams but he supports us in making those dreams a reality. Thirty-five years ago, he had a dream and a vision. Children Inc. is what has happened because of his hard work and big dreams. Rick makes me want to be a better person,” said Heather Gerker. “Rick has those special qualities that make working at Children Inc. a pleasure. He knows more about early childhood development than

anyone around and he explains why our programs and services are so important to the children and parents we serve. He’s also passionate and instills that passion in everyone in the organization,” said Mike Hammons.

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Purses serve a purpose for The Point Gucci to vintage creations part of fundraiser By Karen Meiman

COVINGTON — The pastel Coach handbag is organized next to the purse created out of recycled military boots. A rich brown Gucci sits alongside the pink bag made out of seat belts and a colorful vintage creation with fringes. From the eccentric to the expensive, Julea Schuh inventories dozens of purses at The Point offices on Pike Street in Covington. She’s hoping she’ll collect 500 purses by next month. Schuh, founder of Journey, a marketing and social media company, and fellow marketing executive Judy VonHandorf, are banking on the well-

known fact that when it comes to buying purses, women have a hard time saying “No,” especially when proceeds go to a good cause. Schuh and VonHandorf are hosting a Purses 4 A Purpose fundraiser April 23 at the Marquise in Wilder. Up to 350 women will be able to buy designer and designer-inspired purses at a reasonable price, have some fun and appetizers. “We will also have a few purses to raffle,” Schuh said. “It’s just an opportunity to have some ‘girl time’ and to give back.” In addition to raising funds, Judi Gerding, president of The Point, and The Point development director Ted Kluemper see purses as a good way to reach a specific group of potential donors. “There will be friends of The Point there and women invited by friends.

Julea Schuh is surrounded by some of the purses she has collected for Purses 4 A Purpose, a fundraiser for The Point next month. KAREN MEIMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

We see this as an opportunity to share the services of The Point with women who may not know everything The Point offers,” Kluemper said. Founded in 1972, the mission of The Point is to

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NDA students shine at science fair Community Recorder

Notre Dame Academy science research students had an outstanding performance at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky on Feb. 23. NDA senior Monica McFadden won the top award, Best of Fair, and advances to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., May 12-17. McFadden and her teacher, Sister Mary Ethel Parrott, both received all-expenses-paid trips to the Intel Fair. Fellow NDA senior Laura Irons took second place at the SEFNK and is the first alternate to the international competition. NDA science research students won many awards: » Emily Bautista – second place, Earth and Planetary Sciences; Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists Award. » Kylie Ernest – first place, Plant Sciences. » Carly Gross – third place, Animal Sciences. » Josie Hammon – first place, Earth and Planetary Sciences; Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists Award; Northern Kentucky University Physics and Geology Department Award; Association for Women Geoscientists Award. » Hillary Hellmann – second Place, Electrical and Mechani-

Notre Dame Academy students won many awards at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky on Feb. 23. THANKS TO JANE KLEIER

cal Engineering; U.S. Air Force Award. » Emma Hughes – second place, Plant Sciences. » Laura Irons – second place, Best-of-Fair awards; second place, Life Sciences; first place, Animal Sciences; Thomas More College Scholarship Award; Northern Kentucky University Biology Department Award; American Psychological Association Award. » Ellen Kendall – first place, Microbiology; International Genius Olympiad Award. » Szofia Komaromy-Hiller – first place, Energy and Transportation; Northern Kentucky University Physics and Geology Department Award; U.S. Air Force Award; Yale Science and Engineering Association Award; » Monica McFadden – Best of Fair; first place, Life Sci-

ences; first place, Environmental Management; Thomas More College Scholarship Award; Northern Kentucky University Biology Department Award; Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award; Toxicology Research Excellence Award; U.S. Navy Regional Award. » Giannina Rokvic – second place, Environmental Management; ASM International Foundation Award. » Cassidy Ryan – first place, Environmental Sciences; Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award; Toxicology Research Excellence Award. » Shelby Saylor – first place, Chemistry; Northern Kentucky University Chemistry Department Award. » Cassandra Schoborg – first place, Physics. » Mia Shelton – second place, Energy and Transportation.

Notre Dame Academy senior Monica McFadden won the Best of Fair award at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky Feb. 23. THANKS TO JANE KLEIER

» Kelsey Sucher – first place, Biochemistry. » Savannah Tucker – second place, Environmental Sciences; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award. » Emily Walter – first place, Materials and Bioengineering; International Genius Olympiad Award.

» Sarah Wells – first place, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; U.S. Air Force Award; U.S. Navy Regional Award. » Hannah Ziegelmeyer – first place, Computer Science; U.S. Air Force Award; Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award.

COLLEGE CORNER Kenton residents named to dean’s list

Zachary William Sowder of Covington, Kari E. Steffen of Latonia and Kathryn Leaelizabeth of Independence were named to the dean’s list for the fall Semester at Georgetown College. The list includes undergraduate students who completed the semester with at least 12 credit hours and a 3.7 grade-point average.

Littrell receives honorable mention These Simon Kenton students helped Kenton Elementary students complete an energy project. Participants included Katie Adams, left front, Tira Bickers, Sydney Carpenter, Kendra Chambers, Megan Eichert; teacher Holly Meade, left back, Carly Garrison, Annalise Palmer, Corey Reynolds, Katie Taylor, Abbie Thatcher and Mallory Valentine. Not pictured are Garrett Cobb and Josie Boswell. THANKS TO KENTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Pizza-box ovens deliver cooperative learning By Amy Scalf


County teacher’s science project combined high school and elementary students and added a pizza box and sunshine to create knowledge and friendship. Holly Meade, a first-year teacher at Simon Kenton High School, used her ninth-grade students’ talents in science and leadership to help Kenton Elementary fourth-graders learn about solar power and energy conservation, as part of her participation in the Kentucky Teacher Training Internship Program. The elementary students are on the school’s E=WISE2 energy team, part of a national program, Education creates Wisdom In Saving Energy and the Environment, which enlists students to educate their peers, staff, teachers, administrators and the community about ener-

gy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Meade said the project to build solar-powered pizza box ovens yielded interesting results. “The most interesting part about the project we completed was how involved my students got and the amount of enthusiasm they had towards working with the elementary students. They really enjoyed working at Kenton Elementary and were looking forward to going over there each time we met. I was surprised in the interest in such a project and the positive feedback I got from this,” she said. “The younger kids told me that they liked working with the high school students and that some of them can now say they have a friend at Simon Kenton. that was the coolest part.” She said the students worked together in small groups after school to make the boxes from plastic wrap, black

construction paper, newspaper, aluminum foil and pizza boxes donated by Independence LaRosa’s Pizzeria. The students also shared recipes for using the oven and directions for how to make more. A solar-powered pizza box oven can be a science fair project, according to the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. The organization’s website,, says the project teaches about solar gain, or “arranging for sunlight to enter a device as a source of energy,” and insulation, or containing heat and “reflecting thermal radiation back into a device.” The association also says the ovens can create “up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit on a warm sunny day.” Meade said she hopes to do more projects in the future, and could recreate this experiment with additional elementary schools.

Staff members of The Eastern Progress, the student-produced weekly newspaper at Eastern Kentucky University, captured 10 awards in the University Division of the Kentucky Press Association 2012 Excellence in Kentucky Newspaper Awards contest. Among those rewarded were Seth Littrell of Independence for Best Editorial Page, honorable mention.

Romito named to president’s list

Connor M. Romito of Edgewood was named to the Coastal Carolina University fall semester president’s list. The list includes full-time students who earn a 4.0 grade-point average. He is majoring in marine science.

Sholander named to dean’s list

Kristen Sholander of Independence has been named to the University of Evansville fall semester dean’s list. Sholander is majoring in pre physical therapy. The list includes students who earn at least a 3.5 gradepoint average on a 4.0 scale.

St. Pierre graduates

Matthew Edward St. Pierre of Villa Hills graduated from Clemson University

Dec. 20 with a doctorate in human factors psychology.

Kenton residents named to dean’s list

Luke Finke, Deanndra Holloway, and Andrew Von Handorf, all of Kenton County, were named to the Bluegrass Community & Technical College fall semester dean’s list. The list includes full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.

Kenton students named to dean’s list

Dennis Drew of Edgewood, Alicia Helfrich of Erlanger and Krista Noll of Fort Mitchell were named to the Butler University fall semester dean’s list. The list includes students who carry at least 12 academic hours in a given semester and are in the top 20 percent of their college, as determined by the semester gradepoint average.

Clark named to dean’s list

Elizabeth Clark of Independence was named to the fall semester dean’s list at William Peace University.

Meek accepted

Carolyn Meek of Villa Hills has been accepted to attend Union College for the fall semester.

Murphy named to dean’s list

Geoffrey Murphy, son of Greg and Tammy Murphy of Erlanger, was named to the fall semester dean’s list at Thomas More College. Murphy is a freshman double majoring in computer science and physics. He is a 2012 graduate of Lloyd High School.



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Kenton softball teams ready to play hard going 22-11 last season. Head coach Joe Stephenson returns all of last year’s starters and welcomes in sophomore Haylee Smith, who was Northern Kentucky’s top pitcher for two seasons at Ryle and also played catcher and shortstop for Ryle last season. She is a late entry to the team this month because of NDA’s run to the state basketball finals. Junior Laura Finke leads the offense. She was first team allregion last year, playing catcher and outfielder. She hit .534 with 28 stolen bases. Junior Maria Schaefer led the team in power with three home runs and 34 RBI. The first baseman hit over .400. Junior outfielder Amanda Meagher hit over .400 with 27 RBI. Junior third baseman Hanna Sullivan also hit over .400 and was second on the team in steals. Senior captain Mickey Terry plays shortstop and hit .337 last season. NDA plays in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational at Softball City in Taylor Mill March 22-23 and has its next home game March 26 against Newport

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Softball season has sprung in Northern Kentucky. Here is a look at local teams.


Megan Hinck takes over as head coach for the Tigers, who were 13-21 last season but 35th District champions after beating Notre Dame in the championship game. She returns a veteran core this season and is focused on instilling a team mentality. Beechwood hosts Holy Cross March 20 and Newport March 21.

Calvary Christian

The Cougars suffered a rebuilding season at 2-21 last season but return plenty of experience for head coach Wayne Merkley. The Cougars return seven starters. Sophomore shortstop Dayne Merkley led the team in RBI, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. Senior outfielder/third baseman Kaitlin DeJarnett was third on the team in batting average and stolen bases and won the Cougar Award for the year. Senior Karly Haubner, a third baseman and pitcher, was second in RBI. Senior catcher Karen Norton led the team in batting average, hits and steals and was team MVP. Senior first baseman Zania Caudill won the team’s gold glove award. Senior left fielder Mariah Fisher and eighth-grade right fielder Naomi Hurdle also have starting experience. Other players to watch include freshman Amara McCarthy, eighth-grader Bree Fain, seventh-grader Kaelin Clemens, freshman Laura Leichter and sixth-grader Savanna Schwartz. Calvary hosts Brossart March 25.

Covington Latin

Carey Heuer returns as head coach for the Trojans, who went 4-11 last year and return seven starters. “We should have a much-improved team from last year,” Heuer said. “With three quality pitchers and a much-improved hitting team, it may be a memorable season for Covington Latin. We are a very young team but should be exciting to watch.” Returning starters includes seniors Alex Trunnell and Mandy Paganetto; junior Lexi Bosley; sophomores Rachel Zalla, Caitlin Lancaster and Phoebe Mairose; and freshman Angela Warning. Others to watch include sophomore Melissa Becker, freshman Kennedy McGuire and eighth-grader Jamie Adams. The Trojans host Pendleton

St. Henry

Simon Kenton’s Kennedy Baugh scores a run last year. FILE PHOTO

County March 21 and Robertson County March 22.

Dixie Heights

Roddy Stainforth returns for his fourth year as head coach with a 48-42 record, including 20-14 last season. The 20 wins is the most for the Colonels since 2005. Returning starters include senior first baseman Julie Morehead, junior catcher Brooke Garrett, sophomore outfielder Kaitlyn Buechel and third baseman Mary Beth Odom. Other players to watch include sophomore pitcher Courtney Garrett, freshman infielder Ellis McArthy and senior outfielder Erin Snyder. Stainforth’s main task is replacing several key players from last year, led by Megan James, the coaches association player of the year. He said Garrett has the capability of having a breakout season on the mound, and Odom, Buechel and sophomore Haley Schulte could develop as key power hitters. “With a roster containing 15 sophomores or younger the Colonels will certainly experience some growing pains,” he said. “However, once these girls get some experience under their belt, they certainly expect to be included in the conversation

come regional tourney time.” Dixie plays in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational March 22-23 at Softball City in Taylor Mill. Dixie’s next home game is March 27 against Highlands.


Holmes was11-20 last season. Holmes plays at Brossart March 21and next plays at home March 26 against Calvary.

Holy Cross

The Indians went 7-24 last year but lost just one senior as head coach Lee Meeks has hopes for a brighter 2013. Numbers are already up in the roster, doubling from 14 to 29. Seniors Madyson Moran (shortstop), Hannah Tupman (second baseman) and Amy Kozerski (third base) anchor the offense and the defense. Moran, one of the area’s best players, missed 18 games last season to injury. A veteran battery returns in pitchers Anna Clements and Becca Ruschell throwing to catchers Grace Herrman and Brittany Niehaus. Ruschell missed 20 games last season. Among younger talent includes eighth-grader Courtney Turner and Morgan Gabbard. The Indians play in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational March 22-

23 at Softball City in Taylor Mill. HC’s next home game is March 25 against Heritage.


Phil Stewart returns for his fourth year as head coach. The Juggernauts were 14-17 last year. He returns two starters from last season. Players to watch include pitcher Samantha Elmore, catcher Summer Robinson, third baseman Madelyn Neidhart and first baseman Mikayla Giordano. Lloyd plays in the Uncle Pete Noll Invitational at Softball City in Taylor Mill March 22-23 and has its next home game March 29 against Gallatin County.


Ludlow finished 18-11 last year. Head coach Brad Ladanyi has six seniors, including his daughter Miranda Ladanyi on the mound, Jordyn Cook, Jessie Helmer, Emily Kroger, Mariah Martin and Kaylee Ridner. Ludlow plays in the Uncle Pete Noll Classic March 22-23 at Softball City in Taylor Mill and next plays at home Monday, March 26 against Holy Cross.

Notre Dame

The Pandas have their highest hopes in several years after

Freedom Fogt takes over as head coach for the Crusaders this year. She inherits a team that graduated five key starters including standout pitcher Mamee Salzer. St. Henry was 27-8 and 34th District champions last year. “We lack in numbers with a total roster of 14 girls,” she said. “If we can stay healthy and avoid injuries we will be able to compete just as well this year as last. The talent is definitely there and I look forward to what the future holds for the Crusaders.” Senior Noelle Butts returns as the top pitcher this year after being a strong No. 2 to Salzer for several years. She has power at the plate and will also play some shortstop. Senior Jaime Maley returns in the outfield and is the only other senior besides Butts. Sophomore Molly Dietz hits for power and can play anywhere in the infield. Sophomore Jordan Kramer will be at shortstop and pitcher. Freshman Gabrielle Stewart starts behind the play and can hit for power. Newer players to watch include junior Emily Specht, freshman Teresa Urban and freshman Joanna Rebitski. Urban will start in the outfield and Rebitski at first base. St. Henry plays in the Pete Noll Classic March 22-23 at Softball City in Taylor Mill and next plays at home Monday, March 25 against Conner. See SOFTBALL, Page A8


Sportsman nominees

The nomination period for the fifth-annual Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year award is approaching in early April. The Recorder sports staff seeks starting, stand-out athletes of great character and strong academic standing to represent each newspaper as its Sportsman or Sportswoman of the Year. Readers will nominate these junior or senior athletes via, names that will be verified through the

school as meeting the criteria and placed on ballots for the public’s vote. Readers can vote once a day for their favorite athlete. Winners for 2013 will receive two Reds tickets courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, a certificate and a story to be published in a late June edition. The nominations and voting are done online at Neither the articles, nominations forms or ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to nominate or vote on your favorite candidate. Email

with questions.

NKU fires AD

» Northern Kentucky University has fired athletic director Scott Eaton. According to a statement from NKU President Geoffrey Mearns, the termination stemmed from ethical misconduct by Eaton. The university learned of the possible misconduct March 8 and after receiving additional information March 11, suspended Eaton March 12 before later terminating him. Mearns announced the move to NKU athletic staff March 18. “His conduct did not meet his responsibility to the University

and lacked fundamental integrity,” Mearns said in the statement. “My action was also necessary to maintain our commitment to the University’s core values and to protect the best interests of the institution. The information that I received about Mr. Eaton required a swift and decisive response.” Mearns said the violations did not involve NCAA violations or financial misconduct. Gerry St. Amand, NKU’s chief fundraiser, will be acting AD. Eaton has been AD since 2009 and part of the administration since 1998. He supervised NKU’s expansion into Division I athletics, including a $6 million fund-raising

campaign. He was in charge of building schedules for each sports team.

Boys basketball

» Holy Cross boys head coach Erik Goetz has stepped down after eight seasons.

TMC Notes

» Thomas More College junior point guard D’Carlo Hayes has been named All-Great Lakes Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Hayes, who was named the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year, was a firstteam selection.



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When the 30th annual Northern Kentucky football all-star game didn’t take place last year because of lack of interest, internal squabble and external conflicts, local coaches went outside to bring it back. Not outdoors, but to Florence organization InGame Sports, led by Tom Gamble, which operates the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown earlyseason football games in the area, and the upcoming second annual Reds Showcase of high school baseball. The partnership is bringing back the EastWest all-star game, to be played Thursday, June 6,

Softball Continued from Page A7

Scott Scott was 7-23 last year. Head coach Lisa Brewer has two seniors in Dani Strong and Logan Hines. Scott plays at Conner March 21 and has its next home game March 25 against Holmes.

Simon Kenton

Jeff Morgan returns for his fifth year as head coach with an 86-58 record. He has to replace his daughter Courtney, who graduated as one of the program’s best all-time

Thomas More head football coach Jim Hilvert speaks to Northern Kentucky coaches March 13. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

at Dixie Heights High School. The game will cap off a week of activity. To help give seniors more incentive, there will be only a week of practices June 3-5 leading up to the game following a kickoff party Sunday, June 2. The practices will include college and NFL stars with area ties.

The most important change is upping the scholarship money given out, from $10,000 in recent years to $15,000. One student from each of the 20 participating schools will get $750. The news was announced in a dinner conference at Thomas More College March 13.

hitters and pitchers. SK went 23-15 last year and was 32nd District runnerup. Four seniors are returning starters. Erica Lang, a pitcher/outfielder, hit .314 last season. Shortstop Jamie Draud hit .333. Outfielder Andrea Key and third baseman Caitlin Turner also return. Eighth-grader Kennedy Baugh, a catcher/infielder, hit .306 last season with two home runs and 23 RBI. Other players to watch include eighth-grade outfielder Anna Telesz and freshman infielder Hannah Perry. Telesz had a school record 41 stolen bases in 2012. SK hosts Walton-Verona Thursday, March 21 in a district game and plays

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NDA state runner-up with 29-6 record

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By James Weber BOWLING GREEN — The Notre Dame Academy girls basketball team spent a long time in their locker room following their final game of the season. Eventually, they came out, but in a mostly sad mood, too soon to reflect on their accomplishments but immediately feeling the loss of the state championship game and not being able to play another game together. “We came out and played hard,” said NDA head coach Nicole Levandusky. “They played a great tournament. We fell a little bit short in the finals, but you know what, we weren’t supposed to be here anyway, and our girls have nothing to hang their heads about. They played a great tournament and they represented the Ninth Region very well down here.” Notre Dame fell 52-36 to Marion County in the state championship game March 16 at Western Kentucky University’s Diddle Arena. NDA finished the season 29-6 and played reasonably close to the victorious Knights, who completed one of the best seasons in Kentucky his-

Notre Dame guard Carlee Clemons of Independence heads to the basket in the state final March 16. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

tory. Marion finished 39-0, the first undefeated state champs since 1984. Led by University of Kentuckybound seniors Makayla Epps and Kyvin GoodinRogers, and supported by several other Division I prospects, the Knights steamrolled through opponents all year and put themselves in the conversation of best-ever teams in the state. Marion won by an average of 33 points this year and never beat a Kentucky team by less than 15. Notre Dame was one off that margin and limited the Knights to under 60 points for only the second time. “They’re a very good team,” said junior Elly

Northern Kentucky games for the 2013 Reds Futures High School Showcase presented by PNC: Monday, March 25 Conner vs. Lawrenceburg, 5 p.m. (Northern Kentucky University) Tuesday, March 26 St. Henry vs. Simon Kenton, 5 p.m. (St. Henry High School) Thursday, March 28 Covington Catholic vs. Newport Central Catholic, 2 p.m. (Northern Kentucky University) ** Ryle vs. Scott, 5 p.m. (Northern Kentucky University) ** Saturday, March 30 Beechwood vs. Campbell County, Noon (Northern Kentucky University) Cooper vs. Holy Cross, 2:30 p.m. (Northern Kentucky University) **Reds mascots and the Reds Rover events team will appear at these games. Additional appearances will be announced at a later date.


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Reds Hall of Fame and Museum Feb. 19, the Cincinnati Reds and InGame Sports announced the 64-team field for the second-annual Reds Futures High School Showcase. The event begins March 25 and runs through April 15 featuring teams from southeastern Indiana, northern Kentucky and southwestern Ohio. The event culminates with all 64 teams in a “March at the Majors” parade before the Reds/Marlins game April 21. In a year’s time, the prep showcase has grown dramatically, according to Tom Gamble of In-Game Sports. “Last year we had 25 games involving 50 schools,” he said. “This year, 32 games involving 64 schools and 20 of the schools are new.” Games are slated to be played at Northern Kentucky University, Xavier, UC, Prasco Park, Western Hills and Reds Community Fund fields in Batavia, Winton Terrace and Roselawn. The marriage with the Reds is perfect as everyone in the Tristate always looks fondly upon their alma mater and anything involving the wishbone C. “If you are from Cincinnati, you’re always talking about what high

Ogle. “They’re very athletic. They’re very good. We tried to move the ball around, tried to use the ball fake. They just anticipate the lanes. We were worried about what we were doing, not about them. ” The Pandas made history themselves, going to the state final for the first time in school history and the first by any Northern Kentucky school since Highlands in 1994. NDA was only the fifth area team to even make the semifinals in the modern era since 1975. Forwards Olivia Voskuhl, Ogle and Haylee Smith were named alltournament picks. Voskuhl averaged 16 points in the tourney . “Carlee and Paige didn’t make the all-tournament team, but those girls play with as much fire as everybody else. Carlee hits shots, she rebounds, plays good defense. Paige is our floor general. I can’t ask for anything else.”

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school you went to,” Reds Vice President and Princeton High graduate Karen Forgus said. “That’s just how we are around here.” Reds COO and distinguished Summit Country Day alum Phil Castellini also voiced his support. “This is important in developing future Reds players and future Reds fans,” Castellini said. “We’re proud to be associated with this. We’re going to continue this and hopefully it gets stronger and stronger each year.” Northern Kentucky has numerous representatives playing at NKU, including Newport

Central Catholic and Covington Catholic on March 28. “I told them one of the things they get to do is go to the Reds game against the Marlins and be down on the field before the game,” Newport Catholic Coach Jeff Schulkens said. “They’re real fired up about the opportunity.” Tickets for the Reds Futures Showcase games are $5 and good for all games that day. Each ticket also comes with a voucher good for a free View Level ticket to select Reds regular season games at Great American Ballpark and a coupon for a free Skyline Chili cheese coney. Tickets will be available at the participating schools and on game days at the host facilities.







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13-hour filibuster just the beginning If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor, I would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak” – and I meant it. I wanted to sound an alarm bell from coast to coast. I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime. As Americans, we have fought long and hard for the Bill of Rights. The idea that no person shall be held without due process, and that no person shall be held for a capital offense without being indicted, is a founding American principle and a basic right. My official starting time was 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, March 6.

I had a large binder of materials to help me get through my points, but although I sometimes read an op-ed Rand Paul or prepared COMMUNITY remarks in RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST between my thoughts, most of my filibuster was off the top of my head and straight from my heart. From 1 to 2 p.m., I barely looked at my notes. I wanted to make sure that I touched every point and fully explained why I was demanding more information from the White House. Just before 3 p.m., Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) came to the Senate floor to help out. Under Senate rules, I could not yield the floor or my filibuster would end, and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) could

have shut me down. The only way for me to continue and allow Sens. Lee and Cruz to speak was to yield the floor for questions. Their presence gave me strength and inspiration. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) also arrived to help. Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the only Democrat who came to my defense, explained how we have worked together to demand more information from the White House about the rules for drone strikes. At about 4:30 p.m., Sen. Marco Rubio (RFla.) joined. I was flagging for a while, but these senators kept me going. Sen. Reid came to the Senate floor to ask me when I would be done so he could schedule a vote. But I wasn’t ready to yield. I felt I had a lot more explaining to do. At about 6:30 p.m., something extraordinary happened. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who has been recovering from a

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ‘Progressivism’ is not progress

Kudos to Jack Shields for attempting to inform the community about the evils of “Progressivism.” It certainly is not progress. Democrat or Republican, it’s time for all of us to think “Americanism”, otherwise we will lose this great country and all the freedoms we have enjoyed since 1776. Thanks Mr. Shields. Lois Hall Villa Hills

Larger issue than just the Tea Party

In response to Mr. Ted Smith’s column titled “Right Wing Purity Drives Away Voters”: As I read Ted Smith attempt to make the point that Tea Party purity is hurting the Republican Party he goes on to a say, “Democrats have done a masterful job of suckering blacks into being willing political pawns for the Democrat candidates.” Actually it is statements such as that which have driven African Americans and others away from the Republican Party. To assert that one group of the electorate have become pawns, as if they cannot make a political decision on their own is actually quite astonishing. Instead of giving the Democrats credit for brainwashing 13 percent of the population, maybe you should consider that on the very day that a statue of Rosa Parks is being erected in Capitol’s Statuary Hall, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Section 5 of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Republican lead challenge was pushed to the Supreme Court despite the fact it was upheld in Congress in 2006 by a vote of 390-33 in the House and 98-0 in the Senate. The conservative position was solidified when Justice Scalia stated that the law was the “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” Maybe it has something to do with Republican Rep. Jon Hubbard recently arguing the merits of slavery and that desegregation ruined public schools. Maybe it is the pic-

tures posted of President Obama as an African witch doctor on the chairman of a county’s Republican Party committee’s Facebook page. Either way, pointing to President Lincoln as “proof” that conservatives are really the ones promoting civil rights, as Mr. Smith did, is quite irrelevant. Although it is true that Abraham Lincoln was a civil rights champion, and he was in fact a Republican; we must remember that was in 1865, and the Republican Party of Lincoln certainly is not the Republican Party of today, and thankfully, neither are the Democrats. The point is, before blaming “Tea Party purity” for hurting the Republican Party, or make the assumption that “black folk” are pawns in a political game, he may want to take a look in the mirror, he will likely see there is a much larger issue at hand other than just the Tea Party. Natalie MacDonald Edgewood

Columns reflect Tea Party negativity

The columns of Jack Shields and Tom Wurtz need a response because their stridency and “off the wall” criticism of Senator McConnell. They reflect the negative side of the Tea Party better than anything I could ever say. First to Mr. Shields: I have no idea why Shields injected the Emancipation Proclamation into the thread because my original column (“Tea Party mistaken regarding McConnell”) never mentioned it. Lincoln, as our first president, is the root of the Republican Party. Shields would know that if had ever attended any of the many annual Lincoln Day Dinners Republicans celebrate every year in the state. As to Shields’ other comments, I agree with just about everything he said. The problem is Democrats are responsible for most of those messes and Shields does not even mention them. Why? Is he a Democrat? Second, as to Tom Wurtz, I can understand why he is so



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bitter. Last year, Wurtz ran against now Congressman Tom Massie and five other Republicans in the 4th Congressional District Republican Primary. He lost badly. Wurtz finished sixth in a field of seven and garnered just 598 votes out of 43,919 votes cast. A humiliating loss. Shields seems to be irrationally taking out his resentment with hostile attacks against Senator McConnell, blaming him for all the messes in Washington. Just like Shields. As to Wurtz’s use of the term “RHINO,” I’d like to remind him that I am not a member of the Tea Party as he is. I am a Republican and my sole loyalty is to the Republican Party, its candidates and its office holders. Mr. Wurtz is a Tea Partier. He has divided loyalty. The question is: what is he really? Is he a Republican? Or, is he a Tea Partier and a Republican In Name Only? (He can’t even spell it.) And yes, I did say, “I think the TPs and Senator Screwball are lunatics Hell bent on the destruction of the party of Lincoln and Reagan.” Just look at the comments of Wurtz and Shields. I voted for Senator Paul and I do think he is growing into the job. He’s getting good TV time. However, conjuring up fears that Obama would send a drone to rocket a restaurant near you is over the top. Then so were Senator Graham’s and Senator McCain’s reactions. Though I can understand their anger. The Tea Parties, particularly in other states, have been a wrecking ball to Republicans. When you look at the 2010 U.S. Senate races in Colorado, Delaware and Nevada and the 2012 Senate race in Indiana, the Tea Parties were a disaster. They injected TP candidates into primary races, defeated the GOP candidates then lost the general elections to the Democrats. In Indiana, they took a seat that had been Republican for decades and made it Democrat. This year, the TPs seem Hell bent on the destruction of Sen. Mitch McConnell. Ted Smith Park Hills

stroke, came to the floor to give me something. I was not allowed to drink anything but water or eat anything but the candy left in our Senate desks. But he brought me an apple and a thermos full of tea – the same sustenance Jimmy Stewart brought to the Senate floor in the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” That was a moment I will never forget. By the end of the night, I was tired and my voice was cracking. I ended by saying, “The cause here is one that I think is important enough to have gone through this procedure.” I talked about the idea of compromise, but said that “you don’t get half of the Fifth Amendment.” I argued that we need more extended debates. And finally, at 12:40 a.m., I yielded the floor. The next day, the Senate confirmed John Brennan as director of the CIA. But this debate isn’t over. The Senate has the power to

restrain the executive branch – and my filibuster was the beginning of the fight to restore a healthy balance of powers. The president still needs to definitively say that the United States will not kill American noncombatants. The Constitution’s Fifth Amendment applies to all Americans; there are no exceptions. I hope my efforts help spur a national debate about the limits of executive power and the scope of every American’s natural right to be free. “Due process” is not just a phrase that can be ignored at the whim of the president; it is a right that belongs to every citizen in this great nation. I believe the support I have received shows that Americans are looking for someone to really stand up and fight for them. And I’m prepared to do just that. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is a member of the U.S. Senate.

Resolution honors local celebrity I glumly watched the political RV roll down the street. The country song “Sheriff of Boone County” was blaring from the speakers. Until then, I had always liked that song. It was 1985 and a popular incumbent, the late Sheriff Elmer Wright, was in an election to keep his title. He had chosen the hit song with the same title for his campaign. I would have applauded his choice except for I was kneedeep in my own campaign at the time. In my very first bid for public office, I was hoping to become the Sheriff of Boone County myself. Though at the time it was an unpleasant experience with a formidable opponent, the years have made it an amusing memory of an eventual friend and undeniably capable lawman. Not to mention valuable campaigning experience. The memory came to mind recently as I was working in Frankfort on a Senate Joint Resolution (SJR 25) to honor Kenny Price, popular Boone Countian and artist behind several hit songs, including “Sheriff of Boone County.” SJR 25 would name the stretch of U.S. 42 between I-75 and Mall Road the “Kenny Price Memorial Highway.” Kenny lived in that area and traveled the road often. That’s actually where I met him in 1977. I had recently joined the Florence Police Department and stopped for a break on my



patrol at the White Castle on 42 and LaCresta. Kenny was there having coffee, part of his daily routine. It was like having a miniature “HeeHaw” set here in Boone Coun-

I didn’t know then that Kenny would be playing the background music for many of my memories in the years to come. For many Americans, Kenny’s voice echoed across the radio waves and became part of the soundtrack of our lives. He was a beloved fixture on “Hee-Haw,” sure to provide refreshing laughs with the family gathered around the television on a Saturday evening. Kenny was a talented musician and singer, a gifted entertainer and an all-around nice guy. We here in Boone County were privileged to call him a neighbor and friend. More than 25 years later, we all still feel his loss. I hope this memorial in his name will help honor the indelible mark he left on Boone County and American culture. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County.

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Parent volunteer Kevin Groneck serves up some food at St. Thomas’s fish fry Friday, March 15. AMANDA JOERING/THE

Dave Barnes of Union serves up a side dish of green beans at the St. Joseph Academy Fish Fry in Walton. Barnes volunteers his time during the annual fish fry to help support the school, where his children attend.



FISH FRY FUN Reporters from the Community Recorder stopped by fish fries across Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties on Friday, March 15, and captured the fun in photos. In Erlanger, John Geisen, the “Codfather of Sole,” greeted diners at Mary, Queen of Heaven’s fish fry, one of the area’s largest. Along with sidekick “Little Ricky” they made sure the parish offers a fish dinner you can’t refuse. The scene at Mary, Queen of Heaven was a sea of blue as the ven-

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ue was packed with people enjoying seafood dinners and watching University of Kentucky basketball. Over at the Fort Wright Civic Club Fish Fry, Parker Cribbs, Paige and Dominic Summe celebrated an early St. Patrick’s Day along with their fish dinners.

Meanwhile in Campbell County, St. Thomas eighth-grader Daulton Gutherie arranged desserts at the school’s fish fry. Each week, the fish fry serves as a fundraiser for a different school group. On Friday, the event was used to raise funds for the eighth grade’s class trip to St. Louis. Not everyone attended the fish fry right in their neighborhood. Mark Free of Erlanger traveled down to the St. Joseph Academy Fish Fry in Walton because “it is so good.”

Mary, Queen of Heaven’s famous “Codfather,” John Geisen, left, and “Little Ricky” make sure they offer a fish dinner you can’t refuse on Friday, March 15. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Daniel Edwards of Florence preps fish-filled plates for hungry diners at the St. Timothy fish fry on March 15. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Jim Beiting, left, of Silver Grove, keeps a tray at the ready as Camp Springs resident Sie Jewell scoops fish fillets dripping with grease out of the fryer at the Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department fish fry Friday, March 15. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Mark Free of Erlanger grabs some ketchup for his fries. Although he lives in Erlanger he visits the St. Joseph Academy Fish Fry in Walton because “it is so good.” MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY

St. Thomas eighth-grader Daulton Gutherie arranges desserts at the school’s fish fry. Each week, the fish fry serves as a fundraiser for a different school group. On Friday, March 15, the event was used to raise funds for the eighth grade’s class trip to St. Louis. AMANDA JOERING/THE



Silver Grove resident Kurtis Stanton hands a tray full of the Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department fish fry’s signature frog legs to fellow volunteer Darlene Johnston of Silver Grove to fill orders and plates Friday, March 15. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Mary, Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger was packed with people enjoying seafood dinners and watching University of Kentucky basketball on Friday, March 15. AMY SCALF/THE

Jim Beiting of Silver Grove, a founder of the Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry, wears a “Catch of the Day” shirt as he prepares fish fillets next to the fryer Friday, March 15. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE




THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 22 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Collection of artwork created by local artist and author. Collection reflects spirit of simplicity and beauty of nature Hubbard admired during his lifetime. Included with admission. 859-491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Curated by Paige Wideman. Exploring one’s innate fascination with the figure; artists transform global viewpoints, incorporate or engage audience on an emotional or imaginative level and encourage collaborative discourse between artist and viewer. Through April 19. 859292-2322; Covington.

Dining Events Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Fish, shrimp or baked tilapia with three sides: $7.50. Children’s meals available. Dine in or carry out (no phone orders). 859-444-8040; Erlanger. Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, 1150 Donaldson Highway, Full menu and pricing online. Call-ahead/carry-out at 859-371-2622. Drive-thru and fully-accessible dine-in service. Official home of "The Codfather.". 859-525-6909; Erlanger. Fish Fry Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken nuggets, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. $1.50-$7.50. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. St. Patrick Catholic Church Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3285 Mills Road, Fried fish, shrimp, grilled salmon, pizza, hot buffalo fish bites and cheese sticks. Dine-in, drive thru and carryout available. With entertainment. Family friendly. $3.50 -$9.50. 859-356-5151; Taylor Mill. Drive Thru Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Back of concession stand by football field. Meal 1: fish sandwich, homemade macaroni and cheese, fries and homemade coleslaw. Meal 2: Cheese pizza, fries and homemade coleslaw. Fish sandwiches served on bakery buns or rye bread. Order will be delivered to your vehicle. Benefits Dixie Heights High School’s music programs. $6 meal 1, $5 meal 2. 859-341-7650; Edgewood. St. Cecilia Holy Name Society Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. Cecilia Church-Independence, 5313 Madison Pike, Includes fried and baked fish, eight-piece shrimp platter, sides, pizza and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits St. Cecilia Holy Name Society’s projects. $8 dinner, $3 weekly appetizer. 859-393-4964. Independence. Fort Wright Civic Club Lenten Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m. Benefits Boy Scouts Troop 236., Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Fried fish, baked fish, chicken, shrimp, fries, coleslaw, green beans, and Macaroni and cheese. Desserts provided by several community organizations. Televisions available for game nights, and special bar pricing. Benefits community organizations. Family friendly. $.75-$7. 859-331-1150. Fort Wright. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Bradford Masonic Lodge 123, 5 Peach Drive, $7. 859-393-0248. Independence.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, 519 Enterprise Drive, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Health / Wellness Northern Kentucky Traumatic Brain Injury Conference: New Frontiers in Neurological Health, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Conference provides education and re-

Spiral Stakes will be 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Turfway Park in Florence. For more information, call 859-371-0200. FILE PHOTO sources for brain injured survivors, military/veterans, their families, healthcare professionals, attorneys, students, educators and general public. Health care exhibitors and raffle. Benefits BRIDGES Inc.. $90 professionals; $35 EMS/paramedics; $25 general; free for military and veterans. Registration required. Presented by BRIDGES Inc.. 859-802-4077; Erlanger.

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Music - Blues

Life Story Workshop, 10 a.m.noon, Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center, 620 Greenup St., Discover new techniques to remember and tell stories of your life journey thus far. Bring pens and sense of adventure. Appropriate for adults of any writing level and both new and returning students. $120. Reservations required. Presented by Extraordinary Lives. 859-4310020; Covington.

The John Von Ohlen Trio, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.

Music - R&B

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington.

Benefits Montessori, Merlot and Memories, 7-11 p.m., Metropolitan Club, 50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., 19th Floor. Society’s 50th anniversary gala. Food, entertainment and one drink ticket. Full bar is available. $35. Reservations required. Presented by Cincinnati Montessori Society. 513-732-3128; Covington.

Cooking Classes Sauce Bootcamp, 2-4 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., $25. Registration required. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 8-9 a.m. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

Holiday - Easter Easter Egg Hunt, 1-3 p.m., Madonna Manor, 2344 Amsterdam Road, Ages 12 and under. Games, crafts, refreshments, pictures with Easter Bunny and petting zoo. Rain or shine. Free. 859-426-6400. Villa Hills. Free Pictures with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brown Mackie College, 309 Buttermilk Pike, Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Campus tours throughout day. Free. 859-486-2525; Fort Mitchell.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl, 510 Commonwealth Ave., Drink

Community Dance


Music - Jazz

Art Exhibits Covington. Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Smoke-free. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. Through Dec. 17. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

The MainStrasse Village Blues Bash, 6-10 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Acts include students in the NKU Jazz Studies area, and local artistsincluded Scotty Anderson, Ricky Nye, Leroy Ellington, Lance Boyd and the MedicineMen, Dick and the Roadmasters, KingSonic from Louisville, the Willies fromNashville and others. $75 VIP, $50 three-day pass; $20 nightly. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Department of Music. 859-491-0458; Covington.

Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., KJ’s Pub, 2379 Buttermilk Crossing, 859-344-1413; Crescent Springs.

The Eddie Brookshire Quintet will perform 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at The Thompson House in Newport. Cost is $10. For more information, call 859-261-7469. Pictured is Eddie Brookshire. FILE PHOTO

Cincinnati World Cinema will present “Oscar Shorts & More 2013” at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at The Carnegie in Covington. For more information, call 859-957-3456. Pictured is a still from "Buzkashi Boys," directed by Sam French. THANKS TO SAM FRENCH specials: $12 buckets, $3 domestics and $2 jello shots. With DJ Matt V and DJ Love MD. Free. 859-727-2000. Erlanger.

Literary - Signings Cincinnati and Soup: Festivals and Frolics Book Launch, noon-1 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers-Crestview Hills, 2785 Dixie Highway, Meet author Cheri Brinkman for book talk and signing of latest book. Free. 859-912-7860; Crestview Hills.

Music - Blues Karl Dappen on Sax, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bistro, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Variety of music from jazz to soft rock. Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

Special Events Montessori Conference, 8 a.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Celebrating 50 years of education in local area. Registration and vendors 8-9 a.m. Dee Coulter, neuroscientist educator, keynote speaker 9-11 a.m. Session B workshops 11-15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch will be provided 12:45-2 p.m. Session C workshops 2-3:30 p.m. $75, $65 beforeFeb. 15. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Montessori Society. 859-2611500; Covington.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24 Antiques Shows Antique Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Antiques and collectibles. Refreshments available. Free admission. 859-331-4278. Fort Wright.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs.

MONDAY, MARCH 25 Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7:10-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Latininspired dance-fitness program blends international music and dance steps. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Union.

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Jam Session, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., All bluegrass pickers invited to participate. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Music - Indie Local Natives, 8 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., $25.25. 800-745-3000; Covington.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; www.coving-

Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Diamond Dance Academy, 5030 Old Taylor Mill Road, No dancing skills required. $5. 859-814-8375; Taylor Mill. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Music - Blues Ricky Nye, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Chez Nora, 530 Main St., Free. 859491-8027; Covington.

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; Covington.


Exercise Classes

Art Exhibits

Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, 3230 Turkey Foot Road, Exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. All fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Music - Acoustic Roger Drawdy, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Irish music. Free. 859-491-6659; Covington.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-727-2306. Elsmere. nce.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Contoured Essence, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Education Enrollment Information Session, 3 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas Moore Parkway, Student Services Center E210. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, advising and how to enroll. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500; Edgewood.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Turkey Foot Middle School, $5. 513-702-4776. Edgewood. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; Crescent Springs. Inner GLOW Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:45-7:45 p.m., Glow Gallery Studio, 264 W. Pike St., Faith-based yoga movement class uses breath to guide from one posture to the next while surrounded by artwork in contemporary art gallery space. $10. 513-295-5226; Covington. Zumba Fitness, 6:30 p.m., Independence Senior and Community Center, 2001 Jack Woods Drive, $30 six-week session, $7 drop in. Registration required. 859-356-6264; Independence. Jazzercise, 6:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Covington.

Music - Acoustic Bob Cushing, 8 p.m., Happy Days Taven, 801 Bakewell St., Presented by Happy Days Tavern. 859-261-6607. Covington.

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock Loudmouth, 7:30 p.m. With Here’s to the Heroes, Mixta pes, Don’t Wait Up and Horsecop. Doors open 6:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Punk, ska and rock music. $10. 859-491-2444; Covington.



Bunbury Music Festival Rita shares Passover brisket, glazed berry tart lineup announced

Delicious Passover brisket

Adapted from Zel Schulman’s book “Let My People Eat!” I love this brisket. I like to make mine in a slow cooker. 3 pounds brisket 1 12 oz. bottle chili sauce 1 ⁄2cup dark brown sugar, packed or bit more to taste 1 10 oz. can beef broth 1 really large onion, sliced 1 ⁄4teaspoon ground cloves 2 bay leaves

Put everything in sprayed slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours or until tender. Or bake, covered, in preheated 325 degree oven for about 50 minutes per pound. Remove bay leaves.

Glazed Three-Berry Tart

I consider recipes people share with me “food gifts.” And I usually can’t wait to make it for myself and then share with you. That’s how I feel about this tart. I first tasted this at daughter-in-

law Jess’ home. She got the recipe from her friend, Amy Obermeyer. This is a stunning recipe for a holiday dinner or any time you want to have a special dessert that looks a lot harder to make than it is. It does require a tart pan. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. Preheat oven to 350. Tart shell: Approximately 9 soft coconut macaroon cookies, crumbled fine (2 cups) 1 cup ground pecans 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Combine macaroons, pecans and butter and press firmly into a 10- to 11-inch tart pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool. This can be made a day ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator. Filling: ⁄2cup whipping cream 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 ⁄3cup sugar 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2teaspoon almond extract (optional, but very good) 1

Whip cream until soft peaks form. Set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add orange juice, vanilla and almond extract. Fold in whipped cream. Chill at least 2-4 hours. Spoon into tart shell, smoothing top. Fruit topping: About 3 cups fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc. are good)

Arrange on top of tart, and then glaze. Glaze: Mix together and heat until warm. ⁄3cup apricot preserves 1 tablespoon honey 1

Brush or pour on top of berries.

Tips from readers’ kitchens

Blender banana bread redo: Jean Heenan

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Glazed Three-Berry Tart is a stunning recipe for a holiday dinner or any time you want to have a special dessert that looks a lot harder to make than it is. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

made a more healthful version of my blender banana bread. She lowered the sugar to 2⁄3 cup and used cinnamon applesauce instead of oil. She added a cup of fresh blueberries to the bread, as well. “I had to bake it for 1 hour and 10 minutes, and it was delicious,” she said.

Quiche recipe a hit

From Debbie Motz: “My husband has made your quiche recipe two times since the Feb. 27 publishing. We both love the simplicity of the recipe and it is so delicious. Thank you for sharing.”

Bunbury Music Festival has announced the lineup for its return to downtown Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove for three days of music across six stages on Friday through Sunday, July 1214. The lineup is as follows:

Friday, July 12

Walk the Mood, Tegan and Sara, Devotchka, Tokyo Police Club, Youngblood Hawke, Delta Rae, Sky Ferreira, The Features, Red Wanting Blue, The Dunwells, Everest, Those Darlins, Beat Club, American Authors, Seabird, Buffalo Killers, Jay Nash, Josh Eagle, We are Sanpdragon, State Song, Ohio Knife, Old Baby, Alone at 3 a.m., Public, The

Silent Film, Gregory Alan Isakov, Joe Purdy, Savior Adore, Daniel Martin Moore, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Gringo Star, DAAP Girls, The Hiders, Channing & Quinn, The Harlequins, Bethesda, The Upset Victory, Mia Carruthers, Mark Utley, Jake Kolesar and Ben Knight. All artists are subject to change without notice. Tickets cost $55 for a one-day pass and $110 for a three-day pass. Visit

Saturday, July 13

Cake, Twenty One Pilots, Altlas Genius, Chairlift, We Are Scientists, Oberhofer, Robert DeLong, Civil Twilight, The Mowglis, Empire, Ambassadors, Vacationer, Bear Hands, The Pinstripes, You, You're Awesome, Ben Walz Band, Christopher Paul Stelling, Culture Queer, Black Owls, The Bears of Blue River, Messerly & Ewing, New Vega, The Ready Stance, Tim Carr (of Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound), Taylor Alexander and Margaret Darling.

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White chicken chili from Nick & Tom’s Bridgetown Restaurant. Reader Mary Ellen T. visited this restaurant for the first time. “What a treat. The white chicken chili is to die for. Lean meat and no beans.” When Mary Ellen asked if the restaurant would share the recipe, the answer was no, but the chili is available for takeout. So now Mary Ellen hopes someone has a similar recipe.

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One of my most memorable catering jobs was preparing a Seder supper for a Jewish family. The research I had to do was daunting since I knew almost nothing about this holy ceremony. I knew the Seder, or Passover meal, relived the story of the Israelites’ deliverance from bondage in Egypt. I knew too Rita the term Heikenfeld Passover meant that RITA’S KITCHEN the angel of death “passed over” those doorposts marked with lamb’s blood, so that the firstborn son would not be slain. My knowledge about what foods to serve was just about nil, so you can imagine the time spent in learning! One of the recipes I used was this one for brisket.

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Checks terms, conditions of ‘free sample’ products You see them all the time, ads for products that promise to send you a so-called “free sample,” but a local woman says she’ll be very careful before responding to such ads in the future. Diane Meador, of Loveland, got an e-mail for a weight loss product. It was supposed to cost her just a few dollars, but it ended up costing her a lot more. “I saw a little corner ad for a free sample for $1.89, and there were no strings attached,” Meador said. Meador signed up to get the free sample, thinking it seemed like a

good deal. “I put it on my bank debt credit card. It came in like 10 days. It said nothHoward ing about Ain signing up HEY HOWARD! for a membership, even like trying something for three months and if you don’t like it you can cancel. Nothing like that,” she said. However, soon after the money was taken from her bank account, Meador got charged more than $79 for the product by an overseas firm, complete with an international transaction charge. She immediately disputed the charges with her bank, got a pro-



visional credit and thought everything was fine. Then, two weeks later, her bank account was hit with another charge, this time for more than $82. “We disputed that too and found it was attached to this same company, so that’s when we canceled my debit card,” Meador said. Soon the bank received letters claiming Meador had authorized the charges when she signed up for the “free sample.” As a result, the bank sent Meador a letter saying it is not permitted to be involved further in her attempts to get her money back. “They basically said that’s proof enough for them, and they took the money back out of my account,” Meador said. Meador got a new debit card and says she didn’t realize a debit card doesn’t give you the same protections you get if you use a credit card. “I didn’t realize that. I guess the bank debit MasterCard isn’t considered the same, but I did

not know that,” Meador said. The company in question tells me there were terms and conditions of the free trial offer Meador either didn’t see or didn’t get. As a result, she says she didn’t know she had just 10 days to cancel if she didn’t like the product. The company says its records show a second shipment of the product was sent to her, but Meador said she never received it – all she got was money taken from her bank account. The company says it’s investigating and I’ve told Meador to file complaints with the Ohio Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau. Bottom line, beware of free trial offers because they often come with terms and conditions you may not want to accept. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Toast for Hope helps domestic violence victims Community Recorder

Friends and supporters of Women’s Crisis Center will gather April 11 at Drees Pavilion at Devou Park Memorial Overlook in Covington. The 5:30 p.m. event will give a Hudson toast to the agency as it continues to lead our community in the social change needed to end domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse. “Toast for Hope,” is presented by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. /U.S. Bank Foundation, The William Hueneke Foundation, Huntington National Bank Trustee and Johnson Trust Co. The Big Apple Raffle is a chance to win three nights in New York City including airfare upon Ultimate Air Shuttle, luxurious accommoda-

tions at the San Carlos Boutique Hotel and fine dining at The Sea Fire Grill in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Raffle tickets cost $20 each. Proceeds will help Women’s Crisis Center empower victims to gain self-esteem and self-sufficiency. The agency sheltered 636 women and children in Fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012). Last year, Women’s Crisis Center was nationally recognized as Mutual of America Foundation’s Merit Finalist Community Partnership Award for the agency’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. The 2013 “Vision of Hope Award” will honor director of public education and volunteer services, Vicki Hudson. Admission is $65 in advance at and $70 at the door. For more contact Anu Reddy: 859250-7597 or

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Alexandria’s social butterfly is turning 90! Please join this FOX at St. Marys Bingo. Mildred says "there is no steps".

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Insurance scams targeting seniors Community Recorder

A new insurance scam that has been widespread across the state is being reported in Northern Kentucky. The scam is aimed at seniors who need supplemental health insurance, according to Angela S. Zeek of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass in Lexington. “A group calling themselves Senior Solutions Insurance (also going by Senior Care Insurance in other areas) is going door to door, and calling senior citizens to get them to buy this supplemental insurance.” said Zeek in an email to social service agencies across Kentucky. “They are promising things such prescriptions being paid 100 percent and sending in a nurse to do an ‘evaluation’ and asking for money up front. The phone number they are giving is not legitimate, and this insurance is obviously not covering all that they are promising.” Officials at Senior Services of Northern Kentucky say they have also received calls from concerned seniors reporting that door-todoor salespeople have been working the area claiming to be from organizations with names very similar to SSNK. The salespeople are offering insurance or oth-

er services. Senior Services of Northern Kentucky is a nonprofit service agency, and does not have salespeople going doorto-door to sell products to the elderly. Any seniors who believe they have been contacted by someone claiming to be from SSNK, should call the agency immediately at 859-491-0522 to report the incident. Phony insurance products are the No. 1 scam targeting the elderly, according to The National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization for seniors, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Anyone who suspects that an insurance or investment product might not be legitimate can contact the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), the Kentucky AARP, the state Department of Insurance, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Better Business Bureau. These agencies provide information on avoiding fraud and protecting seniors and their finances. Before investing, check with DFI, Kentucky’s state securities regulator, to verify if the investment is registered and if the seller is licensed. Call 800-2232579.

Just in the nick of time

My family and I are in the midst of a very real struggle in our lives right now. One which involves very real financial burdens and an uncertain future. One that has put a wedge between my husband and Julie House myself COMMUNITY and RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST shifted the mood of our home greatly. I won’t share the details (I’m sure my husband will feel the above is already too much), but I share the scenario to offer hope and direction to the hundreds of other families facing similar situations. Financial burdens, emotional struggles and uncertain futures are an all-too-common reality for most homes today. And for many, the end is divorce, bankruptcy, and more uncertainty. I can tell you, without a doubt, that amidst our struggles, there is still one very real reality in our home. We have hope. At the onset of this situation, the first place I ran to (yes, my mom was a close second) was the Bible. There I found several verses that did not solve my problem, but gave me peace in coping. (Isn’t that what we’re all looking for?) “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will

receive His mercy and we will find grace to help us in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16 (It’s worth noting that the Hebrew translation of the phrase “in time of need” bears a closer resemblance to the phrase, “in the nick of time” or “at just the right time.” When we are hit suddenly, as my family was, with pain and suffering, we don’t always have time to make sense of the situation or know which direction we should go. But we can know that God is there, and when we go to him boldly, tears and all, He is there to help, at just the time we need it. Another verse I have been carrying with me, is John 16:33: “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” We are reminded here that God knows about all the struggles and burdens we will suffer, but he has already taken care of them. I often visit my brother’s grave when I am hurting. When I was there a few days ago,

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of pain right now, may you experience the peace realizing that God knows all about it, and He has already taken care of it; “in the nick of time.” Julie House is a resident of Independence, and Founder of Equipped Ministries. She can be reached at 802-8965.


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Museum searches for music legends Community Recorder

The Northern Kentucky Music Legends Committee and Behringer-Crawford Museum are partnering this summer to create an exhibit about local and national music legends from Northern Kentucky. The Northern Kentucky Music Legends ex-

hibit will highlight performers, bands, DJs, composers, lyricists and other musical artists from Northern Kentucky who have spent 20-plus years sharing love of music with the public. The committee and museum are looking for information, pictures, artifacts and other items about Northern Kentuck-

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At each of the 10 senior activity centers operated by Senior Services of Northern Kentucky there are advisory councils made up of participants at the center. The advisoKen Rechtin ry counCOMMUNITY cils help RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST plan activities at our centers. They give us advice on what activities we should have at the centers. These are wise people. And I’m not just saying that because I work for them. On occasions, I get to visit with these councils during their monthly meeting with the center manager as they plan the activities for the coming month. I like to tell them following story and ask the follow up questions. My story usually begins this way: “I have asked 100 seniors here to your center for a meeting. I brought 100 red delicious apples to the meeting. At the end of the meeting, as they leave, I offer a free apple to each of the participants. How many apples are left after all the seniors are gone?” On every occasion the unanimous response is, “All the apples are gone. Each one

of the seniors took an apple as they left.” Then I continue with the second half of my story: “The next night, there is another meeting with another 100 seniors in attendance. I bring another 100 red delicious apples. But this time the apples have a price sticker on them. The sticker says 10 cents. The seniors are informed that these apples sell for over a $1 each at the market, but they each can take only one home for only 10 cents. How many apples are left on the table after the seniors leave the meeting?” At every meeting, the advisory council, to a person, says that there will be some apples left. With an exaggerated look of surprise on my face, I then ask, “Even though the apples are being offered at only 10-percent of their value?” “Sure,” they answer. One gentleman explained it to me this way: “Mr. Rechtin, the story really explains the difference between cheap and stupid.” “I don’t understand. What’s the difference between cheap and stupid?” Here is how he explained it to me: “Everyone at the first meeting will take a free apple because, not taking the free apple, is just stupid. And no one, especially someone our age, wants to be

thought of as stupid.” He went on to say, “At the second meeting, the seniors made decisions based on what they needed. Even if they knew the deal at 10 cents was an exceptional bargain, they made their decision based on whether they needed an apple or not. They were being frugal. Some would say that they were being cheap. And there is nothing wrong with being cheap.” You know, all of us gain a lot of common sense and wisdom as we grow older. And there is a lot of wisdom in this simple story. I tell this story often. It says a lot about us. You, dear reader, are welcome to share this story with others. There is so much to this “getting old” thing that we need to talk about. If I don’t know the answer, I will learn along with you. If you find this article helpful and have suggestions about other topics, I would appreciate it if you let me know at 859-292-7971 or email me at or write to me at SSNK, 1032 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011. Ken Rechtin is the Executive Director of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, a Campbell County Commissioner, and one of the “baby boomers” (he is almost 63 years old).

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Developing healthy eating habits for kids Most people know that fruits and vegetables are healthy while high fat and sugary foods are not so good for you. But why is it so hard to eat healthfully? This is an answer many people struggle with and it can be found by looking at how eating behaviors are developed. Attitudes and feelings about food are developed at a young age through our environment and watching adults. An ideal diet would be eating only when hungry

Employer provided insurance declines, public increases Community Recorder

Having health insurance is an important factor in being able to get needed health care. According to the 2012 Kentucky Health Issues Poll, nearly three in 10 Kentucky working age adults (28 percent) are uninsured, similar to previous surveys. In Northern Kentucky, more than three in 10 (35 percent) of adults are uninsured. In general, as age, education level and income increased, the percentage of Kentuckians who were uninsured decreased. The poll is funded by The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. More than one in 10 Kentuckians ages18-64 (13 percent) who were insured at the time of KHIP had been uninsured at some point in the past 12 months. This means that four in 10 Kentucky adults ages 18-64 had been uninsured at some point in the last 12 months, a number that has increased 10 percentage points in the past five years. Like most states, Kentucky has seen a shift in whether its residents have health insurance and if so, where they obtain that insurance. Nationally, there has been a noticeable reduction in employer-provided insurance and an accompanying shift to public insurance. Kentucky has also experienced this trend. In 2008, more than five in 10 Kentucky adults (55 percent) got health insurance from their employer or their spouse’s employer. In 2012, fewer than four in 10 Kentucky adults (37 percent) got health insurance from an employer. More working-age adults are receiving public insurance from medicare, medicaid, military insurance or some combination of the three. Currently, nearly three in 10 Kentucky adults ages 1864 (27 percent) are covered by some form of public insurance. That’s more than twice the percentage of adults ages18-64 (10 percent) who were covered by public insurance in 2008. More information about Kentuckians’ insurance is available online at

and include a variety of nutritious foods. Young children Lauren Yeager are often better at COMMUNITY listening RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST to satiety cues than older children and adults. Young children have not attached feelings to food. They simply listen to internal satiety cues to tell them if they

should eat or not. As children get older, they observe adults and learn that food can be used to make you feel better, leading to eating when not hungry. Types of foods eaten in this circumstance are often high fat or high sugar snack foods that taste good. In order to prevent unhealthy eating habits, encourage children to eat when they are hungry and to stop when they are full. Do not force a kid to “clean their plate.”

This teaches them to eat even when they are no longer hungry, ignoring internal satiety cues. Instead, offer meals with nutritious foods, allowing the child to choose how much they are going to eat. Another problem parents encounter are that children may only want to eat snacks and desserts, while not wanting to eat fruits, vegetables, and meats. The tendency is to pressure children to eat “healthy” foods and restrict snack

foods later in life. It is important to have positive family meal time. Even if the family can only sit down together a couple times a week, this is a time where the family can eat a healthy meal and develop good habits and behavior about food. By incorporating just some of these tips, your kids will learn to enjoy a healthy diet.

foods and desserts. This leads to a battle and children will develop unhealthy attitudes towards food. They will naturally want to eat the foods restricted from them and will not want to eat the foods pressured. To develop healthy attitudes and behaviors about food, cook a variety of different foods. It may take a while before new fruits and vegetables are accepted, but introducing them will encourage kids to have a diet full of nutritious

Lauren Yeager is a dietetic intern for the Boone County Extension Service.

Marsie’s Menagerie: Dog show memories Here’s a photo of me with my first dog, Zero Amy at the 1968 Girl Scout-a-Bout held on the football field of Highlands High School in Fort Thomas. There was a dog show and Zero won first place in the costume division dressed as a bumble Marsie Hall bee. Newbold My MARSIE’S mother, MENAGERIE Toy Hall, the Edith Head of Sterling Avenue, designed the costume that featured net wings, a yellow tutu and pipe cleaner antenna. If you look really close, you can even see a little stinger sticking up above her tail. Oh, yes, my mother has always been a stick-ler for detail. This was our second foray into dog showdom that summer and we were feeling pretty unstoppable. Sort of the way that Taylor Swift must about now. And who could blame us? After all, we were coming off the heady experience of taking first prize in the costume division, then going all the way to Best in Show at the Ken-L-Ration Kid’s Dog Show in the parking lot of Kroger in Fort Thomas. That win came complete with a blue ribbon, trophy, an art kit that came in a black, plastic briefcase, $10

coupons good for free dog food and the right to represent the Fort Thomas Kroger at the regional Ken-L-Ration Kid’s Dog Show competition at Coney Island. That meant that Zero got to go to Coney Island with my mother, dad and me. Actually as we are fond of saying, Zero took us to Coney Island. Now, being a dog and all, she couldn’t ride the rides, but they did let her into the park. That was a really big novelty. Now, I’m digressing, but since this is my column and I can write what I want, let me ask you this: Do you remember when you were a kid and a dog would somehow get into the school and run around? It was a really big deal... at least at Robert D. Johnson Grade School. The dog would dart into the classroom with our janitor, Uncle Louis, hot in pursuit! We would laugh and cheer and stomp our feet like the audience on American Idol. But, why was this? It wasn’t as though none of us had never seen a dog before. Most of us had one or two waiting for us at home. But a dog in school! That was just enough to have us buzzing for the rest of the day. Back to Coney Island... Zero didn’t win at the “bigs.” My 6-year-old self was kind of miffed about it, but from where I sit the whole thing was a success because it is one my most prized memories because we were invited back to Coney Island to participate again for several years after that. Maybe that’s


Marsie Hall Newbold with her first dog, Zero Amy, at the 1968 Girl Scout a-Bout held at the Highlands High School football field in Fort Thomas. THANKS TO MARSIE HALL NEWBOLD

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Growing low-spray apples Question: I am trying to go organic in all my gardening. How difficult is it to grow apples without using any chemical sprays? Answer: Most apples still require the earlyseason sprays, although there are always organic spray options available. You also need to start with disease-resistant apple varieties. Any apple tree is susceptible to insect and disease attack, but the University of Kentucky has researched the best “low-spray varieties” and has created an “organic options” spray guide (I.D. 21). In general, fruit trees

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» Redfree: A red apple that ripens in August and colors well for this time of the season. Redfree is a tart, sweet apple which will keep for several months and also has resistance to cedar apple rust, as well as sooty blotch and fly speck diseases. » Liberty: A very tart, McIntosh-type apple that ripens in late August. In a cool fall, Liberty develops dark red stripes over a green/yellow fruit. » Enterprise: A red, spicy, crisp and finegrained apple that ripens in mid-to-late October. Enterprise has a relatively thick skin, very good disease resistance, and stores well until February. » Gold Rush: A very firm, tart, yellow apple that ripens in mid-to-late October. It sweetens up in storage and is one of the best storing apples available, keeping up to eight months. It has very good resistance to scab and fire blight, but is susceptible to cedar apple rust. » Sundance: A firm, yellow apple, which is

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more difficult to find. It is very resistant to all four of the early season problem diseases and ripens in mid-October. Since these apples are disease resistant, many novice growers mistakenly believe they don’t need to spray them. Unfortunately, these varieties don’t have any insect resistance. Attempting to grow apples without spraying for plum curculio, codling moth, rosy apple aphid and scale can cause major crop losses. The most important sprays for apple varieties are the early ones, the dormant oil, pin, petal fall and first-cover sprays. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

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Citizen Foster Care Review Boards that serve Campbell, Kenton and other counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect and abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets. The Kentucky General Assembly created the Citizen Foster Care Review Board, or CFCRB, in 1982 as a way to decrease the time children spend in foster care. All volunteers must complete a six-hour initial training session and consent to a criminal record and Central Registry check. A recommendation is then made to the chief judge of the District Court or Family

Court for appointment. The next training for new volunteers will take place April 5 in Boone County. The meeting schedules for Campbell County are: Campbell Board 1 – First Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Campbell Board 2 – Third Monday of each month at 9 a.m. The meeting schedules for Kenton County are: Kenton 1 – Third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Kenton 2 – Third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Kenton 3 – Third Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Kenton 4 – Second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. Kenton 5 – Fourth Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. To volunteer or get more information, contact 800-928-2350 or newvol unteerapplicant@ky

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DEATHS James Chapman James H. Chapman, 80, of Covington, died March 11, 2013, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired supervisor of 41 years with CG&E, an Army veteran of the Korean War with the 101st Airborne, a charter member of Taylor Mill Lions, Life Member of the American Vets, and a judge advocate of Catholic War Veterans. His wife, Edna Grace Chapman, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis Neiswender of Taylor Mill; adopted daughter Muna Matar of Eastgate, Ohio; and a grandchild. Interment with military honors was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, St. Elizabeth Hospice or charity of choice.

Helen Coleman Helen Coleman, 91, of Latonia, died March 12, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice Edgewood. She was a 65-year member of Latonia Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for 22 years and a Vacation Bible School leader, worked at First National Bank and Westheimer Brokerage Firm, was a member of Ritte’s East Neighborhood Committee, an avid gardener and loved to bake cookies. Her husband, Clay Coleman, and son, Dennis C. Coleman, died previously. Survivors include her son, Paul E. Coleman of Astoria, Ore; sister, Mildred Caminiti of Cincinnati; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Interment was at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church Building Fund, 3800 Church St, Latonia, KY 41015.

Richard Collins Richard Collins, 83, died March 11, 2013, at St. Elizabeth. He worked for Walmart in Fort Wright, and was a retired security guard. His wife, Verna Collins, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Bill Collins, Rick Collins, Rex Collins, Leslie Collins and Daryl Pugh; daughters, Faye Collins, May

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Raymond Damico Raymond C. “Ray” Damico, 82, of Fort Mitchell, died March 6, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a World War II Marine sergeant, tailor and co-owner of D’Amico Tailors in Covington. He started his career as a tailor with Vic Damico Tailoring in Cincinnati, worked at Shillito Department Store as lead tailor and fitter and Gentry’s Men’s Shop in Kenwood as foreman of tailoring. He was a member and gymnastics teacher at St. John Church in Covington. His wife, Jo Ann Kingcade Damico, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie R. Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.; sons, Michael A. Damico of Burlington; Sephen J. Damico of Anderson Township, Douglas M. Damico of Florence; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and friend, Jack Kerns of Park Hills. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North in Williamstown.

April Ellis April Elaine Ellis, 24, of Elsmere, died March 14, 2013. She was a bus assistant for the Boone County Board of Education and attended Free Pentecostal Holiness Church of God in Newport. Survivors include her mother, Karen Ellis; father, Martin Ellis;




Michael T. Martin, 24, 721 Rickey Lane, executed Kenton County warrant at 2039 Boxer Lane ., March 6. Janice F. Obanion, 36, 3305 Decoursey Pike, identity theft, forgery at Madison Pike, March 1. Robert Brew, 59, 95 Circle Drive, Apt. 21, shoplifting at 3960 Turkeyfoot Road, March 1. Christopher B. Moore, 34, 305 Rohman Ave., disorderly conduct, public drunkenness at 1220 Madison Pike, March 2. Corey Krystyan, 23, 10376 Chambersburg, executed Kenton County warrant at Independence Station Road, March 4.

Randy W. Beard, 33, 9760 Decoursey Pike, DUI, resisting arrest, assault at Old Taylor Mill Road, March 8. Joshua R. Hodges, 24, 833 Karen Court, executed warrant at 128 Grand Ave., March 6. Erica M. Chandler, 25, 9760 Decoursey Pike, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession at Old Taylor Mill Road, March 9. Michael D. Thomas, 37, 4535 Decoursey Pike, executed warrant at Winston Ave., March 8. Keenan A. Palmer, 19, 6065 Celtic Ash Ave., public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, resisting

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stepmother, Teresa Ellis; sisters, Beverly and Erica Ellis; brothers, Paul Ellis, Josh Hafer, Dillon Ellis and Trevor Ellis; and grandfathers, Willard Ellis and Arthur McDaniel. Burial was at Beech Grove Cemetery in Burlington.

Stephen D. Lietzenmayer, 46, of Fort Mitchell, died March 8, 2013, at his home. Survivors include his parents, Karl and Susan Lietzenmayer; brothers; Karl J. Lietzenmayer and James Eric Lietzenmayer; and sister, Teress Ann Mullikin. Memorials: Children’s Home of Northern Ky., 200 Home Drive, Covington, KY 41011.

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Clydia Elizabeth Webster Kindoll, 78, of Independence, died March 10, 2013, at her residence. She was a former bus monitor for the handicapped vehicles for Kenton County Schools, and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Honeybee Beagle Club. Her husband, Elmer Kindoll, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Kleisinger of Erlanger and Helen Brandenburg of Independence; sons, Roger Kindoll of Mesa, Ariz., and Bobby Kindoll and Dennis Kindoll, both of Independence; sisters, Georgia Watson of Dry Ridge and Mary Kaye Miller of Demossville; brother, Eddie Webster of Erlanger; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, St. Elizabeth Hospice or the Ronald McDonald House.

Vonda Lackman Vonda F. Lackman, 55, of Independence, died March 11, 2013, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Her father, Max Richards, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Steve Lackman; daughter, Lindsay Lackman of Independence; mother, Ruth Richards; sister, Donna Richards of Sarasota, Fla.; and brother, Max Richards of

June Marie McClain, 80, of Erlanger, died March 12, 2013, at Villaspring Healthcare in Erlanger. She was a retired assistant manager of laundry for 21 years with St. Elizabeth and Tri-State Health Care. Her husband, William R. McClain, died previously. Survivors include her children, Terry McClain of Erlanger and Cheryl Henderson of Florence; her sister; Betty Selmeyer of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; five grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorial: charity of donor’s choice.

Donald Miller Donald K. Miller, 73, of Elsmere, formerly of Dayton, died March 4, 2013, at Woodcrest Manor Nursing Home in Elsmere. He was a retired salesman with Mosler Safe Co. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Miller, of Covington.

Niel Nielander Niel “Rusty” Nielander, 79, of Latonia, died March 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired Covington firefighter and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. His daughter, Debbie Nielander, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Ann Carole Nielander; daughters, Carole Snape, Jeri Stone and Elizabeth Kemery; sons, James Nielander, Thomas Nielander, Joseph Nielander and Emmett White; sister, Kathleen Carna-

han; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Memorials: Veterans of Foreign War Post.

Elsie Ponder Elsie Baker Ponder, 82, of Independence, died March 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood. She was a nurse at the former St. Elizabeth North Hospital of Covington, member of Community Family Church of Taylor Mill, and enjoyed reading, mallwalking, her church and her grandchildren. Her husband, William Ponder, and son, A. Scott Ponder, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Tammi Ponder, of Independence; sons, Brent Ponder, of Walton, and Gary Ponder, of

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DEATHS Continued from Page B9 Elsmere; and four grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Taylor Mill. Memorials: to the family of Elsie Ponder c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Jo Ellen Russ Jo Ellen Russ, 44, of Fort

Thomas, formerly of Independence, died March 5, 2013. She earned degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and worked as a senior editor at ST Media Group International in Cincinnati. She enjoyed reading and the beach. She also worked at Batesville Casket Co., where she was a marketing communications manager. Her father, Michael Kurt

Duennes, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Jeff Russ; children, Julianna and Zachary; mother, Sandra Jo Duennes; sisters, Danielle Bockmon and Jenny Zurad; brother, Andy Russ. Memorials: Jo Ellen Russ Children’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank or call 859-4410500.

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Sally Schierberg, 58, of Edgewood, died March 9, 2013, at her residence. She worked as a specialeducation teacher and spent most of her career at Turkey Foot Middle School. She enjoyed gardening and crafts. Her father, Harry Stadtlander, and a brother, Timothy Stadtlander, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Ronald Schierberg; son, Eric

Official Notice Owen Electric Cooperative, with its principal office at Owenton, Kentucky and with its address at 8205 Highway 127 North, Owenton, Kentucky 40359, has filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission in Case No. 2012-00448 an application to adjust its retail rates and charges. The need for this adjustment is due to an increase in Owen Electric’s expenses in the areas of wholesale power costs, interest, depreciation, and general operating expenses. Owen Electric is also proposing a $0.001 per kWh increase to its Fuel Adjustment Clause to recover fuel costs it has paid to its wholesale power supplier but not collected through its fuel clause. This increase will last for approximately one year until all of these identified fuel costs are recovered. The rates proposed in this application are the rates proposed by Owen Electric Cooperative. However, the Kentucky Public Service Commission may order rates to be charged that differ from these proposed rates contained in this notice. Such action may result in rates for consumers other than the rates in this application. Any corporation, association, body politic or person may by motion within thirty (30) days after publication or mailing of notice of the proposed rate changes request leave to intervene; intervention may be granted beyond the thirty (30) day period for good cause shown. The motion shall be submitted to the Public Service Commission, 211 Sower Boulevard, P.O. Box 615, Frankfort, Kentucky 40602, and shall set forth the grounds for the request including the status and interest of the party. Any person who has been granted intervention by the Commission may obtain copies of the rate application and any other filings made by the utility by contacting Michael Cobb, Owen Electric Cooperative, 8205 Highway 127 North, Owenton, KY 40359, Phone 502-484-3471. Any person may examine the rate application and any other filings made by the utility at the main office of Owen Electric or at the Commission’s Office. Owen Electric Cooperative Kentucky Public Service Commission 211 Sower Boulevard 8205 Highway 127 North Frankfort, KY 40602 Owenton, KY 40359 02-564-3940 502-484-3471 The amount of the change requested in both dollar amounts and percentage change for customer classification to which the proposed change will apply is presented below: Increase Rate Class Dollar Percent Schedule I Farm and Home $3,463,526 4.9% Schedule IA Off Peak Retail Marketing Rate (ETS) $50 5.7% Schedule 1-B1 Farm and Home - Time of Day (5 days a week) $0% Schedule 1-B2 Farm and Home - Time of Day (7 days a week) $0% Increase Rate Class Dollar Percent Schedule 1-B3 $16 5.3% Farm and Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder Schedule I-D Farm and Home - Inclining Block $65 3.7% Schedule I $ 247,960 4.9% Small Commercial Schedule 1-C Small Commercial - Time of Day $277 5.4% Schedule XI Large Industrial Rate LPB1 $ (24) 0.0% Schedule XIII $ (69) 0.0% Large Industrial Rate LPB2 Schedule XIV Large Industrial Rate LPB $6 0.0% Schedule III Outdoor Lights $ 282,726 34.5% Schedule I OLS Outdoor Lighting Service $ 57,389 9.2% Schedule II SOLS Special Outdoor Lighting Service $ 22,248 23.8% The effect of the proposed rates on the average monthly bill by rate class are listed below: Increase Rate Class Dollar Percent Schedule I Farm and Home $ 5.31 4.9% Schedule IA Off Peak Retail Marketing Rate (ETS) $ 0.52 5.7% Schedule 1-B1 Farm and Home - Time of Day (5 days a week) $0% Schedule 1-B2 Farm and Home - Time of Day (7 days a week) $0% Schedule 1-B3 Farm and Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder $ 7.82 5.3% Schedule I-D Farm and Home - Inclining Block $ 1.23 3.7% Schedule I Small Commercial $ 8.60 4.9% Schedule 1-C Small Commercial - Time of Day$ 15.42 5.4% Schedule XI Large Industrial Rate LPB1 $(0.18) 0.0% Increase Rate Class Dollar Percent Schedule XIII Large Industrial Rate LPB2 $(2.87) 0.0% Schedule XIV Large Industrial Rate LPB $ 0.49 0.0% Schedule III Outdoor Lights $ 3.09 34.9% Schedule I OLS Outdoor Lighting Service $ 1.04 9.2% ScheduleII SOLS Special Outdoor Lighting Service $ 3.33 23.8% The present and proposed rate structure of Owen Electric Cooperative are listed below: Rates Rate Class Present Proposed Schedule 1 and 1-A - Farm and Home Customer charge $ 14.20 $ 14.20 Energy charge $ 0.08545 $ 0.09031 Energy charge per ETS $ 0.05286 $ 0.05419 Schedule 1-B1 - Farm & Home - Time of Day Customer charge $ 20.00 $ 20.00 Energy charge On-Peak $ 0.11859 $ 0.12345 Off-Peak $ 0.05789 $ 0.06275 Schedule 1-B2 - Farm & Home - Time of Day Customer Charge $ 20.00 $ 20.00 Energy charge On-Peak energy $ 0.10101 $ 0.10587 Off-Peak energy $ 0.05789 $ 0.06275 Schedule 1-B3 - Farm & Home - Time of Day, with Shoulder Customer Charge $ 20.00 $ 20.00 Energy charge On-Peak energy $ 0.09980 $ 0.10488 Off-Peak energy $ 0.05789 $ 0.06275 Shoulder $ 0.07539 $ 0.08025 %'*)&&)!#($!"*&)

Schedule 1-D - Farm & Home - Inclining Block Customer Charge $ 15.78 $ 15.78 Energy charge per kWh 0-300 kwh $ 0.06309 $ 0.06795 $ 0.08559 $ 0.09045 301-500 kwh Over 500 kwh $ 0.11559 $ 0.12045 Rates Rate Class Present Proposed Schedule I - Small Commercial Customer charge $ 17.23 $ 17.23 Energy charge $ 0.08598 $ 0.09068 Schedule 1-C Small Commercial - Time of Day Customer Charge $ 24.51 $ 24.51 Energy charge On-Peak energy $ 0.09943 $ 0.10413 Off-Peak energy $ 0.05556 $ 0.06026 Schedule VIII - Large Industrial Rate LPC1 $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Customer charge Demand charge $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $ 0.04993 $ 0.04950 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $ 0.04569 $ 0.04585 Schedule IX- Large Industrial Rate LPC2 Customer charge $3,042.58 $3,042.58 $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Demand charge $ 0.04499 $ 0.04450 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $ 0.04335 $ 0.04363 Schedule X - Large Industrial Rate LPC1-A Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $ 0.04747 $ 0.04500 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $ 0.04462 $ 0.04370 Schedule XI - Large Industrial Rate LPB1 Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Excess demand $ 9.84 $ 9.98 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $ 0.04993 $ 0.04950 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $ 0.04569 $ 0.04585 Schedule XII - Large Industrial Rate LPB1-A Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Excess demand $ 9.84 $ 9.98 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $ 0.04747 $ 0.04500 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $ 0.04462 $ 0.04370 Schedule XIII - Large Industrial Rate LPB2 Customer charge $3,042.58 $3,042.58 Demand charge Contract demand $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Excess demand $ 9.84 $ 9.98 Energy charge, first 425 hours per KW $ 0.04499 $ 0.04450 Energy charge, excess of 425 hours per KW $ 0.04335 $ 0.04363 Rates Rate Class Present Proposed Schedule XIV - Large Industrial Rate LPB Customer charge $1,521.83 $1,521.83 Demand charge Contract demand $ 7.08 $ 7.25 Excess demand $ 9.84 $ 9.98 Energy charge $ 0.05153 $ 0.05106 Schedule III - Outdoor Lights Existing pole, 120V available $ 8.52 $ 11.09 One pole added $ 10.33 $ 16.09 Two poles added $ 12.14 $ 16.09 Three poles added $ 13.95 $ 16.09 Four poles added $ 15.77 $ 16.09 Transformer required $ 9.22 $ 11.09 One pole, transformer required $ 11.03 $ 16.09 Two poles, transformer required $ 12.84 $ 16.09 Three poles, transformer required $ 14.65 $ 16.09 Four poles, transformer required $ 16.47 $ 16.09 Schedule I OLS - Outdoor Lighting Service 100 Watt, High pressure sodium $ 10.25 $ 11.09 100 Watt, High pressure sodium, 1 pole $ 15.13 $ 16.09 Cobrahead Lighting 100 Watt HPS $ 13.30 $ 16.46 100 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $ 18.18 $ 22.50 250 Watt HPS $ 18.06 $ 22.35 250 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $ 22.94 $ 28.39 400 Watt HPS $ 22.49 $ 27.83 400 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $ 27.37 $ 33.87 Directional Lighting 100 Watt HPS $ 12.45 $ 15.41 100 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $ 17.33 $ 21.45 250 Watt HPS $ 15.30 $ 18.93 250 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $ 20.18 $ 24.97 400 Watt HPS $ 19.48 $ 24.11 400 Watt HPS, 1 pole added $ 24.36 $ 30.15 Schedule II SOLS - Special Outdoor Lighting Service Traditional, w/ fiberglass pole $ 13.14 $ 16.26 Holophane, w/ fiberglass pole $ 15.60 $ 19.31

Schierberg; daughter, Molly Schierberg; two grandchildren; mother, Theresa Stadtlander; sister, Debbie McQueary and brothers, Mark Stadtlander, David Stadtlander and Joel Stadtlander. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright.

Emil Schmidt Emil J. Schmidt, 50, of Fort Wright, died March 11, 2013. He worked in construction and enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his daughter, Katrina Henson of Covington; brothers, Terry Schmidt and Aaron Schmidt of Covington, and Melvin Schmidt of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren. Memorials: NKY Hospice of Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Sister Jean Scott Sister Jean Scott, 81, of the Order of St. Benedict, died March 7, 2013, at Walburg Monastery. A Benedictine sister for more than 61 years, she served as elementary and Montessori teacher and principal. Her brothers, Bernard Scott, Robert Scott, Jim Scott, Herbert Scott, Aloysius Scott and John Richard Scott, and her sisters, Virginia Rudd and Mary Grace Trumble, died previously. Survivors include her sister, Patricia Scott, and many nieces and nephews. Burial was at St. Walburg Monastery. Memorials: St. Walburg Monastery, 2500 Amsterdam Road, Villa Hills, KY 41017.

Virginia Spella Virginia F. Spella, 96, of Taylor

Mill, died March 8, 2013, at her son’s home in Waxhaw, N.C. She had worked as an examiner for Crown Overall Co. in Cincinnati, was a member of Runyan Memorial Christian Church and she enjoyed gardening. Her husband, Bernard R. Spella, died previously. Survivors include her son, Robert B. Spella of Waxhaw, N.C.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials: Runyan Memorial Christian Church, 3625 Decoursey Ave., Latonia, KY 41015.

Clarence Ward Clarence J. Ward, 90, of Erlanger, died March 9, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an employee for Largo Florida School System and previously worked for Hassen Motors in Cincinnati. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He played softball and once pitched a no-hitter. His wife, Grace M. Ward; son, David Ward, several brothers and sisters; and a great-grandchild, died previously. Survivors include his son, Don Ward of Burlington; sister, Eva Lou Lewis of Georgetown, Ohio; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Burial of cremated remains was at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Withamsville, Ohio. Memorials: Honor Flight Tri-State Headquarters, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Patricia King, 49, of Walton and Daniel Bowlin, 40, of Independence, issued March 5. Natalie Ryan-Ramirez, 49, and Mark Grooms, 51, both of Liberty Township, issued March 5. Crystal Collins, 31, and Yakema Buckley, 33, both of Independence, issued March 5. Christy Morris, 43, and Joseph Vaughn, 31, both of Covington, issued March 6. Jennifer Davidson, 36, of Morehead and Ronald Doyle, 38, of Cincinnati, issued March 6. Aubrey Luessen, 28, of Pocatello and Jeffrey Cahill, 27, of Cincinnati, issued March 6. Tracie Breadon, 35, of Cincinnati and Cao Yongqing, 40, of China, issued March 7. Morgan Denison, 22, and Joshua Warren, 31, both of Erlanger, issued March 7. Amber Austin, 22, of Edgewood and Aaron Neeley, 26, of Cincinnati, issued March 7.

Lindsey Moore, 30, and Jason Pendleton, 30, both of Ludlow, issued March 7. Megan Fisher, 28, and Andrew Scholle, 28, both of Cincinnati, issued March 7. Ann Corpman, 30, and Paul Wimmer, 30, both of Cincinnati, issued March 7. Sveltlana Tsetsenkova, 29, of Estonia and Jeremy Frisby, 29, of Somerset, issued March 7. Melissa Cain, 23, of Crescent Springs and Charro Peeno, 36, of Erlanger, issued March 7. Meghann Owings, 28, of Fort Thomas and Nathan Acreman, 33, of Conroe, issued March 8. Christina Jones, 56, and David Moore, 63, both of Ashland, issued March 8. Elise Tapp, 29, of Fort Thomas and Judson Phillips, 41, of Dallas, issued March 8. Jenna Jackson, 23, and Joshua Collins, 25, both of Cincinnati, issued March 8.

Senior Services receives grant Community Recorder

Senior Services of Northern Kentucky has received a $25,000 grant from the Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee in support of the Senior Services transportation programs. The Charles Moerlein Foundation awards grants to non-profit organizations to support charitable, scientific, literary, religious or educational purposes in the Cincinnati area. These funds are greatly needed as a necessary

match for O-K-I New Freedom funding. The demand for transportation for older adults and persons with disabilities, as well as the population in general is increasing sharply. While this grant helps alleviate the lack of transportation, more funding is needed to meet the challenges of Northern Kentucky’s aging population. To make a donation to help transport older adults in Northern Kentucky, contact Senior Services at 859-292-7953 or email