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Union Cares will help schools City working with school counselors By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — The Union Cares program is helping out those in need close to home. According to Union city events coordinator Karen Franxman, do-

nations made to the program were recently given to New Haven Elementary. During the “school season,” which would be from about August to May, Franxman said she’d like the collected items to go to community schools. She wants to work with counselors at the schools “to see if we can help them fill the needs and requests they’re getting,” Franx-

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man said. “They’re working with people directly in the community here,” she said. It’s a “really good avenue” to target the immediate area, Franxman said. Interested school counselors can email her. New Haven counselor Keli Mason said about 20 bags of clothing were donated and the school was able to restock its food pantry

with items that were received. In October, the school had a night where parents could come in and “shop” for items like shoes and clothing, but everything was free. About 10 families participated in that event, she said. The recent donation will help the school to do a similar event this month, Mason said. See CARES, Page A2

Walton teen takes

St. Henry District High School boys basketball team enjoys taking the wins one at a time, but they found particular pleasure in the Jan. 27 win over Lloyd Memorial: It was Dave Faust’s 300th win of his 19-year coaching career. Sports, A8


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Students across the state and in Boone County are getting a taste of government leadership. The Kentucky YMCA Youth Association focuses on building the leadership skills of teenagers. Story, A6

Flege advances to Hollywood round

By John Kiesewetter


ourtney Rachelle Flege skipped the final performance of her Walton-Vernon High School musical in December, but she had a good excuse. “I had to leave Sunday for Hollywood week,” said Flege,16, a contestant this season on Fox’s “American Idol,” TV’s No.1show. The Walton resident received unanimous approval from the three “Idol” judges at the Pittsburgh auditions. But she was never seen on the Jan.19 Pittsburgh show, which that night devoted 3-1/2 minutes to Loveland’s Eben Franckewitz,15, a Milford

Cherishing memories The seventh annual “Cherish the Memories” Valentine’s Day Dance will be 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Marriott Cincinnati Airport, 2395 Progress Drive in Hebron. The dance honors the memory of Cris Suesz's father and supports the Alzheimer's Association. Call 586-9779.

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High School freshman. “I’m shocked they didn’t show any of it,” says Flege (pronounced “Fleggy”), who was supported by 16 cheering friends and family members in the Steel City. “They sent in my whole family to see the judges. Everyone was screaming. Then my dad and brothers picked up (host) Ryan Seacrest over their heads. They filmed everything, but didn’t use it. I wasn’t on there at all,” she said.

The Walton-Verona junior – who calls herself an “old soul” for loving to sing Etta James and Aretha Franklin songs – stepped before the judges and performed “Feeling Good,” a 1965 song made popular by Nina Simone and Michael Buble. Judge Stephen Tyler encouraged her to try another song, telling her: “I know you’ve got a lot of soul and personality. I want you to push it out and show everything you’ve got,” she recalled. She sang “I’m Yours,” released by Jason Mraz in 2008, and got her “golden ticket” to Hollywood.


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Flege and Franckewitz should appear on the Hollywood round episodes starting Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Thursday, Feb. 9 (8 p.m., Channel 19), and continuing Feb. 15-16 (8-10 p.m.). The Hollywood round program was scheduled after the Community Recorder deadline. When Franckewitz sang Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” on the Jan. 19 show, judge Randy Jackson said: “You have a natural God-given gift that is pretty amazing and spot on.” Judge Jennifer Lopez gushed: “Some people are just born to do it, and I think you’re one of those people.” Although Flege wasn’t seen on “Idol,” she’s no stranger to TV. She sang Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” in 2006, at age 10, on “Showtime at the Apollo.” “I’ve been a singer ever since I could talk,” she said. Flege first sang publicly at age 4 in a Grant County child beauty pag-

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eant in Crittenden. Franckewitz started at age 5 at Faith Church just outside of Milford. Both grew up watching “American Idol.” Flege told her mother, Dena, years ago she’d sing on the show and go to Hollywood. Franckewitz wasn’t so sure. He became eligible by turning 15 just 13 days before the June 26 cut-off. But his family and friends encouraged him to audition in July. “Honestly, I doubted I would get to the celebrity judges. I just went out there to see what would happen. Thankfully, and gratefully, I’ve made it this far,” he said. (Fox would not let either talk about the Hollywood Round shows taped in December.) Both teens are athletic. He plays soccer, football, basketball and does gymnastics; she plays soccer and tennis. Flege also works after school at the

Walton McDonald’s. Each has been seen in at least one Cincinnati Children’s Theatre production. Franckewitz has played one of Bob Cratchitt’s kids in “A Christmas Carol” at Playhouse in the Park three years (20072009). Flege, who transferred from the School for Creative & Performing Arts to Walton-Verona a year ago, starred in the Dec. 9-11 school production of “Striking 12,” adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl.” “She’s a very talented singer, with a great personality. She’s very vivacious,” said Dan Sullivan, assistant principal. Flege, a singer-songwriter and pianist, said her “passion is soulful music. If I sing it, I want people to feel it,” she said. “That’s why I’m different from everyone. I’m from Kentucky, and you’d

think I’d sing country music,” she said. What makes Franckewitz different is his resemblance to pop star Justin Bieber, as noted by “Idol” judges. J.Lo loved his look. “My God, he’s cute! How cute is he?” she said on the show. Bieber comparisons are “a compliment, because you’ve seen how far he’s come in such a short amount of time,” Franckewitz said. (No, he doesn’t sing any Bieber songs, he said.) Could Courtney Flege be the next American Idol? Donnette Plunkett of Walton can see her in the May “Idol” finals. “Courtney is an amazing young lady, with a voice that will give you cold chills and bring tears to your eyes. She has a soulful sound like you cannot imagine from a 16-year-old,” Plunkett said. Flege said on her “American Idol” online video interview that she was “ecstatic” to be heading to Hollywood. “It felt really good to talk to the judges, and get their input and criticism,” she said. Asked if she could win the competition, Flege said: “I’m the next ‘American Idol’ because I put my heart into singing. I explode on the stage, no matter what (size) the audience is. If it’s two people or 1 million people, I put my all into every performance.”

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FLORENCE — Springlike weather may have you starting to think about baseball, but Chris Hook has the game on his mind year-round. Hook is a co-owner of At The Yard Baseball Training Center at 330 Weaver Road in Florence. At The Yard is an indoor facility that offers training for individuals, small groups and teams for baseball and fast pitch softball. Hook formerly pitched for the San Francisco Giants and is a pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Brandon Berger, the other owner, formerly played for the Kansas City Royals. Other instructors for both baseball and softball have all played at the collegiate level and many are in major league farm systems right now. All of the instructors have local ties, with most being former players of Northern Kentucky high school teams. "The ribbon that runs through it is the experience," Hook said. At The Yard instructors are able to give specific advice to help players in the Northern Kentucky area, he said.

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The need is growing, she said. A continued partnership would be “very good for us,” Mason said. Sometimes they “reach a limit” when looking for items to help families in need. “This way, we have an outside community resource that can reach fur-

At The Yard student Mitch Meyer works on hitting with co-owner Brandon Berger. JUSTIN B. DUKE/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

"We played on the same fields and played under the same coaches at the high school level," Hook said. Students benefit from the instructors because they've all played under multiple coaches and they're able to pass along the best of the knowledge they've gained, he said. "We're doing things you're taught at the professional level," Hook said. At The Yard is in its 10th year, and recently added sports performance training after seeing many students didn't quite have the strength needed to perform certain tasks. Instructors are working on growing players' skills, mental ability and physical strength, Hook said. "We're really develop-

ing players," he said. Parents who sent their children to At The Yard tend to be those who realize they need some additional help maximizing their child's potential, Hook said. "We're experts at what we do," he said. Despite a struggling economy, At The Yard has seen some of its strongest performance in recent months, Hook said. "Even with the tough economy, people want to spend money on their kids," he said. To learn more about At The Yard or to schedule an appointment, visit

ther than I can,” Mason said. Right now, Union Cares is looking for food items and gently used clothing. Franxman is also looking for non-personalized school shirts still in good condition to give back to respective schools “and pass along to families that can’t afford them.” According to Mason, it’s a similar effort to one New Haven is undertaking. The school is attempt-

ing to contact people whose children have moved onto middle school to donate New Haven shirts for new students. “This way we can make them feel like part of the school,” Mason said. Union Cares donations can be dropped off at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union. For more information, contact Franxman at

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The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications until Feb. 15 for the Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant. This grant provides up to $3,000 for master folk artists to teach the skills, practices and culture of Kentucky’s living traditional arts to less experienced artists who are part of the same community. Master artists and apprentices must apply together and both be residents of Kentucky. A master artist can practice any traditional art form (music, dance, craft, ceremoni-

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Dispatch study moves forward

Boone County leaders Jan. 10 voted unanimously to amend an agreement concerning a consultant hired to research a potential dispatch merger. Last summer, officials approved a professional services agreement with Minneapolis-based Paul Linnee for consultative services regarding such a system.

According to county administrator Jeff Earlywine, the amendments are “rather housekeeping in nature,” the first of which better defining what will be deliverable “in form of a written report on the scope of work he’s been retained to perform.” Linnee was retained by the fiscal courts of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, who would share the costs. The second amendment

caps the payment for services at $10,000 per county. According to Earlywine, the contract originally had a $25,000 cap for payments which was taken out. “Upon reflection, everybody felt more comfortable having that in there, so we’re offering that as an amendment,” he said. To date, the amount spent totals a little less than $5,100, Earlywine

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My Furry Valentine is Greater Cincinnati's largest pet adoption event and Boone County Animal Shelter is participating. The shelter is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 for special Saturday hours. A discount of $50 off the adoption fee will be offered for those donating an item to the shelter. The wish list includes bleach, Dawn dishwashing liquid, multi-packs of paper towels, wash cloths and towels, canned cat and kitten food, dry cat/kitten food, cat litter, new cat collars, bathroom rugs with rubber backing, canned puppy/dog food, dry puppy/ dog food, new collars/

leashes, treats and blankets. Shively Photography will be on site and all those adopting will go home with a picture of their new furry valentine. Boone County Animal Shelter is located at 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington. Call 586-5285 for information.

Willis hosting folk and bluegrass show

The Dean Osborne Band will perform at Willis Music in Florence at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The bluegrass band has won several awards and will be joined by folk performer Mark Dvorak. For more information call 859-525-6050.

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Richwood Presbyterian Church will host its annual Hearts and Spaghetti Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the church Fellowship Hall. Friends and neighbors of the church are welcome to come for an evening of food and friendship. Richwood Presbyterian is located at 1070 Richwood Road in Richwood. For information, call 859-485-7200.

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Critic says roadside ads are a nuisance Removal driven by complaints By Stephanie Salmons

They show up along the roadways and intersections, advertising everything from plumbing to furniture, in-home tutoring and home sales. Elaine Demoret of Florence says the area along Ky. 18 between Ky. 237 and Limaburg Road in particular “is absolutely buried in advertising signs placed along the roadways and intersections by local merchants.” She has lived in the community for about five years, but the signs have really become a problem within the last year, she said. “These signs are a terrible eyesore and make our community look cheap and trashy,” Demoret said. “Not to mention the fact that it is illegal for local merchants to place them there.” Section 154.01 of the county ordinances states any type of signs, placard, advertisements or displays are not allowed on any utility pole, other type pole or any trees within the boundaries of any county right of way. The section is applicable to all signs and displays except those posted on county rights of way or easements by the county road department or by law enforcement agencies. Boone County code enforcement supervisor Brad Horn said the signs aren’t something his department actively looks for. Removal is “complaint driven,” he said.

Roadside advertisements like these in Burlington are not permitted under state regulations or county ordinances. THANKS TO ELAINE DEMORET

Code enforcement doesn’t send crews out, Horn said. “We don’t have the manpower to go out and actively enforce the ordinance,” he said. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 spokeswoman Nancy Wood said their district office does respond to complaints regarding signs in the rights of way. “We remove illegal signage and often conduct sweeps of areas that seem to have concentrated levels of illegal signage,” Wood said.

Section 2 of 603 KAR 3:080 states advertising devices “shall not be erected or maintained within or over the state-owned highway right-of-way except a directional or other official sign or signal erected by or on behalf of the state or other public agency having jurisdiction.” The right of way also varies on each state route, Wood said. Research is done on the right of way in question before removal. “If any sign does affect sight distance or is a hazard, we will remove (it),” she said.

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Boone County partners for oral health access By Stephanie Salmons

Nearly a third of Northern Kentucky adults have delayed getting dental care because of costs and while a quarter feel their oral health is “less than good,” according to Dr. Lynne Saddler, district director of health for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. “Poor oral health is a quality of life issue which also impacts a person’s ability to find employment and perform well on their job,” Saddler told the Boone County Fiscal Court

on Jan. 24. “Poor oral health has been linked to a variety of illness and chronic diseases and even premature death and that’s why regular access to dental care is so important.” Saddler was on hand requesting approval to partner with the Boone County Human Services Department and funding to support a graduate student for the Oral Health Access Project. As a public health agency, the health department is concerned about the “bigger picture of oral health care access,” and have embarked on develop-

ment of an oral health care task force “so that we can work together with the community to develop an action plan for improving access to care,” she said. To do this, Saddler said they would like to engage a graduate student in public health to work with the health department and Boone County Human services “to lay the ground work for these efforts.” According to Saddler, there are five objectives the graduate student would complete. The objectives include doing an inventory of existing and potential resources

able and that they will accomplish what we’re setting out to accomplish and that’s increasing access to oral health care services.” The health department requested a $1,500 stipend for the graduate student. According to Judge-executive Gary Moore, that money is already in the approved Human Services budget. Fiscal Court members voted unanimously to approve the partnership.

beneficial,” Saddler said. In addition to jointly deciding on the graduate student, the department can help identify agencies and people to work with and provide technical assistance relating to the needs of Boone County, she said. “I see the Human Services staff helping us ensure any programs that are looked at for Boone County make sense for Boone County – that they’re feasible, that they’re sustain-

in Northern Kentucky, quantifying the magnitude of the problem, assisting in development of the task force, extensive searching of all the “evidence-based best practices” which show an effective increase in oral health care and sustainable programs as well as assist in the oral health access improvement plan for Northern Kentucky. A partnership with the county’s Human Services Department will be “very

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Goddard School takes on bullying By Justin B. Duke

FLORENCE — The Goddard School wants to tackle bullying from an early age. The school, located at 1501 Cavalry Drive in Florence, is hosting a week-long Community Games event that is targeted around preventing bullying by promoting the importance of the community. The local school is participating in the games with Goddard schools around the nation, and the activities are rooted in the “Goddard Guide to Getting Along,” the school’s handbook for teaching children basic manners. If kids can see the importance of their community, they’ll understand the need to treat each other with respect and that can cut off bullying before it starts, said Missy Owens, one of the owners of the Florence Goddard School. The Community Games are taking place Feb. 6-10 and feature days like Friendship Day, Community Hero Day and Play Along Day. While the week is a more celebrated look at Goddard’s anti-bullying efforts, the same principles being stressed are used all year, Owens said. Using the “Goddard Guide” as a foundation, Owens is seeing more peaceful resolutions to children’s conflicts and more confidence in children to speak up for themselves if they’ve been wronged. “We believe that self-esteem leads to not having bullies and being bullied,” Owens said. This is often seen is children apologizing to each other without adult intervention for knocking over blocks or not taking turns, she said. “We don’t have to orchestrate these things,” Owens said.

Area district saving energy By Justin B. Duke

WALTON — An old building got some new tricks to save money. Walton-Verona Elementary was given the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Award. The award is given to organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The school joins Walton-Verona High School and WaltonVerona Middle School as Energy Star schools making WaltonVerona Schools the state’s second district to have every school be an Energy Star building. “Which is quite an accomplishment,” said Cathy Reed, the district’s energy manager. Walton-Verona Elementary recently went through renova-

Administrators, state leaders and others celebrate Walton-Verona Schools becoming the state's second all Energy Star school district. THANKS TO JANIS TOMLINSON

tions that added to its energy efficiency and the district has been working at cutting energy usage for several years. “They’ve been doing energy management since 2005,” Reed said.

The combined efforts to cut consumption has led to a savings of about $189,000 in reduced energy bills and rebates since 2005. “That’s about 10 percent of their utility costs,” Reed said.

Money that’s not going to utility bills can stay in the district and be used for education, said Greg Guess, the director of the division of energy efficiency and conservation for the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence. “The lesson is energy efficiency redirects money to where it is important – educating children,” Guess said. Nationwide, there are only about 3,500 schools that are Energy Star buildings, so having three in one district shows Walton-Verona Schools is leading the pack, said Ron Willhite, director of the school energy managers’ project from the Kentucky School Boards Association. “That puts you in an elite group,” Willhite said. For more about your community, visit

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Teenagers test their skills in mock legislative session By Justin B. Duke

Students across the state and in Boone County are getting a taste of government leadership. The Kentucky YMCA Youth Association focuses on building the leadership skills of teenagers. Each year, more than 7,000 students participate in the group’s conferences and events. “These kids are pretty amazing,” said Greg Palmer of Verona. Palmer is on the Kentucky YMCA’s board of directors and had multiple children participate in the youth association when they were younger. Being on the board of directors,

Students vote on bills during the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association's Youth in Government conference. PROVIDED Palmer enjoys visiting conferences and seeing what the students do. Each year, the group hosts a Youth in Government conference where students hold a mock legislative session where

they appoint legislators and negotiate bills through the lawmaking process. “The kids run the debates, the bills and the vetoes,” Palmer said. While the laws aren’t official, that doesn’t mean they go away when the conference ends, Palmer said. “Some of the bills have been passed on to state legislators,” he said. The conference gives students a taste for the legislative process, Palmer said. “It’s a neat way for these kids to learn how government works,” he said. The YMCA Youth Association is in 200 schools across the state, and WaltonVerona High School’s Y Club is a part of the youth association. Wake Up Walton-Verona, an annual service project to help senior citizens, was founded through the school’s Y Club. For more about your community, visit

COLLEGE CORNER Bellarmine University dean’s list The following Boone County students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Bellarmine University in Louisville: Burlington: Abby Janszen, freshman, exercise science, St. Henry District High School. Florence: Briana Ulanowski, junior, exercise science, St. Henry High; and Taylor Green, sophomore, elementary education, Notre Dame Academy. Hebron: Kristie Justice, junior, English, St. Henry; Kirsten Delph, senior, psychology, NDA; and Abigail Gerst, freshman, elementary education, Villa Madonna Academy. Union: Samantha Koors, junior, actuarial science, Cooper High School; Alyson Harmeling, junior, nursing, Ryle High School; Halie Thornton, junior,

psychology, Ryle High; Shannon Stenger, freshman, exercise science, NDA; and Taylor Gamm, freshman, economics, St. Henry High. Walton/Verona: Kenley Downing, junior, elementary education, NDA; Gretchen Lussi, senior, biology, Walton-Verona High School; and Sarah Warman, freshman, undeclared major, Walton-Verona High. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 or above grade point average.

Smith named to dean’s list

Austin Smith of Walton was named to the dean’s list for fall 2011at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn.

Boone students graduate from Morehead

The following students from Boone County graduated from Morehead State University during fall 2011 commencement: Katelyn Ellis of Verona, bachelor of science; Eileen Fitzsimmons of Union, bachelor of science; Scott Gray of Union, bachelor of science; and Tiffany Scheid of Hebron, bachelor of social work.

Union: Loretta Bronk, Meredith Eckstein, Eileen Fitzsimmons, Hannah Gamble, Stephanie Gebka and Andrea Wilhoite. Walton: Jessica Bauerle, Michelle Deaton and Christopher Mullins. To be named to the list, a fulltime student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average for the current semester.

Morehead State Univ. dean’s list

Harney named to provost, VP list

The following Boone County students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Morehead State University: Burlington: Julie Anderson, Katie Croft and Nicole Johnson. Florence: Stephanie Beatty, Alison Jones, Brittany Knapmeyer, Matthew Long, Julie Rehkamp, Tanner Teepen, Jonathan Walrath and Michael Willett. Hebron: Melanie Moore and Tiffany Scheid.

Jessica Ann Harney of Union was named to the fall 2011provost and vice president list at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. To be named to the list, an undergraduate student must complete 12 semester hours of credit and attain a semester 3.50-3.99 grade point average. Harney is studying psychology.

Univ. of the Cumberlands grads Three Boone County students graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky., on Jan. 12. Chastity Rohan of Florence received a master of arts in education degree in school guidance counseling; Juli Neace of Union received a master of arts in education degree in instructional leadership principal; and Jenny Cox of Union received a master of arts in teaching degree in special education.

Bhat earns doctorate

Abhishek Bhat of Burlington graduated with a doctorate degree in engineering from The University of Toledo during fall 2011 commencement ceremonies.

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STEPHENS ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL Here are the secondquarter honor roll students for Stephens Elementary: All A's Grade 5: Brooke Behymer, Rylan Bernard, Annalise Blake, Haley Brewer, Jason Coffenberry, John Colmar; Josephine Danquah, Cora Dotson, Rithwik Ghanta, Mya Hale, Peyton Hennessey, Logan Horn, Ayden Hutton, Luke Johnson; Brittany Keitz, Austin Kuehn, Kevin Le, Erica Lee, Shannon McGuire, Tina Moghimi, Drew Muench, Yazan Orabi; Sidney Plogsted, Abby Rellinger, Samantha Sadler, Kaelly Shouse and Emma Wichmann. Grade 4: Madison Bailey, Brady Baldock, Elisabeth Bautista, Aran Bickett, Ryan Colmar, Alexis Courtenay; Dakota Davis, Drew Duggan, Sam Ganster, Adam Harlow, Lars He-

benstiel, Abigail Johnson, Nick Korzenborn; Joey Lieberman, Morgan Palmer, Victoria Pastor-Richard, Austin Patello, Olivia Pranger, Ashtyn Reineke, Steven Rubino; Jennifer Sadler, Janah Shofner, Rylie Stanley, Rayce Staten, Grant Stidham, Joanna Swaiss, Lilly Trump, Hayley Wilson and Zachary Wyan. A/B Grade 5: Josh Baker, Colton Berkley, Jake Bidwell, Nikki Bridgers, Quinton Cavner, Corinne Dewolfe, Jesse East; Rielyn Hamilton, Madi Iavasile, Conner Irwin, William Cole Isley, Brianna Kamp, Megan Kelter, Corbin Kiefner; Taylor Malloy, Emma McGee, Samuel Moore, Hailey Mutsch, Adam Parrott, Hailea Pike, Lainey Rice; Trent Salyers, Bennett South, Will St. Onge, Cooper Stanley, Jada Taylor,

Nick Taylor, Zhanee Thomas, Madison Torres-Sanchez, Airis Watson, Draven Webb and John Williams. Grade 4: Nathan Anderson, Nicholas Aparks, Bryce Augur, Brooke Baker, Haley Barth, Draven Beers, Kobe Bittlinger, Aaron Bowling, Madison Boyce, William Brunt, Ashlynn Byrd; Quinton Carr, Lily Chaffin, Tyron Chipwelong, Rebekah Dickinson, Jaron Ellis, Sydney Engel, Lexi Hamilton, Logan Holmes, Michael Howard; Caleb Isley, Aiden Jimenez, Emma Lawson, Julianna Maisch, Abby Mattl, Madison Monroe, Olivia Moreno; Christina Neace, Erica Nelsen, Madisyn Rooney, Hailey Ross, Elijah Rossi, Brianna Sears, Kirstyn Smith, Matthew Steinher; Jose Temaj, Noah Transue, Trinity Underwood, Joe Walton, Madison Willging and Riley Williams.


Cooper students host school career fair By Justin B. Duke

UNION — Eighth-graders got a chance to learn about the future from fellow students. Students from Cooper High School’s career and technical education courses hosted a career fair for eighth-graders from Camp Ernst Middle School. The fair highlighted courses like agriculture and business and the careers they could lead to. “Students need to know what we offer,” said teacher Kristen Franks. Before the fair, a survey was sent to Camp Ernst students to see what careers they were interested in, and business leaders from the corresponding fields were brought in as guest speakers. Along with the business leaders, students enrolled in career and technical classes got to share their experiences in Cooper’s classes.

Cooper High School senior Trevor Gronefeld explains the school's agriculture program to eighth-graders from Camp Ernst Middle School. THANKS TO KRISTEN FRANKS “It was really educational for me, and I think for them,” said Cooper senior Trevor Gronefeld, who’s involved in Cooper’s agriculture program. Leading a discussion helped Gronefeld work on some skills he may not always get in class. “I learned more about being a speaker in front of an audience,” Gronefeld said. The fair was an opportunity for Gronefeld to share his passion with

students can soon follow in his footsteps, he said. “Agriculture, to me, has really broadened my horizons about what I want to do with the rest of my life,” Gronefeld. The passion students had was obvious, Franks said. “They were amazing,” she said. “They showed so much enthusiasm.” For more about your community, visit

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St Henry’s head coach Dave Faust reacts during the game against Holy Cross during the All-A Classic semifinals at Beechwood High School, Jan. 20. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE RECORDER

Faust focuses on team wins Veteran coach gets 300th career victory By James Weber

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JAGUARS FALL TO DRAGONS Cooper fell 59-40 to South Oldham in girls basketball Feb. 4 at Cooper. The Jaguars fell to 7-18 against the Dragons (19-4), who are one of the top teams in the Eighth Region. University of Cincinnati recruit Jasmine Whitfield had 21 points for South Oldham. Savannah Brinneman had 14 points for Cooper and Andrea Thompson 11. Cooper will play at Simon Kenton Feb. 9 and return home to face Mason County Feb. 11. Cooper freshman Sadie Moore drives against South Oldham. Cooper fell 59-40 to South Oldham Feb. 4 at Cooper High School in Union. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Area schools celebrated National Signing Day Feb. 1. Ryle senior Ryan Smith committed to Holy Cross, and Bret Crawford to Mount St. Joseph. Boone County linebacker Mikel Reynolds signed with Georgetown College and Robbie Hiles with Lindsey Wilson. Conner senior Blake Kennedy signed with Campbellsville (Ky.). Walton-Verona senior Quincy Page committed with the Naval Academy. These photos were either submitted or taken by staff. If you have additional photos, please send them to Ryle senior Travis Elliott signs to play football for Western Kentucky University Feb. 1. From left are brother Cody, father, Chris, Travis, mother, Joy. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ERLANGER — David Faust enjoyed the important win for his St. Henry District High School boys basketball team Jan. 27. His Crusaders took the quick trip down the street to play Lloyd Memorial and came away with a 62-54 victory. That was a key win for 34th District seeding play and the Division II standings in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. Oh yeah, there was another number in play that night, as the win was the 300th in Faust’s 19year career at St. Henry. Typical to his nature, Faust was only concerned with the smaller numbers in the team categories. “The most important thing was getting the district win,” Faust said. “The kids knew I was close. The kids really enjoyed it and the parents were great about it. I told them it meant I’ve been around a long time. I’ve always been blessed with good kids. That’s why we have 300 wins. You can’t win without the kids.” Faust is the winningest active coach among Northern Kentucky boys teams, barely ahead of Boone County’s Greg McQueary, who won his 300th game Feb. 4. McQueary has won 151 at Boone County. InthemilestonewinoverLloyd, Darius Meiman scored 27 points and Mitch Kuebbing had 16. St. Henry had a quick start with an 18-9 edge after one quarter and was able to tough it out as the Juggernauts kept within range for the entire game. St. Henry has surged since then, beating Beechwood and Villa Madonna to improve to 11-10. The VMA win put St. Henry in position

for a rematch against Lloyd in the 34th District semifinals during the last week of February. If St. Henry beats Ludlow Feb. 11 in Erlanger, the Crusaders will get the two seed in the district and the Lloyd rematch. A victory in the semifinals puts the winner in the Ninth Region tourney. “We’re starting to get more consistent,” Faust said. “The ball is going in the basket, and that helps a ton.” The VMA win was also a fundraiser for Michael Schmidt, who is battling Stage 1 leukemia. Schmidt was the second-leading scorer for Faust’s best team, the 2003 group that won the program’s only Ninth Region title and All “A” state championship. “He has a great attitude,” Faust said. “He looks really good. He’s going to fight it, and I think he’ll be OK. He’s such a good kid.” Schmidt was injured late in the 2003 Sweet16 opener against eventual state champ Mason County and star Chris Lofton in a game the Crusaders lost by two points. “It’s amazing. When we go away to camps, people tell me if that No. 30 (Schmidt) hadn’t gotten hurt, you would have been state champions,” Faust said. “That was a great group of kids and Michael was an integral part of that group.” Meiman, a junior, is the leading scorer for this year’s team. “Darius has come a long way in a short period of time,” Faust said. “He is a more complete player. He’slearninghowtoplaydefense.” Forward Sam Dedden, guard Conner McLaughlin and forward Brandon Schwarte are seniors. After the Ludlow game, St. Henry goes to Campbell County Feb. 14 and hosts Holy Cross Feb. 17 to end the regular season. “I schedule like that to prepare us for the end,” Faust said. “It will be a good test for us. We’ll see how far we’ve come.”





» The Region 4 meet will be this week at Scott High School. Boys swimming preliminaries were Wednesday, Feb. 8. The girls swimming preliminaries will be 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9. The entire diving meet will start 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and the swimming finals 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. » The Northern Kentucky Clippers won the Mid-Winter Swim Meet at Silverlake. The team swam 73 percent lifetime bests. Other highlights of the meet include: Sophie Skinner broke three 11-12 girls team records: 100 free - 54.41; 200 free - 2:00.12; 100 IM -

1:02.48; as well as four 1112 meet records including: 100 back - 58.79; 50 back - 28.21; 100 free 54.41; and 100 IM 1:02.48. Hanna Gillcrist broke the 15-16 girls 100 breast team record in 1:05.75. Annie Davies broke her own team record in the 15-16 girls 200 breast 2:22.34. The Clippers success in this meet has propelled them up in the Toyota Virtual Club Championship National Club Rankings to No. 33. Most teams ranked in the top 50 are much larger than the Clippers. The Clippers currently have 218 swimmers.


» The Region 6 meet will be at Boone County High School. Action begins at 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10, and picks up at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, with the second round of consolation. Weight-class finals are expected to start at around 3 p.m. Saturday. » The Cooper High School varsity wrestling team finished fifth out of 15 teams at the Lockland Invitational during the weekend of Jan. 27. Special recognition to Colton Hatridge who finished fourth at 108, Kyle Steiner who finished third at 113, Kyle Hensley who finished sixth at 126, John Ransdell who finished fifth at 138, Trent Presnell who finished second at 145, Taylor Eschan who finished second at 152, Bobby Stobart who finished third at 160 and Renzo Poblete who finished sixth at 170. Cooper’s junior varsi-

ty wrestling team had three wrestlers, Ty Keller, Brandon Bustos and Hunter Bailey qualify for the JV state tournament in Louisville Jan. 28. The Jaguar Middle School Wrestling Team had five wrestlers, Jordan Kidwell, Andrew Bailey, Kevin Flaherty, Nick Bachman and Edward Hernandez qualify for the middle school regional tournament.

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» Walton-Verona beat Augusta 79-69 Feb. 4. Tanner Moeves had a careerhigh 29 points. » Boone County beat Beechwood 61-59 Feb. 2. Chase Stanley had 17 points.

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» St. Henry beat Highlands 53-43 Feb. 2 and

Brossart 57-51 Feb. 4 » Boone County senior Sydney Moss was the LaRosa’s MVP of the Week for Jan. 31. Moss, the school’s all-time leading scorer, is a strong candidate for Kentucky Miss Basketball having entered her senior year with 2,140 career points and 1,156 rebounds. She has averaged a double-double throughout her career, and last season averaged 22.9 ppg.-11.8 rpg. and was named MVP of the district and regional tournaments. She also was named NKY Player of the Year for the second time and first team all-state. She was the cover girl for ESPN Rise magazine 2011. Moss holds the school record for single game scoring (41 points) and rebounds (28). Big games this season include scor-

ing 38 points vs. Princeton and 34 points (10 rebounds) vs. Highlands. An honor roll student active in community service, she is the daughter of NFL great Randy Moss. She will continue her basketball career next year at the University of Florida. “Because of her humble manner, outstanding skill, great athleticism, and sportsmanship, she is a fan favorite and great ambassador of the game of basketball,” said head coach Nell Fookes. » Conner beat Holy Cross 70-53 Feb. 4. Dawn Peacock had 23 points as Conner improved to 19-7. » Walton-Verona beat Gallatin County 71-55 Feb. 4 to improve to 21-5. Michele Judy had 17 points to lead three Bearcats in double figures.


ST. HENRY 6TH-GRADE CHAMPS The St. Henry sixth-grade girls volleyball team coached by Patti McKnight defeated St. Paul to win the St. Henry Sixth-Grade Tournament. Players are Cameron Bier, Elizabeth Klein, Anna Munzer, Marissa Page, Olivia Staverman, Emmy Trepel and Megan Ziegelmeyer. THANKS TO KRIS STAVERMAN

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SB 47 would spell out raw milk rights Why should the commonwealth of Kentucky have to pass a law affirming a citizen’s right to consume milk from his or her own cow simply because the housing, feeding and care of the animal is being handled by a third party – namely a farmer with facilities and practices the owner trusts? For thousands of health conscious Kentucky citizens who do not have needed acreage or time for dairy farming, finding a farmer to contract with is a logical choice. Some livestock owners even join other likeminded families to enter into a contractual relation with a farmer to buy a cow for coownership. Nothing in these relationships changes the fact

that private citizens own an animal and as such they should have the legal right to consume the milk it produces. Thomas R. But sadly, Lightner the policies of COMMUNITY some federal RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST regulators and the actions of state and local health departments are forcing state legislators to clearly spell out those rights. In fact, right here in Kentucky as recently as just a few months ago health officials issued cease-and-desist and

quarantine orders, in the name of restricting access to “raw” milk, milk that has not been pasteurized. Many health conscious people do not want their milk pasteurized because this process destroys enzymes, which affects nutrient absorption and kills beneficial bacterial which can aid in digestion even for those with digestion disorders. SB 47 was filed in January by five senators, Republicans, Democrats and an independent, to affirm individuals’ rights to enter into shared ownership arrangements for livestock and poultry, to affirm individuals’ rights to use and consume livestock and poultry products, and to direct that no state permit is


State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, is shown with H.B. Deatherage at the State Capitol on Feb. 1. Schickel proposed Senate Resolution 72 honoring Deatherage "for his tireless and steadfast efforts to honor veterans." The resolution was adopted by a voice vote on Feb. 1. Deatherage founded the Boone County Veterans Memorial, brought the Vietnam Moving Wall to Florence and is now working on a statewide veterans hall of fame. THANKS INFORMATION

House lawmakers voted Jan. 30 to extend by one week this year’s campaign-filing deadline for Kentucky’s six congressional seats, as work continues to resolve a House-Senate impasse on a plan to redraw those electoral districts. The extension of the congressional filing deadline from Jan. 31 to Feb. 7 was inserted in a stripped-down version of this session’s initial congressional redistricting bill, House Bill 2, which ran aground in the Senate. The Senate had substituted its own substantially different plan, and the two chambers have not yet agreed on a compromise. HB 2, as now amended and enacted, contains no actual congressional redistricting plan. And, it only affects this year’s filing deadline for congressional races. To begin to move a hoped-for compromise congressional plan through the legislative process again, the House took the plan it had approved as part of the original HB 2 and placed it in an amended HB 302. That legislation passed our chamber on a 57-37 vote on Feb. 1 and was sent to the Senate so negotiations could continue. The House and Senate hoped to reach agreement on HB 302 before the extended congressional deadline ended Feb. 7. In a separate development, the filing deadline for this

year’s state legislative races was also extended, to at least Feb. 7, by court action this week on a legal challenge Sal to the state Santoro legislative redistricting COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST plan passed in COLUMNIST January. That law, which was passed by both chambers and signed by the governor as HB 1, redrew the boundaries of Kentucky’s state 138 legislative districts and the state’s Supreme Court districts. With fewer than 40 days remaining in the 2012 Regular Session, we lawmakers are increasingly busy as we rush to complete our work on redistricting, the state budget and other weighty matters before the constitutional even-year session deadline of April 15. Budget review subcommittees have been meeting regularly on budget issues while other committees meet on the myriad issues we yet face in the days and weeks ahead. We intend, as always, to complete our work on time and in a manner that best represents you, our constituents. State Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence, is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.



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buy non-pasteurized, non-homogenized natural milk in retail stores. It will be available exclusively to those who own or coown their cow. No one will accidentally spend the extra time, effort, and expense it takes to buy a cow or enter into a contractual relationship with a farmer. Only those who are convinced of its value would jump through all the hoops. SB 47 clears up any confusion on this practice. The full Senate will be voting on this bill. Call the legislative hotline (1800-372-7181) and leave a message for all senators to voice your support of SB 47. Thomas R. Lightner is a Petersburg resident.



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required for these shared ownership arrangements. With the passage of SB 47 out of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Big Ag and others who oppose are joining forces to defeat it on the Senate floor. Their opposition is flawed. Natural milk has far less risk and notably more benefits than a host of other things that are legally permissible for our citizens. Consumers should have access to food that evidence has proven to their personal satisfaction is healthier and more beneficial than the alternative. Further, the proposed law does not mean raw milk will find its way to unsuspecting consumers. The public will not be able to

Confusing creation story with history

The Jan. 26 letter writer kindly invites “non-Christian” visitors to the Creation Museum with the assurance they would not be “hurt.” Their numbers are few. Not mentioned are Christians who do not subscribe to the fic-

tion of creationism. They are not afraid they will be “hurt.” They simply will not support with a visit a theme park which confuses the allegorical Bible creation story with an actual event in history. Their numbers are legion. Nancy Rowles Covington

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Super Sunday reaches out Every February during Black History Month we honor outstanding African-American inventors, activists and trailblazers who have made a significant impact on society. But not everyone who has made a difference will find their names in a textbook. There are thousands of unsung heroes in every Kentucky community who deserve recognition. They are people like Kathryn H. Hunt, a 1989 graduate of Lexington Community College (now Bluegrass Community and Technical College). After completing an associate degree she transferred to the University of Louisville and became the first African-American to graduate from the physical therapy program. Now with 20 years of success in her field, Hunt mentors high school and college students considering careers in physical therapy. A primary mission of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System – which includes Gateway Community & Technical College – is to encourage more students like Kathryn Hunt to earn a college degree and to assist them in achieving their dreams. To this end, on Feb. 12 KCTCS is sponsoring an annual community outreach initiative called Super Sunday that is designed to reach out to prospective students like Kathryn and their families. Super Sunday targets the African-American community

through one of its most prominent outreach networks: the church. This year, Super Sunday events will take place Michael B. at 34 lead McCall churches and include colCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST lege fairs at 25 COLUMNIST locations. College faculty and staff will join pastors and worship leaders to spread the education gospel, that “Yes You Can Go to College … Yes You Can Get a College Degree ... and Yes You Can Have a High Paying job!” At each location, KCTCS teams will offer college information and encourage mentor relationships to help students and parents make a fully informed college plan. KCTCS is perfectly positioned to take the lead in ensuring every citizen receives the education needed to achieve a successful career. And we are proud minority enrollment is growing at our colleges. In fact, since 2005 KCTCS has seen an 88.8 percent increase in total minority enrollment with a 60.2 percent increase among African-American students. However, our work is not finished. The Council on Postsecondary Education reports that while Kentucky’s graduation rates have improved by 6 percent since 2000, the gap

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between minority students and white students with college degrees has widened by 3 percent, a clear indication some African-American students are still getting lost in the higher education pipeline. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote “we are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” When a student succeeds our community improves. College graduates earn more money, have more spending dollars and create a stronger economy. Communities with higher graduation rates have lower unemployment, greater community engagement and improved quality of life. The next generation of students will build the foundation we depend on for a stronger Kentucky. Kathryn Hunt is hard at work to mentor the classes of 2012 and beyond, will you join her in those efforts? College administrators, educators, parents, policymakers and the general public all must play a role in our higher education village to put all students on the right path to earn a college degree, be successful members of society and contribute their skills and talents to our great commonwealth of Kentucky. Dr. Michael B. McCall is president of Kentucky Community & Technical College System.

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And Bingo is his name-O By Patricia A. Scheyer Contributor

WALTON — Dorothy Parchert of Walton is 87 years young, and she depends on her daughter, Virginia Pfeiffer, and her good companion, Bingo, the dog. Bingo lets Dorothy know before someone is at the door, and he likes to recline on the bed in the spare bedroom where he can effortlessly watch out the window. “My husband and I got Bingo from a market in Vera Cruz, Mexico, where we were living until I moved up here in 2008,” said Dorothy. “My husband said he didn’t want another dog when his beloved Duke died, but I said, I’m here alone, and I want a dog! So he took me to the market and I picked Bingo out from all the puppies, and paid 200 pesos for him, which is about $25. My husband learned to love him, too, until he died.” In 2008, Dorothy’s health was questionable enough that she moved to Union to be near her daughter, and Bingo and her husband joined her a month later. So Bingo, who is almost 10, has made his home with Dorothy, and she talks to him and sews up his toys, and he protects her. They both have arthritis – her hair is white, and he has some gray on his muzzle, and they take care of each other. “I put my feet on him in the evening, and at night he sleeps with me, and I tuck my feet under him, because my feet are always cold,” said Dorothy. “He loves having his tail scratched. I love having him here. He’s a good one, my Bingo!” “Me & My Pet” is an occasional feature in the Community Recorder.

Bingo and Dorothy Parchert are great companions for each other. PATRICIA A.






"I got to know these people because I got into their diaries and when you get into their diaries, you get into their heads. You know what they’re thinking." STEPHEN ENZWEILER

Book explores battle in vanquished land Florence author writes ‘Oxford in the Civil War’ By Stephanie Salmons

“Oxford in the Civil War – Battle for a Vanquished Land” by Florence author Stephen Enzweiler was first published in September 2010. But really, the book’s origins go back about 17 years. Enzweiler first visited Oxford, Miss., in 1994 after he got out of the military. A friend he had been in the Air Force with was living in Jackson, Miss., and invited him down to visit. While he was there, they took a road trip to Oxford. He really liked the quaint town and afterward, when visiting his friend, he would always make a stop there. Enzweiler said he has had a historical interest in the Civil War since he was a child. He was curious about what had happened in the town during the war. “I never could find a book that told me what happened here during the war,” he said. “I would find little stories tucked away in the library here, in the archives there ... and after a while, I had dozens and dozens of these stories.” While Oxford wasn’t home to any legendary battles, it was a “strategic point,” Enzweiler said. “Oxford had a unique position because it was also home to the state university which was a big deal, but also because it was home to Jacob Thompson, a prominent national politician,” he said. Around the time of the economic downturn and when production had ceased on the magazine for which he worked, he received a call from an editor who asked if Enzweiler would like to write books for them. “That kind of luck doesn’t happen to a writer in this life or the next,” he said. “I thought about it for a millisecond and I said sure.” He already had a subject in mind. “Oxford” is a “very character-driven” book, Enzweiler said. “I got to know these people because I got into their diaries and when you get into their diaries, you get into their heads,” he said. “You know what they’re thinking, you know what their likes and dislikes are and their personalities are. They become familiar to you. They almost become your friends when you know them that well like a researcher does.” Enzweiler is currently “well under way” with his second book, which centers around the lives and the military career of the University Grays, a company of students from the University of Mississippi. According to Enzweiler, local histories

Stephen Enzweiler of Florence holds his book "Oxford in the Civil War – Battle for a Vanquished Land," which was published in 2010. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER are becoming more popular. “People are starting to get tired of reading about all the marble people,” Enzweiler said, meaning more notable figures like Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln. There’s also little known about the war’s Western Theater. The problem is, he said, that “winners write (the) history.” “Most of the stuff in this book, you won’t find in the National Archives and you won’t find it in the Library of Con-

gress,” Enzweiler said. “You find it in the state archives, the local historical societies ... you find it in people’s closest, in people’s diaries.” The book, which has sold about 75 percent of its initial run of 2,000, can be purchased at a number of locations and websites. Those can be found at For more about your community, visit



Art Exhibits


Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 7-10 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Works of local artists C. Pic Michel, Louise Aug, Kevin McQuade and Kyle Carpenter. Each brings a unique style and approach to their work that challenges the traditional constructs of the paint and canvas. Free. Through March 3. 859-3795143. Florence.

Art Exhibits Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 6-9 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859379-5143. Florence.

Literary - Book Clubs Chapter and Verse Book Discussion Group, 7 p.m. Discuss "Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wrobleswski., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Union.

Education AARP Tax-Aide, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Middle and low-income taxpayers are eligible for tax preparation service. Those with complex tax returns advised to seek professional assistance. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Celebrating Greater Cincinnati’s German Heritage, 7 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Experience the fun of the many major festivities, celebrations and events throughout the calendar year in the Greater Cincinnati area without leaving the library. Free. Registration required. 859-962-4002. Erlanger.

Health / Wellness Walk, Eat, Learn, Laugh, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Boone County Extension Environmental and Nature Center, 9101 Camp Ernst Road, Walk trails or hike woods, then gather to enjoy featured recipes and pick up tips on food preparation and healthy eating. Dress for the weather. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extension Service. 859-586-6101. Union.

Literary - Libraries Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All skill levels welcome. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 6-9 p.m., Panorama Plus, 8510 Old Toll Road, Common Room. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. Through Dec. 21. 859-391-8639; Florence. Y WEEK Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Camp Ernst, 7615 Camp Ernst Road, Low-impact hike and s’mores for adults and children. Park at Lakeview. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 513-362-2030; Burlington.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Art Exhibits Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859-379-5143. Florence.

Health / Wellness Free Child Safety Event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kerry Toyota, 6050 Hopeful Church Road, The Keeping Kids Safe Project hosts child safety fair to provide children with free fingerprints and photographs. Community organizations provide safety information and entertainment. Family friendly. Free. Presented by The Keeping Kids Safe Project. 319-268-4111; Florence.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Gala, 6:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Cocktails, three-course dinner, silent auction, dancing and entertainment. Orchestra plays "one-hitwonders" of the pop music world. Black-tie attire optional. Tables for eight or 10 available. $125 per person. Presented by Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. 859-431-6216; Covington. Cupids Envy: A Valentines Dinner/Dance, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Choose between NY Strip Steak, Italian Chicken, Glazed Salmon or Portabella Alfredo as entree of four-course meal. Wines from Elk Creek Vineyards. Includes music. Followed by cocktails and dancing. Ages 21 and up. $99 per couple. Reservations required. 859-379-5143; Florence.

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PAWS to Read, 10 a.m.-noon, Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Share book with therapy dogs. Ages 5-10. Family friendly. Free. Appointment required for

Recreation The Kentucky Haus Artisan Center will host a Pre-Valentine's Day Bourbon & Chocolate Food Tasting from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The free tasting will feature Kentucky Proud bourbon and chocolate items. Kentucky Haus is located inside Kentucky Pickens at Newport on the Levee. THANKS TO BEV HOLIDAY


15-minute slot. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Art Exhibits Beyond The Brush - A Collaborative Art Show, 6-9 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, Free. 859379-5143. Florence.

Music - Acoustic Dillon Chirch, 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday Night Music., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Acoustic sets by local musicians. Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Family friendly. Free. 859-3718356; Florence.

Education The Elements of Photoshop: Intermediate, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Local photographer Bob Ihrig shows how to use Photoshop Elements 8.0 to take your photographs to the next level. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Pets My Furry Valentine, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Pet adoption event. Boone County Animal Shelter participating. Free. 859-586-5285. Burlington.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Panorama Plus, $5. 859-391-8639; Florence.

Shopping Fair Trade Market, noon-4 p.m., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Free. 859-3718356. Florence.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12 Festivals Children’s Carnival, 1-5 p.m., St. Paul School, 7303 Dixie Highway, Carlin Center. Carnival games, prizes, raffles and food. Benefits St. Paul School. Family friendly. Free. 859-647-4070; Florence.

Health / Wellness Free Child Safety Event, noon-4 p.m., Kerry Toyota, Free. 319-268-4111; Florence.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day

Thomas More College will host a "Night of Irish Music" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Steigerwald Hall, located inside the Student Center on campus in Crestview Hills. The annual concert will include regionally recognized musical groups Ceol Mohr, Silver Arm, pictured, and Murphy's Law. THOMAS E. SMITH FOR THE ENQUIRER

To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Owen Benjamin, 7:30 p.m. $15. Ages 21 and up., Funny Bone Comedy Club, 859-957-2000; Newport.

On Stage - Student Theater Oklahoma!, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $12, $10 ages 60 and up, $10 ages 18 and under. 859-9571940; Covington.


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Music - Religious Porgy and Bess Redux Cast in Concert, 10 a.m., Ninth Street Baptist Church, 231 E. Ninth St., Cast will sing sacred music. Family friendly. Free; donations accepted. Presented by Cincinnati Opera. 859-431-1388; Covington.

On Stage - Comedy

Open House, 1 p.m., Covington Latin School, 21 E. Eleventh St., Sessions at 1 and 3 p.m. Studentled tours and refreshments. For above-average students grades 5-7. 859-291-7044. Covington.

Art Centers & Art Museums A Retelling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 859-292-2322; Covington.

Attractions Winter Family Days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, 859-261-7444; Newport.

Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone

St. Paul School will host its annual Children's Carnival from 1-5 p.m. at the school, 7303 Dixie Hwy. in Florence. The free carnival will include games, prizes, raffles and food. Proceeds will benefit St. Paul School. Pictured is Charlie Erwin of Florence at last year's carnival. FILE PHOTO Crestview Hills.


Rainbow Valentine Dinner/ Dance, 6-11 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, LGBT dinner/ dance. Choose between NY Strip Steak, Italian Chicken, Glazed Salmon or Portabella Alfredo as entree of four-course meal. Wines from Elk Creek Vineyards. Includes music. Followed by cocktails and dancing. Ages 21 and up. $99 per couple. Reservations required. 859-379-5143; Florence. Boone County Parks: Basics of Fly Tying, 2:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basics of tying flies. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington.

Bridge, 12:30-3 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All ages. Family friendly. Free. 859-342-2665. Union.

County. 859-746-3573; Florence.

Education FutherMore Classes, 1-2 p.m. Bed Bug Bedlam! Receive answers regarding the orgin, avoidance and treatment of bed bugs. With Jon Bowling, instructor. Free., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Center for Adult and Professional Education. Series of non-credit courses and events designed to expand on a hobby or skill to enrich your talents. 859-344-3304; Crestview Hills.

Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $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. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Pub Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Highway, With Mike Liggett. 859-426-7827;

Literary - Crafts Valentine Story, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Make a valentine. Ages 2-5. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Florence. Claymation Story, 4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Local author, Debbie Egolf, demonstrates craft of making clay figurines and props for storytelling. Make and take creation of your own. Grades 4-8. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Hebron.

Literary - Libraries Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work and get feedback. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. In the Loop, 10:30 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence. Tonight is Carnaval!, 1:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Join Sheryl Epping, experienced homeschool parent and educator, for middle grade unit studies. Visit Andes Mountains in Peru, learn to draw llama, work on goofy grammar and more. Ages 6-12. Free. Registration required. 859-962-4003; Erlanger.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639;

Literary - Book Clubs American Girls Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discussion of favorite characters, crafts and snacks. Ages 7-12. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.

Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. Family friendly. 859342-2665. Florence. Winter Luau, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Grades K-2. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16 Education Winter/Spring Dance and Theater Classes, 3:45-9 p.m., LA Talent Academy, 240 Main St., Tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theater classes for ages 3 and up. Family friendly. Price varies. 859-496-2088; Florence.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitnessparty. $40 for 10 classes, $5 drop-in. 859-371-8255. Florence.

Films Re: Generation Music Project, 8 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures Florence 14 Theater, 7860 Mall Road, Not Rated. Documentary on DJs as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. Starring Skillrex, DJ Premier, the Crystal Methon, Pretty Lights and Mark Ronson. $10.50, $9.50 ages 60 and up, $7.50 ages 2-12; plus fees. 859282-7504. Florence.

Health / Wellness Moving Out of Pain, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Synergy Holistic Health Center, 7413 Hwy. 42, Suite 3, Using her experience in the Feldenkrais Method and other somatic learning approaches, Cynthia Allen assists in exploring imagery, breath and micro movements as pathways to healing. Ages 18 and up. $15. 859-525-5000; Florence.



Special meal, treat for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day brings back memories of my first real box of candy. My boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heartshaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner drug store. One was Rita for me and Heikenfeld the other for my RITA’S KITCHEN mom. Pretty cool. I learned a valuable lesson: Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts!

Scott Bien’s Valentine’s Day city chicken and special smashed potatoes I enjoy meeting young people who are cooking simply for the love of it. Scott Bien, a West-side reader, does just that. As Scott told me: “While my education is in law, my passion lies in cooking.” I asked Scott to create an easy, but elegant, Valentine’s dinner. Scott’s philosophy is if you love the person you are cooking for and love what you are doing, you are already half way to a delicious Valentine’s Day dish. (He also shared a fabulous recipe for a mango chicken curry on my blog, Cooking with Rita, on

City chicken/pork

Made from pork loin.

The story goes that it was created years ago since pork was cheaper than chicken (Cincinnati being Porkopolis and all). The skewered meat is supposed to resemble a chicken leg. Scott gets his made at Humbert’s Meats on Winton Road. Humbert’s puts five one-inch cubes of pork on each skewer. Scott buys six skewers of pork and here’s how he makes them: Roll each in flour seasoned to taste with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and curry powder. Sauté in extra-virgin olive oil until all sides are golden but not cooked through. Wrap each with raw bacon and bake at 350 until bacon is crispy. Scott’s took about 60 minutes. I would check after 30 minutes because ovens vary.

Smashed potatoes 3 lbs. red (new) potatoes, quartered, boiled and kept warm ½ pound bacon, fried and crumbled (save some for garnish) ½ medium yellow onion, diced 4 green onions, sliced (save some for garnish) 8 oz. sour cream 8 oz. chive and onion cream cheese 6 tablespoons butter 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese

Drain potatoes. Add everything and smash. Season to taste with salt,

1 cup of milk 2½ teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. In mixer, cream butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese and blend. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add whites to butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each. Add milk and vanilla and alternate with flour mixture. Blend. (Don’t over beat – can cause dryness.) Fill foil-lined cupcake pans ¾ full. Bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool before filling and frosting. Scott Bien's Valentine's dinner features bacon-wrapped city chicken and smashed potatoes. THANKS TO SCOTT BIEN. black pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder and curry powder.

Cakery Bakery’s filled strawberry cream cheese cupcakes I met Susan Smith of Cakery Bakery at, of all places, my eye doctor’s office. Susan and best friend Danielle Forrester have a specialty pastry and cake business. (Check out their interesting journey on my blog). Susan’s mom made fancy aprons by hand for the girls. Susan and Danielle are sure

to be successful since they bring glitz and a homespun touch to their unique creations. Check them out at or by calling Danielle at 513-2597756. Cake Makes 24 very moist cupcakes. 2 sticks slightly softened unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 8 oz. softened cream cheese 3 cups sifted cake flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 5 egg whites

Florence Rotary hears about clinical research By Harry Chesnut Contributor

Florence Rotary Club welcomed Pamela Miefert ofMCMClinicalResearchto the Jan. 30 meeting at the Airport Hilton. MCM provides staff and facilities to enable local clinicians to perform clinical research in Northern Kentucky. Miefert is director of clinical operations for MCM. She highlighted the fact that the MCM research staff provides over 50 years of combined clinical research experience. MCM’s primary study areas include adult ADHD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, substance abuse, COPD and hepatitis among others. Clinical trials conducted by MCM are used to determine whether new drugs or treatments are safe and effective in humans. MCM works closely with physicians, patients and pharmaceutical companies to ensure trials are carried out in a safe and effective manner. Results are carefully documented and reported to the study sponsors, in strict adherence to FDA guidelinesfortestingandreporting. Miefert explained the various phases of clinical trials. During Phase 1 a new drug is given to a small group of healthy individuals to establish safety and tolerance. Phase 1 trials are conducted in a clinical setting, typically involve overnight stays and close monitoring of the individual subjects. MCM then participates in Phases II through Phase IV of the testing process. In Phase II, a drug is given to a larger group, between 200 to 500 patients with a disease condition to determine a

Pamela Miefert of MCM Clinical Research LLC spoke to the Florence Rotary Club on Jan. 27 about medical trials conducted by the company. THANKS TO ADAM HOWARD

range of doses, drug safety and effectiveness. In Phase III the drug is given to a larger group – 1,000 to 3,000 patients – to establish the drug efficacy and effectiveness in selected doses. Phase IV studiescontinueafteradrug has been approved to monitor safety in larger populations. Phase IV studies may also include studies of an already approved drug for new indications or dosages. Miefert identified several benefits for patients participating in drug trials. She noted that participants may be among the first to benefit from a new drug if it proves effective. Participants may also receive a more consistent level of health care during the trial period by a selected research team. In most cases participants also receive compensation for their time and travel. Naturally, participants in drug trials may also be the first to encounter side effects from the drug under study. She noted that Viagra was originally under study as a drug to control hypertension – the now wellknown side effects were unexpected at the time.

6 cups sifted powdered sugar Pastry bag

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Slowly, add sugar, 2 cups at a time, until all is incorporated. Chill icing slightly before filling pastry bag and frosting cupcakes. Cover and store in refrigerator. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Ugly Tub?

Strawberry filling 1½ cups frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon cornstarch ¼ cup sugar Pastry bag

Combine all ingredients and slowly bring to boil over medium-high heat (Keep stirring until thickened for best results.) Let cool completely before filling pastry bag. Insert tip down into cupcake. Or poke a hole in the center of the cupcake and use a baggie with the corner tip cut off.



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MCM Clinical Research is located in Suite 300 in Medical Office Building 1B adjacent to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Florence. The company, established in 2007, is a member of the Better Business Bureau and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. For information about the weekly meetings, guest speakers, and community service opportunities of the Florence Rotary Club, contact Pat Moynahan, president, at amoynahan@in or 859-8020242. Visit the group’s website at Florence Rotary meets weekly on Mondays at noon attheAirportHiltonHotelin Florence. • Alerts • Closings • Traffic info • Fully interactive radar Everything you need to know, all in one place.

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were taking the top part off the china cabinet and somehow they damaged it. It’s a fairly large chip,” Harmeyer says. The contract with the moving company says, “We are fully insured at no additional charge.” So she called the company owner. “I said, ‘What are you going to do?’ He said, ‘Don’t worry we’ll take care of it. We’ll have our furniture repair person fix it, but we’ll do all of that once we unload the truck and see if there’s anything else that’s damaged – and then we’ll go from there.’” When everything was unloaded she found scratches on a wood table and got a repair estimate of $600 to fix the two big items. She submitted the estimate and says she was shocked at the check she received from the movers insurance company. It wasn’t for $600, but for just $84. “The insurance company says they only pay 60 cents per pound for furniture that’s moved and damaged,” Harmeyer says. The owner of the moving company tells me he too was surprised by that small check. He says he has full replacement value insurance to cover anything that’s damaged. He says Har-

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Walton mourns Jim Bonar We are sorry for the loss of Jim Bonar on Sunday. Jim had been one of our dedicated Waltonians. He served at the First Baptist Church, Walton Fire Department volunteer, Walton City Council , businessman and loyal to his family. Jim did much for our community. Our sincere

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Local chefs to have live cooking demos, contests Community Recorder Live cooking demonstrations and competitions with local area chefs will be Friday-Sunday, Feb. 10-12, as part of the Home and Remodeling Showcase at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. The demos and contests will be at the Legacy Kitchens Hagedorn Appliances live cooking stage. On Friday, Feb. 10, Remke bigg's chef Amy Griffin will make pork molé and spiced peach cobbler from 5-7 p.m. From 4-8 p.m., Remke's will have homemade dips and spreads and Dietz & Watson's will focus on premium meats and artisanal cheeses. On Saturday, Feb. 11, Busken Bakery will have a cake and cookies decor demonstration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keurig will focus

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BOONE COUNTY Arrests/Citations Bradley P. Vogelpohl, 22, DUI at Cheshire Ridge Dr., Dec. 24. Gina M. Short, 27, DUI at Mary Grubbs Hwy., Dec. 24. Jason T. Short, 37, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Mary Grubbs Hwy., Dec. 24. Joseph M. Battista IV, 26, DUI, careless driving at I-75 northbound, Dec. 24. Brent T. Blue, 45, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dixie Hwy., Dec. 23. Benjamin N. Edwards, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 110 Raintree Rd., Dec. 23. Nathan M. Hughes, 21, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 102 Raintree Rd., Dec. 23. Nathan M. Hughes, 21, firstdegree promoting contraband at 3020 Conrad Ln., Dec. 23. Ryan D. Duncan, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8074 U.S. 42, Dec. 24. Saundra D. Campbell, 33, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7777 Burlington Pk., Dec. 24.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 6475420. scene of an accident at 6909 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 11. Kristy L. Hohman, 28, DUI, reckless driving at N. Bend Rd., Dec. 29. Jenise N. Petrey, 41, DUI at 185 Mary Grubbs Hwy., Dec. 29. Zachary T. Carey, 25, seconddegree wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed and deadly weapon, possession of marijuana at I-75 northbound, Dec. 29. Gina M. Short, 27, DUI at Mary Grubbs Hwy., Dec. 29. Deanna J. Jones, 48, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting at 1751 Patrick Dr., Dec. 29. Steven E. Troxel, 29, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Dixie Hwy., Dec. 29. Darrin C. Pauly, 39, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana at 10358 Dixie Hwy., Dec. 29. Sarah R. Voges, 24, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., Dec. 29. Dustin M. Dill, 26, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia at 10 Glen St., Dec. 29. William E. Walsh, 26, firstdegree possession of a controlled substance at Glen St.,

Dec. 29. Brian K. Chandler, 41, DUI at 7350 Turfway Rd., Jan. 1. Josh Thomas, 32, theft at 3000 Mall Circle Rd., Jan. 1. Arturo Martinez Arguello, 40, DUI at 7230 Turfway Rd., Jan. 2. Rhonda K. Proctor, 31, theft at 6920 Burlington Pk., Jan. 2. Larry W. Raisor Jr., 31, theft at 6920 Burlington Pk., Jan. 2. Steven E. Troxel, 29, drug paraphernalia at 8101 U.S. 42, Jan. 2. Wendy R. Roark, 40, theft at Dixie Hwy., Jan. 3. Brian Rue, 27, theft at 7960 Connector Dr., Jan. 3. Janis Ruspic, 52, criminal trespassing at 7777 Burlington Pk., Jan. 5. Eugene F. Froelicher, 49, possession of marijuana at Mall Circle Rd., Jan. 5. Vladimir Tadic, 24, theft at Mall Circle Rd., Jan. 5. Erica N. Merida, 24, theft at 4990 Houston Rd., Jan. 6. Leslie Sloan, 31, theft at 7641 Dixie Hwy., Jan. 6. Norleen E. Wischer, 51, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7601 U.S. 42, Jan. 6. Clint M. Power, 32, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8025 Burlington Pk., Jan. 6. Rowland J. Cresswell, 25, DUI at U.S. 42, Jan. 6. Earnest J. Shover, 43, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7600 Carole Ln., Jan. 6. Douglas Curtis, 49, possession of controlled substance at Interstate 75, Jan. 7. Jeffrey W. Wilson, 40, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 40 Cavalier Blvd., Jan. 8. Sean R. Lyons, 25, public intoxication, controlled substance, possession of synthetic cannabinoid agonists or piperazines, possession of drug paraphernalia at 40 Logistics Blvd., Dec. 22. Beth A. Harmeling, 48, reckless driving, DUI, failure to produce insurance card at 10358 Dixie Hwy., Dec. 23. Gregory J. Carota, 32, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Turfway Rd., Dec. 23. Ashley Merkle, 25, DUI at Cliffview Ln., Dec. 24. George R. Wentworth Sr., 50,

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Incidents/Investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 8200 block of Preakness Dr., Dec. 27. Burglary Residence broken into and items taken at 6766 Curtis Way, Dec. 29. Jewelry stolen at 200 Christian Dr., Jan. 3. Tools stolen at 10542 War Admiral Dr., Nov. 18. TV, computer hardware/software stolen at 12303 Gaines Way, Dec. 19. Household goods stolen at 2028 Penny Lane, Dec. 21. Residence broken into and items taken at 421 Foster Ave., Dec. 24. Residence broken into and items taken at 6094 Montrose Ave., Dec. 28. Items stolen from business at Turfway Rd., Dec. 28. Burglary, criminal mischief Structures destroyed/damaged/ vandalized at 1664 Richwood Dr., Dec. 19. Criminal littering Subject dumped on victim’s property illegally at 10178 E. Bend Rd., Dec. 23. Criminal mischief Structures destroyed/damaged/ vandalized at Wysteria Village Dr., Dec. 19. Items destroyed/damaged/ vandalized at 2433 Royal Castle Way, Dec. 20. Household goods destroyed/ damaged/vandalized at 12985 Pavilion Ct., Dec. 22. Property vandalized at 135 Honeysuckle Dr., Dec. 23. Vehicles vandalized at 300 Meijer Dr., Dec. 25. Vehicles vandalized at 7500 Turfway Rd., Dec. 26. Property vandalized at Manassas Dr., Dec. 27. Property vandalized at 26 Deer Haven Ct., Dec. 25. Property vandalized at 6103 S. Orient St., Dec. 29. Property vandalized at 8840 Bankers St., Dec. 28. Vehicles vandalized at 100 Rebel Dr., Sept. 17.

Vehicles vandalized at Catawba Ln., Dec. 29. Vehicles vandalized at Mall Circle Rd., Dec. 29. Structure damaged at 6810 Debree Dr., Jan. 1. Sports equipment damaged at 1753 Waverly Dr., Jan. 8. Fraud Subject stole victim’s credit card and used it multiple times at 69 Goodridge Dr., Dec. 24. Subject found in possession of forged checks at 7500 Turfway Rd., Dec. 26. Subject found in possession of forged checks at 14 Vivian Dr., Dec. 28. Subject attempted to use a stolen credit card at 3105 N. Bend Rd., Jan. 11. Victim's identity stolen at Main St., Dec. 10. Victim's credit card stolen and used multiple times at 1423 Boone Aire Rd., Nov. 15. Fraudulent use of credit card Reported at 8405 U.S. 45, Jan. 1. Incident reports Property found on interstate at I-71 northbound, Nov. 10. Stolen property recovered at 11564 Dixie Hwy., Dec. 29. Narcotics Deputies discovered narcotics during a traffic stop at I-75 northbound, Dec. 29. Deputies discovered narcotics on a subject at 5036 Flintlock Dr., Dec. 29. Deputies discovered narcotics on a subject at Dixie Hwy., Dec. 29. Deputies found narcotics on a subject at 12 Glen St., Dec. 29. Prisoner at jail found in possession of narcotics at 3020 Conrad Ln., Dec. 23. Possession of controlled substance Drugs seized at Interstate 75, Jan. 7. Drugs seized at 4900 Houston Rd., Dec. 21. Promoting contraband, possession of controlled substancee, prescription controlled substance not in proper container Drugs seized at 3020 Conrad Lane, Dec. 20.

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DEATHS Patrick Daley, 22, of Walton, died Jan. 30, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He worked as a porter with TransAmerica Trucking Co. in Richwood. Survivors include his father, Patrick Daley; mother, Brenda McKeleie; brother, John Daley; and sisters, Ashley Daley and Julia Daley. Services will be held in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Willa Holyoke Willa M. Teague Holyoke, 85, of Cincinnati, formerly of Boone County, died Jan. 29, 2012. She was a retired sales associate for Denham’s Drug Store in Florence and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Her husband, Robert Holyoke, died previously. Survivors include her son, Jim Holyoke; daughters, Judy Raines, Peggy Miller, Kathy Aylor and Terry Haynes;11grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Erlanger. Memorials: Grace Baptist Church,10080 Demia Way, P.O. Box1177, Florence, KY 41022-1177 or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

David Mastin David A. Mastin, 64, of Latonia, died Jan. 29, 2012, at his home. He was a retired printing company machinist and served in the U.S. Army. His brother, Scott Mastin, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Mastin; son, Matt Mastin of Southgate; daughter, Penny Mastin Bonhaus of Union; two

grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Marlene Mastin of Latonia. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery, Grant’s Lick. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Pauline Miller Pauline Wells Miller, 74, of Union, died Jan. 31, 2012, at her residence. She was a homemaker and member of the Originators and Beaver Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting ceramic owls and following University of Kentucky basketball. Survivors include her husband, Ellsworth C. “Peanuts” Miller; children, Paula Raleigh, Dorothy Lynn Mobley and Scott Ellsworth Miller, all of Union; brother, Jack Wells of Burlington; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Private inurnment will be later at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice or Cancer Family Care.

Patricia Moore Patricia K. Hopper Moore, 57, of Florence, died Jan. 30, 2012, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and enjoyed bingo and crafts. Her parents, Harold and Mary Hopper, and three siblings died previously. Survivors include her husband, Randy Moore; daughters, Chastity Brammer of Roanoke, Va., and Bobbie Sue Moore of Union; sons, Chris Moore of Paris, Ky., and Randy Moore and Daniel Moore, both of Florence; four sisters; three brothers; and11grandchildren. Interment was at Glencoe

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Robert Patterson Robert Huey Patterson, 81, of Burlington, died Jan. 27, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He retired in1990 from American Airlines as a ramp lead. He was a big University of Kentucky basketball fan, formerly worked at AutoZone and enjoyed roofing work. Three brothers, Ray Patterson, Vernon and James Wilson, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Patterson; daughter, Pamela Raniero of Florence; stepson, Andrew Wright of Crescent Springs; brother, Jack Patterson of Independence; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

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