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Antiques are booming thanks to ‘green’ interest Florence Antique Mall expands hours By Melissa Stewart

FLORENCE — No matter how much the weather fluctuates, “the sun is shining on the Florence Antique Mall,” according to owner Coleen Detzel. The antique mall on Mall Road, set to celebrate its 15th anniversary this summer, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony with Florence Mayor Diane Whalen and other guests 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. “It’s a grand re-opening mindset for us,” Detzel said. “It’s letting people know we’re bigger, we’re better and more customer friendly than we’ve ever been.” Florence Antique Mall is celebrating a few advancements including a computer and outside lighting upgrades and extended business hours. The mall will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily starting May 1. The mall offers a wide selection of antiques, collectibles and furniture from more than 100 independent dealers. The mall is at its highest capacity of dealers in almost seven years, Detzel said. There’s now a waiting list to join. The reason for the surge goes along with the growing interest in a more “green” earth, according to Detzel. “Antiquers were the original green team,” she said. “And today everybody encourages people to rethink, reuse and repurpose.”

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Florence Antique Mall owner Coleen Detzel, left, and general manger Wendy Phillips are shown in front of the mall’s front display area. The Antique Mall, located at Mall Road in Florence, will extend its hours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily starting Wednesday, May 1.

FLORENCE — According to property owner Zalla Companies, the old Natorp’s site could be under development before the end of the year pending approval of a zone change by Florence City Council. Zalla general manager David Heidrich said the challenge with the property, located at 8727 U.S. 42, Florence, is that while it is zoned C-2, it has a restriction that limits it to a nursery. Without restrictions, C-2 zoning allows for a wide variety of uses. “The surrounding developments called for a higher use than retail nursery,” Heidrich said. “We have committed to building whatever we build in architectural symmetry with neighboring facilities, including in particular the Citizens Bank on the site. Specifically it will include lots of brick, stone lintels a dimensional shingled roof and other features.” Zalla submitted two options for redevelopment. The first involves a two- or three-story office or medical building consisting of about 30,000 to 45,000 square feet. The second option would be for a smaller office or medical building and a restaurant or retail building. Heidrich said a choice between the options wouldn’t be made until later this summer and will depend on “our ability to attract tenants.” He said that St. Elizabeth Physicians has already expressed interest in the space. “St. Elizabeth Physicians is excited about this opportunity and its ability to support our continued commitment to provide patients in Union and sur-

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rounding communities with improved access to health services and a better care experience,” said Jacob J. Bast, senior vice president and chief operating officer for St. Elizabeth Physicians. “Working closely with our development partner, Zalla Companies, we are planning to build a new medical office at the site of the former Natorp’s Nursery to provide Urgent Care services. Additional health care services at this site are under consideration, but at this time we are in the exploration phase of this project.” On April 3, the Boone County Planning Commission approved the request for the zoning amendment. Kevin Wall, director of zoning services for Boone County Planning Commission, said the zone change recommendation will be sent to Florence City Council for consideration sometime in May, upon approval of the minutes from April’s meeting. Currently Pipkin’s Garden Market is operating on the site. Heidrich said the market is scheduled to operate only for this season. “(Pipkins) have expressed that they are pleased and would like to extend, but I expect by next year, it will be well under development,” Heidrich said.

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She said using the latest technology and social media also helps. “We serve all manner of shoppers from teenagers to retirees, college students to busy families and young couples just starting out,” Detzel said. The items offered at the mall, she said, are quality items that are going to last and customers know that because the items have already lasted for generations. Detzel and her husband, Mike, will have opened the mall 15 years ago in August. Detzel was an independent dealer who was involved in local shows. She and Mike saw a

need for an antique mall. “It was an amazing success from the get-go,” Detzel said. “I remember when we first opened, people parked all along Mall Road to visit. We knew that we had the recipe for success. It was up to us how to grow it from there.” The recipe for continued success? A dedicated, knowledgeable staff and quality items from knowledgeable dealers, said general manager Wendy Phillips. “When you think about it, we’re really over 100 local small businesses, all working

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Teacher strives to be a hero By Melissa Stewart

Gray Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team members have made it into the 2013 World Finals. Back row: Kelsey Donaldson, Alec Bedel and Will Henry Richards. Front row: Ken Ryumae, Alex Wilson, Josh Galloway and Elizabeth Schumacher THANKS TO KAREN CHESER



They need donations to help fund trip By Melissa Stewart

Six Odyssey of the Mind teams from Boone County Schools have qualified to compete in the World Finals in Michigan May 22-25. The students, however, need a little help getting there. According to co-association director for Kentucky Odyssey of the Mind Daylnn Jensen, an average minimum of about $7,000 per team must be raised to help cover costs. Students from New Haven Elementary, Mann Elementary, Gray Middle, Ockerman Middle and Ryle High schools are looking for donations and hosting a variety of fundraisers. One team from each school and two from Gray will represent Boone County. Jensen, who’s also a coordinator of the Ryle, Gray and New Haven teams, said this is an important opportunity for the students. She hopes local businesses, family and friends will lend their support. “These are the future leaders of our community,” she said. “This program provides them with skills they will be able to use to benefit the community.” Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problemsolving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 countries participate , Jensen said. Ryle High School sophomore Rena Ryumae said she is excited about participating in world finals. “As a team, the goal is to do well at world finals and have fun,” Ryumae said. “I naturally feel excited, but also challenged.

Ockerman Middle School’s Odyssey of the Mind Team recently won both the regional and state competitions for problem. The team will moves on to 2013 World Finals in Michigan. Pictured are team members Matthew Sexton, Nick Berry, Glenn Stanton, Jayasree Mullaguru, Julia Mathew, Ella Rowen and Karlie Roth. THANKS TO NICK BERRY

HELPING OUT Each school can receive donations made payable to the school with the program name. For more information about each school’s fundraising events or to send checks contact the schools below: » New Haven Odyssey of the Mind, 19854 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091; 859-384-5325 » Mann Elementary Odyssey of the Mind, 10435 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091; 859-384-5000 » Gray Middle Odyssey of the Mind, 10400 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091; 859-384-5333 » Ockerman Middle Odyssey of the Mind, 8300 U.S. 42, Florence, KY 41042; 859-282-3240 » Ryle High Odyssey of the Mind, 10379 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091; 859-384-5300

The hardest struggles are just starting to come.” She’s certain she and her team members will complement each other well and succeed in doing their best. “The reason our team is so successful is because each person’s weaknesses are backed up by another member’s strengths,” she said. “And this is something we were only able to learn after becoming great friends.” Samuel Greenhill, a junior at Ryle, joined Odyssey of the Mind because it sounded fun and easy, but soon learned “easy” was not

part of the equation. It is, however, a fun way “to go out of your comfort zone and try out new things.” “I like Odyssey of the Mind because I have the best team that I could ever ask for and it makes you think outside of the norm.” His goal for World Finals is to “work at the best of my ability and to be an uplifting team member. “Although this can be difficult, it is fun what comes out of working hard,” he said. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

HEBRON — It doesn’t take strength of steel or super powers to be a hero, according to third-grade North Pointe Elementary teacher Akrivi Watson. All it takes is a class full of students eager to learn from you. “My teachers went above and beyond for me. They were my heroes,” said Watson, a Hebron resident who was recently named a Florence Rotary Club Teacher of the Year. “They touched my life and I wanted to do the same.” Watson grew up in Newport and attended Newport Independent Schools. Her parents, who had moved from Greece, did not speak English. Her brother also had a disability. It was a challenging time, she said. “My teachers took a special interest in us and helped us in every way possible,” Watson explained. So for the last 18 years, Watson has worked in education hoping to do the same for her students. “My goal is to make sure I impact every child who comes into my classroom and to make this the best year of their life,” she said. “I want them to know that I love them day in and day out. When they wake up I want them to know that I’ll be here to greet them with a smile and love them.” She said if they leave her classroom knowing that, she’s done her job as a teacher – a he-


North Pointe Elementary Principal Jo Craven said Watson is an ideal choice as Rotary’s Teacher of the Year. “The Rotary motto is service above self,” Craven said. “Akrivi really instills that with our kids in the classroom and on student council. She’s always looking for and leading our kids to look for how they can help others.” Craven describes Watson as dedicated and caring. “She really individualizes her kids and looks at their strengths and their needs, meets them where they are and takes them as far as she can,” she said. Seven nominations were received for the Rotary’s annual award and only three were chosen. Other winners include Kristi Heist of Camp Ernst Middle School and Chris Balonos of Longbranch Elementary. The award includes recognition at a Rotary Club luncheon, as well as $250 from the award sponsor, Heritage Bank. The money is to be used for a charity of the teacher’s choice or even his own school. Their school is also given a banner to recognize the winner. Watson said she is honored and overwhelmed with joy to have been named a Teacher of the Year. “It’s a blessing that someone recognizes all that you do,” she said. (Teachers) impact a lot of lives.” Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

Akrivi Watson (back row, far right) stands with her North Pointe Elementary third-grade class in front of the banner the Florence Rotary Club presented to the school in honor of her being named a Teacher of the Year. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ERPENBECK HONOR ROLL The following students made the honor roll for the second term at Erpenbeck Elementary:

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Fourth grade – Lily Breeze, Kylee Fountain, Spandana Grandhi, Connor Howe, Luke Yunker, Jaden AbdulShajee, Jaelyn Barker, Maddie Girvin, Ashlyn Green, Viviana Heredia, Noah Moeller, Billie Jo Roland, Alexander Baker, Caroline Baker, Abigail Bold, Sydney Bowman, Kiley Colgan, Jenna Girard, Katherine Hicks, Maren Howorka, Parker Knollman, Shunsuke Ota, Mayleigh Rickey, Blake Robinson, Minami Shimizu, Sierra Clark, Brayden Jernigan, Ryan Alexander, Lauren Chilton, James Gay, Morgan Baker, Taylor McGarvey, Carter Muehlenkamp. Fifth grade – Adam Smart, Abbi Soucy, Anissa Wagenlander, Matthew Weaver, Trey Denigan, Megan Howard, Abby Knight, Olivia Pranger, Kaito Shimizu, Sara McFarland, Madilyn Adamchik, Mason Gay, Hannah Holtman, Brady Laws, Alexander Reynolds, Spencer Strunk, Kaitlyn Taylor, Katianna Yoakum, Noah King, Georgia Murray, Maddie Scherr.

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Lauren Welch, Sydney Gilson, Owen McMillin, Brendon Parrett, Elia Sabin, Andrew Shields, Emma Wagner, Emma Fern, Justus Guard, Araya Gupta, Adam LaBree, Brel Alsip, Morgan Ashcraft, Clay Capek, Kaden Fergusen, Carlos Guzman, Peyton Hibbard, Madison Jauregui, Benett Koenigsknecht, Kendall Meihaus, Kaden Morin, Bella Nichols, Kierra Waikel, Layne Weaver, Maddie Kendall, Sarah Whaley, Ryan Goodridge, Zac McEachern, Adam Shields. Fifth grade – Kelsey Compton, Brock Cordrey, Aubrey Hinton, Connor Lee, Austin Mahoney, Nick Sailing, Eli Schreckenhofer, Dillon Talmon, Sayaka Tani, Rachel Townsend, Mohammed Wazwaz, Lindy Webb, Garrison Williams, Jade Doellman, Kevin Gay, Carson Graham, Amanda Kruml, Adam Moon, Lily Otto, Caroline Ross, Madeline Showell, Jaxson Trego, Adam Arellano, Mason Fletcher, Abby Greene, Brennan Hook, Alyssa Kruml, Benjamin Ledford, JT Lokey, Nick Mall, Anna Grace Park, Luke Huckaby, Jacob Turner, Haley Courtney, Jonathan Do, Briana Pierson, Cierra Russell, Noah Schwind, Max Bell, Breanne Brauch, Jenna Colemire, Daniel Crase, Ethan Estes, Kylee Fahey, Hunter Hassell, Braden Locke, Lily Lown, Lex Mattia, Maura McDermott, Hitose Miyawaki, Alex Pergram, Alexa Toepfert, Aiden Vetter, Ryan Wiedeman.




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Balanced Raiders rack up wins Strategy: Try to get more games at end By James Weber

UNION — Patti Oliverio likes to schedule more Ryle softball games near the end of the season, when the weather is warmer and the postseason is nearer. That strategy was a smart choice this year with how cold and wet March was, and the Raiders hope to reap the benefits as they try to work themselves into shape for another Ninth Region title. “We’re just happy to be on the field and getting to play,” Oliverio said. “We hope to crank it up, be consistent and start playing four to six games a week. We’re backlogged in the schedule every year so we can get some momentum at the end.” Where they are now is 12-3 through April 22, with the losses all to non-local Kentucky teams. Ryle has only played six games against Northern Kentucky squads so far, but two of them were crucial 33rd District wins April 17-18, as the Raiders beat Conner 6-1 and Boone County 6-2 in important seeding games for the postseason tournament. Ryle and Conner are perennial combatants in the 33rd and Ninth Region title games, with rival Boone trying to break through this year. Ryle rallied to beat Conner in last year’s Ninth Region final and the confidence from that win helped the Raiders against the Cougars this year.

“That comes from the discipline of the players,” Oliverio said. “We play it one pitch at a time and play seven innings. They learned that in the regional final, you just battle to the end.” Ali Crupper has prospered in her second year as ace pitcher, compiling an 11-2 record with a 1.44 ERA in Ryle’s last submitted stats. She has 116 strikeouts in 73 innings, including 12 K’s against Conner. “Straight up and down the lineup, we’re hitting the ball real well,” Oliverio said. “We’re only striking out a couple of times a game on average so we put the ball in play and put pressure on their defense, and Ali takes a lot of pressure off our defense. She didn’t have her best stuff (against Conner April 17), but she battled and that’s the mark of a competitor. And the experience of pitching in state tournaments. You don’t panic and you just keep battling. She has a good defense behind her.” McKell Oliverio is hitting .408 this season and McKenzi Dickerson .386. Maclai Branson, a seventh-grader and daughter of former Cincinnati Red Jeff Branson, hits. 368. Courtney Miller, a junior second baseman and the leadoff hitter, went 12 for 14 from the plate during a recent tournament in Pikeville. While the Raiders haven’t seen many of their local rivals yet, they know the postseason will be tough, especially getting out of their district. “We’re still not where we want to be at the end of the year,” Oliverio said. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber

Ryle’s McKenzi Dickerson smiles after hitting a double to drive in two runs during Ryle’s four-run first inning. Ryle beat Conner 6-1 in softball April 17. JAMES

Ryle junior Courtney Miller rounds second base during Ryle’s four-run first inning. Ryle beat Conner 6-1 in softball April 17 at Ryle. JAMES WEBER/THE



Teammates celebrate with Ryle senior Dylan Plvan (10) after Plvan’s fourth-inning home run. Ryle won 11-2 over Covington Catholic April 17 at Ryle. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


By James Weber

UNION — Dylan Plvan knew it could be a special day for the Ryle High School baseball team. The Ryle senior was proud to hit his third home run of the season to help the Raiders to an 11-2 win over defending Ninth Region champion Covington Catholic April 17. The win was the 400th in the 20-year history of Ryle, which also made it the 400th in the coaching career of Pat Roesel, who remains as the only head baseball coach in school history. “Knowing that it was Coach’s 400th win, I was kind of jazzed all day in school and ready for it,” Plvan said. “I had a good feeling getting out on the field today. I didn’t know if we were going to play because of the rain but our kids put a lot of work into the field.” Roesel earned the win against his alma mater and his former head coach, Cov Cath legend Bill Krumpelbeck, and not unexpectedly, gave all the credit to his players. “The only thing that matters is there is a lot of people putting

See 400, Page A8

Ryle junior Josh Bellew pitches to Covington Catholic. He got the win on the mound. Ryle won 11-2 over Covington Catholic April 17 at Ryle. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


This Week’s MVP

» Walton-Verona pitcher Hannah Thacker for a shutout and home run against Grant County.

SOY voting: May 1

The fifth-annual Community Press and Recorder Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award voting period for the 2013 award will run Wednesday, May1, through Tuesday, May 22.

When it’s time to vote, you’ll go to Click on the Sportsman of the Year item on the right-hand side of the page. Readers will be able to vote once a day for their favorite athlete per paper. 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. Neither the articles nor ballots will count against the meter, so you do not have to be a Cincinnati Enquirer/ subscriber to vote on your favorite

candidate. Email with questions and follow the hashtag #SOY2013 for updates on Twitter.

April 15. Alex Conradi drove in three runs and Will Baumann drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

er in the eighth inning. Abby Wassom also drove in two in the eighth.



» Walton-Verona beat Grant County 10-0 April 17 in a 32nd District seeding game. Hannah Thacker threw a four-hit shutout and hit a home run. Julann Ginn had three hits and four RBI. Taylor Roth and Kasey Troxel had three hits apiece. » W-V beat Harrison County 5-3 in eight innings April 18 as Julann Ginn hit a two-run hom-

» Conner beat Dixie Heights 4-1April15 with wins from Eberhard, Ogata, and Garnett/Eberhard. » Ryle beat Simon Kenton 5-0 April 15 with wins from Adam Rost, Avery Williams, Max O’Leary, David Geis/Drake Hudak and Kyle James/Ethan Smith. Ryle then beat High-

» Conner beat Simon Kenton 12-5 April 20. Cameron Fogle had four hits and three RBI. Blake Maines had four hits as well. » Ryle beat Conner 5-3 April 15 April 15. Tyler Mason drove in two runs. Tom Deters had three hits. » St. Henry beat Lloyd 8-7

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The Northern Kentucky Clippers completed their shortcourse season with success at both the NCSA Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla., March 12-16, and the 2013 Ohio J.O. Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio, March 8-10. The meets were highlighted by four Ohio State LSC records and 21 team records broken by the Clippers.

2013 NCSA Junior Nationals

The Clipper Seniors sent 15 swimmers who accounted for 75 individual swims. The meet as a whole had more than 1,700 swimmers and more than 7,000 swims representing 255 clubs. Ohio LSC record-breakers included: Sharli Brady of Burlington, 400 individual medley; Max Williamson of Fort Mitchell, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Team record-breakers included: Annie Davies of Fort Mitchell, 15-16 girls 200 breast; Sharli Brady, 17-and-over girls 200 freestyle, and 400 IM; Mike Summe of Edgewood,15-16 boys 100 breast; Max Williamson: 17and-over 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Relay team record-breakers included: 15-and-over boys 200 medley, Max Williamson, Chase Vennefron of Fort Mitchell, Rob Newman of Fort Mitchell, and Mike Summe; 15-and-over boys 400 medley, Max Williamson, Mike Summe, Rob Newman, and Chase Vennefron; 15-andover boys 800 free, Max Williamson, Mike Summe, Rob Newman, and Zach Smith of Fort Mitchell; 15-and-over girls

The 15-and-over girls 800 freestyle relay of Sharli Brady, Kenzie Margroum, Hanna Gillcrist and Lauren Herich recently set a new Northern Kentucky Clippers team record. THANKS TO DEB HERICH

800 free, Kenzie Margroum of Fort Thomas, Lauren Herich of Hebron, Hanna Gillcrist of Burlington, and Sharli Brady.

2013 Short-Course Ohio Age Group Junior Olympics Championship The Clippers 14-and-unders finished second overall, with the girls winning the meet and the boys finishing third. The 10and-under girls and 13-14 girls both won their respective age groups. Individual event winners included: Seth Young of Florence, 50 breaststroke; Sophie Skinner of Independence, 13-14 girls 1,650 free; Kenzie Skaggs of Edgewood, 10-and-under girls 100 backstroke; Amanda Smith of Walton, 13-14 girls 200 back; Mallory Beil of Edgewood, 13-14 girls 100 butterfly; Jake Lentsch of Hebron, 13-14 boys 200 breast, and 200 fly; Abbi Richards of Crescent Springs, 11-12 girls 200 IM; Ma-

deleine Vonderhaar of Lakeside Park, 13-14 girls 200 IM, and 200 butterfly. Relay event winners included: 10-and-under girls 200 medley, Mariah Denigan of Walton, Anna Long, Kenzie Skaggs, and Alexa Arkenberg of Union; 1314 girls 400 medley, Sophie Skinner, Madeleine Vonderhaar, Mallory Beil, and Amanda Smith;13-14 girls 400 free: Sophie Skinner, Mallory Beil, Mikayla Herich, and Bray Zimmerman. Team record-breakers included: Kenzie Skaggs, 9-10 girls 50 fly (30.21), and 100 fly (1:06.58); Alexa Arkenberg, 9-10 girls 100 fly (1:08.28); Madeleine Vonderhaar, 13-14 girls 100 breast (1:03.80), and 200 breast (2:19.12); Seth Young, 9-10 boys 100 IM (1:07.48) and 200 IM (2:24.16); Jake Lentsch, 13-14 boys 100 breast (59.80), and 200 breast (2:10.33). For more information about the Clippers, go online at

The Shining Stars sixth-grade girls basketball team went undefeated in the Southwest Ohio League regular season and was tournament champions. The team includes Chloe Jansen, Morgan Coffey, Lauren Schwartz, Savannah Jordan, Courtney Hurst, Maddie Burcham, Juliette McGregor and Ashley Ives. THANKS TO JANET JORDAN


lands 3-2 April 17 with wins from Rost, O’Leary and Geis/ Hudak. Ryle beat Conner 3-2 April 19 to improve to 9-1. » St. Henry beat Dixie Heights 4-1 April 17 with wins from Schultz, Keller, Gill and Plattner/Atkison.


» St. Henry senior Cheyenne Tobler will play volleyball for the College of Mount St. Joseph. Tobler, at 5-foot-11, played as an opposite-side hitter and a middle blocker. During her 2012 season, she recorded 128 kills and 56 blocks. Tobler was her team’s Most

Improved Player her junior season. As a senior she was a Kentucky All “A” Ninth Region All-Tournament team member, and was on the Kentucky All “A” State All-Tournament team. She was an All-Opponent Division II Second Team selection as both a junior and a senior. In 2012 she was named a Crusader of the Week; and this year won a third place banner and first place t-shirt for design at the Latin Convention. She was in the Crusaders for Life and Latin Club all four years of high school. Cheyenne, the daughter of Marie and Tom Tobler, is planning on majoring in biology/physical therapy.














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Robbie Notton, a fifth-grade student at Thornwilde Elementary in Hebron, recently won the 10-year-old boys division of the 2013 Knights of Columbus Kentucky State Free Throw Championship in Owensboro. The competition consisted of local, district, regional and state levels. THANKS TO ROBERT NOTTON


in a lot of time and a lot of effort to do some things for this program, and that’s what it’s all about,” Roesel said. “It’s not about me and 400 wins. It’s guys with talent working their tails off to win games. It’s fun. I’m glad it’s here but I’m happy about the guys who put forth the effort in the past and in the present.” The Raiders reached the 400 mark a little sooner than expected this year as the Cov Cath victory was their 14th in 15 tries, and the Raiders are 17-2 overall through April 22. A veteran team with 14 seniors is scoring 8.5 runs per game and allowing just three. Ryle has allowed five or more runs only four times, including both losses. “We’ve been hitting the ball really well,” Roesel said. “We just need to improve our defense; it’s been shaky. We pitch really well overall. Our defense has been inconsistent and if we can get that going, we can keep going.” Josh Bellew, who got the win against Cov Cath, is 4-0 with an ERA under 1. Thomas Baumann, Mason Forbes, Ethan Brennan and Tyler Mason are hitting over .350 along with Plvan. “We always put in a lot of work whether it’s practice or

Ryle senior Dylan Plvan is congratulated by head coach Pat Roesel after Plvan’s home run. Roesel won his 400th career game. Ryle won 11-2 over Covington Catholic April 17 at Ryle. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

not practice,” Plvan said. “We’re always up here swinging the bats and it showed today (against Cov Cath). The chemistry on this team is just unbelievable.” Days like joining the 400 club have been unbelievable,

too. Ryle had a four-run first and a five-run fourth in that game. “I’m screaming more than anybody in the dugout,” Plvan said. “It’s a blast. When we’re jelling and we’re hitting like that, there’s nothing like it.”

SIDELINES NewCath basketball

Conner celebrated six seniors committing to play football in college March 20. From left: Nathan Ball (College of Mount St. Joseph), Cameron Fogle (Kentucky), Aaron Spencer (Union), Ty Robinson (Union), Jared Kunkel (Lindsey Wilson) and Darien Wolnitzek (Lindsey Wilson). Conner head coach David Trosper is standing with his players. THANKS TO CINDY FOGLE

Registration is open for the the NewCath 2013 Hoops Camp. The girls session is 9 a.m. to noon, June 3-6, for girls in grades 3-8. The boys session is 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-13 for boys in grades 3-8. For more information, visit or call 859-292-0001.

AAU basketball tryouts The Kentucky Warriors AAU basket-

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Protect vets from predatory practices When I began investigating the questionable business practices of some for-profit colleges in 2010, I wanted to make sure students were getting the education they paid for and that federal and state tax dollars were being used wisely. Since then, I have filed suit against four for-profit colleges, including Daymar College, National College, Education Management Corp. (the parent company of Brown Mackie College) and most recently Spencerian College, which is owned by Sullivan University and has campuses in both Louisville and Lexington. I also continue to lead a national bipartisan effort to examine potential abuses in the for-profit college industry. There are currently 32 states involved in this working group. In March, I joined 13 of my colleagues to announce my support for the Protecting Financial Aid for Students and Taxpayers Act sponsored by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. This bill ensures that federal assistance for college students is being used to serve and educate stu-

dents rather than to fund advertising campaigns, student recruitment and aggressive marketing. Fifteen of the largest for-profit education companies received at least 86 percent of Jack Conway their revenues from COMMUNITY federal student aid RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST programs, such as the GI Bill and Pell grant programs. In fiscal year 2009, these for-profit colleges spent $3.7 billion, or 23 percent of their budgets, on advertising, marketing and recruitment, which was often overly aggressive and deceptive. In the case of Spencerian, our investigation found that the school provided students with information that it knew was false. Our investigation found that the job placement numbers Spencerian promoted publicly were, in many instances, 30 to 40 percent higher than the numbers it reported to its national accreditor. Spencerian’s claims that its “graduates are recession

The Kentucky General Assembly has just completed its 2013 session and are taking bows for passing pension reform. Some legislators are referring to the measure as “historic.” What they fail to report is that they did not have the courage to repeal the law that allows a legislator, making $35,000 to $40,000 for a parttime job, to calculate their pension not on their part-time salary as a legislator, but on a full-time salary earned in another state or local government job held either before or after they left the legislature. Once they’re eligible for retirement, their legislative pension will then be based on the higher salaried job, not on what they had earned as a legislator. Super-sizing their own pension may be legal, but it leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the citizens of Kentucky. Repealing the “Legislative Greed Bill” would have been historic and I am pretty confident no taxpayers would have complained, but the 138 people serving in the Kentucky legislature lacked the courage to step up and do what was right. I was also interested to find on the Legislative Research Commission website the dates March 13-23, which included two Saturdays, were listed as veto days. In doing some research I discovered those are days between which the legislature is supposed to complete its regular work and the two days reserved to override any gubernatorial vetoes of legislation passed. What made me angry was when I found that members of the General Assembly were paid for those days. That’s right. Members of the legislature are paid to work during the 30-day

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session and then receive a10-day paid vacation at more than $300-per-day for salary and expenses. Can you imagine a part-time job where you are paid over $300-per-day in salary and expenses for 30 days of work and then turn around and get 10 more paid days not to report to work? What is even more astounding is that taxpayers of Kentucky were not given the opportunity to vote yea or nay on the paid veto days that our legislators receive. What would be historic would be for the legislators – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – to pass a bill that truly reforms the way they do business and stop wasting taxpayer money on their own greed and self-preservation. Terry Donoghue Hebron

YOUR REPRESENTATIVES U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell Washington, D.C., phone: 202-224-2541 Local phone: 859-578-0188 Website: http://mcconnell. Rand Paul Washington, D.C., phone: 202-224-4343 Local phone: 859-426-0165 Website:

U.S. House of Representatives Thomas Massie, Fourth District Washington, D.C., phone: 202-225-3465 Local phone: 859-426-0080 State Representatives Adam Koenig, District 69 Frankfort phone: 502-564-8100, ext. 689 Local phone: 859-578-9258



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State Senator John Schickel, District 11 Frankfort phone: 502-564-8100 ext. 617 Local phone: 859-384-7506 Email: Through website Mailform/S011.htm

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hands on GI Bill benefits. That’s why I led an effort of 20 attorneys general to secure a $2 million settlement with QuinStreet Inc., which operated the website to funnel service members and veterans to for-profit colleges. As a result of our settlement, the website’s domain name was transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs, where it now contains legitimate information about the GI Bill program. I will continue to do whatever it takes to protect our nation’s heroes and their families from these unconscionable and predatory practices. The actions of some within the forprofit industry have turned the dreams of those seeking a better life for themselves through higher education into nightmares. I will continue fighting to ensure that students aren’t left with thousands of dollars in debt and no degree, and that our federal tax dollars are used to serve and educate students and not prey on them to get their hands on student loan dollars. Jack Conway is Kentucky’s attorney general.

New parents need extra support

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Legislation not ‘historic’ enough

proof,” simply were not true. In 2008 at its Louisville branch, Spencerian touted a 100 percent job placement rate in its Medical Clinical Specialist program; however, it reported placement rates of 66.7 percent to its accreditors. I believe Spencerian was more concerned about getting its hands on student loan money than in educating students and placing them in jobs. The bottom line is, I believe Spencerian preyed on people who were trying to build better lives for their families in these tough economic times. Our lawsuit seeks an injunction against Spencerian to prohibit further deceptive trade practices and civil penalties of $2,000 per violation, as well as recovery of investigative costs and attorney’s fees. If you attended Spencerian from 2007 until the present and want to file a complaint or provide information to my office, please visit and click on “Student Complaints.” Military service members also continue to be a popular target of many for-profit schools trying to get their

As amplification of child abuse cases reaches media outlets, we are constantly barraged by the horrific fact that children are suffering on a daily basis from physical abuse inflicted by an adult caregiver – a caregiver who has been entrusted to nurture and care for the most vulnerable and innocent of our citizens. As adults, it is our responsibility to keep all children safe. The truth is that in society, regardless of position in life, adults play a unique role in providing for the safety and well-being of all children and their families. Therese Sirles As citizens, how COMMUNITY can we work to preRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST vent child abuse? The first thing we must do is recognize that the birth of a child is not only a joyous occasion, but also one that changes the dynamics of a family, leaving the family structure vulnerable. Even the most well-prepared parents may be challenged by the new rigors of providing care for a baby who is so totally dependent. New parents need support, even if they do not ask for it. Here are a few simple ways to help eliminate child abuse: » Reach out and be a mentor to new parents. Encourage them, listen to them and be empathetic to their voiced concerns. Be supportive of their efforts and offer your assistance. » Educate new parents about infant crying. Crying is the No. 1 trigger in cases of abusive head trauma in infants. Explain to new parents that crying is normal – it is how infants communicate. » Explain that frustration is a normal feeling for new parents. Explain that acting upon that frustration in a positive way, such as listening to music, calling a friend or taking a deep relaxing breath and counting to 10 are effective tools to prevent the stress that leads to potentially harmful behaviors. Caregiver frustration left unattended is harmful. Make sure new parents know that crying never hurt a baby and that it is OK to call someone they trust for relief. Emphasize that even if they are the only caregiver in the home, they can follow the ABCs – place the baby alone on his or her back in a safety-approved crib. Many times, stepping out of the

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room just long enough to allow frustration levels to decrease is all a caregiver needs to do to calm down. It is incredibly important that new parents be counseled on how to choose a prospective caregiver for those times when they must be away. Children should never be left in the care of someone the parent or parents do not trust implicitly. Children are at increased risk for abuse with caregivers who use drugs or alcohol, display any kind of violent behavior or have a criminal history. Partnering with new parents is one of the most effective tools in increasing their knowledge, reaffirming their capabilities and helping them respond to their new role with confidence and adaptability. By taking the time to become a resource, a teacher and a mentor, each of us has the opportunity to eliminate child abuse by helping new families adapt to the changes that occur with the birth of a baby, thereby enhancing stability within the home. If you have questions about how to be a resource for new parents, contact Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky at 859-225-8879, toll free at 800-244-5373 or or The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is available toll free 24/7 at 800-422-4453, or This article was written by Therese Sirles, R.N., of Kosair Children’s Hospital along with Dr. Jaime Pittenger of UK HealthCare and Dr. Seema Sachdeva of Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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St. Timothy Preschool student Savannah Butler is a serious Reds fan. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

St. Timothy Preschool student A.J. Bollin gets ready to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during his class Reds Parade. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

St. Timothy Preschool student Aiden Erickson joins in his class Reds Parade. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS


St. Timothy Preschool student and Reds enthusiast Brennan Lemmond yells “Go Reds” during the class Reds Parade. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

Each year Connie Berndsen’s class at St. Timothy Preschool has a Reds Parade to celebrate the beginning of the season. Berndsen is a longtime Reds fan. Berndsen’s 4-year-old class wore ballcaps and Reds T-shirts, sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and carried pennants and foam fingers to show their enthusiasm for the Cincinnati Reds. These No. 1 fans are looking forward to a great baseball season.

Reds fan and St. Timothy Preschool student Mary Rachel Swaney sees a great Reds season ahead of her. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

No. 1 Reds fans and St. Timothy Preschoolers Mary Rachel Swaney, Julita Tapia, Brennan Lemmond, Will Couch, Savannah Butler and Aiden Erickson cheer on the Cincinnati Reds. The school had a Reds Parade. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

St. Timothy Preschooler A.J. Bollin is a future artist for the Reds. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS

St. Timothy Preschool students Julita Tapia, Mary Rachel Swaney and Brennan Lemmond join their class in a fun Reds Parade. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS St. Timothy Preschooler Ashleigh Reed gets ready for her class parade. Each year Connie Berndsen’s class has a Reds parade to celebrate the beginning of the season. Berndsen is a longtime Reds fan. THANKS TO

“Go Reds!” says Connie Berndsen's 4-year-old class at St. Timothy Preschool. Back row: Erica Kohlman, Jake Montgomery, Brennan Lemmond, Will Couch, Aiden Erickson, A.J. Bollin, Carson Stewart and Berndsen. Front row: Alexa Shupe, Ava Boertlein, Mary Rachel Swaney, Julita Tapia, Taylor Erpenbeck, Ashleigh Reed, Hannah McGahee and Savannah Butler. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS




Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discuss “Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure” by Matthew Algeo. Registration required. 859-3422665. Union. Yoga, 6-7 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143; Florence.

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. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Five second floor galleries. Three artists whose work echoes the themes of the dramatic performance. Exhibit continues through May 15. Through May 11. 859-957-1940; Covington.

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.

Senior Citizens Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Community Dance Friday Night Open Dance, 7:30-10 p.m., The Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio, 8150 Mall Road, Group dance class starts at 7:45 p.m. Open dancing starts at 8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5 group class, $5 party. Through May 31. 859-371-1151. Florence.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-2922322. Covington.

Exercise Classes Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Burn up to 600 calories in an effective 60-minute total body workout. Jazzercise is jazz dance, resistance training, yoga and kickboxing. Wear loose, cool stretchy clothing. Aerobic or a cross trainer shoes is recommended. Arrive to first class 15-20 minutes ahead of time. $32 monthly unlimited classes. Presented by Promenade Palace. 859-341-4392. Union. Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Festivals North Pointe Elementary School Spring Carnival, 5-9 p.m., North Pointe Elementary School, 875 North Bend Road, Carnival rides, games, food, face painters and balloon animals. Raffle of themed baskets and split-the-pot. 859-991-2174. Hebron.

Karaoke and Open Mic Friday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Karaoke and dance. Ages 21 and up. Free. Through Dec. 27. 859-7463557. Florence.

On Stage - Comedy Stand Up for 9/11, 8-10 p.m. Comedians Mike Armstrong, Dave Hyden, Rob Wilfong and Lorain Braun. Gary Burbank, radio Hall of Famer, master of ceremony. Doors open at 7 p.m., Radisson Hotel Covington, 668 W. Fifth St., Cash bar, raffles, split-the-pot and more. On display a 200 pound steel I-beam from Ground Zero at World Trade Center in New York after terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Beam will be part of Northern Kentucky 9/11 Memorial. $25, $20 advance. 859-3413017. Covington.

Community Dance

The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre presents Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic “The General,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 with a live modern underscore by Jeff Rapsis, pictured. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER

5-15. Presented by Bluegrass Brick Expo. 859-586-9968; Burlington.

Festivals North Pointe Elementary School Spring Carnival, 1-6 p.m., North Pointe Elementary School, 859-991-2174. Hebron.

Music - Acoustic

Runs / Walks Run Wilde for Reading 5K Run/Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Thornwilde Elementary School, 1760 Elmburn Lane, 5K run and walk through Thornwilde and Tree Tops subdivisions. Participants receive race shirt. No animals. All children must be supervised adult. $10-$25. Registration required. 859-586-3900; Hebron.


Get Healthy with Tai Chi, 9-10 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. Through June 28. 859-485-7611. Walton. Walk @ Walton, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-4857611. Walton. Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Voguevert Trunk Show and Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Talented eco-conscious designers from around the world create upscale accessories. Benefits Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center. Free. 859-957-1940; Covington. Yard Sale for a Cure, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Ockerman Middle School, 8300 U.S. 42, Concessions, Kona Ice and face painting. Benefits American Cancer Society. Free. Presented by American Cancer Society Northern Kentucky. 859-746-5449. Florence.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 11 a.m.-noon, Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-379-5143; Florence.

Exhibits Kentucky Brick Expo, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, Floral Building. Special exhibits: stempunk display, gallant castle in the midst of winter and detailed city display with multiple trains. Play area for children. $8 ages 16 and up, $5 ages

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Saturday Night Music, 6-7:30 p.m. Music by Brittany Gillstrap (acoustic)., Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Free. 859-3718356; Florence.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 28 Antiques Shows The Village Vintage and Arts Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., MainStrasse Village, Main Street, Antiques and collectibles available for sale along MainStrasse’s Promenade. Free admission. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 859-468-4820; Covington.

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

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.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright. Open Tuesday Night Dances, 7:45-10 p.m., The Ritz Ballroom Dance Studio, 8150 Mall Road, Open dancing and group class. $5 for group and $5 for dance. 859-371-1151; Florence.

Education Adult Learner Fair, 5 p.m., Gateway Community and Technical College Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way, Center for Advanced Manufacturing Convening Center. Learn about admissions, financial aid, academic programs and careeroriented degrees, campus locations, transportation and student services. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Gateway Community and Technical College. 859-441-4500. Florence.

Exercise Classes

Toro on the Levee hosts DJ Battles from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, April 29. The event is open all DJs. DJs must register. The championship finals are May 13. THANKS TO BROOKE COSTIDES


Exhibits Kentucky Brick Expo, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, $8 ages 16 and up, $5 ages 5-15. 859-586-9968; Burlington.

Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 3 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. 859-342-2665; Florence.

Music - World Cincinnati Harpers’ Robin, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Celtic music with sprinkling of American tunes. Free. 859-342-2665. Florence.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Guest curated by Morgan

Cobb. Interactive exhibition exploring intersection of fine art and disruptive technology featuring local entrepreneurs. Free. Through May 24. 859-2922322. Covington.

Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Union. Zumba, 1-2 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; Florence.

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.

Music - DJ

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 County. Through Dec. 29. 859586-9207; Florence.

Devout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Vinyl night. Margaret and Jonathan spin eclectic wax. Including an all spin-by-request set, bring your own records. Also, local/regional-only set. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-4312201; DevoutWax. Newport.

Exercise Classes

Senior Citizens

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. Jazzercise, 9:30 a.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $32 monthly unlimited classes. 859-341-4392. Union. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch

Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton. Walk @ Walton, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859485-7611. Walton.


Support Groups DivorceCare Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Those suffering from experiencing separation or divorce heal and find hope in shared experiences. Child care provided. $15. Registration

required. 859-371-7961. Florence.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington.

Mom’s Clubs MOMS Next, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Hot breakfast provided along with speaker topics relevant to mothers of children in grades 1-12. Free childcare provided. Free. 859-371-7961; Florence.

Senior Citizens Euchre Tournament, noon-2 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. Through June 26. 859-485-7611. Walton.

THURSDAY, MAY 2 Art Exhibits The Life and Works of Harlan Hubbard, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Liquids-In-Motion, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-4912030; Covington. Chris Felix, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Art on the Levee Gallery, 859-2615770; Newport. Parade, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Carnegie, 859-957-1940; Covington. Disruptors: QRtifacts by Peiter Griga, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, Free. 859-2922322. Covington.

Education Microwave Magic, 7-8:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Keep the house cooler, cook foods faster and improve your nutritional intake by learning to cook foods in the microwave. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Boone County Cooperative Extenson Service. 859-586-6101. Burlington.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 7-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, $7, $6 advance. 859-3795143; Florence.

Farmers Market Dixie Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Presented by city of Erlanger. 859-727-2525; Erlanger.

Music - Concerts Buster Keaton’s The General, 7:30 p.m., The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Blvd., Silent film with live music. Jeff Rapsis, composer of more than 100 film scores for keyboard and renowned New England silent film accompanist, proffers modern underscoring to Buster Keaton’s 1926 classic. $19. 859-957-3456; Covington.

Music - Country Original Hillbilly Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge. Country, bluegrass, Americana and old fashioned hillbilly music. Different artist each week. Includes 50 cents off Jack Daniels. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., Free. 859-491-7200; Newport.

Senior Citizens Bingo, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 859-485-7611. Walton.



Celebrate spring with Camp Invention roasted asparagus

What a difference a few warm days make. The Caudill kids who live down the road brought me a baggie full of wild violets that they patiently picked. I’ll add that to what I’ve picked and I’ll have enough to make a batch of violet jelly (so gourmet!) and violet vinegar. After they left, I started pulling weeds Rita away from Heikenfeld the elderberry RITA’S KITCHEN bushes when I happened to look over at the asparagus patch. Beautiful asparagus poking up everywhere! And a couple of the stalks were already feathering out at the top, which means they’re too tough to eat. Well, I stopped what I was doing, ran into the house to get a paring knife and basket, and started harvesting asparagus. I got about a pound from his first cutting, and that’s pretty good. Asparagus can help detoxify our system, has anti-aging properties and not only reduces the risk of heart disease, but it can help prevent birth defects. It’s in season now so pick some up at your local farmer’s market or grocery. Like all seasonal, local produce, asparagus contains optimum nutrition levels right now.

Roasted asparagus with brie

Sound different? I first tasted this when Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood in Mount Washington was a guest on my cable show. “We make this all the time to serve alongside our entrees for our classes,” he said. (Check out his site at www.kee-

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Rita adapted an asparagus with brie recipe from Tom Keegan of Keegan’s Specialty Seafood. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. Cynthia Beischel, co-author of “Virginia Bakery Remembered,” is working on a new book, “Cincinnati Bygone Department Store Tea Rooms.” She is looking for recipes and memories from the downtown department store restaurants, like Pogues, Shillito’s/Lazarus/Macy’s and McAlpin’s. Email me and I’ll pass the information on to Cynthia. No kidding, asparagus this way is addictive. Here’s my adaptation: Snap tough ends off. Lay in single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with lemon pepper. Remove rind from brie (it’s edible but a bit tough and is easier to do when the cheese is cold). Lay slices of brie on top. Roast or grill at high temperature (475 degrees) for a few minutes or until asparagus just starts to wrinkle but turns bright green and is still plump and Brie starts to melt.

Phyllis Lowe’s apricot mustard sauce for pork tenderloin I need to eat more rosemary. That’s the herb for remembrance. Or maybe sage, which is good for the mind. The

reason I need to munch on these herbs is I can’t for the life of me remember which engagement I was doing where I met Phyllis. Actually, she attended a couple of my presentations and raved about this sauce, which she says is delicious alongside pork. Well, I can’t wait to try it and wanted you to have the recipe, too. Mix together: ⁄3cup sour cream Up to 1⁄3cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard 2 tablespoons apricot jam


Can be refrigerated up to a week.

Sausage stew with root veggies

Each Thursday morning at 7:20 a.m., I have a live segment on Sacred Heart Radio with Brian Patrick about Bible foods and herbs. Recently we talked about carrots and turnips (check out my blog for a recap). About an hour later, a fax came in with this recipe “from a fan.” He/she indicated that “the stew is delicious.” That’s what makes this column so fun, the ability to share recipes like this. I’ll be making this as soon as our carrots and turnips are ready! ⁄2to 3⁄4pound bulk pork sausage 2 medium potatoes, peeled


and cut into chunks 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks 1 small turnip, peeled and cubed 1/2medium onion, chopped, or more to taste 31⁄2cups water or broth (vegetable or chicken) Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup stewed tomatoes or more to taste

Cook sausage until done. Add potatoes, carrots, turnip, onion, water and seasonings. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until veggies are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and heat through. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

Erpenbeck Elementary in Florence hosts Camp Invention June 1014. Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades 1-6, created by Invent Now Inc. in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The program encourages children to discover their own creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering and math content. This year’s Camp Invention program is GeoQuest, which features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module where children combine physics and reengineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device. Each day at the camp children will rotate

through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve realworld challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through imaginative play. To register a child or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit or call 800-968-4332.

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B4 • FLORENCE-UNION RECORDER • APRIL 25, 2013 Boone County Jaycees are seen at the Redwood Dance. From left, first row: Erica Monk Pavese, Ethan Millay and Ethan Askapour. Second row: Pam Millay, Katie Beagle, Molly Williamson, Cassie Evans, Lois Evans and Caitlin Askapour. Not in photo were Chris Pavese and Alexys Pavese. PROVIDED

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The Boone County Jaycees on March 22 hosted their annual Redwood Dance for St. Patrick’s Day. The chapter hosts three dances a year for Redwood clients, caregivers and parents: a St. Patrick’s Dance in the spring, a Luau Dance in the summer, and a Prom Dance in the fall. The Jaycees provided snacks, beverages, the DJ, and the big event of the evening is the crowing of the royal court. The

chairperson for this year’s dances is Molly Williamson. She has been running the dance for the past few years. The Boone County Jaycees are rich in tradition with holding on to key projects every year, while adding new projects to fill the needs of the community and members too. The chapter has been hosting dances at Redwood for over 25 years. The chapter does a variety of events all year to include: Redwood Dances, high school scholar-

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ships, essay contests, Needy Family Christmas, sporting events, speaker programs, prayer breakfast to honor local clergy, Reverse Trick or Treat at the nursing homes, Kentucky Speedway races and membership socials. The Jaycees are currently running a membership drive in Boone County. The organization is looking for individuals between the age of 18-41 who like to volunteer, who like to make a difference in their community, and who would like to meet like-minded people. Contact 2013 President Katie Beagle at 859-466-8998 or visit a meeting at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Florence Government Center lower level.

Get a contract before paying for work This is something I’ve seen happen several times. Many companies advertise they’ll get you a free roof. Actually, what happens is they work with your insurance company and your insurance company pays for the roof. But I’ve learned you have to be very careful when dealing with these firms. Sharon Brooks has lived in her North College Hill house for five and a half years. She said she started getting leaks from her roof. “My back room started to leak and last summer when there was a windstorm that came through with heavy winds and rain, it started to leak even worse,” she said. Brooks said her son knew somebody that worked with a roof repair firm, so she called. “He came out, walked the roof and said I definitely needed a new roof,” Brooks said. An insurance adjuster checked the roof and talked with the roof repairman, but only authorized minor repairs to the roof. How-

ever, he agreed there was major damage in her back room. “So, they Howard did print Ain out a HEY HOWARD! check that day. I signed it over to him,” Brooks says. The check was for more than $1,200 and Brooks says the firm started working right away. “The guy took all of the paneling off the back room and put it in my backyard and left it there. Now I have no walls on my back room,” she said. In fact, that was the last she saw of that company. The problem here is that Brooks signed over the entire insurance check to the roofer before any work had been done. “He said that that’s the money that would get him started on purchasing the material,” Brooks said. If the company doesn’t have enough money to do the job without first getting your money, then I

believe you should look for a different firm. Get a firm that’s been in business long enough to both have money and good credit to get the needed materials. Brooks said the contractor walked off the job last September. He had bought some drywall, but it was just sitting on the floor of the room uninstalled. Brooks said the room is worse now than its ever been. “They never answer the phone. I’ve left numerous messages,” she said. So I contacted the company and am happy to report they sent out a worker to finish the room. In addition, Brooks said her son was able to stop the leaks. Bottom line, when you get an insurance check, don’t sign it over to the repair company. Instead, deposit it into your own bank account and pay the firm a little at a time. It should all be spelled out in a written contract. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Each year, members of Congress have the privilege of recommending exceptional young people for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy, known collectively as the U.S. Service Academies. The U.S. Service Academies offer an opportunity for young men and women to serve their

country while improving all facets of their character through a rigorous scholastic curriculum and a disciplined moral and physical regimen. In place of tuition, the academies ask for military service after graduation. Cadets and midshipmen graduate as officers in the United States military, and many have gone on to be great leaders in our nation’s history. Competition for the limited number of opportunities is extremely high. Nominees are chosen based on several fac-

tors including character, leadership, academic excellence, physical aptitude and extracurricular activities. Rep. Thomas Massie will recommend the most qualified applicants from the Fourth District. Massie’s first Academy Day aims to bring together Service Academy representatives and interested students and parents to discuss the application process, academy life, and career opportunities within the various branches of the military. Although the program is

designed for high school juniors, Massie encourages younger high school students to attend if they would like to learn more about the academies and how they can better prepare themselves to apply. Academy Day will take place Saturday, April 27, at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Massie’s Crescent Springs district office by calling 859-4260080.


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Walton’s Frakes shares heroic stories from World War II present. Other activities of interest to the club were discussed, the annual meeting, Ruth 4-H horse Meadows camp, WALTON NEWS Relay for Life event and the state meeting. Anyone interested in visiting with or joining the Homemakers, please contact Wilma McMillian at wmcmillian@ The next meeting will be at the home of Vonnie Walker on May 10. The Boone County Homemakers had a booth at the Boone County Farmer’s Market Activity Sale on Saturday. Their display was for children and was thoroughly enjoyed. The kids learned to plant pansies. Each visitor at the booth received free seeds. Don’t forget the Ladies Spring Event at the OFC Building on Saturday, April 27, starting at 8 a.m. A Mother and Daughter Tea will begin the new season at the Gaines Tavern History Center at 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. This event will celebrate all women and Mother’s Day. Co-Chairman Cynthia Hurtt says men are welcome too. Tickets are $12.50 per person and can

be purchased at Walton City Hall. The tea will help promote the center’s opening day on Saturday, May 18. All proceeds go toward the maintenance and promotion of the Gaines center. Irene Boss Crouch of Florence was honored on Saturday for her 85th birthday. Irene’s daughter, Linda Lower, planned a wonderful day with all the food, music and birthday celebration with family and friends at the Sherwood Estates Club House. Thelma Atkins of Walton Village is hopefully getting to return home on Friday. Thelma had fallen at Walton Community Park over a month ago and has been recuperating at Florence Park Care Center. AAA is again sponsoring CarFit in Walton at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at their location in Walton Town Center. This safety session is mainly for adults over 55. Valuable information on driving skills and your car safety will be presented free of charge. For reservations, call Cheryl Parker at 513-763-3373. Refreshments will be served. Ruth Meadows (391-7282) writes a column about Walton. Feel free to call her with Walton neighborhood news items.

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Wow! The week that was. We have witnessed terror, floods, explosions and all of our everyday stress. We have survived by the mercy of God, our national, state and local authorities. Our sincere thanks to all the military and police officers that were so courageous and brave during the Boston Marathon. Our sincere sympathy to the families of the persons that lost their lives in Boston and in the Texas explosion. Lee Frakes, our World War II veteran, was the honored guest and speaker at the Erlanger Rotary Club on April 11. Lee shared his heroic experiences to the members at the Colonial Cottage. We are proud of Lee and all our veterans and service people who have sacrificed and are sacrificing so much for our current freedom and future. Thanks to Heritage Bank for a being a special sponsor. Walton Homemakers Club met at the home of Selena Spriggs with her daughter Jennifer serving as co-hostess. A lesson on scarf tying was given by Harriett Schulte and Marilyn Hallman. Another lesson was given on coffee by Dorothy Beighle and Brenda Hartman. Eleven members were


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cookout fundraiser will be held for the city of Union’s Adopta-Unit program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Union Kroger. Hamburger and hotdog combo meals will be available for $4 and $3, respectively. Volunteers will also hand out shopping wish lists and will collect items for an upcoming shipment to the city’s adopted military unit, the 101st Airborne Division, 1/32 CAV, 1BCT from Fort Campbell, which is currently in Afghanistan.

wilde Elementary School will host its first 5k run, Wilde, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at 1760 Elmburn Lane, Hebron. The event will raise money for books for the school’s new library, two scholarships for the Girls on the Run program, and to help the family of a bus driver whose daughter has cancer. A Spring Fling including pizza, Kona Ice, games and prizes will immediately follow until 1 p.m. To register or for more information, visit

Dog walkathon set at Arboretum

UNION — The 5K Northern Kentucky Charity Dog Walkathon is planned for April 28 at the Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk starts at noon. All funds collected are earmarked for a qualified Northern Kentucky resident to receive training at Pilot Dogs. Money is collected by sponsorships. Entries and sponsor sheets are available in Northern Kentucky veterinary clinics or can be found online at

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HEBRON — Passengers traveling through Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport won’t want to miss this scoop: Graeter’s ice cream is now available at CVG. The Graeter’s kiosk is located in Concourse A, near gate 12. With this, CVG is the first and only airport in the world offering Graeter’s ice cream, candy and bakery products. “This really fits with our goal of making CVG a reflection of its community,” airport CEO Candace McGraw said. “Few things signify the Greater Cincinnati area as Graeter’s. It will provide our passengers with a taste of home before they take off and once they arrive. And those who grew up on Graeter’s, but have moved elsewhere, will have the chance to grab a scoop and go back in time anytime they connect through our airport.”




UNION — The Boone County Cooperative Extension will host “The Dawn Chorus,” an early morning outing set during the peak of many songbirds’ mating seasons, on Sunday, May 5, at the Boone County Environmental and Nature Center, 9101 Camp Ernst Road. Gates open at 5 a.m. and the group leaves the main shelter at 6 a.m. before returning between 7 and 7:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 859-5866101 or visiting

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Florence City Coordinator Richard Lunnemann was arrested for driving under the influence in Boone County April 11. Lunnemann, 48, who said he was acting on the advice of his attorney, declined to comment. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen said in a statement that city officials will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and take appropriate action. “This incident occurred after business hours and was not related to his city duties,” Whalen said in the statement. “Pending the final determination of the court case, Mr. Lunnemann will not be permitted to operate any city-owned vehicle.” Lunnemann, who was driving a city vehicle when arrested, was released on bond April 12. The arrest report indicates Lunnemann was pulled over in the area of Ky. 18 and McGrath Lane for driving without tail lights illuminated. According to the report, Lunnemann admitted to having four beers and failed three field sobriety tests.


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BURLINGTON — After several delays, the murder trial of Michael Moore will go ahead as scheduled, a judge ruled April 10. Moore’s attorneys were seeking yet another delay to the trial, slated to begin Aug. 12, after the team’s mitigation specialist resigned April 3. The defense filed a motion last week to delay the case until early 2014, saying there was not enough time to get another investigator up to speed by the August trial date. Moore, 42, is facing the death penalty if convicted of two counts of murder of his parents, Warren and Madge Moore, who were shot in their Union home in June 2009. After hearing arguments April10, Boone Circuit Judge Tony Frohlich began his ruling by listing the three prior continuances since the case first appeared on his docket in 2010. “If we continue this

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around the shrub or tree to a depth of 2-3 inches, but no deeper. Piling mulch around the trunk in a volcano-like fashion will cause bark decay and disease problems. Even a small amount of mulch up against the base of the trunk will attract rodents such as voles, which gnaw on the bark, leading to tree death; so leave 2 to 3 inches of soil exposed at the base of the trunk. It is generally not necessary to stake trees, unless they were purchased as bare-root plants. Unstaked trees grow better because the trunk diameter develops faster and the tree produces a more vigorous root system. If you would like to see an actual tree planting and pruning demonstration, plus view thousands of different trees and shrubs growing in one scenic location, plan to attend the 2013 “Arbor Day at The Arboretum” event Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Shelter 1, Boone County Arboretum. Mike Klahr is the Boone County extension agent for horticulture.

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POLICE REPORTS BOONE COUNTY Arrests/Citations Jorge A. Damian, 32, DUI, failure to produce insurance card, no operators-moped license at Washington St., March 23. Michael F. Maddox, 46, reckless driving, DUI at Burlington Pike, March 24. Kerry L. Behymer, 38, DUI at Burlington Pike and Centennial, March 24. James M. Williams, 30, DUI, possession of open alcohol beverage container at River Rd. and Tanner Rd., March 23. Terry M. Lawson, 26, DUI, careless driving at 7691 U.S. 42, March 23. Brandon J. Lienhart, 18, inadequate silencer (muffler) failure to produce insurance card, possession of marijuana at 3105 North Bend Rd., March 23. Carter L. Mcdine, 24, failure to produce insurance card, DUI at 6072 Limaburg Rd., March 23. Liana R. Mosqueda, 23, speeding 15 mph over limit, DUI at Thunder Ridge Dr. and Pleasant Valley Rd., March 23. Kamber L. Bates, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Thunder Ridge Dr. , March 23. Shauna M. Helton, 34, driving using hand-held mobile phone, DUI at Burlington Pike and Centennial, March 23. William J. Wright, 27, careless driving, failure to produce insurance card, DUI at 949 Burlington Pk., March 22. Jeffrey McClure, 49, failure to or improper signal, DUI at Interstate 75, March 20. Randall L. Deitz, 51, reckless driving, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited, DUI at Old Union Road and Clarkston, March 20. Patrick S. Greeson, 24, possession of marijuana at 5911 Peoples Ln., March 18. Eric G. Morgan, 39, reckless driving, failure to produce insuranace card, DUI at Burlington Pk. and Zig Zag Rd., March 17. Richard E. Taylor, 59, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Burlington Pk. and Boone Aire,

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 647-5420. March 17. Matthew P. Dorgan, 27, reckless driving, DUI at Deer Creek Dr. and Bloomfield Dr., March 17. Vicente R. Aguilar, 44, failure to wear seat belts, DUI at 1240 Tamarack Cir., March 17. Sylas A. Schlueter, 22, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of controlled substance at 1731 Jones Cir., March 17. Douglas R. Kornrumpf, 38, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Turfway Rd., March 30. Jacob O. Priester, 19, possession of marijuana at 7200 Nature Park Dr., March 30. Kimberly S. Ganschow, 42, DUI, failure to produce insurance card at Burlington Pk., March 29. Gregory L. Yancey, 57, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7816 U.S. 42, March 30. Pamela L. Browne, 56, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 8432 U.S. 42, March 28. Griffin A. Howard, 27, possession of marijuana at 7230 Turfway Rd., March 9. Jerry S. Farthing, 27, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces), trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia at Turfway Rd., March 9. Robert A. Easley, 45, shoplifting at 99 Spiral Dr., March 9. Justin B. Mcelyea, 23, alcohol intoxication in a public place at U.S. 42, March 8. Steven R. Spears, 40, possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, DUI, reckless driving at U.S. 42, March 8. Jonathan Baker, 23, DUI at Houston Rd., March 18. Ryan A. Keel, 21, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting at 6920 Burlington Pk., March

18. Charles L. Roberts, 32, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., March 19. Christopher S. Hon, 30, shoplifting at Doering Dr., March 19. Dylan S. Tuttle, 28, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, possession of burglary tools, shoplifting, possession of marijuana at I-75 northbound, March 19. Alicia M. Gentry, 27, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of burglary tools, possession of marijuana at I-75 northbound, March 19. Tony P. Reinhart, 31, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Pinehurst Dr., March 20. Shea M. Barlion, 24, first-degree robbery, shoplifting at 430 Meijer Dr., March 21. Keio Kinatio, 23, shoplifting at Mall Rd., March 21. Ryan E. Wombles, 21, shoplifting at 7625 Doering Dr., March 21. Karen M. Scott, 52, shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., March 21.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Fourth degree, minor injury at 12103 Dixie Hwy., March 22. Fourth degree, minor injury at 186 Richwood Rd., March 16. Subject assaulted victim at White Castle at 8101 U.S. 42, March 17. Victim assaulted by known subject at Muggbees at 8405 U.S. 42, March 21. Burglary Second degree at 6494 Rosetta Dr., No. 8, March 24. Glass in a back door damaged/ vandalized, wallet stolen at 8 High School Ct., March 21. TV stolen at 110 Roger Ln.,

March 28. Business broken into and items taken at 8104 U.S. 42, March 9. Residence broken into and items taken at 7153 Spruce St., March 8. Residence broken into and items taken at 30 Dorcas Ave., March 7. Goodwill broken into and items taken at 7855 Tanners Ln., March 17. Residence broken into and items taken at 79 Goodridge Dr., March 19. Residence broken into and items taken at 101 Valley Dr., March 19. Criminal mischief Automobiles damaged/vandalized at 2827 Douglas Dr., March 21. Tires, vacuum line for apickup truck damaged/vandalized at 4061 Country Place Ct., March 21. Automobiles damaged/vandalized at 8 Valley Dr., March 29. Vehicles vandalized at 6935 Houston Rd., March 17. Fraud Fraudulent use of credit card, theft by deception, credit/debit cards and personal check stolen at 153 Haley Ln., March 22. Fraudulent use of credit card, merchandise stolen at 7135 Turfway Rd., March 29. Subject used a stolen credit card to purchase items at Florence Mall at 5000 Mall Rd., March 8. Subject found to be in possession of counterfeit money at 984 Trellises Dr., March 19. Incident report Subject knowingly puts others lives in danger at 6806 Sebree Dr., March 17. Menacing Subject terrorized victim at Periwinkle Dr., March 12. Narcotics Subject found in possession of multiple ounces of marijuana at 7230 Turfway Rd., March 9. Officers discovered heroin on a subject at 5000 Mall Rd., March 19. Possession Failure to or improper signal; possession of controlled substance, first degree; possession of controlled substance, third

degree at Interstate 75 South, rest area, March 23. Possession of controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon. Firearms, drugs/ narcotics seized at 1638 Dolwick Rd., March 17. Criminal possession of forged instrument, possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property. Merchandise recovered, negotiable instruments seized at Mall Rd., March 30. Public intoxication Public intoxication controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in controlled substance, drugs/ narcotics and equipment seized at 62 Main St., March 19. Robbery Credit/debit cards stolen at 7851 Tanners Ln., March 28. Sears staff robbed by subjects who stole power tools and used force try and elude loss prevention at 3000 Mall Rd., March 21. Shoplifting Merchandise stolen, receiving stolen property at 145 Richwood Rd., March 21. Consumable goods stolen at 635 Chestnut Dr., March 20. Clothing stolen at 50 Brookwood Dr., March 19. Jewelry stolen at 61 Spiral Dr., March 30. Clothing stolen at 4990 Houston Rd., March 29. Merchandise stolen at 3000 Mall Circle Rd., March 29. Belt stolen at 61 Spiral Dr., March 28. Subject tried to steal items from

Home Depot at 99 Spiral Dr., March 9. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Remke's at 6920 Burlington Pk., March 18. Subject tried to steal lingerie from Victoria's Secret at 2104 Mall Rd., March 19. Subject tried to steal goods from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., March 19. Subject tried to steal goods from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., March 19. Subject tried to steal product from the Helicopters kiosk in the Florence Mall at 5596 Mall Rd., March 20. Subject tried to steal clothing from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., March 21. Subject tried to steal goods from Walmart at 7625 Doering Dr., March 21. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Macy's Fashion Store at 5000 Mall Rd., March 21. Terroristic threatening Victim threatened with violence by subject at Travel Centers of America at 7777 Burlington Pk., March 20. Theft GPS stolen at 2691 Swaps Ct. , March 23. Money stolen at 11229 Frongage Rd., March 23. Burglary, motorcraft battery and copper wire stolen at 12206 Ryle Rd., March 23. Amp, two DVD players stolen at 5952 Peoples Ln., March 22.

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DEATHS Raymond Cain Raymond Cain, 71, of Covington, died April 17, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a member of NRA and enjoyed hunting, fishing and going to yard sales. His wife, Marcella Cain; sister, Ruby Daneen; and brother, Moe Cain, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Thompson of Covington; sons, Raymond Cain Jr. of Latonia, John Cain of Florence, and Terry Cain of Vanceburg; four sisters; three brothers; 38 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Hughes Chapel Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Donald Craft Donald E. Craft, 84, of Florence, died April 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a retired Army colonel, worked as an IRS agent and proprietor for a tax business in Houston, was a member of the Masonic Boone-Union Lodge, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Jesters, Retired Officers Association and MENSA. His first wife, Joyce Craft of Texas; stepson, John R. Halsey of Walton; and brother, Carl Craft of Texas, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Craft of Florence; son, Michael Craft of Katy, TX; stepsons, George Halsey of Norway, and James Halsey of Cincinnati; stepdaughters, Elizabeth Craddock of Elsmere, and Rose Kelley of Walton; brother, Bill Craft of

Percival, Va.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown. Memorials: Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road Edgewood, KY 41017.

Danielle Duell Danielle Marie Duell, 33, of Burlington, died April 11, 2013, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was a registered nurse in the Stress Lab at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include her husband, Frank E. Duell; son, Sabin Brothers; daughter, Ella Duell; parents, Steven Estey and Sheree Nies; siblings, Nick Estey, Kim Estey, and Catie Simmons; and grandmother, Joan Schmidt. Memorials: Danielle Duell Memorial Fund c/o Bank of Kentucky, 1065 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042.

Shirley Forgue Shirley Ann Forgue, 87, of Covington, died April 15, 2013 at Rosedale Manor. She was a cook at Bob Evans, and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, reading, knitting and crocheting. Her daughter, Tammy Sandusky; son, Harry Forgue; brother, Donald Lindstrom; and grandsons, Scottie and Shawn Davis, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Davis of Fort Wright, and Flo Varie of Covington; sons, Tommy Davis of Covington, and Larry Davis of Walton; 20 grand-

children and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Mother of God Cemetery. Jo Ann Huninghake, 78, of Elsmere, died April 10, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a beautician, and was a foster parent for more than 25 years. Her son, Joseph Frank Huninghake Jr., and sister, Betty Lou Ginn; died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Terri Thompson of Florence; son, James Paul Huninghake of Burlington; and sisters, Sharon Saylor of New Richmond, Ohio, and Dorothy Riehemann of Union; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Central Transport, bus driver for Kenton County, loved being an usher for the Cincinnati Reds, and enjoyed fishing. His brother, Carlos Petty, and sister, Connie Woodrum, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie McCune Petty of Walton; daughters, Connie AdkinsIhle of West Chester, Ohio, and Juli Ludwig of Walton; sons, Michael Petty of Verona, Eldon “Glenn” Petty Jr. of Burlington, Douglas Leugers of Independence, Christopher Leugers of Botkins, Ohio; sisters, Mary Beth Sams of Independence, and Harla Gibson of Boone County; brothers, Frank Armstrong of Independence, and Lowell Petty of Williamstown; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Independence Cemetery. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Jo Ann Lewis, 67, of Wilder, died April 13, 2013. Her brothers, Charles and James Beach; and sisters, Lillian Donaldson and Louise Howard, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Benny; sister, Sue Ahr of Florence; and brothers, Richard, Eugene and Bobby Beach of Carrollton.

Elfredia Joyce Poynter, 90, of Florence, died April 15, 2013, at Baptist Village in Erlanger. She was a homemaker, and member of Florence Christian Church in Florence. Her husband, Victor Poynter, and sister, Wyetta Langenbrunner, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Cynthia Poynter of Geneva, Switzerland, and Sandra Oberschlake of Florence; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorials: Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St., Florence,

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Eldon Petty Sr. Eldon G. Petty Sr., 82, of Walton, died April 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a Catholic, served in the Army, was a truck driver for

MARRIAGE LICENSES Julia Bright, 24, of Florence and Chase Crigler, 29, of Florence; issued April 8. Chelsea Rice, 25, of Florence and Brian Blessing, 28, of Florence; April 9. Amber Fleckinger, 25, of Burlington and Nathan Brown, 18, of Florence; April 9. Jacqueline Amerson, 58, of Burlington and David Deal, 60,

of Burlington; April 10. Destiny Harden, 19, of Elsmere and Jeremy Cyphers, 19, of Elsmere; April 10. Caitlin Evans, 23, of Hebron and Jonathan Talbert, 31, of Hebron; April 10. Rajwinder Kaur, 29, of Erlanger and Hardip Singh, 29, of Erlanger; April 10. Aida Gonzalez, 34, of Flor-

ence and Antonio Arce, 28, of Florence; April 11. Tiffany Lauman, 32, of Florence and Greg Campagna, 30, of Florence; April 11. Lisa Swigert, 38, of Lebanon, Ohio, and Joseph Jarvis Jr., 45, of Hebron; April 11. Ashley Mursinna, 25, of Erlanger and Clarence Odom, 26, of Erlanger; April 11.

ABOUT OBITUARIES For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. KY 41042; or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite C281, Cincinnati, OH 45240.

Harriet Price Harriet Sue Wilson Price, 62, of Florence, died April 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a 1969 graduate of Simon Kenton High School, office worker for Levi Strauss Co., member of St. Barbara Catholic Church of Erlanger, and enjoyed genealogy. Her parents, Robert Wilson and Hazel Sexton Wilson; brothers, John Sexton and Robert Wilson Jr.; and stepfather, Herbie Wyle. Survivors include her fiance, David Wayne Smith of Florence; son, Jeffrey Price of Florence; stepdaughter Lisa Washknock of Florence; sisters, Edith Hornsby of Dry Ridge and Norma McIntosh of Independence; and one granddaughter. Burial was at Highland Cemetery of Fort Mitchell. Memorials: the family of

Harriet Price c/o Chambers & Grubbs, 8461 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.

Robert Smith Robert Lee Smith, 85, of Florence, died April 13, 2013. He was a maintenance employee for Interstate Bakery, a World War II veteran, and member of Florence Baptist Church at Mount Zion. His sister, Janet Lawrence, and brother, Kenneth Webster, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Okla Smith; sister, Joann Tempelton; brother, Marce J. Webster; and godchildren, Randy Ediger and Sandy Debauche. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Daniel Spare Daniel R. Spare, 52, of Hebron, died April 13, 2013. His mother, Mary Jo Spare, and great-nephew, Brennan Flannery, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Karen Spare of Hebron; his children, Nick, Teresa, and Matt of Hebron; father, Ronald Spare of Florence; brother, Steve Spare of Florence; and sister, Joanna Flannery of Latonia. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 4420 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45242.

Illegal burning unhealthy Community Recorder

Spring-cleaning season has arrived, and for many Kentuckians that means burning unwanted debris. The Kentucky Division for Air Quality reminds residents to learn before you burn. Illegal burning could result in fines of as much as $25,000 per day per violation. Many people may not realize that burning trash is illegal in Kentucky. State law prohibits the burning of many materials including plastic, tires, cans, coated wire, carpeting and food waste. In addition, the burning of trailers, buildings, and construction and demolition debris such as shingles, drywall and insulation is prohibited. Painted, stained or treated wood products like fence posts, pallets, and furniture are illegal to burn, because they release dangerous toxins

into the air. Items that can’t be recycled should be taken to a state-permitted landfill. Smoke from open burning is a health problem that affects everyone, but especially children, the elderly, and those with existing ailments like asthma. Children are particularly sensitive to air pollution from open burning, because their bodies are still developing. Children also breathe 50 percent more oxygen per pound of body weight than adults do, so their lungs are exposed to more harmful pollutants. Open burning isn’t just unhealthy, it’s also dangerous. A small fire can quickly spread, especially during windy weather, resulting in widespread damage. From April 5-7, for example, the Kentucky Division of Forestry reported 110 separate wildfires burning a total of 2,765 acres. Some open burning is

legal with restrictions. Campfires, fires for cooking, and fires to dispose of tree limbs are permitted in most counties, except when a countywide burn ban has been declared, or when prohibited by local ordinance. During fire hazard season, which runs through the end of April, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland area between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Restrictions may also apply during summer months for certain counties whose current pollution levels exceed air quality standards. Use common sense before burning anything: » Never burn within 50 feet of any structure » Never burn near streams or sinkholes To report illegal open burning, call the Division for Air Quality’s open burn hotline at 1-888BURN-LAW (1-888-2876529) or visit

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B9 Tools stolen at 9836 Gunpowder Rd., March 22. Vehicle registration stolen at 30 High St., March 22. Firearms stolen at 4140 Easton Ln., March 21. Catalytic converter stolen at Limaburg Rd., March 21. Garbage cans stolen at 1821 Florence Pike, No. 3, March 18. Tools , GPS stolen at 6808 Burlington Pk., March 29. Merchandise stolen from busi-

ness at 2028 Mall Rd., March 8. Items stolen from residence at 16 Glen St., March 17. Property stolen from business at 1154 Mall Rd., March 17. Property lost or mislaid at BP at 8039 Burlington Pk., March 18. Property stolen from UDF at 8635 William Haines Dr., March 18. Jewelry stolen from residence at 984 Trellises Dr., March 21. Product stolen from Home Depot at 99 Spiral Dr., March 21.

Items stolen from residence at 2338 Antoinette Way, March 21. Theft by deception Household goods stolen at 635 Chestnut Dr., March 23. Theft of mail matter Documents stolen at 2732 Coachlight Ln., March 23. Inhaler stolen at 833 Karen Ct., March 21. Unauthorized use of vehicle Automobile stolen at 7514 Sussex Dr., March 28.

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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 organiza-

tions 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