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Benefit planned for Union girl, 4 Caroline Belcher has a rare disease By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — It’s been almost one year since the Belcher family moved from their home in Northern Virginia to Union. Though they may be new to the community, their Union neighbors are rallying behind the family as their 4-year-old daughter Caroline battles a rare cancer. Missy Owens, who owns the Goddard School in Florence, her husband Jerry and 17year-old son Jason along with Jennifer Borcher sit in one of the school’s colorful classrooms, filled with children’s drawings and tot-sized tables, as they continue planning efforts on a benefit for Caroline. The benefit is from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Union. Live music will be performed by DRD Band, Sami and the Ugly Truth, Dan Walsh and Jason Owens Band. The event also features Tshirts and bracelets, games, a fun zone for kids and a silent auction. It was after the family ar-

rived in Kentucky that Caroline became ill, her mother Emily Belcher said. They thought she was adjusting to the move – to new germs, a new preschool. But, Emily said, the fact Caroline was throwing up “was a red flag.” Scans and MRIs revealed lesions throughout Caroline’s brain and spine. Days after being admitted to the hospital Nov.1, Emily said Caroline was diagnosed with PNET, or primitive neuroectodermal tumors. The Belchers had enrolled at the Goddard School, Missy Owens said. “That happened and my heart just broke for them because they have no family here, they have two other children and I can’t imagine being in that situation without knowing anybody around me,” she said. Borcher met the family through her job at Union Pet Hospital. “I got involved because I couldn’t imagine being in their shoes,” she said, “and if there was anyway I could make life a little bit easier, I was going to do it.” Jason, who’s also a local muSee BENEFIT, Page A2

Kick up your boots ‘n’ heels Party with purpose targets child abuse By Melissa Stewart

A benefit for 4-year-old Caroline Belcher is planned Aug. 18. THANKS

FLORENCE — Kick up your boots ‘n’ heels to fight child abuse 7-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington. The Family Nurturing Center in Florence is hosting its19th annual August Affair, Boots & Heels: The Remix. “Because of the success of last year’s event, our volunteer planning committee decided overwhelmingly to bring back our fun theme of Boots & Heels,” said Tracy Fuchs, director of marketing and special events for the center. “It’s truly a party with a purpose; to prevent and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect.” According to Jane Herms, executive director of the center, more than five children die everyday in the U.S. as a result of child abuse. “Every single day,” she said. “It is every adult’s responsibility to protect children and confront all forms of child abuse and neglect. But this won’t happen until we change the conversation from fear and avoidance to full awareness and discussion of the prevalence and signs of abuse, the prevention strate-


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County fair fights heroin epidemic By Stephanie Salmons

BURLINGTON — In the distance, the midway of the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair is filled with the sounds of a summer that’s drawing to a close. Rides are whirling and fairgoers chatter and laugh as the smells from the many food vendors waft through the mild August dusk. But it’s not all fun, games and fried food at the fair this week, though there’s plenty of each. Faced with a growing heroin

FIGHTING THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC Northern Kentuckians who’ve lost family members to drugs shared their stories during the Boone County Fair. See our video at

epidemic in the region, a number of groups are using the Aug. 5-10 fair as an avenue to educate the public about the issue. Why the fair? “Why not the fair,” said Tina Roland of Burlington. This is an issue, she said, that is “happen-

ing in our community.” Roland was just one volunteer passing out push cards created by the Boone County Alliance for Healthy Youth. According to Adam Howard with the Boone County Alliance, the organization focuses on providing information and awareness of drug and alcohol abuse in the county. “The Boone County Alliance initiative that is specifically focusing on heroin is distributing push cards this week at the See HEROIN, Page A2



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Fair delights the senses, reunites friends By Nancy Daly

BURLINGTON — An informal poll at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair indicates fair-goers have a range of reasons for coming back to the fair each year. “It seems very family friendly,” said Mike Phillips of Walton while navigating his way down a crowded midway on Monday night, Aug. 5. “I like the horse shows because I grew up riding horses and horses are a big part of our community,” said Jackie Heyenbruch, marketing coordinator for the Boone County Parks Department. Heyenbruch, who was working an information table in Wednesday’s late-afternoon heat, is a lifelong Boone County resident. Her fellow parks employee, Erin Giwer, is new to the Boone County fair, which was expected to draw 40,000 visitors by its conclusion on Saturday, Aug. 10. “I love all fairs so I was really excited to get to work here this week,” said Giwer. “I love the demolition derby, I love the food and


I love that I can wear my cowboy boots.” Boone County Commissioner Matt Dedden was spotted at the fair snack area on Wednesday night, Aug. 7. His favorite part of the fair? “Country ham,” Dedden answered quickly. “Because I look forward to it all year long and I finally get to eat it,” he said, holding what remained of his ham and cheese sandwich. “I’ve been up here four days in a row eating it.” Dedden was asked if he wasn’t doing more at the fair than sampling the cuisine. “A little bit of politicking,” acknowledged Dedden, a candidate for 2014 judge-executive. “Just a little bit though.”

While waiting in line for the Ferris wheel, Jessica Chapman, a Cooper High School student from Florence, said the best part of the fair is “riding all the rides and seeing old friends.” Her sister Courtney, who goes to Ryle High School, agreed about the rides, but also likes the food, especially funnel cakes. County Clerk Kenny Brown contemplated our question while sitting at a cafe table in the Republicans booth on Monday night. His favorite part: “There’s people I only see at the fair. I’ve been coming here my whole life.” Judge-executive Gary Moore had the most philosophical answer to the Recorder’s question. “I like (the fair) be-


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cause it’s where the new Boone County, those in the new subdivisions, meet the old Boone County, the deep-rooted community,” Moore said. “Just seeing them come together makes the fair a special time of year.” For Boone County Jailer Ed Prindle, though, the best thing about the fair comes down to the senses. “The smells .. the country ham, the funnel cake.” Tom Stone, visiting the fair Monday from West Harrison, Ind., had a similar answer. The cinnamon spread atop his elephant ear was an olfactory treat for anyone in a 5-foot radius. Follow @Nancy_Daly on Twitter.


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Boone County fair to talk about the heroin epidemic we have presently in Boone County,” he said. Each card has a photo and information of one of three local 20-somethings who have died this year from heroin. The back includes websites that offer assistance and warning signs to look for concerning heroin abuse. Roland’s daughter Tabatha, a 2006 graduate of Conner High School, is one of the profiles on the cards. From the front of the card, Tabatha, who was just 24 when she died April 16, looks like an allAmerican girl next door, with her blonde hair pulled into a ponytail. Her interests are listed as dance,gymnastics,cheerleading and shopping. “We have a lot of family and friends here that support the cause because they have family members and friends in the same situation,” said Roland, who since her daughter’s death organized Tabatha’s Fight.

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sician, spearheaded the efforts for the benefit. This is the first such benefit they’ve hosted “and we might end up doing a few more.” “Who wouldn’t want to

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The elephant ear bought by Tom Stone, of West Harrison, Ind., had a strong cinnamon scent.NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY

gies and the response.” The August Affair event is focused on raising awareness. Tricia Franke, of Cold Spring, has attended August Affair the last two years. “Awareness of any issue is the first step to creating a solution and making a difference,” she said. “I believe we need to do what we can as a society to provide stable, safe homes for children to grow up in and learn. I believe children who have a nurturing environment have a better chance at succeeding in life and contributing back to soci-

According to Howard, the fair has 40,000 visitors annually. Over the course of the next several months the Alliance will embark on an awareness campaign to educate the public about the heroin epidemic.

Opening up about a painful subject

They’ve found that people don’t like to talk about the topic, “and it’s a very unpleasant subject,” but, Howard said, if parents don’t know what to look for or they’re not familiar with the warning signs, the problem will continue. That makes the fair “a tremendous opportunity considering the size of the audience,” he said. Howard said Aug. 7 he had been to the fair every night at that point “and there have been easily between 50 and 75 people each evening who can talk about somebody who has been impacted by heroin,” whether that’s family or a close friend. Carol Wagner’s son Chad “died from the disease of drug addiction” in 2005. Following his death, Wagner and her husband started the Foxfire Foun-

dation, which aims to educate the public that “drug addiction is a deadly disease and keep people from taking that path.” Wagner, of Fort Mitchell, was also passing out information at the fair. Outside of the Foxfire booth was a board where visitors could sign a name for those who died from drugs. Some names were followed with messages like “always loved, never forgotten.”

Addiction ‘does not discriminate’

Chad, said Wagner, was a “great kid.” “Drug addiction does not discriminate,” she said. “It takes all economic levels, it takes all religious denominations, it takes every race.” The fair, she said, is a perfect place to share information and people come up and share their own stories. “When I said it doesn’t discriminate, I mean it doesn’t discriminate,” Wagner said. “Believe me. You spend an hour in this booth and you’ll be emotionally drained.”

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do it?” he asked. Jason said he had heard his mom talk about Caroline. “I said one day ‘Let’s do a benefit,’ and it’s just kind of taken off since then.” “When I met her, I fell in love with her,” he laughed. “She’s so cute.” Missy Owens said the

benefit will be a “big celebration.” It’s “remarkable” what they’ve done pulling the community together, Emily Belcher said. “It’s hard to say thank you for something this enormous.”

ety positively.” Franke appreciates August Affair for raising awareness. In addition, “it is a fun evening where you can gather with girlfriends and make new friends,” she said. Keeping up with the theme of Boots & Heels, there will be items up for auction from the genres’ biggest stars including an electric guitar signed by rock ‘n’ roll legends Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Santana, Slash, BB King, Neil Young, Pete Townshend, Edge, and Jimmy Page, and sheet music signed by Taylor Swift. Other collectibles include a framed print drawing signed by all six actors who played James Bond; a “Walking Dead” photo signed by the entire

cast; and a photo of the 1980 Olympics U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey team with 21 signatures of players and coaches. Tickets cost $70 per guest in advance; $80 at the door, and include a two-hour open bar along with live entertainment with the band Off-R-Rockers, a silent auction of more than 100 themed packages and works of art donated by local artists. Select, hard-to-acquire autographed memorabilia and experiences will be available at the limited edition live auction with professional benefit gala auctioneer Susan Johnson. For tickets, visit or call 859-538-1630.

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Walton-Verona plans for $6 million gym remodel By Melissa Stewart

WALTON — The Walton-Verona School District is awaiting approval from the state for a $6 million remodel of the gymnasium used by both middle and high school students. The project is part of the overall district facility plan that has been approved by the Ken-

tucky Department of Education. This particular portion of the project is the “higher priority,” district Superintendent Bob Storer said. Plans for the remodel are to connect the current gym to the school building. Although plans are in the early stages, the school board has discussed a new connector space housing an exercise room

and hall of fame walkway. The hall of fame would display various sports awards collected over the years. The remodel will also include the addition of a larger band room, new choral rooms, and upgraded locker and restroom facilities. The design process is still in the tentative stages, Storer said. Storer said this is an impor-

tant project for the district because “in terms of our facilities, the music areas and gymnasium are the only classrooms that have not been remodeled.” The timeline for the project is unconfirmed. Ehmet Hayes, principal architect of Robert Hayes and Associates, who has been working with the district on design ideas, said ideally bids would be put out at the first

of 2014. Money for the project is coming from the facilities fund portion of the school’s budget. A portion is also coming from a School Facilities Construction Commission grant, Storer said. Want to continue the conversation? Tweet @MStewartReports

Boone looks to take Ryle robotics district-wide Team will link four Boone high schools By Melissa Stewart

Emerson Industrial Automation in Florence and Boone County Schools are looking to offer a district-wide robotics team that will link the four high schools and ignite a passion for learning. “We see (the robotics team) as a way to open up communication about a common topic, and make way for more innovation and cooperation between the four schools,” Merle Heckman of Emerson said. Emerson has sponsored a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics team at Ryle High School for the last three years. The team competes in the national FIRST Robotics Competition each year. Combining the excitement of sports with the rigors of science and technology, the competition is known as the varsity sport for the mind. It is a program offered through FIRST, a nonprofit organization that designs programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. FIRST was founded in 1989 by inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen to inspire students’ interest and participation in science and technology, Heckman explained. “I believe what Kamen saw when he started this program was that the average youth is not going to be a professional NBA player, but they can be an engineer or a scientist,” Heckman said. “We (at Emerson) look at this as an investment in engineers of the future.” He hopes the Ryle Robotics team will evolve into the the Boone County Robotics team. Currently, the district is looking for more professional mentors, sponsors, and a larger facility for meetings and storage in order to make that happen.

Ryle High School students Christian Howard and Kara Lindsay, and Emerson Industrial Automation Engineer David Lindsay with the Ryle FIRST Robotics team’s robot. MELISSA STEWART/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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According to Emerson engineer David Lindsay, who helps the Ryle team, being involved has been “very rewarding and a lot of fun.” “What we’re trying to do is inspire,” Lindsay said. “We want to show the students these skills and inspire them to pursue more. We want to spark their interest.” Lindsay said he was especially excited about this year’s competition,and impressed with the students’ strategy and hard work.

This year, robotic teams across the nation were asked to design a robot, from scratch, to throw Frisbees to earn points. For bonus points, the robots could be programmed to climb. The climbing structure offered three levels; the higher the level the more the points. Teams were given six weeks to complete the task. “The glamorous thing was to shoot the Frisbees, but the students realized the way to win was to climb,” Lindsay said. “They came up with it.” According to Kara Lindsay, 15, David’s daughter and member of the Ryle Robotics team, there were too many variables with the Frisbees, including the aim and interference from other robots on the field. The opportunity to earn bonus points

offered fewer variables and more points. So they built and programmed their robot to climb, and focused strictly on getting to the highest level. “It was the most logical thing to do,” said Kara, a sophomore. During many of the mini competitions throughout the day, their logic was proven to be on the mark. During the Frisbee portion of one of the mini competitions, for example, the team that Ryle was a part of earned just two points while their competitors had 27. After the bonus points were factored in, the team Ryle was on had earned 45 points; their competitors 37, with 30 earned by Ryle’s climbing robot. “The competition was fun,”

Kara said. “It was nerve wracking – is it going to make (the climb)? And it did.” The best part of the experience, Kara said, was that “everyone comes together as a team.” Heckman said Emerson and the district hopes the four high schools can come together to build upon the robotics program. “It’d be so great if the entire district has this opportunity,” he said. “This program gets students excited about science, math, problem solving and technology. We hope that other businesses will get involved. This is a great investment.”

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St. Henry, Ryle girls among county soccer leaders By James Weber BOONE COUNTY — Girls soc-

cer teams in Boone County have plenty of goals on their minds as they start their regular seasons Aug. 19. Here is a look at local teams based on information submitted by coaches:

Boone County

Boone County senior Evan O’Hara, left, scored 24 goals last year to lead the Rebels to the state semifinals.FILE PHOTO

Rebels try to build on state semis berth By James Weber

BOONE COUNTY — Soccer pitches around Northern Kentucky will reach fever pitch when regular-season games begin Aug. 19. Here is a look at Boone County teams based on information coaches submitted .

Boone County

The Rebels had a dream season last year, which ended with a loss to powerhouse St. Xavier in the state semifinals. Counting that defeat, Boone compiled a 20-4-3 record, winning its first district championship since 2000 and first regional crown since 2002. Boone beat Harrison County and North Hardin in the state tourney. The Rebels return three starters for head coach Nathan Browning, who has a 41-23-9 record at Boone. They are Evan O’Hara, Brent Rice and Brett Mayberry. O’Hara is one of the top returning players in the state and in this area, tallying 24 goals and eight assists in 2012. Other players to watch start with Michael Carroll, Joe Sanchez and Haven Borkowski. “With a very tough schedule ahead of us, we definitely have our work cut out this year,” Browning said. “After making it as far as we did last season, we will definitely have a target on our back going in to each game

this year. With as much talent as we have in Northern Kentucky, the season will be very difficult, just like every year.” The schedule starts with three games in Lexington against teams from there. Boone plays at Brossart Aug. 20 in between and has its first home game against Cooper Aug. 27.


The Cougars were 12-6-1 last year and returns a double-digit goalscorer in Landon Lamblez. Conner starts at home Aug. 20 against Simon Kenton. The team did not submit a preview form.


The Jaguars are coached by Doug Flesch, who has four seniors on his roster. Cooper plays games in North Oldham Aug. 19 and 21 and has its first home game Aug. 29 against Scott. The team did submit a preview form. Cooper was 8-9-2 a year ago.


The Raiders will have a new team this year after graduating all their starters from last year’s 17-6-1 unit. Six of those starters went on to play college soccer this fall. Stephen Collins, who has a 142-51-21 record at Ryle, has been able to rebuild before. The task this year starts with re-

turning veterans Brent Barnhorst, Cray McCarthy, Matt Roe, Nathan Roe and Aaron Hamrick. Collins expects a slow start but the same goals at the end, hoping the Raiders compete for district and regional championships.

St. Henry

Steve Hahn hopes for his fifth-straight winning season at St. Henry. He returns three starters in Will Fugazzi, K.C. Gromes and Keven Cawley. Other players to watch include Logan Dehner and Alex Green. Hahn said his Crusaders are a young group with a lot of skill. St. Henry plays at Lexington Catholic Aug. 20 and at Highlands Aug. 22 before its first home game Aug. 24 against Dixie Heights.

The Rebels were 9-12-1 last season. The Rebels list six seniors in Jessica Estes, Elizabeth Ganster, McKenzie Holland, Sydney Lamb, Christen Prather and Taylor Thamann. Freshman Peyton Black has great talent and potential. Boone returns eight starters overall and is 4-1 in preseason tournaments. Boone starts the year Aug. 19 at home against Scott.


The Cougars were 8-8-1 last year for head coach Katie Saunders, who enters her fifth year at the controls. She welcomes back six starters from the 2012 33rd District runner-up, including Jessica Fraiture, Kierra Dages, Camille Elliott, Carly Noel, Olivia Panella and Kaila Webb. Emma VonLehman is the top newcomer. While Conner returns half of its lineup, replacing the other half will be key. “After graduating eight seniors, we are a new team with a fresh outlook,” Saunders said. “We are young and excited about the potential and growth for this year and years to come.” Conner plays at Campbell County Aug. 19 and at Grant County Aug. 23 before its first home game Aug. 26 against Cooper.

Cooper The appropriately named Melinda Cooper takes over as head coach of the Jaguars this season. She inherits three returning starters: Senior Emily Conner, junior Sydney Newport and sophomore Madison Bleska. Coach Cooper expects the Jags to be strong in the middle with Conner as the focal point of the offense. Cooper hosts Simon Kenton Aug. 19 to start the year and plays at Newport Central Catholic Aug. 21 before hosting Dixie Heights Aug. 24.


Dusty Margrave takes over as head coach for the Raiders, inheriting a team that went 126-2 last season and was district champions. He also inherits eight returning starters, counting junior Emily Hayes, senior Claire Manning, junior Claire Stockwell, junior Karlene Zembrodt, senior Jill Davenport, junior Emily Anderson, senior Claire Kolkmeyer and junior Lauren Duggins. Other players to watch include sophomore Carlie Molique, sophomore Emily Erdman, freshman Hannah Poe, freshman C.J. Grimes and freshman Allie Ast. “We’re looking to build on the increasing success the team has had the past three seasons,” Margrave said. “We have a very challenging schedule but with eight returning starters and five experienced seniors we’re looking to repeat our success in the district and beyond.” Ryle starts the year Aug. 19 at Highlands. After road games Aug. 21 and 23, Ryle See GIRLS, Page A6


Rob Zwick takes over the Bearcats this year. He inherits four returning starters in Eddie Hoffa, Brandon Acosta, Scott Smith and Jake Poland. Top newcomers start with Michael Martin and Zach Leffler. The Bearcats, led by five seniors, hope for a winning season and berth in the Eighth Region Tournament according to coach Zwick. W-V starts at Gallatin County Aug. 20 and has its first home game Sept. 3 against Covington Latin.

Boone County’s Christen Prather, left, and St. Henry’s Mallory Foley are returning contributors for their teams.FILE PHOTO


Boys golf

» Conner beat Campbell County 170-175 Aug. 7. Jay Hagedorn led Conner with a 40.

Girls golf

» Notre Dame won the Beechwood Invitational Aug. 5 at Fort Mitchell Country Club. Jill Edgington was second overall with an 80 and Erin Durstock fifth with 86. Dixie Heights’ Megan Mauer was individual champion with a 78. Nicole Zatorski tied for fourth with 86 to lead runner-up Villa Madonna.

Thomas More Notes

» The Thomas More College football team was picked second in the 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference preseason poll. The Saints, led by seventh-year head coach Jim Hilvert, earned 10 of 36 total first-place votes and 248 total points in the conference poll to finish behind first place Washington & Jefferson College (271). W&J and Thomas More were followed by Waynesburg University (233), Grove City College (159), Bethany College and Geneva College (138), Westminster College (107), Thiel College (106) and Saint Vincent (40). A season ago, Thomas More finished with a 7-3 overall rec-

ord and a 6-2 record in the PAC. The Saints dropped three of their first four games, but closed out the season on a six game-winning streak. During the winning streak, Thomas More outscored its opponents by an average of 39.2 points per game to 8.8 points per game, including a 75-6 win over acrossthe-river rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph, in Bridge Bowl XVII. The Saints open the 2013 season on Sept. 7 when they travel to Columbus, Ohio, to play Capital University.

NKU Notes

» The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer

team is picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason coaches poll. Florida Gulf Coast University was chosen as the favorite to win the conference with 95 total points and collected five first-place votes. Jacksonville was selected to finish second, while East Tennessee State and Mercer tied for third. “The Atlantic Sun is an outstanding league for women’s soccer,” NKU head coach Bob Sheehan said. “As we enter our second year of Division I reclassification, we are looking for our student-athletes to continue to develop both individually and as a team.” NKU finished its inaugural

NCAA Division I season 6-11 overall and 3-6 in the A-Sun on the way to a seventh place finish in the conference. Senior Megan Frye earned second team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honors after leading the Norse in goals (6) and total points (15) last season. The Norse open the regular-season Aug. 23 against Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa.


» Beechwood will honor its 1984 Beechwood state football championship team, coaches and cheerleaders this season. This is going to take place on See HIGHLIGHTS, Page A5



NKADA Hall Of Fame announces 2013 Class state championship in his first year and recorded two state runner-up finishes his second and third years. Julie Morrison Coen (Boone County High School 19851989) Julie Morrison Coen was a member of some great Boone County girls basketball teams for Nell Fookes and the Rebels. She was a recipient of the Loyce Meadows Award and the J.B. Mansfield Award at the Sweet 16. She helped lead the Rebels to the Sweet16 quarterfinals while scoring 1,289 points and recording 351career assists. She maintained a 3.8 GPA. She went on to a great career at Middle Tennessee State where she recorded 370 assists. Her uniform has been retired by Boone County. Maureen Egan Corl (St. Henry High School 1989-1993) A member of LaRosa’s Hall of Fame, Maureen was an outstanding cross country and track performer at. St. Henry. She went on to a highly successful career at the University of Kentucky where she was a team captain and All-Academic SEC. In high school, a Famous Star of the Year, she set state records in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 while winning 14 state championships, six indoor state championships and one state cross country title. Tom Creamer (Ludlow High School 1956-1960) Tom Creamer enjoyed a fine high school career at Ludlow High School but went on to be one of the state of Kentucky’s most successful coaches. He coached at Bishop Brossart (1990-92) and Beechwood (196668) but also coached seven

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The Northern Kentucky Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame announced the inductees for its 2013 class of inductees. The 15 inductees will be honored Nov. 7 at Reception in Erlanger, Ky. Tickets are $40 each (Includes dinner) will be available by contacting Mel Webster at mwebster@ Shaun Alexander (Boone Co. High School 1992-1995) Shaun Alexander was a standout football player at Boone County High School rushing for 6,670 career yards including 3,170 in just his senior year (4,111all purpose yardage). He scored a total of 109 touchdowns. The Class AAA MVP was Mr. Football in Kentucky and All-State and All-American. He went on to a stellar career at the University Of Alabama and professionally for the Seattle Seahawks. Becky Ruehl Amann (Villa Madonna Academy (19911995) Becky Ruehl Amann was a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team and finished fourth in the world as a member of the Olympic Diving Team. She was Kentucky state champion five times and regional champ six times. She was selected for the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame in 2006. Fred Bernier (Bellevue High School 1979-1985) Fred Bernier has coached at several Northern Kentucky schools during a great high school coaching career that has spanned more than 45 years and is still going. Perhaps his most success was at Bellevue High School where he won a Class A

years at Maysville (1968-74), 13 years at Shelby County, where they won the 1978 state title over Holmes. He finished his career with a 665-290 record and seven regional titles. Erica Hallman (Holmes High School 1997-2002) Kentucky’s “Miss Basketball” in 2002, Erica Hallman was Holmes’ all-time leading scorer and career assist leader. She averaged 21.1 and 29.6 points per game during her junior and senior years. She scored 31 points in her final game and led Holmes to the KHSAA state semifinals. She continued her career for the University of Kansas where she scored 1,185 points, hit 181 three-pointers and set a new record with an 84 percent free throw average. Del Hatfield (Newport High School 1955-1959) Del Hatfield enjoyed a great basketball and football career for the Newport Wildcats in an era of some of Northern Kentucky’s finest stars. He became Newport’s starting quarterback as a sophomore and held that position through his senior year. He was one of only two sophomores to start for Stan Arnzen’s 1956-57 basketball team along with John Turner and Dick Vories. Jerry Mohr (Scott High School 1985-2012) Jerry Mohr, a graduate of Highlands High School, enjoyed his most notoriety as a coach at Scott High School where he coached for 27 years. He was selected boys cross country coach of the year twice See HALL, Page A6


The Gators soccer team finished first in the North Central Kentucky Soccer Conference regular season, and then placed third in the tournament. Pictured from left are: Back, coach Eric Delp, Samantha Koehler, Brooke Jacobs, Meghan Miheljavic, Gillian Barnes, Morgan Snider, Belle Samblanet, coach Blake Gittings, Eva Rios, Mollie Weber, Bianca Calipo and coach Terri Samblanet; front, Leticia Garcia, Harleigh Grueser, Madison Gittings, Kayla Behne, Riley Hall, Sheena Delp and Allie Ast; not pictured, Kelsey Donaldson, Gretchin Kepplinger, Allison Trostle, Katie Wilson, Cassidy Weickert, Bailey Ford, Elizabeth Shrout, Jessica Elder and Cameron De Kruif. THANKS TO TERRI SAMBLANET

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Friday, Sept. 6, during the Beechwood vs. Dixie football game at Beechwood. A reception and tour of the school will be at 5 p.m. and the game will follow at 7:30 p.m. Contact Athletic Director Suzy Wera at for more details or with contact information for team members.

Freedom Trail

» Freedom starter Dan Osterbrock (1-1) turned in the first nine-inning complete game for the Freedom this season leading them to a 7-3 win Sunday night over the Rockford Aviators at Aviators Stadium. Osterbrock allowed eight hits on three runs. He also struck out five. The Freedom

supported Osterbrock early in the game with a three run first inning. Jeremy Hamilton drew a two out walk and later scored on an RBI double by Jacob Tanis. Jim Jacquot and Byron Wiley followed with RBI singles giving the Freedom a 3-0 lead. With the Freedom leading 3-1 in the seventh, Aljay Davis produced an RBI double and Hamilton had a sacrifice fly giving the Freedom a 5-1 lead. In the ninth, Jacquot hit a two-run homer over the centerfield wall pushing the lead to 7-1. It was Jacquot’s fifth home run of the season. Jacquot finished 2-5 with three RBI’s. Florence is home Thursday, Aug. 15, then again from Aug. 21-25. Aug. 21is a doubleheader starting at 5:45 p.m. (each game is seven innings).

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Cooper High School 2013 graduate Lauren Willett committed to play softball for Transylvania University in Lexington in May. Willett was an all-region selection in 2013. THANKS TO JIMMI WILLETT


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and girls cross country Coach of the Year seven times. In swimming he guided his athletes to 73 swimming and diving individual championships, 32 individual state runner-up and 23 state championships. In track and field his athletes recorded 54 regional and 18 individual state championships. Tony Pabst (Bellevue High School 1991-1995) Tony Pabst played for years if track and football and three years of football at Bellevue. He scored 934 points in basketball, rushed for 1,592 yards in football and as a receiver averaged 22.7 yards per catch. He scored 26 touchdowns for the Tigers in football scoring 158 points. A state champion pole vault performer, he won state championships as a freshman and sophomore and was state runner-up as a junior and senior. Derek Smith (Highlands High School 1995-1999) Derek Smith was one of the finest two sport athletes ever in

Northern Kentucky. Smith played football at the University of Kentucky and basketball at NKU. In high school for the Bluebirds, he is Highlands’ second all-time leading scorer in basketball with more than 2,000 career points and 900 rebounds. He was recognized as one of the 25 greatest players in Sweet 16 history. In football he showcased his talents in the state championship games three times. Tara Boothe Smith (Highlands High School 1997-2002) Tara Boothe Smith is currently head basketball coach at Dixie Heights High School. A Street and Smith’s All-American, she was a first-team AllState selection for Highlands and a McDonald’s All-American. She scored 2,130 points and as a senior averaged 25.2 points and 12.8 rebounds. She went on to a great collegiate career at Xavier University adding another 1,680 career points to her resume. Nancy Winstel (St. Thomas High School, NKU) Coach Nancy Winstel recently ended her long collegiate coaching career at NKU where

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she won two NCAA Division II National Championships in 2000, and 2008. Along the way she won five Great Lakes Valley Regional Championships. Her career coaching record was 636-214 which is the third most wins in NCAA Division II. Tom Potter Distinguished Service Awards: Wade Cruse (Newport High School) and Hardy Tribble (WHKK and Lloyd Memorial High School) Wade Cruse was the log time custodian for Newport High School who through the years contributed not only to the teams and athletes at Newport but always went above and beyond to assist the needs of visiting coaches, players and teams. He spent more than 30 years as a fixture at all Wildcat athletic events. Hardy Tribble was the color man for 17 years on WHKK Sports broadcasts. WHKK made a point each year to cover every Northern Kentucky team once. Hardy has supported Lloyd athletics and received an honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree by Eastern Kentucky University.

hosts Newport Central Catholic Aug. 26.

St. Henry

The Crusaders will miss a deep and talented graduating class from last year, led by Libby Leedom, who finished as Northern Kentucky’s second leading goal scorer all-time. Laura Felix, Morgan Potts and Jenna Litzler were also veteran starters who anchored the team last season. The Crusaders have built a strong and deep program under head coach Steve Lorenz, who enters his seventh season with a 103-24-7 record including one KHSAA state title. St. Henry was 15-6-2 last year, reaching the All “A” state final for the fifth straight year. Lorenz is confident in the depth of his program. “Our roster has more balance this season,” he said. “We’ll be able to get our top players on the field in positions where they can have the most impact on the game. The past couple of years we’ve had players slightly out of position to cover areas where we lacked depth or had a particular weakness. There will be a lot of competition for the start-

ing lineup and playing time throughout the season which will help us with the difficult schedule we play.” Returning starters are Hayley Leedom, Mallory Foley, Kirsten Bartlett, Sarah Bier and Emily Specht. Other players to watch start with Tori Silvati, Sarah Esselman, Sydney Auteri, Ally Dwyer and Haleigh Goderwis. St. Henry starts at Brossart Aug. 21 and hosts Woodford County Aug. 24.


The Bearcats went 4-16 last year but were conference champions for sixth-year head coach Jason Owens. W-V is young this year and has little depth but Owens said he has a group that is fundamentally sound and very strong in passing and possession. The leader is senior Shelby Mullikin, who enters the season with 62 career goals and will also be counted on for passing, defense and leadership. The only senior on the team, Mullikin also excels in basketball and track. Highly talented freshmen Taylor Cox and Sarah Johnston give the Bearcats a strong foundation to build on for the future. Sophomore Jordan Derenthal has a lot of speed and determination.


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Kiger murders were August 1943

On Aug. 17, 1943, Carl Kiger and his son Jerry were shot dead and his wife shot in the hip. This took place at their summer home, Rosegate, on Route 25 south of Mt. Zion Road. Violent murder, gangster connections, big-name lawyers, the vice-mayor of Covington, Covington police, guns, gangsters, hearsay evidence, expert witnesses, reporter frenzy, alleged payoffs, sensationalized funerals, the accused a pretty teen-aged girl, a man and young son murdered in their beds, wife shot in the hip, big money found in the house, jail-house information, courtroom wired for teletype, bold newsprint headlines – galvanized the locals to the extent that those yet living who experienced it, remember it well. Boone County was a quiet, peaceful community in 1943. The Kiger trail caused a furor, not only locally, but nationally. A few years ago, a local group got together to re-create the courtroom drama. I daresay those of you fortunate enough to have seen it, re-

member it well too. While original court records are long lost newspaper accounts often gave the unfolding testiTom Schiffer mony line for COMMUNITY line. RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST Carl C. Kiger was the vice-mayor of Covington, then in the grip of organized gambling interests in a far-off city. Carl was reputed to be the “bag man.” Carl and his family lived on Crescent Avenue in Covington where the Cork and Bottle parking lot is now. They maintained a country home in Boone County. The hot night of Aug. 17, with the house windows and doors locked up tightly, the deeds were done. Boone sheriff, Jake Williams found the

Actors re-enact the Kiger murder trial at Simon Kenton High School in 2006. From left, Jim Kiger, the grand-nephew of the murdered Carl Kiger, played the role of Judge Ward Yager. Bruce Ferguson played Boone County Sheriff Jake Williams, Rick Perkins played Bailiff Elmer Kirkpatrick, Kelly Fulmer played defense attorney Sawyer Smith, and Rachel Orr played Joan Kiger.FILE PHOTO

ferson County, graduated from the University of Louisville and spent her life as a respected teacher in Jefferson County, under the pseudonym Marie Kiler. Her mother went on to work for a local department store. It is this writer’s opinion that the re-enactment of the case presented by Bruce Ferguson (sheriff), Asa Rouse (prosecutor) and Kelly Fulmer (lawyer Sawyer Smith), accurately represented what happened. Further, that the jury finding was correct. A book on the subject shows a quite different spin on things. Check it out at the Local History Department of your Boone County Public Library, which has the book and more.

crime scene compromised by Covington and other officials who got there first. Carl and Jennie Kiger’s daughter Joan Marie Kiger, an excellent, well-mannered student at La Salette Academy in Covington, was charged with the crime. Testimony revealed that she was in the locked house and shot at intruders.

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The house was found to be still locked! Legendary lawyer Sawyer Smith made the case for her suffering from night terrors and that she did it under the influence of a bad dream. Joan was found innocent and was later in and out of institutions for the insane. Ultimately she moved to Jef-

Gearing up for breastfeeding success If you think breastfeeding success is all up to the mother and baby, you’re wrong. It’s true that the actual act of nursing is between mother and baby, but to set a mother up for long-term success at breastfeeding, she’ll need help from the baby’s father, grandparents, friends, family, her employer and policymakers. The statistics demonstrate the struggle: In Kentucky, more than half of moms, or 52.6 percent, start out breastfeeding their infants. Our numbers are much lower than the national average of 77 percent breastfeeding at birth. Then reality sets in. Moms get home, and they have other children, housework, work outside the home, errands to run … and the breastfeeding rates fall off. Just 32.5 percent of babies in Kentucky are breastfed at 6 months; by 12 months, the number drops to 18.9 percent. In 2011, Regina Benjamin,

then the U.S. Surgeon General, released a call to action to support breastfeeding. In it, she wrote, “Given the imporLynne M. tance of Saddler breastfeeding COMMUNITY for the health RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST and well-being of mothers and children, it is critical that we take action across the country to support breastfeeding.” While we still have a long way to go, recent policy changes are making breastfeeding easier. The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, requires health insurance plans to cover lactation support and counseling. This means women with insurance can get lactation consultations and breast pumps (rental or one for you to keep) at no cost.

There’s a catch, though: The provision only applies to insurance plans created after March 23, 2010. Many women are covered by plans created prior to this, which are exempt through a grandfather clause. However, as plans are revised, more women will be covered. If you are pregnant and plan to breastfeed, or are currently breastfeeding, call your insurance provider to see what breastfeeding benefits you are eligible for. Provisions in the Affordable Care Act also support women who choose to pump breast milk once they return to work. Employers with more than 50 employees must provide mothers with a private place, other than a bathroom, in which to express breast milk. They must also give women “reasonable break time” in which to pump for up to a year after the child is born. Lastly, Kentucky law also

protects breastfeeding mothers. State law is that, “A mother may breastfeed her baby or express breastmilk in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be.” This means moms have the right to feed babies in public. We’ve heralded the health benefits of breastfeeding for many years, and that effect is shown by the increase in the number of mothers who initiate breastfeeding. But for long-term success, we need a shift in our culture – to a society that is more supportive of mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies, so that the good intentions of the mother who initiates breastfeeding at birth are easy to maintain with the support of her family, friends, employer and community. Dr. Lynne M. Saddler is district director of health at the Northern Kentucky Health Department.

fused to formally acknowledge either challenger (Bevin whatsoever), and instead reminded the David audience of Wolfford the commonwealth’s disCOMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST dain for COLUMNIST Democratic leadership. His speech cast him as a candidate against Obama, Pelosi or Reid, not Grimes. “Every liberal in America is out to beat us,” he said, pointing at the stable of Democrats who he said stand against coal, against liberties, and against lower taxes. In courting the state’s independent voters, he subtly touted his influence in the



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Senate chamber that would be lost if he were replaced, saying you can’t take care of national issues for Kentucky from the back-bench. Grimes is a more-thanformidable candidate handpicked by the establishment. Playing up McConnell’s obstructionist label while he looked on and smirked inches away in the first chair, she declared with the best jab of the afternoon, “If the doctors told Senator McConnell he had a kidney stone, he’d refuse to pass it.” McConnell disappeared before insurgent Matt Bevin introduced himself to the state. Bevin is a Kentucky immigrant and first-time candidate who might develop a niche following with support from unique places. Can such a challenger defeat an

establishment figure? Ask Rand Paul, the newcomer who ran under the Tea Party banner in 2010 to defeat McConnell’s hand-picked candidate. Grimes has created her own muddy track. Last week, Politico revealed five issues she refused to discuss, though her party has taken clear positions on the same. She must run from her leaders and from their views, while simultaneously convincing conservative and moderate Kentucky voters why they should support her. You can bet the old war horse will soon exploit his opponent’s uncertain start to avoid that one fateful career loss. David Wolfford teaches government and politics at Mariemont High School.

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Everything from straws to packing peanuts

On July 30 the Ockerman Middle School Dance Team covered five miles of road in Burlington for a Trash for Cash event. There were 12 members of the team and their parents who picked up trash along Boone Aire Drive, Constitution Drive and Centennial Circle. We collected a lot of trash from these roads to help clean up our community. We were surprised how many cups, straws and bags from restaurants were along the roadways. We also picked up cans, bottles and a box of Styrofoam packing peanuts, which were just thrown on the side of the road. This experience made an impact on the girls on the team. It showed them what litter does to our community and what they can do to help. It provided them with an opportunity to see the problem and made them aware that every person must make an effort to stop littering.

Stacie Fogt Ockerkman Middle School Dance Team Parent Florence

McConnell knows it’s post time

On Saturday, Aug. 3, at the annual Fancy Farm picnic in far western Kentucky, Sen. Mitch McConnell and his two leading challengers – Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin and 34-year-old Democrat Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes – took the three inside positions. McConnell should have concerns out of the gate with a 51 percent disapproval, and being neck-and-neck with Grimes in two recent polls. He handled the challengers with tactics from a veteran’s campaign playbook and he realizes their handicaps. As McConnell approached the podium, roughly equally sized crowds representing McConnell and Grimes reflected the polls, yelling alternatively, “We Want Mitch” and “Ditch Mitch.” He re-


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ADVENTUROUSLY Becky Haltermon kicks off 30 adventures in 30 days before her 30th birthday by dying her hair for the first time. PROVIDED


Haltemon shares her first professional pedicure experience with her mother, Jo Haltermon of Union, and her sister, Laurie Morris of Independence. PROVIDED

30 IN 30 BY 30 Read about all 30 of Becky Haltermon’s pre-30th birthday adventures at

LESSON G IN C N E F DAY 2 Haltermon practices her épée technique with Alex Morris of Independence. PROVIDED

DAY 10 - POLICE RIDE-ALONG Because she was not permitted to publish any photos taken during her ride-along with Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Theetge on July 17, Haltermon made this drawing of the officer. PROVIDED

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By Becky Haltermon Contributor


y psychic froze, her dangling earrings dancing at her cheeks as she peered through the velvet-covered card table between us. “I’m getting the phrase, ‘Know thyself,’” she said. “You need to seek out your true self.” That’s exactly what I’m doing, I thought. I turned 30 on Aug. 6. Being the quintessential theatrical Leo that I am, I knew this mild milestone molehill required a transformation into a mountain of merriment and immoderation. I am, as my boyfriend once declared, “celebrasive.” Thus, “30 in 30 by 30” was born: I decided to undertake 30 new experiences in the 30 days leading up to my 30th birthday, documenting everything in my blog. Marking the third decade of my life would not merely be a reason to partake of cake but also an opportunity to undertake unknown adventures. Seeing a psychic was Day 15. Sadly, she had no advice to offer on my upcoming plans. She didn’t mention that I should probably reapply sunscreen on my legs while tubing or else risk a serious solar smackdown, and she made no mention of which ambrosial offerings at Hello Honey would make me happiest. But maybe it was for the best, as the unexpected always seemed to be the most fun part of each adventure. I’d already discovered that fencing with an épée is not as easy as my agile brother-in-law made it look, though he illustrated infinite patience while trying to teach me the basics. I’d gained a deeper appreciation for law enforcement by spending an evening riding with a thoughtful Boone County sheriff as he offered aid to those in need. I’d enjoyed a hilarious car ride with my parents who took me to the outer reaches of rural Kentucky searching for the Circle Line V “ghost ship” before we realized she was unspottable through the thick July underbrush. I’d donned a thrift store gown to an opera, wandered around the ravaged interior of the historic Russell Theatre in Maysville and spent a sweltering afternoon fashioning a knife from a deer bone at Big Bone Lick. I had hoped that all of these fresh adventures would push me to discover uncharted aspects of my personality, revealing unplumbed truths about who I am at this point in my life. But, just as my psychic was unable to tell me anything I didn’t already know, each adventure seemed to point to a reality that I’m already well aware of: I am incredibly lucky to be surrounded by amazing people. When a heartbreaking funeral forced me to cancel my plans one day, I resigned myself to morose wallowing. But my spectacular man woke me early with a surprise trip to a reptile show. It sounds silly, but being social with strangers and their accompanying snakes somehow made the day more bearable. When one Tuesday I was at a loss for adventure ideas, my parents were happy to spend dinner Googling a suitable surprise: a sprinkledoused treat at Fillmore’s Dairy Hut. My best friend offered to guide me through the orchard of an acquaintance, dutifully snapping photographic evidence while we giggled and sipped wine. Scrawling what can only be described as the most philosophical of pencil mustaches on my upper lip, my sister helped me stage an erudite picture to accompany my completion of the Proust Questionnaire. I’m afraid that neither my psychic nor I can see the future. But I don’t need a clairvoyant to know that whatever adventures await in the next 30 years, lasting relationships with my loved ones are at the heart of my happiness.

Becky Haltermon is a nonprofit communication professional and a blogger at


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, AUG. 16 Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Highlights performers, bands, DJs, composers, lyricists and other musical artists from Northern Kentucky who have spent 20-plus years sharing love of music with the public. Included with admission. 859-491-4003. Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Verbum Domini, “The Word of the Lord,” is made up of a couple dozen Bible-related items in an exhibit that celebrates God’s word throughout the ages. Also called the Green Collection, it’s funded by Hobby Lobby chain of arts and crafts stores. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390. Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Portico. Come face-to-face with tales of dragons from all over the world. View artwork and other adornments strolling beneath Chinese dragons. Learn about encounters with these beasts from China to Africa, Europe to the Americas and Australia to the Middle East. Discover what ancient historians have written about these creatures, and examine armaments that may have been used by valiant dragon slayers. $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390. Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Near Palm Plaza and downstairs from Dinosaur Den. Learn interesting facts, such as, not all insects are bugs, but all bugs are insects. Collection represents a lifetime of collecting by Dr. Crawley. With an animatronic person, named Dr. Arthur Pod, who answers many questions about insects. Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390. Petersburg.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 8-9 a.m., Kroger Florence, 9950 Berberich Drive, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 866-819-0127. Florence.

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. 859-746-3557. Florence.

Literary - Libraries Meet Your Match Trivia, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union.

Recreation Friday Night Cruise In with DJ Ray, 5-8 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Door prizes, $1 hot dogs and free color photo. Bring car for discounted meals. Free. Through Sept. 27. 859-3846617. Union.

Senior Citizens 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.

Tours HomeFest, 5-9 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Five professionally built and fully furnished homes in Triple Crown community on display. Homes priced $500,000$800,000. Through Aug. 25. $10, $8 advance at Kroger stores. Presented by Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky. 859-331-9500; Union.

SATURDAY, AUG. 17 Cooking Classes Sushi Rolling and Dining, 7 p.m., Sushi Cincinnati, 130 W.

Lucy, a border collie mix belonging to Covington resident Karen Palm, cools off on a hot summer day. Kenton Paw Park (in Pioneer Park, 3950 Madison Pike) is hosting a pool party for dogs, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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Sports Florence Freedom Baseball, 5:45 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts. ClassX Radio Winning Wednesday., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. Presented by Florence Freedom Professional Baseball. Through Sept. 5. 859-594-4487; Florence.


Festivals Battery Hooper Days, noon-5 p.m., James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave., Civil War reenactors, living history actors, petting zoo, family fun and food. Free. 859-291-8392; Fort Wright.

Films Walton Movie Night, 9 p.m. Movie: “Enchanted”, Walton Community Park, Old Stephens Mill Road, Movie begins at dusk. Bring seating and refreshments. Free. Presented by Boone County Parks. 859-334-2117; Walton.

Literary - Libraries Paws to Read, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Read to one of our therapy dogs: Squirt, Doc, Brodie and more. Call to schedule your 15-minute time slot. Grades K-5. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Music - Bluegrass Bluegrass Extravaganza, 5:30 p.m. Music by Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys with special guest Ralph Stanley. $25, $20 advance., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Fourth Floor. Bluegrass concert presented by WOBO-FM (88.7) radio station in Batavia Township, Clermont County. Concerts may be moved outdoors. Free parking. 859-992-5775. Florence.

Music - World Juggernaut Jug Band, 7 p.m., Boone Woods Park, Veterans Way and Ky. 18, Variety of styles ranging from traditional marches and classical pieces, to big band jazz. Rain site: Main Library. Free. Presented by Boone County Parks. 859-3342117. Burlington.


Literary - Libraries Real Men Read, 10:30 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, 859-342-2665. Union.

Pike St., Includes training, choice of at least three sushi rolls, BYOB and recipe/product information. $25. Reservations required. 513-335-0297; Covington. Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390. Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390. Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390. Petersburg.

p.m. Explore Samantha’s world with a tea party., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Discussion of favorite characters, crafts and snacks. Grades 2-5. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Support Groups

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.

Northern Kentucky Epilepsy Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Florence, 4900 Houston Road, Emergency Department Conference Room (lower level). Monthly gathering of adults with epilepsy, as well as parents, families and caregivers of those affected by epilepsy. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus. 877-804-2241; Florence.



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Clubs & Organizations

Rathkamp Matchcover Society Convention, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, $10. Registration required. 859-525-0588; Erlanger.

Rathkamp Matchcover Society Convention, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, $10. Registration required. 859-525-0588; Erlanger.

JuDee Brown’s W.O.W Comedy Night is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Newport. FILE PHOTO Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls, 6:30 p.m., Midwest Sports Center, 25 Cavalier Blvd., Team belongs to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. Suicide seating included with general admission. $15, $10 advance; free ages 5 and under. Presented by Black-n-Bluegrass Rollergirls. 859-474-0809. Florence.

Tours HomeFest, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, $10, $8 advance at Kroger stores. 859331-9500; Union.

MONDAY, AUG. 19 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-586-9207; Florence.


Battery Hooper Days, noon-5 p.m., James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, Free. 859-291-8392; Fort Wright.

Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

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Jammin’ at Jane’s, 3-6 p.m., Jane’s Saddlebag, 13989 Ryle Road, Free. 859-384-6617; Union.

National Root Beer Float Day, noon-6 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Games and root beer floats. Free. 859-342-2665; Hebron.

SUNDAY, AUG. 18 Antiques Shows Burlington Antique Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Boone County Fairgrounds, 5819 Idlewild Road, More than 200 vendors with antiques, vintage jewelry and furniture, primitives, architectural elements, mid-century collectibles, American and memorabilia. Early buying, 6-8 a.m. with $5 admission. $3, free ages 12 and under. Presented by Burlington Antique Show. 513-922-6847; Burlington.


Music - Bluegrass Clark & Jones Trio, 2 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Lively dance tunes, slow airs and songs from Ireland, Appalachia, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence.

Tours HomeFest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, $10, $8 advance at Kroger stores. 859331-9500; Union.

Recreation Junior Achievement Golf Classic, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Triple Crown Country Club, 1 Triple Crown Blvd., Registration includes breakfast, golf, on-course lunch, awards dinner and $500 for each player in TaylorMade Pro Shop. Benefits Junior Achievement. $5,500 per foursome. Registration required. Presented by U.S. Bank. 513-3461700, ext. 114; Union.

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Open Gym (middle and high school), 3:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Basketball, board games and snacks. 859-342-2665. Petersburg.

Pet Loss and Grief Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Hopeful Lutheran Church, 6430 Hopeful Church Road, Share memories with others to help in healing of loss/grief. Refreshments served. Meets monthly on fourth Thursday of month. Free. 859-2821549. Florence.

Senior Citizens 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.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 Exhibits Northern Kentucky Music Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission. 859491-4003; Covington. Verbum Domini Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dragon Invasion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg. Dr. Crawley’s Insectorium, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, Included with admission: $29.95 ages 13-59, $23.95 ages 60 and up, $15.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under. 800-778-3390; Petersburg.

Literary - Book Clubs American Girls Book Club, 6:30

Literary - Libraries Basic Computing for Seniors, 1 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Learn basics of using computer and the Internet. 859-342-2665. Florence. Calling all Superheroes, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Dress as your favorite superhero and train on supercharged obstacle course to defend the library. Ages 3-6. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665; Florence.

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

Sports Florence Freedom Baseball, 6:35 p.m. vs. Windy City Thunderbolts. Rewind 94.9 Thirsty Thursday., University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium, $14 VIP, $12 dugout, $10 reserved. 859-594-4487; Florence.

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Rita shares dilly beans, reader 7-Up cake recipes Sometimes I wish I was a high-tech person. Like a while back when I made dilly beans and took photos of the beans picked from my garden along with photos of the finished beans after canning. I still have the photo of the garden beans, but the finished beans in jars photo has vanished and I don’t know how to retrieve it from my camera. I can’t take another photo because, well, the beans are all gone. The recipe makes four jars and were so good that Rita we ate a jar Heikenfeld and gave RITA’S KITCHEN the other three away. But I promise you will love the beans, photo or not. I was blown away by the huge response to Tom W.’s request for a 7-Up cake that was published years ago in the Enquirer. The stories alone made me chuckle, not to mention how good all the recipes looked. I will share both in an upcoming blog. Today I’m sharing two versions: One from scratch, which Tom wanted, and another using a cake mix. Some folks don’t ice the cake, but others do so I’m sharing icing recipes as well.

Rita’s classic dilly beans

Friend and colleague Leah Ochs, director of Jungle Jim’s cooking school, has a similar recipe and substitutes Sriracha sauce to taste for the pepper flakes. 2 generous pounds green beans, trimmed to fit canning jars 4 teaspoons dill seed or 4 large heads dill 4 small cloves garlic 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, divided (optional) 21⁄2 cups clear vinegar 21⁄2 cups water 1 ⁄4 cup canning salt

Pack beans lengthwise into four hot pint jars, leaving 1⁄4-inch head

last. ⁄2 stick butter, melted Scant 2⁄3 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup bourbon (or whatever, rum is good too)


Stir in bourbon. Prick holes in cake and pour on glaze.

Doris Poore’s 7-Up cake icing

Doris, a Kentucky reader, had a recipe using a cake mix and also had an interesting icing. “The index card is all yellowed and stained. So, I know it’s a good one,” she said. 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 stick margarine 1 cup coconut

Rita used her own fresh green beans to make her dilly beans. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

space. To each pint, add 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper, 1 clove garlic and 1 teaspoon dill seed. Bring vinegar, water and salt to a boil. Pour immediately over beans, leaving 1⁄4-inch head space. Remove air bubbles by sliding a butter knife around inside edges of jars. Wipe rims clean with damp cloth. Place seals and rings on. Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath. These are best eaten chilled.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

If you don’t want to can these, cap and seal, cool to room temperature and store in refrigerator up to six months.

7-Up cake from scratch

Here’s Donna A.’s recipe from 30 years ago. Tom wanted a fromscratch recipe, so hopefully this will work. 11⁄2 cups butter, softened 3 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups flour 2 tablespoons lemon extract 3 ⁄4 cup 7-Up

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream sugar and butter together and beat until light and fluffy (about 20 minutes with an electric beater). Add eggs, one at a time and

beat well. Add flour one cup at a time. Beat in lemon extract and 7-Up. Pour batter into a well greased and floured jumbo, fluted Bundt pan. Bake for 1-11⁄4 hours.

Simple lemon glaze

This is one I use for lemon pound cake. Just stir 2⁄3 cup confectioner’s sugar with 1 tablespoon or so lemon juice.

the alcohol. I’m not sure what you’d substitute.” Any suggestions? 1 package Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix 1 4-cup package instant lemon pudding 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup 7-Up

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine above

ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Prepare a Bundt pan (spray well) and pour mixture in. Bake 45-55 minutes.

Diana’s glaze

Diane didn’t say if she cooked the glaze, but I would assume the sugar has to melt, so I’d cook it over very low heat until sugar melts. Add bourbon

Diane Byrne’s 7-Up pound cake using cake mix

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The 26 contestants of the Miss Boone County pageant prepare to enter the arena for their entrance to “Summer Nights” at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair Tuesday night. JENNIFER KOTZBAUER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

A couple of bunnies nuzzled noses Wednesday night in an animal barn at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The new Miss Boone County Fair for 2013, Paige Klee, 20, of Verona, and her court: Tiffany Huffman, Hebron; Brittany Hamilton, 21, of Union; Taylor Hennessey of Florence; and Jessica Evans, 19, of Walton. JENNIFER KOTZBAUER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Stalks of tobacco were on display Wednesday night at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair. NANCY DALY/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Will Shehan and Claire Jackson accept their crowns for their new title as Little Mister and Miss at the Boone County Fair. JENNIFER KOTZBAUER FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Quinn Smith, 3, of Burlington, tries his best to dunk mom Kelly Smith, a teacher at North Pointe Elementary School, with the help of Donna Valentine, who’s working the First Church of Christ’s dunking booth Aug. 7 at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Flowers on display at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair Aug. 7. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER




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Steve Buchanan, 58, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO at 10429 Michael Drive, July 8. Kyle T. Beach, 21, third-degree criminal trespassing at 1260 Strathmore Court, July 7. Casey E. Louden, 26, DUI at Camp Ernst Road and Rogers Lane, July 7. Sandra D. Cunningham, 33, DUI at Cayton Road, July 7. Edgar Depas, 27, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dream St., July 7. Oscar R. Velasquez, 30, DUI, careless driving at U.S. 42, July 7. Phillip A. Thomason, 23, DUI, careless driving at Limaburg Road and Production Drive, July 7. Jose Garcia-Ramos, 27, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dixie Hwy., July 7.

Jennifer A. Grau, 27, thirddegree criminal trespassing at 6940 Oakbrook Road, July 10. Trinity M. Crabtree, 23, thirddegree criminal trespassing at 6940 Oakbrook Road, July 10. Amber Huth, 29, theft by deception including cold checks under $500 at Main St., July 13. Susan L. Edwards, 45, possession and/or use by minors prohibited at 1472 Whispering Pines Drive, July 13. Justin L. Warren, 23, operating a motor vehicle with an expired operator’s license, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at U.S. 42 and Richmond Drive, July 13. Bobby Sebastian III, 25, possessing a license when privileges are revoked, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at U.S. 42 and Richmond Drive, July 13. Joseph W. Banks, 35, alcohol

intoxication in a public place at 30 School Road, July 13. Susan M. Marksberry, 41, DUI at Limaburg Creek Road and Burlington Pike, July 13.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 9900 block of Old Union Road, July 8. Victim assaulted by known subject at 7100 block of Camp Ernst Drive, July 7. Burglary Business broken into and items stolen at 2948 Temperate St., July 13. Criminal mischief Structure vandalized at 3049 Country Place Court, July 7. Structure vandalized at 10080 Demia Way, July 7. Terroristic threatening Victim threatened with violence by subject at 330 Weaver Road, July 12. Victim threatened with violence by subject at 2564 Congress

Drive, July 13. Theft Items stolen from residence at 1761 Tanglewood Court, July 8. Items stolen from residence at 4057 Country Place Court, July 13. Items stolen from residence at 5932 Peoples Lane, July 13. Jewelry stolen from residence at 10204 Lewis Lane, July 13.

FLORENCE Arrests/citations Douglas W. Eversole, 56, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at Lloyd

Avenue and Turfway Road, July 13. Curtis E. Wickliffe, 41, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at I-75 southbound, July 13. Justin A. Jackson, 30, seconddegree disorderly conduct at 8050 U.S. 42, July 13. Penny A. Morris-Broughton, 41, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at 7937 Dream St., July 13. Leilana S. Hawn, 30, first-degree

possession of a controlled substance (heroin), tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at 6617 Dixie Hwy., July 12. Deanna M. Small, 20, possession of drug paraphernalia at 4900 Houston Road, July 12. Scott W. Noe, 40, shoplifting at 6920 Burlington Pike, July 12. Sean Z. Crouch, 25, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at I-75 southbound, July 12. Joshua A. Cory, 23, shoplifting at 1100 Hansel Ave., July 11.

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