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president will win Kentucky,” he said. While he doesn’t have high hopes for his candidate locally, Repenning sees one advantage to Kentucky being a state with little mystery of who will win. “At least that spares us from commercials 24/7 from both sides,” he said.
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) recently awarded more than $85 million for regional transportation projects, more than $6 million of which will improve Boone County roads. Some $1.85 million was awarded for an extension of Veterans Way in Burlington to connect with Ky. 237, a Boone County road project, and $4.4 million for improvements at Hicks Pike, Rice Pike and U.S. 42 near Union, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project. Rob Hans, KYTC District 6 chief district engineer, said the cabinet saw the need for safety enhancements at U.S. 42/Rice Pike/Hicks Pike intersection. The cabinet determined the intersection “was a good candidate for funding based on accident history and other geometric concerns that we evaluated.” At this time there isn’t a defined plan for what changes will be made. That’s something that will be evaluated during the design process. Plans could look at realigning or reconfiguring the intersection, grading the Rice Pike intersection, addition of turn lanes and sight distance enhancements on U.S. 42, Hans said. The next step is beginning the design, he said. Some $300,000 for detailed design will be available this October – federal fiscal year 2013, Hans said. The remainder will be split out over the next several years, including $750,000 for right of way acquisition and $600,000 for utility design and relocation in fiscal year 2014. Some $2.75
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Officials have killer’s DNA Who’s the match? $100K for answer By Brenna R. Kelly email@example.com
FLORENCE — Standing outside the suburban condo where his parents were killed more than 15 months ago, Doug Stephenson had a message for the person who might think he or she got away with murder.
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “We now know who you are genetically, and it’s just a matter of time until we find you. The pain and heartache you have caused our family cannot be measured.” Boone County Sheriff’s officials said Aug. 30 that they have the DNA of the person who killed Bill and Peggy Stephenson, both 74, in their Oakbrook condo on May 29, 2011. Now they just have to match it to someone.
To keep the tips coming in that might lead to a match, Doug and his two siblings also announced that they are raising the reward for information leading to an arrest from $5,000 to $100,000. The reward will be featured on large banners along Interstate 71/75 in Boone County. “We will never stop looking for you,” Doug Stephenson said. “One day we will stand face-toface in a courtroom and you will
face justice for the despicable, cowardly act you committed against our family.” Bill and Peggy Stephenson were well known in Boone County and heavily involved in Union Baptist Church, where he was deacon and she played organ for 42 years. They were also part of a large Union family; Bill Stephenson was one of 14 children. The killer’s DNA profile has See DNA, Page A2
Walton Democrat attending convention By Justin B. Duke firstname.lastname@example.org
WALTON — Nearly 6,000 delegates are swarming upon Charlotte, N.C., for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Sept. 4-6, and Walton resident Dennis Repenning is excited to be one of them. “I’m tickled that I was elected as a delegate for Kentucky’s
4th Congressional District,” Repenning said. An Erlanger attorney, Repenning has been involved with the Democratic ParRepenning ty for decades, and he admits it has been an interesting few years for the party in Northern
Kentucky. “It’s tough being a Democrat in Boone County,” he said. Repenning is the first delegate elected from Boone County in 20 years, he said. Being from Kentucky, Repenning doesn’t expect his state to get much attention during the convention or the election, Repenning said. “We don’t fully expect the
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been entered into the FBI’s database but no match has been found, said Tom Scheben, sheriff’s spokesman. It has also been compared against several persons of interest in the case, none of whom were found to be a match, he said. The DNA also does not match that of the Stephensons’ nephew, Charles “Steve” Stephenson, who is charged in Indiana with
tion,” he said. While at the convention, Repenning is hoping campaign financing will be addressed and steps are taken to remove some of the anonymity of donors. “Who the heck is putting out these commercials?” he said. While this is Repenning’s first trip to a conven-
tion, his daughter has attended previous conventions. “In a way, I’m following in her steps,” he said. His daughter is attending again this year, and Repenning’s wife will attend as his guest. “We’re going to have a chance to get together as a family,” he said.
killing a 67-year-old friend. Whoever killed the Stephensons left the DNA in several locations inside the condo on Ridge Edge Drive, Scheben said. Kentucky State Police laboratory technicians were able to isolate the DNA, a task Scheben described as finding a needle in a haystack. He would not say what type of tissue the DNA came from or where it was found. “Where it was discovered it could only come from one person, “ he said. “And that person was the
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said Earlywine. Boone County was interested in enhancing access to Boone Woods Park and other adjacent properties. “For a lot of reasons, we think it’s a pretty exciting project,” Earlywine said. Now that funding has been approved, the county needs to meet with other stakeholders to further discuss plans.
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Repenning believes Kentucky is a Republican leaning state because a lot of facts aren’t getting out, like the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “We’re just a state that needs some more informa-
Jeff Earlywine said funds for the Veterans Way project will be available in fiscal year 2014. “This would basically kind of reconstruct Veterans Way and extend it all the way around,” he said. The road would become a “loop” that would intersect with Ky. 237 just south of the entrance to Stephens Elementary School. The project is one that’s “been on the radar screen for a number of years,”
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William and Peggy Stephenson, both 74, were slain in May 2011. PROVIDED murderer.” Officials said there’s no way to tell when a match could be found but that the killer’s DNA could turn up in a number of DNA databases. If and when that happens, the person will be immediately arrested and charged in the deaths. “We can prove who did our crime, it’s just a matter of when we put his name on a warrant and we arrest him,” said Detective Coy Cox. “And that will happen.”
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Florence Chuy’s opening Nov. 6 By Justin B. Duke firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORENCE — As the autumn temperatures drop later this year, Houston Road will warm up with a new Tex-Mex restaurant. Austin, Texas-based Chuy’s will open its first Northern Kentucky location in Florence Nov. 6. Pronounced “Chewy’s,” they serve freshly prepared Tex-Mex cuisine that features tortillas that are hand-rolled every day. Chuy’s features an eclectic, laid-back decor that includes an Elvis Presley shrine and a hubcap room. Ever since Chuy’s opened a store in Louisville, the next step north was always planned to be Florence, said general manager Rocky Sheehan. “Florence has been on the list since literally day one,” Sheehan said.
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Pastor to lead Florence church By Justin B. Duke email@example.com
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ern Kentucky native is returning home to lead his parents’ old church. Jeff Howard recently began as the pastor of Greenview Baptist Church in Florence. A Villa Hills native, Howard and his family have been out of the area for several years, and although he’d never been involved with the church, it’s an important part of his family’s history. “This was the first church my parents be-
longed to when they first got married,” Howard said. This is Howard’s first role as the lead pastor of a church. He’s got nine years of experience as a youth pastor, serving at First Baptist Church Shelbyville in central Kentucky. After many years, Howard was realizing it was time to take on more responsibility. “I sensed God was calling me to something else,” he said. Greenview Baptist Church is located at 1050 Burlington Pike.
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FLORENCE — Two dogs are looking for a new family after the death of their owner and a serious car accident which hospitalized their temporary caregivers. The accident occurred along Hopeful Church Road between Surfwood and Kelley drives on Aug. 19. Michelle Beatty and Christina Newman of Florence were looking after Scooter and Sadie in the days following the death of their friend, Bridget DeFosha, on Aug. 15. “Shelley moved in and took care of Bridget the last two months of her life despite having a husband and family of her own,” said Lori Potraffke of Florence. “After Bridget passed, she had a really hard time leaving and stayed with the dogs.” The first night Beatty’s friends inspired her to leave the house was the night of the accident. Newman drove along Hopeful Church Road with Beatty in the passenger seat when another car moving in the same direction crossed the lane line and pushed Newman’s vehicle into oncoming traffic,
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This fall, your Enquirer will change to a new easyto-read, bold and colorful format. The Enquirer will contain in-depth stories on topics readers care most about, in a format that’s easier to navigate and hold, and better fits with readers’ lives. The Enquirer would like to tell you about the changes, show you the latest prototype and hear your comments in person. An Enquirer representative will be making an informational presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Erlanger Branch of Kenton County Public Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger. The session is free and open to all.
Adopt-a-Unit fundraiser set
UNION — The city of Union’s Adopt-a-Unit volunteers will host a cookout fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Union Kroger. Learn how to help soldiers from the city’s adopted military unit, the 101st Airborne Division, 1/32 CAV from Fort Campbell. Visitors will be able to write a note to the soldiers, do a video Christmas message to the soldiers and more. Nearly 130 soldiers will be redeployed to Afghanistan in November. Anyone interested in volunteering should email unionadoptaunit@ gmail.com.
Turfway celebrates fall season
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way Park is spending four days celebrating. The fall season runs from Sept. 6 through the end of the month. To kick things off, the Florence Community Chorus will perform the “Star Spangled Banner” and other songs throughout the night. The first post is 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, features a trio of events including the Horses and Hope Pink Race Day, mascot races and the new Double Down Dollar Friday. The first post is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, is Fan Appreciation Day that includes several family friendly attractions from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, will be the recognition of Chaplain Tom Farley’s retirement. The first post is 1:10 p.m. For a full schedule of events and more information visit www.turfway.com.
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RICHWOOD — Richwood Presbyterian MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers, International) will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 to hear life coach Laura Angotti discuss mom personalities. Those attending can learn whether they are a “get along,” “get it right,” “get it done,” or a “have fun” type and what that means as they raise their family. Participants will take an indicator, which costs $8 each, that will determine their mom personality type. The church is located at 1070 Richwood Road, Richwood. For more details and to make a reservation, call Love Alive Montessori Preschool at 859-485-1900. Child care and refreshments provided.
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Seal completes certification program
Charles Seal, a member of the Boone County Public Library Board of Trustees, has completed the Kentucky Public Library trustee certification program. The program is the first of its kind in the state and is available to all Kentucky public library trustees through the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. It was created to provide trustees with tools to help them fulfill their responsibilities to the libraries and their communities. Some 53 public library trustees have completed the voluntary certification program, which includes five one-hour classes.
Florence Police earn accreditation
The Florence Police Department received a fiveyear accreditation from the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. Accreditation is earned after an audit of the department’s policies, procedures and standards. It allows the department to receive an independent review from an outside source and can lead to reduced liability insurance premiums.
Special election filing deadline is Sept. 10
Kentucky Secretary of State and chief election official Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Aug. 29 that a special election will be held on Nov. 6 to fill the vacancy in the Fourth Congressional District. Former Fourth District Rep. Geoff Davis resigned effective July 31, vacating the remainder of his term. Pursuant to state statute, on Aug. 17 Gov. Steve Beshear issued and Grimes certified a proclamation calling for an election to fill the vacancy. The deadline for Republican and Democratic candidates nominated by their party and independent candidates to file their certificates and petitions with the secretary of state is 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.
Moore named to judicial post Community Recorder Judge Joy Moore of Florence has been named chief judge pro tem of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Chief Judge Glenn Acree, who began serving as chief judge July 1, appointed Moore to the pro tem post. The chief judge pro tem acts as the administrative head of the Court of Appeals in the chief judge’s absence. Acree praised Moore and thanked her for accepting the position. “Few can match and none can exceed her commitment to this court and the part it plays in the administration of justice. For Judge Moore, sacrifice and hard work are second nature. Both will be put to good use in her new role,” he said. Moore said she was honored to be chosen for the role. “I have the utmost respect for Chief Judge Glenn Acree and will do my best to follow in his footsteps and play an active role in whatever capacity best benefits the Court of Justice,” Moore said. “In particular, I look forward to working more closely with our support staff, who despite being asked to make personal sacrifices due to inadequate funding for the Court of Justice, are highly dedicated professionals who are committed to ensuring that the Court of Appeals runs smoothly and efficiently.” Moore was elected Judge for the Kentucky Court of Appeals in November 2006 to serve Division 2 of the 6th Appellate District, which is composed of Bath, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Car-
roll, Fleming, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties. She graduated magna cum laude from Morehead State University, where she also earned a masters degree and a Rank I teaching certificate. After teaching special education for seven years, she earned her juris doctor from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, ranking first in her law school class. She graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Northern Kentucky Law Review. Moore served six years as chief law clerk for William Bertelsman, senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. She also served as staff attorney to Kentucky Court of Appeals Judges Daniel Guidugli and Robert Dyche III. As a practitioner, Moore worked primarily in civil rights defense in the litigation department of Adams, Stepner, Woltermann and Dusing PLLC in Covington and practiced general litigation law with Hoffman, Hoffman and Grubbs in Elsmere. Moore is an active member of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court, where she served as president for two years and serves on the executive and program committees. She is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky, Leadership Shelby County, and Leadership Northern Kentucky, where she serves on the Government Committee and has served on numerous boards.
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Chess popular at Ockerman
Students learning the ‘First Moves’ By Justin B. Duke
Mallorie Schlueter, 9 months, wishes her sisters the best on their first day back at St. Paul School Aug. 16. From left are Mattison, fourth grade; McKenzie, eighth grade; and Macianne, kindergarten. THANKS TO MICHELLE SCHLUETER
READY TO LEARN
FLORENCE — A centuries old game is getting a crop of new players. Ockerman Elementary is gearing up for another year of its “First Moves” program. First Moves is a curriculum that Principal T.W. Loring and Assistant Principal Jamie Looker use to teach the school’s second- and third-graders how to play chess. The two administrators spend about an hour in each class teaching students how to play the game. For second-graders, that includes explaining the pieces, moves and basic strategies. Third-graders are taught advanced strategies and thinking ahead several moves. “Within it there are some math lessons involved,” Loring said. Chess teaches students counting, coordinates, critical thinking and other skills, he said. “They’re able to apply some of those lessons in the chess curriculum in other places,” Loring said. In the few years the school has had the program, chess has become one of its most popular pastimes, he said.
“Students actually love it,” Loring said. “They’re always asking if today is chess day.” Second-graders are given a chess set of their own to take home, which has helped keep them practicing. “They go home and teach their families,” Loring said. By having the administrators leading the lessons, it gives them a unique way to bond with students, he said. “It gives us that chance to get to know the students on a different level,” Loring said. Students often ask if they can eat lunch in the principal’s office, instead of the cafeteria, so they can play a game of chess with Loring over lunch, he said. Because chess requires a different kind of thinking, it gives students a new way to interact with each other. “Some of the students who struggle in the classroom become our shining stars,” Loring said. Of course, with so many students learning the game, many are looking to prove they can take down their teacher. Loring is regularly getting challenged by students who are advancing in skill. “Some of these kids are way more skilled than I am now,” Loring said. Visit nky.com/florence for more community news
COLLEGE CORNER Florence students named to dean’s list
Bobbie Bitter, Fred Boateng, Bobby Cook, Nimo Hersi and Shawna Nabors, all of Florence, were named to the National College spring semester dean’s list. The list includes students who earned a minimum gradepoint average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0.
Union students in Purdue program
St. Timothy Kindergarten students Adren Gross and Cole Taylor were hard at work on their first day of Kindergarten Camp. THANKS TO DEB THOMAS
Mustang Stampede Race/Walk will be 8 a.m. Sept. 22 at Erpenbeck Elementary School in Florence. Contact Erpenbeck Elementary at 384-7200 or register at www.racedmc.com. A free Health and Wellness Fair including St. Elizabeth’s card unit, mammography van and a Hoxworth blood drive will be 8-11 a.m. Pictured are last year's winners of the two Fun Run Races Sam Webb, Dylan Scott, Rachel Townsend and Adam Moon. THANKS TO ANNA SEIBERT
Ryan Trostle, Daniel Dilger, Sean Mince and Elliot Yoakum, all of Union, took the first step in becoming Boilermakers by participating in the annual Summer Transition, Advising and Registration program at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.
Gateway prepares students for future job market Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College offers career and transfer education to prepare people for jobs in all of the region’s fastest-growing and highest-paying fields. Gateway is accepting students for fall terms that begin Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Oct. 10. According to a recently released report on the job outlook for 2020 in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region, 90 percent of the jobs paying above $33,130 a year will require some combination of postsecondary education, on-the-job
training, or more than a year’s work experience. The report, produced in collaboration by Vision 2015 and Agenda 360, shows that health care, education, business, finance and technology are the top five fastest-growing and best-paying fields for the future, with production occupations in the sixth spot. To read the full report, visit www.crc.uc.edu/ region/obsnew.htm. Gateway has collaborated for the past 10 years with regional employers to build academic programs that prepare students for jobs in these very fields.
Gateway’s tuition of $140 per credit hour for in-state students is roughly half of the cost of any public university in Kentucky. Students who complete an associate degree at Gateway and transfer to a four-year university can save 30 to 40 percent of the cost typically associated with earning a bachelor’s degree. Financial aid is available for students who maintain a 2.0 grade-point average, and Gateway offers 32 different kinds of scholarships. Many are targeted specifically at students entering health care and manufacturing fields.
Low-income students interested in health care occupations other than registered nursing may qualify for tuition and other assistance under a federal Health Profession Opportunity Grant. The college’s Veterans Employment and Training Service is specially designed to help veterans make a successful transition to civilian life. Credits earned at Gateway transfer by law to any of Kentucky’s eight public universities. Gateway is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Credit
earned at regionally accredited colleges like Gateway is generally accepted by four-year universities across the country. Locally, Gateway is a partner in Thomas More College’s Four is More program that provides automatic admission to Thomas More to any Gateway associatedegree graduate and a scholarship ranging from $10,000 to $14,000 a year for full-time students. To apply to Gateway, call 859441-4500 or visit www.kctcs.gateway.edu.
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HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL
Freedom refocus on title chase
Team celebrates 1st playoff berth By James Weber email@example.com
FLORENCE — Sept. 8 will be a long time in the making for the Florence Freedom professional baseball team. That night will be the first Frontier League playoff game in the history of the Freedom’s home stadium on U.S. 42. That will be game three in a best-of-
five series with the Gateway Grizzlies. Game four, if necessary, will follow on Sunday night. Both games will have a 6:05 p.m. first pitch. Games 1 and 2 are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, after Recorder print deadlines, in the St. Louis suburb of Sauget, Ill. Game 5 would be there Sept. 10. The Freedom earned their first league playoff berth in the team’s 10-year history, grabbing a wild-card spot after finishing second in the East Division with a franchise record 57 wins against
39 losses. Thirteen of those wins came in the final14 games as the Freedom surged from behind to take a postseason spot. Entering the final week of the season, there were six teams within three games of each other for three playoff spots. After clinching a spot in the season’s penultimate game Sept. 1, the team celebrated with champagne in its clubhouse. “The month of August has See FREEDOM, Page A9
Freedom players celebrate after clinching a playoff berth Sept. 1 in Evansville, Ind. THANKS TO THE FREEDOM.
Ryle golf ready to rule
Raiders, CovCath rematch near By James Weber firstname.lastname@example.org
UNION — When Ryle and Covington Catholic get together on a golf course, there is always a sense of urgency. The boys golf rivals have been the top two finishers in the regional tournament for most of the last decade, so good shooting was expected when they met for a dual match Aug. 30 at Triple Crown Country Club in Union. Ryle lost by two shots, 154-156 in the team match. Six players started for each team, with the top four scores counting. The teams will play again the week of Sept. 10 as they had to reschedule a match originally set for Sept. 4. Ryle coach Jonathan Ehlen, a former Ryle standout, said the team has been solid but not spectacular. “The boys had a rough day,” Ehlen said. “They struggled. When you don’t win on your home turf, it’s frustrating. They’re still coming together as a team. They haven’t really come together and played to where everyone plays a solid round.” Logan Gamm and Zach Adams scored a 38 in the nine-hole match, 2-over par. Austin Squires and Austin Zapp each shot 40. Paul Clancy, Ryle’s top golfer, had an academic conflict and did not play in the match. Ehlen said while the loss was disappointing, every match is just a rehearsal for the regional tournament Sept. 24 at Boone Links in Burlington. Ryle and Cov Cath will first reunite on that course Saturday, Sept. 8, when most of Northern Kentucky gathers for the Steve Flesch Invitational, an 18-hole
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Ryle’s Austin Trego runs the ball against Colerain’s Casey Lozier during their football game at Ryle Aug. 30. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Jaguars continue strong start Cooper to face Campbell County next; Ryle heads to DeSales By James Weber email@example.com
BOONE COUNTY — District games are far off, but the intracounty games within Boone have been interesting so far this year. In the past two weeks, neighborhood, school district and 5A district rivals Conner and Cooper traded opponents, as each team played Boone County and Holy Cross the past two weeks. That gave fans of both teams a chance to do some scoreboard comparisons and see how their head-to-head match Sept. 28 might turn out. It was hard to draw conclusions, as the Jaguars and Cougars won both those games by similar margins over the last two weeks, edging Boone County in a close-knit affair and blowing out Holy Cross in explosive fashion.
Ryle golfer Hunter Hughes aims for the green Aug. 30. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER
Cooper beat Boone 10-0 to go to 3-0, while the Rebels dropped to 0-3. The milestones continued for the Jaguars, who beat the Rebels for the first time ever after starting the season with inaugural wins over Ryle and Holy Cross. “It feels great to finally beat Boone,” said Cooper tailback
Cooper defensive back Aaron Morgan reacts after a interception against Boone County. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE
Cooper senior quarterback Tyler Morris runs the ball during Cooper’s 10-0 win over Boone County Aug. 31. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR
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A.J. Collins. “It was all teamwork, and our coaches teach us to believe, and we believe.” Neither team generated much offense. Cooper scored on the first drive on a 36-yard run by A.J. Collins, who had a 34yard run earlier in the drive. Logan Turner had a secondquarter field goal, set up by a 39yard completion from Tyler Morris to Corey Fussinger. Tyler Brooks had a fumble recovery for the Jaguars, and Aaron Morgan had a key interception deep in Cooper territory. Cooper has allowed only 13
points all year. Boone had 182 yards offense. Blake Ingolia threw for 68 yards and rushed for 39. Mustafa Diaw rushed for 40 yards on 15 tries. Alec McGarr had three catches for 22 yards. Boone will play at Covington Catholic 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Cooper will play at Campbell County 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
Conner rolled to a 67-21 victory over Holy Cross, a week after Conner beat Holy Cross 49-7. The Cougars had a big run
overlapping the second and third quarters, scoring 36 points in a nine-minute span. Conner had 591 yards total offense, 479 on the ground. Junior quarterback Drew Barker threw for 112 yards and one touchdown, and rushed for 143 yards and two scores on just seven attempts. Conner had three rushers reach the century mark, as Cameron Fogle posted 153 yards and three touchdowns on just seven attempts. Quinn Campbell was just as efficient, gaining 111 yards on seven tries with one TD. Jeff Martin had 53 yards and a score, and Jeremy Brandstetter had a TD rush. Fogle also had three catches for 97 yards and a touchdown for 250 total yards on the night. Conner Hughes and Andrew Way had interceptions on defense. Brandon Jump had eight solo tackles and Nathan Ball. Conner will play at Dixie Heights 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
Ryle dropped to 1-2 after falling 35-0 to Cincinnati power Colerain Aug. 30. Ryle was outgained 430-189. Tanner Pulice had 61 rushing yards, and Nathan Davis 64. Nick Kennedy had an intercepSee FOOTBALL, Page A9
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State changes dates
A CLOSE VICTORY
Excited after a close victory, the Florence Hammerheads celebrate their third year win at the 2012 NKSL Championship Swim Meet. THANKS TO KATHY STEIBER
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association recently released its reference schedule for all its varsity sports for the 2012-13 school year. One major site change will come in volleyball, where the state tourney will move from Bellarmine University in Louisville to Valley High School in southwestern Louisville. The first bass fishing championships will be the Kentucky Lake park in western Kentucky near Paducah. The schedule: Girls golf, Oct. 1-3, Bowling Green Country Club, Bowling Green Boys golf, Oct. 4-6, Bowling Green Country
Club, Bowling Green Volleyball, Oct. 26-27, Valley High School, Louisville Soccer, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, Dunbar High School, Lexington Cross country, Nov. 10, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington Football, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Western Kentucky University’s Houchens/LT Smith Stadium, Bowling Green Competitive Cheer, Jan. 26, WKU’s Diddle Arena, Bowling Green Bowling, Feb. 7-8, Executive Strike & Spare, Louisville Wrestling, Feb. 15-16, AllTech Arena, Lexington Swimming, Feb. 21-23,
University of Louisville’s Wright Natatorium, Louisville. Boys basketball, March 6-9, Rupp Arena, Lexington. Girls basketball, March 13-17, WKU’s Diddle Arena, Bowling Green. Bass Fishing, April 2527, Kentucky Lake, Gilbertsville. Tennis, May 16-18, University of Kentucky and Shillito Park, Lexington. Track and field, May 1618, University of Louisville’s Frazier Park, Louisville. Softball, June 6-8, TBA. Baseball, June 3-8, Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington.
209-230 Aug. 30 at Flagg Springs.
.385 clip . Morrissey also added 14 digs and four block assists to earn tournament most valuable player . During the two-day event, Morrissey collected 33 kills as NKU defeated host Morehead State, Alabama A&M and Evansville. Jenna Schreiver (45 assists) and Shelby Buschur (nine kills, four block assists) also made the alltournament team. Gennie Galfano recorded nine kills and hit .474 .
PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS
This week’s MVP
» St. Henry senior volleyball player Abbey Bessler for 29 kills against Ryle.
» Boone County beat Beechwood 24-26, 25-20,1625, 25-20, 17-15 Aug. 30. Stephanie Lambert had 18 kills and eight blocks.
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tion, and Shahzaad Mann and Nathan Winegardner recovered Colerain fumbles.
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tournament. Steve Flesch is a veteran professional golfer from Union. “The Flesch is a preview tournament for the regional,” Ehlen said. “All of our direct competition will be there and it is also at Boone Links, which is where the region is. It’s a good preview of where we are and what we need to shoot at the region. We get to size our-
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been quite a ride,” Freedom field manager Fran Riordan said. “Since Aug. 1, we’ve had our backs up against the wall the whole time and to play the way we have has been very fun.” Shortstop Junior Arrojo hit over .300 and was named the league’s postseason all-star at the position. He also led the team in stolen bases this year. Arrojo finished third in the league vote for most valuable player. “He’s been our best player this season,” Riordan said. “He’s been our rock, offensively and defensively. He’s been clutch and he’s been our offensive catalyst. I don’t want to think of where we would be without him.” Catcher Eddie Rodriguez, outfielder John Malloy, outfielder Drew Rundle and outfielder David Harris all had double digits in homers.The key for Florence was staying strong after standout hitter Chris Curley was signed to the Chicago White Sox at mid-
» St. Henry beat Ryle 25-17, 23-25, 25-14, 25-19 Aug. 30. Abbey Bessler had 29 kills.
» Cooper beat Campbell County 6-2 Aug. 28. Zane Ross had two goals as the Jaguars moved to 4-3. » Ryle beat NewCath 4-0 Aug. 28. Tyrus Sciarra scored twice. Ryle beat Bloomington North in Indiana to improve to 5-2. Dan Jansen and Cray McCarthy Ryle is off this week and will play in Columbus, Ohio 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, playing at St. Francis DeSales.
scored the goals.
» Ryle beat Washington (Indiana) 2-1 Sept. 1. Lauren Diggins and Jill Davenport scored. » St. Henry beat Holy Cross 3-0 in the All “A” regional. Libby Leedom scored all the goals.
» Walton-Verona beat Trimble County 156-169 Aug. 28. Jacob Poore med-
The Bearcats rolled over Dayton 42-0 to im-
prove to 2-1. Corey Bennett and Logan Foley had two touchdowns runs apiece, and the Latimore connection of Will and Chris had one each. Bennett led W-V with 95 yards on 17 carries. Walton rushed for 284 yards
selves up against Cov Cath again.” Both Ehlen and Cov Cath head coach Robb Schneeman agreed that a midweek nine-hole match doesn’t necessarily predict where the two teams will finish in the postseason. “In nine-hole matches, it’s more or less ‘We have to come out and play,’” Ehlen said. “It’s a long day at school, they don’t get to warm up, they don’t really get to hit balls. They just hop out of the car in school mode, get on the first tee
and go. An 18-hole tournament: It’s day and night difference, a completely different mindset and focus level. The matches are more or less a great learning experience, and it’s a chance to have fun with a rival school. I’m not expecting them to go out and break school records.” Clancy, Gamm and Adams all played in the state tournament last year. Gamm and Adams are sophomores. Ryle’s main task this year is replacing Blake Hamilton.
season. Curley, a Beechwood product, had 10 home runs and 44 RBI at the halfway point when he left. “It was a huge adjustment,” Riordan said. “You can’t replace a guy like Curley. When you lose a talent like Curley, you have to have several guys step up, and they have. Guys have stepped up their game in the last month and we’ve been able to compete. That says a lot about them.” The Freedom were second in the league in runs scored at more than 5.5 per game. Florence was third in home runs hit and led the league in stolen bases, a first for the franchise. Riordan said an even bigger key down the stretch was improved starting pitching. Riordan switched to a four-man rotation around Aug. 1 and the quartet was lights-out in the season’s final weeks. Andres Caceres led the rotation for the year, with seven wins and a 3.90 ERA over 20 starts. Andy Clark, Brandon Mathes and Brad Allen are the starters. Clark has the most wins in franchise history. “We’ve got our starting rotation settled,” Riordan
said. “They’ve given us a big boost. The first couple of months, our rotations was very inconsistent.” Should the Freedom prevail, they will be in the championship series with Traverse City (64-32) or Southern Illinois (55-39). Florence would have homefield advantage over Southern Illinois. The team with home-field hosts Games 1 and 2 Sept. 12-13 and a potential Game 5 Sept. 18. The other team hosts Games 3 and 4 Sept. 15-16. Riordan, in his second year as manager, has a lot of playoff experience in the Frontier League as both a player and a manager. While he has plenty of advice to give his young players this week, his main priority is not to change anything and have them keep playing the way they have been. “I don’t have much to do as far as preparing these guys,” he said. “They’ve shown me what they’re capable of and they have confidence in themselves. They’re going to play all nine innings. My job is not to screw things up and let them play. I’m real proud of them.”
aled with a 36. » Cooper beat Dixie Heights 167-187 Aug. 29 at Boone Links. Zach McNeil shot a 38 to earn medalist honors. » St. Henry beat Boone County 161-192 Aug. 29. Jake Reams was medalist with a 39. St. Henry beat Brossart 159-191 Aug. 30 to improve to 5-1. Luke Tobergte medaled with a 191.
» Cooper beat NewCath
overall. The Bearcats defense limited Dayton to 143 total yards. Walton plays at Lloyd 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. The Bearcats get a chance to avenge last year’s playoff exit at the hands of the Jug-
» Liz (Holmes) Hart is helping the unbeaten Norse make a lot of noise in their inaugural campaign in NCAA Division I . NKU improved to 7-0 Saturday by defeating Evansville, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22, 26-24, in the Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational. Kelly Morrissey collected 18 kills and attacked at a
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EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
Feed your family five a day Throughout September, Boone County Success By Six will partner with community organizations to share the 5-2-1-0 campaign promoting healthy behaviors. Katie Smallwood kicks it off with “5,” which is how many fruits and vegetables you should eat daily. Everyone should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals that are important for our body’s growth and development. They also help with proper immune function. Most fruits and vegetables are low in calories and fat, which makes them a healthy choice
anytime. A variety of different color of fruits and vegetables offer a wide range of essential nutrients. That is why it is Katie important to Smallwood put a rainbow COMMUNITY of fruits and RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST vegetables on your plate. So, what is a serving? An adult serving can be: » A whole fruit the size of tennis ball » ½ cup of chopped fruit or veggie
» 1 cup of raw, leafy greens,
» ¼ cup of dried fruits. A serving size is smaller for a child. One serving of fruit or vegetables will fit in the palm of a child’s hand. Remember, it can take up to 10 tries for a child to like a food. Children are also more likely to eat fruits and vegetables if they see their parents eating those foods. Here are some helpful tips to encourage healthy eating habits within your family: » Try the three-bite rule. Offer new fruits and veggies different ways and try at least three bites each time. » Many fruits and veggies
Some things never change The year was 1977. It was a fall afternoon and the alarm had just gone off at the brand new Boone State Bank on Mall Road. The Florence Police, the Kentucky State Police and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded to the scene. A new Florence police officer had just been hired days before and was with them. Three bad guys came out of the bank, guns in hand, and the shooting started. That new officer quickly heeded his sergeant’s command to “get down” and put his nose to the blacktop. Shots were exchanged as the bad guys ran across the parking lot. Their bag of loot blew open and hundred dollar bills went flying in the breeze. It was like something out of the movies. As old-timers like me probably remember, no one was injured, the robbers were arrested quickly and almost all the money was returned by honest citizens. Florence was like Mayberry in those days. Back at the police station, Cincinnati media swarmed in hopes of getting the scoop on the breaking news story. Public
information officers weren’t common then, but these media inquiries were being handled by one of the first, KenJohn Schickel tucky State COMMUNITY Trooper Jim RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST Dolwick, who was standing guard at the front door. It was all quite exciting for the new officer to watch. Fast forward to 2012. Florence isn’t the quiet, small town it used to be. That same young police officer who worked a bank robbery as one of his first assignments now represents Northern Kentucky as a state senator. That Kentucky State Trooper has long since retired from law enforcement and now manages Sandy Run Stables. I met up with Jim again recently at the horse shows of the Boone County Fair. Jim and his daughter Kim had several entries. As is tradition, Miss Boone County Fair was presenting the blue ribbons that night. This year that just happened to be Miss Kaycee Dol-
wick, Jim’s granddaughter. As I enjoyed the fair that beautiful August evening, I couldn’t help but think of how much everything has changed in the last 35 years. Florence and Northern Kentucky have grown and expanded. With that growth have come some problems, but also much progress. Yes, a lot has changed but a lot still remains the same. Boone County is still a great place. Most importantly, the fine people of this area are still the same hardworking, honest, upstanding folks they’ve always been. Folks who respond to crisis in any decade. Folks who still pause for a week toward the end of summer to enjoy the simple pleasures of a county fair with their kids and grandkids. It’s something I feel lucky, fortunate and thankful to be a part of for all these years. I was honored to serve this community as a police officer in the 1970s and I’m humbled to represent it in Frankfort now. State Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, represents the 11th Senate District which includes Boone and Gallatin counties and part of Kenton County.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pledging allegiance
In this week’s viewpoints Mrs. Brotherton made a comment about holding one’s hand over their heart and that she was discontent with professional athletes who do not do this during the anthem. I just wanted to bring to attention that a great many sports athletes are not from the U.S.. They are foreigners and it is wrong to pledge allegiance to another person’s country. You should however show respect by removing your hat and then bowing your head when someone leads the pledge. Claire Laporte Union
Marsh family thanks community
On Aug. 18, our friends, family and the community came together at Turfway Park in Florence to support our precious daughter, Abby Marsh, who was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident in May. The outpouring of love we experienced that night was completely overwhelming. We know we will not have to face this journey by ourselves and that is priceless!
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More than 1,200 people attended the fundraiser and we know time didn’t allow us to thank you all personally that night so on Abby’s behalf, we would like now to publicly thank everyone who came and all the volunteers who worked to make
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the evening a success. It was flawlessly executed, thanks to the countless hours of planning and coordination by the committee and the dozens of volunteers who prepared food, made baskets, sold raffle tickets, decorated the hall, and pounded the pavement to solicit donations for the raffles. The venue was spectacular, the food was amazing and the entertainment was fabulous with great performances by Code 9, the Ben and Joe Duo and by our favorite DJ, Ryan Schwartz. Thanks to all the generous individuals and businesses who donated products and services for raffle baskets. Many thanks to the wonderful Hutcherson family and to Josh for donating his time and generating publicity for Abby and the event. The money raised will aid in the expenses of a wheelchair accessible van, the remodeling of our house and medical bills. You all helped to lift at least one burden from us and for that, we are so grateful. Reta Marsh and the Marsh family Union
taste great with a dip or dressing. Try a low-fat salad dressing, yogurt, or peanut butter for some protein. » Make a fruit smoothie with low-fat yogurt. » Add them to food you already make, like pasta, soups, casseroles, pizza, rice, etc. » Add fruit to your cereal, pancakes or other breakfast foods. » Wash and chop fruits and veggies so they are ready to grab and eat. » Most people prefer crunchy foods to mushy ones. Enjoy them fresh or lightly steamed. » Be a role model. Snack on fruit and veggies and have at
least one at every meal. » Don’t underestimate the importance of a family mealtime. Take 10-15 minutes to sit down together. » Get your family involved with meal planning. They will be more likely to try what they help prepare. For more information on how to encourage healthy eating habits within your family, please visit the 5-2-1-0 campaign’s webpage at www.readysetsuccess.org. Katie Smallwood is family and consumer science agent at the Boone County Cooperative Extension office.
Children Inc. hosts Celebration of Service
It’s about more than picking up litter along a road. More than reading a book to a visually impaired youngster. It’s also about more than the learning that goes on in the classroom. It’s about brochures and bracelets; backpacks and healthy snacks; nurturing through knowledge. The Mayerson Service Learning Initiative at Children Inc. has been making service learning possible in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati for more than eight years, and the movement is growing steadily. During the last school year alone, the service learning program at Children Inc. engaged more than 24,000 students to complete nearly 500 projects in approximately 80 area schools. Service learning applies lessons learned in schools to civic engagement opportunities. Using the IPARD (investigation, preparation, action, reflection, demonstration/celebration) model, students identify a need, often within the community, that is associated with the material they are learning. Following the model and guided by a teacher trained in service learning by Children Inc., students collaborate and share ideas, strategies and responsibilities. For example, one first-grade class at Sixth District Elementary School in Covington engaged in an impressive – and prescient, given this year’s record-breaking temperatures – service learning project around their study of sun safety. After researching the harmful effects of UV rays, these children designed and created informative brochures that they distributed to the other grades at their schools. In addition, the first-graders made, marketed and sold UVsensitive bracelets (the beads change colors when exposed to UV rays) for 50 cents apiece to raise more than $700 for Shriners Hospital for Children – and the bracelets keep selling. This is just one example of the hundreds of service learning projects that Children Inc.
supported this past school year. Children Inc. will celebrate another successful year of service Tess Hammons learning at the second annual COMMUNITY Celebration of RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST Service on Sept. 13 from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. All are welcome to this event celebrating principals, teachers, liaisons, school administrators, foundation officers and community leaders who believe all children are great because all children can serve. UGIVE and LAUNCHCincinnati will attend the event to speak with schools regarding their programs. Children Inc. Service Learning coordinators will also be available to speak with schools on enhancing classroom learning through civic engagement. Every guest will be given a directory of local nonprofit organizations who are currently seeking student volunteer groups, a list of all ideas collected during a share-and-learn segment, and other tools to help kick off the new school year. The long-term effects of a project like this are crucial. These students are learning 21st century skills that businesses need in their future employees and that communities need in their citizens. Businesses also benefit from the civic engagement of service learning. Since its inception, the service learning program at Children Inc. has fostered partnerships with many businesses as well as other nonprofits.
Tess Hammons is assistant to the executive director at Children Inc. Through direct services, education, advocacy, and collaboration, Children Inc. is dedicated to creating a world that understands young children and their needs.
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The Old Fashion Day parade features floats showing Walton’s history. PHOTOS/ENQUIRER FILE
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finding a new favorite dish or catching up with an old best friend, Walton’s biggest celebration of the year has something for nearly everyone. The 39th annual Old Fashion Day is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Walton. “Old Fashion Day is my second favorite day of the year, right behind Christmas,” said Mayor Paula Jolley. Old Fashion Day has become more than just a festival for Walton, she said. “It’s a time a lot of people come back and get in touch with their roots,” Jolley said. This means, along with the festivities, it’s a chance for current and former residents to catch up. “It’s like a big huge reunion for the city of Walton,” Jolley said. With that in mind, organizers decided to give this year’s event the “Make Tracks Back to Walton” theme. “We wanted to do something incorporated with the train,” Jolley said. The theme makes use of both the city’s iconic railroad tracks and the nature of everyone returning home, she said. Apart from catching up, Old
Wilma McMillian, from Walton, dresses up for the Old Fashion Day celebration. Face paintings and other fun for children will be available at Walton’s Old Fashion Day. FILE PHOTO Fashion Day features plenty to do, including a petting zoo, a new cornhole tournament and a record number of vendors and food options. “I usually take a look at the vendors early and plan my meals for the day,” Jolley said. American Idol contestant Courtney Flege will perform, along with Marty Connor and JCONN2. Old Fashion Day kicks off with the parade at 11 a.m. that runs from Apex Drive and goes
north down Main Street to Alta Vista Drive. This year’s grand marshal is 95-year-old Virgil “Bud” Young, former building inspector for Walton. “He is, as far as we know, the oldest citizen in Walton,” said Connie Goins, economic development coordinator for Walton.
A Walton-Verona reunion
Keeping with the Walton reunion Old Fashion Day has
become, Walton-Verona High School alumnus Patti Glenn is organizing a reunion for any graduate of the school for the same day. Glenn has worked on a Walton-Verona alumni Facebook group, that eventually “snowballed” into a gathering, she said. “It was just kind of an idea of mine,” she said. So far, more than 120 graduates ranging from the 1940s to recent years have committed to
going. The gathering will go from 3 p.m. to dusk at Walton Park. Glenn is providing hot dogs and recommends those who attend bring a lawn chair and a drink. Many of the graduating classes are getting together floats for the parade, and prizes will be awarded to contest winners who dress in the style of the year they graduated, Jolley said. For more information about Old Fashion Day and a schedule of events, visit http://www.cityofwalton.org/.
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Want to can zucchini bread? Think again Q. I have a friend who told me about canning zucchini bread to store on the shelf. I’m wondering how to do it and if it is safe. A. This is not a recommended method for baking and keeping quick breads or cakes. While the items are baked in a canning jar, the product is not really homecanned. Generally, directions found for this product tell you to bake the bread in a canning jar and
after taking it from the oven, put the canning lid and ring on the jar. The lid will “seal.” Even though the lid seals, it is probDiane ably not a high Mason quality, longlasting seal. EXTENSION NOTES Even though the jar seals, most cake and quick bread reci-
pes have the potential for supporting the growth of hazardous bacteria including Clostridium botulinum. This bacteria causes botulism, an often fatal foodborne illness. Research done at Kansas State University showed heatstable microorganisms can survive the baking process and multiply in breads during storage. Some microorganisms thrive in anaerobic conditions (those
without oxygen). Bacteria may thrive on the food product, the moisture from the product, the neutral pH, the ideal room temperature, and the storage time. Breads and cakes in sealed glass canning jars made by commercial companies cannot be replicated at home. Commercial producers have access to additives and products the typical home consumer does not. Most canning jar manufac-
turers do not recommend using their baking products in their jars. If you want to keep quick breads and cakes for extended periods of time, plan to freeze them. Or, freeze some of the ingredients and bake fresh products throughout the year. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Auditions It’s a Wonderful Life, 6-8 p.m., Union Community Building, 10087 Old Union Road, Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes appreciated but not required. Free. Presented by Union Community Theatre. Through Sept. 8. 859586-0659; www.unionct.net. Union.
Films Movies in the Park, 7 p.m. Movie: "Night at the Museum." Starring Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino and Ricky Gervais. Rated PG., South Fork Park, Farmview Drive and South Fork Park Drive, Pre-movie activities and concessions available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free. Presented by City of Florence. 859-6478177; www.florence-ky.gov. Florence.
Literary - Book Clubs Cooking the Books, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Adults fix dinner inspired by or found in a book. Followed by dinner and discussion of book. Family friendly. Free. 859-586-6101; www.ca.uky.edu/boone. Burlington.
Literary - Libraries Mahjong, 1 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Open play. All skill levels welcome. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 6-9 p.m., Panorama Plus, 8510 Old Toll Road, Common Room. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence. Couples Golf Outing, 6-8 p.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, Couples play nine holes in modified alternate shot format. Open division and senior division with prizes for both. $11 per person, plus greens/cart fees. Registration required. 859-3718255; landrumgolf.com. Florence.
tape, CDs, videos, reference materials and more. Adult hardcover books $1 and paperbacks are 25-50 cents each. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Walton. Bouncing Babies (birth-2 years), 9:30 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Get active with your baby as you bounce and play on a special playground. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington. How to Research (middle & high school), 2 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Learn tips and strategies to get the best information online for your research papers. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
7425 U.S. 42, Find out about the ALCAT Test and see where you or your children rate on the scale for food/chemical sensitivity. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence.
Home & Garden Home Energy Assessments, 2-3:30 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Discover free tools you can use to track and assess energy use in your home. Learn about home energy audits and some tips for generally decreasing energy use in your home. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-586-6101; www.ca.uky.edu/boone. Burlington.
Literary - Book Clubs Chapter and Verse, 7 p.m. Discuss "The Weird Sisters" by Eleanor Brown., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
Literary - Story Times Paws to Read, 10 a.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Children read books to therapy dogs. Free. Registration required for 15-minute time slot. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
Literary - Crafts
Music - Religious Legacy Five, 7-9 p.m. $15., Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Southern gospel. Family friendly. 800-7783390. Petersburg.
Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Panorama Plus, $5. 859-391-8639; www.boonecountybridgecenter.com. Florence.
Shopping Fall Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, Boone County Arboretum at Central Park, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Local perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees. Benefits Friends of Boone County Arboretum. Free admission. 859-5866101. Union.
Sports Fall Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9 Art Events
Old Fashion Day will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Walton. Pictured is Catrina Mullins, a member of the Jubilee Cloggers. FILE PHOTO
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Sports Fall Meet, 1:10 p.m., Turfway Park, Free. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.
MONDAY, SEPT. 10 Civic
Live Graffiti Artist Exhibit, 4-8 p.m., Boleros Dance Club, 8406 U.S. 42, Live break dancers and spray paint artists. Local nonprofit auctioning off graffiti art created during show. Free. 859-379-5143; bolerosdanceclub.com. Florence.
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. 859-746-3573; www.teapartyboonecounty.org. Florence.
Literary - Libraries
It’s a Wonderful Life, 2-5 p.m., Union Community Building, Free. 859-586-0659; www.unionct.net. Union.
Grandparents Day Tea (2-5 years & grandparents), 2 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Bring grandparents for stories, songs and refreshments. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
Short Game School, 8-10 a.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, Individualized instruction in critical areas of putting and chipping. $30. Registration required. 859-371-8255. Florence.
Pits Rock Northern Kentucky Fun Walk, 4:15-5 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Open to responsible pit bull owners willing to walk their well-behaved pit bulls together in public parks to show positive side of the breed. Free. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. 859-746-1661. Florence.
Spotlight on Genealogy, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join Juliana Smith for online class to learn what you need to know to identify your ancestor in passenger arrival records, places to find those details and how to discover the story of your ancestor’s voyage to America in the records you find. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.
Sports Fall Meet, 6 p.m., Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Live thoroughbred racing. Homestretch reservations available. Prime rib buffet available Fridays, Lunch buffet available Saturdays. Free. Through Sept. 30. 859-371-0200; www.turfway.com. Florence.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Auditions
Karaoke and Open Mic Tiki Bars Happy Hour / Karaoke, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Wildwood Inn Tropical Suites, 7809 U.S. 42, Tropical Dome. Karaoke by Lipsmackers. Rooms available at discounted prices. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-371-6300; wildwood-inn.com. Florence.
Literary - Libraries Library Book Sale, 1-5 p.m. No other library services available during event., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Books-on-
Shopping Folksiders Market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rabbit Hash General Store, 10021 Lower River Road, Booths scattered throughout town featuring homemade and handcrafted items of pottery, jewelry, fine art, paper items and delectable fare along with music and antiques. Free. Presented by Folksiders. 859-5869049; www.folksiders.com.
Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Zumba, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Latininspired dance-fitness program blends international music and dance steps. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union.
Health / Wellness
Soul Pocket will perform 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Newport on the Levee. FILE PHOTO
Summer Blood Drive Tour, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Gold Star Chili, 7563 Mall Road, Hoxworth Bloodmobile accepts blood donations. Donors receive free Gold Star Cheese Coney and Summer Blood Drive T-shirt. Double Red donors receive coupon for free Double Decker Sandwich. Free. Presented by Hoxworth Blood Center. 859371-2272. Florence.
Literary - Libraries Teen Cafe, 3-4:30 p.m., Florence
Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Gaming, Internet, snacks and more. Teens. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Word I, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Discover some handy shortcuts, type a letter with business formatting, create a memo using a template and more. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. In the Loop, 10:30 a.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Florence. Electrifying Family Science (grades K and up), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Science Matters presents hands-on experience with electricity for children and parents. Make and take your own electrical circuit. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-266; www.bcpl.org. Burlington. Recycled Tees (high school), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Make fashion statement with an old shirt. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Team Umizoomi (2-5 years), 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Show math powers for story time based on the Nick Jr. show. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Florence. Afternoon Fun-Time (middle & high school), 3-4:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Gaming, movies and snacks. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Hebron.
Messy Art, 6:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Young artists dress for mess and create with color. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Walton.
Literary - Libraries Writers Group, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Join local writing enthusiasts. Share work and get feedback. Family friendly. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. .
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 Art & Craft Classes Crafters’ Corner, 10 a.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas and more. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Petersburg.
Literary - Libraries Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. Family friendly. 859342-2665. Florence. Word I, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Open Gaming (Middle and High School), 3:30-4:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Beginners and casual gamers welcome. No experience required. Snacks provided. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org. Burlington. Sensory Storytime (all ages), 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Story time with adjustments for sensory sensitivity and special needs. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington. Irish Leatherworking, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Learn about art of leatherworking from local craftsman Michael Burke. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
Yu-Gi-Oh, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Bring cards and duel for prizes. Pizza and drinks provided. Ages 4-10. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Exercise Classes Yoga, 6 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Basic/ beginner yoga practice offers holistic approach to maintaining healthy weight with increased flexibility, more stamina and lean muscle. Bring mat. All levels. Family friendly. $25 per month. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-334-2117. Union.
Health / Wellness Health and Safety Fair, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Lincoln College of Technology, 8095 Connector Drive, Free health and safety related services and information. Free. 859-282-9999. Florence.
Job Fairs Strayer University Job Fair, 1-4 p.m., Strayer University, 7300 Turfway Road, More than 40 local companies looking to fill positions in: production, warehousing, security, sales, retail, insurance, real estate, home care, medical, clerical positions and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by One Stop Northern Kentucky. 859-292-2642; www.nkyonestop.org. Florence.
Literary - Book Clubs Thrillers and Chillers Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m. Discuss "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Adults. Free. 859-342-2665. Hebron.
Literary - Libraries AR Night (grades K-5), 3:30-9 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Drop in and browse the best of AR. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Florence. Robo-Fun (2-5 years), 6 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Do the robot dance and create a bot to take home. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Hebron. Colored Pencil Art (middle and high school), 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Nancy Pugilano from Baker-Hunt Art Center teaches how to create art with colored pencils. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Union. Boone County Conservation District Open House, 6-8:30 p.m. Music by Hayloft, a local bluegrass band., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Celebrate 70 years by visiting district supervisors and staff. See historical displays, and enjoy anniversary cake and refreshments. Free. Presented by Boone County Conservation District. 859-342-2665; www.boonecountyky.org/bccd/ default.aspx. Burlington.
Recreation Bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, Free. 859-3422665. Union. Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., Florence Elks Lodge 314, 7704 Dixie Highway, Beer, food and cornhole. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-746-3557. Florence.
Recreation Golf Clinic, 7-8 p.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, One-hour clinic with golf professional to help improve golf game. Open to any residents of the city of Florence. Free with purchase of $9 bucket of balls. Registration required. 859-3718255; www.landrumgolf.com. Florence.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 Health / Wellness Are Foods Making You Sick?, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library,
The 34th annual MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest will be 5-11:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7-9, in Covington. For more information visit www.mainstrasse.org. THANKS TO KIM BLANK
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Youth Foundation welcomes members Community Recorder Northern Kentucky Youth Foundation, a youth success advocacy organization, has added four members to the organization’s board of directors. Those joining the board include Dr. Chris Bolling, Ann Brandon, Diane Brumback and Brandon Voelker. Bolling is a founding member and full-time practitioner at Pediatric Associates. He is an adjunct associate professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he is research director of the Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, a consortium of pediatric practices
conducting research in primary care settings. Bolling is involved in clinical care, research, advocacy and education regarding the treatment and prevention of pediatric obesity and overweight. He is also the former president of the Northern Kentucky Medical Society, the Cincinnati Pediatric Society and the medical staff of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Brandon has been with the Women’s Crisis Center for10 years. As an educator and public speaker, she works with Kentucky youth ages 5-18 and has spoken to more than 30,000 children in her career. Brandon is working on a pilot project, Green Dot, which introduces concepts
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The Boone County High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 50-year reunion July 21 at Triple Crown Country Club. THANKS TO MARYALICE MARKESBERY
Parade, music and food on tap in Walton from playing football. Irene Peebles has been taking some radiation treatments. Happy birthday wishes to Jenny Ross and Diana Webster on Sept. 10. Belated anniversary wishes to J.B. and Maxine McCubbin on Sept. 2. Happy anniversary to Larry and Debbie Roe on Sept. 7 and Frank and Genene Lyons on Sept. 12. Ruth Meadows (391-7282) writes a column about Walton.
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Old Fashion Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Apex and Mary Grubbs Highway. WNKR 106 7 will broadcast in front of the library. There will be plenty of entertainment and food for young and old. Music starts at 1:15 p.m. with Solo Flight featuring Jeff Gaunce. American Idol contestant Courtney Flege will perform from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Marty Connor and JCONN Band are on from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Closing time is 10:30 p.m. Don’t forget to register for the 5K Run on Sept. 15. It benefits the 940 Police Unit at Walton Armory. Contact Connie Goins at 485-4383. CarFit, the free safety program for older adults, is scheduled by AAA and St. Elizabeth at 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at the Walton Towne Center. Trained professionals will take you through a 12-point checklist and make any needed recommendations for car adjustments and adaptations to make your car “fit” for safety and comfort. Reservations are required. Refreshments will be served. To make your reservations, call 513-762-3446. The Walton-Verona Bearcats defeated the Dayton Green Devils on Friday, 42-0. Their next game is against the Lloyd Juggernauts at Lloyd on Friday night. Greg and Peggy Peebles and I traveled to Bluefield, Va., this past weekend to see the Georgetown-Bluefield football game. Grandson Gregor Peebles plays for the Georgetown (Ky.) Tigers. Georgetown won 77-9. This was the first football season for Bluefield in 70 years. This was more or less a practice session for both teams. This was a very similar situation for Walton-Verona School system six years ago as WV had just restarted football after many years and the program is making great progress. Gregor is the first football player to receive a scholarship for WaltonVerona in the new program. He has thoroughly enjoyed playing football for the past four years. While enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, we stopped at Beckley, W.Va., and visited the Tamarack Mu-
Local senior care experts are urging Butler, Warren and Northwestern Hamilton, Boone, Campbell and Kenton county families to be alert for scammers who may be targeting their senior loved ones with a variety of clever cons that could jeopardize not only their life savings, but their independence. As a result, the nonprofit National Association of Triads and the local Home Instead Senior Care office have launched a public information program to educate families and seniors about how to protect themselves. The Protect Seniors from FraudSM program, developed with the expert assistance of the Triads,
provides family caregivers with a number of important tools at protectseniorsfromfraud.com. Included in the website’s various resources is a criminal target scale, which can help family caregivers assess how likely their senior is to be the potential target of a scam. A Senior Fraud Protection Kit also is available from the local franchise office. According to experts, the top three crimes targeting seniors are identity theft, Medicaid/Medicare and medication fraud, and financial exploitation. The demographics of an aging population and the sophistication of scammers are adding up to big losses – both financially and emotionally – for older adults. The annual financial loss by victims of elder finan-
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Registration for circus classes Community Recorder My Nose Turns Red provides training and performance opportunities for more than 300 youth and sometimes adults each year in the art of the one-ring circus, circus skills and the theatrical clown. A full day of youth circus classes are offered Saturdays for 24 weeks with culminating performance April 27-28, 2013, at the Aronoff Center. Classes meet Sept. 8 through Dec. 8 at Emanuel Community Center, 1308 Race St. Cincinnati. There will be no class Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 24. Beginning Classes cover stilt walking, creative dramatics, low wire walking, rolling globe, plate spinning, clowntheatre and beginning juggling. Class meets 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. For ages 7 through 16. Cost is $150 or $125 with sibling dis-
count. Intermediate/Advanced youth circus classes progress to high wire walking, German wheel, unicycling, club and ring juggling, hoop, poi, rola bola, circus performance and presentation, and new this year, static trapeze. This class offers many performance opportunities. New students’ parents should call 859-581-7100 for a phone interview about the student’s past experience, skill level and performance experience. Classes meet noon to 4 p.m. For ages 8 through 20. Cost is $670 for 24 weeks, fall semester costs $335 or $270 with sibling discount. The above sites take care of their own registration. If you are interested in a circus site or a workshop for your school or organization, email info@mynoseturns red.org. For more information, call 859-581-7100.
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Friends and family of Ryan Reeves gathered to honor Ryan's legacy before a Cincinnati Reds game. Reeves, who died in a May motorcycle crash, was a Cincinnati Reds fan. THANKS TO KATHY KUHN
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Ryan Reeves died tragically in a motorcycle accident in the thick fog on May 30. According to friends, the Burlington resident was “on top of the world” and living life to its fullest. Reeves, 23, had just graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in history. He worked at UPS for four and a half years and was a supervisor to several UPS employees. Reeves, who treasured his friendships and life, was a Louisville Cardinal fan, loved the Cincinnati
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To honor Reeves on National Friendship Day, Aug. 5, about 50 friends and fam-
ily members attended the Cincinnati Reds game to celebrate life and friendships. Wearing shirts depicting the cross tattoo on Reeves’ back, many friends and relatives gathered before the game to honor him. Reeves had planned to participate in August’s Warrior Dash, a 5K and obstacle course with lots of mud. His mother and friends will be running that event for him. Friends of the Reeves family say they are living out Ryan’s legacy by being a friend and helping others.
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Rotary hears about bridge replacement By Chuck Seal Contributor
Think traffic volume and congestion problems are bad now? Based on projections researched by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the region’s top transportation planning agency, our geographical area could encounter total gridlock during the morning rush hours starting in 2026 if we don’t replace the Brent Spence Bridge. Think about taking over an hour and a half to get from Florence to the Cincinnati central business district or a similar amount of time from CVG to downtown. Such a future scenario was painted by Mark Pol-
icinski, executive director of OKI at a recent Florence Rotary Club meeting. Policinski pointed out that the bridge is not the only problem we face. We are in an era where the entire interstate system is outdated, antiquated and broken. Our transportation system can no longer effectively perform in order to keep our country economically viable in the international marketplace. Because the global economy is built on the transportation of goods, OKI studied and wrote a freight plan that creates a long-range vision of freight transportation to ensure our region’s success. The study discovered between now and 2040 total
freight volume from all modes (highway, rail, barge and air) is forecast to grow by 54 percent. Our roadways can expect a doubling of truck traffic within the next 24 years. They see air freight expanding 177 percent. There are and will be insufficient government funds to meet all of these critical transportation system needs. Given that the federal government is $16 trillion in debt, we need a whole different way to fund transportation. OKI has laid out a five-step approach for addressing this grave problem. First, they urge all state transportation departments to consider all funding mechanisms, including public private partner-
ships, availability payments, design-build, tolling, license fees. Secondly, they believe the Policinski states should be allowed to keep their federal and state gas tax receipts to spend as each sees fit, thereby eliminating bureaucracy at the federal level. Thirdly, reduce the lengthy environmental process. The first step in increasing revenues is to reduce the time it takes to get a project built. Fourth, investigate public private partnerships. The government is broke; the private sector has bil-
Judy O'Connor and Marlene Story of Florence took a cruise to Alaska and saw the glaciers. While everyone back in Kentucky was melting in the heat, they were enjoying cooler weather.
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Florence Woman’s Club names new officers Community Recorder The Florence Woman’s Club inaugurated the new 2012-2014 officers. The following were named officers: President Pat Shoemaker, Vice President Linda Gritton, Recording Secretary Jan Lawson, Corresponding Secretary Peggy Lisnek and Reporter Marlene Brown. Club members collaborate on a variety of community service projects and sponsor two major fundraisers each year.
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Pearly Sue is here with her sister Ellie Mae. They are 3-month-old coonhound mixes who are very sweet and playful. For more information about these and other adoptable animals, call Boone County Animal Shelter at 586-5285. Adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchipping, shots, a free vet visit and more. THANKS TO JAN CHAPMAN
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The volunteer training program provides 50 hours of classroom horticulture education and opportunities for community volunteer service on local gardening projects. Learn from county agents and local horticultural professionals while meeting new lifelong gardening friends and making our communities more beautiful together! The Winter 2012-2013 Master Gardener training program will be held at the Kenton County Extension Service, 10990 Marshall Road Covington, KY 41015, on Wednesday’s, starting December 5, 2012, from 10am to 2pm. Master Gardener is a 15 week program (there will be a two week break during the holidays), meeting once a week. Class fee is $250 for Kentucky residents, or $300 for out-of-state, with $100 being refunded after completion of training and volunteer hours. For more information, including scholarship opportunities, and/or to request an application please call 859-356-3155. Northern Kentucky Master Gardener applications are due by October 1st, 2012.
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POLICE REPORTS Arrests/Citations Victoria B. Shook, 19, theftshoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., July 24. Ginnie Dephillips, 33, theftshoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., July 24. Peggy L. Willis, 37, theft-shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., July 24. Ladon C. Payne, 40, DUI at 8405 U.S. 42, July 26. Richard Adams, 72, menacing, disorderly conduct at Houston Rd., July 26. James R. Lay Ii, 37, operating non-motor vehicle under influence of intoxicants at Dream St., July 27. Heather Orr, 19, theft-shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., July 27. Roy Rainie, 20, theft-shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., July 27. Peter H. Garvey, 44, failure to or improper signal, careless driving, DUI at Interstate 75, June 14. Nicholas P. Sedler, 31, alcohol intoxication in a public place, reckless driving at Petersburg Rd. and Watts Rd., April 29. John R. Cates, 46, carrying a concealed weapon at Burlington Pk. and Peoples Ln., April 28. Donald Stanley, 55, DUI, careless driving at Berberich Dr., April 28. Bradley Raisbeck, 20, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Merrie Dr., April 28. Thomas E. Wallace, 30, DUI, reckless driving at 759 Petersburg Rd., April 27. Amy C. Wallace, 30, public intoxication of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a legend drug at 759 Petersburg Rd., April 27. Jerry W. Sowders Jr., 19, public intoxication of a controlled substance at 1379 Donaldson Hwy., April 27. Kyndra M. Harshbarger, 23, DUI, reckless driving at Industrial Rd., June 13. William P. Brooks, 27, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7937 Dream St., June 13. Michelle L. Dreyer, 28, shoplifting at 1176 Mall Rd., June 12. Christopher S. Molleson, 27, DUI
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Incidents/Investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at 10000 block of Gunpowder Rd., April 28. Fourth degree, minor injury at 38 Russell St., July 24. Fourth degree, minor injury at 8405 U.S. 42, July 26. Burglary Residence broken into and items taken at 7255 Turfway Rd., June 13. Residence broken into and items taken at 8625 Preakness Dr., June 12. Residence broken into and items taken at 8834 Valley Circle Dr., June 12. Television stolen at 7524 Hillcrest Dr., No. B, July 25. Television stolen at 22 Burk Ave., July 26. Computers stolen at 345 Villa Dr., June 15. Criminal mischief Structure vandalized at 7685 Mall Rd., June 12. Vehicle vandalized at the rest area at I-75 northbound, June 12. Structure vandalized at 7662 Catawba Ln., June 11. Vehicle vandalized at 209 Merravay Dr., June 11. Items destroyed/damaged vandalized at 7960 U.S. 42, July 25. Automobiles destroyed/damanged/vandalized at 7373
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DEATHS Ophelia Beagle Ophelia Florence Beagle, 86, of Florence died Aug. 27, 2012. She was a member of First Church of Christ. Her husband, Leslie Beagle, and two daughters, Brenda Jump and Trudy Gatewood, died previously. Survivors include daughters, Phyllis Puckett and Becky Mobley; son Dale Beagle; brother Ronnie Spegal; sisters Faye Sexton, Linda Niece, Clemogene Spegal, Nola Hummel and Mary Arrowood; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Memorials: First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, KY 41005.
Paula Bonfert Paula Jeanne Bonfert, 62, of Florence, died Aug. 28, 2012, at her residence. She was in the convent of the Sisters of Divine Providence in Melbourne for two years following high school. She was a legal secretary at Taft Law Firm in Cincinnati; president of the Kenton County Democratic Women’s Committee, a member of the Sisters of Whimsy Red Hat group, a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Women’s Health, and an active member, lector, and volunteer at St. Henry Parish in Elsmere. Her sister, Debbie Coy, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Walter Elmer Bonfert; daughter, Kasey Huck Bond; two grandchildren; sister, Bev Linkugel;
stepdaughters, Tammy Edinger and Jill Doniere; stepson, Todd Bonfert; 11 step-grandchildren; and a great-step-grandchild. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger. Memorials: Paula Bonfert Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Kasey Bond, 7310 Turfway Road, Suite 210, Florence, KY 41042.
Karen Burton-Catton Karen Burton-Catton, 54, of Florence died Aug. 25, 2012, at her residence. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Elsmere. Her mother, Doris Coss, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Linda Austin, Pamela Coss and Judith Manning; seven nieces; and two nephews. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.
JoAnn Damico JoAnn Kingcade Damico, 78, of Fort Mitchell, died Aug. 24, 2012, at the Liberty Nursing Center in Cincinnati. She was a homemaker and member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Raymond C. “Ray” Damico; daughter, Bonnie R. Johnson of Sarasota, Fla.; sons, Michael A. Damico of Burlington, Stephen J. Damico of Anderson Township, Ohio, Douglas M. Damico of Florence; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters: Helen Quinn of California and Janice Flood of Fort Wright. Interment was at Veterans
Cemetery North, Williamstown.
Vicky Eggleston Vicky Lynn Eggleston, 64, of Erlanger, died Aug. 27, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a homemaker and a member of American Legion Post 304 in Florida. Survivors include her husband Bob Eggleston of Erlanger; daughter, Bobbie Jo Eggleston of Charlotte N.C., son Jack Sheriff of Verona; sisters, Christie Fortner of Florence; Toni Perkins of Erlanger, Tracy Webster of Erlanger and Sandy Sheriff of Burlington; and six grandchildren.
Thomas Frolo Jr. Thomas Frolo Jr., 54, formerly of Fort Mitchell and Burlington, died Aug. 23, 2012, in Middletown, Ohio. A parent, Jean Frolo, died previously. Survivors include his children Nathan Frolo of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Kristy Blackwell of Winchester; three grandchildren; parents, Thomas Frolo and Kornelia Heinrich-Frolo; siblings Suzanne Lammers of Hendersonville, Tenn., Theresa Frolo Edelman of Waynesville, Ohio, and Jennifer Frolo-Baker of Florence; and companion, Debra Kirby of Lebanon, Ohio.
Marjorie Hensley Marjorie E. Hensley, 96, of Florence, died Aug. 24, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She worked as a secretary for the state of Kentucky and was a member of the Retired State Employees Association.
Survivors include her sister, Mary Jean Poston of Burlington; brother R.B. Hensley of Wilmore; and many nieces and nephews. Interment was at Burlington Cemetery in Burlington.
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Sue Henson Sue Reid Henson, 68, of Florence, died Aug. 29, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, a member of Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially restoring furniture. Survivors include her husband, Billy Henson; daughters, Susan Henson Selzer of Cincinnati and Pamela A. Henson; son, William Glenn Henson of Kenosha, Wis.; sister, Patricia Ann Powell of Dallas; and seven grandchildren. Interment was at Union Rice Cemetery in Union. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042 or Feed His Kids Ministry, P.O. Box 456, Florence, KY 41022.
Carrie McDaniel Carrie Ann McDaniel, 88, of Union, died Aug. 24, 2012. Her husbands, John Moore and Lloyd Norton, and a daughter, Paula, Orr, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Arthur McDaniel; daughter, Patricia Scott; stepchildren, Bobbie Richey, Arthur McDaniel, Charles McDaniel, Cassie Froman and Karen Ellis; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.
daughters, Sheila Stamper of Florence, Sandy Patterson of Independence; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Michael Jarvis of Franklin, Ohio, and Russell Jarvis of Crittenden. Interment was at Stamper Family Cemetery in Ryland Heights.
Dorothy Parchert Dorothy Jean Parchert, 88, of Walton, died Aug. 28, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Arkansas and lived in Dearborn, Mich., and Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Her husband, Karl G. Parchert, and a grandchild, died previously. Survivors include her three children, Paul Parchert, Virginia Pfeiffer and Jim Parchert.
Brenda Stamper Brenda Jarvis Stamper, 70, of Ryland Heights, died, Aug. 23, 2012, at the St Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and member of the Decoursey Baptist Church. A son, David Lynn Stamper, and a brother Reid Jarvis, died previously. Survivors include her husband, Donald Stamper; sons, Donald Lee Stamper and Christopher Stamper of Ryland Heights;
David E. Thomas, 48, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Burlington, died Aug. 24, 2012. He graduated from Conner High School in Hebron in 1982 and went on to graduate from Cincinnati Technical College in 1984. He was an inspector for 25 years for American Trans Air and most recently was employed at Rolls-Royce. An avid and accomplished pilot, he enjoyed all things related to flying, and was a member of the Screaming Eagles Model Air Plane Club and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Survivors include his wife, Stacy Thomas; son, Jaxson Gregory; stepdaughter, Leslie Ayers; stepson, Clayton Ayers; mother, Natalie Mains of Dry Ridge; father and step-mother, Clarence and Donna Thomas of Lake Wales, Fla.; brother, Jim Thomas of Indianapolis; and stepsister, Tamera Terew of Fishers. The body was cremated. Memorials: Quality of Life Fund, The Community Foundation of Morgan County.
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We will e-mail you with a two hour window for delivery. If we are late for your delivery, you will receive a Gift Card for the amount of your delivery charge. You can also go to our website and click on the blue truck in the top right hand corner. You will need the 11 digit sales order number from your original sales receipt.
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Twin XL Set ............ $899
Full Set ..................$1099
Queen Set ............$1299
King Set ................$1699
Goodnight Refined™ A new level of cradling comfort and deep down suppor
Sale Twin XL Set ..........$1849 Full Set ..................$2299
Less Boxspring Savings
Queen Set ............$2499
King Set ................$2999
Plush comfort, extra firm support
Final Set Sale Price $1699 1699
Less Boxspring Savings
Twin XL Set ..........$1199
Full Set ..................$1399
Queen Set ............$1599
King Set ................$1999
Final Set Sale Price $1 1049 049 $1199
Renewal Refined™ A new level of cradling comfort and deep down suppor
Sale Twin XL Set ..........$2349 Full Set ..................$2799
Less Boxspring Savings
Queen Set ............$2999
King Set ................$3499
Supreme comfort, advanced support
Final Set Sale Price $2 2199 199
NO INTEREST if paid in full in
Luxuriously comfortable, yet so supportive
Less Boxspring Savings
Final Set Sale Price
Twin XL Set ..........$1349
Full Set ..................$1799
Queen Set ............$1999
King Set ................$2499
Less Boxspring Savings
Twin XL Set ..........$1849
Full Set ..................$2299
Queen Set ............$2499
King Set ................$2999
Final Set Sale Price $1699 1699
Well BeingRefined™ Experience Serta’s Newest iComfort Bed.
Less Boxspring Savings
Twin XL Set ..........$3049
Queen Set ............$3999
King Set ................$4499
Final Set Sale Price $2899
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Advanced comfort, cushion firm support