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St. Henry boys and girls cross country teams are in the running to be one of the best teams in Kentucky state history after winning their 10th and seventh consecutive state titles, respectively, last month. Take a look at their journey to the state title on B1.

Neighbors Who Care One reason the holiday season is our favorite time of year is because it seems to bring out the best in all of us – whether helping a neighbor, a family member or a complete stranger. The Community Recorder wants to recognize those who make their neighborhood and community better – not just in November and December, but all year long. If you know someone who fits that description – a Neighbor Who Cares – let us know about them. E-mail us at, with “Neighbors Who Care” in the subject line. Make sure to include your name, community and contact information, as well as theirs. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 9.

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Bruce Ferguson stands in front of an old toll house he owns in Union. It was originally owned by his great-grandfather, Charles Philip Baker. STEPHANIE SALMONS/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Toll roads were important in Boone By Stephanie Salmons

UNION — It’s easy to take a trip back in time if you know where to look. Remnants of Boone County’s past can still be seen in growing areas like Union. Four old toll houses still exist around Union, one of which, located on what is now Old Union Road, is owned by former Boone County Judge-executive Bruce Ferguson. That house was originally owned by his great grandfather, Charles Philip Baker. Another is located on Old Union Road while other converted toll houses can be found on Hathaway Road and on Hicks Pike near Richwood Church Road. Another one of Ferguson’s great grandfathers, Benjamin Lewis Rice. was another shareholder on that road, known as the Union and Florence Turnpike. Toll roads were “how you got anywhere,” he said.

ies back then are still major arteries today, she said. According to Striker, several toll houses were located along what are now U.S. 42, Ky. 18 and on U.S. 25. “Roads that were major arteries back then are still major arteries today,” she said. Author Paul Tanner says in the front of his 1993 book “Toll Roads in Kentucky and Boone County, 1817-1917,” that toll gate keepers were “the distributors of news and gossip, conveyors of messages and served as informal community bulletin boards.” Toll roads, eventually though, became an “impediment to travel and commerce” and motorized vehicles required better surfaces, he wrote. “The cost and delay of frequent stops at toll gates became a burden,” it reads.

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Man collecting names of Vietnam vets By Cindy Schroeder

UNION — Union resident Bob Wartman wants his fellow Vietnam War veterans to contact him, so that he can add their names to a database he's compiling. Wartman wants to keep local veterans informed about upcoming activities or events that they might be interested in, especially annual Veterans Day observances. On Nov. 13, between 350 and 400 Vietnam veterans and friends and family attended the annual Veterans Day observance at Highland Cemetery that's sponsored by the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum and the cities of Fort Mitchell and Fort Wright. Organizers said this year's turnout was one of the largest in the event's five-year


The roads were integral to the development of Boone County and its infrastructure, said Bridget Striker, local history coordinator for the Boone County Public library. Originally, people would travel along the Ohio River and the only roads were along old buffalo traces, she said. Travelers needed ways to get back and forth so these roads were constructed. Tolls would help pay for gravel and upkeep, Striker said. Toll roads and toll houses – which were constructed because of the roads – were an import part of transportation history, she said. Families lived in the toll houses and “that’s what they would do. They collected the tolls.” "With the well-maintained roads, people were able to settle further out in the county,” she said. “Those communities were able to connect more closely.” Roads that were major arter-

history. In past years, veterans of World War II and the Korean War have been singled out for special recognition. This year, Vietnam veterans were honored, and next year, Gulf War veterans will be recognized. For the Nov. 13 event honoring Vietnam War veterans, 189 Northern Kentucky veterans provided their names and branch of service to organizers. Of those, 103 provided partial contact information. "For now, I see the list being used to blast emails of upcoming events that (Vietnam War veterans) might be interested in," Wartman said. "I don't think there's any movement to form an organization now, but I could see that possibly happening some day with this group." As local Vietnam veterans

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prepared to march as a group to the Nov. 13 observance at Highland Cemetery, Wartman said he noticed many of them gathering in small groups to talk about their experiences in Vietnam. "I think a lot of them enjoyed finding somebody on their level who'd gone through some of the same experiences," he said. Wartman enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965 at age 18, following his older brother, Joe, into military service. "A month after graduation (from Covington Catholic High School), I was at Parris Island," said Wartman, who completed his military service in 1967. To add your name to Wartman's list , email him at with your full name, branch of service, email address and home addresses and phone number.

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WALTON — Paula Jolley is the new mayor of Walton. Jolley, who’s been on City Council for nine years, was appointed by the remainder of council at a special meeting Nov. 21. Walton’s mayoral vacancy came faster than expected after former mayor Wayne Carlisle, who originally planned to resign Jan. 1, moved his resignation to Nov. 20 after a disagreement with council about repealing a municipal order passed to upgrade city hall’s phone systems. Jolley “I’m excited,” Jolley said. “I’ve got so many emotions.” Jolley and former mayor Phillip Trzop both expressed interest in the appointment, but ultimately the council, which is mostly made up of members who’ve spent less than a year on council, decided to go with someone they were familiar with, said council member Kevin Ryan. “We’d like to move forward with the team we’ve been working with,” Ryan said. The meeting offered insight into the tension that led to Carlisle’s resignation, which he stated was primarily because of business interests that were leading him out of state. “Not one of the council member was happy with his management style,” said council member Craig Brandenburg. Council members were prepared to address Carlisle about their issues at their Nov. 10 caucus meeting, when he issued his initial resignation, Brandenburg said. “He knew the hammer was coming down,” he said. The 11 months that council worked with Carslile were difficult and many members were discussing leaving council if Carlisle remained, Brandenburg said. “To be honest, I’ve hated it,” he said. Carlisle’s resignation rejuvenated the council members who are ready to move forward with the plans that were stalled by arguments with Carlisle, Brandenburg said. “We feel we’ve taken care of the problem,” he said. City Council worked well as a team, and that should continue with Jolley as mayor, Brandenburg said. “I want to move forward with council,” Jolley said. Jolley’s appointment creates a vacancy on City Council which will have to be filled within 30 days with a council appointment.



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Wombles was upset that Oldham had not heard any concerns until that day. “It’s a little too late to change things when I come to collect the check,” Wombles said. Before voting to repeal the order, resident Sharon McDonald asked why council voted for the services if they didn’t like the deal. “We weren’t presented with all the information necessary by the former mayor,” said Paula Jolley, who was just appointed as mayor. When Carlisle was approached about the issue, he immediately wanted to distance himself from the city. “I’ve got a feeling they’ll wind up in a lawsuit, but I don’t want any part of it,” Carlisle said. Wombles is already in contact with an attorney and plans to file a lawsuit because losing this project after the contract was signed will damage his business and his credit, Wombles said. “It’s been a ridiculous project,” he said. Ryan claims that none of the remaining city officials have seen the contract, but was told by Carlisle that the company offers a 30-day trial period, so it shouldn’t be a major issue. “But, we don’t have the document,” Ryan said. Ryan has requested both Carlisle and Wombles email him a copy of the signed contract, but has yet to receive one, he said. The whole process has been even more troubling for Wombles because he’s a Walton resident, he said. “We’re going to move out of Walton,” Wombles said. The repealing of the municipal order passed with a 4-0 vote, with council member Mark Carnahan abstaining. Council member Mike Simpson was absent for the passing and repealing of the order.



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WALTON — An upgrade to phone lines could leave Walton tangled in a legal battle. Walton City Council voted to repeal a municipal order that hired Oldham Telecommunications to upgrade the phone service and equipment at city hall exactly one week after voting unanimously to pass the order. The move led former mayor Wayne Carlisle to resign immediately instead of Jan.1when he originally planned to resign. “I feel like it’s unethical and immoral what they’re doing,” Carlisle said. The upgrade would have upgraded their old phones with new ones, provided them services they didn’t already have and saved the city a few dollars a month over what they’ve been paying, said Brandon Wombles, co-owner of Oldham Telecommunications. After the municipal order was originally passed, the contract was signed by Carlisle, who was mayor at the time, and Oldham put in an order for the equipment and got financing for the project, Wombles said. A few days later, Wombles and his company were at city hall, ready to get to work and requested a check covering the expenses. The city employees weren’t prepared for them to be requesting a check and asked council member Kevin Ryan to come up and figure out what was happening. The Oldham personnel that were there told Ryan they needed to write a check for the project, but that they’d get a refund check from their parent company the next day, Ryan said. This came after city staff told council that some information wasn’t provided when council voted on the order and the services may cost more than originally presented, Ryan said. “Too many red flags were thrown up,” he said.

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A new program through the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is helping entrepreneurs throughout the area open their own small businesses. The Rekindle Micro-Enterprise Program, which services Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton counties, offers those interested in starting a small business help through business development training, on-going mentoring and access to funding assistance. Bob Yoder, the commission’s business development director, said the program came about through a grant from the Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) Program, a federal program through the Office of Community Services. “This program is meant to help people interested in starting all kinds of small businesses,” Yoder said. “It can help people who are just starting out, or those who want to expand their small businesses to offer more products or services.” The term “micro-enterprise” means that the business is very small, employing only one to five people. The program includes an introduction to small business and developing a business plan. Those in the program are eligible to apply for a loan up to $5,000 to get their business started. Along with the loans available through the com-

mission, the program also includes help securing loans from other sources depending on the needs of the person, Yoder said. “We will work with people to find what would be best for them and their business,” Yoder said. Yoder said through the whole process of starting their business, program participants will have mentors to help them along the way. Covington resident Consuela Gray is one of 24 people that are taking part in the first session of the program, which is being held now. Gray, who has spent years working in the food and service industry, is a student at Gateway Community and Technicial College and is trying to open a food truck. “I’ve always wanted to cook or own my own restaurant,” Gray said. “I was thinking of businesses I could open that would have less overhead than opening a traditional restaurant and I had the idea to open a food truck.” For more information about the program, visit or call Yoder at 655-2946. For more about your community, visit

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Have a question? Librarians at the various branches of the Boone County Public Library can help find the answer. All you have to do is send a text. “We’ve been offering answers to people’s questions through email and other services for a while,” the library’s IT manager Michelle Foster said. “This is another way to do it.” The program kicked off Oct. 1. Those who are interested can text BCPL and their question to 66746, then a librarian will research and answer the question. If the library is closed, they’ll answer in the morning, Foster said. This is something “a little bit different,” she said. “Eventually, the world

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Nine students from Northern Kentucky and one from Indiana are enrolled in the first cohort of Xavier’s Northern Kentucky MBA program. They will spend 24 months taking 18 classes. They represent Procter and Gamble, Sunny Delight Beverages Co., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, GE Aviation, Hydro Systems Co., Hill-Rom, and Fidelity Investments. Xavier University's Northern Kentucky MBA location occupies a 5,700-square-foot space on the third floor of the Columbia Executive Center at 207 Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell. As with Xavier's other off-site MBA locations in West Chester and Deerfield, professors come from the main campus in Evans-



ton to the site in the evenings to teach and meet with students. Classes began July 5 and meet two nights a week in a cohort format, meaning the students go through the entire progression of courses as a group. Nikki Boden earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Kentucky and is a transportation engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. She and her hus-

band, Brent, live in Florence with their dog Murphy. She believes an MBA will offer her more opportunities. “So far classes are going great,” Boden said. “It has been an adjustment carving out time for studying and homework but I'm seeing all this material for the first time. What I’m learning in class is letting me see things from an entirely new perspective.” Gita Huntington, also of Florence, earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in business process management and operations management. She works for Hydro Systems in Newtown, Ohio, as a buyer/planner. Both students agree that the cohort format helps with time

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Stephen Harrison, right, plays a math game called Salute with his daughter, Sabrina, a fourth-grader at Mann Elementary School, Union. His visit was part of "Men @ Mann Week." PATRICK REDDY/THE ENQUIRER

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UNION — Brent Gross was volunteering at Mann Elementary School last week when he was summoned by a student eating lunch. "He asked me if I was a football player. Then he asked if I was a Marine," Gross said. "I said 'No, I'm just a dad.'" Gross got a kick out of the boy's surprised look. "The only men they see here on a regular basis are the two janitors," Gross said. "Now they have a bunch of dads running to them to open their applesauce or get them a napkin." And to do a lot more. Gross is in charge this year of Men@Mann - a group primarily of dads, but also grandfathers, uncles and other male mentors associated with the children, who want to be part of the kids' lives at school. This is the fourth year for the group, which won the Kentucky PTA award for outstanding male involvement each of its first three years and even has its own website at

Last week was Men@Mann Week, which attracted a couple dozen dads to work in the cafeteria, participate in gym classes and help students with reading and math. "I think part of the reason it's so important is because the school is primarily filled with female role models, and the kids need to see the guys involved at school, too," said Justin Fister, who helped students with reading last week and has a son in second grade. "And gender aside, I think it's important to have as many hands as possible in the mix helping out at school." The group was started by parent Nathan Rogers, who ran it for the first three years, and Principal Connie Crigger. "He and I were just talking about how we could get more dads involved," Crigger said. "We wanted the kids to see that the dads value their education as much as the moms, and now on any given day you will see dads in the halls." Statistics from various national surveys and studies over the past two decades have shown that the more fathers are involved in their children's lives, the more likely the kids are to get better

grades and have fewer disciplinary issues. Mann annually has some of the top elementary school test scores in the state. It's impossible to quantify how much Men@Mann has to do with that, but the group is certainly a significant contributor to the 17,000 volunteer hours the school averages each year. Men@Mann Week was just the rallying point. Many of them will continue to work in the school all year. "It's really a great example of the community and school working together, and the kids reaping the benefits of it," Crigger said. Fourth-grader Kaylee Patton said she likes when dads are in the school. "It's fun when they are here," she said. "It's a little more rare to see dads in a school, so it's exciting when they can come." Stephen Harrison was playing math games last Thursday with the kids in his daughter's fourth-grade class. He said he travels a lot for his job and does not get to volunteer as much as he would like, but it is important to him that he does it when he can.

National College honors veterans The National College Florence campus honored veterans on Nov. 10. The Kenton County Police Honor Guard presented the colors and remained posted during the event. Other participants included visitors from the Bellevue Veterans Club, Sgt. Mark Hatfield of the U.S. Army National Guard Recruiting Office and the Rev. Bob Kemp-Baird, senior pastor at Florence Christian Church, who gave the benediction. The poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D., was recited by former Army sergeant and current student Jason Stewart. Several classes showed military movies from various time periods.

The National College Florence campus honored veterans on Nov. 10. From left: veterans Cheryl Heer, librarian/instructor; Jason Stewart; Bobby Cook; Carole Reed-Mahoney, campus director; Pfc. Brittany Sullivan, student; and CRC Sam Cox. THANKS TO NANCY C. SIMMONS

Grade 5: Teagan Adams, Jessica Allen, Isabelle Armstrong, Austin Baker, Kyrah Beesley, Chloe Black, Owen Bohman, Jade Bryson, Ethan Bull; Sofia Capek, Kaylee Cataldo, Spencer Chaney, Klaire Chitwood, Erin Coburn, Ashley Craddock, Bridgette Day, Ethan Dierig, Alexia Dolan, Kennedy Drish; Devin Eha, Aiyanah Esparza, Sean Ferrand, Brett Fecher, Lauren Fredrickson, Natashja Gentry, Hannah Giles, Claire Gregory; Kaylee Harris, Hunter Heichelbech, Zoey Henson, Myles Hinton, Patrick Hirsch, Jamie Holt, Jacob Houser, Tori Hubbard, Logan Johnson, Savannah Johnson; Gage Kegley, Morgan Kelly, Tyler Kennedy, Riley Krueger, Lauren Lambert, Zachary Lancaster; Kendall Maley, Cassidy Martin, Mercedes Massie, Sara Mathew, Hallie McCoy, Anastasia McLane, Mackenzie Milner, Robert Moody, Emma Mulligan, Autumn Mullins; Madeline Newport, Alex Ollier, Camila Padilla, Nicole Pettit, Collen Phillips, Travis Price, Kameron Robbins; Brandon Schanding, Genna Smith, Samuel Smith, Haley Snodgrass, Grace Sparrow, Michael Spencer, Julia Stepner, Jacob Stewart; Mackenzie Turner, Hannah Walker, Hayleigh Walker and Ignatius Wirasakti. Grade 4: Gage Ashcraft, Kelsey Bain, Noah Ballard, Seth Beesley, Chloe Behymer, Samantha Belbot, Ethan Bosway, Megan Brennan; Jonathan Cantrell, Brandon Carty, Emily Chaney, Ben Codell, Austin Coe, Peyton Coffey, Ian Dryden, Darren Duncan, Saleeban Farah, Shyanne Farmer, Matthew Fischer; Ryan Garuccio, Connor Godsted, Mallory Gray, David Hall, Angelyna Helgenberger, Nina Hesiter, Gavin Hibbs, Erin Hubbard, Haley Huff, Chandler Hughes, Kailee Humphrey; Hannah Jamison, Sophia Jones, Kathryn Justice, Megan Kline, Summer Lilly, Karri Long, Korri Long, Alexandra Lortz, C. J. Lutsch; Kennedy Maydak, Megan Mogus, Austin Morvik, Issac Oropeza, Danielle Pitzer, Shelby Reinert, Noah Richardson, Caleb Runion; Cianna Sadler, Kobe Smith, Kelsie Snow, Sara Taylor, Cheryl Thomas, Max Turner, Trevor Turner, Tristan Vaughn, Natalie Weber and Sarah Willman.


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set back by a knee injury last year and could be the leading scorer this year. Scott posted 7.4 points per game and Ray 5.7. Conner played at Lloyd Nov. 28 and will play McNicholas Dec. 1 before debuting at home Dec. 6 against St. Patrick.

UNION — The Ryle High School girls basketball team has been on the verge of winning the Ninth Region in recent years. With more experience and height this season, head coach Patti Oliverio is hoping the Raiders can take that next step this year. “We'll be a little stronger inside than we have been in the past,” Oliverio said. “We'll be juniors and seniors. Now we finally have a veteran group. You can see their knowledge and experience.” Ryle was 23-7 last year for Oliverio, who enters her fourth season as head coach with a record of 84-34. She returns three starters and three veteran reserves. The top player is 5-foot-11 senior Jenna Crittendon, who averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists a game last season. The Miss Basketball contender signed with Xavier in November. The athletic and versatile forward can play any position on the floor. “We're just taking it game by game like last year,” she said. “I'm hoping we go farther than last year. We're a solid team. We have inside players this year, and I'm looking forward to it.” Crittendon is already the top scorer and rebounder in Ryle history. “She came into the program as an eighth-grader, and she's been in the program to help the turnaround,” Oliverio said. “She's been amazing – her love for the game, her skill level and leadership on the court.” Senior Ashley Cheesman returns at point guard after averaging 13 points and three assists. She tore an ACL in her knee in June and hopes to return in midseason. Senior wing player Tyianna Douthit is a hard-nosed player who shoots well. Junior guard Dawn Johnson, who averaged 10 points, three assists and four steals a game last year, is drawing Division I looks. She is a very athletic player who is a strong defensive player and hard to beat on the other end when she dribble-penetrates inside. Junior forward McKell Oliverio is a very good shooter and smart player who does the little things. Oliverio is excited about a bigger interior presence, led by 6foot senior Whitney Dixon and 511 freshman Haylee Smith. Dixon had some key minutes last year, and Smith, the standout softball pitcher, will get her first hardcourt action for Oliverio. Junior guard Anna Monobe is also a top potential new contributor. A big key to this season is re-


Shannon Turner returns for her fourth season as head coach at Cooper, where she has been leading the program from day one. Cooper is 25-57 overall, including 11-17 last year. Turner returns two starters in junior guard Andrea Thompson and sophomore wing player Savannah Brinneman. Thompson averaged 10.5 points per game last season. Sophomore guard Paige Ross and sophomore center Grace Maniacci are the top newcomers to the starting lineup. Wing player Kerry Schafer is the lone senior on the roster. Turner likes the versatility of her lineup. “We have a great deal of talent and depth, but we are young,” she said. “ We are playing a tougher schedule than we have in the past. I think that as we gel as a team we will be able to surprise a lot of teams.” Cooper opens the season in the Dixie Heights Invitational. Cooper's first home game is Dec. 7 against St. Henry.

Ryle's Dawn Johnson (25) is one of the team's top players. FILE PHOTO placing the outside shooting of guard Abby Jump, who is now playing for Wright State although she is injured early this season. “As a team, we're going to miss Abby's shooting and her leadership, but from a rebounding perspective, I think we'll be much stronger,” Oliverio said. “This is probably the most cohesive group we have had. I'm excited about our athleticism, which allows us to do a lot of different things on both ends of the floor. The team is experienced and deep.” Crittendon is hoping this is the Raiders' year. “It would mean a lot,” she said. “Being an eighth-grader, helping rebuilid the program, I want the team to shine and go to state.” Ryle opened play at home Nov. 30 against Bryan Station then hosts Middlesboro Dec. 3. Ryle will test itself in holiday tournaments in Lexington and Owensboro. The first major local test is at Notre Dame Dec. 6.

Boone County

The Ninth Region's all-time winningest coach, Nell Fookes, returns for her 27th season with a 604-213 record. Her Rebels were 28-6 last year, winning the 33rd District and falling in the Ninth Region championship game. She returns three starters, led by Sydney Moss, the 5-foot-11 senior forward who enters this year as a frontrunner for the Miss Basketball honor that goes to the top senior in the state. Moss averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, 3.5 assists and three steals per game. She has signed


Ryle High School's Jenna Crittendon (35) and Ashley Cheesman are two of the team's top players. FILE PHOTO with Division I Florida of the Southeastern Conference. Junior Lydia Nash, a 6-1 center, averaged 10 points and six rebounds a game. She shot 51 percent from the floor and often made opponents pay for doubleteaming Moss. Junior Jessica Jones returns at point guard. She averaged four assists and three steals per game and is a very athletic and talented point guard. Fookes said she had an excellent summer of practice and is drawing interest from Division I and II colleges. Senior forward Zuri Hill comes to Boone from Virginia Beach, Va., where she played for a state championship team. She is a strong physical inside force and also a great defender and rebounder.

Fookes said athletic ability and size are the team's strengths, helping the squad's defense, rebounding and transition. Outside scoring is her main concern. The Rebels opened the season at home against McAuley Nov. 30 and play at defending Eighth Region champ Walton-Verona Dec. 2. Boone will host the Northern Exposure Classic Dec. 20-22.


Aaron Stamm returns for his second season as head coach for the Cougars. He has a record of 115-85 between Conner and Ludlow, and directed Conner to an 1117 record last year. His top players are senior guard Dawn Peacock, junior forward Jordan Scott and senior center Amanda Ray. Peacock was

The Eagles were 1-16 last year and have a new head coach in Eddie Nelson. Top players are senior guard Ashley Besecker, senior forward Rebecca Heinrich, junior center Sarah Wiley, sophomore center Mariah King and sophomore guard Taylor Schwarz. “With this group, their strength is going to be learning,” Nelson said. “They are going to learn so much because we want to get the ball up court a lot faster.”

St. Henry

Brian Coburn returns for his fourth season as head coach with a 59-29 record. The Crusaders graduated point guard Taylor Gamm and forward Abby Janszen, two of the top players in the area at their positions last year. Coburn returns three veteran seniors in guard Annie Fugate, guard Jill Bauer and forward Jessica Knaley. The coach expects the Crusaders to be balanced and competitive. St. Henry started at Beechwood Nov. 28 then plays in the Dixie Heights tourney. St. Henry's first home game is Dec. 10 against Scott. See more sports coverage at, www. or visit James on Twitter at @RecorderWeber

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Swimming Swimming season has started in Northern Kentucky. The Recorder will have information on local teams in the coming weeks. Here is a list of some of the top local meets this year: » Dec. 12, Scott meet » Jan. 7, Scott Classic » Jan. 14, Scott Diving Classic » Jan. 20-21, NKAC meet (Scott) » Feb. 1, Scott Gold Medal meet

» Feb. 8-11, regionals » Feb. 23-25, state meet, Louisville.


Wrestling season is grappling into gear this week. The Recorder will have information on local teams next week. Here is a list of some of the top local meets: » Dec. 3, Bearcat Brawl (Walton-Verona) » Dec. 7, Newport tournament » Dec. 10, Ryle Raider Rumble

» Jan. 7, Simon Kenton Invitational, Conner invitational » Jan. 10-11, NKAC meet » Jan. 18, Kenton County championships » Feb. 10-11, Region 6 championships » Feb. 17-18, state meet, Frankfort


Bowling starts Dec. 1, the first season the sport is officially sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

Northern Kentucky teams will bowl each other in weekly matches. The rules of competition will basically be the same as past years when bowling was a club sport. There are additional parts to the schedule this year, with teams able to schedule out of Northern Kentucky. Covington Catholic has weekend matches with Louisville St. Xavier, Louisville Trinity and Lexington Catholic, for example. There is also a tournament in Louisville Dec. 10 and the

Northern Kentucky Invitational Feb. 11 at Super Bowl, Erlanger. Seventeen area schools will participate in the sport this year.

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Rebels lose heartbreaker in semis By James Weber

GEORGETOWN — After a 3-7 season in 2010, and no playoff games, the Boone County High School football team traveled to Scott County hoping for a different result than the last playoff meeting between the teams. The Rebels fell short on key plays down the stretch and fell 16-14 to the Cardinals Nov. 25 at Georgetown College's Toyota Stadium in the Class 6A state semifinals. Boone ended with a 9-5 record in its first trip to the semis since 2007. Like their last postseason meeting with Scott County, a 35-14 loss in the 2004 state semis, the Rebels had several chances and left with broken hearts instead. “It was an amazing run,” said senior Cody Rodriguez. “We had our highs and lows, but we came in together and went out together.” A veteran Boone County team finished fourth in the Northern Kentucky district then toughed its way through three playoff wins,

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Boone County senior Robbie Hiles, left, tackles a Scott County runner. Boone and Scott played a 6A state semifinal Nov. 25 at Georgetown College's Toyota Stadium in Georgetown, Ky. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER including a 14-7 win over rival Ryle to avenge an earlier loss this season. “It's a group of seniors who did a great job all year,” said Boone head coach Rick Thompson. “I can't tell you how proud I am of them. Our seniors did a great job of handling themselves. Nobody figured they would get this far. We have no superstar that everybody associates with Boone County. They found a way to get it done. I love these kids. I've never been prouder of a group to get this far without a star player.” The Rebels came up against a Scott County team that had outscored


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Boone County senior Cody Rodriguez, with ball, gets across the goal line for a first-half touchdown. Boone and Scott played a 6A state semifinal Nov. 25 at Georgetown College. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Boone County's Jake Mullins returns a kick in the first half. Boone and Scott played a 6A state semifinal Nov. 25. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

teams by an average of 4912 in winning its first 13 games, and averaged 280 yards rushing per game. Boone limited the Cardinals to 172 rushing yards on 43 tries, four yards per attempt, continuing a string of outstanding defensive performances in the postseason. A lot of those yards came on the first drive, when Scott County marched 72 yards in nine plays to take a quick 7-0 lead. “We've played well defensively all year,” Thompson said. “We had to be disciplined in what we did, and we had to be good tacklers, and we did that.” The Rebels came back in the final minute of the first quarter, completing a 61-yard drive with a fiveyard run from Cody Rodriguez, who had rushed for a 31-yard gain earlier in the drive. “It was big,” Rodriguez said. “You have to start off

Boone County's Drew Stuck, No. 21, forces a fumble by Scott County that was recovered by Rebel teammate Denzel Cain Nov. 25 at Georgetown College. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Boone County's Jeremiah Williams, left, defends a pass attempt to Scott County's Scott Daniel in the first half of the Nov. 25 game against Scott. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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With four minutes to go in the game, Boone County had a fourth-and-2 from the Cardinals 38, but Schwartz was stuffed just short of a first down on a quarterback keeper. “Originally the QB sneak was there but they stacked two guys in the middle,” Schwartz said. Said Thompson: “We can kick ourselves 50 times for that. They won the game, and that's all that matters. It was a great football game and in the end they got a pass on us and we didn't stop them.” The Rebels had 200 yards offense. Rodriguez had 64 yards on 11 carries, Mikel Reynolds 58 on 12 tries. Schwartz completed three passes for 71 yards, including a 12-yard pass to Austin Howell and 11-yard gain to Jake Mullins. The Cardinal defense lived up to its standards. “They're kind of deceiving,” Schwartz said. “They have guys come from different places, and it's hard to tell where they're coming from. We played hard. It was a good run. Nobody expected us to be, and unfortunately, we came up short.” Reynolds led the team in tackles with 6.5. Drew Stuck forced a fumble and Cole Vires had an interception.

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Bereaved parents face challenges Parents who have had a spouse or partner die find it challenging to know how best to support their grieving children, a challenge complicated by a lack of community awareness about bereavement as well as resources that respond to the needs of those in grief, according to the results of a nationwide survey of beJames Ellis reaved parents COMMUNITY released by the RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST STARS: Grief Support for Kids. Grief’s impact is both lasting and profound, the survey indicates. Nine of 10 parents say the death of their spouse/partner is “the worst thing that has ever happened” to them. Nearly eight of 10 say they think about their deceased spouse/partner every day and 70 percent indicate they would “give up a year of my life for one more day with my depart-

ed spouse.” Bereavement is a universal experience – a burden that inevitably each of us will shoulder at some point in our lives. The irony is that as a society and as individuals, all too often we shy away from confronting the grief phenomenon, and therefore neglect the urgent need to help those struggling with grief – in particular, children who have suffered the death of a parent. More families may be struggling with the death of a family member than may be commonly thought. In late 2009, a survey of 1,006 adults found that one of nine Americans had lost a parent before age 20. We believe that it is time to shine a brighter light on grief, to better understand its impact on both kids and parents, and to resolve to do more to help families along their grief journey. For parents, bereavement’s burden is exacerbated by unrelenting worry regarding how their kids are dealing with life following their loss, the survey indicates.

Health care law obstacle to new jobs

Even before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was law, many Americans argued that the bill’s requirement for everyone to have health insurance (also known as the individual mandate) was overreaching and even unconstitutional. Since then, this mandate has become the U.S. Rep. subject of nuGeoff Davis merous court COMMUNITY cases across RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST the country. Last month, I joined more than 100 of my colleagues to sign an amicus brief in support of these challenges to the constitutionality of the health care law and urging the Supreme Court to consider this case. On Nov. 14, the Supreme Court announced that it would rule on whether the individual mandate in the health care law is constitutional, and if so, whether the entire law must be overturned. The case is likely to be heard by the court in March, and is expected to be decided by late June 2012. Unless this misguided attempt at health care reform is overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed in full by Congress, it will continue to raise costs and restrict access to care. Furthermore, the regulations being written for the health care law, and the questions about what form they will take and how much they will cost, are yet another source of uncertainty for businesses already hesitant to hire. The law has already resulted in more than 10,000 new pages of regulations and notices that have been added to the federal register to date, with many of the most complex regulations still yet to be written. Compli-

ance with these new rules will cost job creators time and money that could otherwise be used to invest in their businesses or hire more employees. In addition to the regulatory burden of the act, we are continuing to learn more about the negative consequences of other provisions of the bill on job creation. A recent study by the National Federation of Independent Business Research Foundation found that the Health Insurance Tax included in PPACA will significantly reduce private sector employment over the next decade. The tax was an attempt to tax health insurance companies, but the reality is the cost will be passed on to consumers. The tax goes into effect in 2014. In the first 10 years, it will cost employers and employees $87 billion and then $208 billion in the 10 years after that. The study found that HIT will affect 2 million small businesses, 26 million employees who have health insurance through their employer, and 12 million people who purchase insurance in the individual market. The price increases from this one tax alone are expected to reduce private sector employment by 249,000 jobs by 2021. As the negative details continue to emerge and the consequences of this law become more evident, it is no surprise that a Gallup poll released last week showed a plurality of Americans want PPACA repealed. The more the American people learn about the new health care law, the less they support it. I will continue working in Congress to repeal this job-destroying law and replace it with reforms that will improve quality, expand access and decrease costs without crippling our economy or adding to the deficit. U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Hebron, is a member of Congress.



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Parents are concerned about the worry that their kids are themselves experiencing. About twothirds say their kids worry at least sometimes about their surviving parent going through life alone, and nearly four in 10 think their child worries frequently about them getting sick or dying. How their kids are faring in school is a particular source of worry for many parents. About a third say their kids don’t do as well in school as they did before and are getting in more trouble than they used to. Indeed, about four in10 parents say their children’s school was not well prepared to help their children deal with their loss. Dealing with the grief burden is complicated by the lack of community discussion. More than half (56 percents) of parents agreed that “most adults don't know how to talk to me or my kids when we run into them.” At the same time, nearly 90 percent wished people understood that “it’s better to say something and risk upsetting me than to ignore my loss altogether.”

Reticence about discussing death and grief seems to engender in the bereaved feelings of “difference” from those in the community. “Creating opportunities for the bereaved, kids first and foremost, to connect with peers who are going through the very same thing does wonders in banishing these feelings of ‘difference’ – and is one of the most valuable ways to support bereaved families,” said Andy McNiel, executive director of the National Alliance for Grieving Children. Bereaved spouses/partners and their children need support across a broad range of areas, the poll suggests. About three-quarters of parents agree that there are not enough resources to help kids who have had a parent die. When asked, however, which grief resources they wish were available, for both their kids and themselves, parents cite “greater general societal understanding and support” most often of the options offered. Parents also believe that such support is the most valuable

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grief resource for both themselves and their kids. James Ellis is bereavement coordinator at St. Elizabeth Hospice.


At the Kentucky Art Education Association Fall Conference in Morehead Oct. 14-15 two local students placed in the state art show. Third-grader Molly Fuller and first-grader Brayden Deatherage, both of Shirley Mann Elementary in Boone County, took home the first- and third-place trophies for their artwork in the primary two-dimensional division. Their artwork was entered by their art teacher, Shannon Gibbons. Brayden is shown with his entry "Hip Hop Dancer" and Molly with her entry "Still Life." PROVIDED

Time to help our service personnel

We all have the utmost respect for those who serve in our armed forces and for those who serve overseas in harm’s way. They deserve special respect and benefits since they are the only ones who stand between us and those who wish to do us harm. Now with Veterans Day now past, we have another unique opportunity to act and put our words into action. We possibly Douglas A. have three times Wain as many service personnel and COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST support people COLUMNIST out of the country the last few years. But judging from recent pronouncements by the president and the mood of the country there seems to be a new development. They are coming home – a reverse surge if you will. But to really honor our service people who have survived and sacrificed, we are the ones that now need to do them a service. We need to help them with the many prob-

lems that have been plaguing our veterans on their return. Unemployment for veterans is at least 2 percent higher than for non-veterans. Twenty percent of returning veterans have symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and PTSD raises the risk of domestic abuse. Prescription drug abuse has soared and suicide deaths have outnumbered combat deaths in the last two years. On any given night there are 131,000 veteran who are homeless. Even one-third of children who have a parent deployed in a war zone are at higher risk for psychological problems and a new study says violence is more common among kids of combat veterans. It seems clear that not one group or institution could handle these problems all by themselves. We are now all going to have to pitchintomakesuretheyallhavea soft landing. In my home state of Kentucky we alone might have upward of over 10,000 service people deployed. If we want America and its forces to continue to be strong, and we want America to continue to become more peaceful, then I think it is time for all of us to do our service

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personnel a service and now give them the special attention and consideration they deserve. Bigger institutionsmustdotheirpartbutthe rest of us can too. I believe this begins with kindness. It could be a smile, letting them cut in line or buying their coffee. Even our fiercest warriors are still quite human off-duty which means that a little bit of kindness goes a long way. No matter what challenges they face on their return, kindness is a big step in the right direction. This goes not only for the ones who will be returning but the ones who already have. This would make every day we are in contact with veterans another Veterans Day. This would not elevate them above the rest of us but only insure that they can enjoy a normal life, like the rest of us. This is probably the biggest gift we can give them, thatdespitetheirsacrificetheyare still an equal member of the American family and the American dream. Douglas A. Wain is founder of Win The War! Against Violence, a Lexington nonprofit organization dedicated to violence prevention though education.

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Senior Ashley Svec runs in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Seniors Jackie Gedney, Kirsti Ryan and Allysa Brady runs in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

ST. HENRY CRUSADES TO STATE TITLE HISTORY On Nov. 12, St. Henry swept both the boys and girls Class 1A team championships at the Kentucky state cross country meet ran at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. For the boys team, it was the 10th straight year the Crusaders have won the title, and the girls team won its seventh crown in that same span.

St. Henry senior Lindsey Hinken runs in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

The St. Henry boys team won its 15th state title overall, third in state history behind Trinity and St. Xavier, who have 18 apiece. The girls won their 14th overall title, six more than anyone else in state history. Tradition helped the Crusaders this year, as 11 out of 14 possible starting spots in the state meet were taken by seniors, who left a legacy for underclassmen to uphold next season.

All-time state titles

Boys: 1975, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. Girls: 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.

State meet results

Boys (82 points): 4. Daniel Wolfer 16:48.85, 9. Brendan Dooley 17:17.04, 22. Nathan Mark 17:39.93, 30. Cameron Rohmann 17:56.87, 37. Zach Haacke 18:11.39, 49. Frank Bruni 18:21.97, 57. Josh Hannon 18:28.07. Girls (100 points): 2. Lindsey Hinken 19:18.88, 10. Ashley Svec 20:46.48, 16. Sam

Senior Frank Bruni, left, and eighth-grader Josh Hannon, run in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Hentz 20:57.60, 49. Katie Mauntel 22:17.42, 51. Jackie Gedney 22:21.07, 61. Kirsti Ryan 22:34.06, 64. Allysa Brady 22:40.44.

All-region boys

First team: Daniel Wolfer (Runner of the Year and regional champion), Brendan Dooley. Second team: Cameron Rohmann. Honorable mention: Nathan Mark, Zach Haacke, Frank Bruni, Josh Hannon.

St. Henry celebrates its dual state titles Nov. 12. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Junior Daniel Wolfer runs in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY

Freshman Sam Hentz runs in the Class 1A state meet Nov. 12 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY



Boys roster Seniors: Frank Bruni, Brendan Dooley, Zach Haacke, Mitchell Kriege, Nick Lalley, Jared Limbach, Nathan Mark, Cameron Rohmann, Jordan Stovik, Christopher Tobler, Drew Walker. Juniors: Adam Crabbs, Matt Martin, Kyle McMahon, Devin Reinert, Sam Sallee, Alexander Ubelhor, Daniel Wolfer. Sophomores: Andrew Harmon, Lance Hunter, Jake Plummer, Daniel Schultz, Johnathon Whitlock. Freshmen: Robert Brockman, Zach Koenig, Devon Loos, Michael Page, Andrew Smith, Nicholas Tobler, Alex Walker, Josh Wendling, Scott Wilson. 8th Grade: Josh Hannon. 7th Grade: Benjamin Brockman, Nick Grayson, Whit Hammond, Joseph Helmer, Joseph Klein, Ben Setters. Head coach: Ernie Brooks. Assistants: Alan Hicks, Eric Dwyer, Jason Ashley (middle school). ALL-REGION GIRLS

First team: Lindsey Hinken (runner of the year and regional champion), Sam Hentz, Ashley Svec. Honorable mention: Jackie Gedney, Katie Mauntel.

Girls roster

Seniors: Taylor Boehmer, Allysa Brady, Jackie Gedney, Lindsey Hinken, Molly Kroth, Katie Mauntel Anny McArtor, Bethany McNabb, Sierra Moore, Cat Otte, Kirsti Ryan, Mallory Sander, Alli Smith, Ashley Svec. Juniors: McKayl Barrows, Abbey Doellman, Sierra Harlan, Taylor Hess, Cayla Kunstek, Sydney Pitts, Brittany Smart, Robin Winebrenner. Sophomores: Trisha Marks, Darcie Meiman, Olivia Scheper. Freshmen: Libby Anneken, Delaney Barrows, Sam Hentz, Jordan Kramer, Emily Mauntel, Megan Murray, Jessica Neace, Sara Rieger, Becky Ubelhor, Tori Voss, Sara Wolfer. Head coach: Tony Harden. Assistants: Ashlee Lonneman, Ron Otte, Katie Limbach, Glenn Hinken.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, DEC. 2 Holiday - Christmas Christmas On Main, 6-8 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Holiday music by Swingin’ Dulcimers at 7 p.m. Children’s craft offered evening. Light refreshments served. Free. 859-342-2665; Walton. Dinsmore Holiday Gift Shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cabin Arts Quilt Shop, 5878 Jefferson St., Benefits Dinsmore Homestead. Presented by Dinsmore Homestead. 859586-6117; Burlington.

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Mahjong, 10:30 a.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. Ugly Sweater Party, 6-8 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Compete for prize. Decorate cookies and gingerbread houses. High school students. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington. Sounds of the Season, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, North Pointe Elementary School chorus presents holiday favorites. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington.

Music - Blues Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., WilKat Tavern, 8074 U.S. 42, Free. 859-746-3600. Florence.

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; Florence.

Schools Ladies Night Out Part 2, 7-10 p.m., Longbranch Elementary School, 2805 Longbranch Road, Gym. Evening of fashion, entertainment and shopping at variety of vendor booths. Chair massages available. 859-3844500. Union.

Saturday, Dec. 3 Craft Shows Craft and Fine Arts Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church Florence, 1440 Boone Aire Road, Craft and fine arts creators display handmade items for sale. Silent basket auction. Bake sale with breads, cookies, cakes, candies and more. Lunch of barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs available. Free. Presented by Christ United Methodist Church. 859-525-8878; Florence.

Festivals Winter Carnival, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stephens Elementary School, 5687 Ky. 237, Cookies and hot chocolate in cafeteria, crafts in library and Kids-Only Holiday Shop in the art room. Performances by chorus, games and cake walk. Family friendly. $4. Presented by Stephens Elementary PTA. 859-334-4460; Burlington.

Historic Sites

Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, 1842 farmhouse and furnishings of the Dinsmore family. Tours begin on the hour; the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Includes gift shop. $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.

by TGIF: Thank God It’s Free. 859-760-3106; Burlington.

Historic Sites Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.

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Holiday - Christmas

Christmas in the Country, 1-5 p.m. 7-9 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, 5656 Burlington Pike, See the historic homestead in all its holiday splendor. $5, $3 ages 60 and up and members, $2 ages 7-17, $1 ages 3-6, free ages 2 and under. 859-586-6117; Burlington. Dinsmore Holiday Gift Shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cabin Arts Quilt Shop, 859-586-6117; Burlington. Christmas Walk, 5:30-9 p.m., City of Independence, More than two dozen family-themed attractions and venues starting from Courthouse Square all the way to city buildings. Free. 859-356-5302; Independence. Ho! Ho! Ho!, 10 a.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Stories, songs and Santa. Bring camera. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Holiday Pet Photos and Adoptions, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Tractor Supply Co., 5895 Centennial Circle, Receive 2-3 photo poses by email for every $5 donation. Photos printed and mailed for extra $2. Pets available for adoption at reduced price. Benefits Pawzitive Petz Rescue. Free. Registration recommended. Presented by Pawzitive Petz Rescue. 859-803-8428; Florence.

Christmas in the Country, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up and members, $2 ages 7-17, $1 ages 3-6, free ages 2 and under. 859-586-6117; Burlington. Dinsmore Holiday Gift Shop, noon-4 p.m., Cabin Arts Quilt Shop, 859-586-6117; Burlington.

Literary - Crafts Crochet to Warm Up America, 1 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Help make patchwork afghan to donate to those in need as part of Warm Up America. Instructional sessions to pick up materials and get beginner’s course in crochet. $4. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington.

Music - Acoustic Saturday Night Music, 7-8:30 p.m. Music by Scott Batdorf and Dennis Hensley, Velocity Bike & Bean, 7560 Burlington Pike, Acoustic sets by local musicians. Fresh baked goods, desserts and coffee available. Family friendly. Free. 859-371-8356. Florence.

Music - Classic Rock The Foxx, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Strikers Grill & Bar, 7704 Dixie Hwy., Free. Presented by Strikers Grill & Bar. 859-746-3314; Florence.

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

Sunday, Dec. 4 Civic TGIF: Thank God It’s Free, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Donations accepted Dec. 1-2 from 4-7 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5876 Veterans Way, Free toys, clothing, non-perishable food, furniture and more for people in need. Free. Presented

Literary - Crafts Care to Share, 2-3:30 p.m. Middle high school students., 2 p.m. Grades K-5., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Make holiday gift to donate to someone in need. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Burlington.

Monday, Dec. 5 Civic Tea Party Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Sub Station II, 7905 Dream St., Meet and discuss limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. Free. Presented by Grassroots Tea Party of Boone County. 859-746-3573; Florence.

Exercise Classes Gentle Yoga, 6 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Learn basic postures and flows. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Yoga, 7 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $25 per month. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. 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.

Literary - Crafts Crochet to Warm Up America, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, $4. 859-342-2665; Burlington. Robo Art, 6:30-8 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Explore how robots make art and program a LEGO Mindstorm robot to create your own masterpiece. Grades 3-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Union.

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. Teen Cafe, 3:15-4:45 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Gaming, Internet, snacks and more. Teens. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence. MAC: Middle School Advisory Committee, 6:30 p.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Recommend books, help plan programs and see your ideas come to life. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Hebron.


The opening reception for "A New Reality," an exhibit curated by Mary Heider, will be 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., in Covington. For more information, visit Pictured is "Carpel Tunnel" by Jennifer Grote. THANKS TO KATIE RENTZKE

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Education Apple iPhone 4S Workshop, 7:30-9 a.m., Verizon Wireless Communications, 7688 Mall

Road, Comprehensive look at what smartphones and other smart devices, such as tablets, can do. Free. Presented by Verizon Wireless. 859-525-7767; workshops. Florence.

Karaoke and Open Mic Woodies Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 10020 Demia Way, Every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 10 p.m., grab the mic and sing along with the monitor. Who knows, there might be a scout in the crowd!. Ages 21 and up. 859-282-1264; Florence.

Literary - Bookstores Cookie Creations, 3:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Frosting, sugar, sprinkles and more. Decorate cookies in time for holidays. Middle and high school students. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Walton.

Literary - Crafts Folk Angel Craft, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, Create angel using raffia, paper twist and other materials. $5. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Florence.

"The Borders of Change: The Paintings of Gary Akers" will be on display through Jan. 22, 2012, at the Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Devou Park in Covington. The exhibit displays work by Gary Akers Literary - Libraries that tell the story of Boone County's rural heritage. For Teen Advisory Group, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 more information, visit bcmuseumorg, call 859-491-4003 or email info@bcmuseumorg. THANKS TO SARAH SIEGRIST Burlington Pike, Help plan

programs, recommend books and materials and earn volunteer hours. Includes pizza. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Title Waves Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Check out newest books and talk about your favorites. Snacks provided. Ages 9-11. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Burlington. Christmas Corner, 11 a.m., Lents Branch Library, 3215 Cougar Path, Holiday party with giant gingerbread house. Ages 2-5. Free. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Hebron.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Exercise Classes

Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., Papa’s Pub, 290 Main St., Beer Garden. 859-371-5567. Florence.

Yoga, 6:15 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. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., World of Golf, 7400 Woodspoint Drive, Latin-inspired, calorieburning dance fitness-party. $40 for 10 classes, $5 drop-in. 859371-8255. Florence.

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Health / Wellness

Chess Club, 7 p.m., Florence Branch Library, 7425 U.S. 42, All ages and levels. Instruction available. Family friendly. 859342-2665. Florence. Let’s Talk about It: Making Sense of the Civil War, 7 p.m. Topic: Choosing Sides: See through the eyes of people who had to decide for themselves where justice, honor, duty and loyalty lay. Discuss chapters from "America’s War" edited by Edward L. Ayers., Boone County Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665; Burlington. Wii Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m., Walton Branch Library, 21 S. Main St., Board games and Wii. Middle and high school students. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665; Walton.

Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietician. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 Historic Sites Dinsmore Homestead, 1-5 p.m., Dinsmore Homestead, $5, $3 ages 60 and up, $2 ages 7-17, members and ages 6 and under free. 859-586-6117; Burlington.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Public Hours

ages 1 and under. 859-261-7444; Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke/DJ, 9 p.m., Peecox II, 12200 Madison Pike, 859-3561440. Independence. Woodies Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Woodies Tavern, 859-2821264; Florence. All Star Karaoke, 7-10 p.m., Guys ’n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, Sing on large stage with professional lighting and sound man. $500 prize for winner. Family friendly. Free. 859-441-4888. Cold Spring. Thirsty Thursday Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Birk’s Bar, 912 Monmouth St., Drink specials include: $2 bottles, $2 wells and $2 shots. With Jay and DJ Love MD. No cover. 859-491-0007. Newport.

Lectures Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m. Connecting through Chemistry: Scientific Discoveries and Inspiring the Future. Information on new discoveries in drug delivery, how chemistry can help us understand how problematic biofilms form and more., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, $30 season pass, $6; free for students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University. 859-572-1448; Covington.

Holiday - Christmas

Literary - Book Clubs

Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Covington. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $22, $15 ages 2-12, free

Teen Romance Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Share what you think and what you’re reading. Teens. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Creation Museum, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Creation Museum, $24.95 ages 13-59, $19.95 ages 60 and up, $14.95 ages 5-12, free ages 4 and under; $7 planetarium. 888-582-4253; Petersburg.

Recreation 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 9-16. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-342-2665. Union.

Support Groups

St. Nicholas will arrive on horseback at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Goose Girl Fountain on MainStrasse in Covington. Each child will receive a gift from Saint Nicholas and free hot chocolate and cookies. THANKS TO DONNA KREMER



Pomegranate seeds without the mess I always put a chips or white pomegranate in evchocolate bark (a erybody’s St. Nicholittle more, or less, las stocking. It’s a won’t hurt) tradition that goes ½ teaspoon back to when I was a peppermint little girl and pomeextract or more to granates were a spetaste 1 ⁄3 cup or so crushed cial part of our Rita peppermint candy Christmas. Heikenfeld I love that they RITA’S KITCHEN plus extra for sprinkling on top are seasonal fruits. if you want Now the problem is how to peel them. (When we were 1 cup crisped rice cereal kids, we just peeled them with our hands and pulled Melt chocolate either out the seeds, which are the over low heat. Be careful. edible part. We wound up To prevent seizing and with very red lips and burning, pull off heat while hands, and our clothes some lumps still remain. were dotted with the red The residual heat will melt the rest of the chocolate as juice of the fruit). There’s a way, though, to you stir. It will be very get the seeds out sans the creamy. Stir in extract, mess. Cut the pomegranate candy and cereal. Pour and in half or fourths. It will spread on cookie sheet that ooze a bit. Place in a large has been lined with foil and bowl of water and, with sprayed. Sprinkle with rest your hands, rake out the of candy. Refrigerate until seeds, which are the edible hard. Peel off foil and part. The seeds fall to the bottom and the membrane floats to the top. Drain and eat, or freeze up to 3 months.

Rita’s clone of Martha Stewart’s peppermint bark For Dave, Marcy and others who requested this recipe. 1 pound white chocolate

Rita shares her clone of Martha Stewart's peppermint bark. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

⁄8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) ½ cup quick-cooking barley ¼ cup plain sun-dried tomatoes, diced (I pack these in a baggie and place on top of other ingredients)


Rita's granddaughter Eva demonstrates how to peel a pomegranate under water. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. break into pieces.

Layer in quart jar:

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

1½ cups brown lentils ½ cup red lentils (or use all brown) 2 tablespoons dried vegetable flakes from Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix* 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules 1 teaspoon dried oregano ½ teaspoon dried garlic powder 2 teaspoons cumin

Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top after bark sets if you like. Highest quality white chocolate will have cocoa butter listed as the second ingredient. The first will be sugar.

Friendship soup in a jar

Easy to assemble and a welcome gift.

Goat cheese with sun-dried tomato tapenade

¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes with herbs packed in olive oil, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 tablespoon fresh, minced 1 tablespoon or so of olive oil from sun-dried tomatoes 1 Italian tomato, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced (optional) 1 8 oz. log goat cheese Pine nuts

Mix sun dried tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and olive oil together. Stir in diced tomato and parsley. Pour over goat cheese. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Clarification for Overnight blueberry French toast The blueberry syrup called for in the recipe is to be poured on after the toast bakes. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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Layer lentils, vegetable flakes, onion flakes, bouillon granules, oregano, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes and barley in jar. Top with sun-dried tomatoes. For gift tag: In large pot, place contents of jar, 1 pound cut-up smoked sausage or ham (or leave the meat out), 12 cups chicken broth and one 14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes. Bring to boil. Lower to simmer and cook uncovered until lentils are tender, about 40 minutes. If necessary, add more broth. Season to taste and garnish with Parmesan. Serves 10-12 easily. * Place vegetable soup mix in a colander or sieve, shaking to allow the powdered bouillon/flavoring to be removed. You will get enough dried vegetables for two batches of soup (4 tablespoons in all).

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Christmas baking gifts for your pets A recent AP poll reports that more than half of all pet owners are planning on buying their pets presents this holiday season. That’s nothing new at our house as we’ve always hung stockings for our dogs at Christmas and “helped” them purchase gifts for us as well. A running joke is that our dogs get their money by “mining the couch,” digging in the cushions for change that might have fallen out of people’s pockets! Want to be popular with the pet set this holiday season? Why not try your hand at baking homemade treats? I’ve been making them for years and they are always a hit whether I feed them to my own pets or give them as gifts to my friends. Here are my favorite

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Cool and keep in a tightly covered container. Does not need to be refrigerated. They will keep for about a week. Dough can be made ahead and frozen.

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A cookie sheets of baked treats for pets makes a good Christmas gift. THANKS TO MARSIE HALL NEWBOLD bowl, beat the egg lightly together with the oil. Add egg and oil slowly to dry mixture; then add broth from the chicken livers. Stir together. Remove chicken livers from water. Pat dry on paper towels and mince very fine. (I used cooking shears.) Fold into dough. Mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until it forms a firm ball. Roll dough out to ½ inch thickness and cut into shapes with a bone shaped cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheets that you have coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and firm. Cookies should be stored in the refrigerator.

Nosey's Peanut Butter Puppy Poppers Makes 30-40 puppy poppers depending on the size of the balls you make.) 2 ½cups whole wheat flour ½ cup wheat germ ½ cup crunchy peanut butter ¾ cup water 2 tbsp. corn oil

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a baking sheet. Place whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, whole milk and dry milk in a large mixing bowl and stir well. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out thinly with a rolling pin. Cut the dough into small squares and put them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the catnip cookies for 20-25 minutes until they turn light brown. Allow the cookies to cool completely and store in an airtight container. For more pet care tips, visit If you have any ideas for future columns please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at



Tire Discounters open at town center Congratulations to the the city of Walton's first woman mayor, Paula Jolley. Let's all give her and our City Council our support and keep our city growing. The new Tire Discounters at our town center is open for business. I am sure there will be a grand opening soon. The Walton Verona Community Thanksgiving Service at Walton Christian Church was very inspiring. Members from our area churches joined in fellowship and worship. The Rev.

Kevin Russell welcomed the congregation After the invocation, the Rev. Bill Conaster of Ruth Walton Meadows United WALTON NEWS Methodist Church led with special readings. Praise was led by the Rev. George Nayor of Verona New Bethel Baptist Church. Russell brought the message of "One." Special songs by Sisters

Blessed, Connie Goins, Paula Jolley and Vicky Weaver were beautiful. At the conclusion of the service the congregation formed a circle and joined hands and sang together. Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed the Walton Verona Ministerial Fund and Pantry. Total contributions were $900. The 940th Military Police Unit stationed at the Walton National Guard Armory donated a muchneeded boost of food to the Walton Verona Community Pantry on Thanksgiving

Eve. They also donated some toys which were handed out to some of the patrons who have young children. We appreciate them thinking of those less fortunate and thank them for their gift. The 940th will be deployed this spring to the Middle East. We can't thank them enough for all they do. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them. If you would like to contact them, their address is: Sgt. Laura Owens or DeAnna Gullett, 940th Military Police, 183 Beaver Road, Wal-

ton, KY 41094. Phone: 859866-7323. The Georgetown Tigers finished off St. Francis College of Fort Wayne, Ind., 26-14 on Saturday in the NAIA Football Tournament. They will advance to the NAIA National Semifinals on Dec. 3 in Helena, Mont. They will take on Carroll College. We wish them a great win. We were saddened to hear of the death of Avery C. Shields (Tick). Services were at Stith Funeral Home, Florence, on Tuesday. Our sincere sympathy

to Colleen, Val and all the Shields family. Get Well Wishes to “Corky” Huey. She is at home and is slowly improving after a bout with pneumonia. Happy birthday to Della Perkins on Dec. 7. Happy anniversary to Chester and Margaret Armstrong on Dec. 4 and Lee and Debbie Gaines on Dec. 8

This holiday season you may be tempted to buy an extended warranty on an appliance you buy, but is it really a good idea? It can provide peace of mind, but there are several things to consider before you buy. For years Emmett Wells of Hamilton has bought extended warranties on everything in his house. As a result, he’s never even thought to replace his furnace – even though it’s 33 years old and the average life of a furnace is about 20

years. Wells says, “I had a warranty on it for the last 33 years because every year they Howard just extendAin ed it and exHEY HOWARD! tended it. Last year, it was only $1,400, and this year they raised it to $1,800 because they said its inflation.” But, Wells ran into some

problems recently when one repairman after another could not fix the furnace. “When it got cold I started calling them last week. They probably came out six of the last seven days and they couldn’t fix it,” Wells says. One of the receipts says, “Adjusted the air/fuel mix.” Another says, “Tech been there all week long – made adjustment.” But Wells says in each case, “It would run about an hour or so and then it would shut

off and the temperature in the house would run between 51 and 55 degrees. I got a bad cold over that … It was freezing. I slept (in a chair in the living room) with two pairs of pants and a coat.” Wells slept in the living room because that was the warmest spot in his house. Finally, another repair crew came out and replaced the entire burner assembly unit and that fixed the problem. “They said if I had an

outside person come in it would have cost me over $1,300, so I saved money because I kept that maintenance contract for over 33 years,” Wells says. The $1,800 Wells spent on that service contract covers all the appliances in his house from the refrigerator and stove to the washer/dryer and the furnace. But, he says, he really has not needed the warranty before now. If he had saved all that warranty money it could have paid

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Betty Carpenter Betty Carpenter, 74, of Elsmere, died Nov. 17, 2011. She was a retired restaurant cook and lifelong member of Kento-Boo Baptist Church. Survivors include her sons, Charles Alfred, William Leroy,

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Joan Dryden Joan Dryden, 80, of Florence, died Nov. 18, 2011, at Christ Hospital. She was a member of the Bishop’s Choir of St. Mary’s Basilica of the Assumption, serving as main soloist for more than 20 years. She sang for Pope John Paul II in November 1986. Survivors include her husband, David Dryden; sons, Mark Dryden, Charles Dryden and John David Dryden; daughter, Mary Cleopha Beal; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Inurnment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: Schwab Organ Fund, c/o St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Betty M. Lemker Geiman, 80, of Florence, formerly of Cold Spring, died Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Mothers Club and St. Mary’s Ladies Society. Her husband, John A. Geiman, and brother, Carl Lemker, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Doug Geiman of Alexandria and Darryl Geiman of Cold Spring; sister, Marian Landwehr of Highland Heights; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cold Spring. Memorials: St. Joseph Music Ministry, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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ABOUT OBITUARIES For the most up-to-date Northern Kentucky obituaries, click on the “Obituaries” link at Funeral homes may submit basic obituary information to To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 513-242-4000 for pricing details. 2011, in Cold Spring. She was an inspector with Wadsworth Watch Case Co. and a member of St. Mary Ladies Society and St. Joseph Seniors. Her husband, Aloysius H. Geiman; two daughters, Carole Duncan and Maria Geiman; a granddaughter, Jennifer Smith; and a sister, Clara Baynum, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Linda Koetters, Phyllis Geiman, Diane Zink and Marcia Jones, all of Cold Spring, Gayle Mueller of California, Sue Crupper of Burlington, Eileen Smith of Florence and Barbara Valz of Southgate; sons, Ed Geiman of Erlanger, Greg Geiman of Cold Spring, and Donald, Allan and Glenn Geiman of Arizona; sister, Ruby Staunton of Ozona, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Memorials: St. Joseph Parish Tuition Assistance, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Iola Haggard Iola Gladene Watts Haggard, 88, of Walton, died Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a seamstress and homemaker, and a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, formerly of First Church of God in Latonia. Her husband, Jay “Bill” Haggard, and a grandson, Andrew Robben, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Hugenberg, Marvela Marzan, Pamela Carpenter, all of Walton, Bethany Barlage of Suwanee, Ga., and Cherri Lawrence of Union; son, Ronald Haggard of Walton; sisters, Ruth Callery of Newport, Louise Witt of Winchester, Ky., Christine Harper of Campbellsville, Ky., and Geneva Warnock of Lebanon, Ohio; brother, Ira S. Watts Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery. Memorials: Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 286073000.

John ‘Jack’ Lange John Henry “Jack” Lange, 80, of Florence, died Nov. 18, 2011, at Mountain Crest Nursing Care Center in Cincinnati. He retired from AT&T as an engineer and technical instructor. His sisters, Melva Hutt and Louise Brackney; and a brother, William Lange, died previously. Survivors include his children, Robert Lange of Flat Rock, N.C., Judith Ramsey of Georgetown, Ky., Philip Lange of Erlanger and William Lange of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Robert Lange of

Hamburg, N.Y.; the mother of his children, Roberta Lowe of Covington; and 10 grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Ronald Lunsford Ronald G. Lunsford, 65, of Florence, died Nov. 21, 2011, at his home after a long battle with cancer. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Nancy M. Lunsford; sons, Christopher Berens and Cameron Berens; daughter, Sandra Howard; brothers, Dennis Lunsford and Butch Lunsford; sisters, Faye Liebelt and Joyce Wicklund; nine grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

Elmer Martin Elmer Martin, 94, of Florence, died Nov. 19, 2011. He retired from Ford Motor Co., was a member of Hilltop Church of Christ and a lifelong member of the Yocum Masonic Lodge No. 897. His wife, Lorraine, died previously. Survivors include his sons, Kelly Martin and James Martin; daughters, Edith Phelps, Vivian Sharp and Belinda Griffin; brother, Jerry Martin Jr.; sisters, Betty Jean Brooks and Charlene Moore; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorials: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Harriet F. Renaker, 79, of Covington, died Nov. 25, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Hospice. A son, Randall Renaker, died previously. Survivors include her sons,

Bert E. Stanley, 79, of Ludlow, died Nov. 18, 2011, at his residence. He was a switchman with Norfolk-Southern Railroad and a U.S. Navy Korean conflict veteran. Survivors include his wife, Norma Stanley; son, Eric Stanley of Ludlow; daughters, Cori Crowley and Peggy Spada, both of Ludlow, Barbara Spada of Burlington and Toni Cox of Walton; brother, Gene Stanley of Florence; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Brighton Center, 741 Central Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

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Avery Clinton “Tick” Shields, 83, of Pendleton County, formerly of Walton, died Nov. 25, 2011, at home. He was a graduate of New Haven High School and the Cincinnati College of Embalming. He worked for Chambers and Grubbs in Walton, Stith Funeral Home and Allison and Rose. He managed the Walton Garage and Chrysler Plymouth and Dodge Agency. He served as Boone County Deputy Coroner and was a member of both the Walton-Verona F&AM No. 719 and the Scottish Rite of Covington for more than 50 years. He was a member of Kentucky Farm Bureau and a former member of the Walton Fire Department, Walton City Council and Bykota Class of Walton Christian Church. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He and his son Val developed VBS Farms. His brothers, Robert and Donald Shields, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Vallandingham Shields; son, Val B. Shields of Falmouth; and sister, Mary K. Armstrong of Burlington. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery, Dry Ridge. Memorials: Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056.

Carrie Elizabeth McMurray, 69, of Ludlow, died Nov. 17, 2011, at her residence. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Henry McMurray, died previously. Survivors include her sons, Thomas McMurray of Junction City, Kan., Bill McMurray of Verona and Robert McMurray of Crescent Springs; daughters, Doris Jaycox of Hebron and Samantha Hall of Jenkinstown, Ky.; brothers, Clifford Moore and Ronnie Moore, both of Hebron, Charles Moore of Bullittsville and Roy Moore of Florence; sister, Leona Briggs of Florence; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Bullittsburg Baptist Cemetery.

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Dollie Lorraine Reynolds Sissel, 81, of Falmouth, formerly of Leon, Iowa, died Nov. 17, 2011, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Short Creek Baptist Church in Falmouth. Her husband, James Arthur Sissel, and a daughter, Laurie Allison Sissel, died previously. Survivors include her son, George Edward Sissel of Lexington; daughters, Nora Lynn Sissel, Nancy Lorraine Short and Helen Suzanne Holder, all of Falmouth, Diana Kathleen Spicer of Winchester, Ky., Lee Ann Sissel and Jamie Marie Sissel, both of Florence; brother, Max Reynolds of Martensdale, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and one greatgrandchild. Burial was at Short Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Falmouth. Memorials: Hospice of Hope in Maysville, Ky.


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Paul “Skip” Renaker of Bellevue, John “Mike” Renaker of Florence, Richard Renaker of Elsmere and James Renaker of Covington; daughters, Mary Renaker and Kimberly Renaker, both of Covington; brother, Joh Henges of Wisconsin; sister, Mary Sears of Mt. Washington, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery.

Louise Frances Sullivan, 84, of Warsaw, died Nov. 26, 2011, at Gallatin Healthcare Center. Her husband, Hansel Sullivan; a son, Eddie Sullivan; and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn J. Lowe and John Hansel Sullivan, died previously. Survivors include her son, Wayne Sullivan of Warsaw; daughter, Judy Smith of Warsaw; sister, Eva Jo Criss of Union; eight grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren. Burial was in Warsaw Cemetery. Memorials: Gallatin Healthcare Center, 499 Center Ave., Warsaw, KY 41095.

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Arrests/Citations Donna J. Walter, 48, theft of services at 46 Cavalier Blvd., Oct. 8. D'Allen Robbins, 18, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 8. David A. Fisk, 38, DUI, reckless driving at Burlington Pk., Oct. 8. Andres Sanchez, 36, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license at 7747 Mall Rd., Oct. 8. Katherine M. Coslett, 31, shoplifting at Doering Dr., Oct. 7. Thomas R. Grimes Jr., 24, DUI, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a vehicle, operating a motor vehicle on a DUI suspended license at U.S. 42 and Ewing Blvd., Oct. 18. Nicholas R. Froelicher, 19, shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 17. Michael G. Eagle, 46, DUI, reckless driving, possession of an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle at Calle Luna Dr., Oct. 30. Gary A. Freese, 42, DUI, reckless driving at Stonegate Dr., Oct. 30. James L. Collins, 31, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Oct. 30. Angel Hernandez, 33, thirddegree criminal mischief at 8049 Dream St., Oct. 29. Eric T. Marsh, 37, DUI at U.S. 42, Oct. 30. Gregory T. Klein, 37, alcohol intoxication in a public place at 7730 Plantation Dr., Oct. 29. James M. Gaunt, 25, seconddegree assault, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree terroristic threatening at 117 Raintree Rd., Oct. 28. Nelson Gonzalez, 31, DUI, shoplifting at 4990 Houston Rd., Oct. 28. Shawn Johnson, 36, shoplifting at 4990 Houston Rd., Oct. 28. Michael P. Chapin, 33, shoplifting at Burlington Pk., Oct.

The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig at 334-2175; Florence Police Chief Tom Szurlinski at 647-5420. 26. Jennifer L. Lane, 35, shoplifting at 61 Spiral Dr., Oct. 25. Ashton N. Dermon, 24, theft at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 24. Patrick Buckner, 26, theft at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 24. Christopher T. Russell, 23, receiving stolen property at Turfway Rd., Oct. 18. Nancy Y. Carter, 44, DUI at 195 Mary Grubbs Hwy., Oct. 30. William J. Kubala Jr., 48, DUI at North Bend Rd., Oct. 30.

Incidents/Investigations Assault Victim assaulted by known subject at Raintree Rd., Oct. 28. Victim assaulted by known subject at 8029 Dixie Hwy., Oct. 26. Burglary Residence broken into and items taken at 7319 US 42, Oct. 26. Computers stolen at 7230 Turfway Rd., Oct. 25. Gun stolen at 19 St. Judes Cir., Oct. 24. Jewelry stolen at 7120 Manderlay Dr., Oct. 24. Criminal mischief Residence vandalized at 96 Circle Dr., Oct. 8. Vehicle vandalized at 7440 Alan Ct., Oct. 17. Vehicle vandalized at 7914 Dream St., Oct. 29. Vehicle damaged at Mission Ln., Oct. 25. Vehicle damaged at 7921 Dream St., Oct. 24. Reported at 7860 Mall Rd., Oct. 22. Vehicle damaged at 6975 Burlington Pk., Oct. 22.

Vehicle damaged at 241 Main St., Oct. 22. Vehicle damaged at Hopeful Church Rd., Oct. 21. Vehicle damaged at 2028 Mall Circle Rd., Oct. 11. Reported at 417 Foster Ave., Oct. 8. Vehicle damaged at 1340 Tamarack Cir., Oct. 3. Structures damaged at 6601 Dixie Hwy., Oct. 3. Fraud Subject was in possession of a fraudulent prescription at 6909 Dixie Hwy., Oct. 8. Victim's identity stolen at 7241 Turfway Rd., Oct. 25. Fraudulent use of credit card Reported at Dixie Hwy., Oct. 17. Incident reports Subject acted in a manner that put others lives at risk at 7747 Mall Rd., Oct. 8. Subject found to be intoxicated in public at 7500 Turfway Rd., Oct. 7. Officers recovered stolen property at 12 Oblique St., Oct. 26. Narcotics Officers discovered narcotics at a residence at 5 Ridgeview Ave., Oct. 8. Receiving stolen property Phone recovered at 2150 Mall Rd., Oct. 18. Terroristic threatening Reported at 8453 Wintergreen Ct., Oct. 14. Theft

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Nell Tanner Nell Jo Tanner, 78, of Hebron, died Nov. 23, 2011. She was a retired key punch operator for Procter & Gamble and a member of Eastern Star. She attended Hebron Lutheran Church and Petersburg Christian Church. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Tanner; daughter, Melissa Nyers; sisters, Patricia Hogan and Marilyn Peters; brother, Elvin “Rip Helms Jr.; and three grandchildren. Burial was in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery, Hebron. Memorials: Hebron Lutheran Church, 3140 Limaburg Road, Hebron, KY 41048 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Florence Christian Church, Christian Women's Fellowship, Boone County Extension Homemakers Association, Florence Homemakers Club and Fort Thomas Women's Club. She taught Sunday school at Christ Church in Fort Thomas and Florence Christian Church. She was a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, and received the Guardian Angel Award for donations and volunteer work toward the Erlanger-Elsmere Resource Center. Survivors include her husband, Virgil Rex Yeager; son, Brent Samuel Yeager of Florence; daughters, Karen Edwards of Dry Ridge and Cynthia Tucker of Elsmere; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Quentin Terry Quentin Terry, 63, of Union, died Nov. 24, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Florence. He was a longtime Boone County Extension Agent for the University of Kentucky, an active member of Erlanger Christian Church and an avid musician, golfer and traveler. His parents, Quentin Terry Sr. and Lava Terry, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Terry; son, Stephen Terry of Union; and sisters, Pat and Pam Terry, both of Cincinnati. Memorials: Erlanger Christian Church, 27 Graves Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

Friday, December 9 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Enjoy lovely holiday music while savoring drinks and appetizers in the company of family and friends!

James Woods James Woods, 83, of Burlington, died Nov. 23, 2011. A son, Dave Woods, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Woods; children, Mary Wilder, Jim, Terry, Steve, Joe and Dan; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 304, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or National Kidney Foundation, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Tours available for those interested in assisted living.

Donna Yeager Donna Yeager, 75, of Burlington, formerly of West Virginia, died Nov. 24, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Dry Ridge. She was a Christian homemaker and a member of the Booth Hospital Auxiliary Board,

Subject tried to steal merchandise from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 8. Subject tried to steal goods from Wal-Mart at 7625 Doering Dr., Oct. 7. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Sears at 3000 Mall Rd., Oct. 17. Subject tried to steal items from Kohl's at 61 Spiral Blvd., Oct. 30. Subject tried to steal merchandise from Meijer at 4990 Houston Rd., Oct. 28. Subject tried to steal items from Remke's at 6920 Burlington Pk., Oct. 26. Subject tried to steal goods from Kohl's at 61 Spiral Blvd., Oct. 25. Services stolen from hotel at 46 Cavalier Blvd., Oct. 8. Items stolen from residence at 8470 Bridle Ct., Oct. 8. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 7389 Burlington Pk., Oct. 8. Vehicle broken into and items taken at 6920 Burlington Pk., Oct. 17. Money stolen from business at 7960 Connector Dr., Oct. 28. Money stolen from business at 1501 Cavalry Dr., Oct. 27. Property stolen from business at 300 Main St., Oct. 27. Services stolen from business at 7547 Mall Rd., Oct. 26. Money stolen at 102 Clayton Dr., Oct. 25. Vehicle stolen at 167 Lloyd Ave., Oct. 25. Computers stolen at 7425 U.S. 42, Oct. 25. Shoplifting at 5000 Mall Rd., Oct. 24. Clothes stolen at 7119 Mall Rd., Oct. 24. Camera stolen at 7116 Manderlay Dr., Oct. 24. Shoplifting at 3000 Mall Rd., Jan. 24.


212 Main Street Florence, KY 41042 859.980.7200 Written information relating to this community’s services and policies is available upon request.




The Historic Burlington Business Association welcomes you for a Heritage Weekend from Friday, December 2nd thru Sunday, December 4th. Shops & Restaurants Open Special Hours: Friday, Dec. 2 10-6, Saturday, Dec. 3 10-4 & Sunday, Dec. 4 12-4.

Historic Dinsmore Homestead


• Shops and Restaurants - Open Special Hours • 10am-4pm Operating Lionel Train Display at Farm Bureau Insurance • 5pm-7pm Burlington Baptist Living Nativity • 5:45pm Hot Chocolate & Donuts compliments of Linnemann Funeral Home • 6pm-8pm Gingerbread Houses on Display at Old Courthouse • 6:30pm SANTA ARRIVES for Tree Lighting and to meet the Children, Photos with Santa


• Shops and Restaurants - Open Special Hours • 1pm-5pm Hot Chocolate & Cookie Decorating at Washington Square Café • 1pm-5pm Dinsmore Homestead Tours

Dinsmore Homestead With traditional

holiday decorations 5825 N. Jefferson St • 859-689-5096

• Shops and Restaurants - Open Special Hours • 10am-4pm Gingerbread Houses on Display and Fine Arts Vendors inside The Old Courthouse • 10am-4pm Operating Lionel Train Display at Farm Bureau Insurance • 10am-5pm Burlington Baptist Living Nativity • 11am-3pm Christmas in the Country Exhibit in the Clerk’s Building • 12pm Judging of Gingerbread Houses • 12pm-4pm Live Alpacas • 1pm “Santa Paws” Pet Parade & Pet Photos at Courthouse • 2pm-5pm Hot Chocolate & Cookie Decorating at Washington Square Café • 7pm-9pm Historic Dancers & Candlelight Tours at Dinsmore Homestead

Saturday & Sunday December 3 & 4, 2011

Saturday 1:00 to 5:00pm, 7:00 to 9pm, Sunday 1:00 to 5:00pm Afternoons: Music & Refreshments, Family Scavenger Hunt, Christmas Tours Saturday Evening: Historic Dancers, Candlelight Tours Holiday Shop is in the Cabinette at Cabin Arts the weekend of December 2nd - 4th only.

5656 Burlington Pike • 6 1/2 miles west of Burlington • 859-586-6117

Cabin Arts Quilting & Gift Shop


• Two historic buildings: -1850’s Log Cabin -1830’s Federal Style Home • Whirlpools, Steam Showers, Fireplaces & Full Breakfast • Perfect for business or pleasure


5878 N. Jefferson St. Burlington, KY 41005 859-586-8021

Gifts Certificates Available Mon. - Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4 In celebration of our 19th Anniversary, we will offer many specials and surprises. Located in a restored 1850s log cabin, we have a complete line of quilting supplies and fabrics, as well as classes.


Mike Crane Insurance “The Courthouse is Across From Us”

offering period & primitive furniture, pictures, mirrors, lamps, china & linens.



Open Thurs - Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 12pm-4:30pm

5952 Jefferson St

859-586-6166 (Located in the Old Methodist Church Built in 1837)


(859) 534-5900 We Install

5884 N Jefferson St. Burlington, KY 41005

(859) 586-7444

3 Years / 100,000 Miles Parts & Labor Nationwide Warranty!

Gift Certificates Available!

email: 2502 Burlington Pike • Burlington, KY 41005 KYM01249

Washington Square cafe and catering 5981 N. Jefferson St., Burlington, KY ! ph: 859/586-0120

Free Hot Chocolate & Decorating of Cut-out Christmas Cookies >Wine Tasting Sat. Dec. 3rd 5-8pm<

2901 Washington St. • Burlington, KY 859-586-6823 • Services Home & Office Comfort • Steam Boilers • Hot Water Boilers Chilled Water Systems • Indoor Air Quality Products Dual Fuel Systems • Geo-Thermal Heat Pumps

GENERAL CONTRACTORS COMMERCIAL LEASING ROBERT KIRBY, JR. • Cell: 859-743-7417 2940 Hebron Park Dr., Suite 306 • Hebron, KY 41048 859-586-7734 Fax: 859-586-7772


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