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  • ALEXANDRIA David Say-ers lights up when he thinks ofChristmas.

    He lights up his house at 8511TulipwoodCourt, alongwith hisyard and a 20-foot tall mega-tree, made entirely of lightswhich display Christmas char-acters, words and symbols.

    Sayers used his regular per-sonal home computer to run alight show synchronized withmusic at his home in SilverGrove in2007.But since thenhehas moved to Alexandria andswitched 13,500 incandescentlights for 1,000 smart pixellights thatcancreate255differ-ent colors.

    He started back in the sum-mer, designing the light showby programming each individ-

    ual pixel to coordinate witheach second of 12 differentChristmas songs, and installinghooks around his house to holdthe lights in place. He also setupaFacebookpageforTheSay-ers FamilyHoliday Light Show.

    All 50 sections of lights andthe accompanying music runoff 12-volt power controllers,which he built himself, and hishome computer with fourscreens he uses to monitor out-side visitors, check the display

    Sayers Familylights up ChristmasBy Amy [email protected] SEE THE LIGHTS

    Get a glimpse of theSayers Family Holiday

    Light Show on our video at

    The Sayers Family Holiday Light Show sparks Christmas spirit in anAlexandria neighborhood. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

    See LIGHTS, Page A2


    Your Community Recordernewspaper serving the communitiesof southern Campbell County

    Vol. 9 No. 10 2013 The Community Recorder

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    Contact usFLOODINSURANCEResidents asked toheed changesSee story, A6

    RITAS KITCHENLatest clone ofpeppermint barkSee story, B3

    ON THE LANES A7Bowling season has started

    Campbell County FiscalCourt unanimously raisedgreens fee at A.J. Jolly GolfCourse by $1 in 2014 as part ofbroader increaseonfees toplay.

    The 2014 prices for 18 holesof playwill each increase to $26on weekdays and $28 on theweekend.

    Greenfees fornineholeswillincreaseby50cents to $15.50 onweekdays and $16.50 on theweekend.

    Prices for five-day and sev-en-day season passes were alsoincreased between $10-$30 de-pending on the type of pass pur-chased, said Matt Elberfeld,Campbell County financedirec-tor.

    We are attempting to in-crease revenue at the golfcourse, and you can do that byincreasing your rounds or in-creasing your price, said El-berfeld at the Dec. 4 FiscalCourt meeting.

    Some initiatives put intoplace this summer seem to besuccessful in increasing the

    number of rounds played at thecourse, he said.

    Green fees were last raisedwhen the course reopened thisApril. Aftermeetingwith TerryJolly, the courses golf pro, itsbeen decided to raise pricesagain, Elberfeld said.

    In setting the prices we tryto be cognizant of the elasticityof thedemand;youdontwant toraise it toomuch in that youwilldrive down your rounds, hesaid.

    The costs of a weekday sea-son pass for one person in-creased by $10 to $525, and thecost of a seven-day pass includ-ingweekends for one person in-creased by $15 to $730.

    The five-day pass for cou-ples increased by $15 to $720,and a seven-day pass for cou-ples increased by $20 to $945.

    A five-day family seasonpass increased by $25 to $875,and a seven-day family seasonpass increased by $30 to $1,095.

    There is a $25 discount on allseason passes for CampbellCounty residents. Junior golfergreens fees will remain thesame.

    Fees for A.J. Jolly golferincreased for 2014By Chris [email protected]

    Campbell County Trackingthe source of the holiday trainexhibit at Cincinnatis KrohnConservatory leads back to animaginative Campbell Countycompany.

    Applied Imagination, onPoplar Thicket Road south ofAlexandria, creates gardenrailway exhibits filled withmodels of landmarks madewith natural materials, in-cluding acorns and tree bark,for botanical gardens aroundthe U.S.

    The New York BotanicalGarden Train Show and year-round display at the U.S. Bo-tanic Garden in Washington,D.C., are two of the more thandozen garden railways creat-ed by the company, said CindyJohnson, a botanical architectfor the company.

    The Krohn ConservatorysA Cincinnati Scenic Railwayexhibit is open through Jan. 5.

    Putting the Krohn displayup takes about aweek, and un-like out-of-town displays, itseasy for people to see whatApplied Imagination doesthroughout the year, Johnsonsaid.

    Theres a couple of dis-plays where we get a little in-teraction with the public andone of those is the Krohn be-cause it is our hometown dis-play, she said.

    Owner Paul Busse foundedthe company with four em-ployees in 1991, capitalizing

    on his love of model trains.Busse had been building gar-den railway exhibits since1975, including one for the1982 Ohio State Fair.

    There are at least 10 full-time employees working outof the shop next to his homenear Alexandria, and as manyas 25 employees working

    Cindy Johnson, a botanical architect at Applied Imagination, displays a model of the Carson Mansion inEureka, Calif., she built using pieces of plants, trees and a coating of varnish.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITYRECORDER

    Applyingimagination toholiday trains

    By Chris [email protected]

    Paul G. Busse, owner Applied Imagination, sits with some of hismodels for garden railways his company creates on Dec. 14, 2005.FILE PHOTO

    Beth Laskey, a botanical architectat Applied Imagination, scrapesaway grime from a model ofFrank Lloyd Wrights Romeo andJuliet Windmill.CHRIS MAYHEW/THECOMMUNITY RECORDER


    Hear a botanical architectdescribe what her buildings aremade of. Go to

    See TRAINS, Page A2



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    and keep track of the dif-ferent songs.

    "Its not unusual tospend 35 hours sequenc-ing the lights for a three-minute song, said Say-ers. Its a lot more com-plex, because instead ofone set of lights I have toprogram each one forwhat to do and what colorto be.

    With the incandescentlights, Sayers had wiredtogether individualstrands of red, green and

    blue lights in order tomake different colors.

    Sayers also arrangedfor intermittent visitsfrom Santa in one of theupstairs bedroom win-dows.

    Santa in the windowwas a last-minute deci-sion. Im so glad I did it,he said. He stops in tomake sure youre behav-ingwhile yourewatchingthe lights.

    He uses commercialsoftware on DMX com-mands, a programmablelighting system used fortheater lighting and mu-sic concerts.

    This was a whole dif-

    ferent experience, saidSayers. I just love doingit, and I love to see thekids faces pressedagainst the car windows,and, also, to see their par-ents faces pressed upagainst the car windows.

    Cars line up outside,and drivers tune the radioto 95.5 where Sayers 42-minute Christmas pro-gram plays.

    Neighbors, like 16-year-old Adam Morgan,walk over and listen ontheir phones.

    I just think its kind ofcool, he said. Ive neverseenanybodydoanythinglike that.

    Neighbor Alisha Stahlhas to stop every night onher way home with her 3-year-old son, Timothy.

    He likes the Grinchthe best, she said.

    Stahl saidvisitorscom-ing to see the lightshavent been a nuisance.But then, not too manypeople know about it yet.

    The Sayers FamilyHolidayLightShowstartsat 5:30p.m. eachnight, go-ing to 10 p.m. Sundaysthrough Thursdays anduntil 11 p.m. on Fridaysand Saturdays.

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    LightsContinued from Page A1

    Festivities planned forChristmas in Alexandriawere packed into oneweekend, Friday throughSunday, Dec. 13-15, atMain Street BaptistChurch on AlexandriaPike. Vendors filled alarge tent outside thechurch and others packedinto the gym along withSanta Claus, choir perfor-mances and a display ofNativity sets fromaroundthe world.

    Steve Field, co-owner of Candy and Cones on AlexandriaPike, brightened up a corner of the big tent duringChristmas in Alexandria on Saturday, Dec. 14. AMY SCALF/THECOMMUNITY RECORDER

    Alexandria celebrateswet but merry ChristmasBy Amy [email protected]

    Lydia Fuller, 3, of Alexandria, gets a few ice skating tipsfrom Santa Claus during Christmas in Alexandria onSaturday, Dec. 14. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

    Nine-year-old OliviaWatson loved ice skatingunder the big tent duringChristmas in Alexandria.AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY


    Elizabeth Watson and Nichole Riedmatter battle withWack-ro-bats, a soft, fabric-covered bat made by Elizabethand her siblings in Alexandria. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITYRECORDER

    PierceShouse II ofAlexandriasold hishandmadecedar craftsat ChristmasinAlexandriaon Saturday,Dec. 14. AMYSCALF/THE



    Krohn Conservatoryand botanic gardens,Johnson said.

    Beth Laskey, also abotanical architect, wascleaning grime off themodel of the FrankLloyd Wrights Romeoand Juliet Windmillfrom Taliesin in SpringGreen, Wisc. The wind-mill model is on displayin the summer as part ofthe Chicago BotanicGardens outdoor gar-den railway.

    Laskey said part ofthe companys work isrepairing the modelbuildings theycreate foroutdoor displays. Thebuildings are washed,and then the polyure-thane protective clearcoating is scraped away,she said.

    Then we look to seewhatever pieces aremissing, like theressome pieces of barkmissing here, Laskeysaid.

    Johnson said the staffenjoys seeing people atthe Krohn Conservatoryinteracting with thetrains and models creat-ed in the shop in Alexan-dria, Johnson said.

    So, we get to see thelittle kids jumping upand down and holleringfor Thomas, Johnsonsaid.

    The train displays en-gage the adults as muchas the children, she said.

    Some of the grownups get these really in-teresting expressions ontheir faces, Johnsonsaid. And if you asktheyll tell you a storyabout model trains intheir basement or thetrain trip they took withtheir grandmother backin the 1940s. They get awistful expression andyou realize youre bring-ing back goodmemoriesfor them and its a lot offun to be part of that.

    when exhibits are beingset up and taken down,Johnson said.

    Busse is trying to re-tire, but he still comesinto the shop and to theopenings of some exhib-its.

    Its his lifes work,Johnson said. Its whathe enjoyed. He didnttake vacations becausewhat would you do on avacation?

    Johnsonsaid thecom-pany continues Bussesvision of shapingmodelsof landmarks using onlyplant parts whether itsthe Statue of Liberty orCincinnatis Tyler Da-vidson Fountain. On ahouse, roof shingles aremade of bark from anold oak tree, pieces ofbamboo are columns,and hydrangea stemsare decorative windowtrim.

    What we do thatsunique in this world iswemake all of our build-ings out of all botanicalmaterial, out of leavesand sticks and acornsand twigs and things outof spice jars and plantmaterial that peoplesend us from Florida,she said.

    The botanic nature ofthe models makes Ap-plied Imaginationswork a good fit for the

    TrainsContinued from Page A1



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    ALEXANDRIA Camp-bell County has created anew economic develop-mentofficerpositiontore-tain and create jobs.

    Fiscal Court unani-mously approved creatingthe position and an autho-rization to advertise forcandidates and make ahire at theDec. 4meeting.

    Previously, the Camp-bellCountyEconomicPro-gress Authority, a non-profit corporation affiliat-edwiththecountyfocusedon development and rede-velopment, maintained apresident position withsimilar duties.

    TheCCEPApresidencyhas been vacant sinceAdam Caswell left in Au-gust 2012, said CampbellCounty AdministratorRobert Horine. The CCE-PA had two other presi-dents besides Caswellsince the job was createdin 2008.

    Caswell left to becomevicepresidentofpublicaf-fairs for the NorthernKentucky Chamber ofCommerce after 18

    months asthe CCEPApresident.

    CCEPAhas agreedto providehalf of sala-ry andbenefits forthe position

    for the next two years sosomeone is focused oneconomic development inthe county, Horine said.

    The positionwas estab-lished at grade 18 with asalary range of $60,000 to$90,000, he said.

    The salary, it will de-pend on the experienceand qualifications of thecandidate thats recom-mended, Horine said.

    Among duties of thenew position will be over-sight of the countys JobsDevelopment Program.The county started theprogram in 2011, and theCCEPA president previ-ously helped arrangedeals under the program.Companies accepted intothe program for expand-ing or relocating to Camp-bellCountyareeligiblefora maximum of a 40 per-cent payroll tax deduction

    for10 yearsforanynewjobs creat-ed. Thecounty ac-ceptedXPO Logis-tics Inc.into the in-centive

    program in October 2013.The county incentive cov-ered88of the150positionsXPO brought to Newport.

    Judge-executive StevePendery said hiring aneconomicdevelopmentof-ficer isaneedbecauseHo-rine is spending about 20hours a week working oneconomic issues.

    Havinganeconomicof-ficer eventually become acounty employeehas beenplanned for many yearssince the CCEPA startedfundingapresidencyposi-tion in2008ona trialbasis,Pendery said.

    Theprogramhasbeenjudged a success, andwere supporting it as afiscal court at this mo-mentandintothefutureaslong as our yardsticks aremet, Pendery said.

    Commissioner KenRechtinsaidhespokewithPendery about creatinggoals for the number ofnew positions created inthe county by the econom-ic development officer.

    Were really shootingin the dark without a realscorecard, so Im pleasedto hear were going to setthose in place, Rechtinsaid.

    Rechtin also said hewanted to find out if CCE-PA can pay its half of thesalary for the job this fis-cal year ending June 30,2014. Ideally, the countycan pay its half out of the

    next years budget, hesaid.

    Commissioner BrianPainter said the new posi-tion isnt in the countysbudget for this year, butthere are contingencies tocover the additional cost.

    This is a very impor-tant position, Paintersaid. Were at maybe thestart of another economic

    upturn and weve gotsome takers on some ofour programs that weveput out there for taxbreaks.

    Painter said there arejobs coming into the coun-tybecauseof the incentiveprograms.

    If there wasnt someaction on some these pro-gramswewouldntneedto

    hire somebody, he said.Painter said the county

    should decrease the costof county employeessomewhere else to bal-ance out the increase incounty payroll caused byadding the new economicdevelopment officer.

    I think theres an op-portunity to do some part-timing, he said.

    Campbell County adding job creation specialistBy Chris [email protected]

    Horine Painter

    Campbell County Commissioners listen to details about aneconomic development officer position at the Dec. 4meeting. From left are Ken Rechtin, Brian Painter and PeteGarrett. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



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    plain if it all continues tounfold the way it is sup-posed to, Pendery said.

    Minter said there is aneffort at the federal levelto delay changes made bythe 2012 reform act that issupposed to go into effectin 2014. The scheduledchanges will start elimi-nating subsidies and dis-counts on some flood in-surance policies, she said.

    Basically, as part ofthe reform act, the poli-cies are being updated toreflect the full risk rates,Minter said.

    Asof2004, the last timethe county compiled a re-port on flooding, about600 properties were inflood hazard zones, shesaid.

    The national averagefor policies receiving sub-sidies is 20 percent, butabout 51 percent of floodinsurance policies inCampbell County receivesubsidies, Minter said.

    The reform act de-clared subsidies and dis-counts were no longersustainable.

    They are going to in-crease the rates to moreaccurately reflect therisk, and so they are goingto be phasing out the sub-sidies and the discounts,she said.

    Property owners arescheduled to begin losing25 percent of their subsi-dies each year until theyare gone for any non-pri-mary residence, businessoranyresidencewithase-vere or repetitive floodhazard designation.

    On average I willshare with you that gov-ernmentsubsidized insur-ance premiums are abouthalf of what the full risk

    ALEXANDRIA Peoplewho own property in ornear a flood hazard zonehave reason to pay atten-tion tohowchanges infed-eral law will affect theirinsurance rates.

    Campbell County Fis-cal Court is considering

    revising its floodplainmanagement regulationsto comply with changesmade to FEMAs NationalFlood Insurance Programby the Water Reform Actof 2012. Fiscal Court had afirst reading of an ordi-nance Dec. 4.

    The ordinance wasscheduled for a vote atWednesday,Dec.18, fiscal

    court meeting.Judge-executive Steve

    Pendery said he was gladCindyMinter, thecountysdirector of planning andzoning, has experiencewith flood zones and canhelp explain the changesto property owners.

    Because its going tobe a big problem for peo-ple who live in the flood

    rate is, Minter said.Changes in the reform

    act alsomeananyonebuy-ing property in a floodzone will immediatelyhave to pay the full cost ofthe policy, and will not beeligible for discounts orsubsidies the previousowner was receiving,Minter said.

    Anyone letting theirflood insurance policylapse by making a latepayment will also have toimmediately start payingthe full amount of the pol-icy as well, she said.

    People need to makesure they know and findout their flood risk, Mint-er said.

    The countys planningoffice at 1098 MonmouthSt., Newport, also hasprinted flood zone maps,including the 2014 mapsthat will not be online untilMarch 4, Minter said.

    A propertys elevation,flood elevation, and anymitigation actions peoplecan take to control flood-ing and potentially lowertheir rate are also thingsthey need to consider, shesaid. Minter said peopleshould make sure to talkto their insurance agentabout theirproperty if it isin flood hazard zone.

    Every property is in aflood zone, the real ques-tion is are you in a specialflood hazard zone, shesaid.

    Residents asked to heed flood insurance changesBy Chris [email protected]

    Cindy Minter, director of planning and zoning for CampbellCounty, explains changes to flood insurance rates at theDec. 4 Campbell County Fiscal Court meeting in Alexandria.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

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    ALEXANDRIA With 144 stu-dents, Campbell County High

    School Band ofPride has be-come the statesbiggest march-ing band north ofLexington andamong the sixbiggest in Ken-tucky.

    The numbersare almost dou-

    blewhatwas in theband75 in2008, a year after Nick Littletook over as director of bands.

    Success has followed the in-crease in size with a 10th placefinish at the Kentucky MusicEducators Association statecompetition in October.

    This is the best weve donesince 2005, he said. We madesemifinals for the first timesince 2005.

    The Band of Pride competesat level 5A, the biggest andtoughest division, Little said.There was a reason the bandtook a two year absence fromKMEA state competition.

    There was a while that wedidnt even go to KMEA be-cause we werent good enoughto, so we just took a break, hesaid. Andwewent back in 2007and its taken us this long to get

    back into the semifinals.The Band of Pride was

    among four Kentucky schoolbands to make finals in a Bandsof America regional competi-tion, a national level contest, hesaid. The other schools fromKentucky to qualify for Bandsof America were BeechwoodHigh School in Fort Mitchell,Paul Laurence Dunbar HighSchool in Lexington, and NorthHardin High School in Eliza-bethtown.

    Successhasalso trickled intothe schools three ensemblegroups, winter percussiondrumming and winter guardcompetitive groups, he said.There are 190 students in allband programs about 10 per-cent of students enrolled at theschool, Little said.

    Thewinterpercussiondrum-ming group and other specialtygroups allow students to chooseto get involved at any level theychoose, he said. Some studentsplay sports and are only inmarching band; others are in-volved in marching band andspecial ensembles.

    Students are passionateabout the music, and thats whyall the band programs havegrown, he said.

    If the kids werent pushingtohavea jazzbandorpushing tohave a great winter percussionor winter guard we wouldnt do

    it, I mean its all studentdriven, Little said.

    Campbell County has sup-port from parent boosters andadministrators in the district,Little said.

    We really feel its just a spe-cial time to be a part of this pro-gram, Little said. As success-ful as it is were just gettingstarted. Were not remotely fin-

    ished with what were trying toaccomplish and the kids knowthat and theyre excited to be apart of it.

    Leah Trutschel of Alexan-dria, said placing 10th in statecompetition was a perfect wayto conclude her three years inmarching band. Trutschel saidjoining marching band was agood decision, and she recom-

    mends the experience to otherstudents.

    Ive made so many newfriends, she said. And it justmadehigh school somuchmoreawesome because until thatpoint I had done absolutelynothing, no extracurricular ac-tivities or anything and this is areally really good experience.

    More students marching to Camels musicBy Chris [email protected]

    Campbell County High School senior Leah Truschel of Alexandria practices playing marimba with percussioninstructor Gary Griffith after school.CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


    Thomas More College an-nounces Athletic Training Pro-gramDirector

    Brian Edwards will join thefacultyofThomasMoreCollegein January to lead the new ath-letic training program.

    Edwards joins ThomasMoreCollege from Urbana Univer-sity in Urbana, Ohio, where hewas the director of the athletictraining educationprogram.Healso served as an assistant pro-fessor in the College ofNursingand Allied Health and as a clin-ical education coordinator. Heearnedabachelor of sciencede-gree in athletic training fromShawnee State University inPortsmouth, Ohio, and amasterof science in health & physicaleducation from Marshall Uni-versity inHuntington,W.Va.Heis certified under the NationalAthletic Trainers' AssociationBoard of Certification. He hasdevelopedcourses, servedasanacademic advisor, and hasserved on various academiccommittees throughout his ca-reer.

    Athletic training will beavailable for students in the2014-2015 school year. It com-

    bines classroom education withfield experience to prepare stu-dents for a career in the alliedhealth profession of athletic

    training.We are

    pleased to havesomeone withBrians experi-ence, qualifica-tions and enthu-siasm join thefaculty of Thom-as More College.We are confident

    that he is the type of individualthatwill shapeandgrowtheath-letic training program andmake it oneof thepremierepro-grams in our region, said BradBielski, vice president for aca-demic affairs.

    The addition of this academ-ic program coincides with twoother new offerings at ThomasMore College: the formation ofa marching band and the addi-tion of women's lacrosse.

    For additional informationabout the athletic training pro-gram, contact the admissionsdepartment [email protected] 859-344-3332.

    Edwards to lead TMCathletic training program



    Villa Madonna Academy students Catherine Martini, left, and Madeline Martini, with Heidi Hagedorn,were recognized as outstanding philanthropists as members of The Leadership Corps of the Josh CaresStudent Advisory Council. The council was named the 2013 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy at theAssociation of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon on 11/14/13. Service is anintegral part of our high school and junior high, and our students truly live the value of service in allthey do, said Villa prinicpal Pamela McQueen.


    When the students in Kristina Chisms first-grade class at St. Joseph, Cold Spring finished their unit onfarm animals, they held an animal fair. The students brought in stuffed farm animals to show at the fair.They demonstrated how to care for their pet and its place and purpose on a farm. All the animals had tobe on a leash as they spent the day in the classroom. The students read to the animals, and they evenhelped when the students practiced counting money. Pictured, back row from left: Riley McCloskey,Sophia Gibson, Kate Neltner, Joey Schroeder, Kennedy Parks and Erin Murphy; middle row, NathanGeiman, Maddie Wolf, Tyler Trauth, Andrew Lusby, Haley Kremer and Joseph Gilbert; front row, SophieSchoulties, Cullen Manning, Aidan Combs and Reid Enxel. THANKS TO LINDA GABIS

    Gateway Community andTechnical College is combiningits twin outreach to manufac-turers and veterans through in-novative use of scholarship dol-lars.

    The college will give prefer-ence to military veterans whoplan towork inhigh-needmanu-facturing or distribution areasas it considers applications forthe Robert T. Green EndowedScholarship created last year.The scholarship is available toresidents of Boone, Campbell,or Kenton counties and offerspartial tuition for fall 2014 andspring 2015 semesters.

    To qualify, students musthave a grade point average of2.5 or higher, have an unmetneed and be of good character.The deadline to apply is April 1.The application process and re-

    quired forms can be found by se-lectingFinancialAidand thenScholarships.

    Veterans interested in be-coming a Gateway student maycontact Daniel Ridley, 859-442-4114, [email protected] Rid-ley,anArmyveteran, isacareermapping specialist with the col-leges Veterans Education andTraining Services program.

    GatewayVETSassistsveter-ans in obtaining the educationthey may need to enter the jobmarket and also provides jobplacement services to veterans,regardless of whether they en-roll at the college. For more in-formation about GatewayVETS, visit

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    ALEXANDRIARECORDEREditor: Melanie Laughman, [email protected], 513-248-7573

    Dale Mueller, who an-nounced Dec. 9 he was steppingdown as football coach at High-lands, was presentedwith a life-time achievement award by theNorthern Kentucky FootballCoachesAssociation onMondaythe annual, Top 26, banquetDec. 11.

    Mueller compiled a 250-36record andwon11state champi-onships in his 20 seasons asHighlands coach.

    The banquet, at Receptionsin Erlanger, honored 26 seniorfootball players, one from eachof the 20 schools that are mem-bers of the association and sixplayers from those schools thatare voted as at-large selections.The honor combines athleticperformance, academic perfor-mance and community service.

    Those players selected byschool were:

    Beechwood - Max Shover,wide receiver/defensive back;

    Bellevue - Tyler Ackerson,quarterback;

    Bishop Brossart - CaseyPelgen, quarterback;

    Boone County - EvanOHara, kicker;

    Campbell County - LoganSchneider, offensive lineman,and AveryWood, quarterback;

    Conner - Drew Barker,

    quarterback, and Andrew Way,wide receiver/defensive back;

    Cooper -Will Ludwig, quar-terback;

    Covington Catholic - SamDressman, wide receiver/run-ning back, and Matthew Way,safety;

    Dayton - Eddie Combs, of-fensive tackle/defensive end;

    Dixie Heights - Seth Caple,linebacker/fullback, andDarionWashington, tailback;

    Highlands - Zach Harris,running back, andDrewHoulis-ton, quarterback;

    Holy Cross - Jalen Beal,running back/cornerback;

    Holmes - Kamron Griffith,center;

    Lloyd - Jacob Sand, center/linebacker;

    Ludlow - Mitchell Cody,quarterback/linebacker;

    Newport - Charlie Mullins,quarterback;

    Newport Central Catholic -Jack Sutkamp, linebacker/full-back;

    Ryle - Lex Sowards, offen-sive tackle;

    Scott -JoshCastleman,run-ning back;

    Simon Kenton - BrenanKuntz, quarterback, and CamHansel, guard.

    Simon Kenton coach JeffMarksberry received the BobSchneider Coach of the Year

    award after he guided the Pio-neers to a 10-0 regular-seasonrecord and a quarterfinal finishin the Class 6A playoffs.

    Dixie Heights coach DaveBrossart was the named theOwenHauckAwardwinner andRyle defensive coordinatorMike Woolf was selected TomPotter Assistant Coach of theYear.

    The Northern KentuckyFootball Coaches Associationhas selected its all-star teams asfollows:

    First TeamOffense: Quarter-back - Drew Barker (Conner);Running Backs - Jon Scruggs(Holmes), Zach Harris (High-lands); Josh Castleman (Scott).Linemen - Cam Hansel (SimonKenton); Ben Walling (SimonKenton); Logan Schneider(Campbell County); Lex So-wards (Ryle); Bryan Saunders(Highlands), Kameron Crim(Scott). Wide Receivers - JakeZabonick (Campbell County);Andrew Way (Conner); CoreyFussinger (Cooper); JensenFeggins (Highlands). Tight End- RyanRomey (Conner). Athlete- Sam Dressman (CovingtonCatholic).

    First Team Defense: Line-man - Matt King (Simon Ken-ton); Breandon Johnson(Holmes); Brandon Johnson(Dixie); Shahzadd Mann (Ryle);

    Seth Hope (Highlands). Line-backers - Brendan Fisk (Dixie);Ryan Woolf (Ryle); AveryBricking (Cooper); Sam Bur-chell (Covington Catholic); JackSutkamp (Newport CentralCatholic);DefensiveBacks -An-drewWay (Conner);AaronMor-gan (Cooper); Thomas Wrobles-ki (Highlands); Matthew Way(Covington Catholic): JonScruggs (Holmes).

    First Team Specialists: Kick-er - Evan OHara (Boone Coun-ty); Punter - Evan OHara(Boone County).

    SecondTeamOffense:Quar-terback - Brenan Kuntz (SimonKenton);DrewHouliston (High-lands).RunningBacks -SethCa-ple (Dixie); Jalen Beal (HolyCross). Lineman - Logan Ross(Ryle); JacobNeuman (Cooper);Tyler Schweitzer (Highlands);Nick Kathman (CovingtonCatholic); Pat Connaughton (Co-vington Catholic); Steve Brooks(Newport Central Catholic).Wide Receivers - Grant Wasson

    (Simon Kenton); Logan Winkler(Simon Kenton); Jashawn Stan-ley (Newport); Zack Poinsett(Bellevue).TightEnd -JonathanStokes (Beechwood). Athlete -AveryWood(CampbellCounty).

    SecondTeamDefense: Line-men - Patrick Berkemeyer(Campbell County); Tyler Lyon(Newport Central Catholic);Alec Hazeres (Bellevue); Bray-den Combs (Beechwood); Jus-ticeLewis (Newport). Lineback-ers - Barry Deaton (Simon Ken-ton); Mikey Krallman (SimonKenton); JoeKremer (CampbellCounty); Zach Castleberry(Conner); Devon Everett(Beechwood). Defensive Backs- Dustin Turner (CampbellCounty), Ethan Harrison (DixieHeights); Deondre Pleasant(Scott); Jackson Bardo (High-lands); Max Shover (Beech-wood).

    Second Team Specialists:Kicker - Jared Dougherty(Highlands); Punter - LukeFoertsch (Covington Catholic).

    Footballers honored for fine seasonGannett News Service

    Dale Mueller waspresented with alifetimeachievementaward by theNorthernKentucky FootballCoachesAssociation.CARRIE COCHRAN/THE



    CAMPBELL COUNTYBowl-ing season iswell underway forlocal teams. Here is a glance atthose squads:

    Campbell CountyTheCamelshavebeenoneof

    the teams to beat locally in re-cent years for head coachWayne Heringer and assistantMark Vinson.

    Both teams will be trying towinregional titlesfor theboysitwouldbeback tobackand forthe girls it would be their thirdstraight regional title. Bothteams have qualified for thestate tournament each of thelast two years and the boysteam was state semifinalistslast season.

    Top returning players forthe boys team start with seniorJake Harris, averaging 208,and junior TylerWidmeyer, av-eraging 218 entering play Dec.12.

    Campbell is 28-7 in pointsand 4-0 in conference matchesthrough Dec. 12.

    Wehadquiteaturnoverlastyear on the boys team, Herin-ger said. Some of our youngerkids have been coming up forus.Markhasbeenworkingwiththem and hes doing a great jobwith them.

    Top returners for the girlsteam are seniors Erica Biddleand Allison McGlasson and ju-nior Erica Hickman. McGlas-son posts a 193 average enter-ing play Dec. 12, the second-highest in Northern Kentucky.Biddle averages 181 and Hick-man180.

    We lost five girls from lastyearbutwehaveour threebestbowlers back, and we have sixnew girls this year, Heringersaid. A lot of these girlshavent bowled thatmuch. Its amatter of getting some experi-enceandgettingreadyfor tour-naments.

    Campbell is 25-10 overall af-ter losing a tough match toCooper Dec. 12. Campbell is 3-1in conference matches. TheCamels fell 4-3 toCooper,withathree-pin loss intotalpinsasthedeciding fourth point.

    The Camels also have had

    success in tournaments. Theboys have a runner-up finishand the girls a tourney victory.The team has also competedagainst Scott County at East-land Lanes, the Lexington siteof this Februarys state tourna-ment.

    Bishop BrossartThrough Dec. 12, Brossart

    was 23-12 in points and 3-1 inconference matches, tied forsecond. AaronRuschman aver-aged 161 through nine gamesand Joe Heim 153 througheight.

    Allison Steelman leads thegirls teamwith a 153 mark.

    Newport CatholicEntering play Dec. 12, NCC

    was 22-13 in points in the boysstandings, and 3-1 in confer-ence matches. Bobby Meyeraverages 169, Paul Grosser 168and Joel Grosser 162.

    The girls team is 20-8 inpoints entering play Dec. 12,and 3-0 in conference play.

    Ashley Greis has the top av-erage at 130.

    HighlandsThe Bluebirds are 35-7 in

    boys points and 5-0 in confer-ence matches after the Dec. 12match. The big highlight ofthose numbers came on the12th, when sophomore JakeFarley posted a perfect 300game, the first of this season inNorthern Kentucky. Farley isaveraging 232 for 12 games af-ter his perfect game.

    His secret is his good work

    ethic, said head coach GlennSchmidt. He has a very goodhead on his shoulders.He stayscomposed. He doesnt get rat-tled. He works very hard.

    Farley also competes in atravel league and anotherleague at La Ru Lanes, whereSchmidt is the longtime propri-etor. Farley practices at leastone day a week, and qualifiedfor next summers Junior Goldtourney in Buffalo, recentlywinning a local qualifier.

    Hes bowling constantlyand he loves the game,Schmidtsaid.Iveneverseenaboyworksohardanditspayingoff. I feel he has a great future.He just cant get enough of it.

    James Killen is averaging202 through 10 games.

    The girls team is 27-5through Dec. 12 and 4-0 in con-ference play.

    KathrynBall,ReaganWilke,Abbey Parrott, KatelynSchneider and Emrel Wood allaverage in the 120s enteringplay Dec. 12.

    NewportJanet Ball returns as Wild-

    cats head coach this year.Katlyn Hoeh returns for the

    Wildcats girls team. She wasregional singles champion lastyear and third place at state.OtherreturningstartersareAl-lison Willoughby, MirenaCombs, Katlynn Specht andMaria Specht. Willoughby wasa key force last year to helpNewport toan8-0recordincon-ference play for the regular-seasonchampionship.Hoehav-erages 181 so far andWillough-by 147. Others to watch startwith Sydney Hamilton and Do-minique Gallichio.

    Ball hopes the Wildcats canwin another conference titleandcontend for the state cham-pionship.

    The girls team is 22-6 inpointsenteringplayDec.12, 3-0in conference play.

    On the boys team, returningstarters are Josh Bird, AustinMattox, Michael Meyer, JuliusGraham, Kenny Mardis andAndre Anderson. Jimmy Smithis the top newcomer to watch.Mardisaverages147through10games to lead theway enteringDec. 12.

    Bowlers strong at the startBy James [email protected]

    Campbell Countys AllisonMcGlasson rolls a frame duringFebruarys Kentucky High SchoolAthletic The KHSAA state teambowling championships.JAMESWEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER

    Campbell County beat Wal-ton-Verona64-61ingirls basket-ball Dec. 11. The Camels are 2-4through Dec. 15 and will play atHighlands 2:30 p.m. Saturday,Dec. 21, before heading to atournament in Bowling Green,Ky. Dec. 26-28.

    Campbell Countys Kylie Kramer (30) loses the ball between twoWalton-Verona players.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

    Camels knockoff Bearcats

    Campbell County head coachBarrett C. Bradshaw givesinstructions to his team. CampbellCounty beat Walton-Verona 64-61Dec. 11 at Walton-Verona HighSchool in Walton.TONY TRIBBLE/FORTHE COMMUNITY RECORDER

    Campbell Countys Brandi Rice(14) shoots over Walton-VeronasZoe Luebbe. Campbell Countybeat Walton-Verona 64-61 Dec.11.TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITYRECORDER

    Campbell Countys Taylor Jollygrabs a rebound during theCamels game againWalton-Verona Dec. 11.TONYTRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY RECORDER



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    NewCath freshmansoftball tryoutsThe Newport Central Catho-

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    way with 24 points. Newport beat Day-

    ton 89-53 Dec. 12 to im-prove to 2-2. Paul Priceand Ethan Snapp had 25points each.

    Girls basketball BishopBrossartbeat

    Lloyd 61-35 Dec. 12 to go4-0.SarahFutscher ledtheway with 17 points.

    NewCath beat DixieHeights 57-43 Dec. 11 toimprove to 4-0.Nikki Kier-nan had 14 points andAlexus Mayes 13. NCCbeat Newport 68-44 in adistrict and conferencegame.

    Football Drew Houliston, a

    Highlands senior, is theLaRosasMVPof theWeekfor Dec. 10. He led High-lands toa13-2 recordanda

    Boys basketball Boone County beat

    Ryle66-58Dec.10 ina33rdDistrict seeding game.Boone improved to 3-0.Brenden Stanley had 18points. Boone beat Conner57-46 Dec. 13 in the teamssecond seeding game.Stanley led four Rebels indouble figures with 15points.

    Cooper beat Conner60-58Dec.10 in a 33rdDis-trict seeding game. SeanMcNeil had 21 points forCooper and Aaron Mor-gan 10. McNeil had three3-pointers. Samuel Hem-merich scored 29 for theCougars including three3-pointers of his own.

    St. Henry beat High-lands 58-44 Dec. 13. NickRechtin had 14 points andJordan Noble 13.

    Holmes beat Bros-sart 74-51 Dec. 10 to im-prove to 4-0. James Bol-

    den had a career-high 37points including three 3-pointers. QuintonChames had 16 points andDaequan Glover 11, in-cluding three 3-pointers.

    Bellevue beat Co-vingtonLatin69-11Dec.12.ZachBarretthad15points.BellevuebeatHeritage77-40 Dec. 10. AustinWoodyard led with 23points.

    Bishop Brossart fell74-51 to Holmes Dec. 10 todropto3-1.AlexTrentmanhad 20 points and DrewBurns 16.

    Campbell Countybeat Newport 59-47 Dec.13 to improve to 4-0.CoreyHolbrook had 24 points.beat Ludlow 73-47 Dec. 11.Blake Losey had 18 pointsincluding three3-pointers,Corey Holbrook 12 andxxx Jackson 11. Campbellbeat Calvary 102-38 in a37th District seedinggame. Holbrook led the

    Kentucky Class 4A staterunner-up finish this sea-son.

    On the season, he threwfor an impressive 4,027yards (ninth in state histo-ry) and 50 TDs (11th instate history). He remark-ably achieved these num-bers despite missing agame with an injury andfrequently played onlyhalf of a gamebecause theBluebirds were so farahead on the scoreboard.The Kentucky FootballCoaches Associationnamed him Class 4A dis-trict Player of the Year,withadditionalhonorscer-tain to follow.

    He is also an honorablemention all-NKY basket-ball player, who averaged11.2 points and 3.4 re-boundspergamelastyear.He notched big games vs.Seven Hills (29 points),Dixie Heights (23 points)and Bracken County (19

    points). Houliston is a Na-tional Honor Society stu-dent and is active in com-munity service.His favor-ite athlete is LeBronJames and his most-like-to-meet is Drew Brees.

    TMC Notes Thomas More Col-

    lege junior running backDomonique Hayden(Lexington, Ky./Lexing-ton Christian Academy)has been named to All-SouthRegion. Hayden, who wasnamed the 2013 Presi-dents Athletic Confer-ence (PAC) OffensivePlayer of the Year in No-vember, was a first teamselection. He led all ofNCAA Division III with aschool record 2,017 yardsrushing (201.7 yards pergame) on 242 carries andhad 25 touchdowns andalso had10 catches for 217yards and three touch-

    downs. Thomas More Col-

    lege sophomore forwardAustinJuniet (FortThom-as, Ky./Newport CentralCatholic) has been namedto the National SoccerCoaches Association ofAmerica (NSCAA)/Conti-nental Tire All-AmericanTeam. Juniet, who playedin all 20 matches for theSaints, was a second teamselection. He was secondontheteaminscoringwith18 points on seven goalsand four assists.

    NKU Notes The track and field

    teams started their indoorseasons at the Universityof Indianapolis. FormerNKUsoccer standoutAlli-son Ponzer, a SimonKen-tongraduate,participatedin her first college trackmeet and won the triplejump with a mark of 10.77meters.


    By James [email protected]

    The Alexandria Recorder askedreaders to send in pictures of their

    senior class athletes as part of theFall Senior Moments project. All

    photos will be part of an online pho-to gallery on


    Newport Central Catholic football teams seniors are, from left, Joanna Goldstein, Stephen Brooks, Kalvin Moore, JackSutkamp, John Caudill, Tommy Donnelly, Michael Runyon, Tyler Lyon, Nathan Kling, Mac Franzen, Wyatt Boberg, MattLenz, Nate Twehues and Kole Zenni.



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    Park plan is for the birdsI feel compelled to protest

    the proposed and passed res-olution toallowhuntingofCana-dian geese at A.J. Jolly Park theentire month of January. I feelthe people (taxpayers) of thecounty should have had a voteon whether this was the mostappropriate action that couldbetaken for the supposed problemposed by excessive goose ex-crement in the park.

    It appears that a secretive,private group, called the A.J.Jolly Development Commis-sion, has taken over the respon-sibilities of deciding how thepark should be utilized. Since asfar as I know these people havenot been appointed, like mem-bers of other boards in the area,or voted in, they should not besetting policy without publichearings. The first public hear-ing for the hunt is slated forDec. 18, but the decision has al-ready been made to have thehunt. Signs are already erected

    around the park warning of theimpending gunfire.

    I have always felt that theprimary purpose of parks is toallow people to have a rare op-portunity to experience nature;I love walking in the park andwatching the geese take flight,and glide along the water. Itstruly magnificent. If were go-ing to eliminate all forms of na-ture that are any kind of nui-sance to any person, we willsoon have no species sharingthis earth with us.

    There are many less drasticways to deter geese than killingthem; all the judge executiveshad to do was check a few web-sites offered by such organiza-tionsas theAudobonSociety. In-stead, they chose themost dras-tic, heartless, but probablymost popular (with local hunt-ers) method of dealing with theproblem. What will it be next,shoot dogs that leave their ex-crement in the park?

    Sean DetischAlexandria


    St. Vincent de Paul volun-teers visit the homes of neigh-bors in need and experience theheart-wrenching effects of pov-erty first hand. When a familyslips into distress, the pain is al-most tangible.

    Amother who lives in aWestSide Cincinnati neighborhood,worn down by worry becauseher utility bill is late and herchildren are sleeping on thecold floor. An adult man on thebrink of tears because his chil-drenhavenothing to eat for din-ner in their small city apart-ment. An elderly couple, livinginanEastSidesuburb, forced todecide between losing theirhome and foregoing their life-saving prescription medica-tions.

    Our communities have expe-rienced a lot of changes thisyear: food stamp cuts, healthcare changes, and an economythat seems to be turning aroundforsome,buthas leftmanyfam-ilies behind. We see the directeffects of these changes firsthand each day, the most devas-tating being the impact on chil-dren.

    Christmas is the time ofhope, love and miracles. Thereare few experiences in the lifeof a parent that can match see-ing the joy and excitement onthe face of your children open-ing presents on Christmas

    morning. Butfor parents inone out of fivelocal familiesin the GreaterCincinnati areawho are livingin poverty,Christmas canalso be a timeof hopeless-ness and de-spair. The par-

    ents we visit struggle year-roundtoprovidenotonly theba-sic necessities for their chil-dren, but also the sense ofstability and security that is soimportant to the well-being andhealthy development of a child.Every day, our volunteers visitthe homes of parents who workmultiple part-time jobs so theycan keep food on the table, orwho have sold the last of theirpossessions so that they cankeep the lights on.

    Imagine, then, the pit in thestomach of the parent who, inspite of their best efforts, has toexplain to their children whySantaClauswasnt able tomakeit to their house this year. AChristmas present representssomuchmore than a simple toy.It is a symbol of stability in atime of turmoil, of love and joyin a time of crisis. For the childand the parent alike, a Christ-mas present can mean the dif-

    ference between hope and de-spair.

    When our volunteers delivergifts to the homes of neighborsin need, they are blessed to wit-ness what one act of kindnesscanmean toa struggling family.Achildgigglingwith joyas theybounce on their new bed, amother with tears streamingdown her face as her childrensChristmas gifts are carried intoher home, a family gathered to-gether on Christmas morningwith hope for a brighter newyear.

    You can inspire hope andmake love grow in the hearts ofa family in need this Christmasby:

    Supporting Food From theHeart the next time you visit alocal Kroger. Ask your child topick out their favorite non-per-ishable food and place it in thebarrel at the door.

    Making adonation in honorof a loved one this Christmas. Agift of $100 will provide a bedfor a child sleeping on the floor.A donation of $50 will providegifts for a child this Christmas.

    Visit orcall 859-446-7723 to make a do-nation or lean more.

    Liz Carter is executive director,Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cincinnati.

    Helping can inspirejoy and love


    Gridlock in Washington,D.C., has often caused thebusiness community to won-der if we could ever see pro-gress on issues that couldhelpour businesses or communi-ties move forward. Increas-ing our energy independence,immigration reform, and taxreform need to be in the de-bate. Unfortunately, we won-

    der if our fed-eral officialscould agreethat the sky isblue. There isno willing-ness to col-laborate toreach mean-ingful solu-tion just adigging in ofheels.

    Frankfort,however, is not Washington.As we head into the 2014 Gen-eral Assembly and we havereasons for optimism.

    LastyearsGeneralAssem-bly saw lawmakers come to-gether to solve some of themost pressing issues facingKentuckys future. Ourschools dont receive enoughfundstobuytextbooksforstu-dents; our roads and bridgesare deteriorating and criticalpublic investments needs areunable to be met. More than$30 billion in unfunded liabil-ity to the public pension sys-tem limits the state frommeetingmanyof these obliga-tions. If thiswereWashington,there would no doubt havebeen a breakdown along polit-ical party lines and no resolu-tions. But Frankfort is notWashington and the GeneralAssembly worked with Gov.Beshear to make progress onthe pension issue. Althoughthe issue still needs somework, we are much closerthan ever before to a sustain-able fix.

    What the 2013 General As-semblyshowedwas thatelect-ed officials could come to-gether to be problem solvers.Its what we should all expect.

    Seeing this collaboration

    gives us confidence thatFrankfort will come togetheragain in 2014. For our busi-nesses and communities inNorthern Kentucky, the fol-lowing issues need to be ad-dressed:

    The Bridge. Weve seenunprecedented collaborationbetween governors Beshearand Kasich, and look to ourN.Ky. caucus towork todevel-op a fair financing plan.Enough talk. The time is nowto move forward for the safe-ty of our residents, health ofour businesses and the re-gions competitiveness.

    Taxmodernization.Toat-tract new jobs and retain ex-isting ones, the Common-wealth must put into place atax code that reflects a 21stcentury economy. Many goodrecommendations are on thetable so its time to act.

    New revenue throughexpanding gaming. Gaming isalready here. For NorthernKentucky gaming is as closeas one mile across the OhioRiver. Give people the chanceto vote on whether we keepour dollars here or send themto neighboring states to pavetheir roads and build theirschools.

    Being a legislator is hardwork. Unlike Washington, itsa part-time job. Legislatorshave full-time jobs backhomewith other responsibilities,but give those up each Janu-ary to represent us in Frank-fort. Leading into this session,lets take a minute to recog-nize that Frankfort is not D.C.

    In Frankfort, our legisla-ture has learned the benefitsof working together ratherthan have partisan debatesthatonlyharmconstituents. Ifyou see a legislator, thankthemfor theirservice,andtellthem you look forward to see-ing the same level of coopera-tionwithmore results in 2014.

    Steve Stevens is the president andCEO of the Northern KentuckyChamber of Commerce.

    General Assemblyshows reasons forbeing optimistic


    At this time of year, many ofus find ourselves more deeplyin prayer. Interceding for lostlovedones, praying for theheal-ing of a sick friend, and plead-ing with God to take us to thenext level in our walk with him.

    Yet, when our prayers seemtogounanswered,wecaneasilybecome discouraged. Could itbe that there is somethingmiss-ing in my prayer life? Possibly.Often our prayers are nothingmore than a long list of requestssent up to God with a shortthank you, youre the best (ifyou answer my prayers) at theend.

    As the parent of a pre-teenand two other children who arekeenly aware that Christmas isa less than a week away, itsbeen a long time since a conver-sation around this house hasntstarted with, You know what Ireally want for Christmas?What joy it would bring me ifone of them approached eithertheir father or me with genuinegratitude on their lips, Mom,Dad, I truly appreciate the wayyou have taken care of us thisyear. The many ways you pro-vided for our family, encour-aged us, loved on us, and for-

    gave us whenwemessedup.Even if it fol-lowed with,Now, youknow what Ireally want forChristmas?my husbandand I would beover the moon.

    At least thenwewould know

    that theyhavesomesenseof thefact that it is hard work to carefor and raise a family. I thinkGodmust feel the sameway.Hewants more than a list of what Iwant and need. (He alreadyknows, by the way.) He wants aheartfelt conversation; proofthat I amreflecting onwho I amin him, realizing the awesomepower that he holds, and com-pletelyreleasingmyselfandmyburdens to his care.

    Recently I cameacross someprinciples for effective inter-cession, written by CharlesStanley. Stanley shares how wecan be more effective in ourprayers for self and loved ones:

    If we want our prayers tobe effective, they must flowfrom a heart that is in step with

    God. I must confess any sin andbitterness I am harboring andask God to giveme the compas-sion, love and forgiveness forothers that he so easily shareswith me.

    Pray that God will revealyour loved ones deepest needs,so that you can intercede effec-tively. We sometimes assumewe know what another personneeds. But God knows best.

    Persevere. Endure in yourprayer life, my friend. And if/when you do become discour-aged believe the words ofJames 5:15, 16; And the prayerof faith will save the sick, andthe Lord will raise him up. Andif he has committed sins, hewillbe forgiven. Confess your tres-passes one to another, and prayfor oneanother, that youmaybehealed. The effective, ferventprayer of a righteous manavails much.

    Julie House is a former resident ofCampbell County. She is also thefounder of Equipped Ministries, aChrist-centered health and wellnessprogram with a focus on weight loss.She can be reached at 859-802-8965or on

    A prayer for Christmas


    Campbell County RotaryClubMeeting time: NoonWednesdaysWhere: Highland Country Club, 931

    Alexandria Pike, Fort ThomasContact: Arnd Rehfuss, arnd-

    [email protected], 859-635 5088Description: Rotary welcomes new

    members who enjoy community service.

    Disabled AmericanVeterans Auxiliary

    Meeting time: 7 p.m. third Tuesday ofeach monthWhere: DAV national headquarters,

    3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold SpringContact: Commander Kim Hemple-

    man, 859-781-6110

    Fort ThomasWomansClubMeeting time: 11:30 a.m. second

    Wednesday of each monthWhere: Fort Thomas Womens Club

    House, 8 North Fort Thomas Ave., Fort

    ThomasContact: Flo Grey, 859-441-3555Description: Primary mission is to

    provide scholarships for high schoolseniors in the city.

    Southgate Super SeniorsMeeting time: 1 p.m. third Thursday

    of each month.Where: Southgate Community Center,

    301W. Walnut in SouthgateContact: President Vivian Auteri at




    The Home Builders Associa-tion of Northern Kentuckypresented its annual awardsat a ceremony Dec. 6 at TripleCrown Country Club in Union.

    Our annual awards are pre-sented to individuals that exempli-fyexcellence inbusinessanddedi-cation to our industry and associa-tion, said Brian Miller, executivevice president of the Home Build-ers Association of Northern Ken-tucky. Membership, communityservice, advocacy and associationactivity are rewarded to thesemembers to show them not onlyour gratitude for their service butto hold them up as an example toother members and the public.These individuals are stars withinour organization and are to becommended for the traits thatmake themnot only leaderswithinour ranks but in the community aswell.

    Builder of the Year, PaulMetzger

    Metzgers dedication and hardwork as the 2013-2014 president ofthe Home Builders AssociationsLand Development Council hasculminated in a series of success-ful advocacy initiatives involvingplanning commissions, water dis-tricts, Sanitation District 1, envi-ronmental regulations, and pow-ered utilities across NorthernKentucky. These efforts have aid-ed housing affordability and en-sured a more business friendlyregulatory environment in our re-gion.

    Associate of the Year, WaltDunlevy

    As 2013 associate vice presi-dent, Dunlevy has demonstratedvalued leadership at the associa-tion. Additionally, Dunlevy is thechairmanof theassociationsState& Local Government Committeewhere he leads the delivery of theassociations message to electedand appointed officials in North-ern Kentucky and throughout theCommonwealth. He also serves inmany capacities throughout theorganization as a leading voice inmembership recruitment and re-tention, associate representationwithin the association and an ex-pert inbuildingcodesandmaterialsupply.

    Community LeadershipAward, Matth. Toebben

    Toebben, accepted by his sonJohnToebben (left).Mr. Toebbenssupport forhis industryandHomeBuildersAssociation iscarriedoutbeyond involvement with the or-ganization. He is passionate andsupportive of many effortsthroughout the region includingalzheimers causes, education, andyouth causes.

    Home Builders AssociationMembership Award, Rob Stone

    The Home Builders Associa-tion created a new award in orderto recognize outstanding servicefocusing on membership recruit-ment and retention. The inauguralwinner of this award is Rob Stoneof C.K. Ash Insurance. Stone is aperennialparticipantoftheassoci-ations membership recruitmentand retention efforts and has re-cently earned his 300d spike level,a designation created by the Na-tional Association of Home Build-ers to reward excellence in mem-bership activity.

    Themissionof theHomeBuild-ers Association of Northern Ken-tucky is to promote and enhancethe integrity and visibility of theconstruction industry and themembers of the organizationthrough advocacy, communica-tion,educationandpoliticalaction.

    2013 Home Builders Association President Adam Chaney, of Terrace Holdings, right, presents the 2013 Builder of the Year Award to PaulMetzger of Fischer Homes.PROVIDED


    presents annualawards

    Home Builders Association of Northern Kentucky Executive VicePresident Brian Miller, left, presents the 2013 Associate of the YearAward to Walt Dunlevy, of Forge Lumber.PROVIDED

    Home Builders Association State & Local Government CommitteeChairmanWalt Dunlevy, right, presents the 2013 CommunityLeadership Award to John Toebben, who accepted on behalf of hisfather Matth.PROVIDED

    The inauguralwinner ofHome BuildersAssociationMembershipAward is RobStone of C.K.Ash Insurance,left, acceptingthe awardform 2013Home BuildersAssociationPresidentAdam Chaney.PROVIDED


    FRIDAY, DEC. 20Dining EventsNewport Elks Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge,3704 Alexandria Pike, Dinnerincludes fish, slaw and choice offries, onion rings or macaroniand cheese. Beer, wine and sodafor dining room. Carryoutavailable. Benefits Newport ElksLodge 273. $8.50 dinner, $6sandwich. Through Dec. 27.859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

    Drink TastingsFridayWine Tasting, 4-8 p.m.,D.E.P.s Fine Wine & Spirits FortThomas, 424 Alexandria Pike,Free. 859-781-8105; Fort Thomas.

    Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-8p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, 1600 Montague Road,Layout features Lionel trainsand Plasticville. More than 250feet of track. Patrons welcometo operate more than 30 acces-sories from buttons on layout.Through Jan. 19. Included withadmission: $7, $6 ages 60 andup, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 andunder. 859-491-4003; Coving-ton.Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Newport onthe Levee, Holiday decorationsthroughout Aquarium. Un-derwater Santa show alongsidesharks, shark rays and Denverthe Sea Turtle. Through Jan. 1.Included with admission: $23,$15 ages 2-12, free under age 2.800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1Levee Way, Featuring more thanone million LED lights dancingin synchronization to holidaymusic. Lights dance every 20minutes. Through Jan. 5. Free.859-291-0550; Newport.Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m.,Creation Museum, 2800 Bullitts-burg Church Road, Featuringfree live nativity, lights and livedramas. Free. 800-778-3390; Peters-burg.Newport Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, 1 Levee Way,Special holiday attraction fea-tures unique train displays aswell as true-to-size model of realtrain and other activities for allages. Through Jan. 5. $5. 859-291-0550; Newport.

    Holiday - TreesHilltop Pines Tree Farm, 9a.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, 7379Stonehouse Road, Scotch pineup to 10 feet. Balled-and-bur-lapped Norway, blue spruce andwhite pine. Also Canaan andBalsam fir; 6-10 feet. Shaking,netting, pine roping and sawsavailable. Tailgating for largegroups allowed. Free candycanes for children. $35 and up,balled-and-burlapped; $25cut-your-own any size. 513-673-8415.Melbourne.Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, 14300Salem Creek Road, Cut-your-own-Christmas-trees. Douglas fir6-12 feet. Workers will helpload. Twine to tie tree on vehi-cles provided. Dress for weather.Call for appointments duringweek. $40-$75. 859-380-4954.Grant County.

    Music - ChoralDickens Carolers, 6:30-8:30p.m., Newport on the Levee, 1Levee Way, Riverwalk Level.859-291-0550; www.newporton- Newport.

    SATURDAY, DEC. 21Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, Included with admis-sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under.859-491-4003; Covington.Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m.,Creation Museum, Free. 800-778-3390; Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550; Holiday Sing-a-Long, 3-4p.m., Stoneys Gift & FrameShoppe, 323 W. Sixth St., In-struments provided for children.Free. Presented by MainStrasseMerrymakers. 859-655-9571; Village.

    Holiday - TreesHilltop Pines Tree Farm, 9a.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35and up, balled-and-burlapped;$25 cut-your-own any size.513-673-8415.Melbourne.Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40-$75. 859-380-4954. Grant Coun-ty.

    Karaoke and OpenMicKaraoke, 8-11:30 p.m., South-gate VFW, 6 Electric Ave., WithDJ Ted McCracken. Free. Pre-sented by VFW Post 3186. 859-441-9857. Southgate.

    Music - ChoralDickens Carolers, 6:30-8:30p.m., Newport on the Levee,859-291-0550; Newport.

    SUNDAY, DEC. 22Community EventsCountry Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1p.m. Fort Thomas MasonicLodge 808 F&AM, 37 North FortThomas Ave. Open to the public.

    Breakfast entrees include eggs,bacon, spam, sausage, goetta,biscuits and gravy, waffles,pancakes with strawberry orblueberry topping and whippedcream, grits, potatoes, toast,and more. Cost is $7 for adultsand $4 for children. 859-694-3027. Fort Thomas.

    Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m.,Behringer-Crawford Museum,Included with admission: $7, $6ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17;free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Live Nativity, 6-8 p.m., Bullitts-ville Christian Church, 3094Petersburg Road, Drive up orstop and visit in church forholiday refreshments and fel-lowship. Free. 859-689-7215.Bullittsville.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.Newport Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550;

    Holiday - TreesHilltop Pines Tree Farm, 9a.m.-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35and up, balled-and-burlapped;$25 cut-your-own any size.513-673-8415.Melbourne.Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40-$75. 859-380-4954. Grant Coun-ty.

    Karaoke and OpenMicDJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30a.m., Millers Fill Inn, 52 Donner-meyer Drive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

    MONDAY, DEC. 23Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, Included with admis-sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under.859-491-4003; Covington.Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.

    Holiday - TreesHilltop Pines Tree Farm,noon-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35and up, balled-and-burlapped;$25 cut-your-own any size.513-673-8415.Melbourne.

    Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40-$75. 859-380-4954. Grant Coun-ty.

    Karaoke and OpenMicOpenMic, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., TheSouthgate House Revival, 111 E.Sixth St., The Lounge. Award-winning open mic featuressinger-songwriters, comedians,marimba players, storytellersand more. Ages 21 and up.859-431-2201; Newport.

    On Stage - ComedyUnderbellys Christmas Spec-tacular, 9:30-11 p.m., The South-gate House Revival, 111 E. SixthSt., The Revival Room. Reunitingcast for evening of stand-upcomedians doing everythingexcept stand-up. Sketches,music, poetry, dance, improvand questionable impressions.Ages 21 and up. $7. Reservationsrecommended. 859-431-2201;

    TUESDAY, DEC. 24Dining EventsWhite Christmas Eve Candle-light Buffet, 4-9 p.m., VitosCafe, 654 Highland Ave., Suite29, All white food menu andholiday music. $35, $15 ages3-10, free ages 2 and under; plustax and service. 859-442-9444.Fort Thomas.

    Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-2p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, Included with admis-sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under.859-491-4003; Covington.Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Newport Express HolidayDepot, noon-6 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550;

    Holiday - TreesHilltop Pines Tree Farm,noon-5 p.m., Hilltop Pines, $35and up, balled-and-burlapped;$25 cut-your-own any size.513-673-8415.Melbourne.Miclberg Tree Farm, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Miclberg Tree Farm, $40-$75. 859-380-4954. Grant Coun-ty.

    Music - BluesOpen Jam, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,Millers Fill Inn, 52 DonnermeyerDrive, Free. 859-431-3455; Bellevue.

    Music - DJDevout Wax, 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.,The Southgate House Revival,111 E. Sixth St., The Lounge.Vinyl night. Margaret and

    Jonathan spin eclectic wax.Including an all spin-by-requestset, bring your own records.Also, local/regional-only set.Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

    WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25Merry Christmas

    THURSDAY, DEC. 26Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, Included with admis-sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under.859-491-4003; Covington.Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.Newport Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550;

    Music - CabaretDon Fangman, 6:30-9 p.m.,Knotty Pine On The Bayou, 6302Licking Pike, Don Fangman singsFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin,Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond,Michael Buble and AndreaBocelli. Free. 859-781-2200. ColdSpring.

    Music - CountryOriginal Hillbilly Thursdays, 10p.m.-2 a.m., The SouthgateHouse Revival, 111 E. Sixth St.,The Lounge. Country, bluegrass,Americana and old fashionedhillbilly music. Different artisteach week. Includes 50 cents offJack Daniels. Ages 21 and up.Free. 859-431-2201; Newport.

    Music - WorldAlpen Echos, 7:30-11 p.m.,Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St.,Free. 859-491-7200; New-port.

    FRIDAY, DEC. 27Dining EventsNewport Elks Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Elks Lodge,$8.50 dinner, $6 sandwich.

    859-441-1273. Cold Spring.

    Drink TastingsFridayWine Tasting, 4-8 p.m.,D.E.P.s Fine Wine & Spirits FortThomas, Free. 859-781-8105; FortThomas.

    Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-8p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, Included with admis-sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under.859-491-4003; Covington.Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m.,Creation Museum, Free. 800-778-3390; Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550;

    SATURDAY, DEC. 28Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5p.m., Behringer-CrawfordMuseum, Included with admis-sion: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under.859-491-4003; Covington.Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.Christmas Town, 5-8 p.m.,Creation Museum, Free. 800-778-3390; Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550;

    Karaoke and OpenMicKaraoke, 8-11:30 p.m., South-gate VFW, Free. 859-441-9857.Southgate.

    Music - RockBenWalz Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.,JerZees Pub and Grub, 708Monmouth St., Free. 859-491-3500;

    SUNDAY, DEC. 29Holiday - ChristmasHoliday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m.,Behringer-Crawford Museum,Included with admission: $7, $6ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17;free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,Newport Aquarium, Includedwith admission: $23, $15 ages2-12, free under age 2. 800-406-3474; Newport.Light Up the Levee, 6:10-11:50p.m., Newport on the Levee,Free. 859-291-0550; Newport.Newport Express HolidayDepot, noon-8 p.m., Newporton the Levee, $5. 859-291-0550;

    Karaoke and OpenMicDJ-led Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1:30a.m., Millers Fill Inn, Free.859-431-3455; Bellevue.


    The Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation present square-dance lessons, 7:30-9:30 p.m.,Sunday, Dec. 22, at Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, in Covington. Casual dress and smooth-soled shoes. $5.859-441-9155; PHOTO

    The Newport Express Holiday Depot at Newport on theLevee features train displays as well as a life-sized model ofa train and other activities for all ages. Through Jan. 5. $5.859-291-0550; PHOTO

    Theres less than a week to get a tree in time for Christmas.Hilltop Pines in Melbourne, 513-673-8415, and Miclberg inBoone County, 859-380-4954, are among the local treefarms.FILE PHOTO

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    The upcoming schedule forAbdominal Aortic Aneurysm,Carotid Artery Disease, PeripheralArterial Disease, and the NEWCardiac Age Health Riskscreenings includes:

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    A lot of us have lifeinsurance policies, butmay not be aware of allthe provisions in the pol-icy. One area woman saidnot knowing about a pro-vision in her husbandspolicy has cost her a lot ofmoney.

    Kathy Thompson ofBridgetown said shesupset with the life insur-ance company and her-self for not realizing akeymoney-saving provi-sion was in the policy.Thompson said of herhusband, He becamedisabled about two and ahalf years ago and who

    thinks oflooking atyour insur-ance pol-icy. Re-cently, theinsurancecompanycalled andthey want-ed to sellus more

    insurance.The life insurance

    policy is a small one, just$9,000, and is one of sev-eral her husband bought.What she didnt remem-ber, until the agent re-minded her, was the pol-

    icy contains a disabilitywaiver. she said the agenttold her, You have adisclaimer on your policywhere if hes disabledwell pay his premiums. Isaid, Really?

    Thompson said theproblemwas, even afterexamining that policy, thewaiver wasnt very clear.Theres different col-umns and theyve gotsuicide exclusions.Theyve got all thesetitles over here buttheres nothing aboutdisability. You have toreally, really look for it,she said.