Friday, May 30, 2014

Music Legends Concert June 5th at Tower Park


A few Fort Thomas Summer Staples are commencing in the next week.

First, the Friday Farmer's Market starts today. Also, Fort Thomas Central will be holding Artisan Markets that correspond with this schedule. 

Then next Thursday, the Amphitheater Concert series begins with a bang when Northern Kentucky inducts members into their music hall of fame. If you go to one concert this year at Tower Park, this will be the one to go to.

Gallery to Go will be holding "Art in the Park" as well at these concerts. Here's a list of the themes:



June 5: BAND:  NKY Legends 
ART: The Family Canvas - Come create a work of art with your whole family.

Boro-bound! Highlands rallies for first-ever region championship

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands seventh-grade second baseman Rachel Gabbard makes a play in Thursday's 9th Region championship game. Gabbard had a key two-run double to lift the Ladybirds to their first-ever region championship, 8-7 over Notre Dame.
Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands junior Payton Leighty makes a catch in the championship game.
Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands sophomore Bailey Spencer delivers to the plate in the regional championship game. Spencer came back nine days from Appendix surgery to help Highlands to the title.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – One giant mountain stood in the way of a trip to the Commonwealth’s version of the softball promised land.

The Highlands Ladybirds had taken care of the other 9th Region powers. But they needed to figure out a way to end a six-game losing streak to the defending region champion Notre Dame Pandas to nab their first 9th Region crown in their first-ever appearance in the title game. That included a 3-0 Panda win in last year’s 9th Region semifinals.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tower Park Hosts the Relay for Life of Campbell County




Tower Park will be home to this year's Relay for Life of Campbell County on May 30-31. People from all throughout the Northern Kentucky area will be coming together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Since cancer doesn't sleep, the Relay for Life event won't sleep either. The event lasts all night beginning on Friday, May 30 at 5:00pm and finishing up at 6:00am on Saturday, May 31.
Relay for Life has been hosted by several Northern Kentucky cities in previous years. This year, the board chose to bring Relay for Life to Fort Thomas, and asked several Fort Thomas residents to help coordinate the event. I spoke with Linda Stapleton Slone about this year's event. Slone serves on The Relay for Life of Campbell County board, while also working as Relay for Life's event coordinator and publicist. Slone and will also be running the “Win for Quinn” booth during the event. Needless to say, she's full of insider knowledge of this year's event.

Highlands Middle School Teachers Selected to Attend National Workshop

Highlands Middle School/FTIS
Highlands Middle School math teachers Jill Terlau and Kathy Donelan have been accepted to attend a fully funded Math Teachers’ Circle workshop in Palo Alto, CA.

Fort Thomas Dairy Bar Opens

Menu from the Convenient Dairy Bar

My friend, Mark, just died a little inside. He pulled me aside a few summers ago and told me his million dollar idea. "Fort. Thomas. Dairy. Bar," he whispered. "But don't you dare say anything to anyone. This one is mine."

Well, Convenient in the Towne Centre beat him to the punch. The pocket park setting on the corner of Lumley and N. Fort Thomas Avenue provides a nice setting, but can the new addition compete with the summer staple on Route 8 in Silver Grove? 

Only time will tell. 

Bluebirds come up short in region title game

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands Designated Hitter Kenny Ball (left) reached third ahead of the tag of Conner third baseman Jacob Owens (50). Highlands lost in the 9th Region championship, 3-0 Wednesday.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

FLORENCE – They made their second appearance in the 9th Region title game in two years Wednesday.

But unfortunately for the Highlands Bluebirds baseball team, two words have kept the Bluebirds (22-18) from bringing the elusive gold trophy back to Fort Thomas. That’s clutch hitting.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Junior Football Combine/Assessment

Football  Combine / Assessment
                                                                 
Who Should Attend and When:
Student athletes playing high school football next season – Combine Date, Saturday, May 31st  at 9:00am
Jr. High and Middle school student athletes – Combine Date, Saturday, June 7th at 1:00pm

What to Expect:
Student Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in the following drills: (gym shoes only – NO cleats)
Height / Weight Measurements
40-yard dash – The marquee event of any combine that requires speed and explosion.
› Bench Press / Push Ups – A test of strength – Number of reps within 30 seconds.
› Vertical Jump – A test of lower body power from a flat footed position.
› Broad Jump – A test of an athlete's lower-body explosion and strength.
› 3 Cone Drill – A test of an athlete's ability to change directions at a high speed.
› Shuttle Run – Known as the 5-10-5 this tests is the athlete's lateral quickness in short areas.

What you will Receive:
The results of each of the drills providing a baseline in all of the important football metrics.
An email with an assessment of the results and a plan for how to improve in any areas of need.
T-Shirt with a number that will identify you during each drill.
Exposure to college and high school coaches in attendance.

How to Register: (space is limited in each combine)
Cost:        $20.00 per student athlete
Register:  Online at nextlevelnky.com,  call 859-291-3000,  email nextlevelnky@gmail.com, or
                  Return this form to   Next Level Academy, 419 Licking Pk., Wilder, KY  41071

Player’s Name ___________________________________  Player’s school ______________________
Player’s birth date  _______________   Player’s likely position next season ______________________
Player’s Shirt Size  ______  Player’s current grade level  ______  Player’s School _________________
Parents’ Name (Mom)_______________________________(Dad)______________________________
Player’s Address ______________________________________________________________________
Mom’s email ___________________________Dad’s email ____________________________________
Mom’s Phone   ______________________

Chuck & Mary Lou Keller Named 2014 July 4th Parade Grand Marshals

Mary Lou & Chuck Keller/Facebook

Soon-to-be-retired Highlands High School English teacher Chuck Keller and his wife Mary Lou Keller have been named Grand Marshals for the 2014 Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade.

NKY Hates Heroin to host 5K to combat heroin epidemic

NKY Hates Heroin will host a 5K Run & Walk sponsored by St. Elizabeth on Saturday, June 7.

The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. at Simon Kenton High School.

Planning Commission Approves New Subdivision on Newman Ave.

139 Newman Ave., the site of 3 new properties to be developed in Fort Thomas

The Planning Commission has approved the development of three new properties at what is currently 139 Newman Avenue.

Bluebirds win bizarre region semifinal contest

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands junior Alex Veneman scores under Dixie Heights catcher Seth Caple while teammate Jake Whitford (4) prepares to congratulate him. The Bluebirds won 7-4.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

FLORENCE – Head Coach Jeremy Baioni said it sometimes takes luck to advance in the postseason.

Baioni’s Highlands Bluebirds baseball team received that and a whole lot more in the 9th Region semifinal win over the Dixie Heights Colonels, 7-4 Tuesday. Highlands scored that many runs off seven Colonel errors among other things in the win at University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium.

Ladybirds make history with 25th win of year

Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands first baseman Brennah Dutcher comes through a clutch hit in Tuesday's 9th Region semifinal game against Boone County. The Ladybirds won 6-3 to advance to the regional championship for the first time in school history.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – The objective changed from taking care of the underdog to making history.

This marked the third appearance in the 9th Region semifinals for the Highlands Ladybirds fastpitch softball program. But in its 14-year history, Highlands had yet to advance past the 9th Region semifinals.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blue Marble Books Celebrating 35 Years as an Independent Bookseller

BLUE MARBLE BOOKS CELEBRATING 35 YEARS AS AN INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER!
Two-week celebration in June to include readings, photo ops, ice cream socials, and prizes.

May 27, 2014 - Ft. Thomas, Kentucky We at Blue Marble Books are so excited for our 35th anniversary in June that we are dedicating the first two weeks of June to celebrate it! We have quite a few exciting events planned, but please note that some of the events require a reservation, so plan accordingly as we have limited space.

Mason's perfect game helps Highlands back to semifinals



Allen Ramsey Photo. Highlands eighth-grader Miranda Mason winds up and delivers in Monday's 9th Region Quarterfinal contest against Covington Holy Cross. Mason threw the first perfect game in school history in the 14-0 Highlands win.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – The Highlands Ladybirds softball team hope to be in this position more down the road.

Highands (24-11) came into Monday’s 9th Region quarterfinal tournament as heavy favorites against the Covington Holy Cross Lady Indians (13-20). They showed it by run-ruling the visitors, 14-0 in five innings to advance to the semifinals for the second straight year and third time since 2008.

Highlands explodes for another postseason win


Jennifer Jones Photo. Highlands second baseman Evan Allen tracks down a pop-up in Monday's game against Beechwood. The Bluebirds exploded for 15 hits in their 9th Region quarterfinal win over the Tigers.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

FLORENCE – They learned their lesson from a year ago.

The Highlands Bluebirds baseball team saw the St. Henry Crusaders come out throwing punches. Highlands responded, but the Crusaders won the 9th Region quarterfinal contest, 3-2 behind ace pitcher Mitch Kuebbing.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

BREAKING: Edyn Palmer Reportedly Safe and Back Home


At about 2:30 AM, the Facebook group created to help "Bring Edyn Palmer Back Home" reported that she had returned home and is safe.

The teen had been missing for almost a week and groups had mobilized to form a search committee that was to occur today at 1:00.

FTM will attempt to contact the admins of the page to confirm this information. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fort Thomas Teen Still Missing; More Information Becomes Available

MISSING: Edyn Palmer 
The search continues for Fort Thomas teen, Edyn Palmer. A Facebook group (click here to like) has been established and more information is beginning to come in.

From a flyer on the page:

- The last confirmed sighting was last Sunday (5-18) at 4:57 PM at Convenient in the Towne Center. There is video footage available.

- She does not have a cell phone.

- She does not have any social media pages.

- As of now, there are no leads on who she could be with.

- She suffers from a mental illness and needs medication daily. Without those medications should could make irrational decisions.

Rechtin Invites Pendery to Debate

Ken Rechtin, Democrat
"Let's you and I get down to business."

So said an eager Ken Rechtin, Democratic candidate for Campbell County Judge/Executive, in a letter to Republican Steve Pendery, inviting the 15-year incumbent to a series of debates to be held this fall.

In the letter, which Rechtin wrote the same day Campbell County Republicans stuck with Pendery as their pick for the county's top job, the Democrat proposes three debates, one in each the northern, central, and southern portions of the county.

The topics Rechtin suggests the opponents discuss for the voters are familiar terrain for Pendery and voters alike:

  • economic development in Campbell County
  • fighting the region's growing heroin addiction problem
  • the role of government in private markets
  • funding county services
  • the relationship between county and other governments

Pendery defeated primary challenger Kevin on Tuesday by approximately 700 votes, less than a 10% margin, but he's in no rush. He told the Enquirer, "The election is a long way off. There's no reason to be in a big hurry. I just got the first election over with."


Steve Pendery, Republican

Rechtin is no stranger to county government, currently serving on Campbell County Fiscal Court as county commissioner. 

"This is a pivotal election, with the future of Campbell County at stake," Rechtin wrote. "It is our responsibility to present the voters with a clear and honest voice."

Shop Memorial Day Sales for the Perfect Father's Day Gift

Take advantage of the Memorial Day sales and get a jump start on the perfect Father's Day gift! Last year, my husband and I gave one of the cutest, manly gifts to his father.


Friday, May 23, 2014

BREAKING: FTPD Warns of New Phone Scam



The FTPD has issued a warning about a current telephone scam being attempted in the area.

2013/2014 Archery Report for Deer Control in Fort Thomas Issued

Increased Hunting Hours Still Yield Higher Amount of Vehicle Crashes
Photo credit: Heather Hall

Fort Thomas began crafting ordinances to deal with the increasing deer population in 2007. Since then council members have come and gone, revisions and nuances of the ordinance have been enacted and countless hours of debate have occurred.

Most recently in October of 2013, council amended the ordinance once again to allow the discharge of arrows from a half-hour before sunrise to 10:00 AM and to allow owners of contiguous lots cumulatively three acres in size to combine their lots.

There were three applications submitted to the city seeking permission to combine lots, with two of those lots receiving approval.

The determining factor for gauging the effectiveness of the programs is the numbers of deer-related vehicle accidents that have occurred in the city. There were 27 reported accidents during 2013, which was an increase of seven accidents from 2012.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Joins Host of Democrats in Bellevue Today


Come and be part of this Celebration of Unity and Election 2014 kick-off! Thursday, May 22, 2014 5p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join candidates, campaign workers, Democratic faithful old and new, as we come together as one to kick off the November General Election. The post-primary rally and pot luck begins at 5:00 and will end around 8 p.m. Meet and greet other Democrats from across the county as we get to know eachanother and hear from our great slate of 15 Democratic candidates and invited special guests, including Adam Edelen, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts; County Clerk Jack Snodgrass, Commonwealth Attorney Michelle Snodgrass,retired state representative Bill Donnermeyer; and formerJudge Executive Ken Paul and retired State Representative Terry Mann with State Representative Dennis Keene as master of ceremonies.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is expected to speak around 5:00 Before Attending an Event in Cincinnati

Thursday, May 22 – 5:00–8 p.m.
Bellevue Vets, 523 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073
Cash bar available.

Please feel welcome to invite your friends and neighbors who believe in the values and principles of the Democratic Party from Campbell, Kenton, and Boone, and our colleagues from surrounding counties, to join this celebration.

Highlands names new head volleyball coach

Highlands High School has selected Katelyn Sallee as the new Head Volleyball Coach. Sallee is currently a mathematics teacher at HHS.

Sallee has a strong foundation in volleyball as a five-year starter at Simon Kenton High School where she won recognition as a District MVP, received All-State awards, National All-Tournament team awards, a National title and was named MVP of a National Invitational.

Fort Thomas Teen Still Missing

MISSING: Edyn Nicole Palmer

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- A 16-year-old girl has been missing since Saturday and Fort Thomas police are hoping someone knows where she is.

Edyn Nicole Palmer was last seen at 4:30 p.m. alone in vicinity of Highland Hills Park wearing basketball shorts and a bright green tank top. She was also carrying a jean bag and wears glasses, Fort Thomas police said.

Palmer is described as 5-feet-3-inches tall with brownish-red hair, brown eyes and weighing about 188 pounds. She also has a long scare down the length of her right forearm.

Family members said she needs to take medication daily and suffers from mental illness.
If anyone has seen Palmer they are asked to call the Campbell County Dispatch Center at 859-292-3622 or dial 911.

Passenger in Memorial Parkway Vehicle Crash Passes Away

Robert Cowie. Source: DMEfuneral.com
Robert Cowie, who was injured in a two-car collision on Memorial Parkway last Wednesday, died from his injuries yesterday at University Hospital.

Cowie's grandson, Randy Runyan, was also killed in the crash. Runyan was the 2011 Highlands valedictorian and had just finished his junior year at Wake Forest University.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Runyan's honor. Donations can be made at any Fifth Third Bank location under the Randall Clinton Runyan scholarship fund.

Cowie's obituary:

Highlands sees no change in draft district football alignment, NC does



File Photo. The Highlands Bluebirds (white jerseys) move up to 5A in the same district with CovCath, Dixie Heights and Grant County in 2015 while Newport Central Catholic remains in the same district minus Bishop Brossart. The Bluebirds will take on Scott County and Louisville St. Xavier in 2015.
By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

Both state powers will see completely new districts starting in 2015.

In the case of the 22-time state champion Highlands Bluebirds, nothing changed from the original draft. The Bluebirds will move up to Class 5A, District 5 with arch-rival Covington Catholic, Dixie Heights and Grant County. Highlands has been in Class 4A, District 7 the past three years.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fifth Annual Rolling Thunder Ride Honors Vets, MIA and POW

Wednesday marked the fifth annual Rolling Thunder parade for veterans, prisoners of war and those who are missing in action.

Rolling Thunder Inc. has been honoring and bringing attention to POW and those missing in action for 26 years.      

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Campbell County Primary Election Results


Campbell Co. Judge-Executive (Republican Primary)
Steve Pendery (i) 4432 
Kevin Sell 3704

Campbell Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (Republican Primary)
Brian D. Painter 5103 
Gail Otto 2250


Campbell Co. Commissioner Dist. 2 (Republican Primary)
Pete Garrett 3425
Charlie "Coach" Coleman 4126 

Campbell Co. Commissioner Dist. 3 (Democratic Primary)
Mark Ramler 2725 
David Amanns 1311

State Senator - District 24 (Republican Primary)
Brandon N. Voelker 1848
Deb Sheldon 2085
Will Schroder 4111 

Sheriff (Republican Primary)
Jeff Kidwell (i) 3496
Mike Jansen 4550 

Sheriff (Democratic Primary)
Scott Hildebrand 2551
Michael C. O'Day, Sr. 1867

Jailer (Republican Primary)
David Joseph Guidugli 2797
James A. Daley (i) 5029 

County Clerk (Republican Primary)
Stu Stormer 1960
Jim Luersen 5044 

County Clerk (Democratic Primary)
Marc Muench 3199 
Rob Rummel 1098

Property Value Administrator (Republican Primary)
Daniel Kent Braun 5563
Tamara Bauwens 1643

Constable - 1st Magisterial District ​(Republican Primary)
David Arthur 1101
Ken Warden 1983 

Constable - 3rd Magisterial District (Democratic Primary)
James "Jim" Peluso 815 
Jim Delaney 508

Justice of the Peace - 1st Magisterial District (Democratic Primary)
Ginger O. Paul 1196 
Rajiim A. Gross 271

Fort Thomas police search for missing 16 year old


FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- A 16-year-old girl has been missing since Saturday and Fort Thomas police are hoping someone knows where she is.

Edyn Nicole Palmer was last seen at 4:30 p.m. wearing basketball shorts and a bright green tank top. She was also carrying a jean bag, Fort Thomas police said.

Palmer is described as 5-feet-3-inches tall with brownish-red hair, brown eyes and weighing about 188 pounds.

If anyone has seen Palmer they are asked to call the Campbell County Dispatch Center at 859-2925-3622 or dial 911.

Live Updates: Primary Election 2014 #NKYELECT

7:40: 51/68 precincts reporting:
Campbell Co. Judge-Executive (Republican Primary)
Steve Pendery 3208
Kevin Sell 2042

Campbell Co. Commissioner Dist. 1 (Republican Primary)
Brian D. Painter 3016
Gail Otto 1652

Campbell Co. Commissioner Dist. 2 (Republican Primary)
Charlie "Coach" Coleman 2326
Pete Garrett 2525

Campbell Co. Commissioner Dist. 3 (Democratic Primary)
Mark Ramler 1807
David Amanns 970

State Senator - District 24 (Republican Primary)
Brandon N. Voelker 980
Deb Sheldon 1261
Will Schroder 2942

Sheriff (Republican Primary)
Jeff Kidwell (i) 2221
Mike Jansen 2978

Sheriff (Democratic Primary)
Scott Hildebrand 1713
Michael C. O'Day, Sr. 1337

Jailer (Republican Primary)
David Joseph Guidugli 1860
James A. Daley (i) 3195

County Clerk (Republican Primary)
Stu Stormer 1072
Jim Luersen 3397

County Clerk (Democratic Primary)
Marc Muench 2223
Rob Rummel 784

Property Value Administrator (Republican Primary)
Daniel Kent Braun 3576
Tamara Bauwens 1019

Constable - 1st Magisterial District ​(Republican Primary)
David Arthur 797
Ken Warden 1708

Constable - 3rd Magisterial District (Democratic Primary)
James "Jim" Peluso 815
Jim Delaney 508

Justice of the Peace - 1st Magisterial District (Democratic Primary)
Ginger O. Paul 996
Rajiim A. Gross 233

FTIS to Honor Retiring Assistant Superintendent after 20 Years of Service

Fort Thomas Independent Schools will hold a reception open to the public to honor a school official who has dedicated two decades to education in Fort Thomas.
Ms. Rita Byrd
The reception to honor Rita Byrd will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 28 at the cafeteria in Woodfill Elementary.
Byrd is retiring from her position, assistant superintendent for student services effective on June 30.
The reception will provide an opportunity for past and present students, parents, community members and others to join with school district personnel to thank her for Byrd 20 years of dedication and wish her well as she begins a new chapter of her life.
Please feel free to share your congratulations and thanks to Rita in the comments below or on the FTM Facebook page.

Monday, May 19, 2014

City Council Round-Up: Street Resurfacing Moves Forward, FTPD Grows



Fort Thomas City Council chambers got what will most likely be a preview of the next four years to come, as Councilman and current Mayor Pro-tem Eric Haas presided over Monday night’s council meeting, in Mayor Mary Brown’s absence. 

Council heard discussion of the 2014 street resurfacing, the FTPD monthly report, a possible cooperation between the city and the Red Cross, and the continuation of other civic projects.

Campbell County Democrats, Remember to Vote on Tuesday May 20, 2014!

Source: Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(From the Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee)
Campbell County Democrats, Remember to Vote on Tuesday May 20, 2014

The citizens of Campbell County see thousands of signs along the streets and highways of Campbell County for the 10 (including U.S. Senate) Republican Primary Elections in the county.  Citizens especially the 26,000 Campbell County Democrats need to remember there are 5 (including U.S Senate) Democratic Primary Elections in Campbell County.

As the Democratic Primary has not received as much media attention as it has not been as contentious as the Republican Primary this year.

Voting is right given to Americans citizens as a result of sacrifices of military personnel over the past 240 years.  Women and many minorities have only had the right to vote for less than a century.  We need to honor those who helped all Americans have the right to vote by exercising that civic duty on May 20th.

Candidates running for public office as Democrats in Campbell County in 2014 are set forth below with those having primaries being so designated.

On Tuesday May 20, 2014, Democrats in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties will be selecting the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.  There are 4 candidates competing for the Democratic nomination including Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington.  The other candidates competing for the Democratic Senate nomination are Burrel Charles Farnsley, Gregory Brent Leichty and Tom Rechtenwald all of Louisville.

Those who have filed to run for office in Campbell County are:


1.    Commissioner Ken Rechtin of Newport for Judge/Executive
2.   Jason Steffen of Wilder for KY Senate District 24—Campbell/Pendleton/Bracken Counties
3.   Shae Hornback for KY State Rep.  District 68
4.   Rep. Dennis Keene for KY State Rep.  District 67 (unopposed)
5.   Councilperson Rene Heinrich of Highland Heights for County Commissioner District 1
6.   School Board Chair--Melanie Steidel Pelle of Silver Grove for County Commissioner District 2
7.    Winner of the Primary for County Commissioner District 3
Mark Ramler of Newport; A real estate developer; our youngest candidate
David Amanns--Newport
8.     Sheriff---Winner of the Primary
-Scott Hildebrand of Alexandria—Cold Spring Police Officer
-Mike O’Day of Dayton—Retired EMT of Ft Thomas & Security Consultant
9.   County Clerk –Primary
--Marc Muench-Melbourne; Currently Florence Fire Chief
--Rob Rummel -Newport
10.    Magistrate District 1 –Winner of the Primary
--Ginger O. Paul of Highland Heights
--Rajiim Gross of Ft Thomas
11.  Constable District 3 Primary
--James “Jim” Peluso of Newport (incumbent)
--Jim Delaney, Bellevue
12.    Kathy Pinelo—for Magistrate District 2  (unopposed incumbent)
13.  Matt Cline—Newport for Coroner
14.  Andrea Janovic  of Ft. Thomas for PVA
15.  Bud Wilson of Bellevue for Magistrate District 3

If you are out of your county on Election Day or disabled, you may contact your county clerk for an absentee ballot or cast your vote in the county clerk’s office during normal business hours Monday through Saturday beginning April 22nd.

Thank-you for exercising your right to vote!

For further information contact: Paul L. Whalen, Chair Campbell County Democratic Executive Committee at plewellinwhalen@aol.com or 859-466-3450

Press Release  

Wil Schroder, State Senate Candidate, Receives Endorsement From Senator Jim Bunning

Source: Press Release

Senator Jim Bunning has endorsed State Senate Candidate Wil Schroder for the 24th District Seat being vacated by Senator Katie Stine.  The seat once belonged to Bunning himself.

“Wil Schroder is a principled and conservative Republican.  We need him to represent our community as State Senator.  Wil fights for us every day as a felony prosecutor and he’s going to fight for us in Frankfort.  I am asking you to join me in voting for Wil Schroder on May 20th.” 
- Senator Jim Bunning

“I am honored to have the support of Senator Jim Bunning.  Senator Bunning is a principled, tough-minded conservative who fought on behalf of Kentucky families in Washington in the same way that I hope to do in Frankfort.  Senator Bunning embodies what it means to be a Republican in our region.  He stood up for Republican principles like smaller government, protecting the unborn, and securing our Second Amendment rights before such stances were popular.  He and his wife Mary call Campbell County and this District home, and it would be an honor to represent them and all of the residents of the 24th District in Frankfort.” – Wil Schroder, Republican Candidate for the Kentucky State Senate

Sunday, May 18, 2014

SPECIAL EDITION: Complete Guide to Campbell County Primary Elections


Campbell County voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide which candidates facing primary elections will advance to the General Election in November.

In Campbell County, 13 county-level primary elections will take place. See below for a full list of candidates.

FTM has worked hard to bring you more Campbell County campaign news than any other source. As Tuesday approaches, here's a recap of everything you need to know before casting your ballot: