Monday, March 31, 2014

Wesley Chapel Fundraiser April 5th 7pm

There is a group in place that is collecting donations to build a memorial where the old Wesley Chapel Church used to stand. The group is going to hold a benefit at the Alexandria Community Center where there will be music provided by 12 mile's own Diamond Head Mountain as well as drinks, snacks, and raffles. As some of you may know the church was devastated by the tornado of March 2, 2012. If you are from or have traveled around the 12 mile area you know this is an iconic structure. They are hoping to reach their goal so they can restore some of the history back to the area so any and every support is much appreciated. Thank you very much and we hope to see you there.
  Please stop by and support this wonderful event and help preserve our local history!

Opening Day!

   It is that time of the year, the start of baseball season!  And we all know that means an almost holiday in the Greater Cincinnati area!

   You can get a free Chic-fil-A chicken sandwich at area stores if you are wearing official Reds gear!  Don your Reds apparel and get your free sandwich! 

   Remember the Opening Day Parade starts today at noon, so downtown traffic will be affected.


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Come On UK!

                                                   You can Do it!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Coffee With the Mayor!


Want to have coffee and speak informally with our Mayor Bill Rachford?  Stop up at the City Building for coffee Saturday April 5th, 2014 from 10am-Noon!  This is a great forum  to get to know Bill!    Citizen involvement will only strengthen our community!  Hope to see you there!


Stock Up Alert

Image of Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom Soup

Meijer is the Stock Up Alert store of the week!  They have Campbell's Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken soups for $.89 cents per can.  They are included the buy 10 get $5 off sale so you can buy 10 and get them for $.39 each, then go here to print 2 $1 off 5 coupons making them .......$.19 each! 
Cannot beat this price with a stick!
Happy Savings,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Scavenger Hunt March 29th 2-3pm


Date / Time:
Saturday, March 29, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Campbell County Environmental Education Center
1261 Race Track Road
Alexandria, KY 41001
~ Parents bring your children for a look at our animals inside the building. Your child will be given a paper with clues about the animals listed on it. Then as you go around and look at the animals you will read the clues and answer the questions. Feel free to help your child figure out what each animal is. ~ We will then go outside and walk the trails and see how many objects we can find on the nature list! We will use 4 out our 5 sense. We will look, feel, smell, and hear for nature related items.
This would be an awesome activity for the children of Alexandria!  Just another wonderful activity available to us in our area!



Monday, March 24, 2014

Got Clutter and Junk? Campbell County Spring Clean Up!

Here is the info for the Spring Clean Up.  This is a great service for our community!  Get rid of the junk and clutter in your home!

Spring Clean Up
April 11th, 12th and 13th
Pendery Park
Campbell Police Station at 8774 Constable Drive, Alexandria
Campbell Transportation Center at 1175 Racetrack Road,
Friday & Saturday 8am to 5pm
Sunday 8am to 4pm
No Paint (nor any liquid) will be accepted at the Campbell County Clean Up.
The Spring Clean Up will take place at three locations across Campbell County. All location will accept general trash and debris. However, only the Transportation Center will accept scrap metal, car batteries, appliances, electronics and tires (4-6) and propane tanks. For large items, please call in advance to 859-547-1802 before the event so arraignments can be made to accommodate you. Electronics recycling at Racetrack Road will not include TV's, however, they will be accepted for normal disposal. If needed, please contact 859-663-8322 on the days of. In addition, loads of tires over the limit must be called in advance. The Fall Clean Up will take place at three locations across Campbell County. All location will accept general trash and debris. However, only the Transportation Center will accept scrap metal, car batteries, appliances, electronics and tires (4-6) and propane tanks. For large items, please call in advance to 859-547-1802 before the event so arraignments can be made to accommodate you. Electronics recycling at Racetrack Road will not include TV's, however, they will be accepted for normal disposal. If needed, please contact 859-663-8322 on the days of. In addition, loads of tires over the limit must be called in advance.


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint-4

recycle symbol

Hopefully you have been seeing how easy it is to start reducing your carbon footprint by the previous
 articles--First,  Second, Third.  Well, here are three more easy ways:  Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

   Reduce --Choose purchases with little or no packaging. Buy in bulk. Use cloth grocery bags. Can your own foods and get rid of metal cans.  Glass jars can be used over and over again. Buy less.

  Reuse--upcycle or repurpose items.  Donate to a charity or second hand shop. Pinterest is a great resource for repurposing items--trash to treasure sites help also. Buy from yard sales or second hand shops. Hand me downs are usually very much appreciated!

  Recycle--This is an easy thing to do as we have curbside recycling here in Alexandria.  It is just a matter of discipline and setting the recycling can to the curb.

   These are all very easy, responsible, money saving, eco-friendly ways to reduce your carbon footprint and make this a better planet for our children.  Let's just DO IT!



Wow! What a Close Game!!

Way to fight UK!!  Great job Wildcats! And the dance continues!


Go Big Blue!!

Go Randle!


Go Cats!!



Friday, March 21, 2014

Get Your Fish Dinners Here!


There are several fish frys in and around our area tonight!  Stop and support your favorite!

Alexandria Masonic Lodge 4-8pm

St. Mary's 4:30-7:30pm

Flagg Spring Golf Course  11am-9pm

Silver Grove FD  4-7pm

Wilder City Building 4-8pm

Great food, great folks, great fun!



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Prayers for the Cuban Missile!

Aroldis Chapman
Please keep Red's player  Aroldis Chapman in your thoughts and prayers!  He took a line drive to the face last night, and is hospitalized with a fractured nose and orbital bones.  Prayers for a fast recovery!

Spring is Here!

                                                              Welcome Spring!

Stock Up Alert!

Image of Meijer Chunk Light Tuna in Water or Oil

This week's Stock Up Alert is from Meijer again!  They have the Meijer Chunk Light Tuna for $.59 per can.  I see lots of Tuna sandwiches in my future!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Free Sample!

You can get a coupon for a free new hand soap from Bath and Body Work's for you and your friend.  Check out this link

Thanks for the heads up Chris Thomas!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Riley Rd./ Four Mile Water Main Installation

    Just an FYI for those of you that take Riley road/4 mile from Alexandria to the AA—The NKY Water District is installing a new water main from KY 10 to the AA. The construction has begun  with hopes of completion by December 1st, 2014. 
   They advise that traffic will be affected although they say it will be maintained.  You may expect delays at times.  Those living on Riley will experience water outages sporadically.  Construction workers will be alerting residents when digging will be in front of driveways.
 So just be aware that this will be an issue until December!
Drive carefully—Riley/Four Mile  is a dangerous road anyway!  Please keep the worker’s safety in mind!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

                                                    May you have love that never ends,
                                                               lots of money, and lots of friends.
                                                               Health be yours, whatever you do,
                                                          and may God send many blessings to you!

Luck o' the Irish Blessings,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Way to go UK!!!

Oh Yeah!




The KKK was demonstrating in front of the Sam's Club in Florence today.  Here is a pic that Ruth Castle of Wilder took today.
The sign reads:  "Diversity = White Genocide"
Thanks again Ruth Castle for sharing your pic.
Not Cool. Freedom of Speech at it's worst.

Thank You!


Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has been coming to this blog and sharing it with their friends!  The feedback has been so very encouraging and appreciated. 
    If you know of anything happening around Alexandria that you would like to publicize, please just e-mail us at with the info!  We gladly support our local schools, churches, city events and our small businesses!   Our goal is to enrich the lives of those living in or Around Alexandria!

Thanks again for your support,


Friday, March 14, 2014

Free Kindle Book

Here is the link to a free kindle book on saving money!

Hurry and download--these can change price at any time!

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint 3

 We have been over 2 ways to reduce your carbon footprint.  To see previous posts go here and here.   The third way to reduce your carbon footprint is to unplug/turn off your elecrical gadgets.  Anything electrical like computers, chargers use phantom energy even when not in use if they are plugged in.  You can use a power strip to turn off all current to electronics.  Make sure to turn lights off in an unused room.  By turning off/unplugging electrical appliances, you can save about $100 a year on your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint!  Start your savings now!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pics From Filming the movie Carol

Here are a few more pics taken in Alexandria today by Alicia Darpel!
Thanks Alicia!

Too cool isn't it?  If anyone else has any pics, contact me at and I will post  them and give you credit!

Movie Holding Up Traffic

Filming of the movie Carol is taking place at Spare time so expect traffic delays!  Here are a couple of pics from Alicia Darpel:
Thanks for the pics Alicia!

Rumors Were Correct!

From the Alexandria Police Dept.

Advisory: US 27 in the area of Poplar Ridge will experience delays today between 8:30 am to 2 pm.
Hi Lisa Northcutt,
Due to Filming of the movie "Carol" cast and crew will be working in and out of the old Spare Time. Periodically throughout the day traffic will be delayed for up to 15 minutes at a time on US 27 in that area of Poplar Ridge and Panorama Dr.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Movie being filmed in Alexandria

Rumor has it that the movie Carol is going to be filming at Spare Time in the am!

Stock Up Alert

    Meijer has the Stock up Alert item this week—actually it is 2 items!  Strawberries are 5 for $5 and cabbage is 19 cents per pound.   Both of these are super prices so why not take advantage of the sale?
Image of Strawberries
     You could flash freeze the strawberries to use later.  Just cut off the green tops and wash, pat dry and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer until completely frozen.  Then bag the berries and place in the freezer.  Remember to label and date the freezer bag!  Jam is a great way to use your stash of berries!  I follow the jam recipe in the pectin package—just 3 ingredients, fruit, sugar and the pectin.  I see jam making in my near future! What about you?
    Does anyone use cabbage in their vegetable soup?  If so, just shred the cabbage the size you like it and bag in freezer bags, label, date, and throw in the freezer.
Or you could make Sauerkraut.  I haven’t tried that but you could google it and give it a try—19 cents per pound is a great buy.  Cabbage will keep in your refrigerator much longer than lettuce so buy an extra for slaw and store it in the produce bin inside the fridge!

  Both items are very good for you foods that are cheap to buy right now so I encourage you to take advantage of them!

Until next week,




CCHS Tennis Fundraiser

CCHS Tennis Team is having a fundraiser at the Alexandria Skyline Thursday March 13th.  No Flyer is needed.  Please come out and support the Tennis Team!

Happy Birthday Jimmy

Happy Birthday Jimmy! You are still in our hearts and will not be forgotten!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best Fish Fry in Alexandria?

Ok folks, it is that fishy time of the year again.......Lent.  I know there are many fish frys going on in and around our city, but which one is the BEST?      Just leave your pick in the comments section and we will see which Fish Fry is the BEST of Alexandria!


Monday, March 10, 2014

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint--2

   In addition to using CFL bulbs to reduce your carbon footprint, you can make other changes just as easily!
 Here is another way:
     Choose a laptop over a desktop computer on your next computer purchase.  Laptops are designed to be energy efficient in order to prolong battery use.  Energy  Star reports that laptops are 80% more energy efficient than a desktop computer.  So just by making an informed choice you are able to reduce your carbon footprint and preserve the earth for our children’s future!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Free Planetarium Shows!


Did you know that NKU has a digital planetarium?  They sure do!  And it is even open to the public for free on Friday nights!  This is such a great, little known asset in our community!  Go here to see open to the public shows and to make reservations.   We are so very lucky to live so close to NKU so why not take advantage of it!
Have fun!

Town Hall Meeting Postponed Again

Unfortunately, the Town Hall Meeting on Heroin has been postponed again apparently due to a scheduling conflict at the High School. Here is the statement from the  CCS website:                  

The town hall meeting scheduled for  Tuesday, March 11th has been postponed.  Campbell County Schools is experiencing a scheduling conflict that evening due to the snow day this past Monday, and we are hoping to have a date set soon for April.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused; Please spread the word that it will be rescheduled.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Free Kindle Cookbook

Hurry and get your free kindle cookbook here:Product Details


Download quickly--these aren't free for long!

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

     Why should we reduce our carbon footprint?  Easy answer…..for our children and our children’s children.  Reducing your carbon footprint is very easy-just need to live intentionally and think about issues affecting our earth.  Want to know how you can make a difference?  Here is one way to do this:

Use CFL light bulbs- Easy right?  One bulb replaced can reduce up to 1300 lbs. of carbon dioxide over the course of it’s lifetime.  That is why they are stopping production of incandescent bulbs!  If every house in the USA used CFL bulbs, we could reduce the electricity used for lighting by 50%!  Change out all of those old bulbs and help our planet!  See, I told you it was easy!  More tips to come!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Don't Forget!


                       Remember to spring forward this weekend!

Crock Pot Recipe

One lb. white northern or navy beans
4 cups beef or chicken stock
1 cup carrots sliced thickly
1 cup celery sliced thickly
1 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 hambone and 1 cup cubed ham pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Pick over and rinse beans.  Place in 6 qt. crock pot and add water 2 inches above beans.  Let soak overnight. Drain water and add broth, carrots, celery, onion, and hambone.  Add water to cover about 1inch.  Cook on high for 5 hours. Remove ham bone and tear off any meat --put back in crock pot along with cubed ham. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook on low for 3 hours more. If you want your soup thicker take out 1 cup of beans and mash up then add to pot and stir.
Garnish with cheese and/or sour cream.

If you are not home to  remove ham bone- just add large chunks of ham at the beginning and remove ham bone before serving. Cooking time would be 6 hours on high.


Town Hall Meeting on Heroin March 11th

   The Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance rescheduled the meeting on March 11th at the CCHS Auditorium from 6:30 -8:30 pm.
  There will be presentations from a parent advocate, law enforcement, a recovery advocate, medical professionals, a prevention specialist and a person recovering from the addiction.
  Heroin use is an epidemic in our area; too many of our citizens are dying from heroin overdose.  Come out and learn more about this devastating drug.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

City Council Meeting Tonight

The Alexandria City Council meets on the first and third Thursday of every month. The meetings are held at 8236 West Main Street  at 7pm and are open to the public!  Stop in and find out what's going on in Alexandria!

Our Goal 100 E-mail Followers!

 Hello all,
    We would like to extend our thanks to all who have visited our Around Alexandria blog!  We  are trying to meet our first goal of 100 e-mail followers by March 15th!  If you have enjoyed our blog, please sign up to follow by e-mail and help us meet our first goal!  Thank you in advance for your help! 

Hoxworth Blood Drive March 12th

Event Name: Blood Drive - Ft. Thomas, KY
Event Type: Blood Drive
Department: Default
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014              
Time: 12:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas
Description: Did you know?
  • One single blood donation can save up to 3 lives
  • Each day, 350 units of blood are needed just to meet the of our region’s hospitals
  • The ONLY way to meet those needs is through the generosity of donors like you.
Please join us, and save some lives today!

Walk-ins are welcome, but be sure to register online and earn cool prizes as a part of Hoxworth’s Premier Donor Club.
Give the gift of life!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Parkview Owners Propose New Parking

   The owners of Parkview Market are seeking a zoning change for the lot behind the business for a proposed expanded parking lot.  City Engineer Marc Brueggemann said the proposed lot lies within the boundaries of the Highway Commercial zone, and can be recommended for zoning change.  More detailed plans will be presented before final approval.  Many Sunset residents are opposed to this proposed parking lot.  What do you think?

Online Coupon For Tractor Supply

You can save 10% on your online orders at Tractor Supply March 5th through March 16th
The coupon code is Spring10!  Enjoy the savings!

Stock up Alert!

    Every week we will have a Stock Up Alert posted.  Stock up alerts are great prices on food items that you can buy in quantities to save money!
So this week's stock up alert is for Kroger's--they have 5 oz. cans of Bumblebee tuna for 59 cents this week!  Buy buying more of a cheaply priced item you can save big time on your food budget! So Stock Up!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Main Street CEC Fundraiser at City BBQ March 17th


Main Street CEC will get 25% of your purchase when you present the flier Monday, March 17, at City BBQ in Highland Heights. Come out and support our school!
You can get your flier at Thanks for your support!

Fighting Food Inflation!

Do you know how you can fight food inflation?  Coupons, you may be thinking but that is not the only way!  Grow more of your own food.  Even if you are in an apartment you can grow herbs in the windowsill or deck.  Growing sprouts is a cheap and easy way to grow fresh, nutritious greens for your family year round. 
 If you have flower beds, why not incorporate  some veggie plants in them?   Raised bed gardens are a great way to grow veggies, especially in this area with our clay soil.  The Square Foot Garden book is a great resource to get started with growing your own food! 
  I challenge you all to grow some form of fruits or veggies in your available space be it a window, flower bed, raised bed garden or the traditional garden.  You can save money and feed your family fresh, homegrown produce!  That's a win, win in my book!

Statewide Tornado Drill

  The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management will sound its Outdoor Warning Sirens as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill to be held on Tuesday March 4th, 2014 at 10:07am. The Outdoor Warning Sirens will not be activated if: The temperature is below 32 degrees, or if any Severe Weather Watches from the NWS are in place for Campbell County at the time of the drill. Local 12 News is reporting that the warning will take place tomorrow on the 5th!

  The Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to provide an audible alert for persons that are just that -Outdoors. The system is not designed to provide an audible alert for those persons indoors. The function of the siren is to alert residents to TAKE SHELTER, go indoors and turn on the TV or radio to become informed. It's also important to remember to tune into local radio and TV stations. Most likely CNN or MSNBC and FOX will not tell you what's occurring in Campbell County.

   Campbell County Outdoor Warning Sirens will be only activated for weather emergencies when a TORNADO WARNING - is issued by the National Weather Service or a funnel cloud is seen by local public safety officials. When there is a threat of a tornado in Campbell County, the outdoor sirens will sound a tone for five (5) minutes. Seek safe shelter immediately when Outdoor Warning Sirens are activated!

For more info:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Main Street CEC Open Enrollment

Main Street Christian Education Center is currently accepting applications for 3 year old preschool thru 5th grade.

 For information, contact:
 Laura Kalfas (administrator) (859) 474-3102
Nicole Coppes (early ed director) (859)4754-3115

Go to: to learn more about the awesome scholastic program!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Campbell County Level 2

Campbell County Level Two- March 2, 2014/6:30 PM — The Campbell County Office of Emergency Management, with the concurrence of the Campbell County Transportation Department, Campbell County Police Department and the County Judge/Executive's Office has issued a Level Two travel advisory for Campbell County, Kentucky. This travel warning is intended to notify Campbell County residents that roadways are extremely hazardous with snow or ice. Only motorists whose travel is absolutely necessary should be on the roadways.
Be safe!

Travel Advisory

FYI  Campbell County is under a level 1 Travel advisory!  That is to advise drivers that the road conditions are hazardous and to use caution when driving.  Please stay home if you do not have to go out!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Weather Advisory

Advisory: Alexandria prepares for impending winter storm. NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and ice...which is in effect from 1 am Sunday to 1 pm est Monday.

*Hazard types...heavy snow...sleet...and freezing rain.

Accumulations...snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches...along with around a tenth of an inch of ice.

Timing...a mix of snow...sleet...and freezing rain is expected tonight into Sunday before changing over to all snow Sunday night.

Impacts...significant amounts of snow and sleet along with a layer of ice will result in hazardous roads and reduced visibilities. travel Saturday night into Monday will be impacted.

 From Alexandria Police:
Residents are asked to please REMOVE their vehicles from the streets when ever a Level 2 Travel Advisory is issued. Public Works crews can clear the streets of snow to include the mail box areas when there are no cars parked at the curbs. So please, pull your cars into your driveways just long enough for our crews to hit your street.

If you do not have to go out - DON'T. If you are a shut in or know of someone who is, please contact the Alexandria Police or Fire Department, and let us know who you are - 859-292-3622 or 911 is to the Campbell County Dispatch Center

If power is cut for any extended period of time, we will notify you if and when we open the Alexandria Community Center as a warming station. There you will be able to recharge medical devices, cell phones, etc.

If you are involved in an accident and your vehicle is movable, please exchange information and contact the Police for a civilian report form. During bad weather we only take reports where there are injuries or extended damage. If you are blocking a roadway, dial 911 immediately.

Be Safe!

Sunrise in Alexandria

Are You Receiveing Nixle Alerts?

Did you know you can receive special alerts from the Alexandria Police Department? You sure can! You can receive alerts about weather emergencies, traffic problems, or crimes in our city. This is a great way to stay attuned to what is going on around Alexandria! To receive alerts you can sign up here