Kati and John Manning are the new owners of La Ru Lanes in Highland Heights. Kati (who is an NKU grad and a former member of the NewCath Bowling team) and her husband are both lifelong residents of Campbell County and have lived in Highland Heights for the last 14 years. They are excited at the prospect of revitalizing the sport of bowling in our community.

The entire building on the inside is being refurbished, including new paint and ceiling tiles. This facility will be a non-smoking Bowling Center in hopes of attracting children and families. The arcade room and bar area are still there, but the pro-shop has been converted to a new gift shop and snack room.

Covington Catholic and Pendleton County High Schools ready to call La Ru Lanes their home for the 2021-2022 High School Bowling Season. You can check their websites for updates and a complete schedule of NKY High School Bowling. Additionally, the NKU Bowling Team will be practicing here. La Ru will also host several mixed couples’ leagues, two men’s social and two ladies only leagues, a Special Olympic league as well as a pick-up Senior League starting September 20.

The Manning’s hope to celebrate the history of La Ru Lanes with mementos and souvenirs of the past. They would love anyone in the community willing to donate pictures or memorabilia of La Ru’s history to please contact them or just stop in.

One bit of history – the original La Ru Lanes opened on October 4, 1958 under the ownership of John Langenbahn and Bud Tedesco. (the Tedesco daughters are currently bowling in the Wednesday morning league at La Ru) The name La Ru gets it’s unique origin from the first names of Bud & John’s wives Laraine Tedesco and Ruth Langenbahn.

Kati and John are shooting for A Grand Opening in October. You can follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Tic Tok at La Ru Bowling Center. Want more information? You can reach them at 859-781-2111 or by email at Bowlatlarulanes@gmail.com

Please come out and support our local Bowling Center.