Sunday, May 1, 2016

Pet Wants Fort Thomas Open For Business - Organic Pet Food - Dirty Hairy's Full/Self Serve Dog Wash

Susan Cramer and Lisa Kelly opened Pet Wants: The Urban Feed Market on May 1, 2016. FTM file.  

Lisa Kelly and Susan Cramer officially opened their new business, Pet Wants: The Urban Feed Market today at 1118 S. Fort Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas. 

They will have limited hours until their grand opening later this month. 

Until then, you can see what the pet community has been flocking to Findlay Market for, right here in Fort Thomas. 

Kelly, who also owns a pet grooming business, Dirty Hairy's, will operate both businesses out of the same building, which has been renovated from the ground up. It's complete with reclaimed finishing materials a lounge area and outdoor "doggy patio."

"Our pet food will be made to order once a month and is guaranteed fresh. We offer all of our pet food by the pound so you can buy only what you need, when you need it," said Kelly. 

She said that some of the products they will offer, such as treats and jerky, will actually be made in house. They will also carry supplements, balms, salves and natural flea treatments.

Customers are able to order online or come into the store. The franchise includes free delivery as part of their mission. 

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

BREAKING: Fort Thomas BP Robbed

A robbery occurred at the Fort Thomas BP station at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

Owner, Jeff Landrum, said that his employee was 30 minutes into her shift when a white male in his mid-20s came in and threatened a gun.

No one was hurt. 

The employee, who was visibly shaken, said that the man was wearing a gray hoodie that covered the top part of his head and a phone that covered the bottom part of his face. She said he weighed about 125 pounds.

Amy Ward, also an owner at the Fort Thomas BP, said that this is a rare occurance.

"We also own a gas station in another part of Northern Kentucky, and the station in Fort Thomas feels like a vacation normally," she said. 

The assailant got away with $200 in cash.

"It's not that much money, but it does steal your sense of security," said Landrum.

Detective Adam Noe from the Fort Thomas Police said that they have a vague description of the suspect. They do not have a description of a car at this time but he is asking that if you have information to call Campbell County dispatch at 859-292-3622.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Art House of Fort Thomas Will Move Location, City

The Art House is located at 19 N. Fort Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas. FTM file.  
By Jennifer Summer 

Fort Thomas’ Art House will soon be closing its doors in Fort Thomas and moving to another Northern Kentucky city.

The Art House will be partnering with The Madison Gallery and Inspirado Restaurant in Covington to renovate a second floor space across from the Madison Event Center.

Fort Thomas Matters has received an exclusive statement from owner Parrish Monk:

Shelby Whitt, Highlands Swimmer, Signs with DePauw

Shelby Whitt, fourth from left, with her fellow Bluebird Swimmers this year after their historic state finish. 

Highlands High School senior swimmer Shelby Whitt signed a letter of intent to continue her swimming career for the DePauw University Tigers, a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference. The signing was held at yesterday in the media center at Highlands High School.

According to, she is the 27th ranked swimmer in Kentucky.

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Whitt helped lead the Bluebirds to five straight Region 7 Combined Team Championships and two Girls Team Region 7 Runner-up finishes.

A very talented student-athlete, Whitt is a five-time KHSAA State Qualifier and has placed in the Top 8 at the State Meet the past four years. She also holds school records in the 500 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle Relay and 400 Freestyle Relay. For the past six years, she has been coached at Highlands by Amanda Johnson. Whitt also competes for the R.C. Durr Barracudas, where she is coached by Lisa Harkrader.

Fort Thomas Named "Safest City In Kentucky"

FTM file. 
Another website has listed Fort Thomas as the safest city in Kentucky. 

Background Checks compiled a list of the 15 safest cities in Kentucky, based on FBI crime stats and “proprietary” algorithms.

“Our list was compiled based on FBI violent crime stats and proprietary research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 212 for violent crime and 2,247 for property crime. This is calculated by taking (# of crimes/population) *100,000.”

Here’s what they said about Fort Thomas.

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Located in Campbell County, the city of Fort Thomas is home to 16,300 residents.  The community sits on the southern bank of the Ohio River and is considered a suburb of Cincinnati. The city is known for its quality schools and is the safest place to live in the state of Kentucky.  The violent crime rate in Fort Thomas is 42.6, and the chance of being affected by property crime here is just 1.4%.

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Kroger Expands Online Ordering to Newport Pavilion: ClickList

I don’t deserve this… I really don’t deserve this.  But I’m getting it anyway!  Actually, we all are!
I’m not sure what we did right, what higher power intervened on our behalf, or why this is happening, but it is!

ClickList grocery ordering has come to the Newport Pavilion Kroger.

If you have never heard of ClickList and don’t understand my glee, read on for an explanation of what it is, a how-to guide, and a few tips from an old pro (actually, I tried it once but it worked great).
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fort Thomas Community Events for Mr. Jeff Schneider and Family

Jeff with Stephanie and their three girls (8, 4 and 4 months). 
On April 15, 2016 Stephanie Schneider passed away unexpectedly in her home, leaving behind a husband and three young girls.

Highlands High School Assistant Principal, Jeff Schneider, was Stephanie's devoted partner.

The Highlands and Fort Thomas' communities are organizing two events this Friday and Saturday to do their part to help the family.

Fort Thomas Farmers Market: Vendors, Food Trucks, Schedule

Fort Thomas Farmers Market 2015. FTM file. 
By Jen Kohl

Hey Fort Thomas, your farmers market is about to get a whole lot better!

For the past several years local farmers and artisans have been bringing delicious home-grown and made products to us in the Midway District of town.

RELATED: Fort Thomas Farmers' Market to Move in 2016

This year, the market will be relocated to the parking lot outside of Fort Thomas Antiques & Design Center at 90 Alexandria Pike; and it will be an experience.

Like other farmers markets across the country, ours will now offer local live entertainment, food trucks and activities for the entire family. While maintaining the integrity of local producer based markets, the day will provide a social event for everyone to enjoy!

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FTEF Conducts Grant Patrol, Delivering Largest Amount of Teacher Grants in History


The FTEF (Fort Thomas Education Foundation) conducted their annual Grant Patrol Thursday, April 21 – Monday April 26. This fun tradition gives the FTEF the opportunity to surprise FTIS teachers who have submitted an FTEF Grant Request with the news that their request has been funded. This year marks the largest amount of teacher grants awarded by the FTEF allowing them to deliver nearly all of the requested items. 

The FTEF received requests for 10 grants from teachers and administrators at all five FTIS schools. Due to the success of the Annual Dance – Live From Fort Thomas it’s Saturday Night and generous donations from many in the community we were able to fully or partially fund all of the grant requests totaling more than $72,000. This year’s grant recipients are: