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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Random Notes on Independence Weekend


1. I read a recent comment on the Kentucky gasoline tax that you may find interesting.  I haven't heard anything reported locally but apparently Friday was the first day for a 2 cent increase in gas taxes for Kentucky motorists.

2. Two weeks ago I read a release on the Kroger Company earnings call and the reporter from the Business Courier had left us with this line:
The last shareholder question concerned the still unopened fuel station at the new Kroger Marketplace in Newport. Sukanya Madlinger, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division, said she’s unsure when the fuel center will open, but hopes that it’s sooner rather than later.
Anyone else find it as entertaining as I did that on their corporate earnings call someone is asking about our Kroger's fuel center?  The President offered no new dates but the last I heard it could be as early as 3 weeks out.


3. I have enjoyed following Cris Collinsworth's Twitter feed, not just because he is a neighbor but he has had a couple of good questions lately.  One such question was about whether or not Pat Tillman should be in the Hall of Fame.  This question led to this gem of a tweet:

In favor of Tillman going in the HOF running ahead about 10 to 1 ratio. People calling me a moron still leading 2 to 1.

4. Lets hope you didn't give contributions to any of these Fort Thomas organizations in the past few years.


ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL INC, CINCINNATI




CAMP SUNSHINE INC




FAMILY ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY




FORT THOMAS RETIRED MENS CLUB INC




INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE, FIGHTERSL1928 FO




SYNTONIC AERO CLUB INC




YOUTH HAVEN GUILD INC






Turns out the government goes through on a regular basis and rejects the tax exempt status of any organizations that do not file annual reports.  These 7 organizations had Fort Thomas addresses but no longer offer a tax deduction for you.

2 comments:

  1. While it was a great place to send your kids in the past, sadly, Camp Sunshine no longer exists. There was not enough community interest to keep it open. I believe Mentor Baptist Church is now located where Camp Sunshine used to be.

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  2. Thank you to everyone who reminded me that Collinsworth's name is spelled Cris, not Chris.

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