A few updates from things we have posted on Facebook or Twitter or perhaps we failed to mention in the past couple weeks:
1. Fort Thomas tax rates are going up again. In what is an annual rite of passage council voted to increase tax rates by 4% for the upcoming fiscal year. The city estimates that it will generate $159,000 in additional tax revenue that will be directed to rising personnel costs of $110,000 in retirement costs and $114,000 in insurance costs.
2. Moore Hardware located on 27 is closing. They are combining with Pilot Hardware in Alexandria and Bellevue but closing the lone store in Fort Thomas. I only shopped there once since I moved to Fort Thomas but they were able to get me Trex deck screws when Lowes was not able to stock them. I am sorry to see another locally owned store go down.
3. Woodfill was named a Blue Ribbon school. Woodfill was one of only six schools in Kentucky and the only Northern Kentucky school to get the honor. Since I have lived in Fort Thomas I believe every Fort Thomas elementary school including Saint Thomas has been named a Blue Ribbon school. Congrats to Woodfill & Fort Thomas Education!
4. The Fort Thomas Frisch's is officially closing on September 30th as the new store in Highland Heights is opening on October 3rd. As we mentioned in a previous post - it was only a matter of time with a brand new store being built right down the street.