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Monday, September 19, 2011

Fort Thomas News to Start Your Week

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.


  1. Moore's Hardware - You say you are sad to see another locally owned business close, yet you only went in there once...and that was because Lowe's happened to not have what you needed. You must not be too sad since you never bothered to go there.

  2. Kinda glad... service was poor. I hope the new location will be a performer...