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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Back to Fort Thomas News - Midweek Update

Mark vs Food wasn't the only thing that happened in the past week. Here is a quick rundown of all the other news around the area:

1. A Fort Thomas woman was caught in a wire fraud scheme from her business in Bellevue.  According to the article, Jennifer Groneck, 47, of Fort Thomas, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. Groneck acknowledged that she stole a combined $645,904.27 from various banks and a mortgage lender.

2. There is a flurry of activity in Frankfort right now with the General Assembly in session - to keep up with the latest check out these resources:
     - Bluegrass Politics (Lexington Herald Leader)
     - Kentucky Politics (former Fort Thomas beat writer Scott Wartman)
     - Kentucky Progress (conservative view)
     - Barefoot & Progressive (progressive view)

3. It was rumored that the New Garden is opening this week. Anyone been by or actually try it out yet? Keep your eyes open and be sure to grab some takeout on your way home.

4. Also, speaking of new eating establishments in Fort Thomas it appears that Mios is only a few short weeks from an open.  They have been cleared to open by the Board of Health and the Fire Department and are accepting applications on their Facebook page.

5. I am surprised at the poster child that Omega Processing Solutions has become in regards to Northern Kentucky's attempt at a technology hub. Don't get me wrong - I am excited to have an Inc 500 employer in our little community that was started by a Fort Thomas resident.  I am just surprised that a credit card processor is held up as our shining example of what the College of Informatics can do.

My last mention of Mark vs Food from this weekend - here is a video of the entire event...

1 comment:

  1. Agreed on the Omega processing comment, cool that they are in Fort Thomas and expanding. But a poster child for job growth in NKY? Nobody else must be adding jobs in Campbell County...
    Shouldn't there be hundreds of companies being mentioned...