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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fort Thomas Weekend News and Notes

We will start with the new DEP (Discount Everyday Prices).  How great is that new store?  It seems like everything is at least 2 times the size of the old store.  Just look at the taps in the picture above for the growlers.  Can you say amazing?  A bigger beer cave, wider isles, a private room in the back for events, and more.

2. A reader on our facebook page brought a fun little item to our attention.  Apparently Fort Thomas' own Tricia Macke made some national headlines this week after she apologized for a comment from last month on her Facebook page calling Rachel Maddow an 'angry young man'.  It sparked outrage among the gay community and I have linked to the story from for more info.

3. A couple more events around town that you may want to check out.  We talk often about Highlands' drama program and some of the great productions they have but what about St Catherine?  They have a drama group as well and if you act quick you can see their production of Bye Bye Birdie.  While a couple performances have past you can check out the 3pm production on Sunday or wait until the 16th or 17th at 7pm.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Veterans can attend for $5 on Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran's Day. For tickets, call 442-8684.

The other event that you may want to check out is NEWPORT: GANGSTERS, GAMBLERS, AND GIRLS  at the AMC theaters at Newport on the Levee -  Tuesday, November 13. Seating is at 7:00 p.m.  The film is one hour and begins at 7:30 pm.  For tickets visit their website and click on “Buy Tickets”.  If you can't make the screening, you can also buy a DVD on the website.  Makes a great Christmas gift!


  1. I guess I should give you some credit for mentioning the Tricia Macke thing but you definitely took the easy way out and didn't link to the real story only the apology that was forced and not sincere. The outrage was from more than the gay community. The outrage was about the bullying, something you should not consider "fun".

  2. "A fun little item?" Can you elaborate on what was fun about it? More and more I am understanding the politics of this blog. Not so fun...

  3. Seriously people calm down. No political statement was being made. Sometimes there are no agendas, just someone trying to keep people informed as a part time service to the community. I had 15 minutes on a Saturday to write a post so get over it.

  4. The comments above seemed very calm to me. LOL!!! Maybe they hit a nerve with you. I can understand not wanting to blemish the reputation of one of your buddies but the news is about the truth. Your mission statement says you are devoted to reporting the news. Why not put the link to the original story?

  5. The linked article about the apology references the news story. I didn't know we at FTM had a mission statement and I have never formally met Tricia so I am not sure how she is a buddy of mine.