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Friday, April 26, 2013 1000th Post (Big News)

And the big news is...

We are moving into print!

I am taking the Editor position at The Fort Thomas Living Magazine and the FTM brain-trust will move a majority of the content you read here on a daily basis to the monthly magazine that has been an institution in our community since 1977.

And it is an institution. Who doesn't have a current copy of The Fort Thomas Living either on their coffee table right now or a few articles clipped out and pasted in scrapbooks or on the refrigerator?

I will do my best to keep the archival journalism-style that you are used to in The Living, but at the same time, I intend to shake it up a bit. Modernize it. We'll infuse our style, our features, our insight and access to the magazine that is delivered to every Fort Thomas home. 

It's a big step for Fort Thomas Matters. Who would have thought the little website that 2008 City Council Candidate, Darrin Murriner, created in 2007 (here's FTM first post ever) to test the temperature of the city would get to the place it is today?

40,000 page views per month. Daily postings. 7 staff writers. And now published  in print and widely distributed. 

We couldn't have gotten this far with you, the readers. Thank you so much for getting us this far. My pledge to you is to continue to better the coverage we provide. Aside from reading and sharing items on with your friends and family, the best thing you can possibly do for us and our community is to patronize our advertisers.

Shop local. Keep our money here. Use our advertisers and I promise our coverage will continue to get better and better. 

Here's to the next step!


  1. Congratulations guys! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. Congratulations Mark! The Fort Thomas Living is lucky to have you!

  3. Well deserved. Best media outlet in Fort Thomas and dare I say all of Northern Kentucky. Refreshingly positive, fun and informative.

    I come to Ft. Thomas Matters to get away from the normal lamestream media.

  4. congratulations to the whole group at Fort Thomas Matters! This is the next step to something BIG!!! Jane Petracco

  5. This IS big! Love Fort Thomas Matters anew ill definitely be a blessed union!

  6. Joseph WilliamsMay 1, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Congratulations! This is great news for those with an interest in the goings on in Fort Thomas. FTM is a site that my father and I check daily here in Raleigh, North Carolina to stay informed of Fort Thomas news.

    Joseph Williams