Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Concerts

The KSO brings it socially – distanced and safe 2020 Summer Series to Fort Thomas! Join the Symphony for three fun and nostalgic concerts in Tower Park. A $5.00 donation per person is requested. Concessions will be available.

Swingin Cirque Devou-Doo: Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The KSO’s Devou-Doo Daddies swing with Circus Mojo in a high-flying “Zoot Suit Riot.”

And the Band Played On: Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The strings take the night off as the KSO presents an old-fashioned band concert with a couple surprises.

Pop-Pourri: Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m.
The KSO Boogie Band and vocalists spin seven decades of pop classics – from Boomers to Centennials.

Updates

The 4th of July Parade, celebration in Tower Park and the fireworks have been cancelled.  Due to the restrictions on gatherings, we were positioned to have to cancel.  The city is continuing to consider other events that could be offered to the community throughout the summer.


Please refrain from walking in the area of Alexander Circle/V.A. Homes.  This is a construction site and is dangerous to walkers.  We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Sanitation District No. 1 and Northern KY. Water District will be replacing the sanitary and storm sewers on Waterworks Road.  Please note that there will be road closures and delays over the next year to 18 months.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Community Plan Information

Implementation of Community Plan
Mayor Haas and City Council have initiated implementation of the City’s recently adopted Community Plan.  Committee meetings of council will focus on the six topics defined within the plan and be reported at regularly scheduled meetings. Summaries of committee meetings will be posted on the www.ftcommunityplan.com website where the history of the entire planning process can be viewed. Please visit the Community Plan website to stay current on this important process taking place in our city………….
 2018 Fort Thomas Community Plan
Land Use Map
Fort Thomas Community Plan Website
Community Plan PowerPoint Presentation

Farmers Market opening June 3rd

The Fort Thomas Farmers Market will be held on Wednesdays, June 3 through October 30th, 3 to 7 p.m. Tower Park Tennis Courts Parking Lot

DO NOT ENTER IF SICK
Send Only 1 Person into Market
No Pets Allowed
Keep 6-Feet Between People
Do Not Touch Surfaces
Don’t Overstock
Use Hand Sanitizer and Wash Stations As Needed
Please Don’t Linger

Concerts and Events (Some dates are subject to change or be cancelled)

Tentative Summer Amphitheater Concerts
  • June 11: Northern Kentucky Legends:  Will be re-scheduled at a later date if possible.
  • June 23: Naked Karate Girls and Brighton Center:  Will be re-scheduled at a later date if possible.
  • July 21: Fillmore Brass Band
  • August 7: Catalina Wine Mixer
  • August 18: Iconx
  • September 1: Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra
  • September 26: Merchants and Music
Tentative Summer/Fall Events
  • Art Around Towne: June 19 (Cancelled), July 17, August 21
  • Pub Crawl: July 3rd  Cancelled
  • Independence Day Celebration: July 4th  Cancelled
  • Veterans Day Celebration: November 7th at noon, Charters of Freedom in Tower Park
  • Holiday Walk: December 6 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Sanitation District Project on Waterworks

To help alleviate flooding and overflows of storm and sanitary sewer during and after heavy rainfall in the area around Waterworks Road, SD1 is planning a project to replace some existing storm and sanitary sewer pipes with new, larger pipes.

In order to finalize the design for the new sewer system, SD1 will be performing some geotechnical data collection work. This involves drilling into the ground to obtain samples of the soil and rock beneath the surface. The investigation may also require contractors to dig holes on or around private property.

This work will begin the week of September 16th and should be completed within two weeks. Residents may see and hear construction activity during normal business hours, and traffic along Waterworks Road may be reduced to one lane. SD1 and our contractors will make every effort to be as minimally disruptive to residents and motorists as possible. Any property disturbed as a result of this work will be restored to satisfactory conditions.

Questions about this project can be directed to Spencer Stork by calling SD1’s main line at 859-578-7450 or emailing info@sd1.org and referencing project number C705-ENG-047-01.

Grow Grant Information and Application

Fort Thomas Renaissance proudly introduces GROW, a grant for the revitalization of your business facade.  You may choose a smaller grant up to $10,000, or more money in the amount of $10,000 to $20,000.  GROW a little or a lot!  You will be responsible for paying 25% of the cost of your project. 

 Please read this brochure for the requirements.  The application is also attached.  For this first round, we will need your application by June 1.  The next round begins July 1 (fiscal year).

Click Here for Application

Johnson Elementary Sidewalk/Crosswalk Update

In anticipation of the pending demolition and reconstruction of the Johnson Elementary site, the City of Fort Thomas and Fort Thomas Independent School District officials have collaborated to develop a plan to address community impact from this project.

Attached is a diagram depicting the changes in the vicinity that will accommodate the construction processes and potential impact on the traveling public. Specifically, the city will be instituting the following changes:

  • Sidewalk will be closed along the portion of frontage abutting the project as indicated.
  • A new crosswalk will be installed at the intersection at Ft Thomas Ave/Dixie Place
  • A temporary construction access will cross the median at the south entry to the site.
  • Parking will be restricted between 1111 N. Ft Thomas Ave and Dixie Place
  • Appropriate warning signage will be installed along Ft Thomas Ave.
  • Traffic will NOT be restricted in either direction except for temporary closure to allow construction delivery/maneuvering.

These changes will be in place until the completion of this project in Fall 2020.

Please note these conditions and plan your travel in this area accordingly.

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Today, 9-1-1 Can’t Find You

Over 80% of calls made to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones. When you dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have very little information to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location.

This is a serious problem in an emergency when seconds count, particularly if you or your loved ones have medical conditions, or are unable to safely speak.

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A Friendly Reminder

We wanted to put out a friendly reminder that if you walk or jog before sunrise of after dark to please try to wear reflective clothing so that drivers can see you.  We want to keep you safe!

Get your FREE Recycling Cart

Rumpke is offering residents of Fort Thomas a FREE recycling cart. ** Please note:  These carts are the property of Rumpke, Inc. and are to be used for recycling only.  If you already have a toter, you will be charged for another one.
Click here for Flyer

Spring Clean Storm Drains

You can help protect public health, property and the environment by following some of these tips from SD1:

  • Sweep grass clippings, leaves and other debris off the street and away from storm drains. Dispose of all waste properly in trash receptacles or recycling bins.
  • Use fertilizers and pesticides sparingly on your yard and landscaping.
  • Never dump, pour or wash oil, chemicals, paint, yard debris, trash or other substances down a storm drain.
  • Rake leaves and other debris from your yard and place them in plastic bags or trash bins for disposal.
  • During the winter months or in the event of a late snowfall, try to shovel ice and snow away from storm drains to maintain a clear opening.For more helpful tips and information about how to prepare for heavy precipitation, visit www.sd1.org/customerservice/raineventpreparation

Battery Row Productions Presents: A Historic Walking Tour of Fort Thomas Kentucky

Discover how a military barracks, bare-knuckle boxing ring, the gruesome murder of a pregnant woman, and a local pub contribute to the rich historical heritage of the City of Fort Thomas.
The Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum has worked for more than a year with Battery Row Productions to create this walking tour–a tour which is much more than just physically walking. It’s done with smart phones and QR codes or on computers. You will see ten signs throughout Tower Park and the Historic Midway with short explanations of special sites. On each of those signs are also QR codes which will link to further explanations on our website. If you do not have a smart phone, you’ll be able to look up the site and see the entire collection as well as interviews with our local historians, including Gloria Sisk, Linda Rankin, Erik Geiman, Scott Froendhoff, and Betty Daniels. Dozens of historic photos have been included.
We hope you’ll spend time learning more about our much loved City!

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What Day is My Trash Picked Up?

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A Message from Rumpke, Inc.

Rumpke is asking all customers to wrap mattresses and box springs in plastic before stetting them out to the curb for pickup. Due to the overwhelming outbreak of bedbugs, this will help keep their drivers safe from infestation. Rolls of plastic can be found at most hardware stores and are fairly inexpensive. Customers are asked to contact Rumpke in advance before setting out large items. If the mattress and box spring is not wrapped in plastic or called in for a special pickup, the driver will leave a sticker on it with instructions on action to be taken before the item can be removed.