“On behalf of the City of Fort Thomas, and all of our local schools, we would like to show our appreciation to all of the men and women who serve as our crossing guards. The last Wednesday of the school year, May 22nd, will be “Crossing Guard Appreciation Day” in Fort Thomas. Our crossing guards do incredible work every day by keeping our children safe at key locations throughout the city. These individuals care deeply for our community, and often come in to work during bad weather to keep our intersections safe. Please join us in thanking our crossing guards on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.” Chief Casey Kilgore
Please click HERE for new renderings and information on the Greiwe Development.
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.
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.
The Armory will be closed from May 1st to May 22nd to refinish the basket ball court floors. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Sign up to help restore and clean up the trails in Highland Hills Park!
Please click HERE to watch the Fort Thomas Crosswalk Safety Video!
2019 Calendar of Events
EASTER EGG HUNT: April 13th—Tower Park at Noon
FIT IN THE FORT KICKOFF/WEIGH IN: April 27th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION/ARBOR DAY: May 5th– Noon to 5 p.m. Mess Hall
NKY SENIOR GAMES: May 13th- Register at 9 a.m.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: June 21st- (Time coming soon)
ART AROUND TOWNE: June 21st, July 19th, August 16th from 6-9 p.m. in the Central Business District
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN TOWER PARK 7-9 p.m.
June 6: Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame
June 18: Naked Karate Girls (Bring a canned good to benefit Brighton Center)
July 23: My Brother’s Keeper
August 6: Buffalo Wabs and Price Hill Hustle
August 20: Yacht Rock America
September 3: Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra
FORT THOMAS FARMERS MARKET: June through October 3 to 7 p.m. Tower Park Tennis Courts
JUNIOR RENAISSANCE CAMP: June 24—28 9 a.m. to Noon at Museum
PUB CRAWL: July 3rd 6-11 p.m.
4TH OF JULY PARADE BEGINS AT 10:30 a.m. at Highlands High School and runs to Tower Park CLICK HERE FOR INTENT TO PARTICIPATE
JULY 4TH CELEBRATION IN TOWER PARK: 3:00 p.m.—10:30 p.m. FIREWORKS AT 9:30 p.m. Colour of Rhythm will Headline!
SEERSUCKER BIKE RIDE: July 13th at 11 a.m. Ride begins at the Museum in Tower Park
TOUCH A TRUCK: September 7th Tower Park: —11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
MERCHANTS AND MUSIC: September 28th 1 p.m.-12 a.m. Tower Park
GREAT OUTDOOR WEEKEND: September 28-29 More info to come!
TOWER PARK CAMP OUT: October 4th-5th More info to come!
JACK-O-LANTERN WALK: October 25th Tower Park 6 to 9 p.m.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: November 9th at Noon, Charters of Freedom in Tower Park
HOLIDAY WALK: December 1st 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tree Lighting at Inverness Park at 5:30 p.m.
If you are interested in participating in the 4th of July parade this year, please fill out the form at the link and return to Melissa Beckett, 130 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 or drop at the city building, 130 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A public hearing for the 2019 Street Resurfacing Program was held by the Public Works Committee of Council on Tuesday, March 26th.
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.
Sign up for Smart 911 Now!
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!
There will be a Public Meeting held on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the city building.
Please Click Here for the plans. Please note that this is a large file at 17 MB.
Please be aware of who you are talking to at all times.
Be safe during Deer Rut Season
No matter where you drive – from rural roads to suburban streets and even highways around our cities – the threat of a collision with a deer is real.
Deer collision accidents are on the rise, partially because the deer are being displaced from their natural habitat by urban sprawl but also because the deer population is growing.
A Few Facts…
- Deer collisions are most likely to occur during deer breeding season – from October through early January.
- Prime times to find deer near the roadside are around dawn and from dusk to late evening.
- Deer are pack animals. So if you see one, be assured that others are usually close by.
Deer Season Driving Tips
- Always wear your seatbelt – Sixty percent of fatal animal crashes occurred when the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
- Know the likely deer-crossing zones – Whether or not a road is marked with a Deer Crossing Sign, be especially alert for deer when driving on roads or highways on the outskirts of town and in rural areas – especially where roads divide farm land from wooded land. Use your high beams – When driving at night, especially during peak hazard times, use your high-beam headlights when there is no on-coming traffic. This won’t necessarily deter the deer from entering the roadway, but it will increase visibility so that you can more easily spot the deer sooner.
- Know when deer are on the move – Be especially careful between 5AM and 8AM and between 5PM and midnight.
- Don’t rely on devices – Items like deer whistles, deer fences and reflectors have not been proven effective at deterring deer crossing roadways.
- Brake firmly if you notice a deer near the road – Slow down and stop if necessary. Be careful not to swerve out of your lane either into on-coming traffic or off the shoulder and into a ditch.
- Keep your distance – If you do strike a deer, don’t approach it. An injured deer is frightened and can injure you as well as further injuring itself. If the deer is blocking the roadway, it poses a threat to other drivers; so call the authorities immediately.
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
Highlands High School students interviewed our Fort Thomas Police Officers. Click below to watch.
Pedestrian Safety Initiative
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
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!
Buy a piece of the walk.
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.
7:00 PM on the 2nd day after council meetings (Wednesday if council is on a Monday, or Thursday if council is on a Tuesday.)
10:00 AM on the 3rd day after council meeting (Thursday if council is on a Monday, or Friday if council is on a Tuesday.)
Noon on the Saturday following a council meeting.