The city is now hiring for a part time position to clean the armory building. General duties include, emptying trash, cleaning/mopping bathrooms, etc. For more information, please contact Kevin Barbian at 859-572-1224.
The City of Fort Thomas has named an iconic family as its 2021 Independence Day Parade Grand Marshals.
“The Arnzens have been a staple of Fort Thomas for decades and we’re excited to have them as our parade Grand Marshals,” said Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas.
Bob and Joanne Arnzen, owners of the Olde Fort Pub, have been Midway District stalwarts since first opening their establishment in 1977. The Olde Fort Pub, established on St. Patrick’s Day 44 years ago, is located at 1041 S. Fort Thomas Avenue.
Parade co-chairs Linda Slone and Jim Trauth said that they keep a running list of potential marshals that would represent the city well. Slone said that it’s always an honor and one the committee takes seriously.
“When Jim and I asked Bob and Joanne to be our parade marshals, they were shocked and could not believe they were being honored in this way,” said Slone. “We truly believe with all they have done in and for this city, it is an honor that is very well deserved.”
Joanne said that this year was made more special because she and Bob were parade co-chairs in 1977, a year that helped track their family’s future.
“When we moved back to Fort Thomas in 1977, the same year we opened The Olde Fort Pub, we were asked to organize the 4th of July Parade. Every year since then we have watched and enjoyed the parade from our business at the end of the parade route never thinking that we would one day be chosen as Grand Marshals,” she said.
“We are very surprised, excited and honored to being chosen this year’s Grand Marshals and look forward to celebrating with everyone along the way.”
The Arnzens both grew up in the Fort Thomas.
Most people in Fort Thomas know them now through their civic volunteering duties and business ownership. Bob and Joanne married in 1974 and started The Old Fort Pub in 1977.
Joanne attended Ruth Moyer Elementary and Highlands High School. Bob attended St. Thomas and St. Xavier High School. Bob went on to receive a basketball scholarship for Notre Dame University and also played baseball for the Irish.
He pitched for Montreal Expos for four years and also logged four years of professional basketball experience with the New York Nets, Cincy Royals and Indiana Pacers. He is a three-time Academic Basketball All-American and was on the American Basketball Association Championship in 1973.
Bob was in the Fort Thomas Army Reserve from 1969-1975. Their children, Megan (Krieg), Nate, Annie and Michael make the long-time business a family affair.
The Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade is Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. With around 75 participants and festivities planned throughout the evening, it is one of the City’s largest attended event each year.
This year’s parade theme is “The Roaring 20’s Again.”
The parade will start at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and N. Fort Thomas Avenue near Highland United Methodist Church and travels south on the avenue to Tower Park and ends near the intersection of N. Fort Thomas and River Road. City streets along North and South Fort Thomas will be closed for a period.
Anyone interested in participating in the parade must register. Any questions can be answered by contacting parade co-chairs Jim Trauth (859-992-1884) Linda Slone, (859-750-9532) or Melissa Beckett (859-441-1055) or MBeckett@FtThomas.org.
The 4th of July parade will be held on Saturday, July 3rd this year.
The Fort Thomas Recreation Summer Playground Registration is now open.
COVID-19 Vaccinations in Campbell County will be given on Tuesday April 6th, 2021 at Main Street Baptist Church located at 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria Kentucky. If you have read below and are eligible for a vaccine, you must schedule an appointment. Please do not show up at the site without an appointment. You can register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094baca92ea7fd0-covid1932
Northern Kentucky is currently vaccinating people18 years of age and older. You must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and able to demonstrate residency consistent with the requirements of KRS 186.010(12) or an individual providing healthcare services involving direct care to patients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Residence Verification – “Resident” means any person who has established Kentucky as his or her state of domicile. The possession by an operator of a vehicle of a valid Kentucky operator’s license shall be prima-facie evidence that the operator is a resident of Kentucky.
Please do not schedule a vaccine at multiple vaccine sites, as you will prevent another eligible person from receiving the vaccine.
Please make sure you have read and understand all of the following information before scheduling an appointment:
· Vaccines are available by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be permitted as vaccine doses are limited to the individuals who have registered. Those who arrive without a scheduled appointment, will not be vaccinated.
· You must wear a mask at your appointment and remain socially distanced from others.
· If you are positive for COVID-19, you may be vaccinated after you are considered recovered and out of isolation/quarantine. We encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider about when you should receive the vaccine.
· After you receive a vaccination, you must continue to wear appropriate PPE in professional settings and social distancing and masking in personal situations.
· You will not be charged for the vaccine. Other partners may bill insurance for an administrative fee.
· The COVID-19 Vaccine cannot be given to anyone who has received a vaccine for another illness within a 14 day time period.
· This clinic will be dispensing the Johnson and Johnson Vaccine.
HELP WANTED CROSSING GUARD
The City of Fort Thomas is seeking a crossing guard
for Moyer Elementary School (Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and
Memorial Parkway and N. Fort Thomas Avenue intersection (Hours: 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.).
Assistance crossing children is needed for a short period of time in the morning and afternoon on school days. Must be 18 years of age or older; rate of pay is $11.00 per hour, paid for a full hour per shift, payable bi-weekly while school is in session.
Please contact the Fort Thomas Police Department at 859-441-6562 for additional Information.
Fort Thomas City Offices – Temporary Relocation
The City of Fort Thomas Administration offices, including City Administrator, City Clerk, Finance office, General Services (office personnel only) and Economic Development Director will be located at the Armory Building (950 S. Fort Thomas Ave) beginning Monday January 4, 2021.
The offices are situated on the first floor and access will be from the entry located in Tower Park.
Important items to note:
Mailing address for all city business will continue to be: 130 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Business phone will remain (859) 441-1055
Hours of Operation will remain: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
Access for business during COVID is limited to lobby drop-off/pickup unless appointment scheduled in advance.
There will be no business conducted on location at city building EXCEPT Police Department or Fire Department through their regular contact protocols.
Council Meetings, City Boards & Commissions and all other city public meetings will be held at the Community Center/Mess Hall located in Tower Park. Check city website for calendar of meetings.
This temporary relocation is necessary to permit the renovation of the offices at the city building and will tentatively last through the calendar year of 2021.
We appreciate your patience and understanding through this period of time. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the city clerk at 441-1055.
Tower Park – Shelter 3 Area (across from VA Hospital)
You may have seen improvements to the basketball courts as well as the new shelter in Tower Park. The City of Ft. Thomas intends to complete this area by late spring. A volleyball court, additional parking, and modified play area will be great additions/upgrades to our park system.
Tower Park – Ballfield
Improvements have been taking place at the Tower Park Ball Field. We intend to have the field ready for spring, with additional improvements in the year(s) to come.
Effective January 2021: The Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum will be closed until the Spring of 2021.
Sanitation District No. 1 will be replacing a portion of the sanitary sewer on Waterworks Road. A portion of the road will be closed from September 2 to December 1, 2020.
The road will be barricaded at night, allowing access only for the local resident at 262 Waterworks Rd, and Emergency Personnel.
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………….
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The City of Fort Thomas has adopted a golf cart ordinance that allows golf carts on certain roads within the city limits. Please read and familiarize yourself with the attached rules and regulations. A permit will not be issued without a Sheriffs inspection and proof of insurance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and referencing project number C705-ENG-047-01.
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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.
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.
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Please be aware of who you are talking to at all times.
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.
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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.