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Today's Features

  • Wearing sunglasses in the middle of summer may seem like a no-brainer, but not all sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays, and not all adults wear them like they should. According to The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults view a pair of sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a health necessity. One in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside, with millennials, adults born between 1981 and 1996, being the least likely to wear sunglasses always or often.

  • Kentucky 4-H Summer Camps offer an array of activities for youth. They can catch everything from fish to butterflies; identify trees and critters during nature hikes; learn to swim; use a canoe; take part in shooting sports; make arts and crafts; and participate in challenge courses. Youth also have the chance to sing and dance, make new friends and have fun.

  • Torrential rains and the resulting flood damage that occurred this month left a path of destruction for some homeowners across Kentucky. Sunny skies and warm temperatures help to expedite clean-up efforts, but with high-moisture content in the air, conditions are ripe for the growth of mold and fungi in waterlogged buildings. It takes special care to safely and effectively remove mold from a flood-damaged building.

  • Wearing sunglasses in the middle of summer may seem like a no-brainer, but not all sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays, and not all adults wear them like they should. According to The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults view a pair of sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a health necessity. One in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside, with millennials, adults born between 1981 and 1996, being the least likely to wear sunglasses always or often.

  • Thursday, July 30

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street.

    Friday, July 31

  • Youth service at First Apostolic Church

    The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street, Carrollton, will host a youth service for the Kentucky District of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1.

    The guest speaker is the Rev. Chad Erickson, from Maryville, Tenn., a minister of music for the ALJC general conferences and an associate pastor of the First Apostolic Church in Maryville.

  • I have very fond memories from my childhood of going on summer vacation with my family.  There is something exciting about packing your bags, driving several hours, and being away from home for a few days.  However, now that I am an adult who does not get his summers off, I have found that I enjoy them even more.  It is good to get away and take a break with my family.  It is good to interrupt the routine, step back from the business of life, and be away with each other.  It is good to rest.