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Today's Features

  •   “I don’t like spiders and snakes…” are the lyrics to the catchy 1970s tune by singer Jim Stafford. 

    Although the song has little to do with wildlife and was popular before I was born, the sentiment holds true for many whose fear, when they cross paths with a common snake or spider, is real even when the perceived danger is not.  

    Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, and Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, are the two most common phobias people experience about animals and wildlife. 

  •  The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Independence on July 4, 1776.

    A special study conducted by U.S. Consum-er Product Safety Commis-sion found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries in 2011 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.

  •  Sometimes, with the right group of people, it doesn’t matter how much time passes from the last time you were together.

    That’s the way it was for me the weekend of June 23-24, when my best friend and I took a road trip to a tiny town in the Catskills of upstate New York to reunite with some of my co-workers from the past.

  •  Sometimes, with the right group of people, it doesn’t matter how much time passes from the last time you were together.

    That’s the way it was for me the weekend of June 23-24, when my best friend and I took a road trip to a tiny town in the Catskills of upstate New York to reunite with some of my co-workers from the past.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, June 27, Lets play rook, 10 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, June 28, Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 29, Euchre/Rook, 10 a.m.

    Monday, July 2: Morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, July 3: Bingo, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, July 4: Closed for the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Wednesday, June 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m., YAH book group, “Liesl and Po, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Race Fest, Hot Wheel Drags, bring your own Hot Wheels car or use one of the library’s, name plate for all contestants, fun for all ages, 6 p.m.

    Thursday, June 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; glo-in-the-dark-duct-Tape, crafts, 3 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “The Secret World of Arrietty,” 2 p.m.; beginning embroidery 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • General Butler State Resort Park together with Kentucky Chautauqua will present Private William Greathouse: Proud Kentucky Militiaman at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29 at the Butler-Turpin Historic House in General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Terry Rowlett is similar in many ways to the members of the Carrollton Rotary Club he spoke with on June 20 – working hard and taking pride in providing a quality product to customers. But unlike the typical local business, Rowlett’s most important asset is cows and his product is milk. Rowlett and his family are dairy farmers.

  • Are you hot? I’ve got some great ideas to help keep you cool, while preparing some great meals for your July 4 celebration.

    First of all, get lots of ice made ahead and stored in your freezer to serve with those wonderful teas and fruit drinks. Drinks served in big pitchers or punch bowls with lots of ice just yells out …drink me!