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Today's Features

  •  State Auditor Adam Edelen is shining a light on special taxing districts.  But sometimes all the rhetoric, statutes and technical jargon starts to sound like Greek to me. 

    There are several different types of special taxing districts, and your public library is one of them. As a special taxing district, we can and do collect a property tax. 100 percent of the funds collected go to the daily operation of your public library. 

  •  The second annual Race Fest event was held in downtown Carrollton Wednesday night. Locals and visitors enjoyed music, food, a car show, a motorcycle show and vendor booths while at the event.

  • Tuesday, July 3
    Life in Carrollton, a faith-based alcohol and chemical dependency treatment series, meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Pentecostals of Carrollton, 1207 Highland Ave. Enrollment is open. Call (1-888) 718-3174 for information.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the city hall building.

    Depression Support Group meets 6:30 p.m., Campbellsburg Professional Building, 8910 Main St. (U.S. 421), Campbellsburg, Ky. Call Ken at (502) 525-7506.

  •  Carroll County’s Kroger and Walmart stores celebrated Race Week by hosting events at their stores on Thursday and Friday. 

  • English Baptist Church, 3449 Ky. Hwy 389 in Carroll County will hold Vacation Bible School “Amazing Wonders Aviation...” Monday-Friday, July 9-13, from 6-8 p.m. Children four years old through eighth grade are invited to learn about God’s awesome power through bible study, crafts, music, snacks and games. For more information call (502) 732-5710 or email: englishbaptistchurch@gmail.com.

  • He came running from the cemetery screaming…dried blood still all over his arms and legs from where it appeared he had been intentionally cutting himself with sharp rocks-maybe hoping to ease some of the emotional pain that he was enduring.

    Upon seeing the boat from the hillside, he ran to Jesus from the tombs because that was his home — his residency since being banished there-banished from cookouts, family get-togethers and all other functions of society.

  •   “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.