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Today's Features

  •  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.

  •  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.