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  • Community Calendar | July 6, 2017

    New events

    Thursday, July 6

    Stuff The Cruiser, 3-6 p.m. at Kroger to benefit the Food Pantry of Carroll County. NASCAR driver Ryan Newman will arrive at 6 p.m. to sign autographs.

    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225, 7:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Speedway

    Friday, July 7

    First Friday on the Square from 4-8 p.m. in downtown Carrollton. The event will feature the Just Us Band, the Carrollton’s Hottest Dog contest and the RiverView Farmers Market.

  • Church News | July 6, 2017

    Multi-church Vacation Bible School July 10-14

    St. John Catholic Church, the Carrollton Christian Church and the United Methodist Church of Carrollton together will hold Vacation Bible School “ Hero Central” July 10- 14 at the Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street in Carrollton. For more information please call Pastor Tim Polley, (502) 732-5708.

    Sanders Baptist VBS

    Sanders Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School, Monday through Thursday, July 10-14, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for all ages.

  • Thirsty? Drink this

    I’ve lived in Florida long enough to know that sometimes we have drought conditions and sometimes the water in the rivers and lakes gets so high it overflows.

    About five years ago, this area of Florida was bone dry. It was so dry that a local man who lived on a canal -- “waterfront property” -- converted the dried-out canal off his boat dock into a golf course, complete with putting green, fairway and a tall grass hazard.

  • Jesus offers rest to those labored and burdened

    During the United States Independence Day celebrations you might have heard all or part of the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…. Send these, the homeless tempest-tossed to me.” The Gospel, gives the same message in a more powerful way: “Take my yoke . . . and you will find rest.”

  • Riley attends Funeral Directors Association convention

    The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated its 135th anniversary at the annual convention June 6-8, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. During the three-day meeting, 50, 125, and 150-year-old firms were honored; 50 and 60-year Kentucky licensed funeral directors were honored; and funeral directors received continuing education awards. There were 79 exhibitors displaying their different businesses at the exhibit hall. Several educational seminars/presentations were given.

  • Senior Calendar | July 6, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, July 6: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 6, 2017

    National Ice Cream Day, Monday, July 17, stop in at the library for a free ice cream sandwich or frozen treat, all day! When school’s out, Shakespeare’s in! Explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design and more! This one week camp will result in a performance of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Camp Shakespeare will be held July 17-21 every afternoon from 1-4 p.m., Sign-up now please.

    New events

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  • Focus on reaching your full potential, not comparing yourself to others

    In a world where social media influences the entire world and the way we think like never before, it is VERY easy to get caught up in a negative cycle whereby you’re always comparing yourself to others. The quickest way to feel like you’re not progressing quickly enough is comparing yourself to others. Yes, finding inspiration by relating is potentially very good, but trying to be somebody will never end well. 

    If there is ONE piece of advice I could give to you in relation to progressing it is this...

    Focus on YOU!