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Today's Features

  • Last year, my granddaughter's best friend was 4-year-old Braden because he lived next door and had a trampoline. Braden liked Caroline because, at 5, she was someone other than his baby brother.

    Except for the occasional meltdown because one or both of them were tired, the friendship worked well. Then Braden moved away, Connor moved in, and Caroline has a new best friend.

    Why can't adult friendships be that easy?

  • First Baptist Church will host an anniversary celebration in honor of Pastor Daniel C. Shull on Sunday, May 25.

    Guest speakers will be the Rev. James "Doc" Shelton of Nashville, Tenn. and Dr. Kevin Cosby and St. Stephen Church of Louisville.

    Shelton will speak during the morning worship service at 11:15. Cosby and St. Stephen Church will be guests during the 7 p.m. service.

    The community is invited to attend.

  • The Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake has a new water safety display that was built to make visitors think about water safety. The display is more than 18 feet tall.

    The Corps of Engineers is having a contest to name the display, a name that should raise water safety awareness.

    Those at Green River Lake care about the safety of those who visit and are continually looking for ways to bring water safety awareness.

    Some facts about water safety:

  • Every year as summer's heat, humidity and pollens begin to near, parents of kids who have asthma start thinking about ways for their children to have fun while keeping safe and breathing well.

    The American Lung Association of the Midland States has just the answer for children with asthma who live in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee.

    Registrations are now being taken for Camp Superkids, a regional overnight summer camp just for kids who have asthma.

  • WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children) is a national program that helps low-income families meet nutritional needs.

    WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant woman and new mothers, infants and children up to five years of age who are found to be at nutritional risk.

    Proper nutrition along with appropriate health services helps maintain health and promotes normal growth and development.

  • Diabetes is a serious problem but research shows that controlling diabetes makes a huge difference.

    If you think you have diabetes, are at risk for diabetes, or have a family member who has been diagnosed, take the opportunity to become aware of this chronic disease.

    The Lake Cumberland District Health Department will host a free comprehensive diabetes class offered during the month of May.

    Classes will be on Wednesdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. The last class date is May 28 at the Taylor County Health Department.

  • Arthritis is a condition that affects 70 million Americans every day. Living with this condition alters nearly every activity in a person's daily life.

    Normal things like sitting, standing, walking and even driving all have an increased level of pain associated with arthritis.

    There is not a cure for arthritis, but there are plenty of therapies and exercises that help in easing the pain. Recent research has further advanced the knowledge on treating this chronic condition.

  • Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Kentucky's outstanding older worker. Experience Works Prime Time Awards program is part of Experience Works' national effort to raise awareness of the contributions made by older individuals and to break down barriers associated with the hiring of all older workers. Outstanding older workers from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be honored in Washington, D.C., and in their home states for their contributions to the workforce and local communities.

  • The Busy Bloomers garden club will have its annual plant swap and sale on Saturday, May 17.

    The event, which will take place rain or shine, is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office on South Columbia Avenue.

    Thin and divide your garden plants and swap them for different ones to add color and variety to your garden.

    If you have no plants to swap, you may purchase plants for a nominal fee.

    Don't miss an opportunity to restock and existing flower bed or jump start a new one.

    For more information, contact Elsie Miller at 465-2831.

  • The first weekend in June isn't far away, especially if you're getting items together to sell at the U.S. 68 400-mile yard sale.

    The annual yard sale stretches from east to west across the state through 60 communities ... from Maysville to Paducah. This year's sale is June 5-8.

    Marilyn Clarke, executive director of the Taylor County Tourism Commission, came up with the idea for the sale several years ago when she was looking to do something that would create some tourism business for small towns located off the major highways.