I don’t usually have much occasion to travel east of Lexington, but I’ve been to eastern Kentucky twice this summer.
In June, a group from our church traveled four and a half hours to Lynch, a town with a population of 747, according to the 2010 census, in Harlan County, a stone’s throw from the West Virginia line in southeastern Kentucky.
Originally a company town for U.S. Steel with a population of 10,000 in the 1940s, today, 45 percent of residents are below the poverty level.
Women’s soccer is very important to the fabric of the American culture. For young girls, the ability to see female soccer players succeed helps to change the way girls see their potential as athletes. The heroes of women’s soccer have included such household names as Mia Hamm and Brandy Chastain. As a new generation of female soccer players grow up, it is important to see the new players succeed on the field.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 7,500 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints during the past 20 years. Yet, motor vehicle crashes still remain the No. 1 killer of children ages 4 to 14 in America. The reason? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats and booster seats.
On average, five children ages 14 and younger are killed and 640 are injured in motor vehicle crashes every day.
Whether your child started another school year last week or is preparing for college, your back-to-school purchases might not be complete. The Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for savvy shopping.
1. Ask about returns and refunds. When buying new gear, ask the store about their return policy and always keep the receipts. Stores are not legally required to exchange an item or give a refund.
Students throughout the community head back to school today, and educators say there is an important role for parents to play in a successful school year. The U.S. Department of Education offers the following tips.
— Create a home environment that encourages learning and schoolwork. Establish a daily family outine of mealtimes with time for homework, chores, bedtime and family activities.
A new school year is upon us and I must admit this is my favorite time of year. Not because of going back to school, but because it’s school and office supply sale time and to an office supply junkie like me, it feels like Christmas.