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Venture Connectors Aug. 7 luncheon to feature financial technology startup success story in Carla Dearing

The Venture Connectors monthly luncheon on Aug. 7 will feature Carla Dearing, who is the founding CEO of Sum180 and head of product for FlexWage Solutions LLC. Venture Connectors luncheons are held at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., in Louisville on the first Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 11:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from noon-1 p.m. Networking takes place after the lunch. Dearing...

Marijuana and vaping are more popular than tobacco cigarettes among U.S. teens; in KY, it’s about equal

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News More American teenagers are using marijuana and vaping than are smoking cigarettes, but Kentucky teens use the three products about equally, according to national and state surveys of them. The national “Monitoring the Future” survey found that in 2017, 23.9 percent of high-school seniors reported using marijuana in the 30 days before the survey,...