• Pastors’ Thanksgiving dinner moving to Guthrie Opportunity Center

    For many years, St. Joseph has hosted the Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner at its parish hall, but this year there’s a new location: the Guthrie Opportunity Center.

    The GO Center is  located at 900 Nutter Drive off New Shepherdsville Road.

    The meal will be on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov.  24.

  • Out of the ashes

    Bardstown United Methodist Church is the place Jane Jury took her bottle as an infant. It’s a place where she would attend and later teach Sunday School, would be married in, and would serve as secretary for 30 years. It’s also the same place where, years later, she remains a member of the congregation.

    “It’s just always been a part of my life,” Jury said in an interview with local historian Dixie Hibbs.

  • Religion Notes for Oct. 28, 2016

     Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Jessie Rathburn will give a piano concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Loretto Motherhouse. All are welcome. Admission is free.


    Witness to celebrate choir anniversary


  • Stay focused. There is much work to do.

     I’m sure you have noticed there is not a shortage of opinions about this election. Even Facebook is blowing up with our family and friends expressing their personal thoughts.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 21, 2016

    St. John fall revival

    St. John A.M.E. Zion Church will have its fall revival at 7 p.m. nightly Monday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday, Oct. 26. The evangelist will be the Rev. Dr. Darin H. Mitchell of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church of Greensboro, N.C. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Rev. Roscoe M. Linton, pastor, at 348-1422.

    Christian Center Revival

  • Dealing with change can be hard

    Last year we became quasi-temporary guardians of our youngest daughter’s two cats, Mohawk and Target.

    I say quasi-temporary because the daughter has since moved out after staying with us for a year, but the cats are still with us.

    Once our daughter left, we decided to move the cats’ litter box from the guest bathroom to the now-empty spare bedroom.

    To us humans, that’s a simple change, but not to the cats.

  • Mom sees uncanny resemblance between husband and her baby

    By Roger Alford

    Religion Columnist

    I love the story of the woman who was admiring her friend’s newborn baby.

    “He sure favors his dad,” the woman said.

    “Oh, yes, he surely does,” the new mom said. “He sleeps all the time, never talks and has no hair.”

    It’s only natural that children look like their parents. In some instances, the resemblance is uncanny. Sometimes, they act alike. And sometimes they even sound alike.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 30, 2016

    Loretto Motherhouse

    A sextet will play at Loretto Motherhouse on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3:30 p.m. It will perform “Chamber Works” by J. Francaix, M. Dring, L. Thuille, and local composers, Tony Smith and Sara MacLean. Performers include Michelle Chapman, French horn, Tony Watson, flute, Lynette Davidson, oboe, Tony Smith, clarinet, Nan Tate, bassoon, and Denine LeBlanc, piano.

    Rosary Crusade

    The 2016 Public Square Rosary Crusade to pray for the nation will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at Court Square in downtown Bardstown, rain or shine.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 23, 2016

    Botland Jamboree

    The Botland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will have a Botland Jamboree, an outdoor music festival, Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will feature several bands and musical performances 2-6 p.m. at the church, 5326 Springfield Road. Music will include everything from gospel to bluegrass and country. Bring a chair.

    Rolling Fork Christian Church revival

  • Destiny awaits those who will persevere

    By Billy Holland