• Prayer service for Rogers tonight

    A prayer service will be held tonight for Crystal Rogers, a issing Bardstown mother of five who has not been seen for two months.
    The prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. on the Spalding Hall lawn on 5th Street in Bardstown. Those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket and to wear a prayers or support Crystal t-shirt.

  • Churches gather for annual fall festival


    Three county churches came together Sunday for fellowship during the annual Nelson Area Christian Churches’ fall festival.

    Tim Underhill, pastor of the Rolling Fork Christian Church, said the event is something that the churches — including Rolling Fork, Nelson and Chaplin Christian — try to put on each year.

    “We try to get together actually twice a year,” Underhill said.

    “We’ve got church members that know each other and spend time together,” Underhill said.

  • Father Hammer appointed to Louisville parish

    A well known Nelson County priest will be stepping up to help St. Margaret Mary Parish in Louisville following the resignation of the church’s former pastor, Father Stephen Pohl, who is being federally charged on accessing child pornography.

    According to Cecilia Price, chief communications officer for the Archdiocese of Louisville, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz appointed Father Bill Hammer to the position.

    Hammer is currently the pastor of the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown and the Church of St. Michael in Fairfield.

  • Living, with Jesus’ love

    Gladys Davidson loves Jesus and Jesus loves her. It’s a comfort that the 102-year-old woman shares with everyone she meets during her stay at Colonial Health & Rehab in Bardstown.

    “I’ve been a Christian since I was a little tiny girl,” Davidson told the Standard and PLG-TV. “I lived through some rough times I never could if I didn’t have Jesus.”

    Davidson celebrated her birthday Saturday and while she couldn’t quite recall some of the family and friends that wished her well, she was happy to see anyone.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 28, 2015

    First Cedar Creek Baptist Church

  • PARSON'S PODNERING: We should be who God made us

    The season for “The Stephen Foster Story” and the companion show, “All Shook Up,” has ended, with, I hope, good attendance.

    Anne and I caught “All Shook Up” at season’s end. If you saw it, you know the central theme was really about folks who thought they had to be someone they weren’t to be the self that would be attractive to others. 

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 21, 2015

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Special guests include Billy and Wilma Vincent Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.


    Wickland Baptist pastor celebration

  • More signs of grace

    Recently, two quotes from two very different people landed in my email inbox that have caused me to ponder.

    The first one came as a Christianity Today update about Tullian Tchividjian, the Fort Lauderdale pastor who resigned after admitting to an inappropriate relationship. The update said he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Aug. 14, 2015

    Nelson Christian free car wash

    Nelson Christian Church Youth Ministry will host a free car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The event will be at the church campus, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road.For more information, call 348-3495.

    Holy Trinity

    children’s choir

  • The return of shame

    When I was a kid, we used to sing the taunt, “Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!”

    I don’t remember who taught it to us, but we took great delight in singing it to anyone we wanted to shame and humiliate.

    I was a horrible child. I’m still horrible, but I clean up nicely and mostly refrain from pointing out people’s sin to their face in public.

    Still, what is it about us humans that we love to shame others?