• Being thoughtful — on purpose

    By Billy Holland

    Over a 12-year span at UCLA, American college basketball coach John Wooden won 10 national championships, and their total of 11 remains a record today.

  • >> RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 15, 2017

    Piano concert

    Greg Partain of Transylvania University will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. He will play works by Schumann, Bach, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. All are welcome. Admission is free.

    Van Buren Baptist Church homecoming

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Diligence requires less talk, more action

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    Success is not easily understood or there would be more of it!

    Learning and demonstrating certain principals can make the difference between watching others succeed and enjoying the blessings of success in our own life. One of these fundamental principles is that your God-given talent will make room for you.

    Proverbs 18:16 is a powerful statement that is worth considering: “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.”

  • Nelson Christian welcomes new minister

    Mark Jones and his wife, Gail, joined the Nelson Christian Church family in August. They have served churches in Kentucky, Indiana and Georgia, and helped plant a church in South Carolina.

    They are both graduates of Cincinnati Christian University, and Mark received his Master of Ministry degree from Kentucky Christian University.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 8, 2017

    Bardstown Baptist Church Homecoming Celebration

  • Nelson Christian hosts VBS

    Nelson Christian Church held vacation Bible school July 9-14.

    The children and staff enjoyed the Bible stories, praise, crafts, snacks and recreation time. Also, everyone was motivated to help the community this year.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 1, 2017

    Campground-Beechfork United Methodist Church homecoming

    Campground-Beechfork United Methodist Church homecoming is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Lunch will be followed by fellowship and singing. Bring your two favorite dishes. Meat and drinks to be provided.

    First Baptist Church food pantry

    First Baptist Church of Bardstown food pantry is open every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Asking for the gift of wisdom

    By Billy Holland

    When I think about having wisdom, I am reminded of king Solomon.

    If you remember the popular story about David and Bathsheba, Solomon was their only son and also became king of Israel after David passed away.

    In I Kings Chapter 3, we read that Solomon sincerely loved God and obeyed his laws. Verse 4 records him offering 1,000 burnt offerings upon the altars at Gibeon, and as the story continues, we notice that something very special happens to him.

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Sympathy not a substitute for action

    We do not have to look very far to find someone who needs a miracle. Many are suffering some type of crisis with everything from health problems, their children and grief over a loss, to finances, marriage issues and addictions.

    When difficult situations are presented, we become sympathetic, but how often do we consider that God may have brought these individuals to our attention so that we can not only pray, but intervene and help meet their needs? Instead of just discussing the situation and having pity, maybe we can become the miracle they are praying for.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Aug. 25, 2017

    Gospel singing
    The Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Special guests include Made New Teen Band from Harrodsburg and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Peace, Love and Respect community walk