• The altar, the table and the desk

    The Rev. David A. Cockson

    Chaplain, Bethlehem High School

    I have fond memories of growing up as a child on a farm in Nebraska.

    One of the chores my older brother and I inherited was milking our two Holstein cows to put milk, cream and butter on our family table, which was comprised of my grandmother, my parents, me and my seven siblings.

    My dad began our milking lesson by challenging my brother and I to construct milking stools.

  • It’s time to remember homecoming

    Mike Bradford

    Pastor, Boston Christian Church

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 26, 2014

    Blessing of the Animals at Bourbon City Bark Park

  • PARSON'S PONDERINGS: Teach your children well


    guest columnist


    “Teach Your Children Well” was a popular song in 1970. Recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash (who wrote it), and Young. This year, it was the theme of the New Haven Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival and its parade. Teach your children well is not about school-room education, but about what we might call “home training.”

    I worry that we don’t teach our children well in that respect.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 19, 2014

    The Hoppers in concert

    The Hoppers will be in concert Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church, 2580 Springfield Road in Bardstown. Seating is limited. For more information, call 348-4677.

    Contemplative Prayer Day

  • It’s time to remember homecoming

    By Mike Bradford

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 5, 2014

    New Beginning VBS

    New Beginning Baptist Church will have a vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. on Fridays Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 for children age 5-12 years old. The theme is the International Spy Academy. For more information, call (502) 233-1352.

    New church

  • Keeping Mama happy

    Maybe you’ve heard the Southern saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

    It’s one of my favorite sayings. First, I like saying ain’t. (It makes me happy).

    Second, since I truly want others to be happy, it’s good to know the way to achieve that is to make myself happy first. For the good of mankind, it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.

  • Religion Notes: Aug. 29, 2014

    Wednesday Night children’s program

    The Bardstown Baptist Church will begin its Wednesday Night Children’s Program, “Jesus Followers,” on Sept. 10, for children kindergarten to sixth grade. Registration is Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church, 101 W. Brashear Ave. Children must be registered to participate. Light refreshments will be served and there will be be drawings for gift cards. Call 348-3866 for more information.

    24 Bible reading

  • Go ahead and laugh

    In 1998, I had a bad week.

    It began when my neighbor, Sandy, had asked me to feed her dogs, let them outside in the fenced-in yard during the day and put them in their kennels for the night while she was out of town.

    Any idiot can do that, I thought. Except one day I forgot the part about letting them outside and only remembered later when I discovered one of the dogs had eaten Sandy’s couch that was on the porch.

    He didn’t eat all of it — he left the springs.