Today's Features

  • Four Nelson County natives and three other Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph who ministered in Nelson County are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this year.

  • Hope is one of those dynamic words that deserves the title of catalyst when it comes to change. It is a spiritual attribute that God’s people should have on hand at any given moment because it is filled with life, enthusiasm and energy.

  • Gospel singing
    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Special guests will be Victory Road. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth seeking volunteers

  • Boasting accents and elaborate costumes, John Yazzo and Nora Moutrane entertained kids at the Nelson County Early Learning Center Tuesday with performances about nutrition and good character. The production was one of three the pair have rehearsed for, and Nelson County was just one of their stops in their first-ever tour.

    “So far we’ve been in North Carolina, and we’re going to Ohio next,” Yazzo said.

    Stops also include Maryland, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York and other places along the East Coast.

  • New Ecumenical Bible study
    A new seven-week Ecumenical Bible study, Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted, with Priscilla Schirer will be 7-8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Second St. For more information or to register, call Linda Sonne (502) 507-9778.

    Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop

  • For those who have visited a nursing home or a medical care facility, you know what I mean when I refer to these places as difficult and uncomfortable. The sights and sounds are difficult for our emotions to process and explain why many would rather avoid them altogether.

    I have heard people say they do not like hospitals, nursing homes or funerals, and this is usually because they provoke us to think more deeply.

  • Centering Prayer workshop

    Contemplative Outreach of Kentucky is offering an Introduction to Centering Prayer workshop hosted by St. Catharine Motherhouse, Hwy. 150 west of Springfield, on Sunday, April 2, 1:30-5 p.m. The ancient form of prayer without words is helpful for those who desire to be aware of God within self. Everyone is welcome. Presenters will be Bill McGiveney and Sr. Mary Otho Ballard, OP. Suggested donation is $25. For registration, call or email: 859-481-6238 or lamondaop@gmail.com.

  • Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    It’s amazing to think that without light, there is complete darkness. Thank God, every morning he directs the sun to rise, which allows us to see without stumbling and having to feel our way around like blind people.

    Spiritually speaking, we were all born into spiritual darkness and are only given our vision when we invite Christ to transform us into a new creation.

  • After a day of auditions at John Hardin High School earlier in the year, two Nelson County students were chosen to participate in the Middle-School All-District Honors Band Feb. 25.

    The event, held at Campbellsville University, brought together dozens of some of the state’s most talented school musicians.

    “There were a lot of schools” represented, said Rhianna Cranmer, an eighth-grader at Boston School.