Today's Features


    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. For many, Memorial Day weekend also signifies their first chance to invite friends and family over for a barbecue. While some never put their grills away for the winter, many may need a refresher to ensure their Memorial Day BBQ starts summer off on the right foot.

  • If you’re traveling or vacationing, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” without feeling deprived.

    Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem programmed to think that suitable food for traveling involves a plastic wrapper!

    Here are some of my favorite snacks for traveling:

    • Boiled eggs

    • Beef jerky

    • Bananas

    • Apples

    • Oranges (don’t forget to bring some wet wipes)

  • Campground-Beechfork

    United Methodist Church Memorial Day service

    Campground-Beech Fork United Methodist Church will have a Memorial Day service at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, to honor those who have served our country and loved ones who have passed.

    Mount Washington Cemetery Memorial Day


    The Mount Washington Cemetery will host a Memorial Day service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Everyone is invited.

    Fairfield Cemetery memorial service

  • By Billy Holland

    Here is a touching story found in John 12 about humble servants love for her Lord. Verse 3 reads, “Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.”

  • Piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Janet Bass Smith, Western Kentucky University, will give a piano concert at the Loretto Motherhouse at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21.

    Bardstown orchestra spring concert

    The Bardstown Community Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 N. Third St., in Bardstown. There is no admission charge. Donations are welcome.

    The Rev. Joe Batcheldor’s 60th year ordination celebration

  • By Billy Holland

    Through the winter months, I had been thinking about how I was going to tackle the huge project of replacing our privacy fence in the spring. I have built this type of fence before, and those of you who are familiar with this will understand when I say it is very hard work, especially when you are doing it by yourself.

    Digging post-holes are not for the faint of heart – ha!

  • By Dr. Billy Holland

    As a minister, I am always being updated about what is happening in the daily news and regularly reminded about how the world is falling apart. I do appreciate the hard work from the news agencies to keep us informed, but we must also realize there needs to be a balance between constantly absorbing what everyone else is doing and concentrating on the life we have been called to live.

  • Loretto Motherhouse piano concert

    Nathaniel Mo will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse at 3 p.m. Monday, May 15, at 3 p.m. He will play works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Fauré and Chopin.

    Loretto Motherhouse trumpet concert

  • In today’s world, it’s common to see people standing on corners, holding signs that declare how desperate they are for financial assistance.