Today's Features

  • Mill Creek Baptist to have gospel sing

    Mill Creek Baptist Church will have a special night filled with Bluegrass Gospel Music presented by “Only By Grace,” 6 p.m. Jan. 20. There is no cost for this event. Everyone is welcome.

    Mount Moriah Baptist to have spaghetti dinner

    Mount Moriah Baptist Church will have a free spaghetti dinner 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Boston Community Center. Live music will be provided. For more information, call (502) 833-1418.

    St. Monica to have Appreciation Sunday

  • Wow! It’s 2008, and January is almost behind us. The number 8 is a Biblical number which speaks of “new beginnings.” It seems a lot of folks throughout the United States, and those I know in the mission field and evangelism are experiencing this. Changes can be unsettling as our flesh just doesn’t like it, but one thing I do know: if it’s the Lord’s will, it has to be good even though we may not understand at the moment.

  • By now almost everyone knows two sobering facts: The first is that Americans have a weight problem. One in three adult Americans is overweight. The second is that excess weight is an enormous burden on health. It increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and blood vessel disease, and certain cancers. It’s clear that many of us need to develop a healthy way to reach and maintain the right weight.

  • I am delighted that “Rozanne” has been named the perennial plant of the year for 2008. I love hardy geraniums and “Rozanne” is certainly a good one but if you like her, don’t stop there.


    Free Blood Pressure Checks. Third Wednesday of each month at Bloomfield Senior Citizens 9in the back of Bloomfield Baptist Church) 11-11:30 a.m.

    Bardstown Rotary Club. Talbott Tavern, noon.

    T.O.P.S. No. 262. Civic Center, weigh-in, 10:30 a.m.; meeting, noon.

    Al-Anon. Meeting for friends and families of alcoholics, 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 175 E. John Rowan Blvd., Bardstown.

    Queen of Nelson No. 87 O.E.S.P.H.A. 7:30 p.m. at the lodge hall.

    Scout Troop 147. 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall.


    Mindfulness/Meditation set for Saturday

    The monthly meditation session of Mindfulness/Centering Meditation will be 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 at St. Catharine Motherhouse, Springfield, in the room next to St. Catharine Hall. It consists of two sessions of centering prayer with a meditative walk in- between, a break, and a mindfulness meditation, followed by sharing. Anyone interested in meditation is welcome. Leaders will be Dominican Sisters Elaine Shaw-Cote OP and Sr. Mary Otho Ballard OP.

  • Some memos will be marked [Unpreviewed]. This means that I have not seen the film. Any information about the film content is taken from press releases, Web sites and other sources. The “Family Rating” is mainly taken from the Web site filmratings.com.

  • For those of you waiting for outstanding films to play locally, this is one. The first positive and entertaining thing you will note about “Juno” is the sharp dialog. It’s not often that teenagers are portrayed as being so witty. The same goes for the parents. This is not a story of alienation, with parents pitted against their children. Oh, there is hesitation at first when Juno MacGuff must tell her parents that she is pregnant at barely 16. But they all get over it, while kind insults are being hurled from one side to the other.


    Nelson Christian to have baby recognition service

  • My friend, Shelley, in Georgia has a friend who thinks I lied in one of my books, or at least that I made something up.

    Shelley, being a writer herself, knows that all writers (and most preachers) tell stories to illustrate truth. Sometimes the stories are their own; sometimes they belong to others.

    Even Jesus told stories. However, Shelley’s friend thinks if something’s printed on the page of a book every word should be the gospel truth.