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Today's Features

  • Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, now in its 15th year, bucked the trend of declining attendance at summer concert festivals around the country during its annual gathering at Waterfront Park July 14-16.

    This year’s attendance fell in the festival’s targeted three-day range of about 60,000. It was a little short of last year’s record of 65,000, but still strong.

    Fans attending got to see a wide range of musical styles across five stages, as well as take in the festival’s hippie spirit of activism and environmental preservation.

  • The grandstands changed from soloists singing Disney and Martina McBride, to a Central Kentucky band rocking out with a country mix. Thursday evening at the Nelson County Fair was talent focused with both the Coca-Cola Talent Classic and Sticktight’s fair debut.

    Thursday’s free concert was the first time Sticktight, a Southern country rock band, had performed at the Nelson County Fair, though the lead singer has made local appearances at locations such as Mammy’s. The group kicked off the fair show with original music, leading into some crowd favorites.

  • Gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing Saturday, July 22. Special guests will be the Sexton Family Band in Hardyville and the Cumbos. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome.

    Gospel music celebration

  • Gospel music celebration

    The annual gospel music celebration sponsored by Jackson Hills General Baptist Church, 810 Clarks Lane, (located off Ky. 44) Shepherdsville, will be July 22, at 10 a.m. There will be various groups of singers. Lunch will be served around noon. The Church appreciates the singers who have helped them over the years with singings. Call Pastor Kendell Skaggs at (502) 957-3965 for more information.

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

  • Billy Holland

    religion columnist

    psalmz103@gmail.com

    In this modern world in which we live, the access to information is becoming an addiction. For many people, technology is emotionally stimulating entertainment and, as it continues to advance, we wonder if the intent is to influence us within this evolution of pleasure enhancement.

    It’s amazing to consider that only 70 years ago the concept of computers controlling the masses seemed more like science fiction, but now it has become a reality.

  • Marly Walls of Nelson County was recently an honored guest of Congressman Brett Guthrie at the nation’s Capitol.

    The Nelson County High School senior was one of the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Her drawing of her younger sister, “Rowan,” garnered first place in the competition for Kentucky’s 2nd U.S. House District, which is represented by Guthrie, a Bowling Green Republican.

    The drawing now hangs in the tunnel in the Capitol building, where it will remain for a year, said her mom, Amy Walls.

  • Mary Navarro, Ruby Breedin and Arnold Downs took The Kentucky Standard to Renfro Valley. along with Linda Downs, who took the picture.

  • The Frontier Band will will perform at this week’s edition of the Edward Jones Summer Band Concert Series at Bardstown Community Park Friday at 7 p.m.

    Frontier is a band from London, Ky., that delights audiences with upbeat melodies and swelling three-part harmonies. The band includes Ethan Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals and songwriter) his brother, Andrew Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals and songwriter) and their cousin, Caleb Caudill (bass guitar and vocals).

  • They came by the hundreds, bringing lawn chairs, beach balls, and, for some, earplugs. They rode in on the backs of trucks and lined the streets until the early morning.

  • Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

    Van Buren Baptist Church starting an archery program for boys and girls 10-15 years old. Sessions are July 8 and 22; Aug. 5 and 19; Sept 2, 16 and 30, and Oct. 14 until completed. The program is a nondenominational outreach that shares the gospel of Jesus through archery. Parent/guardians are welcome to stay. Lunch is provided. Van Buren is located at 1488 Fairmount Road (Ky. 1066). For more information, call Brother Lee Smith at (502) 517-2318.

    First Baptist Church VBS