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Today's Features

  • By Billy Holland

    Every summer, we look forward to July 4 because it’s filled with fun things to do, like barbecuing, picnics, games, family reunions, fireworks and, of course, it’s a paid vacation day.

    Along with the excitement and activities this week, let us also remember and be grateful for those who have served our country so that we can enjoy our freedom.

  • When the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth moved from their St. Thomas base to the Nazareth campus Bardstown knows today, their mission was one of the care and education of young women and children. Over the next 195 years, that mission would evolve to face a changing world and new global issues. Throughout it all, the sisters of Nazareth have sought to serve a world that needs compassion.

  • By Billy Holland

    There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate, and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.

  • 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 (Highway 1066). For more information, call Brother Lee Smith at (502) 517-2318.

    First Baptist Church VBS

  • John and Charline Hepke are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 24, 1967, in Louisville, and now reside in The Villages, Fla. Celebrating their 50 years together are their four children, Laura Hepke Hilderbrandt, Shelly Hepke Moore, John C. Hepke and Kelly Hepke Dessy along with eight grandchildren.

  • John and Flo Sizemore, of Hyden, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jody Sizemore, to Jordan Littlejohn, the son of Joe and Janet Littlejohn, of Bardstown.

    The bride-elect is a teacher at Mountain View Elementary in Hyden. The groom-elect is a sales representative for 84 Lumber in London, Ky.

    The wedding is planned for July 6 at the Bahamas Resort. The reception will be July 22 in Bardstown. Invitations will be sent.

  • Geoffrey and Rosalie Surtees, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter, Clara Grace, June 11, 2017, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Patrick and Mary Louise Monaghan. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Margaret Surtees.

    The baby was welcomed home by four brothers, Ezra, Jack, Noah and William; and two sisters, Maggie and Mary Therese.

  • Sara Morris and Steve Nalley, of New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Paige Nalley, May 19, 2017, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Dale Morris and Alda Morris, both of Chaplin. Paternal grandparents are Ernestine Nalley, of New Haven, and the late Robert Nalley.

    The baby was welcomed home by three brothers, Trever Couch, 18, Gavin Couch, 14, and Ashton Couch, 10 and a sister, Emily Nalley, 15.

  • Savannah and Travis King, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter, Mia Kjeston, June 10, 2017, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville. She weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and was 16.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Mark and Theresa Proctor, of Chaplin. Paternal grandparents are Bradley and Sharon King, of Brooks.

    Great-grandparents are Dewayne Byrd and the late Kjeston Byrd, of Willisburg and Bill and Rebecca Proctor, of Chaplin.

  • Old Gospel Barn gospel singing
    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel singing performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Special guests will be Brighter Day Gospel Band. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program