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Today's Features

  • 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

    psalmz103@gmail.com

    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.

  • Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Rob Collier will present his composition for chamber ensemble, Canon in 9 Sections, at 7 p.m. March 6, at the Loretto Motherhouse. Collier will play keyboard along with Scott Moore and Cheyenne Mize, violins; Michael Hill, viola; Nick Wooldridge, double bass; and Ben Aguilar, electronics. Admission is free. All are welcome.

    Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

  • Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Rob Collier will present his composition for chamber ensemble, Canon in 9 Sections, at 7 p.m. March 6, at the Loretto Motherhouse. Collier will play keyboard along with Scott Moore and Cheyenne Mize, violins; Michael Hill, viola; Nick Wooldridge, double bass; and Ben Aguilar, electronics. Admission is free. All are welcome.

    Annual African American Catholic Leadership Awards banquet

  • By Billy Holland

    Life has its ups and downs, and no one is exempt from struggling every now and then.

  • Martha Sterns Marshall Sunday Baptist Women In Ministry

    Baptist Women in Ministry invites Baptist churches to participate in Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching by having a woman preach in February. Marian Love of Bloomfield will be the Martha Sterns Marshall preacher at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian Trinity Baptist Church. The community is invited. For more information, call (502) 294-6120 or find the church on Facebook.

  • By Billy Holland

    We are all growing older. Thanks a lot, right? I realize that many will think this is not a very optimistic or positive thought, but it is a reality of life.

    I could have gone all day without hearing that, however, as with other topics, this too has a certain amount of accountability attached to it that can make a huge difference between dreading the future and having a healthy and positive attitude.

  • Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) announced its 2017 board of directors Feb. 8.

    Officers are Sister Angela Szczawinska, CSFN, chair; Kathy Gatliff, vice-chair; and Sister Beth Kress, PBVM, treasurer.

    CWR also welcomed two new board members this year: Spalding Hurst (communications specialist for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth) and Philippa Turney.