Today's Features

  • For those anxious to get their hands on a copy of “The Old Winter,” a limited DVD release will take place at two upcoming signing events in Bloomfield.

    Filmmaker John A. Coulter announced late last week that he and a few of the film’s cast would be at the Bloomfield library from 1-3 p.m. June 24 and July 1.

  • It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe.

    Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh?

    Today’s Focus is on prosciutto.

    As far back as 100 B.C., Romans were drying pork legs in salt to create the delicacy known as prosciutto. Not familiar with this form of pork?

    Well, if you enjoy bacon, I’m willing to bet you will absolutely fall in love with prosciutto.

    Prosciutto is dry-cured ham that comes from Italy.

  • Wakefield Baptist Church VBS

    Wakefield Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school, “Galactic Starveyors,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19-23. Family night is June 23, at 6:30 p.m.

    Loretto Motherhouse Church concert

    Soprano Sarah Hoeppner and Pianist Adrienne Fontenot will present “Songs of Hope and Healing” in the Loretto Motherhouse Church on Saturday evening, July 1, at 7 p.m. Join us as we celebrate life through songs by composers including Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland and Ricky Ian Gordon.

  • Pastor celebration at St. John A.M.E. Zion

    The St. John A.M.E. Zion church family will honor their pastor, the Rev. Roscoe M. and First Lady Elizabeth Linton at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The public is invited to attend.

    Fairmount Church of Christ VBS

    Fairmount Church of Christ, 287 Arnold Lane in Bloomfield, will have a one-day vacation Bible school “Fishers of Men,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, for all ages. Lunch will be provided. Call (502) 507-8682 for more information.

  • By Billy Holland

    I never grow weary of writing about prayer because, to me, it’s the heart of our spiritual communication with God.

    Even though I believe that our Heavenly Father listens and all things are possible with him, I must admit I do not pray like I should.

  • The Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association has chosen its leaders for the year ahead.

    The group met May 15 at the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and served sheriff’s deputies and Bardstown Police officers and local first responders before electing their new officers for 2017-18.

    “This is done each year and arranged by the police chaplains,” said Lisa Zahalka, president of the group and pastor of two churches, Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

  • Chaplin-Highview gospel meeting

    Chaplin Highview Church of Christ, 4140 Lawrenceburg Road, on U.S. 62, in Chaplin, will have a gospel meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 1, 2 and 3.

    New Beginning Baptist Church VBS

    New Beginning Baptist Church, 200 Clermont Drive, will have a block party to kick off its three-day vacation Bible school 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4. VBS is 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 5-7 for ages 5-13.

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

  • The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have elected new leadership for their Western Province. Mary Elizabeth Miller, SCN, has been elected provincial. Barbara Flores, SCN, and Sharon Gray, SCN, will serve as vice provincials.

    The SCN Western Province includes sisters, associates and ministries in the United States and Belize.


    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)