• Ministerial Association elects leaders

    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.

  • RELIGION NOTES: June 2, 2017

    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

  • SCN elects new leadership

    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.

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 26, 2017


    United Methodist Church Memorial Day service

    Campground-Beech Fork United Methodist Church will have a Memorial Day service at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, to honor those who have served our country and loved ones who have passed.

    Mount Washington Cemetery Memorial Day


    The Mount Washington Cemetery will host a Memorial Day service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Everyone is invited.

    Fairfield Cemetery memorial service

  • Living in the awareness of God’s presence

    By Billy Holland

    Here is a touching story found in John 12 about humble servants love for her Lord. Verse 3 reads, “Then Mary took a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.”

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 19, 2017

    Piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Janet Bass Smith, Western Kentucky University, will give a piano concert at the Loretto Motherhouse at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21.

    Bardstown orchestra spring concert

    The Bardstown Community Chamber Orchestra will present its spring concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 211 N. Third St., in Bardstown. There is no admission charge. Donations are welcome.

    The Rev. Joe Batcheldor’s 60th year ordination celebration

  • Memories of loved ones live within us

    By Billy Holland

    Through the winter months, I had been thinking about how I was going to tackle the huge project of replacing our privacy fence in the spring. I have built this type of fence before, and those of you who are familiar with this will understand when I say it is very hard work, especially when you are doing it by yourself.

    Digging post-holes are not for the faint of heart – ha!

  • Optimistic thinking is a learned behavior

    By Dr. Billy Holland

    As a minister, I am always being updated about what is happening in the daily news and regularly reminded about how the world is falling apart. I do appreciate the hard work from the news agencies to keep us informed, but we must also realize there needs to be a balance between constantly absorbing what everyone else is doing and concentrating on the life we have been called to live.

  • RELIGION NOTES: May 12, 2017

    Loretto Motherhouse piano concert

    Nathaniel Mo will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse at 3 p.m. Monday, May 15, at 3 p.m. He will play works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Fauré and Chopin.

    Loretto Motherhouse trumpet concert

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Having compassion for those less fortunate

    In today’s world, it’s common to see people standing on corners, holding signs that declare how desperate they are for financial assistance.