• ‘Have these grapes been sprayed with poison?’

    By Roger Alford

    Religion Columnist

    It seems a woman had approached the clerk in a fruit market and asked for a pound of grapes.

    “My husband is fond of these,” she said. “Tell me, do you know whether they have been sprayed with any kind of poison?”

    “No, ma’am,” the clerk replied. “You’ll have to get that at the drug store.”

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 2, 2016

    Vine Hill Baptist Church Christmas events

  • If you love your duck, keep his head out of the vice

    By Roger Alford, Religion Writer

    Perhaps you heard about the pet duck that had stopped eating and was growing weaker by the day.

    The duck’s owner called the veterinarian to explain the problem.

    “Old ducks can have trouble eating,” the veterinarian explained. “Their upper beaks grow too long, and they’re unable to pick up their food. All you need to do is carefully file away some of its beak, but not too much. If you file back to his nostrils, he’ll drown when he drinks.”

  • Let us exalt his name together

    By Billy Holland

    As we prepare for Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all that God has done and aware that he has provided abundant blessings throughout the year.

  • A Thanksgiving psalm

    Dear God,

    Here I am again, my 17th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithful kindness and goodness to me.

    Lord, you and I have walked together for nearly 40 years, and even when I’ve strayed from the path, you’ve never left my side or dropped hold of my hand, even for a moment.

    You have walked with me through “hell and high water,” through the fire and over the rocky roads. Often I’ve been afraid, although always needlessly.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Nov. 18, 2016

    First Baptist renovation

    and dedication service

  • Pastors’ Thanksgiving dinner moving to Guthrie Opportunity Center

    For many years, St. Joseph has hosted the Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner at its parish hall, but this year there’s a new location: the Guthrie Opportunity Center.

    The GO Center is  located at 900 Nutter Drive off New Shepherdsville Road.

    The meal will be on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov.  24.

  • Out of the ashes

    Bardstown United Methodist Church is the place Jane Jury took her bottle as an infant. It’s a place where she would attend and later teach Sunday School, would be married in, and would serve as secretary for 30 years. It’s also the same place where, years later, she remains a member of the congregation.

    “It’s just always been a part of my life,” Jury said in an interview with local historian Dixie Hibbs.

  • Religion Notes for Oct. 28, 2016

     Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Jessie Rathburn will give a piano concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Loretto Motherhouse. All are welcome. Admission is free.


    Witness to celebrate choir anniversary


  • Stay focused. There is much work to do.

     I’m sure you have noticed there is not a shortage of opinions about this election. Even Facebook is blowing up with our family and friends expressing their personal thoughts.