• Religion Notes: May 18, 2018

    Van Buren Baptist Church cookout

    Van Buren Baptist Church, located at 1488 Fairmount Road (Ky. 3358) off U.S. 62 and Ky. 248, will have a cookout Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish. The church will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be special singing afterward. Call Bro. Lee Smith for more information at (502) 517-2318.

    Annual Memorial Day Service

  • God does not force us to love him

    By Billy Holland

    For those who are interested in the life after this one, there is no doubt some curiosity about where we are going and how to get there.

    The followers of Christ place their faith in his promises and believe he has the power to save and secure a place in heaven for them. Others who prefer to live their own way are somewhat more skeptical and independent in their thinking.

  • Religion Notes: May 4, 2018

    Pastor appreciation service

    St. John A. M. E. Zion Church will observe its pastor’s appreciation service on Sunday, May 6, at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Michael Frye will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served after worship service. The public is invited.

    Mill Creek Baptist Church revival

  • Religion Notes: April 27, 2018

    Victory Road at Botland

    Botland Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, will host a concert by Victory Road Southern Gospel Quartet at 6 p.m. Sunday, April. 29. A potluck meal will follow the music in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 5326 Springfield Road (U.S. 150E) in Botland. Bro. Jerry Bennett is the pastor.

    Old Gospel Barn

  • Give cheerfully, accept gratefully

    By Billy Holland

    Success is a popular subject and an exciting attitude that fuels the imagination and drives our motivation.

    The fervent desire to succeed seems to be embedded in our DNA, and I see nothing wrong with an honest inspiration to accomplish certain goals. Even the Bible talks about “pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” and refers to winning and being victorious as a spiritual blessing in accordance with God’s perfect will.

  • Ursuline Sister who served in Nelson County celebrating jubilee

    An Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph who ministered in Nelson County is celebrating a jubilee of religious profession this year.

  • Sniffing coon hunter’s toes not the best way to determine where he lives

    I heard a joke the other day about a surly game warden who walked up a coon hunter as he sat on his tailgate listening to his hounds.

    “Looks like you’ve had a good night,” the game warden said, picking up one of three coons stacked in the bed of the pickup. The game warden sniffed one of the coon’s feet and said: “This is a Mississippi coon; do you have a Mississippi hunting license?”

    The coon hunter pulled a Mississippi license out of his pocket and handed it to the game warden.

  • >>RELIGION NOTES: Published April 13, 2018

    Bardstown United Methodist

    Bardstown United Methodist Church, 116 E. Flaget St., welcomes Joshua and Jessica Johnston, missionaries to Thailand, and their family this Sunday, April 15. All are invited to come and hear them share about their mission work in both the 9:02 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

    First Baptist Church spring revival

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Being reunited with our parents forever

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    I went for a quiet walk the other day, to relax and sort my thoughts like the stacks of messages and notes on my desk.

    While gazing at the clear sky and breathing in the cool air, it dawned on me that it’s been almost two years since my dad passed away. Honestly, it seems like yesterday.

  • >>RELIGION NOTES: April 6, 2018

    Sisters of Charity of Nazareth to have exhibit, talk about disaster response