• 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

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: What would it take for us to believe?

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    When the holidays of Christmas and the holy week come around, I cannot help but wonder what the general population thinks about the spiritual significance of these events. I realize that Christians are more involved with these celebrations because of their personal connection with Jesus Christ, but we must also admit there are many different levels of commitment and enthusiasm.

  • SCN Response to Disaster exhibit opens Saturday

    All are invited to join the Archives for the exhibit and talk on the SCN response to major disasters on Saturday, April 7, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit is titled, "Mother Catherine Would Have Gone – SCNs Respond to Disaster." The exhibit will feature materials highlighting SCN disaster response from the cholera epidemic of 1832 to the present. Luke Boiarski, SCN, will speak about the SCN Disaster Response Team at 2 p.m. in the Columba Room.

  • Religion Notes: March 28, 2018

    Mill Creek Baptist Church Easter service

    Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road, will have an Easter service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, (no child care provided) or Sunday, April 1, at 8:15 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. (child care available for ages up to the fifth grade). For more information, call (502) 348-5049.

    Nelson Christian Church Easter service

  • God is faithful and just to forgive

    By Billy Holland

    Repentance is a common theme throughout the Old and New Testaments. Isaiah 55:7 declares, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the Lord.” Matthew 4:17 says, “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

    The most common translation of the word “repent” means to turn or return and more specifically, from a theological perspective, it represents turning away from evil and turning to God.

  • Prayer: The least and most we can do

    By Billy Holland

    Recently, my wife Cheryl was talking about the need to increase her prayer time, and I was definitely agreeing that praying is very important in our spiritual life. In the middle of our conversation, she said, “we should turn our cares into prayers” and that instantly caught my attention. I love catchy phrases and told her that I just might borrow that slogan!

  • Religion Notes: March 23, 2018

    Immigrant and refugee vigil

    There will be an immigrant and refugee vigil 4 to 4:45 p.m. March 21 and 28. The vigil will be at the edge of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth property facing Bardstown Road. Bring a sign or stand by someone with a sign. The rain site will be prayer at St. Vincent Church.

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    Edward Caruthers, tenor, and Denine LeBlanc, piano, will give a concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Saturday, March 24, at 3 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free.