• Rejoice in knowing you are God’s memorials

  • Local Catholic population drops, Southern Baptists increase



    When Nelson County was settled in the late 1700s, Catholics and Southern Baptists made the area home. And these religions still do.

    Recent data from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies shows Southern Baptists increasing at a steady rate, while Catholics have dropped by 20 percent in Nelson County.

  • Religion Notes: May 25, 2012

    St. Gregory VBS

    St. Gregory Church will have a Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 25-27 in the school cafeteria. Registration forms can be found at stgregoryparish.org under the “forms” tab. Contact Terry Rogan at 348-6337 or terry.rogan@stgregory parish.org with any questions.

    Fairfield Cemetery Memorial service

    Fairfield Cemetery will have its annual Memorial Service 1:30 p.m. May 27 at the cemetery.  All are welcome.

    Campground Church

  • Knowing who I am, being OK with it

    In my family we have this thing we say about our mom dropping us on our heads as babies.

    Not that she ever did — that I’m aware of — although she has admitted to tossing my oldest brother over her shoulder accidentally a bit too vigorously, catching him by his foot before he could crash to the floor.

    No harm, no foul, as they say.

  • Celebrating 50 years

    To the Rev. Tom Clark, variety is the spice of life.

    It’s what keeps life interesting, new and innovative.

    “I’d be bored to death otherwise,” Clark laughed. “I like new faces, new ideas, new people. Change is good. You don’t want to get stuck.”

    Change has been a prominent point in Clark’s longstanding career as a Catholic priest, which has stretched across five decades. It has taken him overseas, throughout the United States and back home to Bardstown.

  • New St. Joseph Parish Hall blessed in dedication ceremony

    It’s a project that’s been six years in the making and something that the Rev. Bill Hammer referred to as a long awaited addition.

    The addition is the newly constructed St. Joseph Parish Hall, which is the second part of the school’s “A Time to Build” campaign.

    Church and community members honored the new building with a dedication celebration last week. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz was on hand to bless the building, as well as lend a hand of support.

  • Bad week and good news

    The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the week from hell.

    We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad.

    We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness.

    We scowled. We skulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    It was one b-a-d week.

    One of my favorite children’s books is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” by Judith Viorst.

  • Measuring the worth of a bird

    I’m not a huge fan of birds.

    One time I told someone birds are the reason God created BB guns and sling shots.

    Kidding. Just kidding. Don’t send me letters.

  • God takes over when GPS directions aren’t enough

    Which way?

    I am notorious for my lack of a sense of direction.

    Just the other day one of our photographers at the newspaper caught me going south when I should’ve been going north to an assignment.

    He laughed about it, as did I. But there have been many times I’ve given him wrong directions to an assignment and he hasn’t laughed.

    Even with a GPS and written directions I still get it wrong six out of 10 times.

  • Religion Notes: April 27, 2012

    Old Gospel Barn gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. April 28. Special guests will be Truth Trio, Elizabethtown, and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    First Christian dinner, auction