• Religion Notes for July 15

    Back Yard Bible Club

    Back Yard Bible Club, presented by Chaplin Baptist Church and Wickland Baptist Church will be 6:30-8 p.m. July 18-22 at New Haven City Park and Bardstown Village Apartments. All kids age 4 through fifth grade welcome.


    First Baptist Friends and Family Day

  • Rev. Ken Blanton Golf Scramble set for Aug. 17


    Minister of First Christian Church  (Disciples of Christ)


    Outside of Jerusalem, Bethany was home for Lazarus and his sisters Mary and  Martha; it was also a place of rest for Jesus prior to Holy Week. The town is the namesake for Bethany Haven, the temporary home for our residences  without a home.  It’s at 512 Edelen Ave., Bardstown.

  • We should welcome freedom to love, accept

    Teresa Rakes


    Recently, I tagged along with Pastor Carolyn Downs to the Bardstown Church of God where the Payne Family were in a worship service and fiery Rev. Teresa Payne gave a powerful sermon encouraging the Believer to continue on in their spiritual journey — what an anointed and gifted family.

  • Religion Notes for July 8

    Commonwealth Quartet at Bardstown Church of God

    The Commonwealth Quartet will be in concert 11 a.m. July 10 at Bardstown Church of God, 3903 Louisville Road, Bardstown. For more information, call Pastor Doug Lutes at 348-6150.


    Loretto Motherhouse

    Loretto Motherhouse will have a free concert featuring Alan Ohkubo, cello, and Joseph Ohkubo, violin, 7 p.m. July 13. Everyone is welcome.


    Contemplative Prayer Day

  • Winning the conflict, but losing the relationship

    I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress — I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.

    Instead, I listen to my iPod — music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety have gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world — I do work for a newspaper — without having to endure all the yelling.

  • Religion Notes: June 24, 2011

    Gospel sing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. June 25. Special guests will be Blood Bought, a vocal band, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Cox’s Creek VBS

  • The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church marks its 230-year anniversary July 4

    Before there was the state of Kentucky, the city of Bardstown, or the county called Nelson, there was (The First) Cedar Creek Baptist Church, which celebrates its 230-year anniversary this weekend. 

    On July 4, 1781, the founding fathers constituted the congregation as a church. The church continues to worship in its third meeting house, a brick structure that was completed in 1854.

  • Photo: Holy Trinity confirmation
  • I know the answer if anyone asks the question

    The answer is: Lamar Lundy.

    He was one of the “Fearsome Foursome,” the starting defensive end of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1960s.

    It’s one of my husband’s favorite sports trivia stumpers.

    He says most sports fans can name Rosey Grier, Merlin Olsen and Deacon Jones, but for some reason Lamar Lundy stumps them, although that’s the one name I always remember.

  • Religion Notes: June 17, 2011

    Botland Christian VBS

    Botland Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 5326 Springfield Road, will have a vacation Bible school 6:30-9 p.m. June 13-17. Commencement service and family night will be 6:30 p.m. June 17. Children age 3-14 will learn about “The Colors of Faith,” along with crafts, music recreation and refreshments each evening. For more information, call Sheila Spalding, director, at 349-0426.

    Swinson speaker at Bardstown Baptist