• 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

  • Religion notes: June 10, 2011

    Mill Creek Baptist garage sale

    “Kids at the Creek,” a children’s ministry of Mill Creek Baptist Church, will have its semi-annual garage sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10-11. There will be something there for everyone. If you have any questions, call the church office at 348-5049.


    Nelson Christian VBS

  • Miracles happen even when you don’t think they exist

    Joan Chipkar is one of those people I can’t say no to.

    In 2004, after Florida was hit by hurricanes, she convinced me to go with her to do laundry for health department staff working in the hardest hit area.

    Last year, when her beloved therapy dog Charlie died, I wrote an obituary column about the brown and white cocker spaniel.

    And when she called last week to ask me to write about her miracle great-grandson, Landon, in Alabama, I didn’t say yes, but I didn’t say no.

  • A pastor looks at turning ‘Big 4-0’


    Bardstown Baptist Church Senior Pastor

    I will soon turn the ‘Big 4-0.’ One of my favorite musicians, Jimmy Buffett,  wrote a book titled, “A Pirate Looks at Fifty.” So I want to thank him for the inspiration of this article.

  • Religion Notes: June 3, 2011

    Concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Andrew Jones, pianist, will have a free concert 7 p.m. June 3 at Loretto Motherhouse. Jones will attend Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall of 2011.  He has been heard in recitals in Louisville and the surrounding areas.  This winter, he was piano soloist with the University of Louisville Orchestra in the Brahms Concerto, Op 15. His program will feature works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Granados, Chopin, Szymanowski and Liszt. Jones has been the piano student of Dr. Vernon Cherrix.

  • Spring wedding lessons learned



    I could see the dark clouds boiling up in the west, as I drove toward the bride’s parents’ farm in Meade County last Saturday. In fact, once I turned west on U.S. 60, headed toward Guston, there was no doubt that the brewing storm would impact the outdoor wedding at which I was to officiate. “Well,” I told myself, “there’s a tent for the reception and a roof over the pavilion for the service. We’ll be dry, if the wind doesn’t get up.”

  • Religion Notes: May 27, 2011

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel sing 7:30 p.m. May 28. Special guests are The Samaritans, the Cumbos and more. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Open Door Christian Center

    Open Door Christian Center, 2345 Taylorsville Road, Bloomfield, will have an all church sing-along 6 p.m. May 29. Guests include: Mavis Bennett, The Gospel I’s, Ward and Diane Davis and much more local talent. Everyone is welcome.

  • Robertson joins Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

    The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth welcome Tom Robertson to the SCN family. Robertson began his work as campus service director at Nazareth in May.

    Carol Rogers, SCN, held the position prior to Robertson for nearly 20 years.

    Robertson has previously worked with people of all ages through his work with camps and retreat centers. He is excited about opportunities to work with the Bardstown and Nelson County community.

  • Religion Notes for May 20

    Mill Creek spring revival

    Mill Creek Baptist Church, 431 Poplar Flat Road, Bardstown, is having its Spring Revival May 22-25. Sunday night service will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the week’s remaining services beginning at 7 p,m.  Brother Randy McPheron will be preaching. For more information, call the office at 348-5049.


    St. Joseph celebration