• RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 13, 2017

    Bardstown United Methodist Church chili lunch
    Bardstown United Methodist Church will have its worship service at its second campus, 5100 Louisville Road, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. A chili lunch will be served after the service.

    Apparations of Our Lady of Fatima 100th anniversary

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Choosing to give our stress to God

    It may seem insensitive, but the idea of stress being an issue we can control is worth considering.

    Many within the medical world agree that stress is not a monster that forces us to be afraid, but rather our worries originate as a response from within our own mind. Thus, if we can learn how to re-wire the way we think, we can begin to walk in victory over the stress which we blame for ruining our happiness.

  • St. Michael's celebrates 225 years

    As Archbishop Joseph Kurtz addressed the congregation Sunday morning, he spoke a little about family dinners.

    “When we eat a meal together, good things happen in your family and those around you,” he told the guests. Being faithful to one’s family, faithfully attending church and taking an interest in one another through Christ were ways he asked the parishioners to celebrate the 225th anniversary of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Fairfield.

    “It’s a glorious history that St. Michael’s parish has,” he said.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 29, 2017

    St. Michael to celebrate 225th anniversary

    St. Michael, in Fairfield, will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 1. The Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, archbishop of Louisville, will preside. The anniversary Mass begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a meal in the parish hall. St. Michael is located at 111 Church St. The church service and luncheon are open to the public.

    Bible study at Presbyterian Church

  • Protecting our spiritual sensitivity

    By Billy Holland

    couple of months ago, we brought a new English bulldog puppy into our home, and he has been such a wonderful addition to our family.

  • Religion Notes: Sept. 22, 2017

    Rolling Fork

    Christian Church revival

    The Rolling Fork Christian Church will be in revival Sunday, Sept. 24-Wednesday, Sept. 27, with Brother Ron Downs preaching. Homecoming will be during the Sunday morning worship hour at 11 a.m., and revival will continue Sunday through Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

    Open Door Christian Center

  • Being thoughtful — on purpose

    By Billy Holland

    Over a 12-year span at UCLA, American college basketball coach John Wooden won 10 national championships, and their total of 11 remains a record today.

  • >> RELIGION NOTES: Sept. 15, 2017

    Piano concert

    Greg Partain of Transylvania University will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. He will play works by Schumann, Bach, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. All are welcome. Admission is free.

    Van Buren Baptist Church homecoming

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Diligence requires less talk, more action

    Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    Success is not easily understood or there would be more of it!

    Learning and demonstrating certain principals can make the difference between watching others succeed and enjoying the blessings of success in our own life. One of these fundamental principles is that your God-given talent will make room for you.

    Proverbs 18:16 is a powerful statement that is worth considering: “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.”

  • Nelson Christian welcomes new minister

    Mark Jones and his wife, Gail, joined the Nelson Christian Church family in August. They have served churches in Kentucky, Indiana and Georgia, and helped plant a church in South Carolina.

    They are both graduates of Cincinnati Christian University, and Mark received his Master of Ministry degree from Kentucky Christian University.