• Hale: a young patriot willing to give all

    By Billy Holland

    Every summer, we look forward to July 4 because it’s filled with fun things to do, like barbecuing, picnics, games, family reunions, fireworks and, of course, it’s a paid vacation day.

    Along with the excitement and activities this week, let us also remember and be grateful for those who have served our country so that we can enjoy our freedom.

  • Sisters of Charity celebrate 195 years

    When the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth moved from their St. Thomas base to the Nazareth campus Bardstown knows today, their mission was one of the care and education of young women and children. Over the next 195 years, that mission would evolve to face a changing world and new global issues. Throughout it all, the sisters of Nazareth have sought to serve a world that needs compassion.

  • When life doesn’t make sense ...

    By Billy Holland

    There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate, and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.

  • RELIGION NOTES: June 30, 2017

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

    Van Buren Baptist Church starting an archery program for boys and girls 10-15 years old. Sessions are July 8 and 22; Aug. 5 and 19; Sept 2, 16 and 30, and Oct. 14 until completed. The program is a nondenominational outreach that shares the Gospel of Jesus through archery. Parent/guardians are welcome to stay. Lunch is provided. Van Buren is located at 1488 Fairmount Road (Highway 1066). For more information, call Brother Lee Smith at (502) 517-2318.

    First Baptist Church VBS

  • RELIGION NOTES: June 23, 2017

    Old Gospel Barn gospel singing
    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have a gospel singing performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Special guests will be Brighter Day Gospel Band. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Van Buren Baptist Church archery program

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: God will never forget or forsake you

    Have you ever known someone who was even-tempered and composed even when circumstances seemed to be falling apart all around them?

    In times of a serious crisis, somehow these individuals remain calm and collected and in fact, it’s not unusual to see them comforting the very ones who came to help.

    So, what is the secret to living in a peaceful state of mind? It’s coming to the point in our journey where we simply begin to realize who God is. For Christians, it only makes sense this would include believing what he has said is true.

  • Religion Notes: June 16, 2017

    Wakefield Baptist Church VBS

    Wakefield Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school, “Galactic Starveyors,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 19-23. Family night is June 23, at 6:30 p.m.

    Loretto Motherhouse Church concert

    Soprano Sarah Hoeppner and Pianist Adrienne Fontenot will present “Songs of Hope and Healing” in the Loretto Motherhouse Church on Saturday evening, July 1, at 7 p.m. Join us as we celebrate life through songs by composers including Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland and Ricky Ian Gordon.

  • RELIGION NOTES: June 9, 2017

    Pastor celebration at St. John A.M.E. Zion

    The St. John A.M.E. Zion church family will honor their pastor, the Rev. Roscoe M. and First Lady Elizabeth Linton at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The public is invited to attend.

    Fairmount Church of Christ VBS

    Fairmount Church of Christ, 287 Arnold Lane in Bloomfield, will have a one-day vacation Bible school “Fishers of Men,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, for all ages. Lunch will be provided. Call (502) 507-8682 for more information.

  • Nothing is impossible with God

    By Billy Holland

    I never grow weary of writing about prayer because, to me, it’s the heart of our spiritual communication with God.

    Even though I believe that our Heavenly Father listens and all things are possible with him, I must admit I do not pray like I should.

  • Ministerial Association elects leaders

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association has chosen its leaders for the year ahead.

    The group met May 15 at the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office and served sheriff’s deputies and Bardstown Police officers and local first responders before electing their new officers for 2017-18.

    “This is done each year and arranged by the police chaplains,” said Lisa Zahalka, president of the group and pastor of two churches, Big Spring Bloomfield Presbyterian and Trinity Baptist Church in Bloomfield.