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Today's Features

  • By Roger Alford

    Living in America’s heartland, I thought I’d heard about every redneck joke that’s ever been told, but I was amused recently by a couple about the mothers of rednecks.

    You know a man is a redneck if his mother keeps a spit can on the ironing board.

    You know a man is a redneck if his mother has been in a fistfight at a high school sporting event.

  • Old Gospel Barn gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 510 Colonel Cox Road South, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Special guests will be the Nichols Church Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Piano program at Loretto Motherhouse

  • By Billy Holland

    I’m sure that many of you remember the man who portrayed the friendly neighbor in the popular children’s program known all over the world as Mister Rogers. Who can forget the childlike song that asked the question, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

  • Wakefield Baptist VBS

    Wakefield Baptist Church is hosting a vacation Bible school, “Rolling River Rampage,” June 18-22. VBS is open 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to children in grades K-6 and will include lessons, music, crafts and refreshments.

    Bloomfield Church of God VBS

  • The Walnut Street Ramblers will be the featured group at this week’s Edward Jones Summer Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now in its 16th season of free, family oriented concerts, is held at Bardstown Community Park each Friday at 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

  • Bardstown Church of God revival

    Bardstown Church of God, 3903 Louisville Road in Bardstown, will have a youth revival “Fanning the Flame,” Sunday, June 10. Logan Humes will deliver the message. Refreshments will be at 5 p.m. with the service at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    Botland Christian Church VBS

  • Billy Holland

    religion columnist

    psalmz103@gmail.com

    When it comes to having spiritual wisdom, it’s not how much we know but how much we understand.

    It’s one thing to have bags of information seeds stacked up in the barn of our mind, but more importantly, how many seeds have been planted and nurtured to take root within our heart?

  • Do you have a photo of your family or friends that you want to share? We want your face in the news!

    Send your summer shots and other pictures to news@kystandard.com or drop by the newsroom at 110 W. Stephen Foster Ave. and you might see familiar faces in the paper!

  • Loretto Motherhouse concert

    On Saturday, June 2, at 4 p.m. a trio will present a concert at Loretto Motherhouse. The trio is Jennifer Diamond, soprano, Daniel Worley, guitar, Denine LeBlanc, piano. Admission is free. All are welcome.

    Bardstown Church of God revival

    Bardstown Church of God, 3903 Louisville Road in Bardstown, will have a youth revival “Fanning the Flame,” Sunday, June 10. Logan Humes will deliver the message. Refreshments will be at 5 p.m. with the service at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

  • By Billy Holland

    Memorial means to “remember” and every year on the last Monday in May, we honor those who sacrificed their lives in the line of active military service.

    On Memorial Day, we stop and pay our respect to the ones who were willing to stand in the gap between freedom and tyranny. The First Amendment was not only signed into existence with ink, but with the blood of more than 1.1 million Americans that have died in U.S. wars ­— along with many more that have suffered from physical and mental difficulties.