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Today's Features

  • By Billy Holland

    We spent some time at Cumberland Falls State Park this past week. It’s always refreshing to get away every now and then and behold the breathtaking beauty of nature.

    The earth is God’s masterpiece, and with all of the magnificent places on the planet, we appreciate the privilege to enjoy his wonderful creation.

    The trees and flowers are now blooming, and we were fortunate to catch a glimpse of many types of birds, a family of deer, squirrels, groundhogs, raccoons, and chipmunks along the trails.

  • Old Gospel Barn gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 510 Colonel Cox Road South, will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Special guests will the Samaritans and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Kentucky Conference of A.M.E. Zion Church

  • By Billy Holland

    I read a book years ago by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale called “The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking,” and I recommend it as an inspiration and encouragement to your spiritual life.

  • Van Buren Baptist Church cookout

    Van Buren Baptist Church, located at 1488 Fairmount Road (Ky. 3358) off U.S. 62 and Ky. 248, will have a cookout Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a dish. The church will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be special singing afterward. Call Bro. Lee Smith for more information at (502) 517-2318.

    Annual Memorial Day Service

  • The Stephen Foster Music Club of Bardstown, in conjunction with the National Federation of Music Clubs, will celebrate “National Music Week,” May 6-13. The theme for this year is “Music … The Universal Language.” The club encourages schools, churches, and civic clubs to join them in celebrating this week. The following activities will be held during the week of May 6-13:

    A window display of students’ art will be displayed downtown May 6-13.

  • Emerging singer-songwriter Dustin Collins, of Bardstown, has signed a label-services deal with Average Joes Entertainment for marketing and distribution of his new album, which is scheduled to be released this summer.

    Collins’ independent single “Cold Dead Hands” made it to No. 1 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart and he is in the studio preparing for his next music project.

  • By Billy Holland

    For those who are interested in the life after this one, there is no doubt some curiosity about where we are going and how to get there.

    The followers of Christ place their faith in his promises and believe he has the power to save and secure a place in heaven for them. Others who prefer to live their own way are somewhat more skeptical and independent in their thinking.

  • Pastor appreciation service

    St. John A. M. E. Zion Church will observe its pastor’s appreciation service on Sunday, May 6, at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Michael Frye will be the guest speaker. Dinner will be served after worship service. The public is invited.

    Mill Creek Baptist Church revival

  • Victory Road at Botland

    Botland Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, will host a concert by Victory Road Southern Gospel Quartet at 6 p.m. Sunday, April. 29. A potluck meal will follow the music in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. The church is at 5326 Springfield Road (U.S. 150E) in Botland. Bro. Jerry Bennett is the pastor.

    Old Gospel Barn

  • By Billy Holland

    Success is a popular subject and an exciting attitude that fuels the imagination and drives our motivation.

    The fervent desire to succeed seems to be embedded in our DNA, and I see nothing wrong with an honest inspiration to accomplish certain goals. Even the Bible talks about “pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” and refers to winning and being victorious as a spiritual blessing in accordance with God’s perfect will.