Today's Features

  • 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.

  • I’ve been one of kale’s biggest cheerleaders since the ’80s, back before this ultimate leafy green was a nutrition trend.

    I personally believe that kale is the most nutritious food you can eat. Period.

    There’s a reason why this queen of greens is being referred to as “the new beef,” but don’t think for one second that this is a new vegetable!

    I will admit that while I am now a kale aficionado, when I was in my 20s, I thought kale was only good for garnishing a plate. Boy was I wrong!

  • 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

  • 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.”

  • Bardstown for the Arts/The Gallery and Heaven Hill presented "Speakeasy Bourbon Style," an original play by Toni Wiley Wednesday and Thursday at the art gallery on Court Square.  Wiley was announced last year as the gallery's playwright in residence.

  • 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.

  • Bardstown Baptist Church Homecoming Celebration

  • Nelson Christian Church held vacation Bible school July 9-14.

    The children and staff enjoyed the Bible stories, praise, crafts, snacks and recreation time. Also, everyone was motivated to help the community this year.

  • Campground-Beechfork United Methodist Church homecoming

    Campground-Beechfork United Methodist Church homecoming is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Lunch will be followed by fellowship and singing. Bring your two favorite dishes. Meat and drinks to be provided.

    First Baptist Church food pantry

    First Baptist Church of Bardstown food pantry is open every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • By Billy Holland

    When I think about having wisdom, I am reminded of king Solomon.

    If you remember the popular story about David and Bathsheba, Solomon was their only son and also became king of Israel after David passed away.

    In I Kings Chapter 3, we read that Solomon sincerely loved God and obeyed his laws. Verse 4 records him offering 1,000 burnt offerings upon the altars at Gibeon, and as the story continues, we notice that something very special happens to him.