Today's Features

  • I heard a joke the other day about a surly game warden who walked up a coon hunter as he sat on his tailgate listening to his hounds.

    “Looks like you’ve had a good night,” the game warden said, picking up one of three coons stacked in the bed of the pickup. The game warden sniffed one of the coon’s feet and said: “This is a Mississippi coon; do you have a Mississippi hunting license?”

    The coon hunter pulled a Mississippi license out of his pocket and handed it to the game warden.


    One of the things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day — that’s right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day.

    Well, guess what?

    It doesn’t work!

    As a matter of fact, it’s ruinous to your health and will keep your blood sugar levels perpetually up (that means your pancreas is exhausted from constantly pumping insulin — and that eventually leads to diabetes type 2, folks).

  • Bardstown United Methodist

    Bardstown United Methodist Church, 116 E. Flaget St., welcomes Joshua and Jessica Johnston, missionaries to Thailand, and their family this Sunday, April 15. All are invited to come and hear them share about their mission work in both the 9:02 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

    First Baptist Church spring revival

  • Billy Holland

    religion columnist


    I went for a quiet walk the other day, to relax and sort my thoughts like the stacks of messages and notes on my desk.

    While gazing at the clear sky and breathing in the cool air, it dawned on me that it’s been almost two years since my dad passed away. Honestly, it seems like yesterday.

  • Luke and Natasha Reed, of Springfield, announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Jane, March 24, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8.5 pounds and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary and Bonnie Hamilton, of Springfield.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Patricia Reed, of Springfield.

    The baby was welcomed home by a sister, Logan Olivia Reed Burton, 6.

  • Chris and Nicole Ballard, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a daughter, Harper Nash, March 28, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jim and Sally Jones, of Bardstown.

    Paternal grandparents are Joe Gary and June Ballard, of Bardstown, and Rita and Gary Mattingly, of Loretto.

    The baby was

    welcomed home by a brother, Weston, 4.

  • Angela and Andy Mattingly, of New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Linkin Philip, Feb. 21, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Theresa Nalley, of New Haven, and the late Philip Nalley.

    Paternal grandparents are Aurther and Carlene Mattingly, of New Haven.

    The baby is welcomed home by a brother, Bentley, 7, and two sisters, Abby, 16, and Nevaeh, 12.

  • Dana and Chris Devine, of Bardstown, announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Matthew, Feb. 22, 2018, at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Charles and Patricia Ferguson.

    Paternal grandparents are Debbie Devine and the late Jimmy Devine.

    The baby was welcomed home by a brother, Dakota, 2.

  • Ashley Brothers Keeling and Michael Vernie Cassity, of Bardstown, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Mary Brothers, of Bloomfield, and the late Gene T. Brothers.

    The groom is the son of Michelle Bogard and Peggy Johnson, of Bardstown, and Jody Cassity, of Bardstown.

    The wedding is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the American Legion Hall, 206 W. Broadway in Bardstown, with the reception immediately following.

    All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • April is Autism Awareness Month, and autism spectrum disorder is believed to affect 1 in 68 children in the United States. Every child with autism is affected differently.