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Today's Features

  • By Karl Lusk

    February went by so fast that I missed a deadline for this column; hopefully, I’m back on schedule.

    Easter Sunday has come and gone, but for many Christians, Easter is a season, not a day; it extends from Easter Sunday to the beginning of the next season, Pentecost.

  • Via soccer, Haley Nelson has traveled a lot of miles and seen a lot of sights, but she’ll never forget her most recent foray deep into the heart of futbol’s European hotbed.

    Nelson, a sophomore at Bethlehem High School, recently returned from a nine-day trip to The Netherlands as part of Kentucky Youth Soccer’s U16-17 Olympic Development Program. It’s Nelson’s fifth year in the program and first time being selected to go overseas.

  • Unless you have grown a fruit or vegetable yourself, in your own organic veggie patch, I would hope that you’re giving your produce a good thorough wash before eating it.

    There are a couple of good reasons why you should be washing your fruits and vegetables — even organic produce.

  • By Billy Holland

    It is puzzling when we consider how the components of our democracy gives the masses freedom to choose what they want, yet it seems that most are outraged with the way things are.

  • Off of the long stretch of Louisville Road in Highgrove, right before leaving Nelson County is a small store that holds several antique items from big and bulky objects, such as trunks and closets, to smaller, more fragile items, such as glass bottles and ceramic dishes. 

    The name of the shop: Useful Things Antiques & Collectibles Store.

  • Piano concert

    Hsing-Yi Tsai will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m. Hsing-Yi Tsai, a native of Taiwan, will be playing “Piano Sonata” by Samuel Barber, “Gaspard de la Nuit” by Ravel, and other works by Mozart and Chopin.

    Revival

  • How much would you pay to have your prayers answered?

    For the past four years, until the Seattle-based website with 1.3 million Facebook fans was taken down, people could pay the Christian Prayer Center between $9 and $35 to pray for them.

    From 2011 to 2015, more than 125,000 people forked over more than $7 million for their more than 400,000 transactions/prayer requests.

  • Bloomfield is 1,890 miles, by road, from the Veracruz, Mexico, but Luz Salazar and her family offer the tobacco workers who arrive in the area each April a taste of home.

    Luz, 39, manages La Veracruzana, a little Mexican restaurant and grocery near Main Street and Fairfield Road. In the winter, Bloomfield residents visit the diner, but during the growing season, they are joined by groups of hungry fieldworkers speaking Spanish.

  • Despite the threat of rain, several local youngsters ran around the field at Bardstown United Methodist Church Second Campus on a dreary March morning. Some knew the rules, while others were still learning, but the game wasn’t about winning.

    Bardstown recently kicked off its first series of games for Upward Soccer this year. The teams, including kids from Pre-K to eighth grade, are part of Upward Sports, a Christian youth sports provider that was established in 1995.

  • Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have gospel singing 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26. Special guests will be Praise Times Three of Tennessee and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

    Walk with the Cross