Today's Features

  • 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.

  • With Derby just around the corner, Bardstown’s supply of talented community members is once again on display. Jimmy Gartland, manager of Gartland’s Art Sales in Bardstown, is the recipient of the 2018 Festival Unveiled Judge’s Award from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation for his framing of this year’s Festival poster.

    “I was seriously shocked,” Gartland said of the win, adding when he heard the news he was texting his dad, who had been anticipating the results.

  • An Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph who ministered in Nelson County is celebrating a jubilee of religious profession this year.

  • 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.