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Today's Features

  • Not a week goes by without someone extolling the virtues of Mediterranean cuisine and its central ingredient, olive oil. But considering that there are approximately 2,000 varieties on the market, making a choice among the rows of bottles on grocery store shelves can be daunting. Here are a few pointers about olive oil so you can get the best value for price.

    First, a lesson: The olive is

    a fruit, of which there are more than 500 varieties around the world. Almost all the olives we eat and use are produced by six countries in the Mediterranean basin.

  • Foodies love giving in to the temptations of fine red wine and the best dark chocolate. And more and more studies are giving them a good reason to do so, particularly because of their health benefits for the heart. Of course, the key word here is moderation, meaning a glass of red wine and just a few pieces of dark chocolate per day.

  • The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth disaster relief ministry visited West Point, March 7. The area was hit hard by flooding after the Ohio and Salt Rivers reached historic levels.

    As the mud-out process concludes, the Sisters will lead a team to clean, paint, and replace wallboard and flooring for uninsured homeowners.

    Nazareth is looking for volunteers to begin this week to help with the work. West Point is roughly 50 minutes from Bardstown. Volunteers will work during the day and return home in the evening. Meals will be provided by the disaster relief funds.

  • When Nelson County’s first hospital opened in 1951, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth filled many of the roles.

    “The Sisters were the nurses, they were the administrators, they ran the finances, they did everything,” said Kathy Hertel-Baker, archival director at Nazareth.

  • God has promised in his word that we will never be alone, and I consider this blessed assurance as a foundational pillar that supports our faith in him.

    I trust him completely, and shudder to imagine drifting like a ship on the open sea without a sail, a compass or an anchor. May we be reminded that God is always with us, he knows our situation and always wants the best for us.

    When we think about why we are here on this planet and what God’s plan is for us, we realize it would be wise to study his holy instruction manual.

  • Loretto Motherhouse piano concert

    Nien-Yu Chuang from Yuntin, Taiwan, who is studying at Campbellsville University, will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. She will play works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, George Crumb and Liszt.  Admission free. All are welcome.

    Loretto Motherhouse piano/violin concert

  • By Billy Holland

    Like many of you, I’m very sad about Billy Graham passing away. Those who are younger will probably not have the familiar connection with him like some of us older folks, but nonetheless, I’m sure his books and recordings will continue having a beneficial impact on future generations.

  • Piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse

    Nien-Yu Chuang from Yuntin, Taiwan, and currently studying at Campbellsville University, will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28. She will play works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, George Crumb and Liszt.  Admission free. All are welcome.

    Van Buren Baptist Church

  • By Larry J. Shoemaker

    “It’s just your interpretation!” “The Bible contradicts itself!” “I know in my heart that I’m saved!” I’m comfortable with my religion!” “You have your opinion, I have mine!”

  • Loretto Motherhouse piano concert

    Adam O’Boyle will give a piano concert at Loretto Motherhouse on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. He will play works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Moszkowski, and Brahams. All are welcome. Admission is free.

    First Baptist Church food pantry

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