• Choose your friends wisely

    A well-chosen friend is one of the greatest joys of this life.  But an ill-chosen friend can bring heartache. Two stories from the Bible demonstrate how a friend can either lead a person closer to or further away from God’s will.

  • Church news | March 22, 2018

    Easter Nerf Showdown at Family Worship

    Family Worship Center, 2520 Hwy 227 in Carrollton will hold an Easter Nerf Showdown, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 31. Join the Easter Bunny in an epic Nerf Showdown! Ages 5 and up are welcome to participate. Nerf guns will be provided but you can bring your own if you prefer. Food, cotton candy, Give-A-Way and more will be provided. This event is free. All are welcome. For more information call (502)732-5418.

    Dean Memorial hosts Easter egg hunt

  • Is God involved with his creation?
  • Church news | March 15, 2018

    Stations of the Cross at St. John’s Church

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 505 Fifth St. in Carrollton, invites everyone to attend Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (Spanish) during Lent.

    There will also be a noon Mass during the month of March.

    Calvary Full Gospel hosts Eckart March 18

    Evangelist Matthew Eckart will be speaking at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 39 Mattrick St., Prestonville, Ky. on Sunday March 18, at 10 a.m.

  • Where was God during the recent flood?

    1 Corinthians 12:12-31

  • Church news | March 8, 2018

    Reconciliation Service, guest speaker March 12

    St. John Catholic Church, 505 Fifth St. in Carrollton, invites everyone to attend a Reconciliation Service Monday, March 12, following the 6 p.m. Mass. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Msgr. William F. Cleves, past president of Thomas More College in Edgewood, Ky. and current pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Newport, Ky.

    Everyone also is invited to attend Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m. or in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. during Lent. There will still be the noon Mass during March.

  • Hope in the night, light in the darkness

    Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’

    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    “It was one B-A-D week.”

    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • ‘Be like Hur’

    This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.

    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

    I’ve written about them before -- they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.

    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.

  • Church news | Feb. 22, 2018

    Church security training class Feb. 22

    Carrollton Police Department will host a second church security training class Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrollton city hall, 750 Clay St.

  • Church news | Feb. 15, 2018

    Soup supper Friday, Feb. 16, at Relevant

    Relevant Apostolic Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton, will host its annual Spring Soup Supper Friday, Feb. 16, from 4-7:30 p.m.

    The soups that will be served are taco, vegetable beef, chili, potato, cream of broccoli, chicken noodle and bean soup. Assorted sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks also will be served.

    Pastor Rusty Bennett welcomes everyone. Donations accepted.


    Couples retreat at Carrollton Christian