May 19, 2006
Baptists of the South District Baptist Association will hold a Baptismal Rally 5 p.m. Sunday in Millennium Park. The rally will include the public baptism of several new converts. There will be special music by a group of ministers of music from churches within the association, testimonies and an explanation of baptism. Sharing a meal together will follow. The Rev. Dan Hunt, pastor of Perryville Baptist Church, is team leader for the event. For additional information, call Hunt at (859)
March 31, 2006
Baptists came with the earliest immigrants across the Allegheny Mountains. As early as 1785 the first Baptist association west of the mountains was formed. Although a church of this denomination was not organized in Danville for almost 40 years from that time, there had been Baptists in the vicinity for many years. They had worshipped at Providence Church, a well-built brick structure about three or four miles from Danville, on Lancaster Road. In 1823, there were nine Baptists living in Danville.
September 25, 2003
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Committee on Public Affairs, we want to express our great concern over the current discussion in our commonwealth regarding the expansion of gambling. Our committee has the responsibility for keeping the more than 780,000 Kentucky Baptists in more than 2,400 churches in our state informed regarding public policy issues. Yes, as Baptists we have concerns about gambling from a moral and Biblical perspective. We feel God encourages us to help each other rather than seeking to benefit from others' losses, that gambling encourages us to reduce our dependence upon God, and that it discourages a proper work ethic.
May 1, 2004
Dear Editor: In response to Rich Lowry's article on Harvard scholar Samuel Huntington's new book "Who Are We?", I would like to say I am totally shocked and dismayed that someone of such a prestigious institution as Harvard could write something which is such a distortion of historical fact and obvious ignorance of basic American history. I am from a white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant upbringing, which I am proud of, but in my courses of study at the University of Kentucky for 31/2 years, American History at Danville High School and eighth-grade American History and ninth-grade Civics at Burgin Independent, I learned that we are a bilingual nation in historical fact and actuality.
July 6, 2007
Richmond author Anne Crabb will discuss "Captured by the Indians" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum's monthly Second Thursday program. Crabb, who grew up in western Kentucky hearing stories about Daniel Boone, studied piano and organ at the University of Evansville during high school and graduated from Rhodes College with a major in piano. She received her master's degree in piano performance from Eastern Kentucky University, with additional study in piano, organ and choral conducting at Colorado University.
November 14, 2011
Gloria Samuels Bishop, 79, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Winchester, died Thursday, Nov. 10, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was a graduate of Sarah Thomas School of Cosmetology, former third vice president of Women's Missionary Convention of the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky, member of the National Baptist USA Convention Inc., member of Rising Star Chapter 102, member of Cecilia Dunlap Chapter O.E.S., member of the Jolly Matrons Improvement...
September 7, 2006
For the Bluegrass Heritage Museum Harris Branch is a tributary of Fourmile Creek. This small stream is just over two miles long. It rises about five miles south of Winchester and flows in a southerly direction, emptying into Fourmile not far from the Kentucky River. For over one hundred years, a road ran up Harris Branch and ended at present-day Bybee-Twomile Road. The road was first mentioned in county court records in 1801 and is shown on Clark County maps through 1908. Harris Branch School was located on it, near the mouth of the branch.
February 13, 2008
Nicholasville Baptist to celebrate 159th anniversary On Feb. 10, Nicholasville Baptist Church observed its 159th anniversary at its South Main and Chestnut streets location, but Baptists had a place to worship since 1825 at the corner of West Maple and Second streets. In 1820 they sold that property to the Christian Church. Members have helped to establish missions at Camp Nelson, Edgewood, and Brookside which became churches. Dr. Allen Harrod is Nicholasville Baptist's 35th Pastor.
August 31, 2003
J. Ross Baughman came to Central Kentucky in search of the Baughman side of his family, who settled in the wilderness of Kentucky soon after the Revolutionary War. On the recent visit, he found Baughmans in Boyle, Lincoln and Mercer counties who could be relations. Baughman lives in Washington, D.C., where he is director of photography at The Washington Times. The Michigan native is accustomed to traveling the globe. He moved 18 times before he was 18 years old because his father worked for The Ford Co. in the United States and abroad.