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Fire nothing but bump in road for Owensboro church

The offices of Life Community Church in Owensboro were badly damaged by a fire, which was reported about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to an article in the Messenger-Inquirer, but don't expect the mission or vision of the church to be deterred.


Record 150 Boyce degrees awarded

A record 150 students graduated from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in a May 13 commencement, surpassing the previous mark by more than 40 percent.


Retirement doesn't mean ceasing work for Winchester DR organizer

Paul Atchison is retired, but the 72-year-old is very active repairing roofs, building ramps and serving in many other ways.


'It's a God Thing' in Eastern Kentucky

Charles Roesel, Florida's Urban Pastor of the Year, made a trip to Eastern Kentucky recently to lead revival services at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church.


'Limitless opportunities' to highlight IMB message at SBC

Southern Baptists will learn more about how the International Mission Board partners with churches to overcome barriers and cross bridges together to effectively send missionaries to difficult-to-access places and global cities during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis.


Highlights from exec. director's report

What happened in 2015 in Kentucky Baptist life? Paul Chitwood tells all.


Oneida: Thoughts from our graduates

The following comments were provided by some of our graduating seniors and were shared at our graduation ceremony. Thank you, Kentucky Baptists, for helping these young people and many more to reach this graduation milestone.


NAMB to launch Send Relief opportunities

Southern Baptists attending this year's SBC annual meeting in St. Louis will learn how their churches can engage local communities with the gospel by partnering with the North American Mission Board's new Send Relief initiative.


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May all children know a mother's love


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WMU: Share Christ by all means


Credentials, Tellers committees and parliamentarians announced


FIRST PERSON: Why mothers are so important


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Ky. governor explains 'easy part' of job


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Brock, pastor for 6 decades, dies


LifeWay panel, documentary to feature Ky. pastors


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Oneida: Reflecting on 30 years of service


Baptist leader says overeating is occupational hazard for pastors


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Kentucky Press News Service

Cases against credit card skimmers remain under investigation at both federal and local levels


Simpson explosives suspect seeks evidence suppression


15-year-old killed in moped-vehicle collision


Laurel deputies charge London man following investigation into double shooting in Keavy Thursday


Crab Orchard Police seize more than 100 marijuana plants from Lincoln apartment


Attorney pleads guilty to theft, exploitation of Stanford veteran


Party video leads to arrest of two Magoffin schools employees


Time to stop population slide


One injured after SUV crashes into Floyd Subway


Tilghman youth services director has memorable trip to the White House


Takata recalls affecting local car owners


Owenton police officer arrested, charged with rape


Paper backing school tax prints names of petitioners against it, defends its decision


Recently hired Oldham County employee arrested for sex crimes with minor


Congress could pass military census fix


Banta case shows need for animal abuse law reform


What can WE do to stop soldiers from dying?


Eddyville woman charged with rape of inmate


Refugee resettlement town hall triggers community debate


Respect in the workplace: Factors that create a good work environment


Generations have sacrificed for our freedoms


A pup with purpose


Two bikers injured in crash fleeing from police radar


Remembering Shafter Watts: Son uncovers veteran?s service history


Owensboro population closing in on 60,000


Hazard removal crucial to deactivation project in Paducah


Shooting injures 2 near U of L


Louisville vet living in shadow of Iwo Jima


Trucker charged with wanton murder in death


Advocacy groups oppose child nutrition bill

 

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