Yellow Creek Baptist Church

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79 years ago this week (1938) – This photo shows Yellow Creek Baptist Church and Sunday School members after the church completed a remodel and addition of four new Sunday School rooms. A year before the church was organized, people from the area met one Sunday per month at the Yellow Creek school house and a pastor would come to …

Sts. Joseph & Paul Parish – 1887

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St. Joseph Church was organized in 1870 by the German members of St. Stephen. Their first building, built in 1871 at Triplett and McFarland (9th) burned by a fire caused by lightning. In 1878, they bought a lot at the southeast corner of 4th and Clay and completed their new building in 1880. When St. Stephen Church couldn’t accommodate the …

Dawson Baptist Church

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This small church out on Old Hwy 54 was the original building for Dawson Baptist Church. The Church was organized by W. H. Dawson in 1905 and consisted of members from Bethabara, Macedonia, South Hampton, Whitesville, and later Hopewell and Karn’s Grove. W. H. Dawson served as the pastor for the first two and a half years and passed away …

The Well at Bethabara

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Did you know… this old well behind Bethabara Baptist Church in Habit was dug by David Miller in 1859. He was paid $11 for his 10 days of work. The well supplied water to the community until water lines were installed in the 1960’s.

Diocese of Owensboro Formed

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On this day in 1937, the Diocese of Owensboro split from the Diocese of Louisville and a week later, Rev. Francis R. Cotton was appointed as bishop. St. Stephen’s was selected to be the cathedral for this new diocese. The Diocese of Owensboro supports 18 Catholic Schools, a hospital, a retirement home, a personal care home, and several religious orders.