• Readers write: Sticktight and the hometown crowd

    Dear editor, fans and friends,
    I, along with my band “Sticktight Akins,” kicked off the music entertainment on Friday evening, Oct. 3, at this year’s Sorghum Festival. First of all, the return of the Sorghum Festival was a huge success. Even through weather conditions, there was a huge crowd on both nights. People were flooding the streets. Had it not been for the works of Mother Nature, it would’ve been even bigger. But that is something to look forward to in the years to come. It’ll only get bigger.  

  • Readers write: Acts of kindness

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  • Readers write: Support for Jacqueline Coleman

    Dear editor,
    I am writing you today to share my story of support and inspiration.

    And, most importantly, to show my support for Jacqueline Coleman for the office of 55th District State Representative.

    I was born and raised here in Washington County. Like many of you from this area, I come from a large Catholic family. I was fortunate enough to have been born into a family of boys. With three brothers, a twin and two older, my life was immediately shaped by their influence as well as the influence of my wonderful parents.

  • Readers write: Support for Rep. Kim King

    Dear editor,
    I am writing in response to the attack ad placed against Kim King in the Oct. 1 edition of The Springfield Sun on page A18.

    Representative Kim King’s opponent claimed that Rep. King voted “no” on House bills ranging in years from 2012-2014. Her opponent claims our representative, Kim King, is saying “no” to Washington County’s families, farmers and small businesses. This attack ad is misleading and the purpose of this letter is to let the voters know the deception in that ad and to reveal the truth.

  • Domestic violence attention not leading to donations

    Dear editor,
    With domestic violence awareness month approaching in October, it seems the ugliness of this abuse has reached an alarming rate on women and children of professional sports.

    As fans spend their income on entrance to these games and premium sports channels on television, it makes one pause. How much of their income is donated to the shelters that protect the victims of these rages, athlete or otherwise?

  • Readers write: Let it be Christmas

    Dear editor,
    As a retired teacher, I can understand the frustration and disappointment that the faculty, administration and students are experiencing due to the delay moving into their new school.
    However, I am disappointed when reading the reports, that the words “winter break” are used instead of “Christmas break.”

  • LETTER: Addressing rep’s stance on Obama

    Dear editor,
    Never in this great country’s 200-plus years has any legislative branch of Congress filed a lawsuit against a sitting president for actions which it deems as inappropriate and illegal by basically by-passing Congress through the presidential power of ‘executive order.’

    No lawsuit was filed by Congress when Franklin Roosevelt circumvented Congress by issuing an ‘executive order’ to intern over 127,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II.

  • LETTER: Information about advance directives

    Dear editor,
    There are problems associated with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Kentucky HIPAA. Individuals in recovery from mental health issues are often caught in a no-win situation due to regulations in place by the HIPAA laws. The law was enacted to protect people; however, in most cases, the law stops the loved ones of the person in crises from being able to help. Because of HIPAA, a hospital will not even acknowledge that an individual is at a facility.

  • LETTER: MDtoKY reunion thanks you

    To the Editor:
    On behalf of the MD to KY and Beyond Reunion, I would like to thank the   community of St. Catharine’s College and the Springfield area for helping to make our reunion such a success. Your kindness and warm hospitality for our nearly 500 guests from 27 states was most appreciated.We also want to extend a special thank you to the members of the Mid-Kentucky Chorus who provided the beautiful music at St. Rose Church on June 29th. We also appreciated the wonderful concert after mass at the  St. Catharine Motherhouse.

  • LETTER: Protect your pets from the heat

    Dear editor,
    Hot weather is upon us and with the rise in temperatures comes much suffering for animals.

    Dogs are descendants of the wolf, an animal who spends his days in the cool forests or in rock shelters. Just as the wolf seeks shelter from the sun, dogs also need shade. Rather than providing shade, a doghouse sitting in the sun quickly becomes an oven. Deprived of shade, a dog can die a slow and painful death from heat stroke. Doghouses need to be placed under a large tree or a side porch needs to be built on the house to provide shade.