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Today's Opinions

  • America's banks: Safe, sound, and serving their communities

    By Diane Casey-Landry

    Guest Columnist

    Headlines can be misleading, and in a time of financial crisis, that can make matters worse.

    Pick up a paper, or listen to the quick bursts of news on TV or radio, and what you get are reports of a subprime crisis, a “banking” crisis and market turmoil. That’s only intensified on the rare occasion that a bank fails.

  • China - 25 years ago

    By Ken Begley

    Guest Columnist

    We learn best, not from what we are told, but from what we have lived. We appreciate and treasure least, what we have in abundance. Here’s a story that might surprise you. I hope you make it to the end.

    China is in all the news these days with the Olympics now in full swing. I love watching the Olympics. The sheer variety of sports, competition and nonstop action lures in even us with little athletic ability. But I have a different story I wanted to tell you about. It’s on China itself.

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  • Evil cicadas and other stories

    By Ken Begley

    Guest Columnist

     

    “I want to die in my sleep like grandpa did. Not screaming and hollering like all the riders in his car.”

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    Everyone has at least one personal “button” that can be pushed to guarantee instant explosive “fireworks”. Most of the time the person pushing the “button” does it innocently enough but the result is still the same.

    Do you know what my button is?

  • The closing of one chapter in my life

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Sun Summer Intern

    It’s August now, and students across the country are preparing to start school. As they start a new chapter in their life, I’m closing one of mine.

    Since May, I’ve been interning at The Lebanon Enterprise and The Springfield Sun. It’s crazy thinking back to my first day in my apartment.

  • Readers Write

    Dear editor,

    I wanted to share an issue that has been irritating a lot of teenagers around Springfield. We recently lost our right to sit around and hang out in our own town. I don’t understand why it is such a big deal if we sit in town on the weekends. I understand that people were leaving their trash in the parking lots, but if people would agree not to litter, then we should get our old freedom back.

  • Baseball dreams, desires, and reality

    Our local 11-12-year-old boys all-star team visited the Pleasure Ridge Park High School Sports Complex July 19-23 and competed against very strong teams from Nelson, Boyd, and Monroe counties at the Kentucky State Tournament.

    Though their 1-2 record did not make them eligible for the semi-finals, we missed going to the semi-final game by only six runs given in the Nelson county game. Not making the semi-finals was a heart-breaker, but I and many others who watched the all-stars play saw that they as a team did not give up.

  • Thomas

    By Ken Begley

    Guest Columnist

    You never know what kind of person you are until something incredibly bad happens. It’s how you react to what happens that reveals how deep your strength is. Sometimes, what you bring to light in these terrible times will inspire people you don’t even know.

    I heard this story and believe it to be true. It’s regarding the recent accident involving Thomas Riney.