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Today's Opinions

  • Reader wants potholes fixed, sign replaced

    Dear Editor,

    How does a taxpayer get assistance from the local “officials” in Washington County, Kentucky?

    I have been trying to get two problems resolved. The first for 1 1/2 years, the replacement of a street sign, and the second for six months, the repair of two potholes.

  • Doctor's visit

    I stopped off at the doctor’s office the other day. Doc’s always so glad to see me.

    “Hey Doc! How’s it going?” I said as he entered the examining room.

    It was like he hit an invisible wall when he suddenly looked up. We made eye contact and he shuttered.

    Doc suddenly got this pained look on his face. He must suffer from acid reflux or something. He’s always like this every time I come to see him. Poor fellow.

  • Kids, coaches, parents and sports

    This is probably the most difficult, but I hope not controversial, articles that I have ever attempted to write.

    All juvenile sports programs are difficult to run and frequently lead to clashes between kids, coaches, and parents. By juvenile, I’m talking mainly about grades one through eight. These clashes tend to leave everyone involved with hurt feelings that may take years to heal due to things said in haste at the heat of the moment.

  • A call for action - have your voice heard

    You probably don’t know, but Washington County is moving forward in defining the next generation of our school system. What do I mean? The Washington County School Board is in the process of selecting an architectural firm to help define our requirements and needs for our children and grandchildren.

  • Newspaper, education go hand in hand

    It’s an obvious combination, and it only makes sense when you think about it.

    Newspapers and education are pretty much partners in the community. The goal of the newspaper is to inform and educate its readers about what happens in the community, and we strive to do that each week as we produce The Springfield Sun for our readers.

  • All alone

    You know, it’s a really crazy, fast-paced world we live in. It’s so fast paced that we frequently get on each others’ nerves and the resulting stress makes you just want to run away.

    You ever feel that way? You ever wish you could be on some deserted island or off in some faraway mountains? Go where no one was there and you had nothing you had to do? If so, then you might enjoy a couple of stories I have and the answer might be surprising.

  • The race

    I’m going to turn 51 in October. That may sound old to some people, but I’m a spring chicken in the prime of my life. That’s what my 82-year-old daddy tells me every time we talk about age. He wouldn’t lie.

    You may doubt this, but I do all kinds of exercise because I’m still in the Army Reserve. I’ll have you know that I beat most everyone in my unit in the two-mile run. Of course my unit is a division headquarters where men less than 55 are called “sonny”.

  • Reader is against school tax increases

    Dear Editor,

    The Public Notice – 2008-09 Proposed Tax Rate Hearing, is Sept. 4, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office, 120 Mackville Hill, Springfield to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 52 cents on real property and 52 cents on personal property. This is the amount they are asking for, and will get if there is no question or opposition to the request.

    The 2008 tax levied was 50.8 cents, which costs us 50 cents on $100, on everything.

    After the fact people had questions and said they didn’t know about it.