Today's Opinions

  • Religion gone wrong

    “I just want to say that I love Allah.”

    These aren’t the words of one devotee of Islam peacefully whispering to a fellow follower during a quiet moment of worship. Instead, it is a statement made by Amine el Khalifi — formerly Christopher Lee Cornell, an unemployed deejay — to the judge at his sentencing of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty for planning to detonate pipe bombs inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington and then gun down people as they fled the building.

  • There's 'Comedy Tonight'

    Well, actually it’s going to be the next two coming weekends.

    The Main Stage Actors of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre are putting on the Broadway classic “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum.”

    This musical comedy was originally on the stage in 1962 and later turned into a movie of the same name in 1966.

    It’s a fast-paced story set in ancient Rome with multiple subplots and a ton of one-liners that will make you laugh until you cry. But you have to follow the lines closely or you will miss out.

  • General Assembly: Week one report

    By Kim King,
    55th District state representative

    The 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened at high noon Tuesday, January 6, with all House members swearing to support the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions and confirming they have never been involved in a duel.

  • 41: A Portrait of My Father

    This is a book review “41: A Portrait of My Father” by George W. Bush (Crown Publishers, 2014, 280 pages). The review is submitted by Dr. Harry Toder, a professor at St. Catharine College.

  • The house that firefighters built

    If you go down on Main Street, where the old mill use to be, you’ll find a new, sleek, professional looking fire station that houses the Washington County and Springfield Fire Departments.
    The story is interesting on how it went from a rundown eyesore that greeted all visitors to our town and county to the state-of-the-art fire station we have today.

    The story itself shows what great works that dedicated and concerned citizens can do. It is a symbol of what made America great and is so seldom seen today.

    Let me tell you the story.

  • LETTER: In the face of disaster

    Dear editor,
    “In Christ alone my hope is found he is my light, my strength, my song.  
    This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. My comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand”  

  • Let it go

    Lori and I were putting up groceries while our 2-year-old grandson, Eli, was making himself at home, sitting there cross-legged on the kitchen cabinet, chomping on a cookie. He reached for a bag of frozen strawberries I had set next to him.

    “You can’t have those, Eli,” I smiled. “They’re frozen.”

    At the word, “frozen,” he promptly began singing, “Let it go, let it go, let it go.”

    Lori laughed; I was confused.

  • The rocket scientist of Armory Hill

    “I was born and raised in a little wooden house on Armory Hill in Springfield, Kentucky.”
    - Tom Logsdon

    In the hopefully not-too-distant future, St. Dominic Elementary School will have a very interesting speaker who has promised to talk with Ms. Carey’s social studies classes. His name is Tom Logsdon, and he comes from his home in California to Springfield ever so often to visit relatives.

    Tom Logsdon, born and raised in Springfield Kentucky, is a true rocket scientist.