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Today's Opinions

  • Where is the love?

    Imagine that your 42-year-old son has died after a four-year battle with a rare disease that has destroyed his internal organs. You are grieving at his casket the night of the wake when an official of the church—the church which earlier in this horrid week approved the ceremony—calls you, informing you that they can no longer honor your request to have the funeral in the church as planned tomorrow.

    “Why?” you ask.

    “Because we found out your son was married…to a man.”

  • 1 in 300

    I love this job.

    I get invited to so many interesting events and meet so many fascinating folks that I wouldn’t get to otherwise.

    I mean, I can just walk up to anybody and say, “I work for The Springfield Sun and I was thinking of writing an article on you.”

    Then the magic begins. You never know where a story will come from, either.

  • 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.

  • Stories from the baptistery

    Connor rocked back and forth on his heels, biting his lip as his eyes darted back and forth, scanning my office.

    It was his baptism day.

    “It’s OK to be nervous,” I said, trying to put him at ease as he left my office with his parents on the way to the baptistery.

    His father had warned me earlier that Connor was anxious about being baptized.

    “He’s worried that you’re going to ask him a lot of questions,” his dad had grinned.

  • Seeking advice

    Years ago, I was having my uncle, Jimmie Carrico, build an addition on to my house. Uncle Jimmie is a true craftsman who can construct most anything that involves wood, concrete or running heavy construction equipment.

    I, on the other hand, couldn’t hammer a nail straight into a 2x4 even if my life depended on it. As we were talking about what I wanted done, Uncle Jimmie kept politely saying, “Now, if I was you, I would do this” and “If I was you, I would do that.”

  • ‘I’m not sports’

    By Brooke Coulter

    My four-year-old, Cate, tells me, “I’m not sports” and she gets this very honestly not from her father, whom will play anything that involves a ball, but from me.  Growing up, I was always taller and not athletic. I would often get frustrated by the never-ending question, “Do you play basketball?” to which my answer would always be “no” in an annoyed tone.

  • How about some accountability?

    Something that’s been hard to miss in the national media recently, particularly if you follow sports media, is what has been unfolding in the aftermath of star NFL running back Ray Rice’s suspension.