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Today's Opinions

  • Protect your home from bed bugs


    Remember the nursery rhyme – “Good Night, Sleep Tight, and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite?” No longer is this just a nursery rhyme. Bedbugs are considered to be public health pests by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Recent complaints about bed bugs are increasing and have prompted a joint statement on bed bug control by the CDC and the EPA.
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  • Overstuffed with stuff


    I have too much stuff. I know I do.
    But on second thought, do I? How do we know when we have too much stuff? Who is the judge of that?
    My guess is, I’m not alone in thinking I have too much stuff; most Americans would join me in the “I’ve got too much stuff” confessional.  In our consumer driven society, owners of speciality stores make money helping us find ways to store more of our stuff so they buy more stuff for themselves.

  • A word from Begley's better half

    Being the wife of Ken Begley has led to my mention in his weekly column more than once.  Many people come up to me and ask what keeps me from killing him.  I just smile and say that it is all in fun, and I take everything he says with a grain of salt.  So many read his columns and believe everything he has written is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  I have to explain to them that Kenny has a very overactive imagination, and most things he writes about never happened the way he described in The Springfield Sun.  

  • A crime that needs more punishment

     

    By Francesca Tabor-Miolla, Guest Columnist
    Animal cruelty and pet abandonment are due to ignorance, stupidity and lack of compassion and the act is unconscionable.
    On a 100-degree afternoon in August, a lone car pulled into the Lebanon Wal-Mart parking lot, opened the door and dragged a poor unsuspecting seven-month-old pup out of the car taking off her collar and simply drove away.

  • Patriot women go 1-1 on road to open roundball season

    SCC Sports Information
    The St. Catharine College basketball season began last Monday on a good note as Lena Bramblett’s Patriots won 75-64 at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield. But the following night in Jackson, Tenn., the Patriots tangled with the nation’s top rated team and fell 85-39 to Union University.

  • SCC soccer seasons end with a thud

     

    SCC Sports Information


    Both St. Catharine College soccer teams hit the road Saturday for play in the Mid-South Conference tournament. And both the men and women saw their seasons come to a disappointing end with lopsided losses. Tim Wolz’ men lost at Rio Grande, the nation’s top ranked team, 13-0, while Paul Patton’s women fell 5-0 at Georgetown.

  • SCC soccer seasons end with a thud

     

    SCC Sports Information


    Both St. Catharine College soccer teams hit the road Saturday for play in the Mid-South Conference tournament. And both the men and women saw their seasons come to a disappointing end with lopsided losses. Tim Wolz’ men lost at Rio Grande, the nation’s top ranked team, 13-0, while Paul Patton’s women fell 5-0 at Georgetown.

  • Patriot volleyball season ends in MSC quarterfinals

    SCC Sports Information

    After playing one of their best matches of the year Sunday against Pikeville, the St. Catharine College volleyball team saw the season end Monday with a loss to Georgetown in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference tournament.
    Adam Stevenson’s team, that ended 6-33, opened tournament play Sunday at the Frankfort Convention Center with an impressive 3-0 win over Pikeville College. The Patriots won 25-23, 25-13, 25-22 over the Bears who ended their season at 6-26.