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Today's Opinions

  • African-American Heritage Festival is money well spent by city officials

    There are several events in Springfield and Washington County that would be considered staples of the community. We always have a celebration for Independence Day, Christmas, and other holidays, and there’s a fine festival that takes place each fall, known as the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival. That event replaces the Sorghum Festival, which was gone when I arrived in Springfield more than five years ago. I hear it was always a great event, and many people tell me it was the best event in town.

  • People are still our greatest treasure

    I, for one, am gloriously happy that the legislature finally enacted a bill that prohibits texting while driving.

    It will not only make the road safer, but hopefully it will also urge people, especially kids, to learn to have a real-life conversation with others.

    I’ve heard parents say that kids today just text and cannot carry on a face-to-face conversation. Now, I don’t know if that’s true, but I suspect it is.

  • Readers Write: State police harassed visitor to Springfield

    Dear Editor,

  • All aboard the White Stallion!

    “You know what I’d do, Cindy? We need a lot of room to take everyone on vacation. I’d just mount up the old ‘White Stallion’ and go down to Gatlinburg on it. It’s got more room than the other vans.”

  • 68 years together

    I love talking with people in their 80s and 90s about life and how to live it. When you find someone that has that much experience, then you better take the opportunity to seek them out. I do. Their answers to my questions sometimes surprise me, never bore me, and always inspire me.

    The other day I was fortunate enough to talk for an hour to a beautiful 87-year-old great grandmother. She and her husband are celebrating 68 years of marriage this year.

    My gosh, think about it!

  • Readers Write: New principal is ready for school year

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to introduce myself to the students, staff and parents of the Washington County Elementary School and the community at large. I am very excited to have been offered this opportunity to serve as principal of your school. I look forward to working with both the parents and staff to meet your child’s/students’ individual educational needs.

  • Juggling Little League, family, and God

    I had heard the complaint before in other places, at other times. “I struggle with wanting my child to participate in summer Little League baseball and still have time for our family events, not to mention participation in church,” the concerned mother told me over the phone. “It just seems like we can’t do it all.” In her particular situation, baseball games were being scheduled not only on Sundays, but on Sunday mornings, a definite conflict for Christians who want their family to worship together. As a parent, and as a pastor, I understood.

  • Growing up with big families

    No matter what you’ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can’t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?

    -- Elbert Hubbard