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Today's Opinions

  • Support your local newspaper

    Sometimes we commit crimes that cause the most hurt to those we love.

    I love newspapers.

    And perhaps it’s a bit of a stretch to call what I joined my family in doing a “crime,” but in many respects it was.

    We published one of the first “shoppers” in Kentucky, competing against a very good newspaper.

    Our goal was to get as many business places as possible to pay us for placing advertisements in a monthly publication placed at various locations throughout the community.

  • Community theatre to present Annie

    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre brings to you from the depths of the Great Depression to the depths of our Great Recession the musical “Annie.”

    The year is 1933.  

  • Letting them fly

    “I’m doing better this time,” my wife Lori said as I answered the phone, “I’m not crying…at least not much.”

  • 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!