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Today's Opinions

  • Readers Write: Rescue squad seeks assistance

    To the Residents of Springfield and Washington County,

  • Ripe for the picking

    I tightened the lid on the 24th jar of tomatoes I had canned. Don’t ask me why I do this. I still have 6 jars left from the thirty-something I canned last year. And that doesn’t include a refrigerator full of quart, pint, and half-pint jars of salsa.

  • The traveling salesman and the bad samaritan

    “Cindy, is that the guy?”

    It was about 6 p.m. We’d just finished up supper when this guy rode up into our drive in a pickup truck. I’d been waiting patiently for weeks for his return.

    “That’s him.”

    “Oh boy, oh boy!” I was giddy with excitement.

    “I wish you wouldn’t get giddy all over the place. Somebody has to clean that mess up. By the way, you do know you’re going to the ‘bad place’ don’t you?”

  • 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.