Today's Opinions

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    To the Editor,
    April is Prevent Child Abuse Month and the theme this year is  “It’s Your Turn to Make a Difference.” The Washington County Homemakers are trying to make a difference by making people aware of this problem. In 2010 in Kentucky there were 61,754 children reported as abused or neglected and 19,500 children substantiated. In Washington County there were 116 reported and 48 substantiated.

  • A musical spectacular

    “Music speaks what cannot be expressed
    Soothes the mind and gives it rest
    Heals the heart and makes it whole
    Flows from heaven to the soul.”

    Unknown author

    One thing that always irks me is when people feel like they have to leave the county for fine entertainment. You know what I mean? It’s as if it can’t be good or you can’t have great talent if you come from here. Baloney.

  • Readers speak out on Sunday wine sales

    Editor’s Note:
    A story announcing the plans for Horseshoe Bend Winery to expand its business hours and offer Sunday wine sales and tasting was published in the March 16, 2011, issue of The Springfield Sun. The Washington County Fiscal Court voted to approve the proposed ordinance on Friday, March 25, 2011. In the March 30, 2011, issue of The Sun, it was announced that the fiscal court had approved the measure and conducted the first reading of the ordinance.

    Dear Editor,

  • Open your home to an exchange student

    4-H International Programs have given thousands of youth and families through the years and throughout the United States the opportunity to open their homes to an exchange student and their lives to the world.  Washington County has a rich tradition in the past of hosting exchange students both, nationally and internationally.

  • Borrowing from tomorrow to pay for today is wrong

    The State Senate adjourned Thursday night having signed the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, legislation to resolve the Medicaid budget shortfall. Without even a need for a conference committee, the bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly with only two no votes.

  • Are you out of your mind, or is it March Madness?

    What causes us — normally restrained, responsible people with jobs and families — to lose our minds, whoop and holler, jump up and down, pump our fists in the air, and shout “Yes!” as we high five each other?
    It’s March Madness, of course, the NCAA Division I basketball tournament, which results in the national champion. If your team didn’t make it, you can find a favorite. For me, it’s usually an underdog — and with the bracket Kentucky had to claw through this year, they surely qualify as one.

  • A witness to atomic power

    Japan’s recent massive earthquake and apocalyptic tsunami have almost been overshadowed by the nuclear power plant catastrophe that resulted. In fact, it seems that the fear of leaked radiation into the atmosphere has caused near hysteria, though as of yet no one has died from its effects, while untold thousands have died from the two natural disasters that occurred first.

  • Daylight saving time

    Daylight saving time (DST) --- how’s that working for you?
    Apparently it’s not so good for many of us. According to a study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, DST may not be the best thing for our health, since it comes as such a jolt to our cardiovascular systems.