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Today's Opinions

  • Choose your heroes wisely

    “I am not a role model.”

    Charles Barkley, former NBA star in a 1990s Nike campaign

    “Hero” is a word that gets tossed around these days like a ball being thrown during a game. In fact, it is more often than not used in reference to someone who does throw or hit a ball, and in my opinion, it’s misused more often than most of us realize.

  • The Christmas Story

    18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.

    19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

  • The spirit of Christmas

    This time of the year conjures up many different images, but one theme is common: Christmas is a time of excitement and joy.  Neighborhoods and store windows brightly shine with lights and decorations.  Children dream of the toys that Santa Claus will deliver.  Adults pause a moment to remember the joys of Christmas past, reflect on time with loved ones and look ahead at the year to come.    

  • Readers Write: Reader wants action from Senator Higdon

    Dear Editor,

    Now that Mr. Jimmy Higdon has won the state senate special election by making vague and misleading statements on the national healthcare debate and negative comments about national politicians, I hope he will now turn his attention to the many local health, education and regressive taxation issues that affect the lives of every Kentuckian.

  • Messages

    I never feel so alive or at peace with the world as when something or someone makes me laugh.  

    Three weeks ago, I wrote a short funny column about my friend, S. Wiley, and I ended it with sending him to Mark Simms for a job interview. Mark replied last week with a very funny column where S. Wiley comes to visit him.  Put the two columns together and you have the whole story.

  • Back to normal, for a little while

    Finally. It’s all over. At least for a little while.

    Now, when I go home, I won’t find a door hanger on the knob asking me to vote for this person, or telling me how bad that guy is, and how his opponent is a much better person, citizen and candidate for office.

    Politics are important in the way our government operates, and I understand that, but I still get sick and tired of them after all of the commercials blasting the candidates.

  • Forgetfulness

    There are three surefire signs of getting old.  The first is forgetfulness.  I don’t remember what the other two are.

    Must not have been important.

    Anyway, now that I’m in the upper part of middle age, I can tell you that my memory isn’t what it use to be.  If I didn’t, then Cindy would.

  • An S. Wiley job interview

    Editor’s note: The following is a guest letter by Mark Simms, president of M&J Construction in Springfield. Simms and his company were referenced in a Nov. 25 article by Sun columnist Ken Begley, and he writes the following in reply.

    Dear Mr. Begley,