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Today's Opinions

  • The battle against domestic violence

    I was listening to the news one morning last week and one of the topics was naturally the economy. The banks, the car manufacturers, mortgage companies, and then the words domestic violence came into play. Working with women who are going through domestic violence is my job, and naturally when I hear those words, my ears automatically perk up.

  • Reader wants to share music in his heart

    Dear Springfield and Washington County,

    When was the last time you were a part of something very special?

    When was the last time your heart strings were played upon so completely that you rediscovered your own personal music score? I speak not about how you sing in the shower; I speak of the music in your heart.

    Have you lost your inner person song? Have you stopped singing in your heart?

  • Checking out at Parkview IGA

    Excitement in a small town is where you find it.  Fortunately, it’s not too hard for someone like me who’s easily amused at even the most mundane things.  Take electronic devices, like cash registers and security systems in stores.  Nothing funny there, but I always seem to have trouble with them.

    Part of the reason is I never carry cash with me.  This is mainly because I don’t own any.  It’s been that way all my life.  

  • Celebrity deaths remind us we're all mortal

    Larger than life.

    It’s a phrase you hear about famous people, whether they are actors, singers, athletes or anyone else we think of as a celebrity.

  • The gullibility test

    I was sitting in front of my computer writing this story when my seven-year-old, Belle, walked by.  

    “What’re you doing?” she asked.

    “Writing a story about you,”  I replied.

    “Don’t write about me.”

    “Can you read yet?”

    “Yes.”

    “O.K. I won’t write about you.”

    Now, where was I?  Oh yeah, I was writing this story about Belle.

  • Solving our differences on a baseball field

    If you haven’t visited the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, then it’s well worth the trip.

    Saturday, my wife, son and I spent the afternoon perusing the museum, exhibits and factory where the baseball bats are made.

    As we toured the facility, I was struck by the diversity that the game of baseball represents.

  • Harmon not happy with Chandler's voting

    Congressman Ben Chandler showed his true colors recently by voting for a massive special interests pork bill. The “cap-and-trade” bill barely passed the U.S. House (most of the moderate and conservative Democrats voted against it, along with nearly all the Republicans), and, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), will cost the average Kentucky family nearly $200 more each year on their energy bills.

  • Mr. S. Willey and the national debt

    I’ve been reading a lot on the national debt of these here United States lately.

    I think the U.S. Government is going to spend some $1.8 trillion dollars more than it will take in this next year alone.

    Trillion?  Isn’t that a hard word to wrap your mind around?