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Today's Opinions

  • It's a duct tape world

    The other day, my wife was picking out a newborn baby gift for a friend.  It was their  first kid.  We were at Wal-Mart and she asked me,  “Should I get diapers or an outfit?”  I replied,  “How about duct tape and rubber cement glue instead?”

    She gave me a look too tired and disinterested to even ask for an interpretation.  “I think I’ll just put money in a card instead.”

  • 13 ghosts

    The Central Kentucky Youth Actors will be performing Dracula at the Opera House on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m.  My little girl, Jenny, is in the play, and I’ll be watching the Sunday performance.  Come on out and see what these kids can do on stage, and we can talk at intermission.  That is unless I owe you money or something.

    You know what?  You don’t?  Well that’s what I’m here for.  I’ll tell you what.

  • Think pink for October

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    This year, more than 182,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women, following only lung cancer. While the disease affects primarily women, approximately 1,700 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year as well.

  • Showbiz really pays!

    Talk about a great day; we sure had one in Springfield Sunday.

    After a weather delay on Friday, Sunday saw sunshine and blue skies as the crew of Two Popes Production Company began filming a TV commercial for Bluegrass Cellular on Main Street.

    When filming was ready to begin, Kathy Elliott and the folks at Springfield City Hall made it known that they needed extras for the shoot. A few people showed up early Sunday morning, and lots of others came later that afternoon for the parade scene.

  • Readers Write: Readers comment on harvest festival

    Dear Editor,

    I was very surprised and disappointed to read in the “Springfield Sun”, Sept.  30, 2009 edition, that the county denied the request from the Chamber of Commerce to continue their annual funding of $5000.

    My husband and I worked in the Chamber of Commerce booth on Saturday morning of the Festival and had numerous people from out of town stop in to talk. Most had ties in the county from way back and looked forward to our Festival each year for a chance to visit with family and friends.

  • Youth actors return from Disney

    It actually happened.  The Central Kentucky Youth Actors cast of ‘Grease’, under the direction of Jan Fattizzi,  really did make it to Disney, and they had a truly fabulous performance.  The crowd loved it!  The applause was huge!  A couple from Germany wanted to know the time of their next performance because they wanted to watch our kids again because they were so good!  

    Yes, the CKYA cast of ‘Grease’ played to an international audience at Downtown Disney during Magic Music Days.  

  • Springfield goes Hollywood: Take 3!

    It’s hard to imagine that anyone could call it common, but it seems these days, getting attention from a movie company or some other group that can bring publicity to our little town of Springfield is, well, kind of common.

    In the four years I’ve lived here, we now have our third brush with stardom. First, it was the 2007 shot at hosting the world premier of “The Simpsons Movie.” We didn’t win the grand prize, but we were recognized around the globe, and had voters casting their ballots for us to be the true home of the animated television series.

  • The Hug-A-Bug Club

    “Enjoy your family and the life you have now.”

    Norma Goode

    I like that quote.  It came from a card Norma sent me last week.