• Years and years ago, I knew an adult that was extremely difficult to work with. 

    They had a tongue like a bullwhip and would lash out at anyone and everyone that remotely “offended” them in any way, shape or form whether the “offender” meant to or not.

  • This was one time I wish I had missed the press conference.

    It is usually a perk when I have the opportunity to work a major college athletic event. It’s a time when you get to talk with those highly-paid coaches and some players whose earnings will someday make those coaches comparative paupers.
    And, being in the newspaper business, it is always a chance to hobnob with the local – and occasionally the national – heavyweights in the field.
    I won’t lie. It’s a lot of fun.

  • Tom, our black lab dog, exploded from his bed on the front porch after midnight in a frenzy of excited barking. 

    The coyote pack on the hill, responding to some unknown signal, were in full chorus.  Wild high-pitched yells echoed back and forth under the winter wolf moon, then stopped as abruptly as it started.  

  • The Central Kentucky Theatre is presenting its latest production at the Opera House and it could not be a more entertaining selection, especially to people of my generation.

    A “B-grade” movie called “Forbidden Planet” was originally made around 1956.
    You ever wonder where the term “B-grade” came from?

  • In early December, the Dominican Sisters of Peace (a congregation of Catholic Sisters) approved a corporate stance on immigration reform that states:

    “We, Dominican Sisters of Peace, call for comprehensive immigration reform that would provide additional viable legal avenues for immigration, reunite families, legalize undocumented persons, and establish opportunities for permanent residency.”

  • Welcome to the first issue of The Springfield Sun in 2012.

    We’ve got a lot of news for you this week, and we hope to continue bringing you pages full of interesting and helpful information for the next 51 weeks.
    Among the items in this week’s paper is an interview with author Jim Higdon about his upcoming book: “The Cornbread Mafia.”
    Many of you know that I’m a Marion County native, so the title is very familiar to me.

  • “I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food!”
    ~W.C. Fields


    Food and nutrition are important programs conducted by all 4-H and Cooperative Extension Offices. We all need to eat right and it’s not always easy to do, especially when we have all of the leftovers from the holidays! 


  • Dear Editor,

    To whom it may concern, especially residents of Rizer Avenue and Neal Street. Cats are being caught in ‘Have a Heart’ cages and taken out on the highway and turned loose with no water, food or shelter.
    This is inhumane and is being reported to the Humane Society.
    Also, it is against the law to dump animals on the road.
    If your cat goes missing, you can be sure this is what happened. I hope this doesn’t happen to you.

    Cecilia Warner

  • Editor’s Note: Bob Lochte is a professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Murray State University.
    His opinions are his own and do not represent the official view of the Kentucky Press Association, Murray State University or any government agency in the Commonwealth.

  • Lately, as I traveled the country towns of central Kentucky, I’ve noticed a gradual shift in the names of the churches along the highways.

  • “Then they scoffed, He’s just the carpenter’s son.”

    Matthew Chapter 13, Verse 55
    If only those people knew what we know now.
     Christmas is a celebration of a promise made and of a promise kept by God Almighty when He sent down His only Son.
    It’s a time to be grateful not for what you get, but for what you already have.

  • We received the following article from the Alison Smith, Director of Marketing with the Kentucky Beef Council.  We are excited to hear this about eating beef again.

  • Dear Editor,

    “A Special Event for Special Needs” was held on November 19, 2011 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Springfield Ky. This event was a poker run, chili and hotdog dinner, auctions and a dance with live band featuring a local teenager “Sticktight”Akins as lead singer.
    This event was a fund raiser with all proceeds going to “A Special Place.”

  • “You’d better get what’s left of your garden in; we’re going to have a hard freeze tonight,” Glen, my gardening mentor, warned me several weeks ago.  And so I carried in the tomato vines, picked the peppers, and salvaged what okra was left. In the garage, they are now ripening so fast that some are beginning to rot before we can get them eaten. My wife tolerates my boastful proclamation: “It’s November, and we still enjoy the garden,” as if this justifies the time devoted to working the ground this past summer.

  • Every year at this time, no matter which newspaper, a request comes in to take pictures of someone’s Christmas decorations.

    Sometimes, multiple requests come in.
    This year and this newsroom are different, except for one thing.
    This year, I invite you to photograph your Christmas lights and decorations and send them in.
    If I get enough high-quality photos, I’ll run a picture page highlighting your lights and decorations.
    If I don’t get enough, we’ll run a slideshow online.

  • Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.
    - Little Elf Judy
    Every now and then, I hear somebody question the existence of one of the Lord’s right hand men, namely Santa Claus.  Children, true believers, are too smart to make such a preposterous error.  They have the sacred trust of true knowledge that comes from pure hearts untainted by a grownup world.

  • Dear Editor,

    November is Adoption Awareness month.  In recognition of this unique way in which to become a family, white ribbons will be worn.  I ask that all of you who are touched by adoption to please wear a white ribbon during the month of November.  If you see someone wearing a white ribbon, please ask him/her how adoption has affected their life.  If you are interested in learning more about adoption, call (800)928-4303.

  • The two old men sat on their usual bench in the afternoon sun, sharing stories and opinions from years of friendship. 

    “You know, I went to my grandson’s house for supper last week. Dangest way of doing things nowadays.  When I was young, we ate supper in the kitchen, and went to the outhouse for our business.  Now they eat supper outside and the toilet is inside, bigger and fancier than most kitchens.  Maybe I’m getting old, but it just seems backwards to me. “