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Opinion

  • The program stands upright, encased in plastic, holding a prominent place on a bookshelf in my office. “Kansas City Chiefs vs. Boston Patriots, Municipal Stadium, November 20, 1966, 50 cents (including tax),” is written in bold letters, displayed on the front of the program. Beneath that announcement, a black and white picture shows Chiefs’ quarterback Len Dawson rolling out, behind the block of fullback Curtis McClinton.

  • I’ve thought about preaching my own funeral. Really. I’m serious. Oh, I would pawn the obituary on a previously selected person, preferably someone who knew me, as opposed to startling some hapless soul who happens to arrive early at the funeral, “Hey, would you mind reading this?”  But the sermon, prerecorded of course, I prefer to reserve for myself, rather than depending on some distracted preacher in a hurry to get the thing done and not miss tee time, or fishing, a ball game, or a soap opera.

  • It’s very hard to predict things, especially the future.

                                                                          Yogi Berra

  • Perhaps the most quoted line from the blockbuster movie, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” (It was the top money maker last weekend, grossing over $19 million, underscoring the truth in its title, “Money Never Sleeps.”) will be the line where Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas)  — having served eight years in prison for insider trading — speaks before a standing-room- only crowd of mesmerized listeners. Gekko says, “Someone reminded me I once said, ‘Greed is good.’ Now it seems it’s legal.”

  • I never won an argument by yelling at another person.

    I never stopped an argument by hurting another person as much as they have hurt me.

    It’s been really big news about the Florida preacher who was going to have the “burn a Koran” day at his church. The Koran is the basis of the Muslim faith, and as it would if there was a “burn a Bible” day, produced a huge outcry from Muslims. So much so that there have been deaths and shootings overseas from this incident.

    Can you imagine what that must feel like?

  • Dear Editor,

  • I have a sister, Mary, who married a man named Bernard. Bernard was born and raised in Marion County. Yet, despite that, we have taught him to eat with a knife and fork, use indoor plumbing, and take more than one bath a week. We’re still working on the spoon.

    Just kidding.

  • Kids. You can’t beat them. At least not where it shows. Just joking.

    Normally, kids, after a certain age, are embarrassed to be seen with their parents. It’s just a total lack of maturity on their part.

    Take me, for instance.

    What kid in their right mind wouldn’t want to be seen with me at their side out in public? Several adults, who will remain nameless, might not, but what kid? After all, they’re not as intelligent as you are due to their lack of years on this Earth.

  • Disappointed.

    That’s the word that best describes how I feel about comments made at last week’s school board tax hearing.

  • It had taken us three years to accomplish our goal, but we did it, last weekend.

  • Institutional Investor - Past year financial investor who’s now locked up in a nuthouse.

    S. Willey, Financial Advisor

    Hey everybody!

    Man, what an economy.

    We’ve got bankruptcies and home foreclosures galore. The stock market is acting like that crazy aunt you keep locked up in the basement. Shoot, interest rates are so low that even if you do have some money, you just about have to pay the bank to hold it for you.

  • To the Residents of Springfield and Washington County,

  • I tightened the lid on the 24th jar of tomatoes I had canned. Don’t ask me why I do this. I still have 6 jars left from the thirty-something I canned last year. And that doesn’t include a refrigerator full of quart, pint, and half-pint jars of salsa.

  • “Cindy, is that the guy?”

    It was about 6 p.m. We’d just finished up supper when this guy rode up into our drive in a pickup truck. I’d been waiting patiently for weeks for his return.

    “That’s him.”

    “Oh boy, oh boy!” I was giddy with excitement.

    “I wish you wouldn’t get giddy all over the place. Somebody has to clean that mess up. By the way, you do know you’re going to the ‘bad place’ don’t you?”

  • Sometimes we commit crimes that cause the most hurt to those we love.

    I love newspapers.

    And perhaps it’s a bit of a stretch to call what I joined my family in doing a “crime,” but in many respects it was.

    We published one of the first “shoppers” in Kentucky, competing against a very good newspaper.

    Our goal was to get as many business places as possible to pay us for placing advertisements in a monthly publication placed at various locations throughout the community.

  • The Central Kentucky Community Theatre brings to you from the depths of the Great Depression to the depths of our Great Recession the musical “Annie.”

    The year is 1933.  

  • “I’m doing better this time,” my wife Lori said as I answered the phone, “I’m not crying…at least not much.”

  • There are several events in Springfield and Washington County that would be considered staples of the community. We always have a celebration for Independence Day, Christmas, and other holidays, and there’s a fine festival that takes place each fall, known as the Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival. That event replaces the Sorghum Festival, which was gone when I arrived in Springfield more than five years ago. I hear it was always a great event, and many people tell me it was the best event in town.

  • I, for one, am gloriously happy that the legislature finally enacted a bill that prohibits texting while driving.

    It will not only make the road safer, but hopefully it will also urge people, especially kids, to learn to have a real-life conversation with others.

    I’ve heard parents say that kids today just text and cannot carry on a face-to-face conversation. Now, I don’t know if that’s true, but I suspect it is.

  • Dear Editor,