• Religion gone wrong

    “I just want to say that I love Allah.”

    These aren’t the words of one devotee of Islam peacefully whispering to a fellow follower during a quiet moment of worship. Instead, it is a statement made by Amine el Khalifi — formerly Christopher Lee Cornell, an unemployed deejay — to the judge at his sentencing of 30 years in prison after pleading guilty for planning to detonate pipe bombs inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington and then gun down people as they fled the building.

  • There's 'Comedy Tonight'

    Well, actually it’s going to be the next two coming weekends.

    The Main Stage Actors of the Central Kentucky Community Theatre are putting on the Broadway classic “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Forum.”

    This musical comedy was originally on the stage in 1962 and later turned into a movie of the same name in 1966.

    It’s a fast-paced story set in ancient Rome with multiple subplots and a ton of one-liners that will make you laugh until you cry. But you have to follow the lines closely or you will miss out.

  • General Assembly: Week one report

    By Kim King,
    55th District state representative

    The 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened at high noon Tuesday, January 6, with all House members swearing to support the U.S. and Kentucky Constitutions and confirming they have never been involved in a duel.

  • The house that firefighters built

    If you go down on Main Street, where the old mill use to be, you’ll find a new, sleek, professional looking fire station that houses the Washington County and Springfield Fire Departments.
    The story is interesting on how it went from a rundown eyesore that greeted all visitors to our town and county to the state-of-the-art fire station we have today.

    The story itself shows what great works that dedicated and concerned citizens can do. It is a symbol of what made America great and is so seldom seen today.

    Let me tell you the story.

  • Let it go

    Lori and I were putting up groceries while our 2-year-old grandson, Eli, was making himself at home, sitting there cross-legged on the kitchen cabinet, chomping on a cookie. He reached for a bag of frozen strawberries I had set next to him.

    “You can’t have those, Eli,” I smiled. “They’re frozen.”

    At the word, “frozen,” he promptly began singing, “Let it go, let it go, let it go.”

    Lori laughed; I was confused.

  • The rocket scientist of Armory Hill

    “I was born and raised in a little wooden house on Armory Hill in Springfield, Kentucky.”
    - Tom Logsdon

    In the hopefully not-too-distant future, St. Dominic Elementary School will have a very interesting speaker who has promised to talk with Ms. Carey’s social studies classes. His name is Tom Logsdon, and he comes from his home in California to Springfield ever so often to visit relatives.

    Tom Logsdon, born and raised in Springfield Kentucky, is a true rocket scientist.

  • It’s not about the knots

    Two days after Christmas I surprised my wife with a post-Christmas present. It had been somewhat of a blue Christmas for her, and I thought my gift would help.

    So I gave her a rope.

    “A what?” you incredulously ask. “A rope? Really?”

    Maybe you’re thinking my gift ranks right up there with Barney Fife (Don Knotts, The Andy Griffith Show) giving his mom and dad a septic tank for their anniversary.

  • Tragedy on Bloomfield Road

    “Jesus Wept.”
    - John 11:35

    Nothing touches the heart as much as when you see a family, a very good family, lose their child.

    No matter how old that child may be, they will always be “their child” to that mom and dad.

    Last week Jan and Alan Haydon lost their son, Jordy, in a auto accident on Bloomfield Road.

    What can you do to relieve their grief at that moment?


  • God’s love at Christmas

    “The Lord is with you.”
    - Angel Gabriel to Mary

    The quote you see above was said by the Angel Gabriel to Mary announcing the coming of Jesus Christ. Mary was about to conceive a child without ever knowing man. God knew, as good a woman as Mary was, she would still need his help, his divine protection, for the road that was ahead of her.

    Divine protection.

  • Some final thoughts from Father Murray

    “Then they scoffed, He’s just the carpenter’s son”
    - Matthew Chapter 13, Verse 55

    Little did I realize when I wrote my story about Father Murray of St. Rose that he would die on the same day it appeared in The Sun.

    Somehow, I can’t help but feel that God, after watching him for 93 years, decided he wanted Father Murray to come home because ee missed him.

    Maybe God was feeling a little down lately, looking at the world as it is, and needed Father Murray to come cheer him up.