• Super Bowl ads: a mixed bag

    Football is one of my favorite things to watch on TV, but during the regular season I rarely see the commercials. I’m among the millions of fans who watch DirecTV’s Red Zone Channel, and with that, the programming is a barrage of highlights and live peeks into games as the action unfolds, but with no commercials. If you’re a football fan, watch it and you’ll never want to give it up.

  • The piano man

    I met a guy once back when I was in the Navy who loved music. We were serving together on an aircraft carrier. This fellow could play several different instruments and had even formed a band among some of the other guys that were on the ship.

  • Let's keep this thing rolling

    We did it! The Springfield Sun was named best in its class at Saturday’s KPA Convention.

    Winning awards isn’t something I’ve given a terrible amount of attention to up to this point in my  journalism career, but I’m not one to turn a blind eye to a nice recognition.

  • 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.