Today's Opinions

  • God's hope for our churches

    “For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.”

    Jesus Christ

    The bible verse from Matthew 18:20 is a pretty powerful statement.

    It is God’s promise that if two or more persons gather in good faith in his name and search for God’s will, then he will be there to guide them.

    St. Dominic Church is trying to renew our ministry to our own congregation and to the lives of those about us by falling back on this Bible verse.

  • Plastic strategies

    Martha Young

    New Pioneers Voices

    In all the seasons of the year, our cattle and sheep rotate over the farm, grazing new growth grass for a few days, then moving to the next pasture. They have become so familiar with this routine that they anticipate the next move and gather at the gap, waiting; when the tractor motor sounds down the valley, they begin to talk to the farmer. “It’s time.” they say. When the gates are open, the exodus begins. After a few hours, the move is complete, stragglers gathered in, and the fences are back in place.

  • A call to action for all Kentuckians

    More than 8,600 children in our commonwealth currently reside in foster care. That is more than the population of 16 of our Kentucky counties.

    Think about that.

    Many of these children are awaiting adoption; others remain in foster care, since parental rights have not been terminated. They need our help – the children, and the families who foster them.

  • There isn't one answer

    Dear Editor,

    Wednesday morning, I was sitting at my computer at work brainstorming when my phone buzzed, then buzzed again, and again.

    “What in the world?” I thought, pulled from the fog of words and sentences. I dug my phone from my purse to find text after text from both of my teen stepdaughters, panicked and frightened.

    “There’s a threat here…” one wrote.

  • AR-15s must be bannned

    Dear Editor,

  • SROs needed

    Dear Editor,

    I’m writing today as a parent, and to express my concerns about our school system and its inadequate security given the world we live in.
    I am 100 percent confident that the staff in our schools would do everything in 
    their ability to stop harm from coming to our children. Unfortunately we live in a time when we see violent crime far too often and in places that are most vulnerable to it, like schools.

  • Gun ad was unfortuante timing

    You probably noticed the advertisement wrapped around the front page of the Feb. 21 issue of The Springfield Sun.

    If you didn’t, it’s what we in the newspaper business call a spadea, and it wrapped around the front portion of the newspaper’s front page, and completely enclosed the back page of the paper.

  • Beware of paper mache answers


    President Trump’s solution of arming teachers in schools to take on crazed killers is a paper mache answer to a very serious problem.

    Let me explain what I mean.

    I was serving on active duty with an army reserve engineer company about 33 years ago. We built panel bridges. Our unit was having a very extensive annual inspection from higher command, which also included security of unit assets from theft.

    My new commander pulled out our prior inspection report results to see what areas had been listed as discrepancies.