Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Tue, 2 Sep 2014 05:04:12 EST 1800 A Labor Day tributeto Job Corps http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50446792/A-Labor-Day-tributeto-Job-Corps Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson made good on his promise of a “War on Poverty” with the Economic Opportunity Act. As he signed the new law, he declared that it “will strike at poverty's roots” in a way that... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:11:05 EST Eroding wages and continued lack of jobs mark Labor Day in Kentucky http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50446735/Eroding-wages-and-continued-lack-of-jobs-mark-Labor-Day-in-Kentucky More than five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, according to a detailed new report released today by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:09:04 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50446600/Rental-Central Horror, comedy and drama made for some excellent for viewing for renters this week with an emphasis on horror. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:04:05 EST ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50446232/Dont-Be-Afraid-of-the-Dark A young girl is terrorized by pint sized creatures at a mansion her father is restoring in this well mounted remake of the 1970's ABC Movie of the Week, of the same title. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:39:04 EST Should state ban cell phones while driving? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50418742/Should-state-ban-cell-phones-while-driving According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cell phones by all drivers. These 14 states include 11 blue states, two swing states, and one red state. These bans are already in effect in 12... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:05:05 EST Wildcat turned entrepreneur says NYT getsMagoffin County wrong http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50418027/Wildcat-turned-entrepreneur-says-NYT-getsMagoffin-County-wrong Growing up in Magoffin County, Grayson Smith always knew he wanted to come home to the mountains he loved. “I didn't buy into that whole 'life-is-better-somewhere-else' mindset,” he says. Not that he wouldn't have... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:42:06 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50417974/A-legislative-perspective Of all the issues the General Assembly considers, none is more important than keeping our people safe. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:37:06 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50352246/Rental-Central One major box office hit and some great television hit the shelves this week, just in time to catch up before the fall season. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:58:05 EST Deal with ISIS now, or die by it later http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50366943/Deal-with-ISIS-now-or-die-by-it-later During the 2012 presidential campaign President Obama repeatedly boasted, “Osama bin Laden is dead and Al-Qaeda is on the run.” He is right on both counts: bin Laden is gone and Al-Qaeda runs stronger than ever. The latest Al-Qaeda... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:05 EST Solar power gets hot, hot, hot http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50366050/Solar-power-gets-hot-hot-hot With so many homeowners and businesses making greener energy choices, private utilities — along with big oil, gas, coal, and nuclear companies — see the writing on the wall. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:12:04 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘Deadly Eyes’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50352054/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-Deadly-Eyes A swarm of giant rats threatens Canada in this drive-in classic that delivers the low-budget horror goods with style and clever effects work. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:57:02 EST No appetite for fixing school lunch http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50332439/No-appetite-for-fixing-school-lunch You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can't make her eat. Especially if the food doesn't taste good.That's what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:07 EST Tim Robinson, entrepreneur http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50330392/Tim-Robinson-entrepreneur Launching a new business venture in a county purported to be one of the worst in America is not something you'd ordinarily expect from a successful entrepreneur, especially one who lives nearly three hours' hard drive away. What about all... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:07:08 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50320996/A-legislative-perspective When it comes to cutting-edge medical research, Kentucky has long played an outsized role despite being a relatively small state. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:48:21 EST Movies from the Black Lagoon: ‘The Tall Man’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50286031/Movies-from-the-Black-Lagoon:-The-Tall-Man A small town in the Pacific Northwest is terrorized by a dark figure that abducts children, in this carefully orchestrated chiller from Pascal Laugier (“Martyrs”). Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:26:03 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50285833/Rental-Central An odd week saw low key releases that you may have missed but included enough gems to make a trip to the rental store worth the gas. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:14:03 EST Don’t get over it; get help http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50284014/Dont-get-over-it;-get-help Life brings with it a roller-coaster ride of emotions. It is expected there are times when we will be happy or sad, angry or giddy, worried or carefree.There will even be times we feel down. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:02 EST Senators don’t create jobs http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50283640/Senators-dont-create-jobs When I was a freshman in high school at Burnside years ago, they taught us that senators' and representatives' jobs were to sponsor bills, pass legislation and make laws. NOT make jobs. Why does our secretary of state change their job... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:38:04 EST Where is the concern? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50283790/Where-is-the-concern I am a concerned citizen of Floyd County. I live at Banner and I know for sure of a person who has been reported many times for cruelty to a horse. She had one die last year. This animal is starving to death. I have even... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:37:07 EST Retirement: A new and different form of work http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50256676/Retirement:-A-new-and-different-form-of-work Both financial and physical well-being in retirement require foresight and planning. Although far too many people fail to plan their financial resources, perhaps even more people fail to plan how to invest their hours and days once the structure of... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:34:04 EST