Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:57:41 EST 1800 A problem far worse than radioactive waste http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50637640/A-problem-far-worse-than-radioactive-waste Imagine walking into a business, whether to work or simply to shop, and seeing a patron of the store walking around with radioactive waste, seemingly oblivious to exposing himself and everyone else to its dangers. Quite naturally, you would be... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:12:06 EST Out of touch http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50650281/Out-of-touch The multimillionaire, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, is drowning in his own self-importance. The senator thinks more of himself than of our own families. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:06:06 EST Too busy for meetings http://floydcountytimes.com/news/letters/50650237/Too-busy-for-meetings Mitch McConnell has been too busy to attend meetings of the Senate Agriculture Committee for the last four-plus years — too busy kowtowing to his rich cronies like the Koch brothers and other Washington-area power brokers. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:56:04 EST Eastern Kentucky energy and heritage-entrepreneurship can move Kentucky to #1 http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50650014/Eastern-Kentucky-energy-and-heritage-entrepreneurship-can-move-Kentucky-to-#1 In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced a dramatic climb in Kentucky's entrepreneurial climate. The Commonwealth advanced 45 places — from 49th in the nation to fourth — in the annual State Entrepreneurship Index. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:48:10 EST Build it and bikes will come http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50606158/Build-it-and-bikes-will-come Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn't, you've probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:06:03 EST ‘Blood Lake’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50604729/Blood-Lake Killer eels rampage towards Lake Michigan in this nature-runs-amok flick that managed to sneak onto “Animal Planet” before hitting the bargain section of your video retailer. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:54:03 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50604623/Rental-Central A good week for renters saw two well-made action flicks sharing space with some lesser genre efforts. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:03 EST For Kentucky, entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50559238/For-Kentucky-entrepreneurial-economy-requires-a-new-way-of-thinking If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask them, “What is it Kentucky should be most focused on?” the answer would overwhelmingly be “JOBS!” Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:47:12 EST Holding big banks accountable http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50558681/Holding-big-banks-accountable As your Attorney General, I am committed to fighting for Kentucky families and keeping the big banks honest. That's why I was proud to join the U.S. Department of Justice last month in announcing a nearly $17 billion settlement with Bank of... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:20:09 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50558520/A-legislative-perspective Tomorrow, our nation will pause to remember those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:15:05 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50510478/Rental-Central Lots of television programs ruled the shelves this week, but there was room for a few other treats for renters. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:23:18 EST This mascot skews reality about the first people http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50506392/This-mascot-skews-reality-about-the-first-people Until recently, I never really paid much attention to the Native American mascot issue. “It's not my fight,” I thought. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:32:06 EST ‘The Woman in Black’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/50520585/The-Woman-in-Black Hammer Films is back and this eerie ghost story (from the studio that remade all of the Universal favorites) pits Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) Against the titular spook and fits perfectly into their... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:26:09 EST Will Bowling: Farmer, entrepreneur http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50489605/Will-Bowling:-Farmer-entrepreneur Will Bowling and his family are farmers and food entrepreneurs at Old Homeplace Farm in Clay County, Kentucky. Growing up in the winding “holler” of Twisting Sourwood, located on the Leslie and Clay County line, deep in the Appalachian... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:28:05 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50487842/A-legislative-perspective Earlier this spring, the Kentucky Lottery reached a major milestone when it marked a quarter-century since its first ticket was sold in the commonwealth. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:01:03 EST Should Kentucky ban discrimination against those of Appalachian descent? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/50487642/Should-Kentucky-ban-discrimination-against-those-of-Appalachian-descent In the Herald-Leader editorial published Aug. 29, lavish praise was heaped upon the Kentucky Board of Education's decision to keep the Breathitt County school system under state control following a hearing last week. For those who had been... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 09:54:03 EST 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