Floyd County Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION http://floydcountytimes.com/section/OPINION Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:35:34 EST 1800 Diversity is good for business, the economy http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3586820/Diversity-is-good-for-business-the-economy When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although there's no simple recipe for achieving them, one... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Grabbers’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3581638/Grabbers A small fishing community off the Irish coast is the scene for an alien invasion of giant, bloodsucking space squids in this throwback to those creature features of the 1950s. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Preschool Easter lessons http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3581528/Preschool-Easter-lessons There are so many things I can't tell my preschoolers at church. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bacon is not a vegetable http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3586904/Bacon-is-not-a-vegetable As a vegetarian, I have to walk a fine line. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3581598/Rental-Central A few gems hit the rental shelves this week, but beware of the stinkers that will be sitting right next to them with colorful packaging. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST You pay taxes – Why doesn’t General Electric? http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3575484/You-pay-taxes--Why-doesnt-General-Electric You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It's the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn't some of America's largest corporations pay their fair... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3575370/A-legislative-perspective Early this week, lawmakers in Frankfort wrapped up the 2014 General Assembly, accomplishing some long-debated legislative matters and finalizing Kentucky's priorities over the next two years. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Young entrepreneurs blazing a path in East Ky. http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3571326/Young-entrepreneurs-blazing-a-path-in-East-Ky. A pair of announcements this week highlights the entrepreneurial talent in the eastern half of Kentucky. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letting corporations skate on taxes undermines life on Main Street http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3260624/Letting-corporations-skate-on-taxes-undermines-life-on-Main-Street The Great Recession “officially” ended almost five years ago, but looking at many communities across the country, you wouldn't believe it. Ten million people are still searching for work, and more than 15 million families have lost... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Close the Paris Hilton loophole http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3260611/Close-the-Paris-Hilton-loophole If our leaders want to balance the budget, here's a suggestion: Congress can scrap a new “Paris Hilton” giveaway that's draining billions of federal tax dollars. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The smell of Easter http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3255808/The-smell-of-Easter Years ago, when my kids were younger, they always got Easter baskets. They weren't life-changing, but a lot of fun. My husband and I always made sure we got the candy we liked, too, just in case our son and daughter didn't eat... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Scarecrow’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3255725/Scarecrow “The Breakfast Club” gets into a mashup with “The Children of the Corn,” when the titular creature goes after a group of high school kids serving out a detention in this horror effort from the... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3255651/Rental-Central A quartet of highly entertaining releases offered plenty of variety to renters this week. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST The secret sauce behind leading opponents of a minimum wage increase http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3251288/The-secret-sauce-behind-leading-opponents-of-a-minimum-wage-increase There's a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A legislative perspective http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3246650/A-legislative-perspective Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work on a number of budgets for our Commonwealth, but I can't recall one that was as difficult – or as rewarding – as the one set to be signed into law this month. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST A faith-based economy for East Kentucky http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3245119/A-faith-based-economy-for-East-Kentucky I spend a lot of time on these pages talking about ways to leverage our heritage to create new enterprises around things like moonshine and a history of feuds. I sincerely believe this history can be the basis for ventures that sell new products and... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘And God Said to Cain’ http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3235607/And-God-Said-to-Cain Horror movies get blended with Spaghetti Westerns in this revenge tale from Europe's boot. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rental Central http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3235577/Rental-Central Two big theatrical releases shared shelf space with a pair of European crime dramas and offered quality entertainment for renters this week. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Everybody needs some-BUNNY http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion_columns/3235363/Everybody-needs-some-BUNNY The UPS guy had been coming to the office almost every day for weeks. When I asked his name one day he was startled. (That usually means something's wrong.) With big eyes, he asked why I wanted to know. “I would like to be able to say... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for our nation’s children http://floydcountytimes.com/news/opinion/3235323/Summer-shouldnt-mean-hunger-for-our-nations-children As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation's children do not experience the simple... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST