Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:06:48 EST 1800 How to appeal when Medicare won’t pay http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150971543/How-to-appeal-when-Medicare-wont-pay Dear Savvy Senior,How does one go about appealing Medicare when they won't pay for something that has been covered in the past?Denied SeniorDear Denied, Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:31:07 EST (No heading) http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150971139/ One of the six criteria necessary to become a certified Work Ready Community in Kentucky is “Internet Accessibility.” According to the standards developed by our state, 90 percent of the households in a community must have access to high... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:13:04 EST Minimum-wage proponents: Let’s break a deal http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151014019/Minimum-wage-proponents:-Lets-break-a-deal A Gallup poll in 2013 found that a miserly 14 percent of Americans consider state officeholders “trustworthy.” That, of course, doesn't mean all politicians are... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:26:09 EST Legislators unveil local option sales tax as HB 1 http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150970844/Legislators-unveil-local-option-sales-tax-as-HB-1 House Speaker Greg Stumbo and House Majority Whip Tommy Thompson joined with House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, and Daviess County Judge/Executive Al Mattingly on Friday, Dec. 19 to... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:07:06 EST Noah’s Ark and rising tides http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150938646/Noahs-Ark-and-rising-tides Gov. Steve Beshear's administration supported tax incentives for Noah's Ark theme park slated to open in 2016 in Williamstown when the governor was running for reelection. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:16:03 EST House passes legislation to fund federal gov’t. http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150884240/House-passes-legislation-to-fund-federal-govt. On Thursday, Dec. 11, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to continue funding for most government programs and services through September 2015. The measure extends funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) only through... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:04:11 EST Guthrie votes to reauthorize TRIA http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150884079/Guthrie-votes-to-reauthorize-TRIA Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, voted in support of S. 2244, a bill to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:01:04 EST Shared housing can help seniors in many ways http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150863825/Shared-housing-can-help-seniors-in-many-ways Dear Savvy Senior, Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:19:08 EST Status quo equals no go for Kentucky http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150802240/Status-quo-equals-no-go-for-Kentucky This past week 24/7 Wall St., a financial news and opinion website, released their annual rankings of The Best and Worst Run States in America. It is regrettable to see that over the course of this past year, Kentucky has slipped further in their... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:51:14 EST Guthrie supports National Defense Authorization Act http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150827306/Guthrie-supports-National-Defense-Authorization-Act Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Dec. 4, voted in support of the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides necessary authorization and funding for the U.S. military. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:52:08 EST Much to be thankful for… http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150744227/Much-to-be-thankful-for A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to serve on a board of Colonels reviewing the records of high-performing Air Force officers. I was very pleased to realize that our U.S. Air Force will continue to be in good hands. The number of officers... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 17:39:08 EST Guthrie supports bill to create tax-free savings accounts for disabled individuals http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150769929/Guthrie-supports-bill-to-create-tax-free-savings-accounts-for-disabled-individuals Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, voted in support of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Sat, 6 Dec 2014 13:35:05 EST Convenient ways to get help with your Social Security questions http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150728337/Convenient-ways-to-get-help-with-your-Social-Security-questions Dear Savvy Senior, Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:20:03 EST Personal tech products designed specifically for seniors http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150688741/Personal-tech-products-designed-specifically-for-seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:01:08 EST Work Ready Community: High school graduation rate http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150648188/Work-Ready-Community:-High-school-graduation-rate The Work Ready Community program has the ability to transform a community. It encourages a community to perform a credible analysis of itself, identify shortcomings, and develop strategies to address those shortcomings. Inasmuch, one of the six... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 11:43:07 EST Sins of curriculum omission magnify need for school choice http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150701661/Sins-of-curriculum-omission-magnify-need-for-school-choice While the proposed revisions to Kentucky's social studies standards resemble something akin to the policy equivalent of a half-cooked turkey, they also highlight the need for more real choices when it comes to public education in the Bluegrass... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 10:54:10 EST Guthrie backs bill to boost transparency, reduce permitting delays http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150631827/Guthrie-backs-bill-to-boost-transparency-reduce-permitting-delays Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Thursday, Nov. 20, voted in support of H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:50:06 EST Fear not criminal-justice reforms http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150647044/Fear-not-criminal-justice-reforms Politicians often opine about how the latest election results indicate that “the people want us to get something done.” Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:27:12 EST A better way http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150616563/A-better-way Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:57:04 EST Guthrie named Health Subcommittee Vice Chair http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150596817/Guthrie-named-Health-Subcommittee-Vice-Chair On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) was named Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:10:09 EST