Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:19:34 EST 1800 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 A word from the Wise… http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150566887/A-word-from-the-Wise What is the last thing you were really excited about?So excited that you couldn't stop smiling or sit still? Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:45:10 EST Guthrie votes for ninth time in support of Keystone XL Pipeline http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150548802/Guthrie-votes-for-ninth-time-in-support-of-Keystone-XL-Pipeline Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), on Friday, Nov. 14, voted in support of H.R. 5682, a bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:49:04 EST Government programs ‘should not be shrouded in mystery’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150533311/Government-programs-should-not-be-shrouded-in-mystery A lack of transparency puts taxpayers who fund the government, including its secretive practices, at a distinct disadvantage from which it's difficult to recover. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:01:25 EST Coverage selection for new 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net programs begins Nov. 17 http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150542807/Coverage-selection-for-new-2014-Farm-Bill-Safety-Net-programs-begins-Nov.-17 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farm owners and producers that the opportunity to choose between the new 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), begins Nov. 17, and... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:18:08 EST Guthrie on winning re-election in Kentucky’s second district http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150432923/Guthrie-on-winning-re-election-in-Kentuckys-second-district “I am grateful to the people of Kentucky's second district for again placing their confidence in me to best represent our interests in Congress. In the U.S. House, Republicans have been working in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislative... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:12:05 EST Work Ready—Community Commitment http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/150479874/Work-ReadyCommunity-Commitment For any county, the process of pursuing certification through the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board as a Work Ready Community is a work in progress. There are six criteria to be met to achieve this certification. Most of the criteria are focused... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:29:05 EST How seniors can quit smoking with the help of Medicare and other tools http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150403915/How-seniors-can-quit-smoking-with-the-help-of-Medicare-and-other-tools Dear Savvy Senior,Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit but need some help.Coughing ConnieDear Connie, Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:42:05 EST House Democrats unveil progressive agenda for 2015 legislative session http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150436101/House-Democrats-unveil-progressive-agenda-for-2015-legislative-session Less than 24 hours after Kentucky's voters maintained the 54-46 Democratic majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives, the chamber's leaders offered a far-reaching agenda for the 2015 legislative session. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:36:10 EST How to improve your balance as you age http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150368755/How-to-improve-your-balance-as-you-age Dear Savvy Senior,I've always been a walker, but when I fell last month my doctor suggested I start doing some balance exercises. Is this really something I need to practice? What can you tell me? Sat, 1 Nov 2014 18:09:08 EST Join our growing movement of workers, and vote for progress http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150327699/Join-our-growing-movement-of-workers-and-vote-for-progress At a diner in rural Kentucky at just about closing time the other day, I stopped in for a late meal. In that mostly empty restaurant, the short-order cook and the wait staff and I had a quiet end-of-day conversation about local high school sports and... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:08:11 EST Legislature hopefuls seem to share the same “Platform” http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150277483/Legislature-hopefuls-seem-to-share-the-same-Platform We have several candidates competing for a seat in the Kentucky Legislature. I don't know if they all have the same campaign advisor or it is just happenstance, but each candidate has the same political platforms: cut wasteful spending in... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:04:13 EST Beating meth but protecting freedoms, too http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150293355/Beating-meth-but-protecting-freedoms-too Forgive me, Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:09:04 EST U.S. hospitals not prepared for Ebola threat http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorial/150164622/U.S.-hospitals-not-prepared-for-Ebola-threat With reports that a nurse who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas has been infected, one thing urgently needs to be made clear: Our hospitals are not prepared to confront the deadly virus. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:22:08 EST KY Dept. of Ag. awarded more than $300,000 http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150079319/KY-Dept.-of-Ag.-awarded-more-than-$300000 The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $302,620.11 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with the University of Kentucky and other organizations and commodity groups to strengthen markets for... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:46:07 EST Guthrie receives “Friend of Farm Bureau” Award http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/150021516/Guthrie-receives-Friend-of-Farm-Bureau-Award Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) recently received the American Farm Bureau Federation's “Friend of Farm Bureau” award. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:07:16 EST October is Anti-Bullying Month http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50784968/October-is-Anti-Bullying-Month No child should have to fear attending school because of physical or verbal abuse by his or her classmates. But in reality, there were 15,520 incidents of bullying in our schools just in this past school year. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:17:12 EST Comer urges KY schools to serve local foods on ‘Farm Fresh Fridays’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50752987/Comer-urges-KY-schools-to-serve-local-foods-on-Farm-Fresh-Fridays Agriculture Commissioner James Comer challenged Kentucky schools to provide fresh local foods to their students on “Farm Fresh Fridays,” a program that will launch in conjunction with Farm to School Month in October. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:00:12 EST Guthrie supports American jobs package http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/50699533/Guthrie-supports-American-jobs-package Congressman Brett Guthrie voted in support of H.R. 4, the Jobs for America Act, a compilation of bills aimed to spur job growth and increase wages. Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:52:08 EST