Grayson County News Gazette- RSS opinion Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/opinion http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/opinion Sat, 30 May 2015 00:31:10 EST 1800 ‘If the EPA can do this, what can’t it do?’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153770160/If-the-EPA-can-do-this-what-cant-it-do Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy claims critics overstate the reach of her agency's controversial new “Waters of the United States” rule. Fri, 29 May 2015 16:26:41 EST Home improvement assistance programs for seniors http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153713455/Home-improvement-assistance-programs-for-seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Tue, 26 May 2015 08:21:42 EST EPA rules threaten aluminum’s revival http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153641778/EPA-rules-threaten-aluminums-revival Aluminum may not cost as much as it did when special guests at banquets hosted by Napoleon III were offered a prized set of cutlery made from the metal while less-favored guests used knives and forks laden only with gold. Fri, 22 May 2015 15:46:44 EST Memorial Day reflections http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153566323/Memorial-Day-reflections This weekend Americans will celebrate Memorial Day—remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice serving us all in uniform. Originally known as Decoration Day, commemorating Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War,... Wed, 20 May 2015 09:01:41 EST How to recognize stroke symptoms and what to do http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153561782/How-to-recognize-stroke-symptoms-and-what-to-do Dear Savvy Senior,What are the symptoms of a stroke? My 66-year-old aunt had a stroke a few months ago and neither she nor my uncle had a clue it was happening.Concerned Relative Mon, 18 May 2015 12:11:41 EST The Welcome Matt http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153506742/The-Welcome-Matt Not long ago, I watched a video telling the story of a young girl, probably no more than 6 or 7 years old, who was adopted into a family. Sat, 16 May 2015 04:56:41 EST Ideologues’ selective concerns are for the birds http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153508085/Ideologues-selective-concerns-are-for-the-birds Pollution containing large amounts of ideologically driven hypocrisy and political correctness seeps from unbalanced environmental extremists' efforts to ensure that Americans don't forget the catastrophe of the largest accidental oil... Fri, 15 May 2015 17:31:41 EST How to search for lost pension money http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153392792/How-to-search-for-lost-pension-money Dear Savvy Senior,What tips can you offer for tracking down a lost pension from a previous employer?About to RetireDear About, Mon, 11 May 2015 10:46:41 EST Rising ER visits form another ‘Obamacare’ infection http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153367747/Rising-ER-visits-form-another-Obamacare-infection Considering the Obama administration's failure to keep its promise—made by the President in public speeches at least 36 times—that “if you like your plan, you can keep it,” there should be little surprise that other... Fri, 8 May 2015 15:56:41 EST Seven years http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153383879/Seven-years Seven years…It is a lifetime or is it just a span of a few years?Some say a new generation is born every seven years. Disney opens its vault and reintroduces one of its classic favorites every seven years. Fri, 8 May 2015 12:01:41 EST Understanding Medicare’s enrollment rules http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153295516/Understanding-Medicares-enrollment-rules Dear Savvy Senior,Can you give me a rundown on Medicare's enrollment choices and rules along with when and how to apply? I turn 65 next year and want to make sure I know what to do. Tue, 5 May 2015 16:36:41 EST Social worker’s right-to-work ‘research’ is shaky http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153232241/Social-workers-right-to-work-research-is-shaky Not only is there a real gap in economic growth between states with and without right-to-work policies, but the chasm between those who write papers from ivory towers and local leaders fighting in the trenches to bring jobs to their communities has... Fri, 1 May 2015 17:36:41 EST Medication management tools for organizing and remembering http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153162077/Medication-management-tools-for-organizing-and-remembering Dear Savvy Senior, Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:56:41 EST Common Core wrongly ignores higher-level courses http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153102078/Common-Core-wrongly-ignores-higher-level-courses There's been a lot of discussion about how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are moving Kentucky education forward. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:56:43 EST Driving safely with dementia and knowing when to quit http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/153027387/Driving-safely-with-dementia-and-knowing-when-to-quit Dear Savvy Senior,Is it safe for seniors with dementia to drive, and if so, when should they stop? My dad has early Alzheimer's disease but still drives himself around town just fine. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:31:43 EST The Welcome Matt http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152862421/The-Welcome-Matt Every now and then, I find myself wondering if my life is on the right track. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:11:41 EST States should light federalism’s candles, curse EPA’s darkness http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152966688/States-should-light-federalisms-candles-curse-EPAs-darkness Did you hear the one about Washington's power outage that caused the Department of Energy to go dark? Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:11:42 EST Social Security offers lump sum payouts to retirees http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152888023/Social-Security-offers-lump-sum-payouts-to-retirees Dear Savvy Senior, Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:36:42 EST Federal dollars subvert federalism http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152841733/Federal-dollars-subvert-federalism We've come—or drifted—a long way since then-President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill in 1830 that would have provided aid for a Kentucky road project. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:11:41 EST Easier screening tests for colon cancer http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152763196/Easier-screening-tests-for-colon-cancer Dear Savvy Senior, Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:26:41 EST