Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:11:46 EST 1800 Free-market ‘Bizarro’ attacks company’s property rights during beer-policy debate http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152075625/Free-market-Bizarro-attacks-companys-property-rights-during-beer-policy-debate One legislator said the beer distribution policy debate that recently brewed and boiled in the Kentucky House reminded him of comic-book episodes featuring Bizarro, the super villain who appeared as the antithesis of DC Comics' Superman in the... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:31:42 EST Who should buy long-term care insurance? http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/152077123/Who-should-buy-long-term-care-insurance Dear Savvy Senior, Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:41:43 EST How to make your bathroom safer http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151999934/How-to-make-your-bathroom-safer Dear Savvy Senior, Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:36:42 EST All minimum-wage hikes are not created equal http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151947983/All-minimum-wage-hikes-are-not-created-equal A new Bluegrass Institute report by Western Kentucky University economist Brian Strow suggests the consequences of raising the minimum wage are more severe in some parts of the country—and among certain demographic groups—than... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:41:44 EST There ought to be a law http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151777498/There-ought-to-be-a-law Although most folks express frustration with the never-ending stream of laws and regulations flowing from Washington and Frankfort, many of us at one point or another have looked around at some injustice or offense and declared, “There ought to... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14:11:41 EST Liberty’s boosters and busters, courtesy of the Kentucky Legislature http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151818794/Libertys-boosters-and-busters-courtesy-of-the-Kentucky-Legislature This edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters” comes your way courtesy of the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:26:42 EST Frankfort’s out-of-touch priorities: Solutions for problems that don’t exist http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/151696813/Frankforts-out-of-touch-priorities:-Solutions-for-problems-that-dont-exist A couple of quotes sum up what engaged Kentucky voters already know.The first one is provided by Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired civil-rights movements worldwide and said: “Action expresses priorities.” Sat, 7 Feb 2015 14:11:41 EST Work Ready Community: Educational Attainment (Pt. 2) http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151620760/Work-Ready-Community:-Educational-Attainment-(Pt.-2) Perhaps the most challenging criterion to our county becoming certified as a Work Ready Community is the requirement 25 percent of a county's working age population (age 18 to 64) has at least a two-year college degree, with a plan to... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:26:43 EST Companies want to create products in a right-to-work world http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151568697/Companies-want-to-create-products-in-a-right-to-work-world Legally challenging the validity of local right-to-work laws passed by Kentucky counties seems the only viable option for labor-union officials concerned about losing money and members if individual workers gain the freedom to say “no” to... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:41:42 EST How to take care of your kidneys http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151522061/How-to-take-care-of-your-kidneys Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about kidney disease? My mother died from kidney failure a few years ago at age 76, and I'm curious what my risks are and what I can do to protect myself. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:36:41 EST Charter-school opponents need to turn the page http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151442272/Charter-school-opponents-need-to-turn-the-page National Fun at Work Day. National Kazoo Day. National Blueberry Pancake Day. They all occur on Wed., Jan. 28.Who knew so much could happen on a single “Hump Day?” Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:46:41 EST In work and in life, wisdom is often underrated, overlooked http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151420504/In-work-and-in-life-wisdom-is-often-underrated-overlooked My grandfather Charlie Clemons was a small-time tobacco farmer and, like many in that generation in rural Kentucky, he grew up without running water or electricity just outside Peonia. At a young age, he was kept out of school by his father to help... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:01:42 EST Guthrie fights for the unborn http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion-politics/151470819/Guthrie-fights-for-the-unborn On Thursday, Jan. 22, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:46:43 EST What Medicare doesn’t cover http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151382207/What-Medicare-doesnt-cover Dear Savvy Senior,I'm about to sign up for Medicare Part A and B and would like to find out what they don't cover so I can avoid any unexpected costs down the road.Almost 65 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:16:42 EST Work Ready Community: Educational Attainment (Pt. 1) http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151395735/Work-Ready-Community:-Educational-Attainment-(Pt.-1) To be recognized by our state government as a Work Ready Community, 25 percent of a county's working age population (age 18 to 64) must have at least a two-year college degree, with a plan to increase to 32 percent (the state average) within... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:46:41 EST Bipartisan regulatory reform bill passes the House http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151345506/Bipartisan-regulatory-reform-bill-passes-the-House Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, voted in support of H.R. 37, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:31:41 EST Guthrie votes to restore 40-hour work Week under Obamacare http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151201895/Guthrie-votes-to-restore-40-hour-work-Week-under-Obamacare On Thursday, Jan. 8, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 30, the Save American Workers (SAW) Act. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:06:42 EST Guthrie supports amendments to defund Obama’s Executive amnesty, bill to Fund Homeland Security operations http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151345659/Guthrie-supports-amendments-to-defund-Obamas-Executive-amnesty-bill-to-Fund-Homeland-Security-operations Congressman Brett Guthrie, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, voted in support of H.R. 240, the FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:36:41 EST Smoking ban policy déjà vu: There they go again http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/151329701/Smoking-ban-policy-dj-vu:-There-they-go-again Those attending legislative meetings this year in Frankfort may wonder if this legislative session's motto is: “In God We Trust.” Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:41:41 EST Guthrie supports legislation to prevent veteran suicides http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/151305347/Guthrie-supports-legislation-to-prevent-veteran-suicides On Monday, Jan. 12, Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) voted in support of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (Clay Hunt SAV) Act. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:26:41 EST