Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:36:56 EST 1800 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 The seduction of states http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152712592/The-seduction-of-states “When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are,” Robert Greene writes in his international bestseller “The Art of Seduction.”It happens frequently with politicians. Sat, 4 Apr 2015 14:51:41 EST Handy aids for achy hands http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152638989/Handy-aids-for-achy-hands Dear Savvy Senior,What products can you recommend for seniors with hand arthritis? I really struggle with anything that requires gripping and turning, which makes most activities difficult. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:51:41 EST Hopeful rhetoric adorns wall of school-choice obstructionism http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152586209/Hopeful-rhetoric-adorns-wall-of-school-choice-obstructionism House Education Committee Chairman Derrick Graham's recent op-ed reveals his clear understanding of Kentucky's education deficiencies. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:46:42 EST How Medicare covers in-home care http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152515170/How-Medicare-covers-in-home-care Dear Savvy Senior,How does Medicare cover home health care? Because of my illness, my doctor suggested I get home health care, but I want to find out how it's covered before I proceed. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:51:41 EST Broadband by bureaucrats: High costs of high-speed failure http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152456205/Broadband-by-bureaucrats:-High-costs-of-high-speed-failure While some in the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government consider it fashionable to build and operate a broadband network at taxpayers' expense, citizens who take a moment to look at the price tag of similar outfits in other places should at... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:06:41 EST The failure of the Senate http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/152430037/The-failure-of-the-Senate “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” I believe these words, spoken by revered civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, sum up the failure behind the Kentucky Senate to pass legislation that recognizes and... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:51:41 EST Essential legal documents all seniors should have http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152402190/Essential-legal-documents-all-seniors-should-have Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it's too late. Getting OldDear Getting, Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:01:42 EST Magazine’s award no reason to pop bubbly http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152344319/Magazines-award-no-reason-to-pop-bubbly Gov. Steve Beshear and Frankfort's economic-development leaders celebrated a recent award by Site Selection magazine for being the state with the “most new projects per capita” last year. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:46:43 EST Simplified smartphone options for tech-shy seniors http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152250796/Simplified-smartphone-options-for-tech-shy-seniors Dear Savvy Senior,I'm interested in getting my 72-year-old mother a smartphone, but want to get one that's very easy for her to use. What can you recommend?Shopping Around Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:21:41 EST Performance events belong in chemistry labs, not Common Core tests http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152200722/Performance-events-belong-in-chemistry-labs-not-Common-Core-tests It's no surprise that those pushing federally driven, one-size-fits-all academic standards also heavily endorse assessment tools that not only have a track record of past failure in Kentucky, but also offer little chance of success anywhere else... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:46:41 EST The buzz in Frankfort http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/152173422/The-buzz-in-Frankfort Amid the flurry of activity surrounding bills and revisions to the Kentucky Statutes, the General Assembly also makes a point to recognize and honor various individuals and institutions. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:36:44 EST 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