Grayson County News Gazette- RSS OPINION Feed http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION http://gcnewsgazette.com/section/OPINION Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:32:57 EST 1800 Letter to the Editor http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/letters/4518228/Letter-to-the-Editor To the Editor:We are already planning the third annual Extreme 3:16 Youth Rally for 2014 at the Grayson Co. Fairgrounds, a drug awareness event titled “War Against Addictions.” Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Senator Gibson’s legislative update http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/4158570/Senator-Gibsons-legislative-update The second week of April is the last week of the Governor's ten-day veto period. The 14th and 15th, both chambers return to Frankfort and take up any final action on bills, including the budget bills, if there are disagreements with the... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Enquiring Kentucky minds want to know: What’s going on in those secret budget discussions? http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/4119386/Enquiring-Kentucky-minds-want-to-know:-Whats-going-on-in-those-secret-budget-discussions Lawmakers fulfilled their primary constitutional duty by agreeing on a $20.3 billion budget. Still, plenty of unanswered questions remain about Kentucky's budget process: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the Editor http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/letters/4056947/Letter-to-the-Editor To the Editor:“Seeking Two Offices” Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Letter to the Editor http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/letters/4057071/Letter-to-the-Editor To the Editor:“Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland Food Bank feeds those in need in Grayson County” Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Savvy Senior http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/4032453/Savvy-Senior Dear Savvy Senior, Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Savvy Senior http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3998093/Savvy-Senior Dear Savvy Senior,Where can I get help with my Medicare decisions? I'm approaching 65 and could use some help sorting through the different Medicare plan options that are available to me. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Senator Gibson’s legislative update http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3973067/Senator-Gibsons-legislative-update This week, the Senate passed House Bill 211, which will help school districts adjust their calendars for the remaining school year. The bill allows flexibility for districts, permitting them to submit a plan to make up the time missed to the Kentucky... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Right-to-work law needed in Kentucky’s economic toolbox http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3960917/Right-to-work-law-needed-in-Kentuckys-economic-toolbox Respected economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore claim the most important tools in a state's economic toolbox are a right-to-work law and lower taxes. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Sen. Carroll Gibson’s weekly review http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3912222/Sen.-Carroll-Gibsons-weekly-review Thursday, the 45th day of the legislative session, the House finally passed its budget bill. This leaves us in the Senate only 13 days to work on the budget, present it in a committee, and vote on a Senate version. Thirteen days, less than two weeks,... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Frankfort plays ping-pong with public pension transparency http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3899092/Frankfort-plays-ping-pong-with-public-pension-transparency Legislation that would make the Kentucky Retirement Systems transparent for those paying its bills has danced into the spotlight during the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Passage of transparency bills... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST The Welcome Matt http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3810785/The-Welcome-Matt I believe everything in our lives happens for a reason. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Senator Carroll Gibson’s legislative update http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3863482/Senator-Carroll-Gibsons-legislative-update You know the old saying, “March comes in like a lion, and leaves like a lamb.” If true, maybe Kentucky will finally get some milder weather as we move toward the end of the month. As we came in from yet... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Right-to-work laws good for unions, too http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3835414/Right-to-work-laws-good-for-unions-too Labor-union workers wearing ugly green t-shirts verbally accosted me at the end of last week's news conference in the Capitol Annex promoting a right-to-work policy for Kentucky - something employees in 24 other states enjoy. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Schools could add required Saturday to make-up schedule http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/editorials-home_top-news/3846335/Schools-could-add-required-Saturday-to-make-up-schedule School on a Saturday? It sounds like every student's worst nightmare, but thanks to an icy winter that kept kids out of classrooms for 14 school days, it may become one way to save summer break. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST For lack of a better title http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3846241/For-lack-of-a-better-title Working at The GC News-Gazette the past few months has been nothing short of an experience. When I accepted the job, I would have never imagined that my co-workers would end up becoming a couple of my closest friends. With that being said,... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Heiner and Crosbie to run for Gov. and Lt. Gov. http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion/3811053/Heiner-and-Crosbie-to-run-for-Gov.-and-Lt.-Gov. Business owner Hal Heiner announced on Tuesday, March 4 that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2015.Heiner further announced that he has selected K.C. Crosbie, of Lexington, to be his running mate... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Senator Gibson’s legislative update http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3810547/Senator-Gibsons-legislative-update March promises many things here in Kentucky; for us in the Senate it is preparing for the most difficult part of the job, the biennial budget. As we await the House to pass its version, legislation continues in our chamber. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Bob’s blurb http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3782896/Bobs-blurb It's been a few years since my journalism class sophomore year of high school. That was the last newspaper article I wrote and, not to tell my age, but that has been a couple of moons ago. The topic for our columns, I was told, is pretty well... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Protecting citizens’ data a ‘no-brainer’ http://gcnewsgazette.com/news/opinion_columns/3773178/Protecting-citizens-data-a-no-brainer Target Corp. is learning the hard way: The price is steep for retailers who don't protect customers' sensitive financial information. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST